Animal’s Daily Nutbag Norks News

Following up on their last example of premature explodulation, the nutbar Norks are promising more missile “tests.”  Uh huh.  Excerpt:

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US.

“We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC’s John Sudworth.

He said that an “all-out war” would result if the US took military action.

Earlier, US Vice-President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the US.

He said his country’s “era of strategic patience” with North Korea was over.

Mr Pence arrived in Seoul on Sunday hours after North Korea carried out a failed missile launch.

Tensions have been escalating on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US.

Mr Han told the BBC: “If the US is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method.”

As we used to say back when I wore Uncle Sam’s woodland camo, “Money talks, and bullshit walks.”  The Norks are going to be walking back a lot of bullshit, unless I miss my guess.

Speaking of back when I wore Uncles Sam’s colors, back when the Cold War was still on and the Soviet Union was still a going concern, we saw a lot of similar posturing.  Take, for example, last Saturday’s celebratory parade where the bat-guano loony Norks strutted their stuff on Pyongyang, showing off all of their various class of missiles.

Well, the Soviets used to do the same kind of thing; every May Day, through Red Square, with missiles on launcher trucks figuring prominently.

Trouble was, as we found out after the Soviet Union collapsed, a lot of those missiles were fake.  I’d bet serious money that a lot of the Nork’s parade hardware is fake as well.

Now, there are real threats posed by this nutbag regime:  They have one hell of a lot of artillery aimed at Seoul, and could do a lot of damage before the USAF and the South Korean Air Force managed to pulverize all those guns.

But ICBMS?  No.  Color me skeptical.  When it comes to that kind of hardware, the Norks are the nation-state equivalent of The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

  • Andrew Pearce

    I wonder if Israel/Raytheon would be willing to sell South Korea a couple hundred of those Iron Dome systems? Coordinate that with THAAD, and some of those truck mounted Phalanx CIWS robo-guns, and you’ve got a Star Wars shield from ground level to near outer space.

    Meanwhile, evacuate the border people 30 miles south, camouflet the NorK’s tunnels under the DMZ, and use extensive radar/satellite aimed counter battery artillery. They can’t shell you much if each cannon only gets off 2 shots before being destroyed.

    I would not be at all surprised if most of this wasn’t already in place, plans and equipment, and that a NorK attack would be stopped in its tracks like the 1967 Arab/Israeli war.

    • Given the amounts of money we shovel to the brassbound geniuses at the Pentagon, they damn well better have such a plan in place. It’s dereliction of duty if they don’t.

      As for the Israelis; I wouldn’t be too terribly surprised if the Israelis and the South Koreans were having some quiet conversations. Israel is accustomed to dealing with the kind of crap the South Koreans are facing right now.

      • allen

        back in 2014, there were numerous articles about south korea being interested in buying “iron dome”. then it disappeared. I wonder if they have it and are just keeping it under wraps. NK hasn’t been lobbing rockets over the border lately, so there has been little to use it against.

        • That wouldn’t be the dumbest thing a nation-state ever did, would it?