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Churchill
18th January 2009, 19:00
Hidden away in the Sunday times(Bottom of page 26) was the following...


North Korea has made into weapons 68lb of plutonium, enough material for five nuclear warheads, said Selig Harrison, an American nuclear expert, after meeting North Korean officials in Pyongyang. He was told the warheads could not be inspected.

Oh, that's alright then!

BrowneIssue
18th January 2009, 19:06
... and this fellah also said North Korea was reprocessing Plutonium in 1992.

It's taking them a long time to build a bomb and kill us all, innit?

TheFaQQer
18th January 2009, 19:20
... and this fellah also said North Korea was reprocessing Plutonium in 1992.

It's taking them a long time to build a bomb and kill us all, innit?

Upwards of 45 days...

EternalOptimist
19th January 2009, 09:45
Five nukes...

Use just one & see what happens next... :rollin:

Q. what speaks Korean and glows in the dark ?

DiscoStu
19th January 2009, 09:47
Five nukes...

Use just one & see what happens next... :rollin:

Kim Jong Il will be ok, he's got his protective anorak :happy

oracleslave
19th January 2009, 09:48
Kim Jong Il will be ok, he's got his protective anorak :happy

I have a 'lightning proof' umbrella. Will I be alright?

DiscoStu
19th January 2009, 09:50
I have a 'lightning proof' umbrella. Will I be alright?

You should upgrade to a North Korean anorak if you want the benefit of full protection. DiscoStu Ltd will shortly be importing these and offering them to CUK members at a generous discount.

ace00
19th January 2009, 11:56
Hardly news - they exploded a nuclear warhead about a year or two ago.

Moscow Mule
19th January 2009, 12:50
enough material for five nuclear warheads,

This doesn't mean they've actually built a warhead which is capable of hitting anything meaningful (other than Japan or China).

It's not as simple as strapping some plutonium to the top of a missile and hitting the big red button.

Churchill
19th January 2009, 12:55
This doesn't mean they've actually built a warhead which is capable of hitting anything meaningful (other than Japan or China).

It's not as simple as strapping some plutonium to the top of a missile and hitting the big red button.

Thanks for the clarification. :rolleyes:

Btw, just for your clarification, Nuclear warheads aren't designed to "hit" anything.

Moscow Mule
19th January 2009, 14:25
Thanks for the clarification. :rolleyes:

Btw, just for your clarification, Nuclear warheads aren't designed to "hit" anything.

No, but you start talking about MIRVs, ICBMs and all that other malarky people just glaze over, especially on IT contractor forums.

Churchill
19th January 2009, 14:55
No, but you start talking about MIRVs, ICBMs and all that other malarky people just glaze over, especially on IT contractor forums.

I wouldn't have thought that the delivery platform is the big question here.
(You could put it on a freighter and it could still get to New York...)