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Wed May 16, 2018, 01:48 PM

North Korea Is Dismantling Its Nuclear Site, But Is It Abandoning Its Arsenal Or Hiding Evidence?

SEOUL (Reuters) - Satellite imagery shows North Korea dismantling facilities at its nuclear test site, but experts say the images can’t reveal whether it is the first step toward full denuclearization, or an attempt to cloak nuclear capabilities from outside observers.

North Korea’s intentions were thrown further into doubt on Wednesday, when it abruptly announced it may “reconsider” meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in June if the United States continues to insist on unilateral denuclearization.

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“So far it looks like the surface-level support structures are being dismantled,” said Scott LaFoy, an open source imagery analyst. “This would be consistent with the site being closed, as you need engineers and working teams on-site to prepare and maintain the site.”

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“North Korea might seem like they’re being generous in holding this event, but this is the actual testing ground we’re talking about here - The smoking gun,” said Suh Kune-yull, professor of nuclear energy system engineering at Seoul National University. “It seems like they’re trying to erase any evidence of the nuclear capabilities they have.”

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Reply North Korea Is Dismantling Its Nuclear Site, But Is It Abandoning Its Arsenal Or Hiding Evidence? (Original post)
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Hades May 2018 #1
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 03:44 PM

1. Easy answer.

He is giving the same answer gun owners would for a confiscation:

Opsy, lost in a boating accident.

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Response to Hades (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:38 PM

2. Indeed and I don't blame him. eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:49 PM

3. Having just finished

reading an in-depth book on the Cuban missile crisis, I would imagine that NK could potentially be doing the same thing Castro and the Soviets did in Cuba with the nukes they had...

The US did fly overs, etc., and never saw some of the missiles because they were hiding in plain sight.


So my vote would be that NK is probably going to just hide the evidence. Do people really believe that once a country gets its hands on nukes, it will be willing to give them up??

Seriously??

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