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Is N.Korea Planning 2 Nuke Tests?
2013-02-04
North Korea has virtually finished preparations for nuclear tests in two tunnels at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Hamgyong Province, observers believe.

A South Korean government source said analysis of satellite images showed brisk activity of support vehicles and personnel at a tunnel on the southern side of the test site, and on Saturday the area was cleaned and personnel left.

Intelligence agencies suspect that this means a nuclear test is imminent. Preparations at a tunnel on the western side of the site were apparently completed earlier. The government here is now watching for the possibility of two separate nuclear tests either simultaneously or in quick succession.

"There is a chance that the southern tunnel is a decoy, but we aren't ruling out that the regime will conduct nuclear tests simultaneously at both tunnels," a military source said.

The source said it might help North Korea to produce smaller nuclear warheads that could be mounted on missiles if it tests a couple of different devices at the same time.

In 1998, Pakistan conducted eight nuclear tests over two days, which allowed it to accelerate the miniaturization of nuclear weapons.
And boy howdy we all know what a nuclear power Pakistain is...
Posted by:Steve White

#2  And boy howdy we all know what a nuclear power Pakistain is...

It's enough of one for us to give them a couple billion dollars a year for the right to fight their middlemen in their funding of the 9/11 attacks.

If Pakistan _didn't_ have nukes... the 9/11 attacks would have been stopped on 8/11 when Osama Bin Laden was hung by the Taliban for being a Zionist spy, with even more passion than they've imprisoned Dr. Afridi for allegedly helping the Taliban.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-02-04 20:24  

#1  N. Korea is like a dysfunctional teenager who keeps trying to kill themself - just to get some attention.
Posted by: Raider   2013-02-04 17:47  

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