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(Yahoo)   North Korea would like to remind everyone that while they lack food, basic sanitation and a sane leader, they DO have lots and lots of artillery   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 99
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2010-08-09 10:12:35 AM
You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
 
2010-08-09 10:21:03 AM
When was the last time something made in Korea actually worked?
 
2010-08-09 10:22:35 AM
well, that's a great combination.
 
2010-08-09 11:32:45 AM
And I'm willing to bet we know exactly where it's kept, setting Best Korea peasants up for a fantastic firework display.
 
2010-08-09 12:22:15 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2010-08-09 12:39:45 PM
myanimalblog.files.wordpress.com
Kim Jong Eel
 
2010-08-09 12:47:15 PM
Worth re-posting:

Playground Politics: North Korea (Crappy quality, but funny.)
 
2010-08-09 12:47:23 PM
Rots and rots?
 
2010-08-09 01:15:33 PM
It's delicious if you cook it right.
 
2010-08-09 01:16:42 PM
Aw, look at them posturing up there, thinking they're big boys. They're so cute.
 
2010-08-09 01:17:41 PM
A million man army without food is pretty worthless. You can't eat HE artillery shells.
 
2010-08-09 01:18:23 PM
lajimi: When was the last time something made in Korea actually worked?



Most of their artillery is Chinese and Russian made from the early 90's. I wonder how much of it still works.

I can't imagine they've had much in the way of training, maintenance, spare parts, and etc for the pieces for the last 20 years.
 
2010-08-09 01:18:45 PM
FTA: Landed harmlessly in the ocean

Well DUH! When you are an Island it can only land in the ocean. Stupid writers!
 
2010-08-09 01:20:24 PM
Yeah the funny part is also how, following US-SK stage joint naval exercise with 4500 men, 29 ships, and 50 fighter jets, NK demonstrates its own naval power by kidnapping a small SK-Chinese fishing boat

There... take THAT, Amewica! You gonna have to beg to get doze fwishamen back!

/and Fark didn't consider my headline greenlightable... the world is not a fair place
 
2010-08-09 01:22:05 PM
Meh. Only a small fraction of their artillery has the range to hit Seoul itself, and then only from a relatively small area.
 
2010-08-09 01:22:09 PM
Bunnyhat: lajimi: When was the last time something made in Korea actually worked?



Most of their artillery is Chinese and Russian made from the early 90's. I wonder how much of it still works.

I can't imagine they've had much in the way of training, maintenance, spare parts, and etc for the pieces for the last 20 years.


The North Korean military is probably the only thing in the country that does work. Artillery is a really basic bit of kit. It's a tube with a bomb stuck in the bottom of it. There's not really a lot to maintain. And they do have lots and lots of it.
 
2010-08-09 01:24:30 PM
We have more.
 
2010-08-09 01:24:30 PM
www.motifake.com

GIS for North Korean Artillery
 
2010-08-09 01:25:11 PM
so, what is that massive looking minigun in the pic? it almost looks like it's mounted to the tank behind it.
 
2010-08-09 01:26:38 PM
It would be the smartest war we got in to after WWII.

Smart on account of we would get to help blast the shiat out of the country and then China and SKorea would do all the grunt work to clean it up.

I'd also like to see all the documentaries on how scared the NKorean people are of every foreigner that comes to help.
 
2010-08-09 01:27:37 PM
Where the fark does North Korea get the money to spend on all their weapons exactly? Wtf do they export? Anything besides propaganda and crazy?
 
2010-08-09 01:28:50 PM
But they do not have nukes.
 
2010-08-09 01:29:44 PM
Bunnyhat: lajimi: When was the last time something made in Korea actually worked?



Most of their artillery is Chinese and Russian made from the early 90's. I wonder how much of it still works.

I can't imagine they've had much in the way of training, maintenance, spare parts, and etc for the pieces for the last 20 years.


Well, gun artillery really isn't all that complicated. From a fixed, surveyed position you don't really need fancy computerized controls, and the tube itself is fairly rugged. Plus, since they aren't shot on a regular basis, they probably don't really wear out. Training is probably conducted with a small subset of the available artillery, so you only have to worry about maintaining those weapons on a regular basis. For the 'front line' guns, they probably just go through regular PMCS.
 
2010-08-09 01:30:13 PM
DonBot, that's not a tank. It's a 20 mil triple-A emplacement. Note the radar dome.
 
2010-08-09 01:30:38 PM
Best Korea's leaders and military will have plenty of food -- it's just the public that will not. Saber rattling during good times turns to international requests for food during harsh times. Lather- rinse-repeat.
 
2010-08-09 01:31:41 PM
I really wish South Korea would call their bluff someday and stomp the shiat out of the north. I'm tired of hearing about their childish temper tantrums of attention.
 
2010-08-09 01:32:59 PM
Maybe they were just fishing.
 
2010-08-09 01:36:44 PM
It was just the Glorious Leader fly fishing.
 
2010-08-09 01:36:49 PM
TheDonBot: so, what is that massive looking minigun in the pic? it almost looks like it's mounted to the tank behind it.

It looks like a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, similar in concept to a ZSU-23 but mounting a rotary cannon.
 
2010-08-09 01:41:22 PM
Maybe they launch all of them into the ocean?

Or the libyan tactic - straight up.
 
