Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Korea Threatens Hydrogen Bomb Test Over Pacific Ocean

So much for Trump's idiotic sanctions plan.

Via The Wall Street Journal:
North Korea’s foreign minister said the country could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean in response to President Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations that warned the U.S. would annihilate North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

The threat, made in remarks by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in New York and reported by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, would mark a dramatic escalation in action from Pyongyang, which in the past month has already launched two intermediate-range ballistic missiles over Japan and tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb.

“Maybe we might consider a historic hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean,” Mr. Ri said outside his Manhattan hotel, according to the Yonhap report. The last above-ground nuclear detonation in the world was China’s atmospheric test of a hydrogen bomb on Oct. 16, 1980.
What really needs to be tried is serious dialogue, where North Korea is treated with respect.

Trump is boxed in because an attack on North Korea would have to wipe out the entire country and poses a risk of millions dead in South Korea---and that's if everything goes according to plan.

Kim Jong un understands this--and so you have two nut jobs taunting each other, with Kim having the better hand--unless you really go nuclear.



Sanity and heroic:


  1. From:

    It is difficult to assess the number of deaths that might be attributed to radiation exposure from nuclear testing. Some studies and evaluations, including an assessment by Arjun Makhijani on the health effects of nuclear weapon complexes, estimate that cancer fatalities due to the global radiation doses from the atmospheric nuclear testing programmes of the five nuclear-weapon States amount to hundreds of thousands. A 1991 study by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) estimated that the radiation and radioactive materials from atmospheric testing taken in by people up until the year 2000 would cause 430,000 cancer deaths, some of which had already occurred by the time the results were published. The study predicted that roughly 2.4 million people could eventually die from cancer as a result of atmospheric testing.

  2. My recent illustration: PENDING