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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 5:43 p.m. PST


What does this really even mean, seriously, for a country whose population has been brainwashed to constantly be on invasion emergency standby? Is there a special super duper emergency level status?

PS. It reminds me of how basketball and other players constantly say that they've put into a game 150% of what they have. Does that mean they're always putting themselves into debt? Where are they getting the extra 50% of their energy?

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

It's the civil defense version of double secret probation!

Dentatus Fezian11 Aug 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

It's a country-sized kettle of crazy that boggles the mind.

TMPWargamerabbit11 Aug 2017 8:51 p.m. PST

"Stand by to head to the fields and pick the summer crops." Or no food this winter for "joe Kim" family.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 9:03 p.m. PST

If the people finally wake up, the generals shouldn't be that difficult to capture. :)

Of course, China would step in to prevent any "regime change", as they put it. A few of those generals will be executed as scapegoats for sure, if not all.

PS. I really love the ones pinned TO THE PANTS. That's just hilarious!


Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 9:10 p.m. PST

Who did these "generals" fight to get all these medals? They don't look that old ?

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 9:16 p.m. PST


Haven't you heard? They've defeated invasion after invasion after invasion. :)

Maybe they get a medal every time they conduct a successful reenactment from that war or every time they march in a parade.*.

They are either really lightweight metal/plastic, or they've put some reinforcement on those jackets to keep them from sagging.

* Or maybe they simply get one for every year they don't starve or get shot.




attilathepun4711 Aug 2017 9:37 p.m. PST

It takes stern men indeed not to laugh themselves to death when they look at each other!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 10:30 p.m. PST

The NK equivalent of a participation medal.

Nick Bowler11 Aug 2017 11:37 p.m. PST
TMPWargamerabbit12 Aug 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

Body armor. May deflect a BB round. Otherwise its their retirement fund. Pull one off for a bowl of soup in later years. I wonder if Ebay is flooded with auctions for these tokens?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 10:40 a.m. PST


You might be right. I see a few people bidding on a couple of those medals right now:



Begemot12 Aug 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

Nick Bowler – you seem to be a person of rare commonsense.

The image above with the medals on sleeves and trousers is such an obvious photoshop product that I wonder why people would fall for it.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

Begemot: "The image above with the medals on sleeves and trousers is such an obvious photoshop product that I wonder why people would fall for it."

Lol. It was a joke on a meme, of course.

But if one were to take it at face value, it could be because the original photo (see below) isn't so easy to find. And perhaps also because there are already so many idiosyncrasies in that regime, that some no longer dismiss the weird when it comes to them.

You gotta admit that even the medals on the real picture are already excessive and downright ridiculous. The photoshopped one didn't really add that many. :)

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Begemot12 Aug 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Dan – Ridiculous indeed. Thanks for providing the original image. Unfortunately, an old friend of mine showed me the doctored image a week ago and thought it was for real.

I'm inclined to think it's a bad sign when a military starts loading itself down with medals, ribbons and other gewgaws to impress themselves. The American military has moved into this neighborhood.


Which American general looks more like the North Koreans?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

True. Big difference between the two men pictured. Even so, the North Korean generals have ours beat (by a ton of metal). :)

PS. I can't even imagine how weighed down their generals would be with medals if they had actually fought campaigns and won some battles. The photoshopped picture would be nothing compared to the load of shiny metal in that scenario.


USAFpilot12 Aug 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

Since the discussion has turned to uniforms….back during Gulf War 1, ops desert storm, when I was a 2LT in pilot training, we all received the National defense service award just for being on active duty. We called it our CNN ribbon for watching the war on tv. Silly.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

Received the national defense ribbon upon entering the USMC in 1967 -- back in them old days it was refered to as " the fire watch" ribbon.

Russ Dunaway

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

Begemot, I have noticed this "medal phenomenon" also in the recent years ??? I have often wondered what one would have to do to get these things in these numbers -- perhaps save the entire planet several times ??

Russ Dunaway

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 4:29 a.m. PST

In WW2, British troops said American colleagues got their first medal for potty training.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

At least they finally did got potty trained and didn't just "Bleeped text their knickers…"

Russ Dunaway

Lion in the Stars15 Aug 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

Yeah, after 9/11 we all got the National Defense Service Medal, and then the Global War on Terror Service Medal. For wearing the uniform, or for enlisting after the event.

I call them the CNN medals, and fortunately had enough other medals that my 'top 3' didn't have to show the NDSM or GWOTSM. I think I told my CO that I'd refuse to wear them, even on Full Dress uniform.

There is also a Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, which at least means you went someplace outside the US in support of actual combat ops (or actually doing combat ops). IIRC, the GWOTEM stands higher than the GWOTSM. Sadly, the Expeditionary Medal is lower than the NDSM.

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