Can You Say WMDs?

Do you remember the WMDs from the 1990’s and more recently in 2003 before the invasion and occupation of Iraq?

I have written about the rhetoric surrounding the situation with North Korea….but so you do not have to remember that I will give you the link……

Well it has gotten a little louder with this batch of defectors……..

Blood tests on at least one of the North Korean soldiers that defected to the South this year have detected something extremely concerning, according to a South Korean TV channel. Channel A, citing an unnamed South Korean military source, says anthrax antibodies were detected in the soldier, suggesting Pyongyang could be ramping up its biological weapon capabilities, UPI reports. According to Channel A, South Korean authorities have confirmed that the soldier is immune to the deadly bacterium, though it’s not clear whether his immunity comes from vaccination or exposure.

Anthrax can kill within 24 hours if people are not vaccinated, the International Business Times notes, and the South Korean military says its anthrax vaccine will not be ready until the end of 2019. The news adds to concerns about possible biological attacks: The White House released a report last week that said Pyongyang had spent “hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland,” and Japan’s Asahi newspaper recently reported that North Korea has been trying to find ways for anthrax to survive the high temperatures that intercontinental ballistic missiles experience.

The nuke thing was not enough now they are developing biological weapons as well……stir that pot……those damn drums are getting louder.


10 thoughts on “Can You Say WMDs?

  1. I can’t base this on any facts, but I find it hard to believe that a country as dirt-poor as the DPRK even has hundreds of millions of dollars to spend on anything, let alone biological weapons. Unless someone is giving them both the money, and the technology, I would chalk this up as ‘disinformation’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Agreed. Pretty much the same script. This time with some more “proof”… what ever that counts for. Scaremongering to sell more arms, gain more influence or whatever.. Its just getting old in my opinion, greedy kids playing games with peoples lives.

  3. Thank you for this posting, Chuq! I also think its “fake news”, but desinformation always is used during or for preparing a war. ;-(
    Much more of interest could be the usage of forbitten weapons by any of our “democratic states”.

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