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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Latest is Migs, which got a small chuckle out of me. If you're going to field a functioning air force don't you need armies of trained trained support engineers, technicians and replacement parts?
    I suppose, from North Korea's perspective, this could have been hailed as "we have defeated the imperialists and managed to import advanced fighter jets and missiles!" as far as Not-so-lil' Kim's domestic press release would be concerned.

    That's the only angle I see that makes sense. His generals think he can bring in equipment and his people think he can ignore sanctions.
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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    As all 3 branches of the US government violate the US Constitution on an almost daily basis, certainly what the US people should focus on is an ancient Russian missle in the hold of a NK ship in the Panama Canal, and of course, the imminent birth of some British Royalty.
    We can't all be conspiracy theorists. That takes a special something.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We can't all be conspiracy theorists. That takes a special something.
    Common sense, some measure of skepticism, and critical thinking skills is all it takes. Rather ordinary, really, and that's why most folks are very skeptical of the official government press releases regarding certain stories.

    But an old Russian missle in the hold of a NK ship? WOW & Holy Cow! That is a mind bender for the average gullible soul.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Common sense, some measure of skepticism, and critical thinking skills is all it takes.
    hahaha

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

    Let's get this straight, Raul Castro the brother of Fidel was anointed “president” of Cuba, and the actual North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-Un the son of Kim Jong-il of North Korea. These two countries are a hereditary monarchy.

    In early July a top North Korean general, Kim Kyok Sik, visited Cuba and met with his island counterparts. The Cuban Communist party newspaper Granma said he was also received by President Raul Castro and the two had an "exchange about the historical ties that unite the two nations and the common will to continue strengthening them". Of course, strengthening the historical ties by sharing weapons of war. Birds of a feather flock together.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Let's get this straight, Raul Castro the brother of Fidel was anointed “president” of Cuba, and the actual North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-Un the son of Kim Jong-il of North Korea. These two countries are a hereditary monarchy.

    In early July a top North Korean general, Kim Kyok Sik, visited Cuba and met with his island counterparts. The Cuban Communist party newspaper Granma said he was also received by President Raul Castro and the two had an "exchange about the historical ties that unite the two nations and the common will to continue strengthening them". Of course, strengthening the historical ties by sharing weapons of war. Birds of a feather flock together.
    Yeah, kinda reminds me of how Dubya was annointed by Scalia et al, 2 terms after his illustrious father 'served' as Prez. And now some are yearning for brother Jeb.

    Yes, rotten families practicing nepotism is very much a hallmark of the US system too. After Bill, sooner or later we'll get Hillary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Common sense, some measure of skepticism, and critical thinking skills is all it takes. Rather ordinary, really, and that's why most folks are very skeptical of the official government press releases regarding certain stories.

    But an old Russian missle in the hold of a NK ship? WOW & Holy Cow! That is a mind bender for the average gullible soul.
    The real mindbender for most would be where is North Korea or where is Cuba?
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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    It would be less difficult or controversial, to send technicians over there. Does the Castroit regime really need North Korea assistance to fix the missiles, fighting jets and other weapons? It is very common for these old Soviet weapons to be completely retrofitted with modern explosives and electronics. The North Korea tyrannical military regime is outwardly provocative and unreasonable. It would be the least place to send weapons for repaired.

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

    Panama finds more containers of Cuban war materiel on North Korean ship
    Panama finds more containers of Cuban war materiel on North Korean ship - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com

    By Juan O. Tamayo
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com
    Posted 07/19/2013

    President Ricardo Martinelli said more containers have been found aboard the Chong Chon Gang, a North Korean freighter impounded July 15 in the Panamanian port of Manzanillo after it arrived from Cuba and prepared to cross the Panama Canal and sail for home.

    Port authorities said four new containers had been found, bringing the total to six, in two stacks of three. They were not declared in the ship’s manifest and were hidden under 220,000 sacks of Cuban brown sugar.

    Panamanian police academy cadets offloading the sugar so far have opened only one of the freighter’s four cargo holds, and each hold has six separate sections, according to the port officials, who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to comment.

    The first two containers found were taken off the ship and stored next to each other in an open area under guard by heavily armed troops. A hand-written notice attached to one said they were seized for “commerce and contraband of weapons.”
    No doubt they violated the laws of Panama that require ships to identify their cargo accurately to the Panamanian authorities to use the canal. Panama cannot allow such a violation of its national sovereignty and the Canal neutrality. The Panama Canal has been managed and operated since 1999 exclusively by the Panamanian with a great record of efficiency and competence as have been attested around the world.

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

    The Castroit regime said that "The Republic of Cuba reiterates its firm and unwavering commitment with peace, disarmament, including nuclear disarmament, and respect for International Law" Of course the regime will conduct a full investigation about the missiles hidden under the sacks of brown sugar cargo in the ship. I am sure that their investigation would answer questions like, who ordered these missiles to be concealed on the ship? Why were the Russians not asked to fix it? If the weapons were obsolete, why was the reason to repair them?

    Certainly the regime press will be reporting on the investigation, and some higher up in the military will be severely punished. Even Raul Castro could be implicated in the investigation. Not for a moment would this happen!

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