Military experts are poking fun at North Korea’s attempts at displaying military, stating the ‘weapons’ used by the communist country in parades are nothing but fakes.
The Mirror, citing western intelligence, reports that “even sunglasses worn by despot Kim Jong-Un’s elite troops are flat-lensed – making them useless in battle, as they give little sun-glare protection.”
The outlet goes on to cite former US intelligence officer Michael Pregent, who allegedly examined images from North Korea’s military parade earlier this month.
“The display was more about sending a message than being combat-effective,” said Pregent according to The Mirror.
Pregent allegedly added that many of the guns carried by the military members were toys and that the launchers were just “bullet-storage magazines.”
Pregent made his remarks to Fox News, poking fun at even the suggestion that North Korea would be able to manufacture ammunition for all the weapons paraded earlier this month.
“Even the fingerless gloves being sported by some of those soldiers are more for show,” reads the Fox News article highlighting Pregent’s analysis.
“Some of our guys do have them, but most guys go all the way with full gloves based on the heat of the barrel from a round,” he reportedly added. “Not to mention, they’re fire resistant if you need to pick up something.”
Even Very Fake News CNN is calling BS on Kim Jung-Un’s weapons.
Now, of course, North Korea does have some legitimate weapons. But even those are garbage.
Earlier today, North Korea attempted to test a ballistic missile – but failed and broke up in flight.
According to NBC, officials state the U.S. knew North Korea would be attempting to test a missile. It exploded shortly after launch.
Still, President Donald Trump has called North Korea out on Twitter for its defiance.
North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017