BTW, I STILL BELIEVE that these “nukes” are just a few thousand tons of urea based fertilizer that South Korea gave NK. South Korea has given them 1,000,000 tons in the last 10 years, nitrate and urea based.
If you look at the seismographic chart, it has two peaks to it, not one. It wasn’t a nuke but a huge chemical explosive detonated from two sides for maximum effect.
“It wasnt a nuke but a huge chemical explosive”
usually we send a spy plane to pick up leaked isotopes, and the results are not published. Pretty sure from seismic results this was a nuke. Chemical explosives cannot be microsecond fast no matter how big. Look up Misty Picture or Minor Scale seismic profiles (kiloton conventional blasts).
I am with you,
Like Iran with their stealth fighter they are both FOS.
I've been saying that since the first "fizzle", their results are nothing but a bluff. A chemical explosion of sufficient magnitude, spiked with the appropriate isotopes and noble gasses is a lot cheaper then actually going nuclear. Do you remember a couple of years ago, the Norks had an "industrial accident" that damn near erased one of their cities? A train loaded with "fertilizer" exploded as it was passing through a rail yard. There were rumors that it was sabotage and the plot was to take out Kimm the elder who's private train was scheduled to pass through the same rail yard. Kimm's train was delayed. I have satellite pictures of before and after and they show the city as decimated.
I'm guessing they bought the technology from the Pakistanis but couldn't afford to follow through with producing the hardware. A gun type design is simple, crude and easy to build but it is large and heavy, requiring a heavy bomber to carry it. If they faked a plutonium implosion device it would lend credibility to their threats of a missile attack.
The Red Chinese would give the Norks the whole package if they wanted them to have it. The Chinese will not do so because they do not want the crazy Koreans to start WWIII just when they have achieved economic ascendancy over the US and their "Manchurian candidate" is gutting our military. Why go to war and spoil all that real estate when all they need do is wait and the apple will fall right off the tree into their hands.
I didn’t know urea based fertilizer has a radiation signature.
Or a temperature inversion on the day and it bounced off the thermal and got a twofer dead cat’n rice bounce..... My swag on that.