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North Korea: Missile tests were practice to attack South, US North Korea

https://apnews.com/article/asia-pacific-south-korea-north-pyongyang-government-and-politics-be37c264c703b7963a46e8bcb385b8da
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u/JimHFD103 Nov 07 '22

NK "We're actively practicing to nuke SK and US... and we're flying our mssiles over Japan because we can"

Also NK: "Those exercises between SK and US in SK no where near the border are a clear and direct threat, why would they do such a thing??!"

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u/RubiksSugarCube Nov 07 '22

"Hey guys! Getting kind of sick of Russia stealing all our thunder guys! Over here guys!"

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u/LoneWolf4717 Nov 07 '22

"Hey guys, it's that time of year where we kick the hornet's nest and piss you off until you give us more food!"

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u/mrkikkeli Nov 07 '22

That's exactly it; it'll cool down when Kim gets a full belly of cheeseburgers.

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u/nothingeatsyou Nov 07 '22

He’s gunna need some extra supplies this time. Getting those planes off the ground set them back years, fuel wise.

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u/mrkikkeli Nov 07 '22

Does it really matter as long as Seoul is within their artillery range? And as long as they can launch the episodic test missile to rustle the West's jimmies?

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u/citizennsnipps Nov 07 '22

Been the big question for a long time. I'm curious if there is such thing as artillery AA and if not, whether it's being developed. I am confident that the US and South Korea have very very detailed strike plans that would quickly reduce the amount of artillery that NK could throw at Seoul.

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u/xxxwangfirexxx Nov 07 '22

Unfortunately a lot of the artillery is back in caves in mountains, conventional bombing wouldn't work to take it out, you would have to use earth penetrators and know exactly where each piece is.

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u/Ok-disaster2022 Nov 07 '22

MOABS don't worry about that. You can't fire artillery without crews, and you can't have crews if all the oxygen has been burned out of the cave system.

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u/xxxwangfirexxx Nov 07 '22

MOABS aren't really designed to penetrate granite though. The B61-Mk11 was made for this.

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u/avikid6324 Nov 07 '22

The MOABs as far as I know are just huge bombs. Thermobaric bombs though burn almost strictly on oxygen and will suffocate anyone in a cave system

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u/Stalagmus Nov 07 '22

I know that, as a bartender, my military genius is unparalleled, but couldn’t you just like, bomb the mouth of the cave? And then you can’t get anything out of it?

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u/Skynetiskumming Nov 07 '22

Those pieces need to be fired once and counter battery radars with tell them exactly where to strike.

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u/Protect_Wild_Bees Nov 07 '22

More like Russia's calling in the favors for some US military distractions from the Ukranian genocide.

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u/publicbigguns Nov 07 '22

I'm quite confident that the US has enough boom boom for everyone.

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u/asdfasdfasdfas11111 Nov 07 '22

The US and Japan are almost certainly simulating engagements of these missiles every time they launch. There is no better preparedness drill than this. Each Arleigh-Burke class destroyer can potentially carry between 96 and 384 anti-ballistic missile interceptors which can engage anything from SRBMs, to ICBMs (boost or midcourse) and now potentially hypersonic glide vehicles. The US Pacific fleet has 8 destroyer squadrons, with 3-6 ships each, plus additional destroyers running with the two dedicated Carrier battle groups.

In addition, both the Japanese and South Korean Navies carry the same ABM systems on their destroyers, and integrate directly with the US fleet. During wartime, significant part of both navies will come under direct control of US Pacific command.

So basically what you have off the coast of Korea and Japan is the world's most robust integrated missile defense shield, with something like 60 ships (not sure exactly how many Japan + Korea field, I am saying 10 each), carrying... let's call it 3000 interceptors total, with each ship being capable of engaging a missile attack independently, or at part of an integrated defense mesh.

When the US runs tests of these systems, their "complex engagement scenarios" are generally 2 or 3 ships, and maybe 4 or 5 simulated missiles (often one ICBM/IRBM plus an attack on the fleet). North Korea launching these barrages of a dozen missiles at a time is a fucking dream for testing large scale networking and data fusion capabilities over a wide area, using many ships at a time. This kind of thing not only gives the crews a real opportunity to practice, but it provides critical data for engineers to take back and produce computerized engagement simulations moving forward.

tl;dr - Every time NK does this it makes not only them weaker, but also China and Russia weaker as well.

