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(The Drive)   Best Korea continues re-enacting the USSR's greatest hits. Sources could not confirm if this most recent missile launcher plays "Soul Finger" like all of the others   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2021-09-16 2:35:17 PM  
who got the tent?
 
2021-09-16 3:20:52 PM  
I think the USSR's greatest hit was to it's own economy...
 
2021-09-16 3:21:48 PM  
Because the rest of the world has no idea where these targets are in real time.
 
2021-09-16 3:24:32 PM  
Soul Finger - Bar-Kays (1967)
Youtube BpI1fcJdFrA

Because I love the Bar-Kays.
 
2021-09-16 3:26:00 PM  
Why are they putting so much effort into this? As long as their conventional weapons can destroy 80% of Seoul there's no way anyone is invading them. The whole nuclear weapon and missile thing has been national treasure completely wasted while their people starve.
 
2021-09-16 3:26:48 PM  
Yes, but do they have Source Programmable Rockets?
 
2021-09-16 3:27:51 PM  
Good thing trains are slow moving and move on defined paths that are easily observable from orbit. Makes for easy fodder for modern guided missiles.
 
2021-09-16 3:33:52 PM  
It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.
 
2021-09-16 3:35:06 PM  
Seems like that might damage rail lines though.
 
2021-09-16 3:39:54 PM  
Oh No!
Kim Jong Un got ahold of Red Mercury!
We're doomed.

/hush you
//hush your fingers
 
2021-09-16 3:40:04 PM  
Spies Like Us - Chevy Chase Holding a PressConference
Youtube -EdZEJfPPeM
 
2021-09-16 3:41:11 PM  

RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.


If your idea of a nice vacation is going to a human zoo where people are in concentration camps then you should end up in one.
 
2021-09-16 3:43:52 PM  

robodog: Why are they putting so much effort into this? As long as their conventional weapons can destroy 80% of Seoul there's no way anyone is invading them. The whole nuclear weapon and missile thing has been national treasure completely wasted while their people starve.


They can't. That's a myth that was initially tossed out casually, and allowed to become self-sustaining in public debate. The truth is that Seoul is enormous, ammunition is limited, equipment is far from 100% operational, and counter-battery fire and airstrikes would make it so that firing positions would rapidly be eliminated after they first open up. The onslaught couldn't be sustained for nearly long enough to wreck a significant portion of Seoul.

Even a single nuclear weapon is a far more absolute guarantor of invasion- or decapitation-proofing, for that very reason --- the thought of even a single weapon detonating over Seoul is unthinkable and unwilling to be risked.

And beyond that, dictatorships survive by projecting strength against an overstated foreign enemy to their own populace. Trotting out 'exotic' weapon after weapon reassures the North Korean people that their government is just as strong as foreign countries when it comes to creating devastating weapons, and that their military is constantly improving and adapting in order to maintain "parity" with Western militaries.
 
2021-09-16 3:46:20 PM  

dothemath: RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.

If your idea of a nice vacation is going to a human zoo where people are in concentration camps then you should end up in one.


Yes how horrible of me for wanting to see part of the world that few people ever get to see.
 
2021-09-16 3:52:02 PM  

iheartscotch: Seems like that might damage rail lines though.


Not really. The launch vehicle takes the brunt of things.
 
2021-09-16 3:53:32 PM  

BigNumber12: robodog: Why are they putting so much effort into this? As long as their conventional weapons can destroy 80% of Seoul there's no way anyone is invading them. The whole nuclear weapon and missile thing has been national treasure completely wasted while their people starve.

They can't. That's a myth that was initially tossed out casually, and allowed to become self-sustaining in public debate. The truth is that Seoul is enormous, ammunition is limited, equipment is far from 100% operational, and counter-battery fire and airstrikes would make it so that firing positions would rapidly be eliminated after they first open up. The onslaught couldn't be sustained for nearly long enough to wreck a significant portion of Seoul.

Even a single nuclear weapon is a far more absolute guarantor of invasion- or decapitation-proofing, for that very reason --- the thought of even a single weapon detonating over Seoul is unthinkable and unwilling to be risked.

And beyond that, dictatorships survive by projecting strength against an overstated foreign enemy to their own populace. Trotting out 'exotic' weapon after weapon reassures the North Korean people that their government is just as strong as foreign countries when it comes to creating devastating weapons, and that their military is constantly improving and adapting in order to maintain "parity" with Western militaries.


There is a YouTube channel that frequently has interviews with north Korean defectors. Some famous, some not so much, many very young. They have a few former best Korea soldiers that while starving to death guarding the DMZ figured dying trying was better than sit and starve.

One of the takeaways I got from several of the interviews is the very poor state of the military and weaponry of the north. They couldn't even practice live fire because they don't have enough ammunition, something several atrributed to their success in the crossing of the DMZ, and much of the equipment is broken, fake, or barely functional.

The government is stupid but not ignorant. They know that if they initiated anything their military forces would be nearly instantly overwhelmed and obliterated. So they posture as if everyone wants to attack them and they are fending everyone off instead of the reality we just want to help your nation and bring you prosperity, because at the end of the day, to a capitalist, you are another buyer of our products and it makes us richer, and hopefully pulls you along.
 
