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Originally posted by shrunkensimon
Only the big nations have the technology for mini-nukes, such as America, Israel (where it was pioneered if im not mistaken), the UK etc..
I think the test was fake, and the big powers know it was, yet they lie about it because obviously it benefits them to say it was nuclear.
I say that with no degree of certainty, because i don't have enough knowledge on NK, its relations to the US and NWO etc.
Originally posted by sy.gunson
If the bomb were nuclear then it would not have been a Plutonium bomb. With a Plutonium fission bomb you have to precisely implode multiple elements of Pu239 so they reach criticality at the same millisecond.
If you are off by so much as a whisker the explosion will not occur. That is why Plutonium and not Uranium is used for military A-bombs. Using Pu239 allows one to create failsafe locks. A Uranium warhead is so fragile that it could explode accidentally by rough handling.
It is plausible that the October 2006 test was a fizzled Uranium A-bomb. It is not plausible that it was a fizzled Plutonium bomb. It is also possible that it was a TNT explosion. However one needs to ask oneself why the explosion would be faked with TNT and the answer to that is what is really interesting ?
Separating out 240 from your 239 is damn nigh impossible.