posted on Oct, 12 2006 @ 02:50 PM
North Korea has recently demonstrated to the world that it is more than capable of detonating a thermonuclear device. Though it has been reported that
the blast was ONLY roughly equivalent to 550 tons of TNT does not negate the fact that even such a "small" detonation would have a catastrophic
impact. Let's consider for a second that N. Korea does not posses a delivery system capable of carrying such a payload to its destination. Have we
completely ruled out a much more primitive delivery system. For example, what is to keep N. Korea from loading a nuclear device up onto a vehicle and
driving it to the South Korean border and detonating it there? I am certain that this scenario has already been considered by the " Powers That Be
Sound Scary ?
Let's consider this. Why should N. Korea be feared only for their Nuclear program alone? From all of the research I have done on the current news
events, I have discovered that not one word has been mentioned of their Chemical and Biological capabilities. Why worry about a 550 ton Nuke when a
60 pound artillery shell armed with either a nerve agent or anthrax could potentially produce the equal or greater affects.
According to the Nuclear Threat Initiative dot Org ( www.nti.org ), North Korea has been reported to have mass produced such infectious biological
agents as Anthrax, Botulism, Plague, Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hemorrhagic Fever, Typhus, Small Pox, and Tuberculosis.
These agents have been listed with the Center for Disease Control ( www.bt.cdc.gov ) to be Category A agents. Their definition of a category A agent
is as follows:
They can be easily spread or transmitted from person to person
They result in high death rates and have the potential for major public health impact
They might cause public panic and social disruption
They require special action for public health preparedness.
These have been labeled as high priority organisms or toxins because they pose the highest risk to public safety as well as national security.
In addition to North Koreas Biological Weapons Program, they are no strangers to Chemical Weapons. With at least 8 industrial facilities ( and
probably more ) for producing chemical weapons, N. Korea has engineered such chemicals as sarin, tabun, phosgene, adamsite, prussic acid, a family of
mustard gases, to include nerve agents and blood agents.
As reported by the Federation of American Scientists ( www.fas.org ), as of 1996 North Korea has amassed approximately 5,000 tons of biological and
chemical weapons. It also indicates that this stock pile figure is on the low end of the scale.
N. Koreas proven delivery systems include artillery pieces, multiple rocket launchers, mortars, bombs as well as the FROG or the SCUD missile.
Now, with all of this chemical and biological technology which has the potential to wipe out the entire planet a couple of times over, why is the
international community more worried about a " Small " nuclear device.
IMO. .. .. If North Korea were to employ the use of Nuclear Weapons, they are certain to use Chemical and Biological weapons as well. So, why
hasn’t the government made light of this fact? Is this situation Not more dangerous than say Iraq who might have had WMDs? Or Iran who has the
potential of making WMDs a number of years down the road?
In conclusion, I personally believe that negotiations with North Korea are imperative to quell their use of NBC. It is also of my opinion that no
country should be kept from defending itself on the battlefield. So how is it possible to quell this situation when N. Korea has stated that they
merely are only strengthening their defenses?