2021-09-16 3:58:20 PM  
My Weeners to the headline was "Oh, they're invading Afghanistan?"
 
2021-09-16 4:02:13 PM  

palelizard: My Weeners to the headline was "Oh, they're invading Afghanistan?"



God, it still makes me laugh after all these years
 
2021-09-16 4:03:27 PM  
*hops into the Ace Tomato Company van to check it out*

*has a Pepsi*
 
2021-09-16 4:03:50 PM  

FleshFlapps: BigNumber12: robodog: Why are they putting so much effort into this? As long as their conventional weapons can destroy 80% of Seoul there's no way anyone is invading them. The whole nuclear weapon and missile thing has been national treasure completely wasted while their people starve.

They can't. That's a myth that was initially tossed out casually, and allowed to become self-sustaining in public debate. The truth is that Seoul is enormous, ammunition is limited, equipment is far from 100% operational, and counter-battery fire and airstrikes would make it so that firing positions would rapidly be eliminated after they first open up. The onslaught couldn't be sustained for nearly long enough to wreck a significant portion of Seoul.

Even a single nuclear weapon is a far more absolute guarantor of invasion- or decapitation-proofing, for that very reason --- the thought of even a single weapon detonating over Seoul is unthinkable and unwilling to be risked.

And beyond that, dictatorships survive by projecting strength against an overstated foreign enemy to their own populace. Trotting out 'exotic' weapon after weapon reassures the North Korean people that their government is just as strong as foreign countries when it comes to creating devastating weapons, and that their military is constantly improving and adapting in order to maintain "parity" with Western militaries.

There is a YouTube channel that frequently has interviews with north Korean defectors. Some famous, some not so much, many very young. They have a few former best Korea soldiers that while starving to death guarding the DMZ figured dying trying was better than sit and starve.

One of the takeaways I got from several of the interviews is the very poor state of the military and weaponry of the north. They couldn't even practice live fire because they don't have enough ammunition, something several atrributed to their success in the crossing of the DMZ, and much of the equipment is broken, fake, or bar ...


You've got it.
 
2021-09-16 4:04:17 PM  

169th Cousin: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/BpI1fcJd​FrA?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]
Because I love the Bar-Kays.


The only reason I know of this song is from Spies Like Us, and I love it

/My folks had varied musical tastes but not a lot of Funk
 
2021-09-16 4:05:28 PM  

RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.

If your idea of a nice vacation is going to a human zoo where people are in concentration camps then you should end up in one.

Yes how horrible of me for wanting to see part of the world that few people ever get to see.


Oh well, as long as your entitled sense of curiosity is satisfied then everything else is secondary.
Like your financial support of that slave state regime.

Youd be first in line at the Auschwitz gift shop.
 
2021-09-16 4:12:53 PM  

dothemath: RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.

If your idea of a nice vacation is going to a human zoo where people are in concentration camps then you should end up in one.

Yes how horrible of me for wanting to see part of the world that few people ever get to see.

Oh well, as long as your entitled sense of curiosity is satisfied then everything else is secondary.
Like your financial support of that slave state regime.

Youd be first in line at the Auschwitz gift shop.


No different than visiting any other tourist paradise. Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea. They might not have landlines on the border but poverty keeps them in place just as well.
 
2021-09-16 4:13:08 PM  

dothemath: RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.

If your idea of a nice vacation is going to a human zoo where people are in concentration camps then you should end up in one.

Yes how horrible of me for wanting to see part of the world that few people ever get to see.

Oh well, as long as your entitled sense of curiosity is satisfied then everything else is secondary.
Like your financial support of that slave state regime.

Youd be first in line at the Auschwitz gift shop.


Don't worry, like Otto Warmbier, he wont live long after his sightseeing tour.
 
2021-09-16 4:14:55 PM  

RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.


You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.
 
2021-09-16 4:17:54 PM  

dothemath: RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.

You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.


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2021-09-16 4:21:25 PM  
North Korea is sending a crappy comedian to Branson?
 
2021-09-16 4:21:35 PM  

Fara Clark: Don't worry, like Otto Warmbier, he wont live long after his sightseeing tour.


From State Dept site...

If you receive a special validation to travel to North Korea:
Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.
Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.
 
2021-09-16 4:22:43 PM  

BKITU: *hops into the Ace Tomato Company van to check it out*

*has a Pepsi*


"Why don't you just open a window and shout toward Moscow?"
 
2021-09-16 4:28:52 PM  
don't worry.  i've been prepping for this for decades.

GoldenEye 007 N64 - Train - 00 Agent
Youtube uFSS6cRf3V0
 
2021-09-16 4:29:55 PM  

dothemath: RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.

You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.


What is normal and ordinary? Is it normal and ordinary that tourists will spend more for a week's vacation than the people serving them drinks on the beach will make all year? Tourism is quite often exploitation if you don't see that maybe you need to read some books?
 
2021-09-16 4:31:38 PM  

RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.


WTF is this? Torture porn fetish?
 
