North Korea claims it can now wipe out Manhattan with a hydrogen bomb

On Sunday, North Korea, through their DPRK state-run news outlet, threatened that they now possess the ability to wipe out Manhattan with a hydrogen bomb.

Kim Jong-Un in North Korea

While the Obama administration is playing down the threat, growing evidence suggests North Korea now possess not only the materials to build the bomb, but possibly the ability to launch one at the United States.

“Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union,” DPRK Today, a state-run outlet, reported Sunday. DPRK stands for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea’s official name.

“If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there would be killed immediately and the city would burn down to ashes,” the report said, citing a nuclear scientist named Cho Hyong Il.

On January 6th, North Korea announced they had successfully detonated a Hydrogen Bomb; weeks later they successfully launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite — the kind of rocket that could be used to deliver a nuclear device.

While U.S. officials publicly play down North Korea’s ability to launch an attack, claiming North Korea’s warheads are too small, Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia nonproliferation program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, warned against dismissing the claim too soon.

“It does not look like U.S. devices, to be sure, but it is hard to know if aspects of the model are truly implausible or simply that North Korean nuclear weapons look different than their Soviet and American cousins,” Lewis wrote on 38 North, a website devoted to North Korea. “The size, however, is consistent with my expectations for North Korea.”

How big of a threat is an H-Bomb?

The “H-bomb” is not a weapon to be underestimated. A blast from an H-bomb is believed to be 1000 times more powerful than the atom bombs dropped on Japan during WWII. The A-bombs dropped by American forces on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed more than 200,000 people.

At the moment, Russia, USA, China, Britain and France are the only known countries to possess hydrogen bombs.

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  1. North Korea has declined to allow the international banking cartel to infiltrate their economic system. With such good judgement economically, it is unlikely they would be silly enough to bomb Manhattan. On the other hand, some of our “friends” with nukes are as unpredictable as they are irrational.

  2. North Korea also claims that the Kims are the greatest leaders ever and that they can economically devastate the entire world while they can’t even keep their own people fed. Plus if they’d really tested an H bomb we’d know. You can’t hide thermonuclear detonations in this day and age.

  3. I know our laws say we can’t assassinate political leaders, but I would love to be the one to plant a 7.62 between this guys lookers. He needs to be taken out, permanently.

  4. I’m sure they are full of it, but I for one would be okay with them wiping out New York city, just make sure all the leftist are in town when it happens. And while they are at it how about taking out the more leftist parts of California too. And maybe DC would be a really good place also. Just think how much better off we would be if all three of those bastions of leftist ideology were gone.

  5. A piss ant country is stomping it’s feet saying it can nuke one city of the most powerful country on the planet. We have more power in one sub then 1/2 doz other countries that have nukes.

    Why should we be worried???

    It’s one thing when a terrorist threatens us (they have no country to nuke back) but N Korea is not hard to find, just look on any map. They can’t move it and we know how to find them any time we get a president with a spine to have the will to protect us.

    • I understand what you are saying about N.K. but don’t forget the last time the u.s. was over there fighting they got their asses handed to them.

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