When criminals act, they tend to leave behind a lot of evidence and those who study forensics can pick it up. With this technology, even a few skin cells, a microscopic drop of blood, or some carpet fibers can be enough to land someone in the electric chair. Well, the same holds true for international criminals and in the case of Kim Jong-un, he has left behind enough proof that such detailed searching is hardly required to prove his guilt. He has almost literally left it glowing.
Trace amounts (still deadly if contracted) of radioactive “afterglow” in the form of toxic xenon 133 gas has been detected in South Korea after Sunday’s launch of yet another provocative and highly illegal nuclear weapons test.
South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) have detected “minute levels of the radionuclide” when they tested during a Friday analysis of “land, air and water samples,” according to Infowars.
Now South Korea is trying to ascertain just “how the xenon entered South Korean territory” and if the material is from the Hermit Kingdom.
Common sense can greatly answer the question, however. Unless it was a terrorist (and hauling radioactive gas isn’t easy) who managed the nearly impossible feat of not being detected and then never claimed responsibility for the act as they surely would, what else can it be?
Nuclear tests and meltdowns both leave a “fingerprint” of signatures that tell tales based on their half lives or how long a radioactive isotope takes to “die.” When these two are factored out we are left with one culprit: North Korea.
Xenon is a naturally occurring gas, but it is quite rare in radioactive form unless some kind of bomb testing or other nuclear activity (such as a power plant) has taken place.
“As a result of an analysis of the samples gathered by September 8, samples of Xenon-133 radionuclides were detected on the permanently attached devices on the Earth’s surface,” said the NSSC in a statement.
The amounts detected were “at 0.43 Mili-becquerel per cubic meter or 0.03 mBq/㎥.” In layman’s term, one “becquerel” is one nuclear reaction of tiny “explosion” that takes place within the body (for instance) each second. It is said by the group that such low amounts pose no threat to “South Korea’s territory or population,” but other scientists like Dr. Chris Busby and Dr. Helen Caldicott would likely not agree.
The Conservative Daily Post has already reported that the test caused landslides that jeopardized the whole North Korean testing area and today we have learned that the testing produced a “6.3 magnitude earthquake.” Think of the damage that such a detonation would do to a wobbling tectonic state like California.
First a nuclear bomb attack and then a quake. There would be nothing left of whole cities under such a scenario and Kim would only need to get one missile in to cause it. N.K. will launch many dummy bombs to throw off U.S. anti-missile systems, so it could happen, too.
China is finding these readings, also. Since they are reporting them they wouldn’t be doing so if they were the guilty party. That means that the Chinese can be ruled out as the source of gas. The only other likely culprit (since the rest of Asia are mostly U.S. allies and friends) is North Korea.
Just as the U.S. did in the desert, the DPRK is poisoning the whole environment. Not one tree hugger seems to be noticing, but the international community and Asia is.
After all, they are the ones being poisoned.