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Author Topic: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary  (Read 25881 times)

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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #120 on: October 19, 2009, 12:38:51 PM »

no that's what would happen if they landed in canada
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #121 on: October 19, 2009, 05:42:48 PM »

The Barrage is a lock system like the Panama Canal, with the intended side effects of preserving the fresh water supply and facilitating irrigation.

It has completely fucked up on those second two points.

Stuff like this is why it's really weird to look at the country, since it's hard to take them seriously even when you watch and see shit like HUGE STANDING ARMY THAT'S TRAINED AND CONDITIONED TO MURDER YOU.  You still wonder if their guns can even fire straight.

It's not that North Koreans are incompetent - not even close - but it's a sad example of what happens when a nation completely isolates itself while trying to maintain a modern infrastructure.  Without a healthy influx of information from the rest of the world they basically have no way of knowing what the hell they're supposed to be doing.

Living in North Korea is like living in the post-apocalypse.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #122 on: October 19, 2009, 05:47:21 PM »

Craziest thing was that the country was full of excellent performers and amazing spectacles that the rest of the world is never allowed to see.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #123 on: October 19, 2009, 06:07:52 PM »

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Living in North Korea is like living in the post-apocalypse.

stop it, now i want to go there
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #124 on: October 19, 2009, 07:31:05 PM »

I always thought it was like some retarded, broken version of Airstrip One. It's got all the totalitarianism, the bravado and back-patting of the mass games, and the total erasure of the dissidents, but... I don't know how to describe it. None of the competence, I think. It's not like 1984's Oceania that stands as a global superpower you'd be insane to dismiss, but more like some illiterate redneck neighbor who only appears to wave his shotgun around on the front porch and begrudgingly accept money he wastes on beer.

You still wonder if their guns can even fire straight.

If they don't, you can't really blame it on their guns; a quick Wiki says their small arms are almost entirely Russian or Chinese-made. They've got familiar faces like the AK and Dragonov, as well as weird shit like this that looks like it was found in a Fallout dumpster.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #125 on: October 19, 2009, 08:35:51 PM »

Brentai:  or we could ignore the fact that they are armed at the infantry level to soviet military style specifications ( see "how to make war" + other factors in how assaults are carried out) and jump straight for the statistic that's common to all modern wars.

Most death and main comes from shrapnel. 

We got the Mk-19's!

We're good!
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #126 on: November 02, 2009, 03:16:29 PM »

Oh, Li'l Kim! That'd be just like you! (Bill Clinton may have possibly met with Kim Jong Ill double during his heroic, Rambo-esque raid)
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #129 on: May 07, 2010, 09:05:00 PM »

If by less batshit insane, you mean "have nuclear talks, receive billions in aid in return for a pledge to stop refining radioactive ores, break said promise after receiving aid, and then start the entire cycle again," then sure.

Actually, that's not insane at all.  That's brilliant.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #130 on: May 08, 2010, 07:08:44 AM »

Er, this is because he's broke.

Last week, Kim traveled to China, cap in hand (again), to grovel for more money. China's exasperated leaders agreed like they always do, but a huge condition was a return to the six-nation talks, as well as who-knows-what other concessions.

So yeah, not sanity (other than the pragmatic sanity of self-preservation)... just some arm-twisting.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #131 on: May 08, 2010, 12:46:07 PM »

So yeah, not sanity (other than the pragmatic sanity of self-preservation)

That definitely seems like a step up, really.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #132 on: May 08, 2010, 06:54:52 PM »

Well if anything will get Kim's attention, it's something that'll actually affect the flow of luxury goods to his palaces.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #134 on: July 13, 2010, 07:09:42 PM »

Well that's to be expecWAIT SOUTH?
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #135 on: July 13, 2010, 07:14:13 PM »

I can only assume that it will hurt North/South relations.

Lost amongst all the bravado and crazy of the North is that South is also engaged in hating the other side.  It's just that the North are so much better at it.

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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2010, 08:22:52 AM »

Also, South Korea has decided to start making citizens pay for the sins of their fathers.
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Re: Pretend That North Korea Is Fucking Scary
« Reply #137 on: September 30, 2010, 04:11:08 PM »

It's official: the youngest son has been named heir.

That usually works out okay, right?
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Re: What the fuck?
« Reply #138 on: November 23, 2010, 06:53:11 AM »

So!  How about that North Korea?
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Re: Re: What the fuck?
« Reply #139 on: November 23, 2010, 07:12:10 AM »

Apparently, Kim Jong Il's finally reached the point where he's too sick to run the country, speculation is that his son, Kim Jong Un is responsible for this outing. If this is how the new administration is going to respond to things, I suspect North Korea's time as an independent nation is coming to a close. Say what you want about the Illster, he knew how to work the system. NK has never had much in the way of resources, technology, or money. By being just crazy enough to make the world think NK was dangerous, he could leverage trade negotiations, leverage the lifting of sanctions, etc, etc, without actually opening himself up to getting flicked off the proverbial shoulder like the tiny fly NK is.

I suspect Un probably thinks too highly of NK's position in the China/NK alliance and thinks that if they go to war with SK, China will swoop in to save them from the inevitable, overwhelming counterattack from SK's many allies. Given that China is already putting their hands up and saying shit like 'Both sides need to work harder on peace negotiations' while the rest of the world is literally telling NK they will burn their shit to the ground if they try anything, it's pretty obvious how this is going to go.

The biggest economic superpower in the world is not going to set their massive piles of money on fire to save a nation of backwards dirtfarmers from a fight they picked for no reason.
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