President Trump might have been onto something after accusing Kim Jong Un of having a faulty “nuclear button” on his desk, since according to shocking new claims by a US government official, the North Korean dictator may have accidentally dropped a bomb on one of his own cities.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
The official, who has remained anonymous, unveiled to The Diplomat that, according to his inside knowledge, a failed missile launch ended with the explosive descending down onto a town populated by 200,000 North Koreans.
Claiming to have deep intel about Pyongyang’s weapons programs, the source alleges that, on April 28, 2017, the Hwasong KN-17 rocket took off from Puckchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province.
But within a minute of airtime, the missile malfunctioned and gradually descended for 25 miles before striking a building within Chongsin-dong in Tokchon.
The anonymous source allegedly revealed the exact location of the bomb’s landfall and, indeed, Google Earth images appear to show an obliterated building that, only a few months earlier, was standing:
Accidental Bomb Strike In North Korea
AFTER THE MISSILE LAUNCH (May 2017):
BEFORE THE MISSILE LAUNCH (October 2016):
The official also alleges that, had the launch been successful, it would have landed in the northern region of the Sea of Japan.
No casualties seem to have resulted despite striking such a heavily-populated city.
As The Daily Mail reports:
“There have been no reported deaths as a result of the apparent stray rocket, but the damaged building is close to heavily populated areas.
“In November, North Korea test-fired its most powerful ICBM ever which is likely capable of striking almost anywhere on earth.
“Kim Jong-un could be seen walking alongside a huge new mobile launch platform, which Pyongyang said was specifically constructed for the missile, before the rocket was maneuvered into place.
“The Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched eastward from Pyongsong in North Korea’s South Pyongan Province.”
The new allegations lend surprising credence to President Trump’s latest bombastic tweets accusing Kim Jong Un of having a faulty nuclear button on his desk.