North Korea Nukes: What You May Not Know
May 30, 2009 Leave a comment
A nuclear armed North Korea is a scary proposition, no doubt about it. But their is a small asterix behind the current “confrontation” with South Korea’s crazy cousin; their nukes suck. Again, any nuke is a bad nuke, but according to the seismic data, North Koreas nukes don’t even come close to a Hiroshima type blast, a bomb we built almost 70 years ago.
In fact, it is highly possible that both of the nukes they have tested either failed to detonate properly or were simply a shit ton of conventional explosives used to fake a nuclear explosion. Of course, it is also possible they detonated the bomb in a large cave to make detecting its true explosive yield hard. To get a sense of how much damagin a nuclear bomb cause only by its explosion (i.e. not counting the nuclear fallout) check out this morbid little Google maps application. My little Kansas town isn’t even fulled destroyed by a 1940’s era bomb.