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A U.S. research institute said that satellite imagery suggests that North Korea may have started a n

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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 01:02 AM

WASHINGTON — Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has restarted a research reactor capable of producing plutonium for weapons at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said on Wednesday.

U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from Aug. 31 shows white steam rising from a building near the hall that houses the plutonium production reactor's steam turbines and electric generators.


China gets a substantial amount of food from the Western Hemisphere. If that were ever to stop because the United States was at war with China, due to North Korea. Countless millions would starve to death in China due to any substantive conflict with the United States.

Any thoughts?

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by Kashai

ohh man not again..

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 01:17 AM
reply to post by Kashai
As if this comes as a surprise, DPRK is not going to let peace be a reality, as long as China supports them er Un here is what the SK news has to say about it from the link

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears to have restarted a plutonium-producing reactor in Yongbyon, a U.S. institute said, citing a recent satellite image.

Since its April announcement of plans to put the five-megawatt reactor back into operation, related work has progressed relatively rapidly there, the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said on its website, 38 North, which specializes in the communist nation.

"Satellite imagery from August 31, 2013 shows white steam rising from a building near the reactor hall that houses the gas-graphite reactor's steam turbines and electric generators," it said in a report on Wednesday.

The reactor generates electricity by using the heat from the nuclear reaction in the core to create steam that spins the turbines, it added.

The reactor is capable of producing six kilograms of plutonium a year, according to the report.

The secretive North, which has conducted three nuclear tests, is believed to have already produced weapons-grade plutonium to make about a dozen nuclear bombs.

It is also developing uranium enrichment program as a second track.

In Seoul, the South Korean government said Thursday it is keeping tabs on the North's nuclear activities.

"We cannot confirm (the relevant facts) ... But the government is taking a close look at the relevant moves," Seoul's foreign ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young told reporters.

A diplomatic source in Seoul also said the government has been closely monitoring Pyongyang's moves on its nuclear programs, but said there has not "any hard evidence on the resumption" to his knowledge.

"North Korea's recent nuclear activities are neither new nor unexpected. After all, North Korea has hinted at the moves and there have been some signs," he said, adding Seoul and Washington "have factored in such circumstances in devising their policy toward Pyongyang."

North Korea has been reaching out to both South Korea and the U.S., with China scurrying to resume the long-stalled six-party talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear program.

Seoul and Washington have shown little appetite to the overtures, while calling on the North to demonstrate its seriousness about denuclearization through concrete actions.

The multilateral forum, involving the two Koreas, the U.S., China, Russia and Japan, have been stalled since late 2008.
US is going to have two fronts Syria and DPRK er Un will act when it does go into Syria, this is not fear mongering it is what any power hungry Nation would do, and DPRK Un is no exemption.

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 01:20 AM
reply to post by cheesy

The North Koreans behave more like Russians than they do the Chinese.

Try getting a passport with the intention of traveling to Vietnam, try traveling to Cuba with the same passport.

Why is there is difference today???

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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 01:25 AM
reply to post by cheesy
it never ended DPRK is a player it knows how to play the US and SK very well Kaesong will be a trap it is due to open next week if any one thought DPRK was a dead issue , you had your head in the sand, or not seeing beyond the words of peace

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 02:08 AM
There is a Hyatt Hotel in Vietnam today.....

Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel

And what about a Hilton

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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 02:25 AM
Maybe this is part of the grand eastern plot, open up multiple fronts for the US. NK start provoking, Iran start, Palastine, Syria. To many for the U.S and the world police to handle, with majority supporting each other with backing from super powers Russia and China, who knows.

Just my mind trailing into its dark corners lol apologise

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 02:33 AM
reply to post by Wolvo

An issue related to Russia and China are the efforts of President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. This in respect to a treaty with Mao in consideration to a potential conflict between Russia and China.

The Treaty presents that in such a situation the United States of America will help the Chinese.

Despite Richard Nixon's problems we would..

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 02:35 AM
and here we go again, Lil' Kim going around again.

Tantrum in, 3. 2. 1...

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 03:18 AM
Our entire world is being irradiated and our world leaders are playing whose penis is bigger.

All the while, I think .09% of Americans know what GMO's are now.

I hate this effing world.

PS: Where's the hysterical laughing emoticon at when you need it?

posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 03:23 AM
They restarted this reactor for an obvious reason. They need more plutonium. They probably want to do more tests and/or their customers(Syria and Iran) need more plutonium.

posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by Adaluncatif

Among the issues that Wikileaks brought out was a memo sent from the Chinese Ambassador to North Korea, to the President of China. In the memo it states that it is in the best interests of China to allow the United States to conquer North Korea.

An issue being that the North Koreans are into the Russians more than they are into the Chinese.

Any thoughts?

edit on 13-9-2013 by Kashai because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:57 PM


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