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u/BuildBackRicher Nov 07 '22

It would be nice to blow up one of these missiles to show this capability

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u/RoBOticRebel108 Nov 07 '22

I'm pretty sure that Ukraine is now the main provider of anti missile experience after this war

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u/Raptorheart Nov 07 '22

The US: I haven't even begun to peak

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u/theducks Nov 07 '22

Yeah.. as the joke goes - you know the world's largest airforce? Obviously it's the US Air Force

You know the world's second largest Air Force? The US Navy.

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u/orangutanoz Nov 07 '22

Navy has 1600 less aircraft but the Air Force doesn’t have submarines, carriers or destroyers.

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u/SilentSamurai Nov 07 '22

That we know of.

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u/jwplato Nov 07 '22

I mean what are AC-130's if not Destroyers of the Skies?

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u/RafIk1 Nov 07 '22

"Puff the magic dragon,lives by the(yellow) sea....."

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u/BlackLiger Nov 07 '22

The SGC would like to know your location

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u/Pretend_Beyond9232 Nov 07 '22

There's a reason why you poor bastards don't have healthcare

/s

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u/crooks4hire Nov 07 '22

You can drop the /s lol.

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u/theducks Nov 07 '22

Yet more reason to sign up. “TriCare: It’s better than Medicare”

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u/Rsubs33 Nov 07 '22
  • US Army Aviation is the 4th largest
  • US Marines is the 5th largest

Literally 4 of the 5 largest airforces in the world are branches of the US military and they are by far the most technologically advanced.

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u/DrDrankenstein Nov 07 '22

But when I do I'm gonna peak all over everybody.

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u/Basgerin Nov 07 '22

I HAVE TO HAVE MY TOOLS

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u/Waffleman75 Nov 07 '22

The US: This isn't even my final form!

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u/Kiiaru Nov 07 '22

parks a carrier group with a 500 mile radius of aerial denial just outside your territorial waters

Knock knock

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u/VoopityScoop Nov 07 '22

It's the United States. With huge boats (with guns). (Gunboats).

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u/ChickpeaPredator Nov 07 '22

The US: wait, you guys started already? I didn't even notice.

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u/Detox666 Nov 07 '22

The US / NATO would turn NK into a big parking lot , or in other words , NK would be wiped off the map ….

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u/ManIWantAName Nov 07 '22

3 biggest air forces in the world? US Air force, the US navy, and the US Army.

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u/Dapper-Membership Nov 07 '22

Holy shit-thanks for sharing that. Impressive.

Yeah…as the White House said last week; something to the effect of “…any nuclear use would be the end of the Kim regime”. I don’t think they wanna play that game.

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u/treeslayer_60 Nov 07 '22

Comments like this make me happy to pay federal taxes

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u/Black_Moons Nov 07 '22

The USA really should drop a cement whinny the poo statue on kims front lawn.

Just one day he goes out and there is a 20' statue of whinny the poo with his face on it sitting out there..

Kim: '... Hey... Who did that?'

General: 'Dunno sir.. it was just here one morning... our radar didn't detect anything'

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u/Charming-Substance43 Nov 07 '22

Kim: hhmmm it would appear to be some sort of gift… bring it in!

US marines inside of said statue: giggling

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

Oops I have dropped my missile. Let me bend down and pick it up.

— Kim Jong Un, probably

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u/SharpStarTRK Nov 07 '22

Propaganda at its finest. Sad thing is some western people, some South Koreans and Americans actually believe in Kim's words. Thats why Putin does not have any regrets in lying, he knows some dumb western guy will believe in him no matter what.

It seems our "enemies" will attack in both direction, diverting US response.

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u/lallen Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

Even if all hell breaks loose (conventional warfare) and NK attacks SK, while China goes for Taiwan, US and allies should come out on top.

SK can basically deal with NK alone. The big question is how much damage the artillery along the border can do before it is neutralized. SK should have pretty good data on where any NK nuclear launches would originate from, and are probably able to take out those sites pretty quickly.

So the US would probably help more with defending Taiwan, and seeing as they manage to prop up Ukraine very well without even involving themselves directly, this is well within the scope of what the US military is funded/trained/equipped to deal with.

