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2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« on: May 25, 2009, 11:49:31 am »
The 2009 North Korean nuclear test is an alleged underground detonation of a nuclear device conducted on 25 May 2009 North Korea. This would be the second reported North Korean nuclear test, the first test taking place in October 2006. The country also launched three short-range missiles.


Oh dear. It seems everyone is opposed to this, excluding North Korea itself and Iran, which simply states that the test is an internal affair. This is certainly a worrisome affair. I hope no one starts WWIII anytime soon.

What do you think of this whole thing?


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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 12:01:00 pm »
I've got exams to worry about, so no, I don't care.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 12:13:47 pm »
It is scary, to say the least, especially so considering that my house is dangerously close to one of the biggest targets for nuclear weapons. Or so I'm told.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 12:15:31 pm »
Maybe, you'll think of me.  When you are on your own...

But nah.  Nothing's gonna come of this.  If anything it will make everything safer by furthuring MAD amongst everyone.  Worst case scenario is the US invades on a "Peace Keeping" mission and drags Canada along again, but that is unlikley due to the current war fatigue.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 12:32:21 pm »
I can't understand where they got the funds for nukes(they can't be cheap) when they can't even complete a large concrete structure like the Ryugyong Hotel. Dictators must have some sort of weird magic treasure chests somewhere... :-\

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 12:40:22 pm »
I can't understand where they got the funds for nukes(they can't be cheap) when they can't even complete a large concrete structure like the Ryugyong Hotel. Dictators must have some sort of weird magic treasure chests somewhere... :-\

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 12:42:14 pm »
[Conspiricy Theory]Its obvious the American government is funding their nuclear programe though shady backroom politics in order to build up a general fear of North Korea, start another Cold War and eventually validate an invasion of the country.  IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW![\Conspiricy Theory]

But seriously, while it's probably not the US, I would not be suprised if they're getting funding from some other country.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 01:16:58 pm »
Wait, your worst case scenario is that Canada gets brought along on a "Peace Keeping" mission?  That's almost adorable.  North Korea will probably, probably only use their nuclear program to blackmail the West for more aid.  But when we have the most isolationist dictatorship in the world with nuclear weapons, nuclear armed Pakistan in near chaos, Iran still pursuing a nuclear program, and the security status of weapons in Russia and the former Soviet bloc being anyone's guess, I think you've got a pretty mild worse case scenario.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 01:22:14 pm »
I'm just saying, the more nukes there are out there, the safer everyone is.  Mutually Agreed Destruction yo!
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 01:22:41 pm »
nukes are basicly just radioactive penises anyway...they just compare the size and who got the biggest one gets to say what happens

they dont actualy want to fire the things id imagine

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 01:25:33 pm »
Martyk and Celdur, those scenarios work when the armed countries are roughly equals or the weapons are in the hands of sane leaders.  Potentially with North Korea or if weapons from Pakistan or Russia end up with terrorists, MAD goes right out the window.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 01:39:20 pm »
I'm gonna fall out of this debate now.  I've already gotten close to sayign some things I know I"m gonna regret later and I know if I continue I no doubt will say something I shouldn't.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 01:44:03 pm »
I think I'm going to wait until this thread gets onto the inevitable comparisons to the USA and other western countries, and their nuclear stockpiles, use thereof and political stance thereon.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 01:49:44 pm »
The scarriest country in the world, US of A, got loads of nukes. The US is the only country who has ever used nukes in war as well :P
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 01:51:14 pm »
Not even I could argue that the US is nearly as dangerous as Pakistan or North Korea with nukes. I'm not sure about Iran, since it used to be a civilized country like a generation ago. I still have hope for them.

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