posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 09:36 PM
Having been interested in the the military capabilities of all the world's powerful nations for some time, and having the hobby of running
mathematical simulations to determine combat probabilities for possibly upcoming fights, I have done a fair share of looking into NK's military. It
is my opinion that it is fairly obvious that NK received nuclear capabilities from Iran. Now I cannot say that Iran actually gave NK nuclear weapons,
but they at the very least showed them how to build one correctly. This was likely a tradeoff between the two nations. I will elaborate...
Iran knows that it cannot test nuclear weapons within its own borders, because the UN would be all over them, and something worse than sanctions could
ensure. So to solve their dilemma it seems as if they have struck a deal with NK to do their testing there, but in exchange for what? Nuclear
technology is the most likely answer in my opinion. I would be willing to bet that the Pentagon knows this as well. The reactors you are referring to
are quite different from nuclear weapons capabilities, and were strictly for non-military projects. There is no way NK weaponized anything based on
those reactors. They do not even have any nuclear powered submarines, as they are all diesel-electric, so we know that they most likely did not build
their own nuclear weapon without help.
The more interesting question in my view is how Iran developed or acquired nuclear weapons technology. I'm pretty sure I know, but I cannot say that
it is fact by any means. After all that has happened recently, there is still only a small chance that NK is actually going to attempt to launch a
nuclear strike. And as I have reiterated in at least a dozen threads thus far, NK does not possess the military hardware or technologies to even
deliver a nuclear missile to any of their enemies aside from SK and outlying US islands. And even if they could pull that off, these missiles will
certainly be brought down before they can do any damage. This is because the missiles that NK has, which are quite a few different types, do not have
the capability or range to strike beyond about 1000 miles. And their prior tests show that they are not even ready to attack, as they cannot be
certain their missiles will even function at this point.