Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:38 AM
alp227 (29,612 posts)
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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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:47 AM
obxhead (8,434 posts)
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.