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

    sure, they will be sent back LOL.

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

    The United Nations has a tough problem to solve. In 2006 it imposed an arms embargo against North Korea, and this case has a great probability to be in violation of the embargo. If the UN try to impose sanctions for the violation of the arms embargo, and Russia, a member of the UN Security Council, vote again the sanctions, how then it will enforce its own rules? The North Korea regime will laugh at the sanctions and does as it please.

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

    Who in the top leadership approved this high risk operation? What was Raul Castro involvement on it? Who did the dirty work? Eventually we will get answers to these questions. Lying about the shipping of weapons to a country banned from receiving it is subject to UN sanctions, since it is a violation of the UN Chapter. The regime tries to justify it invoking national security against external threats. There is no threat from the U.S. that could justify such an action. As a matter of fact they have schedule talks with regard to immigration policies.

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

    A North Korean ship carrying Cuban weapons smells of scandal — and more
    PANAMA CITY: A North Korean ship carrying Cuban weapons smells of scandal — and more - Americas - MiamiHerald.com

    By Juan O. Tamayo
    jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com
    Posted on Monday 07/22/2013

    PANAMA CITY -- The North Korean freighter is a three-decade-old rust bucket that literally stinks. It stinks of its crew’s sweat and urine, the greasy kitchen, the food left on the floor, the years of humidity and mold.

    Even the photos of the country’s leaders hanging on the wall of the captain’s quarters are old — Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, and his son Kim Jong-il, who died in 2011, but not his grandson and current ruler, Kim Jong-un.

    “To call that thing filthy would be a compliment,” said Security Minister José Raúl Mulino, waving his left hand toward the ship Chong Chon Gang, docked at the sprawling container port of Manzanillo on Panama’s Atlantic coast.

    But the ship also smells of scandal, for it was carrying 240 tons of contraband Cuban weapons to North Korea, in apparent violation of a 7-year-old U.N. arms embargo on Pyongyang for its nuclear weapons and long-range missile development programs.

    While the contraband might cool Obama administration efforts to warm up relations with Havana, the United Nations may spare Cuba any significant sanctions because the weapons aboard the freighter are not directly related to the core issues of a U.N. arms embargo against North Korea.
    How come that and international incident of great magnitude isn’t mentioned on the Castroit regime news outlets? The Cuban people haven’t been informed of this grave situation involving the corrupt and international law braking regime. Look that is business as usual in the Castroit tyrannical military regime.

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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?
    Not when it's being supplied to a paper tiger who has gone well beyond pathetic. I don't believe there's a word in the English language that can even come close to accurately describing how pitiful they are. They're just getting old garbage in the mail now, like "hang in there, buddy" but everyone knows it's over. I'd say North Korea is beating a dead horse, but it decomposed a long time ago, and they're just sitting around playing with the bones.
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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Not when it's being supplied to a paper tiger who has gone well beyond pathetic. I don't believe there's a word in the English language that can even come close to accurately describing how pitiful they are. They're just getting old garbage in the mail now, like "hang in there, buddy" but everyone knows it's over. I'd say North Korea is beating a dead horse, but it decomposed a long time ago, and they're just sitting around playing with the bones.
    Right, the worrisome thing is that they beat the War Drums and it costs everyone else money, as well, I threw the "rational actor" card out on Jung-un when he threatened a preemptive nuclear attack on us. I am glad though, that we and the South (particularly the South) pretty much said, "No more of this bull****."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Right, the worrisome thing is that they beat the War Drums and it costs everyone else money, as well, I threw the "rational actor" card out on Jung-un when he threatened a preemptive nuclear attack on us. I am glad though, that we and the South (particularly the South) pretty much said, "No more of this bull****."
    There desperately needs to come a time when we enforce this "no more bull****" policy. Starve them out, force them into a conflict, and completely destroy them, erasing their history from the face of the earth. Enough is enough. They've had over 60 years to get their **** together, but they keep playing the same ole song and dance. They've made threats, they've violated the cease fire numerous times, killing South Koreans and allied forces. They have even gone so far as to manufacture nuclear arms. If it weren't for the high possibility of devastating casualties in South Korea, I'd be all for total destruction of the North Korean way of life. Swift and brutal violence of action, resulting in a clean slate, and then reduce that slate to ash to ensure that this **** never happens again.

    This isn't something I would normally advocate, but the North Koreans have effectively removed every other option from the table. There is no peaceful resolution to this conflict.
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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    I feel the same. Seoul is way too close though and would suffer enormous casualties if the operation wasn't conducted properly. But, NK needs to go.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I feel the same. Seoul is way too close though and would suffer enormous casualties if the operation wasn't conducted properly. But, NK needs to go.
    That's my primary concern. I don't see an effective way to contain such an assault onto northern soil. Even if we strike their southernmost artillery placements, there's no guarantee that we'll get them all. One missile slipping through would be a disaster, so would a small slip in plans due to unforeseen events, which are guaranteed in warfare. China would be another concern. There's no way they'd allow such an invasion right on their doorstep. Especially an American invasion.
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    Re: Cuba confirms arms bound for North Korea on ship seized in Panama

    It depends on the missile that got through. But I think that if South Koreans in Seoul had shelters or a place to evacuate to, that a missile hitting a building or two wouldn't be such a big deal. Though, I wouldn't try to give NK a chance to get a shot off. Between the air forces of the U.S., South Korea, Japan and hopefully the British, French, and why not Israelis (since they owe us a couple), the mission would likely be a success.

    As to China - **** them. They're a threat to us and others too. They want to get involved, then they'd be next on the bombing list. We might as well take 'em both out while we still can.

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