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Sri Lanka Sank 6 N. Korean Ships Carrying Weapons between this Feb. and Oct. (w/ US help)
VOA News ^ | 12/14/07 | Sohn Ji-heun

Posted on 12/15/2007 2:23:53 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Sri Lanka Sank 6 N. Korean Ships Carrying Weapons between this Feb. and Oct.

12/14/2007

Sohn Ji-heun

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: appeasement; armssmuggling; axisofevil; bush; china; condi; dannydavis; foggybottom; gandhi; india; korea; legacy; ltte; maritime; nkorea; norinco; northkorea; proliferation; srilanka; state; tamiltigers; terrorlist; weaponsmuggling
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Didn't have the time to translate the full article written in Korean. However, these are the major points.
1 posted on 12/15/2007 2:23:56 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 12/15/2007 2:24:31 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
bump for later

Wasn't there a thread on here last night about the Tamil Tigers making a political contribution to someone....?

3 posted on 12/15/2007 2:25:47 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (If MY people who are called by MY name -- the ball's in our court, folks.)
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To: Cindy

terrorism, ping!


4 posted on 12/15/2007 2:26:03 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

I don’t know about last night, but here’s someone with LTTE ties:

WASHINGTON — Chicago congressman Danny Davis and an aide took a trip to Sri Lanka last year that was paid for by the Tamil Tigers, a group that the U.S. government has designated as a terrorist organization for its use of suicide bombers and child soldiers, law enforcement sources said.-—— “ Congressman’s trip tied to group U.S. considers terrorists,”
Chicago Tribune ^ | Published August 23, 2006, 10:01 PM CDT | By Andrew Zajac and Mike Dorning


5 posted on 12/15/2007 2:31:06 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Both N. Korean crews and Tamil terrorists were aboard the ships. They were all presumed to be killed.

Sri Lanka is a poor country. They can't afford their own off shore paradise for captured terrorists. I guess some people could look at the bright side though - at least none of the terrorists were water boarded.

6 posted on 12/15/2007 2:31:56 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"Six North Korean ships sunk by "Siri Lakan Navy"

"There's no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit...." - President Ronald Reagan

7 posted on 12/15/2007 2:33:17 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
As of Dec. 13, State Dept. is still standing by their official position that N. Korea has not engaged in terrorist activities since 1987.

That was a zinger.

Hello, Condi.

Earth to Condi.

Is anybody home in foggy bottom except traitors and liars?


8 posted on 12/15/2007 2:42:13 AM PST by cgbg (Nada non nyet--nanny amnesty Huckabee.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The ships were 250 ft long, carrying Chinese artillery guns, ammunition, light weapons, and small arms.

Whoo Hoo, thank you China\s.

What other sneaky attacks on the US and others do you have up your sleeve? I'm sure we will know soon enough!

9 posted on 12/15/2007 2:48:51 AM PST by madconserv (Help me I'm lost , I only know who not to vote for...Jesus take the wheel)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Like the IAF taking out the NK Nuke plant in Syria with US help,the story on this too will have to be suppressed by official channels.
The usual reactionary treason of MSN and DNC political opportunism would only hurt the mission if it became clearly substantiated.
Sad that winning the GWOT and protecting America has to be done on the sly.
Did I say sad?
I meant sick.


10 posted on 12/15/2007 2:50:14 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Always glad to read that the good guys won.


11 posted on 12/15/2007 2:53:28 AM PST by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: Happy Rain

Every N. Korean ship should be stopped an inspected,,or sunk by USN until we are certain that they aren’t carrying weapons to terrorists. I’m sure the were acting as middle men between Chicoms and Tamils to make a buck.


12 posted on 12/15/2007 2:55:17 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Dustbunny

Some battles, yes, but China’s “on the sly” war still rages.


13 posted on 12/15/2007 2:56:37 AM PST by madconserv (Help me I'm lost , I only know who not to vote for...Jesus take the wheel)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good job, thanks for the translation and post.

Gotta wonder why the U.S> hasn’t taken credit for any of this?


14 posted on 12/15/2007 2:58:18 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
Wasn't there a thread on here last night about the Tamil Tigers making a political contribution to someone....?

Hillary.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1939638/posts

15 posted on 12/15/2007 3:04:22 AM PST by Does so (...against all enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign...)
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To: Oldexpat

Makes sense and there is no doubt who the good guys are.
Still the Dems have called W every nasty thing but a pirate.
Now Harry and Nancy may get their chance in spite of the facts—as usual.Blackbeard Bush it will be—assaulting leaky junks crewed by brave peasant sailors trying to transport humanitarian supplies to the oppressed freedom fighters of old Ceylon.