It is the only military in the world that has a stated goal of being able to win two full scale military conflicts in different parts of the world at the same time. (Which makes me glad to live in an allied country, but apprehensive when i look at the derangement of the republican party over time)

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u/asdfasdfasdfas11111 Nov 07 '22

The bigger threat at this point is not really the artillery, which will certainly hurt - it's the emerging SRBM threat. Even if we don't think that SK can credibly miniaturize their warheads yet, it's pretty clear that Russia has been holding their hand in all this, and is very likely not above simply providing them warheads if push comes to shove.

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u/hubaloza Nov 07 '22

It's not about believing, it's about the stakes being global extinction if you called a bluff that wasn't a bluff.

Is putin full of shit everytime he opens his mouth? Absofuckinlutely. Can we risk several billion lives on that notion? Not as easily.

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u/CPLCraft Nov 07 '22

How to justify war 101

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u/ColaCanadian Nov 07 '22

Honestly, if a fucking nuke flew OVER my country. That's where I draw the line and become galvanized. I pray if that day ever comes we don't back down but go all out

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u/RooftopKor Nov 07 '22

Whenever I see this kind of news I wonder how soon the US would be able to detect NK’s imminent attack. Like I would think the US would know pretty much everything well in advance and my guess would be if NK would really attack SK or US, the US military would strike first

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u/Mountain-Crazy69 Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

Living in SK, I really hope the US would retaliate swiftly should NK attack. Apparently SK/US have the capacity to detect a missile launch instantaneously, and shortly after predict it’s path and target

I also hope I don’t get bombed, if they ever do enough shrooms to think attacking SK cities directly would be a good idea.

I don’t live in Seoul, but I live in the center of the biggest city in my province…. So if they did attack multiple cities, I’d be a goner.

99.9999% chance that would never happen though. Right?…

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u/OfficialHavik Nov 07 '22

An NK attack on the South would lead to the total annihilation of NK and that regime. I can't imagine them ever making such a drastic move as to attack the south.

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u/Mountain-Crazy69 Nov 07 '22

That’s basically what I tell myself. The world only needs one good reason to slap NK off the map. I’d like to think they’re smart enough to know this, too.

It’s like that annoying jerk of a kid that nobody likes but never gives anyone a good enough reason to knock him upside the head.

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u/_Rand_ Nov 07 '22

Unfortunately a lot of innocent South Koreans are going to die in the process.

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u/Mountain-Crazy69 Nov 07 '22

Which is why I hope it never happens.

But I also never thought Putin/Russia would actually go full Genghis on Ukraine, and here we are.

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u/Kaatochacha Nov 07 '22

That one was at least more understandable from Russia's perspective: when they took Crimea, the world stood by and pretended to see nothing, and they accomplished it pretty quickly. I think they believed the same thing would happen with invading other areas of Ukraine.

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u/No-Reach-9173 Nov 07 '22

Of course they did. But the forgot about the part where Ukraine had been constantly training with the west since their last invasion.

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u/deletable666 Nov 07 '22

They were constantly fighting the Russians and the separatist militias that Russia has funded as well. They have been at war since 2014

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u/andoryu123 Nov 07 '22

When South Korea bombs landed in North Korea territory, North Korea shelled an island and killed folks.

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u/emotionalwreck123456 Nov 07 '22

No fr. Esp with a nuke. NK has 20 and the US has 5.5k. They know a war like that will kill them completely

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u/nth_power Nov 07 '22

“The leader” needs to have children so to wish a better future for them. Right now, I think he would retaliate with nukes if attacked.

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

He probably has a harem and at least a few kids from that.

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u/bballkj7 Nov 07 '22

do enough shrooms

If they did shrooms they wouldn’t be nuking at all lol

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u/Classic_Arugula_3826 Nov 07 '22

If they do more shrooms they might stop threatening war too

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u/Metalmind123 Nov 07 '22

This is sounding more and more like the idea of a cold war era CIA op and I'm so down with it.

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u/FaceWithAName Nov 07 '22

Us wouldn't just do an outright strike without concrete evidence an attack would happen because of backlash. You think conspiracy theories are crazy now, wait until that scenario happens lol

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u/LeeisureTime Nov 07 '22

By missile: SK has THAAD (missile defense system).

By air force: laughable, they have outdated planes from the 50’s/60’s, no pilot training to speak of, and even less fuel/ammo

But the real threat is the artillery shelling. Seoul is well within range of their artillery and with the density of that city, people would die by the thousands, every minute. Not just from the shells, but the collapsing buildings, etc.

