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  1. squish

    squish Well-Known Member ... t-possible

    Copy and pasted from the above link - I take ZERO CREDIT FOR THE TEXT BELOW.

    SEOUL, South Korea — A U.N. Security Council diplomat said there has been a nuclear test in North Korea.

    "We've been informed by the South Koreans that there's been a (North Korean) nuclear test," the diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

    Meanwhile, South Korea said it suspects a nuclear test caused an earthquake it detected Tuesday in North Korea just north of a site where the country conducted two previous atomic tests. North Korea has yet to confirm whether the tremor resulted from a widely anticipated third nuclear test, though an analyst in Seoul said a nuclear detonation was a "high possibility."

    Related: China grows increasingly frustrated with North Korea

    The South Korean Defense Ministry, which raised its military alert level after the quake, said it was trying to determine whether it was a test. Nuclear blasts can create tremors but they are distinct from those caused by natural earthquakes.

    A U.N. nuclear test monitoring organization detected what it called an "unusual seismic event" in North Korea.

    Kim Min-seok, a South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman, also told reporters that North Korea informed China and the United States of its plans to conduct a nuclear test. It was not clear when Pyongyang told Beijing and Washington.

    The U.S. Geological Survey as well as earthquake monitoring stations in South Korea detected an earthquake just north of a site where North Korea conducted its second nuclear test in 2009, according to the government-funded Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources.

    "There is a high possibility that North Korea has conducted a nuclear test," said Chi Heoncheol, an earthquake specialist at the institute. Chi said a magnitude 3.9 magnitude earthquake and a magnitude 4.5 earthquake were detected in the North's 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests.
  2. Extifer
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    Extifer Stiffy is what Lyanden calls me.


  3. spartanhija

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    Maybe the marines will lower the standards finally
  4. FerralTech
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    Hmmm…. seems like someone’s country always needs to have a Global villain to focus on. We’ll to my knowledge it’s the only one to ever use nuclear weapons in anger….

    Might be time to forego training more soldiers and hire a few diplomats instead.

    Pop quiz; Which country is credited to have played the biggest part in spreading nuclear technology globally?
  5. QuantumMech

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    If you are referring to WW2, the decision to use Fat Man and Little Boy was not made lightly. At that point in the war, Japan gave no hint at even considering surrender. The other option was a land invasion, which would have cost millions of lives, on both sides. That, and at the time those were the only two nukes that the US had, hoping Japan wouldn't call the bluff of having more. There is also the fact that the war between North and South Korea is still (technically) active. I am more concerned for the South Koreans than for myself, because that is where, if North Korea decided to take any action (not likely for right now, they are probably just begging for the attention), it would be against SK first.
  6. Extifer
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    Note that there are also American Troops stationed at various bases in South Korea. I believe Sicpric was stationed there at one point in his military career and he did tell me that North Korea does have some serious shelling capabilities.

    Who knows what will happen?
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  8. Mirage
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    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    Can we just nuke them already, I mean they obviously want them so badly..
  9. Scorpione

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    Can't we just have ninjas to do the job? We are ruining planet earth!!!!
  10. spartanhija

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  11. Extifer
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    Extifer Stiffy is what Lyanden calls me.

    Clearly, you don't know me that well or Terrell Owens for that matter.


    History lesson

    Anytime something big is about to happen for T.O. A.k.a hes about to play a game or make a big play, he always tells everyone to get their popcorn ready because its about to be a show.

  12. SkullCapp

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    Doubt U.N is serious about taking serious action against N.Korea anyway. Wonder how many of you see U.N in positive/negative light.

    U.N: "Stop what you're doing, N.Korea! Or we'll tell you to stop...again!"
    N.Korea: *Yao Ming rage comic face* "Let continue our nuclear tests!"
    U.N: "Stop that!"
    N.Korea: *Yao Ming rage comic face plus flipping middle finger at U.N*
  13. ArcanePariah
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    North Korea is... in a an interesting position. No one really wants that regime to continue, but the complications of the regime falling is something no one regionally wants to deal with either.

    Should North Korea collapse, China would have to deal with many refugees possibly pouring over the border. South Korea would have a similar problem and also should they reunify, it will inflict a fair amount of damage to the South Korea economy as they expend their resources to rebuild the North (a similar issue arose with East and West Germany, it cost the West Germans a fair amount of resources to rebuild the East). From all report/rumors, most North Korea are borderline starving, and the only people who have remotely normal lives are military or high ranking politicians.

    Ultimately the North is completely dependent on the whims of the Chinese, since China provides the North with most of the coal and oil necessary to keep anything running. Right now North Korea serves as a nice buffer for China against South Korea, although even they are getting tired of these antics. I personally think some day China is simply going to redo North Korea or (I doubt this) endorse reunification, and force North Korea to do so. North Korea will have little say in the matter.
  14. SkullCapp

    SkullCapp Well-Known Member

    Doubt Korea will reunite in our lifetime, unless you live longer than 100 years.
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    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

  16. ArcanePariah
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    It is possible, the collapse of the Soviet Union, although anticipated, was quite sudden and swift. I doubt anyone will know this is coming until days before at most.
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  18. spartanhija

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    Oh that terrel, used to be my hero.
    But anyways i said dafaq because were talking about human lives at stake. But then i realized its the enemies lives that will be at stake.

    With all the China hacks recently I think an invasion of N korea would be a bold display of force; both for the US and china who would be secretly (maybr not so secretly) be aiding their smaller, ambitious brother.
  19. squish

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    "China, get your small bitch roach on a leash, or we will step on him, and he will die, and you will have no more bitch roach."

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