N Korea has the hydrogen bomb. Now what? [and from another] North Korea Shaken by Strong Tremors in likely Nuclear Test. September 3, 2017. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/02/north-korea-shaken-by-strong-tremor... North Korea was shaken by as many as two strong tremors on Sunday, with the South's officials saying it was presumed to be a sixth nuclear test. North Korean television later reportedly said it was a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. The USGS initially reported a first tremor as a 5.6 magnitude, but later raised it to 6.3, while China's earthquake administration said it detected a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Northeastern North Korea. [and from another] Earthquake at North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Following Hydrogen Bomb Announcement. September 2, 2017. https://www.infowars.com/earthquake-at-north-koreas-nuclear-test-si... According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the quake came from Punggyeri, home to North Korea’s underground nuclear test site. China later reported a second earthquake, magnitude 4.6, due to a suspected “cave in” following the explosion. [and from another] In latest test, North Korea Detonates its most Powerful Nuclear Device yet. September 3, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-latest-test-no... Even if Kim Jong Un’s regime is exaggerating its feats, scientific evidence showed that North Korea had crossed an important threshold and had detonated a nuclear device that was vastly more powerful than its last — and almost seven times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. [and from another] With Powerful Nuclear Bomb, Kim Dares Trump and Xi to Stop Him. September 3, 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-03/with-powerful-nu... In detonating North Korea’s most powerful nuclear bomb yet, Kim Jong Un is betting it’s too late for either U.S. President Donald Trump or Chinese leader Xi Jinping to be able to take away his atomic arsenal. [and from another] US will launch 'Massive Military Response' to NKorea threats: Mattis. September 3, 2017. https://www.yahoo.com/news/defense-sec-mattis-many-military-1534283... Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. Kim Jong-Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council's unified voice. All members unanimously agreed on the threat North Korea poses and remain unanimous in their commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. [and from another] Russia orders Mass Evacuation over North Korea Missile Launch. August 29, 2017. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/640943/russia-evacuatio... Russia has dramatically relocated 1,500 people from its border with North Korea after Kim Jong-un's latest missile launch. North Korea angered the international community by launching a missile that flew directly over Japan. As Trump reeled from the provocative test, thousands of people from the city of Vladivostok were moved as part of an emergency operation.
What is N Korea’s chubby dictator Kim trying to achieve by pushing forward with his nuclear program? He is seeking to become powerful enough that no other country, including the US and his immediate neighbors China and Russia, can control him. Though he has not been directly threatening China and Russia, a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula would spread pollution to their countries. Beijing, nearby, is China’s capitol, and Putin has already evacuated Vladivostok in anticipation of such conflicts. The S Korea city of Seoul holds tens of millions, including US soldiers stationed there since the Korean War.
Kim has had nuclear capability for some years, but did not have the capability of delivering a bomb outside of his country. Meanwhile, while refusing to reign back his nuclear program, he has developed missile capability. He now has ICBM missiles capable of reaching Alaska and Guam and of course Japan. In April, 2017 the Council of Worlds intervened to scuttle one of Kim’s ICBM launches, but what steps the Council will take in the future is not known. Meanwhile, everyone blusters and counter blusters and Kim sees himself soon being too powerful to stop.
Kim has the mindset of a typical bully, and their lust for power knows no bounds. When they get a grip on a country, they reign for decades and are virtually impervious to attempts to stop them. Kim envisions being able to dictate to the world, essentially master of his Universe. Drunk with success, he feels unstoppable. Before this point in time, Kim was susceptible to economic pressure from China, but he continued his endeavors in secret. The Service-to-Self lie, so any agreements were broken.
Now what. The latest nuclear test demonstrates two things quite clearly – he now can develop a hydrogen bomb and by setting it off on the N Korean border with Russia and China, he is openly taunting them. He now has also threatened these two powerful neighbors, but what steps they will take in the immediate future is also not known. In the past, we mentioned being able to deactivate stockpiles of nuclear weapons, and have done so, though to honor the Council of Worlds requirement that an Element of Doubt exist re the alien presence, a dirty bomb might be allowed to detonate.
Now what? Several scenarios exist. The standoff could continue while the Earth changes that precede the coming Pole Shift worsen, but given the importance of Russia’s Far East in the Aftertime to both Russia and China, this would be untenable. The palace guard around Kim could finally manage to unseat Kim, replacing him with a more reasonable member of the royal family. Russia and China could join in a military assault, creating an occupation of N Korea. Or the West, including Japan and the US and S Korea, could bomb and invade N Korea in a return to the Korean War. The future is not yet written.