Not sure if this was posted yet http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/09/12/nkorea.blast/index.html
Of course it was a friggin nuke. I wouldn't ever believe what this US Official had to say.
Anyway, anyone else agree that the US is just covering this up now so its not another Cold War?
Yeah, but a cold war with Korea wouldn't last too long. Their leaders getting old. Not like the U.S.S.R.
The U.S. official said the cloud could be the result of a forest fire.
Why can't we come up with better lies? :lol:
heh first they were sure it was a nuke, then they were sure it was a new bomb similar to the US's MOAB, and then they were sure it was a forest fire
Well it set off a mushroom cloud 2 miles wide and a story is circulating that a crater at the site is big enough to be seen from space.
If this were a nuke I would not expect the US to keep it hush, they would be screaming bloody murder to get world attention on the matter. I would also expect North Korea to announce the matter as a way of turning up the heat on South Korea, Japan, and the US.
1. Wasn't a nuke. No way that Korea would blow up a nuke and then not boast about it. It's not their style, the little show-offs.
2. The whole "forest fire" thing wasn't official U.S. stance. It was just Condi Rice speculating about the nature of the explosion.
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9th December 2003
mEkImIrMeheh first they were sure it was a nuke, then they were sure it was a new bomb similar to the US's MOAB, and then they were sure it was a forest fire
worse, worser, worst... :p It has to be somekind of WMD though, it not a simple forest fire (or explosion in somekind of factory). Normal explosions and forest fires dont create a mushroom shaped cloud...
I just read up in the news, it appears it was a massive intentional demolition of the entire side of a mountain to build a hydroelectric plant. It must have been a lot of TNT to make an explosion with a 3km-wide mushroom cloud. I would think it would be a bigger explosion than the Halifax explosion of 1917, which was the largest man-made explosion before Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
I didn't make it!
Damnit, for a while I was hoping this would spark off some kind of world war. Oh well, way to crash my hopes and dreams Octo.
Its my job X-C, its my job :D
I dont really buy it though, that would take a hell of a lot of TNT or other explosive to blow up a mountain. It took 5 tons of Benzol, 300 artillery rounds, 122,960 pounds of guncotton, 2300 tons of Pitric Acid, and 4,661,794 pounds [2,115t] of TNT to make 2.5km² of Halifax disappear and windows be shattered up to 100km away. I watched a drama about the Halifax Explosion and they recreated [digitally] the explosion and it would have made a mushroom cloud as well, so them North Koreans would have needed a hell of a lot of explosives to make a mountain go boom.