Was Moon behind timing of N. Korea nuke test to sway vote on next UN chief?
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Oct 10, 2006, 00:26
(WMR) -- WMR's intelligence sources
with links to North Korea report that some media sources are hyping the
kilo-tonnage of North Korea's underground nuclear weapons test. Although some
outlets are reporting that the bomb tested by North Korea was 5 to 15 kilotons,
in fact, it was between 1.5 and 2.4 kilotons, considered a surprisingly low
yield by Western scientists. By comparison, the bombs dropped by the United
States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were 22 kilotons.
The test was
conducted in an underground tunnel at Kilju in northeast North Korea, near the
were surprised that North Korea conducted their test before the November 7 U.S.
election, handing a national security plum to the Bush administration, others
point to the test coming on the eve of the UN Security Council vote on the
selection of the replacement for Kofi Annan as Secretary General. The South
Korean Foreign Minister, Ban Ki-moon, a "non-denominational Korean
Christian," is believed to have links to the Unification Church of GOP and Bush supporter
Sun Myung Moon.
Sun Myung Moon also
has significant economic interests in North Korea, reportedly partly owning a
hotel in Pyongyang and a North Korean Fiat automobile plant.
The low yield North
Korean A-test, conveniently timed on the eve of the Security Council vote on
Ban Ki-moon, may forestall any Security Council permanent member veto on Ban
Ki-moon, considering his nationality and popularity as an intermediary with
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