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North Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor: U.N. agency

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I am fully in the belief that North Korea does not have any nuclear weapons and is not even close to having them.

As for 'rapid growth'. When the US had made its bomb it took the Russians two years to catch up. They did get given the plans. Even with the US doing what is does best and changing its contract with the UK the UK took a year to create a bomb. It was the science from the UK that was sent to the US that made it all possible anyway.

So progress if there is any is massively slow compared to other countries and I am sure they have access to all sorts of plans.

I am more worried about the growing amount of water from a melted down reactor that is going to get pumped into the sea. Even that is less of a problem than the many aging reactors that want to start up, the lack of security at the places and the constant stories of falsified safety documents in JAPAN.

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I am fully in the belief that North Korea does not have any nuclear weapons and is not even close to having them.

It’s probably more relaxing if you believe that.

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Seems they might be gearing up for a little fireworks display to get attention.

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I am fully in the belief that North Korea does not have any nuclear weapons and is not even close to having them.

It has been independently verified that they do.

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Smart move to top up the nuclear deterrent. After the humiliation in Afghanistan the US military industrial complex will be looking for new soft targets.

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Like sharks smelling blood, the world's despots can smell weakness and defeat from the Oval Office.

I guess you're not aware that N Korea exploded its first nuclear device while W. Bush was in office and it declared itself nuclear armed shortly afterward, while Bush was still in office?

America was at its weakest back when it was bogged down and getting beaten in two pointless wars, and too distracted and exhausted to respond to anything else.

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They probably just only don’t want to be forgotten during all that corona and Taliban/ IS-K news hype.

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They going to eat that plutonium? Because they don't grow enough to feed themselves and they are not getting assistance of any substance while they continue on a weapons program that the U.N. has deemed to be illegal.

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NK has WMDs. Fact.

Time to send in a "Coalition of the Willing" led by the US and including Japan, to disarm and overthrow the truly evil Kim dynasty.

Once free and democratic, NK will see an unbelievable amount of money flowing in from Japan for development and infrastructure, and they will be great regional partners.

President Biden: bring down that evil dynasty.

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Countries such as North Korea and Iran would have to have lost their collective minds if they weren't making or maintaining nukes. USA has demonstrated it will use them.

The Russians have it written into law they can only be used if nukes are used against Russia or allies or Russia is itself invaded and the Russian army is deemed to not be able to fend off the invasion.

USA has it written into law it can use nukes again in the event of "surprising military developments".

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NK has WMDs. Fact.

So do dozens of other countries. Fact.

Time to send in a "Coalition of the Willing" led by the US and including Japan, to disarm and overthrow the truly evil Kim dynasty.

Will your coalition then continue to attack , disarm and overthrow other countries with WMD,s at will?...Who,s next ?

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With their proxy Trump losing the election, China and Russia have formed an agreement to cause more mischief together aimed at the US and the Biden administration, and continue their disinformation war aimed at the far-right in American, and I imagine they have given the green light to Kim to restart his provocations....

Russia will continue to cause trouble in Central and Eastern Europe, China will continue to increase tensions with Taiwan and the South China Sea, and Kim will restart his reactor and fire off missiles....

And the Trump fans and their far-right ilk will cheer on all three....giving aid, support and comfort to the enemy...

Because dictators, tyrants, and those that are afraid of and hate democracy stick together....

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Fighto!Today  05:27 pm JST

Once free and democratic, NK will see an unbelievable amount of money flowing in from Japan for development and infrastructure, and they will be great regional partners.

Yeah, because Japan and the RoK are such great regional partners.

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Nator

I am fully in the belief that North Korea does not have any nuclear weapons and is not even close to having them.

There have been already five nuclear tests. Explain?

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I live in fear.

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Yeah, because Japan and the RoK are such great regional partners.

Different nations. ROK is forever hateful; they would never accept the people they despise - the Japanese - being their partner.

NK will be a partner once the Kim dynasty is obliterated forever. Japan will probably build factories there as they have, for example, in other regional neighbors such as Vietnam and Thailand.

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@zichi

As is clear people think differently to me. However to explain there have been 5 seismic events that were man made and were considered to be nuclea explosions but other than the seismic evidence there is very little to prove either way. No outside body has ever been able to visit the sites and under Trump the most likely evidence was closed up by NK before anyone could check.

Out of the five events two had detection of radioactive material. One detected in Cananda and one detected by a US plane making an air sample. However both of these occasions it was not possible to discount that it came from either SK or Japanese nuclear power stations. Even though power stations have a distinct signal and could easily be checked at any time to discount them that was not done.

Even when the US did undergound tests there was always a leak of material from underground and it would be incrediblly lucky of NK to have a cave system that could contain no leaking.

So far none of the five explosions is so large it could not be done but normal explosives although it would be a massive taks to put so much explosive in one place.

Therefore in my opinion there has not been any real evidence of nuclea explosions and no one has been able to visit the explosion sites to confirm one way or another. All we get are articles like this and the odd paper from a US university or US backed media outlet telling us something.

I am sure people can provide me with a whole host of stuff in links but before any do I would ask that you look at what is written and what is factually evidence and what is just opinion.

I do have a small video of a press breifing during the Trump era when one of his many spokes people actually said that NK was not close to being a nuclear threat. The journos in the room totally ignored this and spent the next day complaining about a racisit comment in the same press breifing. I would make the effort to upload and link it but I feel that would not in any way satisfy people on this site.

I would be very interested if people do have links to real evidence and would be happy to have my opinion changed but please, please only bother if it is real worthy evidence.

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The lack of backbone in the leading democracies indicates now is the time for some nuclear proliferation. Mr. Kim will solve his country's food problems by selling his products to the world's rogue states, and there is nothing Mr. Biden, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Macron, Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Suga, or Ms. Merkel will do about it.

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"Food stocks are low again! What shall we do, Dear Leader?"

"Well then I guess it's time for some more nuclear blackmail. It's always worked in the past."

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Fatty looks deeply unwell.

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