NK can fire at any time. They choose not to. SK and US would then have no reason not to completely dismantle their military.

They just have to remind the world that they exist and they have teeth.

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

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u/nth_power Nov 07 '22

If it’s so obvious that he would lose, then you can be sure he will use the nukes as a parting good bye.

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

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u/jrinformant Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

There are many different missile defense systems, and they are not limited to just shortly after launch (boost phase). There are also systems that intercept during the Mid-Course phase and Terminal phase. Each comes with its pros and cons, Terminal is easier to hit but a shorter window, Mid-Course is a bigger window but requires a big missile and more complex radar/targeting system, etc etc. Most modern missile defense programs will have layers of different overlapping defense systems, including defenses that target different stages.

One of the systems South Korea uses is the THAAD missile defense system, which is a terminal phase targeting system, for example.

So we aren’t just screwed once the missile is out of the boost phase, we’ve developed better solutions since those days :)

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u/FiNNy- Nov 07 '22

To be fair, this would still be considers the "First" Korean War, it never officially ended.

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u/SerendipitouslyNSFW Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

That's not necessarily true anymore. South Korea operates American counter battery radar which can accurately determine the location of an artillery battery that had just fired and generate a firing solution for friendly artillery so that it can fire a shell back before the first shell had landed. Given enough readiness prep (and the US can detect a build up of troops in Russia where the US has no radar assets on the border of, let alone in North Korea where the US has one of the largest concentrations of military assets in the world), the North Korean artillery gets exactly one round per gun (remember, at North Korean CEPs which isn't exactly something you'd write home about) before their entire artillery force gets obliterated by South Korean and American counterbattery fire, MLRS fire and air power. In any military invasion the correct move would be to target enemy counterbatteries and military installations to minimize resistance, rather than committing murder-suicide by wasting ammo on civilian targets before immediately getting plastered by a counterattack.

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u/HouseOfSteak Nov 07 '22

Anyone: "There is a weakness in their military and defense systems."

America: "There was a weakness in our military and defense systems."

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u/aimgorge Nov 07 '22

It would take days to counter-battery everything NK has. NK artillery is bunkerised and they have 6000 systems in range to hit Seoul. That's twice more than Russia used in Ukraine. Simple shells wouldn't be enough to take all of it down.

By the time counter battery reaches its target, attacker has the time to shoot at least one complete Salvo.

Let's say a Salvo is 6 shells and all 6000 systems shoot once. It's at least 36000 shells on Seoul within the first 15 to 30mn. Now if you had air-ground missiles and ballistic...

Seoul is a gigantic city though, it would get badly damaged but far from completely destroyed

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u/BRush187 Nov 07 '22

The tunnels make it hard to get an accurate picture in that region sometimes.

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u/SharpStarTRK Nov 07 '22

Hint hint, CIA and NSA. The very ones that made Putin lose trust in GRU and his spymaster

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u/OnionTruck Nov 07 '22

Russia by buying all their stuff, so they'll be using spears and animal hide shields soon.

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u/Art-Zuron Nov 07 '22

It worked for the Zulu. At least for a bit.

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u/Icy_Elephant_6370 Nov 07 '22

Worked for the Zulu because the Zulu people were insane athletes and also had an insane general in Shaka.

None of which North Korea or Kim have lol.

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u/TPrice1616 Nov 07 '22

Maybe it’s because I’ve seen this so many times, maybe it’s because there is an ongoing war that is way more likely to spiral out of control, but I’m legitimately not concerned here? Unless one of the missiles actually hits something, on purpose or by accident, this isn’t really news aside from them violating Japanese airspace.

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u/what_if_Im_dinosaur Nov 07 '22

You don't think it's news because it isn't. NK has been waging war on the pacific ocean for decades. They can't, and won't invade SK, ever. It's all Saber rattling. The joint military excercises, the missiles into the sea, all of it. A giant, and frankly asymmetrical dick measuring contest.

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u/meatsweet Nov 07 '22

Even if they could, what the fuck are they gonna do when SK and/or US invades? Pray that Russia comes to help? Their army sure as shit ain’t gonna do anything. They can barely feed their people, let alone wage a war.

