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North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests

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posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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The mountain’s collapse after five blasts may be reason behind North Korean leader’s declaration that he would freeze tests and shut down the site.
A research team led by Wen Lianxing, a geologist with the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, concluded the collapse occurred following the detonation last autumn of North Korea’s most powerful thermal nuclear warhead in a tunnel about 700 metres (2,296 feet) below the mountain’s peak.

The test turned the mountain into fragile fragments, the researchers found.

North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests

Okay, so no more underground test for Lil' Kim. What now? Oh, yeah, why not selling this as a voluntary stop for all nuclear tests?




posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope


They lost the plans for how to build another one?



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ManFromEurope


They lost the plans for how to build another one?


They accidentally nuked them away...


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posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ManFromEurope


They lost the plans for how to build another one?


The People's Copier ran out of toner.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: DerBeobachter

originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ManFromEurope


They lost the plans for how to build another one?


They accidentally nuked them away...


Or Kim's dog ate the plans? Wait.. Kim ate the dog who ate the plans.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

Until he digs another cave lol...

No nuclear power in world history has EVER given them up.. it is a pipe dream/propaganda that people pretend trump has ANY hope of a win here..


Trump could make it worse, but I see no even possiblity to get better.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

Maybe he's done testing.

Or he has nowhere else to test.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

I could see that as a possibility, but it puts him in a pickle: Admit that his test facility was destroyed by...well...himself, or present the issue as capitulating to American demands (in general).

Neither reflects well on his country or his leadership, but I would argue that pretending that he's suspending nuclear testing and letting it be seen as giving in to US demands is worse.

Why would he let THAT be the accepted narrative around the globe versus just admitting to the destruction instead?



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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lol

I thought trump was responsible for that. he will probably still take credit.



Radioactive dust could escape through holes or cracks in the damaged mountain, the scientists said.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:01 AM
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A collapsing mountain with radioactive material inside would certainly produce some fallout, or not? Let´s hope that the poor souls living there won´t have to deal with that.

Edit: When it collapses completely.
edit on 25-4-2018 by verschickter because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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He killed his last chief rocket architect.

North Korean Times has a new listing for a Chief Rocket Architect.

Qualifications: Make rocket go far. Hit United State.

Direct report to Kim Jong-un.
edit on 25-4-2018 by KnightFire because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:15 AM
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so no more underground test for Lil' Kim.


We don't know that. NK could have many secret underground bases that we here in the west have no idea of.

My guess is that they do, I mean why wouldn't they?

Kim is most likely giving the west bone to chew because that facility was done. All the while testing things in his other dozen or so bases he has.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I think they built many of them long ago. And that we have no idea where they are.


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posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: ManFromEurope

Until he digs another cave lol...

No nuclear power in world history has EVER given them up.. it is a pipe dream/propaganda that people pretend trump has ANY hope of a win here..


Trump could make it worse, but I see no even possiblity to get better.


South Africa and Ukraine gave theirs up.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

So that sanctions get lifted and he can get the materials he wants more easily.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: ManFromEurope

Until he digs another cave lol...

No nuclear power in world history has EVER given them up.. it is a pipe dream/propaganda that people pretend trump has ANY hope of a win here..


Trump could make it worse, but I see no even possiblity to get better.


South Africa and Ukraine gave theirs up.


Correct - South Africa did.
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posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:29 AM
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I wasn't aware of that. Nice rebuttal!


South Africa ended its nuclear weapons programme in 1989. All the bombs (six constructed and one under construction) were dismantled and South Africa acceded to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons when South AfricanAmbassador to the United States Harry Schwarz signed the treaty in 1991.



 In 1994, Ukraine signed away its nuclear arsenal. Now analysts debate whether atomic weapons would have deterred Russian action in Crimea - and what that means for aspiring nuclear powers.


Interesting.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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Bet this was a special ops mission.

😎

"accidents" always happen for a purpose 🧐



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

Perhaps the real motive of fat boy behind this collapse is to buy time to raise funds and rebuild the facility and begin testing anew.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: ManFromEurope

Until he digs another cave lol...

No nuclear power in world history has EVER given them up.. it is a pipe dream/propaganda that people pretend trump has ANY hope of a win here..


Trump could make it worse, but I see no even possiblity to get better.


Why is that? Why would Trump only make things worse?

Being that It's already a proven fact that Pompeo and the Trump administration have been involved in peace negotiations in the Korean peninsula, you feel the need to blame it on something else to suit your narrative?



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