On Saturday, not only did North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un’s celebration “Day in the Sun” flop, but so did his missile. In fact, Kim Jong-Un’s “granddaddy of them all” missile imploded almost immediately. So much for his “show of force”. It was more like an embarrassment of force and I’m sure he wasn’t too happy about it.
Sure there was the 21-gun salute, tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen goose-stepped through Kim Il-Sung Square turning their eyes towards the high balcony from where Kim watched, flanked by his stooges. Many of the high stepping soldiers looked like they were auditioning for the Rockettes were equipped with assault rifles or rocket-propelled grenades. Some of the women soldiers even had swords. But something was “out of whack”.
It turns out there was more. It seems while everyone was busy watching the extravagant parade of force, celebrating the birthday of the founder of the rogue communist regime, and the unveiling of the new missiles, there was something else that was noticed by a photographer. It seems that the Soviets just might be responsible for this little embarrassment. Remember, this was suppose to be a parade that flaunted Kim Jong-Un’s high and mighty technology and strong and fierceful military force. But then…”Oops” look more closely! Are you sure Kim Jong-Un’s parade was a “show of force” or was it more like the Chuck Barris 1970’s “Gong Show”?
H/T Conservative Tribune:
The Yonhap News Agency reported on the appearance of a new special operations unit during the military parade, likely intended as a display of strength meant to dissuade President Donald Trump from taking any sort of military action against the nuclear-ambitious commies.
“Once Supreme Commander Kim Jong-Un issues an order, they will charge with resolve to thrust a sword through the enemy’s heart like lightning over Mt. Paektu,” proclaimed the proud parade broadcast announcer while referencing the Korean peninsula’s tallest peak.
But while the few media outlets that took note of the unveiling, like the U.K. Daily Mail, keyed in on the at-first-glance fearsome appearance of the special operations unit, Conservative Tribune’s own in-house military experts — one of whom is a former special operator — noticed a few rather humiliating details that the supreme Shortround probably won’t be too happy about.
For starters, much of the equipment the “highly trained” soldiers were toting were outdated designs left over from the Soviet era, such as the dual-lens night-vision goggles that destroy depth perception or the North Korean-produced AK-74 knockoff rifles that have terrible ballistics and are inferior to just about anything U.S. troops are using.
On top of that, or should I say mounted underneath the rifles (tied on with paracord no less), are special tubular magazines produced by the North Koreans known as helical magazines, according to Ares Armament Research Services, which have been misidentified by many outlets as being grenade launchers.
The high-capacity magazines, originally produced solely for Kim’s personal contingent of bodyguards, are all but worthless in a real fight as they are extremely difficult to reload — particularly under the stress of combat — and are notorious for jamming repeatedly.
The next humiliating detail is the fact that the special operations soldiers appear to be equipped with chest-mounted holstered sidearms that appear to be more than 60 years old, most likely CZ 75 semi-automatic pistols produced in then-Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia.
Those holstered pistols were attached to tactical vests in a copycat variation of the U.S. Army’s light-green digital-style camouflage, which don’t match the woodland camo-style uniforms the troops were wearing, which also didn’t match the apparently hastily spray-painted helmets, nor the hilariously misapplied Party City-style black and green face paint worn by the soldiers.
Add in some cheap knock-off Ray-Ban-type sunglasses — which will keep little more than sun out of their eyes and will utterly fail under the slightest ballistics test — to complete the would-be special operator look, and, voila, North Korea can proudly claim it is ready to oppose a decapitating strike against their leadership by the real special operators of the U.S. military, which has been steadily training for just such an opportunity and is truly equipped for such a task.
All told, for roughly $1,600, pretty much anybody can acquire virtually all of the same or similar equipment worn by these goose-stepping North Korean troops. In fact, it is a fairly safe bet that there are plenty of fat, lazy, out-of-shape American mall ninjas better equipped to actually engage in battle than those who were on display in the North Korean military parade.
In other words, the Kim Jong-Un’s parade was a joke. No one in their right mind would believe the outdated Soviet dual-lens night-vision goggles, along with the special tubular magazines, or the 60-year-old chest-mounted holstered sidearms, or the Party City painted helmets and facepaint, along with some cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses scares the United States military or anybody else’s for that matter. Come on man! We’re not falling for it! So take your high-stepping Rockettes or soldiers and go flaunt them somewhere else. It’s more like a farce to be reckoned with! But hey, on a good note, back in the 70’s on the “Gong Show” it might have worked.
Vice President Mike Pence said: “The people of North Korea, the military of North Korea should not mistake the resolve of the United States of America to stand with our allies,” Pence said, adding “the era of strategic patience is over.”
Let me introduce you to some of our little friends. First, we have the MOAB….which seemed to work well on the tunnels in Afghanistan, but you can check with the ISIS fighters on that.
Next, let’s hear it for the USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70….talk about a strike force! What a beauty! Just by itself…. that is some battleforce.
The USS Carl Vinson, is a nuclear powered aircraft carrier that comes equipped with a few of these sweet babies …. the F/A 18 Super Hornets. Pretty nice, huh?
Oh, so sorry, did I forget to mention the destroyer or DDG-112, USS Michael Murphy? Talk about a state-of-the-art warship! But then you wouldn’t know anything about state-of-the-art would you?
In addition to the destroyer, you have your sweet Los Angeles Class Nuclear Powered Fast Attack Submarine which comes equipped with some nice little cruise-missiles.
Did I mention the Tomahawk missile? Yeah, you might want to check with Syria or Assad on that one? I hear it did on nice job recently on an airbase there.
In addition to those military assets mentioned, you can add the USS Sterett, the USS Wayne E Meyer, USS O’Kane, the USS Lake Champlain, and a few others in Trump’s ‘armada’. Now, you’ve got yourself a REAL force to be reckoned with.
….But let’s not forget the most important part of any mission…those who serve our country. God Bless our military!
So, to Kim Jong-Un…..good luck trying to be the best with your out-dated equipment on your high-stepping Rockettes or soldiers with their Party City facepaint. When you or anyone else tries to challenge America, we will not back down. We WILL BRING IT! Let’s just hope you are not stupid enough for us to use it!