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u/banananutnightmare Nov 07 '22

I have a dumb question and I'm feeling bold tonight. Are these missiles killing whales, dolphins, other ocean life? Every time I see these headlines I imagine dead whales :(

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u/Nightchade Nov 07 '22

If the missiles detonate, then yes, it would be lethal to anything within blast radius of the compression wave. Anything in there is likely jellified.

It's almost a certainty that these missiles have dummy warheads, though, and simply meant to simulate the weight of a live payload. So no boom, no dead whales... unless one is incredibly unlucky, anyway. Getting hit by a missile directly, live or not, would still ruin your day.

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u/Herpderpkeyblader Nov 07 '22

I would imagine they don't want to waste money to launch actual warheads and not use them for war.

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u/CowboyAirman Nov 07 '22

Just want to add that, while I don’t know for certain, they haven’t tested a medium or long range warhead detonation, they have used live warheads on short range missiles and long range artillery that they fire at some of their islands. But basically, they are detonating them on land…unless they miss, of course.

I can’t recall a live warhead test other than underground nuke tests.

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u/lallen Nov 07 '22 Wholesome

The ocean is big. BIG. And although whales are bigger than people (possibly except OPs mom), they are tiny and very much spread out when you compare it to the sea. The odds of hitting whales are astronomical.

What is actually killing a lot of marine life right now is the intense use of sonars in the Black Sea, combined with pollution from ships sunk there. If you want to get a bit depressed, look up the effect of sonars on whales.

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u/Art-Zuron Nov 07 '22

Yeah, I've got the impression that if they ever did invade SK, half their army would defect basically immediately. If they don't, they'll probably starve to death, or die from worms. All while being shredded by the SK military.

But, if they did attack, it'd be a worse massacre than even Russia, because South Korea's essentially armed to the teeth. NK is more likely to nuke themselves in their incompetence than SK I think.

They're opportunists though I bet. They'll wait until China goes after Japan,.Taiwan, Signapore, or even SK itself. China's in a rough spot, so they might risk it if they thought they could control NK.

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u/ChickpeaPredator Nov 07 '22 Silver

or die from worms

"Full moon calls thee, Shai-hulud"

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u/Malgas Nov 07 '22

The gochujang must flow.

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u/blackflamerose Nov 07 '22

God damn it, this made me laugh. Have an upvote.

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u/Corregidor Nov 07 '22

It is news, but it isn't the most important news.

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u/AlanCJ Nov 07 '22

NK has been at war with Atlantis for ages.

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u/SonnyBallonDOr Nov 07 '22

And here I'm here serving military in Korea and freaking out lol.

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u/UnprofessionalGhosts Nov 07 '22

If you’re in the US, there’s no concern. They can’t reach us, despite claiming they can. If they tried, it’ll be intercepted.

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u/awaitingdusk17 Nov 07 '22

No. Fucking. Shit.

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u/isonlegemyuheftobmed Nov 07 '22

Yea I don't understand what there is to even discuss, you think they were practicing to bomb china? Lmao

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u/calumin Nov 07 '22

“Hey, pay attention to me! If you don’t act scared then Putin won’t pay me what he promised. Pay attention! I’m going to attack now!! I MEAN IT!!!”

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u/BourboneAFCV Nov 07 '22

we can't go to WWIII, i gotta take care of my dog

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u/Infinite_throwaway_1 Nov 07 '22

Taking care of my dog is going to be the hardest part about ww3 for me.

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u/Spicysunshinelover Nov 07 '22

I gotta care for my big toe

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u/Blitz_TheBandit Nov 07 '22

Gotta mow my lawn...blade by blade...with safety scissors.

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u/No_Poet_7244 Nov 07 '22

North Korea is like that amateur author who is worried people won't understand their extremely obvious subtext, so they state outright what they meant three paragraphs later.

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u/wfiboyfriend69 Nov 07 '22

Dam I'm in South US!

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u/Clawoftherooster Nov 07 '22

To attack south US? what in tarnation did we do the them?

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u/MrWeirdoFace Nov 07 '22

He heard someone say they would come again.

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u/1infinitefruitloop Nov 07 '22

Georgia chucked one too many rotten peaches over the demilitarized zone.

In all seriousness though, the US is legally still at war with North Korea, no treaty was ever signed.

