North Korea Crazy Antics
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:49 PM
I wonder if they killed the scientist in charge of the rocket program?
If not I'm sure the US will handle it for them.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:17 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:21 PM
Why should we kill him? He's more dangerous alive evidently.
We shouldn't be killing anyone. That's just how they roll.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:09 AM
As in NK killing off their own scientist...and probably feed him to their military.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:15 AM
New ICBM missiles at North Korea parade 'fake'
Earlier this month at a parade in Pyongyang, the North Korean authorities caught the attention of a number of western experts by displaying what appeared to be six road-mobile inter-continental ballistic missiles. It was the first time that this system had been seen in public and it appeared to mark yet another step forward in North Korea's ambitious missile development programme.
But now, after a careful study of pictures from the parade, a team of German arms experts thinks the missiles are not quite what they seem.
Attention has switched back to the missiles themselves, for, after a careful study of images from the parade, two German missile experts, Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker, have published a paper suggesting that the North Korean missiles are fakes - elaborate mock-ups and not the real thing.
Markus Schiller explained why the North Korean parade had aroused his suspicions.
"If you take a close look at the displayed missiles," he said, "there are many details that are plainly wrong, indicating that there might be something wrong with the whole programme.
1. The markings on each of the missiles are different. Some possibly show filling or draining valves for liquid propellant - inconsistent with other design features that suggest a solid fuelled system.
2. The missiles are not perfectly aligned to the launch table. This suggests it is hard to bolt the missile down in launch configuration.
3. Undulations in the surface metal of the warhead suggest thin sheeting over stringers or formers (supports) unlike the more substantial construction required of a real warhead.
His conclusion: The missiles paraded by the North Koreans were mock-ups and for now at least, Pyongyang does not have a functioning intercontinental ballistic missile.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:07 AM