Sunday, May 24, 2009
Communist North Korea Joins Nuclear Club
North Korea has conducted successfully an underground nuclear test in defiance of international opinion, becoming the ninth country in the world to have nuclear weapons.
The others being....the US, Russia, France, China, Britain, India, Pakistan and Israel.
The explosion marked 4.7 on the Richter Scale in the asian region.
BBC reports that a short-range missile was also fired soon thereafter.
Its however not clear whether north Korea has the capability to mount nuclear war-heads onto missiles yet.
This test has heightened tensions in the region with South Korea and Japan particularly vulnerable but even the United States west coast can be targetted.
This is the second time North Korea has conducted nuclear tests, the first being in 2006. It just shows that South Korea's `Sunshine' policy is simply not working.
This nuclear test marks the complete failure of United States policy of nuclear non-proliferation.
The Bush regime had struck North Korea off its `terrorist state' list after North Korea promised it would abandon its nuclear program in exchange for fuel and dollars.
The world becomes more dangerous and can Iran now be far behind?
Wonder what `unclenched fist' President Barack Obama expected from his enemies.