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die Atom Tests von Nord Korea – North Korea carries out fourth nuclear test

Januar 8, 2016 1 Kommentar

North Korea carries out fourth nuclear test

06 January 2016

Historic Airbus Defence and Space imagery shows the northern test site at Punggye-ri, 1 May 2014. (© CNES 2014, Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. / IHS)

Key Points

  • North Korea’s fourth nuclear test is unlikely to have been of a hydrogen (thermonuclear) weapon, as claimed by Pyongyang.
  • Other possibilities are that the test involved tritium in a ‚boosted bomb‘, or that it was a simple fission weapon.
  • Ultimately, North Korea is unlikely to have sufficiently operationalised a nuclear device for a warhead, and additional sanctions are the most likely outcome from the test.

On 6 January, North Korea claimed to have conducted an underground test of a nuclear explosive device at 1000 local time. The device is highly unlikely to have been a hydrogen (thermonuclear) bomb, as announced by North Korean media outlets, but instead the use of the term ‚H bomb‘ may have been a reference to the hydrogen isotopes used in a boosted fission weapon, indicative of North Korea’s developing weapons capabilities.

This test – described by the United States as a „highly provocative act“ – followed the apparently successful launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on 21 December, and a series of violent incidents along the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), the de facto land border with South Korea, in August 2015. North Korea views the development of its capabilities in ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons as key to its national security, specifically as a deterrent against South Korea and the United States, with which it is still technically at war.

Test assessment

The seismic event that signalled the nuclear test occurred near the previous nuclear test site at Punggye-ri, where three earlier tests were conducted in 2006, 2009, and 2013. In all likelihood, this was a fourth nuclear test. Early reports of the seismic magnitude were 5.1, similar to the most recent test by North Korea in 2013. If the test took place in a tunnel at a mountain site at Pyungge-ri – which is not necessarily certain – then this would probably have been conducted at one of the two southern tunnels, which are in deep shadow during this time of year and little activity is therefore detectable by commercial satellite imagery.

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Nachdem Einsatz der Bundes Marine, der Steinmeier Mafia mit dem Richter Mehlis, ist der Libanon unter Kontrolle der IS Terroristen

Januar 8, 2016 3 Kommentare

Alles wird verschwiegen, vertuscht, verdreht nur die Terroristen Förderung, Duldung von Waffen Lieferungen an Terroristen, auch durch die Albaner Mafia unter dem Schutz der Bundes Marine (Blaue Reise, auf Kosten des Steuerzahlers, mit dem Marine Schrott des Neoliberalen Produktion)

Islamic State releases photos from captured Libyan town of Bin Jawad

The Islamic State Libyan “province” has released photos from the town of Bin Jawad on the Mediterranean coast. Earlier this week, the jihadists released a statement saying they had “managed to take complete control over the coastal city.” It is likely that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s followers were operating in Bin Jawad for several months beforehand, but the claimed capture of the town is part of a new offensive against Libya’s oil facilities in neighboring areas.

The photos show the Islamic State’s fighters burning cigarettes in Bin Jawad. This is a common motif in the jihadists’ propaganda, as it demonstrates that their radical version of sharia law is being implemented in the territory under their control. Indeed, that is likely the purpose of the photos: to show that the “caliphate” is in charge in Bin Jawad, Libya.

Separately, the Islamic State-linked ‘Amaq news agency has produced a short video, just over one minute long, from the coastal town. The video depicts various buildings, a market, and key roadways as being in the jihadists’ possession. Screen shots from the video can be seen below.

Photos from Bin Jawad:

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Screenshots from ‘Amaq News Agency video in Bin Jawad:

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Thomas Joscelyn is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Senior Editor for The Long War Journal.

Islamic State releases photos from captured Libyan town of Bin Jawad

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