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North Korea activities show preparations for second nuclear weapons test
AFP via translation | December 20, 2006

Posted on 12/20/2006 9:20:06 PM PST by HAL9000

The North Korea could prepare a new nuclear test

SEOUL - suspect activities were detected in North Korea, suggesting preparations for a new nuclear test after the explosion of the first atomic bomb North-Korean on October 9, indicated to Thursday a South Korean deputy.

“Since the beginning of this month, there were many activities in a tunnel close to the Mantap Mount, in Punggyeri”, 350 km in the North-East of Pyongyang, where the first test took place, indicated Chung Hyung-keun, deputy of the opposition member of a parliamentary commitee on the information.

“Of important building work are in hand over there. The services of Western information regard (this tunnel) as a possible site for a second nuclear test”, it added, quoted by the South Korean agency Yonhap.

The deputy did not quote his sources.

These declarations intervene while continue, in Beijing, of the multi-party talks aiming at convincing the North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal.

The Stalinist mode exploded on October 9 its first bomb atomic. Since then, information multiplied on the possibility of a new underground nuclear test.

Friday, the South Korean Minister for Defense, Kim Jang-soo, had evoked this possibility. “According to services' of information, the North Korea could carry out a second nuclear test on a large scale if the negotiations (in Beijing) do not advance”, it had indicated.

The minister had specified that Pyongyang had ensured its Chinese ally which it did not plan to carry out a second test after that of October 9 but threatened of “adapted” measurements, not specified, in the event of increased pressure on behalf of the international community.

The talks must continue until Friday in Beijing, in spite of the absence of progress. These negotiations join together both Corées, China, the United States, Japan and Russia. They in vain try since August 2003 to convince the communist dictatorship to give up the atomic weapon.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; mushroomcloud; northkorea; nuclearweapons

1 posted on 12/20/2006 9:20:12 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000; Jet Jaguar; TigerLikesRooster; All

I wonder if chia Pet may do Christmas suprise on us


2 posted on 12/20/2006 9:22:32 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

He'll be so ronery


3 posted on 12/20/2006 9:26:33 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: JRios1968

That reset won't go away when we finally get of Chia Pet thanks to Team America I wouldn't be suprise if dude has already of course DVD black market copy


4 posted on 12/20/2006 9:36:54 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

LOL


5 posted on 12/20/2006 9:50:06 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: SevenofNine
I wonder if chia Pet may do Christmas suprise on us

Maybe we'll pull one on him first.

One can only hope.

6 posted on 12/20/2006 10:03:21 PM PST by El Gato
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To: El Gato

OMG I was at CVS store earlier tonight I pass by Chia Pet LOL! first thing I thought of it

Kim Jong 11

OH MAN that be so funny if we attack North Korea on Christmas weekend that be funny it would screw up reporters plans partying in Hamptons

I wonder if Karl Rove telling Dubya to do that

LOL!
Well one thing for sure if Fox news too busy we get SKY news on this coverage


7 posted on 12/20/2006 10:05:53 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine
"OMG I was at CVS store earlier tonight I pass by Chia Pet LOL! first thing I thought of it

Kim Jong 11"


8 posted on 12/20/2006 10:23:32 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: El Gato
Maybe we'll pull one on him first.

Hardly, with the RATS in power! They LOVE HIM!

Oh, I know, we'll send Bubba & Jimmah Carter to talk to him!

9 posted on 12/20/2006 10:36:36 PM PST by blondee123
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To: HAL9000; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt; Smartass; Seadog Bytes; george76; dixiechick2000; ...

10 posted on 12/20/2006 10:51:59 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch

hehehehe


11 posted on 12/20/2006 10:55:50 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus; devolve

Glad you like it monkapotamus!!


12 posted on 12/20/2006 10:57:12 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: SevenofNine

Sanctions & blockade in his face…what's Elvis to do? He'll keep firing duds until he gets a live one.


13 posted on 12/20/2006 11:09:59 PM PST by dgallo51 (DEMAND IMMEDIATE, OPEN INVESTIGATIONS OF U.S. COMPLICITY IN RWANDAN GENOCIDE!)
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To: blondee123
Maybe we'll pull one on him first.

"Hardly, with the RATS in power! They LOVE HIM!"

The republicans, controlling the House, Senate and presidency, did absolutely nothing. The Democrats can do no less.

