Skip to comments.How the hell has North Korea managed to build a massive military stockpile?
Posted on 04/18/2017 6:35:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
FROM the outside North Korea looks like an impoverished state cut off from the rest of the world.
But during its weekend procession, the isolated regime managed to put on an impressive display of its rockets and military strength, in defiance of growing American warnings about its military capability.
While many have the impression of North Korea being a poor country that cant feed its own people, Leonid Petrov told news.com.au that it had large stockpiles of natural resources that it used to fund its weapons research.
North Korea is a mountainous country that has huge natural resources including deposits of high quality coal, gold, silver, uranium, iron ore and rare earth metals, said Dr Petrov, a visiting fellow at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.
He said North Korea had exported its minerals to allies such as China and the Soviet Union for decades until the collapse of the communist bloc.
Since then it had been more proactive in international trade, although the tightening of sanctions has seen its export ability curtailed recently.
Dr Petrov said China in particular had maintained trade in North Korea and was keen to keep a monopoly on its rare earth metal trade.
So China buys everything North Korea is prepared to offer (of its rare earth metals), he said.
These metals are important because they are used the production of many 21st century products like mobile phones, computers, LCD screens and cars....
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Accelerated free fall (AFF) jumps occur between 10,000 and 13,000 feet, while static jumps can be as low as 3,500 feet and the plane is typically travelling at between 80 and 110 mph when the skydiver jumps. The minimum stall speed for a 737-200 with controlled flaps of around 40 degrees and moderately loaded is around 150 MPH. If they tried to drop the speeds to get the airspeed down to a jumping capacity, theyd have stalled and hit the ground when they tried to jettison the jumpers.
Additionally, while in the air, the average exit hatch has about 3 to 4 tons of pressure holding it in place. Even on the ground, once the pressurization is turned on, theres maybe 400 to 800 pounds of pressure. So if a hatch was going to be opened anywhere on the aircraft in flight, it would have had to have been blown and there was nothing in the NTSB report about an explosion to release the hatch. And they can get a lot from bent metal and outward burns if they had been there.
I think someone was on the flight to fall on their sword for the Clintons. And it isnt the first time. They were there to kill Brown and whoever was necessary, and shoot the pilots and fly the aircraft into the mountain. It just seems strange to me that an aircraft can veer and hit the biggest mountain in the area. Why not a smaller one? It was made sure it happened.
And if the compass that they already said was older was going to fail, how did it happen at that point and not any time during the flight when it would have been noticed? Someone changed the ascent during approach by that 5 degrees.
Slave labor. Be the inspiration for Mooch’s school lunch program, only on a national scale? Iran probably helped.
“So it’s possible someone else might have survived it, in that tail section.”
Possible yes, but a real gamble to make sure the “accident” needed to be assured. The only way I think they could have had time to do their cleanup before anyone arrived would have been a chopper, placed, so they could get out after confirmation of a complete kill or someone on the way to dying like the TS. They were sloppy, though. They could have easily killed her with a rock and been fine. But hey, that’s where the words “good enough for government” could have been used.
The first intervention into NORK should be by the Fashion Police. Those hat wearers could be blown away by a light breeze.
We do have some, but mining and dirt processing in the US is suppressed by the Left.
However, the ARE rare.
“The Bear (Russia) and Red Dragon (China) have been drawn into an economic battle space controlled by the Eagle (Trump-USA).”
According to the story Clinton did. Bush cancelled the agreement and they started back up again.
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