All the news about the North Koreans (NorKs) is disturbing.
Assuming the recent explosion was the detonation of a nuclear device and not -- as The Onion posits -- simply a celebration of Underground Independence Day, there is now a bigger chess piece on the global grid.
But there are also a lot of people wondering how genuine the NorKs announcement is. One arms blogger thinks the device was a dud. Instapundit thinks the NorKs are just trying to get attention.
I mean, there's plenty of precedent. The Chinese are particularly pissed about an influx from the NorKs of counterfeit US dollars, counterfeit Viagra and counterfeit cigarettes.
Fake drugs, fake smokes and fake greenbacks. Possibly a fake nuke. It all makes me want to fake drink.
tagged: nukes, North Korea, nuclear, NorKs, counterfeit, China