During the grand parade to mark the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, the country’s military forces were in attendance. Of course the late founder’s grandson — North Korea’s current ruler, Kim Jong-Un — also graced the event.
The North Korean soldiers looked impressive as they marched in their uniforms. A number of them were also in full battle mode. They wore their camouflage uniforms and carried what looked like AK-47 assault rifles with grenade-launchers attached.
Grenade launchers attached to AK-47s? Not really.
Then again, looks can be deceiving.
An expert called these attachments "laughable."
In an interview with Fox News, former US intelligence officer Michael Pregent expressed his doubts about North Korea’s military power. Fox News indicated that Pregent “has over 28 years of experience working conflicts around the world.” As such, he got everyone’s attention when he pointed out that the “grenade launchers” attached to the AK-47 assault rifles were actually just “helical” magazines.
Pregent explained that a helical magazine is supposed to “organize rounds in a spiral shape to maximize capacity.” However, he noted that it’s “notorious for jamming.” Pregent added that he doubted if the AK-47s that the soldiers were carrying were even loaded. This is because North Korea is said to have a shortage of ammunition. On the other hand, other guns were supposedly made to look more intimidating.
These guns are not really silver-plated, just doused with silver paint.
Moreover, Pregent also revealed that so many of the oversized projectiles attached to the weapons carried by the North Korean soldiers were probably just accessories with “zero combat application.” Besides, the authorities would never have allowed that many dangerous weapons to be exposed, especially since Kim Jong-Un was at the parade. They’re paranoid about his safety and don’t want to take any chances of any projectiles being accidentally fired.
The expert said these projectiles were merely props.
Other weapons experts also added that the various colors used on these projectiles was what made them suspicious in the first place.
These attachments look like they're made of plastic.
It wasn’t just the guns and their attachments that caused suspicion. Other objects on display at the parade were also of dubious origin.
Experts pointed out that these are not military-grade protective eyewear.
“This was more about sending a message than being combat effective,” observed Pregent.
The missiles may have been dummies, as this one had a crooked nose cone.
While North Korea may, indeed, have some nuclear weapons, it’s most likely that its bark is worse than their actual bite at this point.
Here’s Why The $ 12,000 Fyre Festival Became the Laughingstock of the Year
When the Rich Kids of Instagram were duped, big time.
With rapper Ja Rule as co-founder and promoted to the hilt by supermodels such as Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, the Fyre Festival was supposed to be “the best in food, art, music, and adventure” in the Bahamas. The event was sold lavishly and was arranged to be held at “private island once owned by Pablo Escobar” in the Exumas district. For two weekends, concerts will be held headlined by artists as such Tyga and Blink 182.
It was promoted by no less than supermodels, expectations were sky-high for the event.
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USA Shows North Korea How Terrifying Its Nuclear-Capable Minuteman III ICBM
What North Korea wishes it had…
Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. military successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
An unarmed Minuteman III missile has been launched from a US Air Force base in California to ensure its “effectiveness, readiness and accuracy,” and demonstrate “national nuclear capabilities,” according to the US military. The ICBM flew over 4,000 miles, landing near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
In a statement issued by the Air Force, the recent test “ensures” the U.S. is able to maintain a “strong, credible nuclear deterrent” as a major part of national security.” ...
Video Shows Deadly Gunfight Between Somali Pirates and Mercenaries Protecting Cargo Ship
The stunning point-of-view footage of a gunfight shows how mercenaries on a cargo ship fended off Somali pirates on two speedboats.
Somali pirates have been wreaking havoc at sea for years. In fact, they took advantage of their country's location for their reign of terror.
Indeed, Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa. It's the easternmost projection of Africa. It projects hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. There are four countries in the Horn of Africa region: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Out of all these countries, Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland.
The Horn of Africa is a strategic international shipping route.
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