2010-08-09 01:44:29 PM
dittybopper: TheDonBot: so, what is that massive looking minigun in the pic? it almost looks like it's mounted to the tank behind it.

It looks like a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, similar in concept to a ZSU-23 but mounting a rotary cannon.


On closer inspection, those aren't tracks.

But it is an AAA piece.
 
2010-08-09 01:48:51 PM
ultraholland: Aw, look at them posturing up there, thinking they're big boys. They're so cute.

Yeah, they stayed pretty quiet during the military exercises between us and S Korea. Now that we left, they start rattling their sabers again.

Your right, it is cute.

/I wonder if they realize the single carrier battle group we had there could have decimated their "military".
 
2010-08-09 01:54:06 PM
Take that Poseidon!
 
2010-08-09 01:59:04 PM
Non.story.
 
2010-08-09 02:00:22 PM
Whatthefark:
/I wonder if they realize the single carrier battle group we had there could have decimated their "military".


Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy the KPA is insignificant next to the power of Juche.
 
2010-08-09 02:02:35 PM
ultraholland: Aw, look at them posturing up there, thinking they're big boys. They're so cute.

don't be an asshole. you don't have to play big-boy games to get a lot of people killed.
 
2010-08-09 02:02:37 PM
I get so sick of seeing this all the time. FTA: "a South Korean Joint Chief of Staff officer said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy."

Can't anyone keep a secret anymore? On the other hand, maybe putting the world's military on Twitter feeds would solve a lot of problems.
 
2010-08-09 02:03:23 PM
DFWPhotoGuy: FTA: Landed harmlessly in the ocean

Well DUH! When you are an Island it can only land in the ocean.


Uhh...

/Is this referencing anything?
 
2010-08-09 02:05:29 PM
The world cup seems to have struck a raw nerve in the little man.
 
2010-08-09 02:07:59 PM
I banged your sister: I really wish South Korea would call their bluff someday and stomp the shiat out of the north. I'm tired of hearing about their childish temper tantrums of attention.

North Korea's entire peninsula strategy is based on a really fast, really brutal takeover of the south. "Stomping the shiat out of them" would be a really messy, violent affair.
 
2010-08-09 02:13:54 PM
Man On Fire: don't be an asshole. you don't have to play big-boy games to get a lot of people killed.

As long as it is the North Koreans doing the dying, does anyone really care? After all, their own government has starved and oppressed them for decades without much of a reaction from Uncle Sam...
 
2010-08-09 02:16:51 PM
It's ok. You can't eat artillery shells anyways.

And they only fired 110 as a demonstration? 110 shells is not a lot for an army- this kinda implies to me they may be really short on ammo. That kind of ordinance could be expended in a single training day for a small class. You can't keep your crews trained without expending more ordinance than this with some regularity.
 
2010-08-09 02:21:39 PM
dittybopper: Meh. Only a small fraction of their artillery has the range to hit Seoul itself, and then only from a relatively small area.

Who needs artillery? All they have to do is put the shell on a golf tee and give Kim Jong-Il a one wood. He can drop that sucker anywhere in the Korean peninsula.
 
2010-08-09 02:22:44 PM

Oznog


And they only fired 110 as a demonstration? 110 shells is not a lot for an army- this kinda implies to me they may be really short on ammo. That kind of ordinance could be expended in a single training day for a small class. You can't keep your crews trained without expending more ordinance than this with some regularity.


The word you wanted is 'ordnance'. I doubt they are lobbing statutes at the targets.
 
2010-08-09 02:27:52 PM
Oznog

And they only fired 110 as a demonstration? 110 shells is not a lot for an army- this kinda implies to me they may be really short on ammo. That kind of ordinance could be expended in a single training day for a small class. You can't keep your crews trained without expending more ordinance than this with some regularity.


Englebert Slaptyback: The word you wanted is 'ordnance'. I doubt they are lobbing statutes at the targets.


t1.gstatic.com

What a lobbed statue might look like.
 
2010-08-09 02:38:08 PM
So did Argentina, look how well that worked for them.

Oznog: Yeah the funny part is also how, following US-SK stage joint naval exercise with 4500 men, 29 ships, and 50 fighter jets, NK demonstrates its own naval power by kidnapping a small SK-Chinese fishing boat

There... take THAT, Amewica! You gonna have to beg to get doze fwishamen back!

/and Fark didn't consider my headline greenlightable... the world is not a fair place


It worked so well for Tewodros II of Abyssinia! You what? How many British soldiers? Did what to his army? Oh dear.
 
2010-08-09 02:40:06 PM

Oznog


What a lobbed statue might look like.


AAAAHHHH!!!

*runs away*
 
2010-08-09 02:42:16 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel: A million man army without food is pretty worthless. You can't eat HE artillery shells.

The problem is that Seoul will be a pile of ashes before the North Korean troops even get hungry for their next meal.
 
2010-08-09 02:43:58 PM
What the article failed to report was that all 110 rounds hit the target
 
2010-08-09 02:46:27 PM
Okay, so they're all poor, have little food, no access to decent medical care, and live in shacks that make the Projects look like the Plaza, but they've got a couple metric @$$tons of weapons, and are looking to pick a fight with anyone who so much as looks at them funny?

Jebus Christ, North Korea's not Communist... They're Rednecks!
 
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