It was known that the area where North Korea tests their illegal nuclear weapons has suffered such abuse that the whole mountain is no longer stable. As a matter of fact, the Conservative Daily Post reported only yesterday that China, among other nations, had predicted a “catastrophe” if things did not change. Less than 24 hours later their prediction has rung true…or so it seems, the Daily Mail confirms this morning.
They write that a minimum of “200 people have been killed at a nuclear test site in North Korea after a tunnel collapsed,” exactly the way that experts had said. Since China is only 50 miles from the doomed site (i.e., within fallout range if the heap loses its top) and this is a matter of great concern for the communist nation.
There is some ambiguity as to if the Chinese were prognosticating disaster or simply reporting on it what was leaked to them because this cave in was thought to have happened on October 10th, well before the prediction. This information was smuggled out of the country and nothing has been confirmed officially by the DPRK.
Japanese network TV Asahi has reported that “up to 100 people had been trapped in the tunnels” and another collapse happened when the rescue team went into free the first lot from being buried alive.
That would mean that at least 200 North Koreans lost their lives to Kim Jong-un’s manic missile program. It is well known that this horrible cave in “was the result of the weakening of the ground surrounding the site in the wake” of the countries sixth test.
Seoul had reported of earthquakes in the troubled area and had also said only yesterday that something like was going to happen. It is not known if they were aware of this suspicion when the words were spoken, however.
The truth is that virtually no one knows what the crazed leader of North Korea is going to do next. Changing test sites is not a simple issue and if the leadership chooses that option, it could set the illegal program back, something that Kim Jong-un has pledged against.
Fallout and weather calculations would need to be redone on the new location, risk assesments would need to be completed, and just moving the burdensome equipment used for such WMD testing would be daunting.
Could it be that North Korea has stalled their own nuclear program? That may be the case, and if so, the world may have just dodged a nuclear bullet on Halloween.
Just another piece of irony from the Hermit Kingdom.