Shocked, that’s what I am, shocked!
Courtesy of WaPo:
U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence.
Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence.
The findings are the latest to show ongoing activity inside North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities at a time when the country’s leaders are engaged in arms talks with the United States. The new intelligence does not suggest an expansion of North Korea’s capabilities but shows that work on advanced weapons is continuing weeks after President Trump declared in a Twitter posting that Pyongyang was “no longer a Nuclear Threat.”
The reports about new missile construction come after recent revelations about a suspected uranium-enrichment facility, called Kangson, that North Korea is operating in secret. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged during Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories “continue to produce fissile material” used in making nuclear weapons. He declined to say whether Pyongyang is building new missiles.
Of course, they are still working on their nuclear program and building new missiles.
Why wouldn’t they?
After all, Kim Jong Un got Trump to roll over and discontinue the joint military exercises with South Korea, while also promising to not place any more sanctions on his country, and all he had to do in return was deliver 55 boxes that may or may not contain the remains of American servicemen killed in the war.
If there was ever any doubt about whether or not Trump actually wrote the book “Art of the Deal” we are having every shred of that doubt removed each day that he remains in office.