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u/Lazy-Ad7063 Nov 07 '22

killed 20% of their population

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u/AFisberg Nov 07 '22

Could've saved 100% of the casualties by not attacking the South in the first place

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u/Literature-South Nov 07 '22

I don't understand what they think is going to happen? Maybe we shoot their missle out of the sky. Maybe we don't. But they definitely can't shoot ours out of the sky.

Bye Bye pyong-yang

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u/SolarMoth Nov 07 '22

The problem is that they can probably do some damage to our allies.... South Korea and Japan. If the US retaliates, they will probably go for those targets.

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u/Literature-South Nov 07 '22

I don't know much about war games, but I believe you. I don't think we can assume NK is a rational actor in such a situation.

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u/THElaytox Nov 07 '22

Yeah that's the big problem, they have a whole DMZ worth of ww2 era artillery pointed directly at Seoul. Can't be hacked, can't be intercepted, could easily kill tens if not hundreds of thousands of people in a very short amount of time.

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u/meatsweet Nov 07 '22

I don’t think we’d use nukes though. So we’d have to shoot a lot more missiles. It’d likely be consistent bombings over the span of days and weeks

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u/Literature-South Nov 07 '22

All I know is we're not fighting another land war in Korea. It would be missile bombardment and bombers. Maybe a nuke eventually if it really, really got out of hand.

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u/ClintiusMaximus Nov 07 '22

Imagine of Biden just released the following statement: "Fuck around and find out, you bunch of pussy cunts"

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u/theperfectmuse Nov 07 '22

The whole world has gone fucking crazy. People need a hobby

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u/Beowulf33232 Nov 07 '22

Japan attacked America once.

The running joke is that America did not drop 100 bombs. They did not drop 1,000 bombs. They did not drop 10,000 bombs.

America dropped two bombs. One of them was (depending on who you ask) after the surrender of Japan.

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u/iMakeBoomBoom Nov 07 '22

It is obvious to the entire world that if North Korea were to launch a real attack on South Korea or U.S., Kim’s reign would quickly end. One way or another. It’s like a little toddler kicking an adult. What is his goal here? Just showing off to his subjects? Sure, he might kill some of his perceived enemies, but at what cost? He will be annihilated. How does he not know this?

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u/That-Dragonfruit-567 Nov 07 '22

I’ve seen a few situations where someone does something they knew they shouldn’t have.

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u/GMN123 Nov 07 '22

He does know this. He's just trying to stay relevant and look strong to his people.

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u/MrOnCore Nov 07 '22

I’m betting right now China is like “These A-Holes in NK better stop their shit talking. Got enough problems with the dipshits in Russia trying to ruin things already.”

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u/reallygoodbee Nov 07 '22

North Korea will never attack the US. They have a pact with China that if the US hits first, China has to defend them. If they attack first, China doesn't have to do shit.

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u/Animus0724 Nov 07 '22

"North Korea graciously shares intel about its capabilities to US and SK intelligence."

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u/garren_teed Nov 07 '22

I got it. Let’s give China NK and in return they leave Taiwan tf alone.

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u/TKRBrownstone Nov 07 '22

If North Korea shot a missile aimed at the United States, there would no longer be a North Korea.

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22 edited Dec 28 '22

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u/Apple_Pie_4vr Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

Why do I think it’s the fucking Russians mucking this shit up

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

North Korea really isn't doing itself any favours, isn't it?

I hope the people get rid of the intergenerational red monarchs themselves before it's too late.

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u/FlightAble2654 Nov 07 '22

They couldn't reach the mainland. Missiles would be taken out as soon as the trajectory was determined. I am sure we have the capability but don't want to display it yet. Remember Star Wars and Regan?

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u/reallandonmiller Nov 07 '22

So in other words business as usual?

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

All these dictators stirring shit up is so obviously to direct attention away from russia and the war they started but now are losing. Putin called his buddies and went "plz Kim, do a little dance so the bad west looks at you a bit. Also, got any weapons? We wre totally not running out of weapons btw, just want to take a look at some of your that you can spare".

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u/anon28342 Nov 07 '22

Man just get this shit over with already

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u/Umbra_Dark_Wing Nov 07 '22

North Korea should learn from Russia what happens when you fuck around. You find out.

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u/Agreeable-Yams8972 Nov 07 '22

August 30th 2045 looking real fine right now

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '22

Fallout?

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u/Similar_Candidate789 Nov 07 '22 Wholesome

North Korea is fucking around and about to find out why I don’t have universal healthcare.

