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North Korea makes US 'secret offer'

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posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 11:35 AM
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Talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme ended today with Pyongyang proclaiming to have made a secret offer to end the stand-off with the US.
www.timesonline.co.uk...


Think it's just another meaningless proposal?




posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 11:44 AM
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If everybody knows about it then its not "secret" is it.



posted on Apr, 26 2003 @ 07:50 PM
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Sounds like the US made clear that if North Korea continiues what it is doing it will give Japan access to nuclear technology.



posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 07:39 AM
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oh yeah ... Let's give Japan nuclear weapon's so the can get they're revenge on us for bombing them twice with nuke's. Now wouldn't that just be lovely?

You know ... It does look like Bush is trying to F us over



posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 08:35 AM
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Actually the Japanese likely already have nuclear technology.

Japan certainly has the technilogical experience to make such weapons, and they already have a full grown nuclear power industry, therefore experience dealing with fissionables, and likely a great deal of this technology is "dual use".

www.cleveland.com.../base/news/105143744226000.xml

Experts have few doubts that some non-nuclear nations could quickly arm themselves if they felt threatened. Japan has tons of plutonium from its spent reactor fuel and can already reprocess on a small scale. It is building a much larger reprocessing capability to create more reactor fuel, but politicians there have discussed whether it's time to start a nuclear weapons program. Other countries are assumed to be years away but would be likely to accelerate their programs if their neighbors got the bomb

And interestingly, there is an article from a few months ago that Japan was missing as much as 200 kg of plutonium, lost during fuel reprocessing... gee, I wonder where that went?

www.japantimes.co.jp...



posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 08:54 AM
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Actually its slightly unrealistic to believe that Japan has not had the capacity to develop nuclear weapons for quite some time.



posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 09:14 AM
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Japan's nuclear power program based on reprocessed plutonium has aroused widespread suspicion that Japan is secretly planning to develop nuclear weapons. Japan's nuclear technology and ambiguous nuclear inclinations have provided a considerable nuclear potential, becoming a "paranuclear state." Japan would not have material or technological difficulties in making nuclear weapons. Japan has the raw materials, technology, and capital for developing nuclear weapons. Japan could possibly produce functional nuclear weapons in as little as a year's time. On the strength of its nuclear industry, and its stockpile of weapons-useable plutonium, Japan in some respects considers itself, and is treated by others as, as a virtual nuclear weapons state.

www.fas.org...

Also, Japan has a thriving space/rocket industry for putting up sattelites that could easily be converted to some extremely capable ICBMs (MX level ICBM's or better)



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