The more authoritarian nations of the globe have long been obsessed with the idea of possessing a weapon that would allow them to hold the entire world hostage. This is the allure of tyranny in a nutshell: Being the singular entity who is in charge of the blade of the guillotine.
Russian has long led the way in this regard, creating ever-more terrifying nuclear weapons capable of annihilating not only their enemies, but civilization as we know it.
Now that Russia’s friendship circle is expanding rapidly, it looks as though the rest of the despots are getting the same idea.
Analysts were skeptical about the extent of any new threat, but said the claims showed North Korea’s determination to showcase growing capabilities in order to strengthen its hand in dealing with the West.
The nuclear-capable drone called “Haeil” — meaning tsunami in Korean — can be deployed from the coast or towed by a ship in order to destroy naval strike groups or enemy ports, the state-run KCNA news agency reported.
It was designed to “stealthily infiltrate into operational waters and make a super-scale radioactive tsunami through underwater explosion,” KCNA said. The craft traveled at a depth of 80 to 150 meters (262 to 492 feet) for almost 60 hours, and detonated a test warhead at a target standing for an enemy port, it said.
North Korea’s relationship with Russia has been improving of late, and this weapon sounds awfully inspired by Vladimir Putin’s “Poseidon” doomsday weapon.
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