Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Did Beloved Leader's Nuke Fizzle Out?

North Korea's nuke may have been a dud.

From the Washington Times:
U.S. intelligence agencies say, based on preliminary indications, that North Korea did not produce its first nuclear blast yesterday.

U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that seismic readings show that the conventional high explosives used to create a chain reaction in a plutonium-based device went off, but that the blast's readings were shy of a typical nuclear detonation.
This would be a humiliating culmination for Kim Jong-il, which would make him even more intransigent and dangerous.

Below: File photo, Beloved Leader debates whether to spit or swallow.