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North Korea: Explosions Reported at Nuclear Site

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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North Korea: Explosions Reported at Nuclear Site


www.globalpost.com

TOKYO, Japan — Never underestimate North Korea's ability to keep the rest of the region edge.

That much was apparent on Friday after unsubstantiated rumors about an explosion at its main Yongbyon nuclear facility unsettled its neighbor to the south.





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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Interesting. Was this an internal mishap or part of a covert operation? With the media being so tight over there and unable to trust anything from their sources anyways, we may never know; however, it has made South Korea nerves jump.

I will update this thread as I search for more sources.

www.globalpost.com...

www.globalpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Interesting. But until it is more than


unsubstantiated rumors about an explosion

I will refrain from commenting further.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Naaaahhhhh...Nothing but a fart in a bucket of molasses !!

2nd !



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6
Interesting. But until it is more than


unsubstantiated rumors about an explosion

I will refrain from commenting further.


www.washingtonpost.com... l

www.koreaherald.com...

www.globalpost.com...

world.kbs.co.kr...

Multiple sources + South Korea Military detected it.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Ditto.... Such a story could mean anything from an idiot starting rumors to the opening shots of a regional war...to a peaceful coup in the North. No info so no guesses... I too shall wait for MUCH more. That place is too deadly serious to jump to any conclusions or assumptions.


Update:
I just checked all the quake reporting agencies and no one seems to show a reading which would indicate detonation for anything worth mentioning. No nuke or atomic test, by the look of it.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Even more interesting then.

Nice with the other sources.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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If there was one it likely was not nuclear as from the article linked in the OP


The South Korean government said it had no knowledge of an explosion, and the US Geological Survey detected nothing that suggested unusual seismic activity north of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas


Without that it could have been just an "oops", sabotage, or just a rumor.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Seems to be rumour at this point but the Washington Post has a story on it here ....saying it isn't confirmed to be true yet.

www.washingtonpost.com... l
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Multiple sources yes, confirmation no.

From your Korean Herald source:


The Financial Supervisory Service opened a probe on Friday into suspicions that a group of investors manipulated stocks by spreading false rumors on North Korea.

The measure was taken after South Korean stocks plunged for several minutes after 2 p.m. during the trading session, hit by the rumors that there was an explosion at the Yongbyon nuclear complex in North Korea. The FSS also requested that police investigate the case.

www.koreaherald.com...


There could be something to this, but sounds like "rumors" such as each of your sources indicate.


South Korean government officials found zero evidence that an explosion had actually occurred, and a visiting U.S. diplomat in Tokyo said he’d heard nothing to suggest the rumor was true. Radiation-monitoring devices in the region showed no unusual activity.

www.washingtonpost.com...

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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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Regardless of veracity, it is an interesting story given the fact that the same has happened in Iran. I remember, some years ago, a train traveling from Iran to North Korea was derailed and created some sort of hazard to folks in North Korea. The iron curtain fell pretty quickly on that story and the nature of the cargo was purely speculative. It seems these two countries are connected in some way...



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Until we get confirmation its hard to do much other than speculate.

With that in mind.......

If North Korea had a major nuclear disaster - would they accept help from the international community ? Would they allow teams of experts and their equipment into the disaster zone/country?

And if they didn`t .....

With a scenario that involved hazardous nuclear material affecting areas outside of North Korea and posing a serious threat to the citizens of neighbouring country's - what could/would anyone do about it ?






Just a little disaster porn



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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First off I have no doubt that either U.S. or Israeli covert ops is responsible for the explosions at the Iranian sites.

With that in mind it still might not be ether of them this time.


China has more to lose by a nuclear N. Korea than anybody, both as a diplomatic problem and as a security problem.

For obvious reasons it would be very difficult for either American or Israeli agents to get around in N. Korea, but Chinese agents could not only blend in better, they could even have access to the nuclear sites.

I look at China like a charter fishing boat, they make alot of noise and throw blood in the water but in the end you spent good money to drink beer and go for a boat ride with a fishing pole in your hand. I think this is what china has been doing with N.K,. They act like they are helping but in reality they are just keeping a close eye on them and extracting natural resources in the process.

Nobody works for free, even the Chinese.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Since the US Navy just rescued current enemy #1: Iranian Sailors, from the very waters we were threatened to keep out of, I would say yes, IF it was allowed by North Korea, the US and the International community would come to their aid in the event of a nuclear disaster. For a price, of course.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN

Originally posted by Chamberf=6
Interesting. But until it is more than


unsubstantiated rumors about an explosion

I will refrain from commenting further.


www.washingtonpost.com... l

www.koreaherald.com...

www.globalpost.com...

world.kbs.co.kr...

Multiple sources + South Korea Military detected it.


All of your sources still have it as a rumor. The only thing I saw that was interesting was the investigation that has been launched into a S. Korean investment firm for possibly creating the explosion rumor in order to manipulate stocks.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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Is it just me or in that picture the OP provided is the dome of the building off of it and on the ground...?

ETA: Nevermind I see the crane.
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posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by UmbraSumus
Until we get confirmation its hard to do much other than speculate.

With that in mind.......

If North Korea had a major nuclear disaster - would they accept help from the international community ? Would they allow teams of experts and their equipment into the disaster zone/country?

And if they didn`t .....

With a scenario that involved hazardous nuclear material affecting areas outside of North Korea and posing a serious threat to the citizens of neighbouring country's - what could/would anyone do about it ?

Just a little disaster porn


Look at Japan and Fukushima. They are setting the precedent of what would happen. Everything cloaked in secrecy and misdirection.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Stock photo of Kim Jong Un



He was probably just pressing buttons.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Love your avatar. That's a great pic of Joe there..

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