From Alex Jones
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has finally exhausted the patience that allowed the psychopathic regime to play its twisted inhumane games since Jong Un was declared Supreme Leader in 2011.
North Korea’s 7.5 billion dollar military budget compared to the United States annual budget of 580 billion is laughable. Still, that isn’t stopping Kim Jong Un from testing 4 ballistic missiles in the Sea of Japan and threatening to fire an intercontinental nuclear missile on the United States.
JAPAN TIMES writes “North Korea heralded the successful development of a new “high-thrust engine”
The facility is near the site where the isolated country launched four extended-range Scud missiles earlier this month as part of a practice exercise aimed at striking U.S. military bases in Japan.
A Hydrogen bomb would indicate that North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are quickly growing and that the country could be on the path to develop tactical nuclear weapons.
The test on Wednesday would be North Korea’s fourth test of a nuclear weapon, and the third under Kim Jong Un. Following North Korea’s announcement, world leaders unanimously reacted with disapproval, but there is little that the world can do to directly influence Pyongyang.
Still, the entire episode shows just how precarious the situation remains on the Korean peninsula. In the event of a war, North Korea would most likely be overthrown by the combined forces of South Korea and the US, but not before Kim Jong Un and his military would be able to do some serious damage to North Korea’s southern neighbor.
Harry J. Kazianis, writing for The National Interest, notes that the Kim regime has five weapons that could cause mass fatalities and sow extreme panic throughout South Korea and even possibly in the US.
Firstly, Kazianis notes that Pyongyang could use dirty bombs against South Korea. North Korea is known to have dug tunnels beneath the demilitarized zone that divides the peninsula.
North Korean operatives could sneak through the tunnels carrying the materials necessary to plant dirty bombs in major cities throughout the South.
If North Korea’s nuclear program is indeed advancing, the potential miniaturization of nuclear weapons is cause for even greater concern. Hypothetically, Pyongyang could develop weapons about the size of trash cans that have yields in the range of hundreds of kilotons. READ MORE