This just in—a voice of America journalist tweeted that the US government believes North Korea has placed a nuclear device in a tunnel, that could be detonated as early as this weekend.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) April 12, 2017
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— Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) April 12, 2017
Truth Feed has the scoop:
“It comes after Washington-based 38 North, a website that monitors North Korea, said satellite images from Saturday showed vehicles and trailers at the Punggye-ri test site and signs that communications cables may have been laid to a test tunnel.”
“The think tank said water appears to be being pumped out and was draining downhill presumably to keep the tunnel dry for monitoring or communications equipment.”
“Earlier foreign journalists visiting North Korea have been told to prepare for a ‘big and important event’ tomorrow.”
“About 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang as the country marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung on April 15, North Korea’s biggest national day called Day of the Sun.”
“Officials gave no details as to the nature of the event or where it would take place, and similar announcements in the past have been linked to relatively low-key set pieces.”
“Tensions are running high, with a U.S. Navy strike group steaming toward the western Pacific in a show of force and North Korea warning of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression.”
Okay, so let’s get this straight—North Korea, whose leader is an insane psychopath, may in fact have nuclear weapons. We’re not sure about this, but you can bet that if Kim Jong Un gets bold enough to test Trump, he’ll be in for a rude awakening.
38 North, a program of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, has further details:
“Over the past four weeks, there have been unusually high levels of activity at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, especially around the North Portal—the tunnel in which the four most recent nuclear tests have taken place.”
“New commercial satellite imagery from April 2 indicates continued activity in this area and at the Main Administrative Area, while the rest of the facility remains quiet. This pattern of activity could mean a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but the imagery does not provide any definitive evidence of the installation of a nuclear device or the exact timing of such a test.”
“At the North Portal, water continues to be pumped out of the tunnel and is saturating the ground to the southeast. The melting snow and resulting visible paths indicate continued foot and vehicle traffic around the portal and what appear to be two small trailers are visible on the side of the road to the south.”
“The probable netting that was installed previously near the support building appears to be suspended over equipment—precisely what equipment can’t be determined at present. Additionally, there may have been some new dumping of material excavated from the tunnel onto the spoil pile.”
“In the northern courtyard of the Main Administrative Area there appears to be either a formation of personnel or rows of equipment or supplies, but the resolution of the imagery is insufficient to make a determination. No recent vehicle tracks are noted in any of the courtyards.”
“No activity of significance is noted at the West or South Portals, Command Center Area, or the main guard barracks and security checkpoint.”
I’m no expert, but this seems pretty convincing that North Korea does in fact have something up its sleeve…but, compared to our $596 billion dollar a year military budget, North Korea’s $1.2 billion a year doesn’t stand a chance. You can sleep well knowing that the Trump and Mad Dog Mattis duo is keeping our country safe.