North Korea Shows Off Glorious New Weapons That Probably Won't Work

To celebrate the Immortal Perfect Rocket Glory Leadership of dictator Kim Jung-un, North Korea threw itself a parade. It consisted of goose-stepping soldiers and new weapons, including a fat new ICBM.

Right on the heels of its primetime rocket disaster, the parade was perfectly timed: guys, forget about that time we briefly threatened the world with a giant rocket. Check out this new giant rocket. It'll totally work, it should be taken seriously, and it will cause our backwards caveman society to prevail against the evil West. Or, as Kim Jung-un reassuringly put it, "What we trust is not modern weapons, but our beloved soldiers and commanders." Wait, Kim, that's not how you scare people. Talk about this terrifying new mega-rocket you're wheeling around at the parade! Fox News sure took note:

Seemingly undeterred, among the rockets rolled out, according to some locals, was one that had never been seen before. We noticed that it was big (needing a 16-wheel truck to carry it) and pretty thick.

This rocket and the accompanying "drone" also on display may or may not be made out of paper mache and filled with sawdust. [The Aviationist, Fox News]

Photos: David Guttenfelder/AP, Ng Han Guan/AP



    Coat hangers and paper mache.

    lol. Those trucks in the second picture, look like they are from the korean war. Was that parade meant to scare us, or make us laugh?

    It's not an ICBM. It's a SRBM and it works just fine. Ask the Iranians that they sold them to. Their own ICBM is a flop, but the SCUDs and other missiles they got from China and Russia work as adertised.

    Looks like a Chinese knock-off of a Russian system...?
    Love the 40s era trucks. Simple, old tech will kill you jut as dead as any complicated malfunctioning F-22. It's important to remember that.

    Awesome! :)

    If they are going to make these things with cardboard and paper mache, they should make them bigger and more scary I think.

    What I'd really find interesting is what the N.Korean government told their people about the missile launch. I can only assume that they would have said it was an outstanding success but I'm sure there would have been more to it than that.

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