14 posted on 12/20/2006 11:33:38 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: HAL9000

A second nuclear weapon test?

Noooo, that can't be true.

Wasn't there some sort of announcement or statement a while back from one of our guys that it was "unacceptable" for NK to have a nuke?

You know, like it is "unacceptable" for Iran to have a nuke?

Ahhh those Six Party Talks will cure everything. No worries.


15 posted on 12/21/2006 2:29:33 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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Another stumbling step closer to national suicide.


16 posted on 12/21/2006 3:25:19 AM PST by wodinoneeye
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To: mkjessup

What Kim is really doing is solving his problem on keeping the country illuminated at night by irridating the ground with nukes.


17 posted on 12/21/2006 6:04:40 AM PST by freebird5850
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To: HAL9000; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


18 posted on 12/21/2006 6:06:17 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: HAL9000

Melly Chlistmas, Amelica.


19 posted on 12/21/2006 6:17:20 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: freebird5850
What Kim is really doing is solving his problem on keeping the country illuminated at night by irridating the ground with nukes.

A Roman candle up his ass delivered via a Tomahawk cruise missile will provide plenty of illumination.

But that's just me. :)
20 posted on 12/21/2006 6:47:19 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: HAL9000

I guess they are going to try to get it right this time. See Scientific American, Jan 2007, Page 18, "Kim's Big Fizzle"


21 posted on 12/21/2006 7:15:04 AM PST by lmailbvmbipfwedu
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To: potlatch

22 posted on 12/21/2006 8:59:41 AM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: HAL9000

oh but i thought NK was 'sorry' for their first tests? Gee- they lied? Heck, Syria lied to kerry too? I'm shocked. Dishonest Arabs and Koreans- whoda thunk it? http://sacredscoop.com


23 posted on 12/21/2006 9:10:53 AM PST by CottShop
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To: potlatch
LOL,
Good one Potlatch.

 

24 posted on 12/21/2006 9:55:34 AM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks for the ping.


25 posted on 12/21/2006 10:26:15 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Time for the world to wake up and face the fact that there is a war going on, it is world wide!)
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To: SevenofNine

"North Korea activities show preparations for second nuclear weapons test"

Who is North Korea again?


26 posted on 12/21/2006 12:07:12 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; OXENinFLA; bitt; JustPiper; KittyKares; MamaDearest; ...

Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year to all

 

27 posted on 12/22/2006 11:32:25 AM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: Smartass

Thank you Smartass!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy NY to you too!


28 posted on 12/22/2006 2:31:04 PM PST by Kimberly GG (PATRIOTS MARCH TO "TAKE BACK AMERICA" (www.lframerica.com ))
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To: Smartass
"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all"

Same to you and your family, Smart.

29 posted on 12/22/2006 4:08:19 PM PST by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Smartass

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.


30 posted on 12/22/2006 5:11:56 PM PST by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: SevenofNine; TigerLikesRooster
He waved at us on July 4th.

He will wave at us again. Probably December 25.

JJ
31 posted on 12/22/2006 5:22:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Hey jet do you think Chia Pet would do something like wish us Merry Christmas I wonder if news network go to that breaking news

I remember the eartquake and tidal wave hit Indoensia island only place I saw was AT FR I was online when that happen I going get offline because nothing happen on Christmas day night BOY I was suprise I was damn

We becoming SKY news of internet LOL!


32 posted on 12/22/2006 5:40:25 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

He thrives on attention.

He has been lacking lately.

I would not be surprised if he delivered a Christmas present for the world.


33 posted on 12/22/2006 5:50:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

I see well Tiger been right Chia Pet is like a five year old child want attention ME ME

You might be right I would't be suprise I come home from my Christmas brunch with my parential units see breaking news North Korea launch a missile


34 posted on 12/22/2006 5:52:38 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine
"You might be right I would't be suprise I come home from my Christmas brunch with my parential units..."


35 posted on 12/22/2006 6:01:03 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus

That sweet of youu Monk you got my parential unit in good light that sweet of youuu

Merry Christmas Monk


36 posted on 12/22/2006 6:01:46 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

Merry Christmas SevenofNine


37 posted on 12/22/2006 6:10:17 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: HAL9000

bump


38 posted on 12/22/2006 6:46:40 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Gov't: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Re #31

Anti-Christ crashing Christmas spirit with a nuke... makes sense.

39 posted on 12/22/2006 8:41:12 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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