Skip to comments.BANNED in CHINA: North Korea's Scary Soviet-Era Fleet has Nowhere to Go
Posted on 01/26/2013 4:26:32 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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One NK Airline official explained that getting off the ground was the most difficult part of flying since coming down was easy.
So ya gots to wonder if Russia or China send in a jet will the norks keep it and refuse to send it back like they do trains???
I’m obviously pretty ignorant about such things but what’s in it for any country to have anything to do with NoKo? They have nothing much to export, don’t import much, don’t have a convertible currency and are monstrous to deal with.
To me the point is that they are spending BILLION$ on missiles and nuclear devices they last week specifically stated were intended at the United States... and they can’t even keep the national flag carrier flying
Got plenty to do with you imho
The Norks impounded foreign trains?
Two weeks in the North Korean countryside ought to be required for every US university freshman.
I’d laugh at that article, until I remember that we will soon be going through what NK is going through, given our debt. In their case, they were a (relatively) advanced and highly industrialized country, but then the cheap oil from the Soviet Union / Russia stopped, and the lights started to flicker, and then they went out for good, and then the people starved. Sure, Communism didn’t help, but they depended on cheap imports, did not have a strategic reserve (or at least a large enough one), and were powerless to respond once they were cut off.
It’s only a matter of time before China gets tired of giving away their wealth to us, and does the same. They don’t give us oil, but they do give us the spark plugs and circuit cards that make our tractors run. Once that flow stops, our machines, slowly, stop too.
Have our bureaucrats tired of their welfare state?
On the other hand - (relatively) Free-Market capitalism of South Korea gives us Asiana - one of the finest airlines in the world (the service was spectacular).
Korea is a real-life scientific experiment in government systems. One people, one country, two different political systems. One works. One doesn't. ...but still liberals keep pushing the communist agenda convinced it will be different this time.
Reminds me of this:
Flying is the Second Greatest Thrill To Man. Landing is the First!!
I’ve flown on some pretty shaky airlines: Red Sea Airlines, Royal Air Swazi, Air Botswana. Even if I were being chased by a flock of giant spiders and that NORK airline was my only way out, I’d have to consider making my stand rather than board the NORK aircraft.
Opportunity for some corrupt officials to get some bribes.
Funny you say that, just read today China’s thinking of cutting the NORKS off first... like, now:
Ha ha, I saw this pic
From what I read it’s an Air Koryo Tu-154 too, just like the Chinese and EU banned
You bet, same as the DDR vs West Germany, couldn’t be clearer
But I suppose if they had a domestic flight crash every day, we would never hear about it...
Few years ago,
Don’t remember the specifics but a google search will get ya the info.
Russian or Chineese supply trains go to unload in North Korea.
Norks refuse to let them leave. Kept them for internal necessities.
I don’t think they’ve had a crash since the 80s actually- really don’t fly very much, that’s part of it I guess
I remember seeing a Tupelov 154 taking of from Prague airport about ten years back, what struck me was lots of smoke and LOUD
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