Looks like our friends to the north are ready to conduct their third nuclear test:

Seoul said that the North has the means to conduct a nuclear test once a decision is made by its leadership. The latest spy satellite photos of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site showed workers had built screens over the entrances of tunnels where nuclear weapons may have been buried in preparation for a test. The screens could be hiding last-minute preparations from satellite observation and are viewed as a tell-tale sign that the test may be imminent.

I’m willing to bet the North Koreans detonate that sucker on Super Bowl Sunday because even Kim Jong-un has got to think all the reverence in the media for Ray Lewis is bullshit.

Speaking of bullshit, Seoul is warning that this third test ain’t like the other two:

In a meeting with ministry officials, Yu Woo-ik claimed the overall situation facing South Korea remains grave and made clear that it is wrong to view the expected atomic detonation in the same light as the tests conducted in 2006 and 2009.

“The first and second tests can be seen as part of Pyongyang’s efforts to develop nuclear capability, while a third detonation could mean it is in the final stages (of making weapons),” he claimed.

Or it could mean Pyongyang has one less bomb to drop.