On Thursday two U.S. B-2 stealth bombers flew 6,500+ miles from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to South Korea, dropped inert munitions and then returned home. The Pentagon said the mission was part of its ongoing Foal Eagle training exercise series, which began March 1 and ends April 30. At a cruising speed of around 550mph, it’s all in a day’s work, literally. With a wing span of 172ft, easy refueling at 50,000ft and a non-stop flight limit of 7,000 miles – the ominous aircraft can deliver more than 50,000 lbs of munitions including precision nuclear armaments.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, seeing widely publicized images and video of the B-2 mission – immediately began training his rocket units on U.S. bases in South Korea while making verbal threats on everything else in the pacific which the U.S. may have an inkling of interest in. The move comes after months of posturing by the nuclear ambitious N Korea which is angered by U.N. sanctions levied against them for highly controversial nuclear missile testing, satellite launches, and flat out old fashioned saber-rattling and chest-pounding, mostly attributable to their young 30 year old(some say younger) leaders insistence to spend the nations wealth on rockets and other tinker toys, while his citizens are reportedly engaging in cannibalism of each other because of famine conditions brought about by the scourge of communism driven by the sadistic dough boy, Kim Jong Un. Human rights groups estimate that more than 10,000 people may have died last year due to starvation in the famine-plagued country, while Kim Jong Un daydreams about building bombs with the last of their grocery money and blowing up the entire world.
Kim Jong Un’s insistence on funding suicide military causes while the people of his country starve isn’t the worst of his or his father’s sins though. North Korea’s dirty little secrets are it’s concentration camps – for the purpose of housing citizens who show signs of dissent toward the government. Speak ill of the dough boy, or his dead father, Kim Jong II, who was also an oppressive douche of a dictator, and you with most likely your relatives and many future generations of your people will wind up wasting away inside the walls of one of Kim Jong Un’s favorite hell-on-earth prison camps.
Last month the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea revised it’s data and now shows these concentrations camps growing in physical size as well as occupancy rate under the new leadership of Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un is a problem that needs to be taken care of. He has verbally threatened to “strike the U.S. mainland,” and threatens to wipe South Korea, which for the first time in it’s history has a female President, off the map on a daily basis. What he’s doing to the people of North Korea, not to mention the rest of the world, represents a blight on the face of the earth and it’s one that should be removed – finally. The human rights violations taking place within the borders of N Korea, which are well documented, represent human suffering on a level that, thankfully, most of us will never have to face. I find it insufferable that civilized societies sit idly by while modern day holocausts happen right in front of our eyes on a constant basis.
The question remains, however, does the United States have leadership in place that’s gonna step up when Kim Jong Un gets tired of playing video games and decides to pull a lever and in doing so attacks U.S. interests abroad, or even Hawaii or the west coast of the U.S. mainland.
Bonus: The B-2 Dissected
Specifications of the B-2 Stealth Bomber
Length: 69 ft
Wingspan: 172 ft
Height: 17 ft
Wing area: 5,140 ft²
Empty weight: 158,000 lb
Loaded weight: 336,500 lb
Max takeoff weight: 376,000 lb
Powerplant: 4× General Electric
turbofans, 17,300 lbf each
Maximum speed: 604 mph
Cruise speed: 541 mph
Range: 6,900 mi
Service ceiling: 50,000 ft
Wing loading: 67.3 lb/ft²
2 internal bays for 50,000 lb of ordnance.
80× 500 lb class bombs (Mk-82) mounted
on Bomb Rack Assembly (BRA)
36× 750 lb CBU class bombs on BRA
16× 2000 lb class weapons
(Mk-84, JDAM-84, JDAM-102)
mounted on Rotary Launcher Assembly (RLA)
16× B61 or B83 nuclear weapons on RLA