The man who taught North Korea how to build a nuke says there is no way the North will follow though on its threats. In an interview with Fox News Pakistani Dr. Abdul Qadeer (A.Q.) Khan, the says he doubts North Korea will explode a nuclear device in its current face-off with the United States and South Korea, saying the regime of Kim Jong Un is “not very stupid.”
Note: A clear indication of a regime being crazy is when a guy from a crazy regime says-even they are not crazy enough to use nukes.
Kahn told Fox News: “
Oh, no, no, no, they (the North Koreans ) are not very stupid … few people blow it up and get hype, blow it against proportion. North Korea is such a small country, if America drops a single bomb, there won’t be any North Korea on the map of the world. The North Koreans know it very well and the Americans know it very well, but for sheer propaganda and publicity both play the game.”
According to Fox, Khan (no relation to Khan Noonien Singh) was a frequent visitor to North Koraa helping them with their missile program (Pakistan first demonstrated its successful nuclear detonation in Chagai in May 1998, under Khan’s supervision).
His lab research center, Khan Research Labs (KRL) in Kahuta, quickly became known worldwide for selling and spreading nuclear weapons technology. Khan became a “nuclear Johnny Appleseed,” spreading weapons technology to anyone who would pay the price.
Khan’s client list includes Libya, China, Iran and others. Despite his 2004 confession on Pakistani national television, Khan continues to blame several high-ranking military and government officials including Benazir Bhutto, who was twice elected prime minister before being killed in a suicide bomb attack in December 2007.
Hopefully Kim Jong Un has at least the minimal intelligence that Dr. Kahn claims. But perhaps not. Today the North Korean regime told all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war.
“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war due to the evermore undisguised hostile actions of the United States and the south Korean puppet warmongers and their moves for a war against” the North, said a statement by the North Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, an organization that deals with regional matters.
Gee, that doesn’t sound very smart.