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u/MajesticRat Nov 07 '22

It's funny because it's true

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u/Ballute Nov 07 '22

It's not though, in fact universal healthcare would be significantly cheaper than the US's current system.

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/01/416416/single-payer-systems-likely-save-money-us-analysis-finds

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u/TheChiefRedditor Nov 07 '22

NK General: US and SK are sending bombers in a preemptive strike in response to our missile test launch drills.

Kj Un: Holy shit! Launch all missiles now! For real this time!

NK General:We are out of missiles, sir.

Kj Un: what u mean we out of missile!?

Nk General: We shot them all into sea, sir.

Kj Un: FUCK!

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u/XavierRenegadeAngel_ Nov 07 '22

Is China asking them to make noise as a distraction?

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u/singh853 Nov 07 '22

They’re clear in their intentions, gotta give them that.

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u/Smitty8054 Nov 07 '22

Hey Kimmie perhaps START working on a way to feed your people and quit flexing.

The world has seen how effective the weapons of the west and Europe are without any boots on the ground.

Something tells me his army’s training and equipment may even be laughed at by Russia at this point.

Maybe stop with the missiles going into the sea and help out a couple of your people.

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u/xxpact Nov 07 '22 edited Nov 07 '22

No country is stressing North Korea and their endless battle with the city of Atlantis.

Kim damn well knows if he strikes a single country under Americas iron shield, it will be the end of NK as a whole.

Go back to practicing your Juche and stfu

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u/merit33 Nov 07 '22

/sigh

Like why pretend you want to pick a fight you're guaranteed to lose?

Focus on feeding your people!

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u/Fnulle87 Nov 07 '22

When is North Korea going to stop with this bullshit?

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u/diaryofsnow Nov 07 '22

My guy this is like their entire thing

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u/HutSutRawlson Nov 07 '22

They’re like the geopolitical equivalent of an aggressive homeless person that we just give money to so they don’t bother us.

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u/RubiksSugarCube Nov 07 '22

When he gets a call from one of Xi Jinping's cronies telling him to knock it off.

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u/Kuno37 Nov 07 '22

Don’t threaten me with a good time

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u/FondleMyPlumsPlease Nov 07 '22

Hey, don’t kink shame them!

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u/Kraka2 Nov 07 '22

What a relief. Thought they were practicing an attack on the whales.

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u/ApatheticWithoutTheA Nov 07 '22

Fuck you whale! And fuck you Dolphin!

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u/JimiWanShinobi Nov 07 '22

Hey! Seagulls! Stop it now!

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u/autotldr BOT Nov 07 '22

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 76%. (I'm a bot)


SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's military said Monday its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to attack its rivals' air bases and warplanes and paralyze their operation command systems, showing Pyongyang's resolve to counter provocative U.S.-South Korean military drills "More thoroughly and mercilessly."

North Korea fired dozens of missiles and flew warplanes last week, triggering evacuation alerts in some South Korean and Japanese areas, in response to massive U.S.-South Korean air force drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal.

ADVERTISEMENT. Even before the "Vigilant Storm" drills, North Korea test-launched a slew of missiles in what it called simulated nuclear attacks on U.S. and South Korean targets in protests of its rivals' other sets of military exercises that involved a U.S. aircraft for the first time in five years.


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u/s4t0sh1n4k4m0t0 Nov 07 '22

So, basically they justified South Korea and the United States doing the drills in the first place, got it

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u/bjarkov Nov 07 '22

NK is like my kids.. They tend to fuss when they get hungry

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u/chonk312 Nov 07 '22

Can someone ELIA5 what would happen to North Korea if they attacked the US in any capacity? In my limited world view I would imagine the US would just wipe them off the map in like a weekend. But I’m sure the situation is far more complex than that.

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u/zzzUNDOXABLEzzz Nov 07 '22

Depends on the attack but yes, they would be wiped off the map in a weekend. If it was a small attack on a civilian ship or something than likely little response outside of no more government aid, if it was something like a ICBM shot at LA then probably destroyed beyond repair.

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u/tikifire1 Nov 07 '22

They're gambling China would probably come to their aid like they did the last time at the very least. At this point I'm not so sure they would. They do like having a buffer state there but I'm not sure they would want to be involved in a war there at this point.

