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    Re: Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

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    My guess is Obama did it.
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    Re: Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Possibly insurance vs pirate attacks
    No way. The patriot is strictly a surface to air missile. It won't lock onto surface targets.
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    Re: Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    if they have the ability to shoot the missiles from the ship.
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    No way. The patriot is strictly a surface to air missile. It won't lock onto surface targets.

    I should have explained myself more

    In stating that the missiles were fireworks on the manefest, the ship may have gotten lower insurance rates. I would be more concerned about pirates attacking a ship full of military weapons then of fireworks and charge more for insurance at that time. Also any port entry would be more difficult I expect with ship full of military weapons then with fireworks
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    Re: Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Well, alright I'll buy that, but the OP said this, "The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say."

    So if it was China-bound that's still very bad. Perhaps the original report is in error? Maybe it was bound for SK instead?
    Ships go to many ports, as I explained earlier in the thread. The ship can most definitely be going to both China and South Korea. It is like a truck -- it doesn't simply go from point A to point B, then back to point A -- they often go from point A to points B, C, D, E, F, G, etc, and then maybe back to point A.

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    Re: Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I should have explained myself more

    In stating that the missiles were fireworks on the manefest, the ship may have gotten lower insurance rates. I would be more concerned about pirates attacking a ship full of military weapons then of fireworks and charge more for insurance at that time. Also any port entry would be more difficult I expect with ship full of military weapons then with fireworks
    Certain ports may not allow entry to ships loaded with military hardware.

    Another thought is that if the ship were going to China before South Korea, that would be a problem (missiles for South Korea on the manifest), although if they were mis-declared on the manifest for that scenario, it seems rather ham-handed? Speculation is almost as useless as conspiracy theories

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    Re: Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I should have explained myself more

    In stating that the missiles were fireworks on the manefest, the ship may have gotten lower insurance rates. I would be more concerned about pirates attacking a ship full of military weapons then of fireworks and charge more for insurance at that time. Also any port entry would be more difficult I expect with ship full of military weapons then with fireworks
    Gotcha, I see what you're saying now. This might also be an attempt to misdirect Chinese operatives trying to obtain the missiles, since the destination is very close to China.
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