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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    Fraternal Relations, Part I
    Fraternal Relations, Part I | National Review Online

    By Jay Nordlinger
    OCTOBER 1, 2014 12:00 AM



    In the current issue of National Review,
    I have a piece called “Thorns and Daggers: The Castros and their allies.” “Thorns and Daggers”? Where did that come from? Way back in 1961, Senator J. William Fulbright made a famous comment: “The Castro regime is a thorn in the flesh, but it is not a dagger in the heart.” That was before the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    In any event, some of the news has been very familiar lately. Let me quote the first paragraph of my NR piece, please:

    The Cold War seems as distant as the War of the Roses, what with something called the “Islamic State” gripping the world’s attention (and cutting off heads). But everything old seems new again, where the Castro dictatorship in Cuba is concerned. After Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin visited the Castros in July, Newsweek ran a headline both amusing and apt: “Why Russia and Cuba Are Partying Like It’s 1962.” The Castros’ relations with North Korea and China, too, are newly warm.

    I would like to expand on my piece in a three-part series this week. The first will be devoted to the Castros and North Korea; the second will be devoted to the Castrosand Russia; and the third will be devoted to the Castros and China.............

    Upon receiving the unwelcome message from Andropov, Castro appealed to Kim Il-sung, that “veteran and unimpeachable combatant.” (This is Castro talking last year.) Kim came through with arms: sending Castro 100,000 AK-47s, plus the ammo to put in them. And he did all this “without charging us a cent,” said Castro........

    A month into the embarrassment of the Chong Chon Gang, Pyongyang held a ceremony in honor of Cuban–North Korean friendship. Speaking for the Norks was an official named So Ho-won: “The Cuban people have won victory by following the road of socialism despite the U.S. political and military pressure and moves for stifling Cuba economically and its subversive
    [activities and sabotage.”
    Very good article by Jay Nordlinger. So, [w]ho-won? Of course the Castroit regime in a gesture of solidarity, send a hidden compartment of the Chong Chon six trailers associated with surface-to-air missile systems, 25 shipping containers loaded with two disassembled MiG-21 aircraft, 15 engines for MiG-21 aircraft, components for surface-to-air missile systems, ammunition and miscellaneous arms-related materiel. And they did all this “without charging North Korea a cent.”

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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    North Korea’s Cuban Friends
    North Korea’s Cuban friends: Cuba’s Castros now have a U.S. Hellfire missile to share with Kim Jong Un | BabalĂş Blog

    The Castro boys now have a U.S. Hellfire missile to share with Kim Jong Un.

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    Mary Anastasia O’Grady
    Jan. 10, 2016 4:36 p.m. ET

    You’d think that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wouldn’t have a friend in the world these days. His relentless pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and willingness to starve his own people is evil madness. Last week even communist China condemned the supreme leader’s fourth nuclear test, which the chubby little psychopath called “the thrilling sound of our first hydrogen bomb explosion.”



    But Mr. Kim is not all alone. He still has the Caribbean’s Cosa Nostra—aka the Castro family—as a friend and ally. The Cold War may be long over, but Cuba is sticking by the North Korean pariah.

    This bond exposes Americans to grave risk. Analysts fret that Pyongyang is developing missiles and miniaturized warheads that will allow it to lob a bomb into the continental U.S. But having a desperate ideological pal 90 miles from U.S. shores magnifies the danger. In the past 21/2 years Cuba has tried to smuggle weapons to Pyongyang, engaged in high-level meetings with North Korean officials, and secured U.S. military technology. Anybody want to connect the dots?
    Click link above for full article.
    The missile and its secret technology ended up in Castrolandia. The American people expects aggressive oversight in national security matters. Obviously through reverse engineering the Castroit regime could find out the secret technology and ways to counter it. This would be invaluable to countries like Russia, China North Korea, Iran and ISIS.

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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    It is very disturbing that this happened during the Obama administration unprecedented political rapprochement with the Castroit regime. The administration knew that the Castroit regime had the missile, and should have demanded it back in order to normalize diplomatic relations. Was this and accident or something graver, maybe treason?

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