North Korea has been beating the war drum for months.
Every other day, another insane threat comes from their leader, Kim Jong Un.
And one satellite image shows those threats are more than words and that we could be in big trouble.
Those newly released satellite images show hectic activity at a North Korean nuclear test site.
That activity is likely the precursor of a new nuclear missile launch or a test.
North Korea has become infamous in past weeks for using missile tests in order intimidate their enemies.
While none of the launches have struck another country, any single one of their next launches could be different.
As reported by the International Business Times:
“Satellite imagery of a North Korean nuclear test site reportedly reveals hectic activity, sparking fears of a potential missile launch or nuclear test. Images from a commercial satellite of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea purportedly show four or five vehicles or trailers present at the entrance of the site where North Korea’s previous four nuclear tests took place.
The activity may indicate that North Korea is gearing up for its sixth nuclear test. Satellite images also indicate that some construction material, presumably sand and aggregate, remains undisturbed at the site, according to a report by US think tank 38 North.
The report stated: “That material, if it is sand and aggregate, when mixed with concrete, may be intended to ‘stem,’ that is to plug segments of the tunnel to prevent a nuclear explosion from escaping into the atmosphere.””
While the hectic activities at the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility is troubling, it is the lack of activity at the actual nuclear site that is troubling many experts.
The fact that the activity appears to be inside the facility shows that the site is either in the final stages of test preparation or is fully operational and ready to fire.
If the site is ready to go, all it would take is an order from Kim Jong Un for the site to launch a missile strike.
South Korean officials believe it would only take one hour after the order is handed down for a missile launch to take place.
“Satellite images also reportedly show that apart from a few mining carts and two trucks at the West Portal, there’s little to no activity at the nuclear site. According to 38 North, this lack of activity may indicate that either “Pyongyang is in the final stages of test preparation or that the site is in a standard operating mode.”
On Friday (24 March), South Korean officials warned that Pyongyang appeared to be in the last stages of preparing for yet another nuclear test and could carry out detonations within hours of an order issued by leader Kim Jong-un.””
North Korea is clearly not messing around.
With their advancements in nuclear technology, they are a threat to the world.
But thankfully we have President Trump in the White House, and he is clearly ready to play hardball if he needs to.
We will keep you up to date on this story as developments come in.