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N. Korea: North-Bound Missile Trucks Seized
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/07/03 | Choi Heup

Posted on 09/07/2003 4:52:16 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

North-Bound Missile Trucks Seized

by Choi Heup (pot@chosun.com)

Authorities in Japan have caught a company there in the act of illegally exporting to North Korea via China large trailer trucks that can be used as mobile missile launchers, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported over the weekend. The trucks were partially dismantled before being loaded onto the freighter, according to the report. The company attempting to export them specializes in selling second-hand cars. The trucks were dismantled and loaded in separate locations in an attempt to fool customs inspectors, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry said.

The ministry has pressed criminal charges against the company.

This is the first time the Japanese ministry has press charges for illegal export to North Korea by way of China.

The large trailer trucks themselves are not prohibited as export items, but are subject to a catch-all rule that applies to items which may ultimately be used to produce or deploy weapons of mass destruction.

Earlier this year, the accused company had submitted a claim to authorities to win permission to export the trailer trucks to the North, and was turned down, the Yomiuri report added.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japan; launcher; missile; nkorea; northkorea; truck
More squeeze on N. Korea.
1 posted on 09/07/2003 4:52:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk
Ping!
2 posted on 09/07/2003 4:55:17 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Good News.
3 posted on 09/07/2003 4:57:19 PM PDT by cmsgop (If you Sprinkle When You Tinkle,...Be a Sweetie and Wipe the Seatie......)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I have been wondering if it is possibly that the "sudden" change of policy in Iraq could be because we need our troops out to go after either Iran or NK?
4 posted on 09/07/2003 5:01:32 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Re #4

I guess that it takes longer time to stabilize Iraq than was originally estimated. Iraqi occupation is costing a lot of money. N. Korea and Iran are both accelerating their nuclear program. Military contingency could come sooner than U.S. has expected.

N. Korea may try to go nuclear before the next presidential election because U.S. government is preoccupied with election politics. Any clear indication of that would force the U.S. military response.

5 posted on 09/07/2003 5:26:20 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
But, according to Jimmy Carter, this is the USA's fault for oppressing the NK's.

According to Jimmy, the NK's have no other choice, unless the USA gives US tax-payer money to NK.

Where, oh where, is the humanity...

6 posted on 09/07/2003 5:39:42 PM PDT by jungleboy
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Japan has the most to lose if NK launches an attack.......

Glad to see they are stepping up to the plate. Too bad they have such a mealy mouthed jerk for leader of SK

7 posted on 09/07/2003 5:50:31 PM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: ican'tbelieveit
"I have been wondering if it is possibly that the "sudden" change of policy in Iraq could be because we need our troops out to go after either Iran or NK?"

Yup.

8 posted on 09/07/2003 5:56:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: TigerLikesRooster
We are not doing enough in NK! We do to something!
10 posted on 09/07/2003 6:48:25 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: KevinDavis
I meant say, we need to do something! It is all GW fault for doing nothing!
11 posted on 09/07/2003 6:49:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: KevinDavis
It is all GW fault for doing nothing!

Yeh, riiiiight. Go back one election, and I'd say you had something and agree with you.

12 posted on 09/07/2003 7:21:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I have been wondering if it is possibly that the "sudden" change of policy in Iraq could be because we need our troops out to go after either Iran or NK?

I think it's more because we just don't have enough troops left for rotation and I don't think it would be good for morale to lreave those kids there for 4 - 10 years.

13 posted on 09/07/2003 7:37:03 PM PDT by varon
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To: TigerLikesRooster
What was it that Kruschev said about the capitalists? Something about a rope?
14 posted on 09/07/2003 7:59:44 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: OldFriend
sidenote:

Japan was in the process of cutting a deal with Iran for oil, seems to have publicly admitted problems...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=japan+iran+nuclear
15 posted on 09/07/2003 9:47:53 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I have been wondering if it is possibly that the "sudden" change of policy in Iraq could be because we need our troops out to go after either Iran or NK?



Hope so. And I hope they need troops bad then maybe someone will listen to me when I ask for a green card so I can enlist and go. There's lots of Canadians disgusted with the Liberal gov't and would be more then happy to enlist with the US and fight for it.
16 posted on 09/08/2003 2:39:27 AM PDT by bitcon
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Japan really is putting the squeeze on. When I first saw the headlines I thought they had some kind of TEL system involved. Apparently, Japan is blocking anything that might even remotely be useful.
17 posted on 09/08/2003 2:46:17 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (Too close for guns, switching to missiles!)
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To: KevinDavis
Right.

OH MY GOD!!! WE”RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! We have to DO something! Anything!

Even if it’s the wrong thing, or ineffective.
Better we should do our best to clear up the mess we’re in in Afghanistan and Iraq, take a break and regroup – then think it through and take care of N. Korea.

18 posted on 09/08/2003 2:58:41 AM PDT by R. Scott
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To: jungleboy
Just like the way we “forced” Japan to attack Pearl Harbor?
19 posted on 09/08/2003 2:59:52 AM PDT by R. Scott
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To: KevinDavis
Actually it is Jimmy Carter's and Bubba Clinton's fault along with the third party hacks who don't want us to do anything.
20 posted on 09/08/2003 9:42:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (May our brave warriors kill all of the Islamokazis/facists/nazis to prevent future 9/11's.)
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To: blam
I found out Friday night that we have a full carrier battle group over there or heading there.
21 posted on 09/08/2003 9:44:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (May our brave warriors kill all of the Islamokazis/facists/nazis to prevent future 9/11's.)
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To: Grampa Dave
I forgot the sarcasm tag.
22 posted on 09/08/2003 9:46:24 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: KevinDavis
I figured that.


We need a sarcasm auto tag or color.
23 posted on 09/08/2003 9:59:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (May our brave warriors kill all of the Islamokazis/facists/nazis to prevent future 9/11's.)
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To: Grampa Dave
agreed.....
24 posted on 09/08/2003 9:59:56 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: belmont_mark
PING!
25 posted on 09/08/2003 12:20:53 PM PDT by Orion78 (I WILL NEVER FORGET!!! FREE IRAN!!! BUSH 2004!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Orion78; HighRoadToChina; Paul Ross; DarkWaters
This is likely one of the firms who have long exported older Japanese cars to Russia. In places such as Niigata I have seen such operations at work. In all likelihood, given such dealings, there is dirty Red Mafiya / SVR money involved in this.
26 posted on 09/08/2003 3:48:37 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Un-PC even to "Conservatives!" - Right makes right)
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