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u/buttholefluid Nov 07 '22

I don't think Kim Jong Un quite realizes how easy it would be for the U.S. to turn that entire country into a nuclear wasteland.

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u/iMakeBoomBoom Nov 07 '22

Let’s be honest. The use of nuclear weapons by any world power is extremely unlikely. The world would immediately turn against any nation who did that. That being said, the US would still blow the entire nation to smithereens with traditional missiles, drones, and bombers. Kim has to know this. Unless he thinks that China will back him up. In which case we have WW3. Which neither China nor US want. China and U.S. should work together, behind the scenes to “address the issue”. This would benefit both nations greatly.

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u/Gruffstuff2021 Nov 07 '22

Kim wants a candy bar and he's going to launch missiles until he gets one.

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u/mweston31 Nov 07 '22

Blah blah blah what else is new.

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u/garren_teed Nov 07 '22

Meh. North Korea can’t do shit correctly. Kim’s just pissed nobody takes him seriously. Go ahead and try, little man, you’ll find out pretty quickly your country isn’t shit.

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u/Verryfastdoggo Nov 07 '22

China has to be happy that the US forces in the region will turn their watchful eye away from Taiwan to look at good ol evil North Korea for a minute.

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u/wheely-overhead Nov 07 '22

NK can't feed their own people. Waging a war against SK or anyone else will simply destroy NK completely.

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u/chunkylovertina Nov 07 '22

NK isn’t gonna do anything like always.

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u/pimue Nov 07 '22

So no sea monsters? How disappointing.

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u/give_me_a_great_name Nov 07 '22

Oh no! So anyways,

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u/SinisterMephisto Nov 07 '22

Bud, you don't want this smoke

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u/JessSuperSub Nov 07 '22

How they even have so many missiles to waste? Every few days they keep firing those stating some stupid reason.

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u/Suspicious-Dark-5950 Nov 07 '22

Can we just end this fat little dumplings shelf life?

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u/Major-Phrase5668 Nov 07 '22

North korea got nothing better to do. They can waste so much of resources on such idiocies. Wonder who funds them so much !?

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u/Ok-Worker5125 Nov 07 '22

So nk has like a few nukes. And? They nuke us like 2 times, most likely on our cities, and they expect what. Us to just back down? We can destroy the entire peninsula if we really wanted to.

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u/Clueless_Questioneer Nov 07 '22

We can destroy the entire peninsula if we really wanted to.

You already have, that's actually part of the problem

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u/Ok-Worker5125 Nov 07 '22

We’ll do it again if they dont fuckin stop

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u/Clueless_Questioneer Nov 07 '22

Problem is you might do it again even if they stop. I think Libia is a very instructional example here

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u/Ok-Worker5125 Nov 07 '22

We didnt even go to libya. The lybian people wanted a better guy, we wanted them to use USD. We helped them take their guy out. Now they buy and sell oil in usd. Its a fair trade, north korea however is just a tiny country, with no farm land and no resources. The reason they suck ass isnt because of the US.

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u/ChanceTheGardenerr Nov 07 '22

Stupid headline. What else would they be ‘practicing’?

They do this literally all the time.

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u/EvidentlyEmpirical Nov 07 '22

LOL Kim has to realize that if he tried he'd fail... AND that he'd become naughty but ash soon after.

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u/Nekomiminya Nov 07 '22

You can't fool us, Kim.

Thank you for your service in defending world against Gozilla

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u/mctoasterson Nov 07 '22

"Tomorrow, at 4pm... I'm gonna sneak attack ya!"

NK is literally Eric Matthews in the later seasons.

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u/Inbetweenaction Nov 07 '22

Kind of assumed that. And the same for the last 76

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u/zynwyrm Nov 07 '22

Are you sure? It could have just been for their Macy’s day parade.

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u/theresabattle Nov 07 '22

They always talk a big game but never actually do it.

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u/martymcfly9888 Nov 07 '22

Blow the rail up

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u/Negative_Band183 Nov 07 '22

NK literally will no do shit. While the relative militaries need to take it seriously, Kim knows a single shell inside a SK city will end his life and dynasty. As always, all bark for a bone and no bite.

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u/NarcolepticKnifeFite Nov 07 '22

What I’m not getting is that would be an absolute fucking pointless move. All it would do is get your whole entire country wiped off the fucking map. They hit South Korea, North Korea will cease to exist.