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Inch High Guy05 Aug 2022 4:13 p.m. PST

North Korea has offered Russia 100,000 "volunteers" to aid in the war against Ukraine, according to Russian state TV.

"There are reports that 100,000 North Korean volunteers are prepared to come and take part in the conflict," talk show host Igor Korotchenko said on Russian Channel One, the New York Post reported.

The reports come as Russia's military force is depleted after its unsuccessful attempt to take key parts of Ukraine, including the capital of Kyiv.


Callsign 2105 Aug 2022 4:16 p.m. PST


Disco Joe05 Aug 2022 6:00 p.m. PST

Yes you know the guys who are told you will go there. Volunteers.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Aug 2022 6:01 p.m. PST

What happens when they come back and tell everyone about modern life in Ukraine?

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 6:13 p.m. PST

100,000 fewer mouths to feed.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 6:42 p.m. PST

100,000 fewer mouths to feed. Kind of a win-win, I guess.

I somehow doubt that Kim really wants to get any veterans out of this. North Korean soldiers haven't actually fought in a regular war in generations. If the "volunteers" come back with skills, they might take over the place.

Thresher0105 Aug 2022 6:56 p.m. PST

Kim needs to be removed from office, stat.

Heedless Horseman05 Aug 2022 7:24 p.m. PST

Shut Putin and Kim in a secure room and see who comes out?
Ah… imagination! :)
Or, just weld the door.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa06 Aug 2022 2:21 a.m. PST

Kim just running his mouth. Won't happen. The escalation ladder is a 'thing' for Putin the same as the West. If he collects 100K North Korean troops (probably better disciplined than the Russians, but probably more inflexible and no more technically competent, probably worse in some areas, language barriers), does Ukraine get 100K of 'volunteers' from Western countries?

JMcCarroll06 Aug 2022 6:50 a.m. PST

One way trip for the "volunteers". Kim cleaning house. Surprised only 100,000.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2022 8:47 a.m. PST

Didn't the Duce offer 250,000 volunteers to Hitler in Russia 1942……I wonder how that turned out…….

Andrew Walters06 Aug 2022 10:15 a.m. PST

I'll be astonished if Putin accepts. And more astonished if they actually get there. Absolutely gob-smacked if they do any good, and staggered if they get to go back home again.

Everything they do is appalling.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Aug 2022 10:38 a.m. PST

Norko soldiers are underfed, under trained, and physically incapable of prolonged combat.

Their grunts mostly work in the fields, and while better fed than civilians, they are still hungry most of the time. Indeed, North Korean's have been getting smaller and weaker, with more health issues, due to systemic multi-generational malnourishment. The ones seen at Panmunjom are an elite largely chosen for their ferocity and better stature.

Of course, their Officers live a more privileged life, especially the higher up the chain you go, and have little real contact with their commands. Actually going to war would be a major hardship and essentially a death/exile warrant since they could never be allowed back.

Recall the Russians have already spoken of using Norko "Volunteers" to rebuild the conquered territories and damaged portions of the two faux Republics. Decode, any such numbers of "Volunteers" would come down to doing Coolie labor that their White Russian masters think beneath them.

Consider the logistics of moving 100,000 Norkos to Ukraine. There are not enough Russian transport/passenger planes in flyable condition to carry them all, much less if they bring their own weapons, which would kinda be necessary.

The Russians are running out of their own equipment, not least tanks and field artillery/ammunition, and training 100,000 non-Russian speaking troops to use weapons new to them would be a nightmare. Ivan's not even training his own, so an army of foreigners would have to come "ready to play."

Moving those "Volunteers" via the Trans-Siberian Railway (it's still only a single track) would take weeks, if not months. Just marching them to Vladivostok to get aboard would be a major undertaking.

And then there's the kibosh on the whole deal: Un would never let any of his people see the REAL world, not matter how effed up Ukraine is just now. Seeing hundreds of thousands of homes (even if destroyed) with indoor plumbing, paved roads, telephones, televisions, and crops still growing in endless profusion would all poison their minds (after first shredding them) with the reality that their home is not the Socialist Paradise.

If Un actually sent them, he could not ever let them back. They would end up a permanent Coolie class wherever the survivors were settled, likely in Siberia where no White Russian would have to deal with them.

In the end, if this happened, it would be one of the cruelest acts of inhumanity in modern history. Which, unfortunately, would be perfectly in keeping with the Norko world view.

All that said, on the whole, I think this is also a publicity stunt and nothing will come of it.

Unfortunately, I'm ready to be disappointed, again.


soledad06 Aug 2022 10:43 a.m. PST

A lot of them might surrender as soon as possible. Then not giving their correct name to avoid their family at home getting in trouble.

Legion 406 Aug 2022 10:45 a.m. PST

Volunteers ? Maybe … just like the PRC/CCP "volunteers" that crossed the Yalu in '50. They are so brain washed they believe just about anything Un says. Just like his daddy & Grandaddy. And yes, many probably wouldn't get back to North Korea, if any … Like Putin & Xi their minions are expendable.

If he collects 100K North Korean troops (probably better disciplined than the Russians, but probably more inflexible and no more technically competent, probably worse in some areas, language barriers),
I'd say that is a good evaluation. They would probably be used as fodder like the Russian troops.

I'll be astonished if Putin accepts. And more astonished if they actually get there. Absolutely gob-smacked if they do any good, and staggered if they get to go back home again.
Yes I think all is true. However, if Putin does accept Un's offer. Putin may be more desperate than imagined ?

Andrew Walters06 Aug 2022 2:12 p.m. PST

The Battle of Athens says they won't go home again.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2022 2:28 p.m. PST

This seemed like a joke but if it really happens the 100,000 are doomed.

Legion 406 Aug 2022 5:59 p.m. PST

Unlikely many would survive based on their training and experience, plus the Russian tactical expertise is a step above WWI.

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