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Cuba says missiles and MiG fighter jets found hidden in sugar aboard North Korean ship
Daily Mail ^ | 7/17/13 | Anthony Bond

Posted on 07/17/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Nachum

Cuba has said missiles and fighter jets found buried under sacks of sugar on a ship bound for North Korea were being sent to the secretive state to be repaired. The Caribbean nation admitted last night that it owned the military equipment and said it was due to be returned to the island once repairs had been completed. [Snip] The 35 man crew--made up of North Koreans--tried to resist arrest by rioting with the authorities. The ship, which has been identified as the 14,000-ton Chong Chon Gang, was carrying missiles and other arms ´hidden in containers underneath the cargo

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TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cuba; hidden; jets; missiles; russia; waronterror
Full title: Cuba says missiles and MiG fighter jets found hidden in sugar aboard North Korean ship were being sent to the secretive state ´for repairs´

Sounds like something Jay Carney would say...

1 posted on 07/17/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

So Cuba has sunken so low that they can’t even repair their own aircraft?


2 posted on 07/17/2013 1:12:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Nachum

Has Obama protested the Panamanian incursion against peaceful socialist activities yet?

Has the UN voted for sanctions against Panama?


3 posted on 07/17/2013 1:14:14 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
So Cuba has sunken so low that they can’t even repair their own aircraft?

Very telling given that Cuban mechanics keep 1950's era cars running.

4 posted on 07/17/2013 1:16:50 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
So Cuba has sunken so low that they can’t even repair their own aircraft?

Especially equipment that close to 60 years old. More likely is that Castro is fobbing off his obsolete crap on the Norks and probably overcharging them for it.

5 posted on 07/17/2013 1:17:09 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Blood of Tyrants
So Cuba has sunken so low that they can’t even repair their own aircraft?

Outsourcing aircraft repair is comprehensible. Outsourcing aircraft repait to North Korea is not.
6 posted on 07/17/2013 1:17:42 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Seems like it would be much easier to fly in a few mechanics and techs.


7 posted on 07/17/2013 1:18:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 0.E.O
Especially equipment that close to 60 years old. More likely is that Castro is fobbing off his obsolete crap on the Norks and probably overcharging them for it.

It is like the military equivalent of those "Buy Here, Pay Here" car dealers.
8 posted on 07/17/2013 1:19:03 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Nachum

Ship renamed: Wi Got Cot.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 0.E.O

Old Mig-21 Fishbeds?


10 posted on 07/17/2013 1:19:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Nachum

I was wondering what that was in my sugar bowl. Damned things don’t dissolve in hot coffee either.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 1:23:18 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Nachum

I can believe they were being sent for repair as easily as I can believe Trayvon was frightened of being raped.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Old Mig-21 Fishbeds?

Along with SA-2 surface to air missiles and their associated Fan Song radar systems. All stuff that was first introduced in the late 50's and early 60's.

13 posted on 07/17/2013 1:25:24 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Nachum

I wonder how many of the 35 will beg for asylum to stay alive rather than be returned to face the little morons wrath.

The captain could read the cards and tried to off himself, it wasn’t their fault but I bet none of them will be alive by this time next year.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 1:25:26 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Nachum

People who can’t tell halfway credible lies shouldn’t try.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 1:26:28 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: WayneS
I was wondering what that was in my sugar bowl.

There are reasons why we don't allow Cuban exports in this country. Stop buying sugar in Canada!
16 posted on 07/17/2013 1:27:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: 0.E.O

That’s the stuff Tom Harkin was up against in his autobiography, “Wings Over Hanoi.”


17 posted on 07/17/2013 1:27:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Standing Wolf
People who can’t tell halfway credible lies shouldn’t try.

Unless they don't care if everyone knows it is a lie.
18 posted on 07/17/2013 1:28:09 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: 0.E.O

What would NK want with that old crap? Are his plans to send out obsolete crap until we run out of missiles to shoot them down?


