North Korea has stepped up their thumbing their nose at the world community and pushes the world closer to war. Yesterday they launched their eighth test launch but this time it was much more serious as they set off a thermonuclear bomb , better known as a hydrogen bomb. The bomb was so powerful that it set off a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Japan has sent out recon flights to test for radiation. This is North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and it’s ten times more powerful than their fifth test.
It’s neighbors, such as Japan, South Korea and Australia are getting nervous and sooner or later, the UN will be getting involved. The problem is what will anyone do. Is it possible to destroy North Korea’s nuclear program enough to set it back years without huge civilian casualties? And if not, would the civilian casualties be a small price to pay for world peace?
But he warned: ‘The distance between North Korea and Seoul is very very small – they could basically vaporise large parts of the South Korean population even with conventional weapons.’
Following the blast US president Donald Trump slammed North Korea as a ‘rogue nation’ which is a ‘great threat and embarrassment to China’ – finishing with the thinly-veiled threat: ‘They only understand one thing.’
He wrote on Twitter: ‘North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States.
North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success.
The American President had just hours earlier talked to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the nuclear crisis in the region.
Abe later slammed the test as ‘absolutely unacceptable’ and said its nuclear and missile programmes now pose a ‘more grave and urgent’ threat to his country.
He added: ‘North Korea’s nuclear and missile development programme is a threat that is more grave and urgent to the safety of our country and has entered a new stage.
‘It is significantly hurting regional and international peace and stability.’
China added that it ‘resolutely opposes’ and ‘strongly condemns’ the test while urging the rogue state to ‘stop taking wrong actions’.
Strap in, folks, the ride can only get bumpier from this point on.