Nuke Test Success For N. Korea
Someone tell Bush to push the red button!
Update: Not looking good:
In Seoul a foreign ministry spokesman said South Korea’s intelligence agency has detected a 3.58-magnitude seismic tremor, following North Korea’s announcement of a nuclear test.
Fox again-- the U.S. geological survey reports that there is some seismic activity coming in now, but no location or magnitude. A team of geologists will have a statement in half an hour.
Take a look at the charts yourself.
Not a lot of information on this yet...will keep you informed and updated as this develops.
Here is the report across the line.
A South Korean government official said there is information that North Korea might have conducted a nuclear test Monday morning, Yonhap news agency said.
Bosun tells us why we should worry:
Along with DPRK, Pakistan and Iran have jointly worked with DPRK on similar missile projects. The Iranian Shahab-5/Shahab 6 is similar in technology and in design to the Taep’o-dong 2. There is much more that meets the eye on this problem. (Source: Missile Threat.Com)
30 Years of miscalculations
For the past 30 years, as the international community idly sat wringing its hand, DPRK pursued the development of their ever expanding ballistic missile program (and apparently their not so covert) nuclear weapons program. Mismanagement and miscalculation has occurred on every American Presidents’ watch for probably the past 30 years. DPRK has devoted itself to developing weapons and delivery systems under the noses of the world community. Now DPRK is going to test their nuclear weapon? What next? Are they going to collude with their “partners” to hold the free world hostage?
North Korea said Monday it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test. The country's official Korean Central News Agency said the test was performed and there was no radioactive leakage from the site.
Allah Pundit is on it too.
MKH as well.
Rightwinged as well.
Bryan Preston's thoughts...read the whole thing.
Diplomacy isn’t going to stop North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. That’s the bottom line. North Korea sees nukes as its last best hope of survival, while the rest of the world (minus China and possibly Russia) see North Korean nukes as an intolerable threat. I don’t see a peaceful end to this. Either China deals with Kim, or we do. And it doesn’t look like we will.
If this report turns out to be true we can count on North Korea to use it as leverage. They will now scream it from the mountain tops that they are a nuclear power! What will we do about it? Probably nothing of any significance but a lot more cheap talk.....especially if we let the loony left take control of the House and Senate.
Texas Rainmaker wants everyone to remember why we are in this situation to begin with. The photo above helps to do that.
The Democratic Underground react predictably.
South Korean market dives.