2021-09-16 4:39:05 PM  

RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.

You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.

What is normal and ordinary? Is it normal and ordinary that tourists will spend more for a week's vacation than the people serving them drinks on the beach will make all year? Tourism is quite often exploitation if you don't see that maybe you need to read some books?


Listen, what's really important here is that you know that Mr. Karen here is your moral superior, and your desire to see a part of the world that he disagrees with means that you are functionally a Nazi.
 
2021-09-16 4:43:45 PM  

jayphat: RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.

WTF is this? Torture porn fetish?


Just the curiosity to see a country that has spent generations closed off from the outside.
 
2021-09-16 4:48:23 PM  

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Because I love the Bar-Kays.

The only reason I know of this song is from Spies Like Us, and I love it

/My folks had varied musical tastes but not a lot of Funk


Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Youtube gBWH3OWfT2Y

Taste this
 
2021-09-16 4:50:28 PM  

HotLonelyTeenageGirl: RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.

You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.

What is normal and ordinary? Is it normal and ordinary that tourists will spend more for a week's vacation than the people serving them drinks on the beach will make all year? Tourism is quite often exploitation if you don't see that maybe you need to read some books?

Listen, what's really important here is that you know that Mr. Karen here is your moral superior, and your desire to see a part of the world that he disagrees with means that you are functionally a Nazi.


North Korea will execute entire families if someone even suggests that another citizen said something negative about the country, especially to an outsider.

The people you see at those Cabo resorts? They get to keep their money. The ones in north Korea? They get off work, they turn in their clown suit, hand in any money that may have been tipped to them by western tourists, and sent back to the dirt farm where they literally have to risk death to their entire family line to steal grass for food.

When I say death to an entire family I mean it. Imagine some second or third cousin you've never met or heard of gets in trouble and you get executed. Hell, they don't even have to know your related, someone can just say you are.

It's a different level of 3rd world hell that tourism doesn't help.
 
2021-09-16 4:59:10 PM  
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2021-09-16 5:01:47 PM  

HotLonelyTeenageGirl: RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.

You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.

What is normal and ordinary? Is it normal and ordinary that tourists will spend more for a week's vacation than the people serving them drinks on the beach will make all year? Tourism is quite often exploitation if you don't see that maybe you need to read some books?

Listen, what's really important here is that you know that Mr. Karen here is your moral superior, and your desire to see a part of the world that he disagrees with means that you are functionally a Nazi.


I hesitate to ask what happens when you two geniuses touch your Mighty Morphin Dipshiat rings together.
 
2021-09-16 5:07:41 PM  
Hard to target? People have been targeting trains and train infrastructure since trains became a thing.
 
2021-09-16 5:11:03 PM  
I believe Kim Jung-Un has completely misunderstood the lyrics to Peace Train.
 
2021-09-16 5:14:56 PM  

dothemath: HotLonelyTeenageGirl: RTOGUY: dothemath: RTOGUY: Venture a few blocks from the resorts and you'll see people living lives every bit as miserable as North Korea.

You are either extremely stupid or willfully ignorant if you think the conditions in NK are in any way normal or ordinary.
Maybe you should pick up a book first and read. Maybe get a few of them. Sounds like you need it.

What is normal and ordinary? Is it normal and ordinary that tourists will spend more for a week's vacation than the people serving them drinks on the beach will make all year? Tourism is quite often exploitation if you don't see that maybe you need to read some books?

Listen, what's really important here is that you know that Mr. Karen here is your moral superior, and your desire to see a part of the world that he disagrees with means that you are functionally a Nazi.

I hesitate to ask what happens when you two geniuses touch your Mighty Morphin Dipshiat rings together.


The gheys call thst "docking".
 
2021-09-16 5:18:24 PM  

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2021-09-16 5:23:10 PM  

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2021-09-16 5:31:34 PM  

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2021-09-16 5:33:41 PM  
A rail-mounted missile is an excellent way for a dictator to kill off an uncle or two.
 
2021-09-16 5:38:33 PM  

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Mind if I play through?
 
2021-09-16 5:49:16 PM  

robodog: Why are they putting so much effort into this? As long as their conventional weapons can destroy 80% of Seoul there's no way anyone is invading them. The whole nuclear weapon and missile thing has been national treasure completely wasted while their people starve.


you say that like they care
 
2021-09-16 5:58:16 PM  

RTOGUY: jayphat: RTOGUY: It's still pretty cool. I'd love to visit North Korea but I don't like that there is a less than zero chance I'd end up in a death camp.

WTF is this? Torture porn fetish?

Just the curiosity to see a country that has spent generations closed off from the outside.


It's literally a concentration camp. It's not a god damned tourist destination.
 
2021-09-16 6:13:43 PM  

HypnozombieX: Hard to target? People have been targeting trains and train infrastructure since trains became a thing.


Watch "Red Tails".
 
2021-09-16 6:48:28 PM  
Rail-mobile missiles offer North Korea a relatively low-cost way to rapidly disperse weapons while also making them very hard to target.

You just have to target the rails first. Then they get easier to locate and hit.
 
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