Images from an April 15 military parade in Pyongyang show what appear to be North Korean 'commandos' carrying AK-47 assault rifles with attached grenade-launchers. But they are really 'helical' magazines designed to store bullets in a spiral shape
Daily Mail: Dummy diplomacy: North Korean weapons displayed during parade are FAKE and their sunglasses aren't even combat ready, US military expert says
* On April 15, North Korea held massive military parade in Pyongyang in a bid to show off its supposed strength
* The parade featured 'special operations commandos' bearing RPGs and assault rifles among other weapons
* But a US analyst and former intelligence offier who looked at pictures says that many of the arms are fake
* Michael Pregent said: ''This was more about sending a message than being combat effective'
* One example were cylinders that looked like large rifles, but are actually 'faulty' bullet magazines
* He also doubts that the AK-47s are even loaded since North Korea is said to have a shortage of ammo
North Korea's soldiers mostly carry fake weapons during their mass-scale parades, a former US intelligence officer has said.
Michael Pregent believes many of the arms flaunted by menacing-looking North Korean troops during their displays are dummies, and claims even their sunglasses wouldn't be fit for combat.
Pregent was asked to look at photographs from an April 15 military parade in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
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Update #1: North Korea's soldiers: Closer look reveals military's 'fake' capabilities (FOX News)
Update #2: Fake war! North Korea and a history of dummy weapons (BBC)
Update #3: What's really happening in those North Korea parade photos? (Clyde Ward, American Interest)
WNU Editor: The last thing that Kim Jong Un wants right now are people that he does not know who have loaded weapons and are also near him.
Hat tip Fred for this link.