Pyongyang…. the next US target?

As one issue seems to be near fruition, another raises its merry head, this time in North Korea (again).

It seems two American experts  Joshua Pollack and Scott Kemp have been analyzing the possibility of the Atomic Bomb potential of Pyongyang.

The experts say material published in North Korean scientific publications and news media shows that Pyongyang is mastering domestic production of essential components for the gas centrifuges needed to make such bombs

Their report published in remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday at a Seoul symposium and provided in advance to The Associated Press.

The United States and others long suspected North Korea was clandestinely building a uranium program, despite denials from Pyongyang. U.S. officials confronted North Korea in 2002 with claims its scientists were pursuing uranium enrichment, sparking a nuclear crisis. In a reversal, visiting Americans were shown in November 2010 what they called a sophisticated, modern uranium enrichment facility with 2,000 centrifuges at the North’s main nuclear facility.

Notice similarities with a selection of countries that have the same rhetoric, and form part of “We’re Taking Down Seven Countries in Five Years” We’re going to start with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, then Libya, Somalia, Sudan, we’re going to come back and get Iran in five years.

by Gary Leupp…., January 17, 2007

It is as if there is a perpetual war finding machine operating in the US with experts to give legitimacy to each and every conflict with experts saying exactly what the war machine wants.

Our experts say:

News media reports and unclassified government documents showed North Korea imported large amounts of centrifuge parts in the early 2000s, Pollack said, but an apparent dearth of observed imports since then suggests that Pyongyang is making the necessary components at home.

It seems to me that you could also deduce that they are no longer making them and therefore dont need them.

Pollack said he and Kemp found “strong and clear” evidence in state media photographs taken inside North Korean factories of specialized lathes that produce very strong metal cylinders needed for centrifuges. He also spoke of accounts in North Korean propaganda and technical journals of iron and steelmaking consistent with the production of an extremely hard steel alloy that can resist high rotational speeds in centrifuges, although the final step of the process wasn’t described.

Hopefully this is not the only “strong and clear” evidence they have, as, it is reminiscent of the tubes found Iraq, before Saddams downfall.

But then again I suppose the war machine needs very little evidence to substantiate their claims…..

Full AP report.

It seems almost anything today is proof of an atomic weapon……


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