WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Recent imagery shows a change at a suspected North Korean underground nuclear site, a possible indication Pyongyang is planning an underground test of a nuclear weapon, U.S. military and intelligence officials have told CNN.
I'm not entirely sure what to think about this, but my guess is that if it's true they're finally confident enough about their program that they can expend a weapon to see if it works, to show rather than just claim.
Also, if true, I do think it fits very well with my thoughts on Kim Jong Ill"s policy of probably deterrence. If he tests a nuclear weapon, it definitively shows us that he has them, and what he can gain from that is potentially greater than the intellegence we'd gain from obvserving such a test. Now we know, rather than thinking, and that makes it even less likely we'll try something.
Yeah, I read that yesterday. Let me tell you, if that happens, I sure hope I'm finally out of Korea. Honestly, I can't even begin to think of what US response would be. I wonder how long the UN would squabble over making some sort of pathetic resolution. EEk, it unsettles me to even think of it!
Actually, you know what bothers me almost as much as the thought of a nuke (that isn't ours ) in the DPRK? Senior US military and intelligence officials talking to the press about something that might look like wiring for a nuclear test site. Who the fuck do those guys think they are talking in public about something as highly classified and bound to cause an uproar? Seriously, just once I'd like to see some "senior official" punished severely for revealing classified material to the press for what amounts to personal gain.