Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
shawn703 (2,641 posts)
New photo shows work at NKorea nuclear test site
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea's nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place.
Early this month, South Korean intelligence reported digging of a new tunnel at the Punggye-ri site, which it took as a sign that North Korea was covertly preparing for a third nuclear test.
The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies provided The Associated Press on Friday with its analysis of a sequence of photos of the site obtained from a private satellite operator and taken between March 8 and April 18.
The analysis estimates that 8,000 cubic meters (282,500 cubic feet) of rubble have been excavated at the site, where the communist country conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.
Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NKOREA_NUCLEAR_TEST_SITE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-04-27-19-13-54
4 replies, 1602 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
New photo shows work at NKorea nuclear test site (Original post)
|trusty elf||Apr 2012||#3|
Response to shawn703 (Original post)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:53 PM
dballance (5,756 posts)
2. Well no shit
Given our rhetoric about countries like Iran it really is not a surprise other countries are pursuing a nuclear agenda.
And by the way who appointed the US as the arbiter of all that is right in the world?
Given the fact we practically wiped out the Native Americans so we could take over their lands and resources and we are the only country that has actually dropped nuclear weapons on another country I'm a little shocked we think we have the moral high ground. I believe we could have dropped those bombs on uninhabited places and just demonstrated to Japan the power of the weapons without killing millions.
Response to dballance (Reply #2)
Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:52 AM
trusty elf (4,891 posts)
3. "I believe we could have dropped those bombs on uninhabited places "
I've always wondered why they didn't just invite some Japanese ambassador to Nevada to view the first test.
The threat of dropping it might have been enough.