Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Skinny On North Korea

This is a soldier for the army of North Korea, throwing a stone at reporters. Check out his waist, and his left arm. Notice anything? If the army is that malnourished, what chance do you think that the general populace has of getting a meal once in a while? That soldier is so skinny, that the recoil from firing a standard-issue AK-47 would knock him down and probably dislocate his shoulder. And that's if he had the strength to aim the thing in the first place. Why do you think that, in this picture, he's throwing a small rock? It's the only strength he can muster.

I'm going to speculate a bit:

The nuke test was a dud. They cannot admit it was a dud, because the spectre of a NK nuke allows them little more leverage in extorting deperately needed commodities. They are straining to hide the utter failure of their Maoist government, and if they cannot admit it soon, Kim Jong Il will be the sole caretaker of Asia's largest graveyard.

China has been willing to play along in the charade, rather than admit that Maoist government is hazardous for your health. Once the bluff is called, it's anyone's guess as to what will happen.


Dad29 said...

The Million Man Army of NK is a metaphor for the Million Mom March.

There's almost no "there" there.

The Unseen One said...

A recent threat from NK:

A defiant North Korea threatened yesterday to fire a nuclear-tipped missile unless the U.S. makes concessions in the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

The time for failed diplomacy is over.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they gathered all the armed forces into one place and what was measured on seismometers as a nuclear blast was actually a collective stomach rumble.

Kasia said...

That's just sad.

Fidei Defensor said...

Something tells me we could get the surviving memebers of the Green Bay Packers 1967 Defensive line out there and they'd plow right through whatever North Korean forces are on the border.