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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:38 AM

New North Korean Missile Is Called Into Question

Source: New York Times

April has not been a great month for North Korea’s image-makers.

First, they invited dozens of journalists to chronicle the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country’s revered founder, Kim Il-sung, only to see their signature event — the launching of a satellite — go bust.

Now, a pair of German missile experts have gone public with evidence suggesting that new missiles that the North rolled out with much pomp at a parade just days later were mock-ups, and clumsy ones at that.

After a close analysis of photographs from the parade, the missile experts, Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker, found what they said were tell-tale signs of fakery. The warhead’s surface, they wrote in a paper posted on a respected arms control Web site, is undulated, “as if a thin metal sheet was fixed onto a simple inner frame.” The missiles were slightly different from each other, with covers mounted horizontally on one missile and vertically on another, and they did not even fit the launchers they were carried on, the analysts said.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/world/asia/new-north-korean-missile-is-called-into-question.html

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alp227 Apr 2012 OP
cgnick Apr 2012 #1
TheWraith Apr 2012 #3
obxhead Apr 2012 #2
Ter Apr 2012 #4
obxhead Apr 2012 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:48 AM

1. When Kim Jung Un reads this one

the people that made the missiles will be executed.

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Response to cgnick (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:04 AM

3. Probably.

North Korea has got to be the most insanely backwards country on the planet, and yet pretending they're on the cutting edge. It's crazy.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:47 AM

2. Someone really needs to sit the young one down.

and show him the pics coming out of his 1950's nation.

Really sit him down and say... look at this 1985 Nintendo! Isn't that awesome! We had that shit in '85! Get the fuck over yourself and join the world, end the hate of your own ignorance.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:56 AM

4. I'll take the 1985 Nintendo over a PS3

 

Bad example, for that I'd give him a high five and play some Contra with him.

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Response to Ter (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:57 AM

5. Not bashing the 8 bit Nintendo

I loved it myself.

However, it's generations beyond what he has

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