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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on March 22nd, 2014 at 7:08 am

North Korea Test Fires 30 Rockets, Are They A Threat To Seoul?

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It looks like the North Koreans are still so upset about the US-ROK computer exercise that they are still taking their anger out on the fish in the Sea of Japan/East Sea The Nameless Sea:


Image of FROG-7 via Wikipedia.

North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of launches despite calls from Seoul and Washington to stop “provocative actions”.

“North Korea fired off 30 short-range missiles between 4:00 am and 6:10 am (1900-2110 GMT Friday) this morning from its east coast into the Sea of Japan (East Sea),” said a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs.

“The missiles are estimated to have flown about 60 kilometres (37 miles),” he added.

Analysts said the missiles had been launched from the same location as 25 projectiles on Sunday, near the eastern port of Wonsan. The projectiles were Soviet-era short range Frog missiles from the 1960s, they said.

“This is an expression of anger at the joint military exercises” South Korea has been staging with its ally the United States, Professor Yang Moo-Jin of the University of North Korean Studies told AFP.  [AFP]

You can read more at the link, but the FROG-7 is not really a missile it is a long range artillery rocket with a range of about 70km.  This is old technology, but when you are a nation like North Korea looking just to fire something without precision to kill people this is still a very effective weapon.  Could you imagine what 30 of these rockets landing in Seoul would do?  Especially if they are equipped with chemical warheads?  That is the message that North Korea is sending to the ROK, that even though their weaponry is antiquated, it is still deadly.

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  • ChickenHead
    7:16 am on March 22nd, 2014 1

    “North Korea Test Fires 30 Rockets, Are They A Threat To Seoul?”

    I doubt it.

    What could they do to Seoul all broken up on the bottom of the ocean?

  • JWho
    8:16 am on March 22nd, 2014 2

    North Korea always makes a mountain out of a moil hill and for what ever reason always feels the need to flex its military might in an effort to intimidate the international community..It seems the fatman forgets that there is now new technology that allows us to knock down his antiquated rockets and respond putting cruse missiles at his front door from thousands of miles away. What a moron!

  • Retired GI
    8:31 am on March 22nd, 2014 3

    The DPRK could kill a few 100k South Koreas. Yes indeed. Very “possible”.

    But there would be no point to that.

    So the ultimate answer is “no”. No threat what so ever.

    The North Korean Leader is as toothless as the American President.

    Both are all talk. The entire world understands this truth.

  • star jjang
    11:16 am on March 22nd, 2014 4

    3, no point or purpose we know of so far, but i do hope you are right…

  • Bruce K. Nivens
    12:32 pm on March 22nd, 2014 5

    Maybe we should conduct these exercises more often. Keep pissing off the NKs and we might get them to deplete their entire inventory of missiles. ;-)

  • M. Will
    4:16 pm on March 22nd, 2014 6

    It is appropriate that the Toad would fire Frog 7′s…

  • Conway Eastwood
    12:00 am on March 24th, 2014 7

    Firing ordnance into the ocean? Sounds like a waste of munitions if you ask me. Poor fishies.

    “100k South Koreas”?

    I wasn’t aware there was more than one South Korea.


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