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Boom, Boom, Bomb – North Korea welcomes the new year

The big news today is that North Korea has claimed to have successfully tested a Hydrogen Bomb!

First signs of this came in the form of ‘earthquake’ readings coming from the northeastern North Korea. This was followed by an official statement issued by the North Korean regime around mid-day northeast Asia time announcing a successful H-bomb test.

The timing is thought to coincide with the upcoming birthday of Supreme Leader and with the New Year. Hip, Hip, Hooray!

My top 3 quotes from North Korea’s official statement:

It was confirmed that the H-bomb test conducted in a safe and perfect manner had no adverse impact on the ecological environment.

 

Since the appearance of the word hostility in the world there has been no precedent of such deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as the hostile policy the U.S. has pursued towards the DPRK.

The U.S. is a gang of cruel robbers which has worked hard to bring even a nuclear disaster to the DPRK, not content with having imposed the thrice-cursed and unheard-of political isolation, economic blockade and military pressure on it for the mere reason that it has differing ideology and social system and refuses to yield to the former’s ambition for aggression.

 

Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.

Before we all send our congratulatory messages to North Korea, however, some noted that we can’t be certain that North Korea did actually successfully test a H-bomb. The size of the explosion is also making some wonder if it is actually a H-bomb or that it might be just a small one. Tests in the coming days may help determine the authenticity of the claim but it could be that we won’t know for sure if this is true or if the North Korean regime is just trying to impress/scare the pants off everyone.

The epicentre of the earthquake that hit North Korea at 12:30pm AEDST

(picture sourceUSGS)

What is certain is that we can expect a lot of speculation and punditry on this in the next few days, or until some other more terrible/exciting news comes along to sweep it off the headlines.

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