Originally posted by iunlimited491
This came after months of heightened tensions due to missile and nuclear bomb tests by the North, during which it threatened to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against U.S. and South Korean targets.
There are fears Pyongyang is trying to build a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the U.S.
^Things like this...
and everybody still wants to rag on the 'Evil' U.S. - the only ones who can save your a**.edit on 16-7-2013 by iunlimited491 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by justwokeup
In a strange way I find this comforting. If baby Kim is reduced to shoring up his air defences with ancient Cuban/Russian hand me downs it doesn't say much for the support he's getting from China.
Possibly the Chinese really have cut them off.edit on 16-7-2013 by justwokeup because: typo
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by MDDoxs
However, is it just me or is it a little cliche to have the rusted out ship with a big flag of North Korea, hauling military equipment? Seems a bit obvious.
N Korean ship traverses between Cuba and N Korea. Interesting hidden cargo found.
Yeah does sound a bit fishy. I'd love to hear Cuba and North Korea explain it.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
It appears to be an SA-2 surface to air missile system (or parts of it). Wow. Really sophisticated there. The SA-2 is what shot down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 over the Soviet Union in 1960. The part shown in the pictures appears to be part of the SNR-75 Fan Song radar system.
Cuba has claimed it is the owner of the weapons found on board a North Korean ship that was seized by Panama. Cuba said the "obsolete" missile system parts were being sent to North Korea for repair.
A North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama on Monday was loaded at one of its ports with 240 tons of "obsolete defensive weaponry," according to a statement released by the Cuban Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.
Havana said the weapons, which were inconspicuously buried under 10,000 tons of sugar, were being sent back to North Korea for repair. The weapons included two anti-aircraft batteries, nine disassembled rockets, and two MiG-21 aircraft - all of which is Soviet-era military weaponry.
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The authorities of the Republic of Panama have reported the arrest in the Panamanian port of Colón, the cargo ship Chong Chon Gang, flag of the People's Republic of Korea, from the Republic of Cuba.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the ship left port bound for Cuban Democratic People's Republic of Korea with a shipment, mostly, of 10 000 tonnes of sugar.
Also, in that ship, transported 240 tons of obsolete defensive armament-two complexes Volga and Pechora anti-aircraft missile Nine rockets in parts and pieces, two Mig-21 Bis aircraft and 15 engines of this type of aircraft, all manufactured elllo the middle of the last century, to be repaired and returned to our country.
The agreements signed by Cuba in this area are based on the need to maintain our defense capability to protect national sovereignty.
The Republic of Cuba reiterates its firm and irrevocable commitment to peace, disarmament, including nuclear disarmament, and respect for international law.
Havana, July 16, 2013
Originally posted by Glassbender777
It was reported on Coast to Coast that the captain, had a heart attack, after being stopped, and then tried to commit suicide. These had to be NUKES, No reason to go to all this trouble for a few conventional bombs. North Korea has conventional bombs, Why else hide them in brown sugar, try and transport them all the way from Cuba to North Korea through the Panama Canal. If these were indeed Nukes this is a huge eye opener. Why did they originate from Cuba, Something is very strange with this story.edit on 17-7-2013 by Glassbender777 because: (no reason given)