19 posted on 07/17/2013 1:28:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Nachum

Cuba is desperate for cash and N. Korea has the counterfeit US Dollar plates and presses running to provide it. Better check those notes, Raúl.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 1:30:03 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: null and void

and 40’s & 50’s Harley’s too...... :-)


21 posted on 07/17/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
What would NK want with that old crap? Are his plans to send out obsolete crap until we run out of missiles to shoot them down?

If it's all they can get then it's better than nothing. They currently operate something like 200 Mig-21s and 400 SA-1, 2, and 3 missiles. This is frontline stuff for them.

22 posted on 07/17/2013 1:37:50 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Nachum
" the 14,000-ton Chong Chon Gang,"

Wi Goz Gun

Yu Ley Go

23 posted on 07/17/2013 1:41:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dr. Sivana
"Stop buying sugar in Canada! "

It's better than HFCS. IT should be used in the New Twinkies.

24 posted on 07/17/2013 1:43:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
Cuba has said missiles and fighter jets found buried under sacks of sugar on a ship bound for North Korea were being sent to the secretive state to be repaired.

And of course these stupid pukes would never lie...BULLSHIT. Caught with their pants down around their knees. Hilarious!!

25 posted on 07/17/2013 1:43:52 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Nachum

Close, but no cigars.


26 posted on 07/17/2013 2:05:11 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Dr. Sivana

Can’t say for certain how it is in the East, but much of the sugar in the West comes from sugar beets grown in Southern Alberta and processed in Taber. About 14% of raw sugar in Canada comes from Canadian sugar beets processed in Taber.

As far as cane sugar, industry stats show that 81% of raw cane sugar refined in Canada comes from S. America with 19% coming from Central America. According to a wikipedia article, most of the Cuban sugar industry closed with the dissolution of the USSR, so I doubt that ‘buying sugar in Canada’ does much to support their economy!

I know of little that is imported into Canada from Cuba (other than socialist ideas embraced by the Liberals and Dippers (New Democratic Party)) but would expect a major balance of trade deficit as so many Canadians vacation in Cuba.

Once again in the last month or so, some politician has raised the idea of Trinidad & Tobago joining Canada. This usualy only occurs after a particularly harsh winter! (There is a good reason that Winnipeg is known as ‘Winterpeg’.) Such a merger would certainly help our balance of trade with the Carribean, especially vacations.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 2:21:20 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Nachum
Any '57 Chevys under the sugar?


28 posted on 07/17/2013 2:31:40 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Nachum

“The Caribbean nation admitted last night that it owned the military equipment and said it was due to be returned to the island once repairs had been completed.”

Pull the other one.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 3:11:04 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: 0.E.O; Blood of Tyrants
What would NK want with that old crap?

Because it's what they fly

Current equipment


30 posted on 07/17/2013 4:47:39 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Paladin2

I read Choom Gang in there.


31 posted on 07/17/2013 5:35:12 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: Nachum

What confuses me is why they didn’t take a route that would not give a country an (easy) legal basis for searching the ship, say around South Africa or South of South America? It would take longer but would not give people any easy excuse to search the ship.


32 posted on 07/17/2013 5:35:12 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

I was being completely facetious about Canadian sugar coming from Cuba. Apparently they raise enough to send it to N Korea.

My wife is Albertan Canadian (Grande Prairie); and I can say that Cuban cigars and rum (Bacardi) is available there.


33 posted on 07/17/2013 5:52:48 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


34 posted on 07/17/2013 6:50:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Nachum

MiG = flying coffin.


35 posted on 07/17/2013 7:03:22 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Okay, you caught me.

But, in my defense, I’m not actually buying sugar from Canada; I’m buying Cuban cigars from Canada.

I hide the cigars in large crates of sugar to bring them across the border.

And, since Mom always told me it’s a sin to waste food, I’ve been using the sugar in my coffee - after I remove the cigars, of course.

I wasn’t counting on finding a missile, though. At first I thought it was just a very large Churchill which had fallen out of a bundle - - - but then I tried to light it...


36 posted on 07/18/2013 11:38:38 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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