Skip to comments.N. Korean Military "Further Lower Height Limit for Fresh Conscripts"(to 53.9 inch)
Posted on 03/17/2010 8:38:23 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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N. Korean Military "Further Lower Height Limit for Fresh Conscripts"
Military: anybody who can shoot qualifies regardless of his height
N. Korean military recently instructed military mobilization department of the local authorities to lower height limit for this year's fresh conscripts from 140cm (55.1 inch) to 137cm(53.9 inch.)
On March 16, our sources in Chongjin, N. Hamkyong Province, quoting a figure from provincial military mobilization department, relayed information that, for conscription for this year which started in March, height limit for conscripts which used to be 140cm was lowered to 137cm (by 3cm,) following the directive from N. Koreas Defense Ministry issued in early March.
He explained, "In recent years, conscription efforts have had trouble fulfilling the planned quota due to height requirement, which prompted this decision, but only 80% of quota is being filled now. After 'March of Suffering'(great famine,) kids have not had enough to eat, and the resulting malnutrition stunted (physical) growth, leading to drastically lowered height. The average height of graduating class of high school has lowered to 134cm(52.8 inch,) causing severe height and weight discrepancy to the level that makes one wonder if entirely new race is being born."
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War’s secret weapon is women I hear, can’t he just make his military 100% female?
They’re gonna stack ‘em two high and play “Horses”!
(Any smaller and they won’t be able to get on the rides at Disneyland.)
One is freightened. My God if this is what can happen when politicians take over. God Save the Republic.
She is more than 1 foot taller than the required height.
Four feet, six inches??!!!
It’s not just the stunted growth that childhood malnutrition causes, there’s also the mental retardation.
Plus now there are the rumblings that they don’t get fed decent even while they’re IN the army.
I think it’s time to cease playing make-believe. This army couldn’t invade a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Whereas the unfortunate Goliath would probably break five bones if you tripped him.
You need somewhere to put down your beer.
I recall that New Yorker article from ‘04 that contended that (given identical diet and lifestyle) ALL the races of humanity would average the same height.
Being short is no sin, but being short on compassion and high on cruelty and arrogance is. Pray for those under him yoke.
“The average height of graduating class of high school has lowered to 134cm(52.8 inch,)”
If my math is correct, that works out to an average height of about 4’5” - more than a foot shorter than the average South Korean male and nearly 8 inches shorter than a typical South Korean female.
But it is also a mistake to piss-off someone who is hungry and angry.
Eating a steady diet of grass will stunt ones growth, it would appear.
Gonna need ladders for their fox holes.
"How tall are you, private?"
"Sir, four feet six, sir!"
"Four feet six?!? I didn't know they could stack kimchi that high!!!"
Just Damn- Thats priceless!!!
I hereby offer to fight the whole N. Korean army by myself when Great Leader has starved them all so badly that none stand taller than one nanometer in height.
Upon first firefight, they were said to be instantly divided into two camps, the ones frightened like children, and the other who were typical teenagers with no sense of risk.
This has happened before on the Korean peninsula.
If you’ve ever seen the massive armor suits worn by ancient Korean warriors you’ll notice most of them were made for men nearer to 6 feet tall for a century or more at the peak of the southern Kingdoms.
North Korea is failing to meet growth target
Robin McKie and Angela Saini
The Observer, Sunday 5 December 2004 00.58 GMT
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Sixty years of North Korean communism have had a grim and unexpected impact on its citizens: it has paralysed their growth.
While their cousins in the south have thrived physiologically, thanks to the comforts of capitalism, North Koreans remain as stunted in stature as they were after the Second World War. Adolescents look like children, adults like young teenagers. Nor is the height difference a slight one. After studying more than 2,300 refugees who have fled the north over the past four years, anthropologist Sunyoung Pak has found that the average young northern male is 5.9cm (2.32in) shorter than his southern contemporary. The difference for women is 4.1cm (roughly 1.62in).
A 4 foot 6 inch half-wit can fire a pre-positioned artillery piece, of which the North Koreans have about 20,000 within range of Seoul. There is no way to attack them without suffering a million civilian casualties. Even an attempt to load up every single B-2 and F-117 and hit each tube with its own mini JDAM would not be enough to keep them from flattening Seoul within about five minutes after they got the order.
Actually, it looks like... if you were to paint the Nork army orange, then it’d be an army of oompa-loompa’s.
Kinda gives the term “midget sub” a whole new meaning.
Is this America’s future?
Didja know our average height is going down now anyway? Can u guess why?
Morons in Euro say it is proof of our bad diet, bad politics, and that it was Bush’s fault-— and no I am not kidding.
Can you guess why we are getting shorter while some other countries are getting much much much taller?
More poor Mexican migrants.
That’s four feet six inches. Yikes.
I guess when your populace isn’t eating, you’ll have to make some exceptions.
My first salvo would be a string-of-pearls of tactical nukes on those position. That would be followed by another 30 minutes later as they are coming out for a counter strike.
Not too long ago, even the average Nork soldier was a fearful thing. In combat capability, he was at least equal to a US Marine and in ferocity, probably much worse. If keeping the Kim dynasty in power was a strategy, it would be one of the most successful holding strategies in history.
Didn’t know they made people that short except midgets.
True, but the real purpose of the North Korean Army is to keep
the Higher Ups in power. That is all is is about. They couldn’t care less about spreading Communism. The danger is that if the regime knows it is over they just might want to go out with a bang.
More poor Mexican migrants.
Yes. But not posited that way by Left-tards.
We are told constantly “our infant survival rate is so low, our population is getting shorter, our hospitals not effective with their medications”
and it’s all, all, all, lies.
The statistics are inputed differently, or other measures are read differently, to prove how bad the USA is, and many believe it.
Remember that old tired canard -— we use too much of the earth’s energy??? What a hoot. Yes we do consume more, as we invent more and provide more and create more.
Yet Libtards are constantly telling us that the best thing we can all do is to die.
Or eat grass.
Or something weird and bizarre. All cuz we drive cars and don’t live in mud huts.
Castro’s POS Cuba = good. Just ask Sean Penn. M Moore.
USA = bad. (Have you seen photos of Cuba? Does everyone know what Cuba is most famous for amoung its “visitors”.???)
But, I tire.
These “soldiers” are just a bit taller than my 8 year old son.
Where the dictator is the world’s #1 consumer of Hennessy Brandy
Has 20,000 DVDs in his palace
A slave for a chef.
200 mistresses all slaves.
Wishes to deem and pass the government to his oddball progeny just like Daddy passed it to him..............
Isn’t this the country Bill Clinton and Mad All-Stupid gave hundreds of millions of dollars to and hundreds of shiploads of rice to, so they could better prepare to attack us???????
What a great idea, Bill!!!
Another communist success story.
People starved in childhood don’t grow so tall.
A dozen or so neutron devices, properly spaced would take out the crews and render the tubes irrelevent. Not gonn'a happen though.
Finally, an army *I’m* tall enough for!
Finally - something for Robert Reich to smile about.
humblegunner prolly has a spare uniform .............
Cold, dude...just *cold*....:)
And then only briefly.