Thursday, April 4, 2013
APRIL 3 NORTH KOREA DECLARES WAR ON EVERYONE
Our mission at the DUNER BLOG is keep you informed on "stories you might have missed." And while no informed world citizen has failed to notice NORTH KOREA's recent antics, there has been sooo many recently, we felt the need to summarize. Let's check out the People's Republic of North Korea's shenanigans this year so far...
February 12. Underground Nuclear Test. On this day, an army spokesman proudly announced to a skeptical world that North Korea had successfully completed another nuclear test. Seconds later, scientists at the USGS conducted research. They confirmed the occurrence of a 4.9 earthquake in North Korea on the same date. The epicenter was only a kilometer below the surface...another piece of evidence that it was likely a bomb. However, we don't know for sure if it was a nuclear blast or just a bunch of TNT to simulate one. So far, no traces of radiation have been found in neighboring nations. However, what makes this test unnerving is that North Korea said it was a miniature devise...one that can me mounted on a missile and sent to the USA or Japan.
March 14. Assasination Attempt. Last month, the South Korean Secret Service issued a troubling statement. According to their agents, a violent gun-battle involving Kim Jong Un's motorcade occured on the streets of the capital. They assumed it is connected to the recent abrupt dismissal of a high military official, Kim Jong Chul. This enraged his supporters...which is not smart ...especially considering that in North Korea, the army generals are the only ones in the country who have access to firearms. Naturally, Kim Jung Un denied everything.
March 26. B-2 Bombers Come To Korea. Every year, the USA and South Korea conduct joint military operations in March. See...much like sports teams...armies practice to be prepared for the main event. However, this year's scrimmage was decidedly different. Just to show Kim Jong Un who is boss, the U.S. Air Force brought along...for the first time ever... their star player: The B-2 Bomber. The stealth bomber is undetectable to radar and can fly around the world without refueling.
NOTE: While conducting research for this blog, we came across the Korean Central News Agency's (KCNA) hilarious website. It has great stories like "Man steals yacht. Sails to North Korea to Live in Paradise."