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N Korea showed US scientist 'vast new nuclear facility'

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 05:55 AM
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N Korea showed US scientist 'vast new nuclear facility'


www.bbc.co.uk

An American nuclear scientist says he was shown a vast new nuclear facility when he visited North Korea last week.

Dr Siegfried Hecker said he had been shown "more than 1,000 centrifuges" for enriching uranium, which can be used for making nuclear weapons.

The Stanford University scientist was stunned at how sophisticated the plant was, according to reported remarks.

When international weapons inspectors were expelled from North Korea in 2009, the plant did not exist, officials say.

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 05:55 AM
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Could be, could be, could be. They love dealing in the hypothetical when it comes to nuclear programs.

What is for certain however is that while this plant was built from the ground up, in a very short period of time, the people of North korea continued to starve.

This appears to be a massive new complex, and although the regime is constructing light water plants simultaneously for civilian use, the sheer size of the enrichment facilities leads to only one conclusion.

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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North Korea apparently has nuclear weapons, so they won't be bullied as much as Iran, who ironically don't have nuclear weapons.

Moral of the story: If you don't want to be stomped on like Iraq, get nukes. North Korea learnt this lesson, it seems.

As for how this plant just popped up....either the story is designed to make out North Korea is more dangerous for shady reasons, US satellites missed it, we were kept in the dark about how advanced North Korea's nuclear programme is because that would mean the US administration would look silly and hypocritical because it has been picking on Iran's nuclear programme while North Korea's nuclear programmes are more advanced, or else China has dismantled one of it's nuclear facilities, moved it to North Korea, and within a year or more rebuilt it brick by brick very quickly for the North Koreans to have.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 03:44 PM
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Damn right hypocrisy at it's finest!


I think they wanted to keep this quiet during the recent meeting in Asia too. It would only have complicated negotiations!



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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It is maybe N.K. that is meant to release this thing to protect themselves , maybe they actually don't have nuke at all ...



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 04:35 AM
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That's entirely possible that it's just a bluff. It is hard enough to get reliable intelligence on the country, one of the few, so they could have released this information to appear stronger in the eyes of the big players.



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