16 posted on 12/15/2007 3:06:14 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ships this large would be carrying enough people that out of six boats sunk, somebody would have been able to swim away. This says to me either the Ceylonese navy is being thorough and making sure there are no survivors; or the North Koreans are committing suicide rather then be captured.

Thinking back on the various incidents with North Korean smugglers being sunk by Australia, Japan, and South Korea, I don’t ever recall hearing of a survivor.


17 posted on 12/15/2007 3:18:00 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb
Quite likely.
18 posted on 12/15/2007 3:33:40 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: madconserv

Wasn’t it FReeper Jeff Head who recently stated here on FR that the U.S. will be at war with China in 10 years?


19 posted on 12/15/2007 4:01:22 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Liberalism IS a mental illness.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
"I guess some people could look at the bright side though - at least none of the terrorists were water boarded."

I guess they call their method "submarining". It doesn't provide very much extra intel though.

20 posted on 12/15/2007 4:09:56 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: proudofthesouth

If it takes that long. China has major dealings with Iranian oil and if we bomb Iran...


21 posted on 12/15/2007 4:14:33 AM PST by madconserv (Help me I'm lost , I only know who not to vote for...Jesus take the wheel)
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To: cgbg

Is anybody home in foggy bottom except traitors and liars?

8 posted on 12/15/2007 2:42:13 AM PST by cgbg (Nada

No, and haven’t been for a long time.


22 posted on 12/15/2007 4:16:28 AM PST by sport
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“As of Dec. 13, State Dept. is still standing by their official position that N. Korea has not engaged in terrorist activities since 1987.”

Very puzzling sentence since N.Korea didn’t become part of the Axis of Evil until 2002.


23 posted on 12/15/2007 4:47:34 AM PST by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: madconserv

Nothing happens in NK without the PRC.


24 posted on 12/15/2007 5:23:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Very interesting!


25 posted on 12/15/2007 5:26:47 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: nuconvert
NK had been in the list of state-sponsors of terrorism long before it became the member of “Axis of Evil.”
26 posted on 12/15/2007 5:31:01 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

***As of Dec. 13, State Dept. is still standing by their official position that N. Korea has not engaged in terrorist activities since 1987.***

BS


27 posted on 12/15/2007 6:02:57 AM PST by wastedyears (Duncan Hunter is like a cheeseburger and fries. Simple presentation with no frills.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well I certainly hope that none of these terrorists were “waterboarded”.... death and destruction is one thing, but let us be sure that no bloodthirsty terrorist is ever made to feel uncomfortable.

As for sinking N. Korean ships carrying armaments, great idea, and why haven’t we been doing the same when North Korea sends missiles, etc. to Iran and Syria???


28 posted on 12/15/2007 6:52:35 AM PST by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT - REPEAT")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Umm, this is highly significant. Why hasn’t this been on the national news? /naive mode


29 posted on 12/15/2007 6:55:19 AM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is at all comprehensible.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Norinco uses soft steel. The lockup grooves on the barrel of my 1911 only lasted about 500 rounds. I switched to Colt and Para Ordinance.

Good for Sri Lanka.


30 posted on 12/15/2007 6:58:29 AM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

“”There’s no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit....” - President Ronald Reagan”

Oh, I like that one!


31 posted on 12/15/2007 7:04:10 AM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
This is an open secret.

The DPRK has been providing terrorist LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka with weapons/munitions/sea craft for a long time now. Hezbollah no doubt is also on the customer list.

There is evidence of DPRK weapons that were captured by the Sri Lankan goverment. I have seen photos of these weapons. They have North Korean markings.

In terms of other weapons and serious fire power, DPRK seems to be selling them 107mm Katyusha rockets fired from a lightweight tripod, a double tubed version only produced by the DPRK. It is rare, and weighs about 18kg and has a range of about 8km.

They will continue to provide this terrorist group these weapons.

This continues to make Kim Jong il's North Korea a de-facto "State Sponsor of Terrorism".

This, all the while Bush and Condi are actually working toward the end of REMOVING NORTH KOREA FROM THE U.S. TERROR LIST because most people in the USA are focused on Britney Spears or at best the Iowa caucuses. This indeed should be an issue in the caucuses. I would suspect DUNCAN HUNTER is one of a few men to do it. It SORELY needs to be done.

32 posted on 12/15/2007 7:15:29 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
107mm Katyusha rockets

Have these rockets been also used in Sri Lanka by Tamil Tigers or only in Lebanon by Hizbullah?

33 posted on 12/15/2007 7:20:31 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

one open source in 2007: Japanese conservative monthly magazine “SAPIO” several months back, with photos of such weapons/arms seized by Sri Lankan military, and markings and characteristics of weapons all consistent with manufacture by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. the magazine ran the photos.


34 posted on 12/15/2007 7:22:36 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thanks.

