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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

… backpacks' as individual bombs as it emerges Kim Jong Un wants to build a 3,000 tonne submarine

"North Korea is training its elite soldiers to smuggle 'nuclear backpacks' across the border with the South before detonating their individual bombs.

Troops from the People's Army will be trained to enter enemy territory and, in the event of war, unleash their own nuclear bomb.

Sources within the secretive country say 'outstanding' military personnel have been selected to join the battalion.
It comes as it emerged Kim Jong Un is planning to build a giant 3,000 tonne submarine made from old Russian submarine parts…"
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Choctaw25 Jul 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

A submarine made of old Russian sub parts. What could go wrong?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Lol. The ultimate suicide bombers? Well, I guess if they're told their families will be killed back home if they don't go through with it, perhaps.

Seeing as how many of the conventional weapons carried by some of Lil Kim's "elite" aren't even real in some of their parades, I seriously doubt they have anything but straw in those "nuclear" backpacks. They don't even have lunches in them.


The only thing NK can launch against America right now is a huge wave of refugees, if China is successful and turns them around at their border. And we'll hear from many of our fellow citizens in the West that it's our obligation to take them in, even the handful that shows up with heavy backpacks. :)

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PS. Here, with the guys waving enthusiastically from the back of a vintage truck, I'm reminded of a Princess Bride movie quote:
"Bye bye boys. Have fun storming the castle!
Think it'll work?
It would take a miracle."
(Or perhaps a similar scene from Peter Sellers' The Mouse That Roared.)




Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

I can train my dogs to fly a B2 bomber. Never mind i don't have a B2 bomber.

NK hasn't got the capability to miniaturise nukes so they can go on an ICBM. How are they going to get effective ones that fit in a "backpack"?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

And, while the West is obsessing over two loud and angry little chicken hawks (Iran* and NK), much bigger matters are developing, but are barely noticed by news media or hardly given much thought by the public in the West:

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 10:49 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars26 Jul 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

Are North Korean soldiers strong enough to lift a nuclear backpack that weighs almost as much as they do?

I mean, a minimum fissionable mass is about 25kg of uranium or plutonium, plus another unspecified amount of explosives and fusing stuff.

IIRC, the US backpack nukes were right about 80lbs!

SouthernPhantom26 Jul 2017 10:09 p.m. PST

Lion, given the malnutrition that is rampant in the DPRK, I sort of doubt it. This is likely either an attempt at…something, probably bluffing, or the bombs are real but merely conventional explosives. Sappers do not need nuclear bombs to be effective, as has been proven time and time again against fixed installations and airbases…

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

If 30 pound of explosive go off on your chest, it's as good as a nuke as far as you will ever know.

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