Not so in North Korea...(click to link to article).
|F you Hans Brix.....|
|Literally the last thing that may have gone through General Yong-Chol's head before he died...|
Mortars can fire a high explosive, smoke, illumination or other rounds against both mounted and unmounted troops, fortifications and other structures. Due to its indirect, arcing flight pattern it can often hit targets on the defilade (reverse slope) of an geographic or other obstruction. Mortarmen (11C in the Army and 0341 in the Marines) often use the moniker "High Angle Hell" when describing their profession.
|The common US M252 81mm mortar. The red and white stakes are aiming stakes use to deflect and elevate the tube from a known point to shift fires to where needed and then bring the tube back to a know point again.|
Here "The Gunny" gets a quick lesson on the M252's operation from some Marines...good info here.
Well, back now to the Norks.
After "Dear Leader's" demise, his son Kim Jong-un - who looks like he is a distant Korean cousin of Honey Boo Boo's mama - decreed that there would be a 100 day mandatory mourning period for his father where people would be required to cry and prostrate (no, that's not the internal man organ, look it up) themselves in front of his funeral procession...or else. And no, I am not making that up. I don't drink or do drugs to come up with messed up leadership like that. Apparently, this "no fun" rule was also a good excuse for some good 'ol fashioned communist style purgin' and killin' under some (most likely) bogus charges. For the normal Nork living in their government apartment or shack trying to suck down a little rice and some spoiled cabbage it meant being sent to labor camps to work for "the people". For bigger fish - like our General below - it meant a bit harsher sentence...like death. Now, normally the Norks and other Chicom types are pretty practical about this sort of thing. They have your monkey trial in the morning and then take you out back and put a AK up to your head and its all over. They then send a bill to your family for the bullet along with notification that you have been killed (at least in China and probably Norkland as well). For some reason this guy must of really pissed off "Honey Boom Boom" there and got himself sentenced to the best seat in an impact area in order to follow little bitch boy's orders to execute him with "no trace of him behind, down to his hair,". Ouch.
|General Kim Yong-Chol circled, dude, you should have so stayed in that 12 step program...|
Only the Norks!!
And this is how you create an impact area....just imaging all of the talking in Norkanese and you can almost feel like you were really there! Oh yeah, starve your population and subvert their freedoms as well also helps...