I bet State Dept. never heard of such photos, let alone see them. As far as they are concerned, they don’t exist.:-)

35 posted on 12/15/2007 7:26:08 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Indications of course are strong that DPRK is also arming Hezbollah, yes. I do not have specific stuff on whether these particular missiles are included--but I would say the preponderance of evidence would suggest so.

On thing is true is that the LTTE Tiger brought down a Sri Lankan Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter in 2000 in Sri Lanka, with the help of SAM missiles that were also apparantly supplied by North Korea.

Norkies also developing high speed water craft (using for example Japanese Yamaha or Johnson 200 engines), heavily armored, heavily armed, and sold to (who knows? jointly operated with?) the Tamil Tigers.... Kim Jong il--whom Mr. Bush sent a nice "letter" to earlier this week--has his greasy little fingerprints all OVER Sri Lanka and the terrorist network there....even today....and Bush/Condi are working to get him and his proliferous regime off "The List". Congress should look into it.At least Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson or Tom Tancredo should jump into this IMHO and shine the spotlight of scrutiny and brutal truth smack onto the deep, dark, nasty and hidden "monkey business" of Foggy Bottom and in the NSC these days.

Hey Tiger, did you also hear that the production shift from amphetamines (for shipment via yakuza to Japan to corrup the youth here) to counterfeit tobacco is being made in a number of the DPRK factories around the country??

36 posted on 12/15/2007 7:35:30 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
did you also hear that the production shift from amphetamines (for shipment via yakuza to Japan to corrup the youth here) to counterfeit tobacco is being made in a number of the DPRK factories around the country??

Yes, I heard. So from now on, 50% of Marlboro's in the market would be "Made in N. Korea?" LOL!

37 posted on 12/15/2007 7:39:57 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Sure "State" knows of the photos. They will hope they do not get widely out there. Even if photos are burned, if the negatives are elsewhere, ol Foggy Bottom is up quite a creek. lol.

That would jam up their little ongoing plans for the US-DPRK Armistace for next year, but good, eh?

38 posted on 12/15/2007 7:40:44 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Who knows? They might spike their fake tobaccos with traces of METH, to make it “better than” the real ones.:-)
39 posted on 12/15/2007 7:41:40 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

interesting post - thanks


40 posted on 12/15/2007 7:42:19 AM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Hopefully deal more pain to Foggy Bottom than Banco Delta Asia saga.:-)
41 posted on 12/15/2007 7:43:59 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The weapons stuff—at least—from DPRK to LTTE (Terrorists) is pretty intriguing and pretty nefarious. It is reported to have had a retired Indonesian general involved, as well as some Singaporean middlemen. Lots of folks had their fingers in the pie, it would seem.


42 posted on 12/15/2007 7:45:21 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: Oldexpat

Technically, the North Koreans and U.N. are at war. I suppose it might be a technical violation of the Armistice agreement. Still, I like it. I’d go one further and make is all traffic in and out of NK.


43 posted on 12/15/2007 7:45:21 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
LTTE must pay good money, if it draws in such diverse international casts.
44 posted on 12/15/2007 7:47:14 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: pissant
Pissant, sorry to PING you and bug you, we are over here on a fascinating North Korean thread--some of us here in Asia up way past bedtime--but I am wondering if you can kindly get this thread over to Congressman Hunter's L/A running defense and terrorism issues for him, or somebody in the campaign, foreign policy-side stuff, who can run with it-or someone who might know those folks?

It would be much appreciated.

Feel free to FREEPMAIL me to coordinate further by reply. Thanks, pal.

45 posted on 12/15/2007 7:50:23 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The Sri Lanka Navy website says the arms were clearly from the Chicoms.

http://www.navy.lk/index.php?id=577

Either way it's good work.

46 posted on 12/15/2007 7:54:28 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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ping


47 posted on 12/15/2007 7:58:32 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; RasterMaster; ...

Emphasis:

Chinese arms manufacturer NORINCO has been selling weapons to N. Korea. However, it is not clear where the weapons on board originated.


48 posted on 12/15/2007 7:59:42 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Good news and bad news.

Good news: Pretty good stuff on the North Korea-LTTE Terrorist connection--against the backdrop of Bush/Condi wanting to work a deal to get North Korea off the Terror List.

Bad news: It is in Japanese.

It is from the 10/10/07 issue of SAPIO.

The cover looks like THIS:

(See fat, happy little Kim up in the upper left corner!!?)

And the article is entitled:

<< これが北朝鮮⇒スリランカ反政府ゲリラ「武器密輸」の証拠写真だ/惠谷治 >>

49 posted on 12/15/2007 8:02:04 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: Calpernia

“They were shipping weapons for Tamil Tigers, which were designated as a terrorist organization by U.S. State Dept.”

Tamil Tigers, one nasty group.


50 posted on 12/15/2007 8:02:50 AM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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