North Korea detonates nuclear bomb
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6032525.stmNorth Korea says it has carried out its first test of a nuclear weapon, the state news agency (KCNA) has reported.
It said the underground test, carried out in defiance of international warnings, was a success and had not resulted in any leak of radiation.
The White House said South Korean and US intelligence had detected a seismic event at a suspected test site.
The White House said the reported test was a "provocative act", while China denounced it as "brazen".
A lot of angry people in the world this morning. South Korea has gone as far as hinting as military reprisals.
Undesirable as it is to see another nation join the nuclear club, no one has any right to take military action against other nation for acquiring nukes. I suspect there is going to be much stomping of feet in anger for a while and then NK will be quietly accepted into the club, just as India and Pakistan were a few years ago.
Speaking of which, *Pakistan* (of all people) was one of the nations that has expressed its anger and despair at North Korea's test. You couldn't fucking make it up.