N korea's nuke test, 05.25.09
"We have successfully conducted another nuclear test on May 25 as part of the republic's measures to strengthen its nuclear deterrent," the official KCNA news agency said.
It said the test would "contribute to defending the sovereignty of the country and the nation and socialism and ensuring peace and security on the Korean Peninsula."
The underground test is the North's second explosion of a nuclear device and its most powerful, KCNA said.
North Korea is believed to have extracted enough weapons grade plutonium for about eight bombs.
This is the second test they have done.
Paradigm Intel indicates N. Korea is operating in collusion with Iran.
Establishing a protocol for 3rd world nations testing nukes.
Paradigm Intel suggests thst N. Korea will be sharing the data
and technology with Iran, and Iran will be testing their own nuke
within a few months.
Its a question of how fast they can transfer the technology and materials
to Iran for a price of course. To be sure there is a profit motive in the
arrangement with Iran.
This will speed up strike preparations against Iran by Israel.
Paradigm Intel also suggest Iranian nuclear scientists were present at the test.
This also points to China's waning influence with N Korea.
N.Korea is not taking the sanctions seriously.
Its clear sanctions have failed to deter N. Korea or Iran from
their nuclear pursuits.
Will the response to a Iranian nuke test be the same
as the responses to N. Korea's nuke tests.
Paradigm Intel indicates that Israel would act.
And that an Iranian nuclear power maybe Obama's legacy.
Since 1998, power in the North had been divided among the National Defense Commission, which Kim heads, the Supreme People’s Assembly, and standing committees. The constitutional revision heralds a new era in which Kim is officially recognized as supreme leader.
According to the revision, soldiers are given sovereign authority under a right that had been given to laborers and farmers for a long time. The North Korean military now also has the duty of protecting their revolutionary leaders led by Kim Jong Il, providing legal support for Kim’s "military-first" policy.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il collapsed from a stroke on Aug. 14 and underwent surgery performed with help from five Chinese military doctors dispatched by China at North Korea's request, according to multiple Chinese sources.
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The main subtypes of this disease described at the moment are: mild cognitive impairment, multi-infarct dementia, vascular dementia due to a strategic single infarct (affecting the thalamus, the anterior cerebral artery, the parietal lobes or the cingulate gyrus), vascular dementia due to hemorrhagic lesions, small vessel disease (which includes vascular dementia due to lacunar lesions and Binswanger's disease), and mixed Alzheimer's and vascular dementia.
Vascular lesions can be the result of diffuse cerebrovascular disease or focal lesions (or a combination of both, which is what is observed in the majority of cases). Mixed dementia is diagnosed when patients have evidence of AD and cerebrovascular disease, either clinically or based on neuroimaging evidence of ischemic lesions. In fact vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease often coexist, especially in older patients with dementia.
Tokyo and other regional capitals are tensely watching to see how Washington handles the second crisis precipitated by Pyongyang less than a month after it tested a ballistic missile. Tehran is just as agog. DEBKAfile's military sources note that North Korea and Iran are closely and secretly coordinated on their military nuclear programs.
For instance, most of the missile guidance technology which gave the long-range Seijl 2 surface missile tested by Iran Wednesday, May 20, its bull's-eye accuracy came from Pyongyang. Iran's long-range missile test was carried out less than a month after North Korea's own internationally condemned missile test launch on April 5. The Security Council chairman rebuked this test, for which the North Korean government demanded an apology and reopened its plutonium reactors in reprisal.
Tehran may therefore be expected to be not far behind its nuclear partner in conducting its own first nuclear test. Iranian nuclear and missile scientists are regularly invited to attend North Korea's missile and nuclear systems experiments and performance in recent years.
The US army chief, Adm. Mike Mullen warned Sunday, May 24, that Iran may attain a nuclear weapon any time between one and three years from now.
If someone were to stike N. Korea HARD, they would have little counter response left, and would be a clear message to Iran.
It maybe safer and eaiser to hit N.Korea than Iran. G