Skip to comments.Panama stops North Korean ship carrying missile material from Cuba
Posted on 07/16/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT by don-o
Panama stopped a North Korean vessel that President Ricardo Martinelli said had sailed from Cuba and tried to illegally sneak suspected sophisticated missile material through the Panama Canal.
"The world needs to sit up and take note: you cannot go around shipping undeclared weapons of war through the Panama Canal," Martinelli said, noting that the ship had been inspected to rule out drugs and was found to have other cargo of greater concern.
"We had suspected this ship, which was coming from Cuba and headed to North Korea, might have drugs aboard so it was brought into port for search and inspection," on the Atlantic coast of the country, the president said on Radio Panama on Monday.
"When we started to unload the shipment of sugar we located containers that we believe to be sophisticated missile equipment, and that is not allowed," Martinelli stressed, describing a dramatic scene in which he said the ship's captain tried to kill himself.
"The captain has tried to commit suicide, and the crew also rioted," when police moved in, Martinelli said. "So we are holding this vessel for further investigation."
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Whoa. Good catch.
Time for another sternly worded letter.
“..sophisticated missile equipment...” from Cuba?????
What did they pack it in, a 1953 Chevy frame?
Would these missiles be 50-60 years old by now? Of course, they won’t have to fly far to hit Seoul.
Who knows what the Russkies may have stashed there over the years?
Sorry. Did a search and did not find it. Diff title and all.
Names please...Woo Flung Dung or Ikotsertitsoff?
No need to apologize. Different articles with different information. I was just cross referencing.
Probably the missiles are new and are from Iran, being shipped through VZ and transhipped through Cuba to N K.
Sounds a little like the plot for Forstchen’s “One Second After.”
Kinda makes ya wonder how many they missed....
And how long they have been missing them.
That's assuming they are left over from the 60's.
It is just as likely they were manufactured more recently, and Cuba was only the middle-man.
It will be very interesting to determine the origin. I strongly suspect this is a SCUD. The question is whether the Russians will admit who they sold it to.
Might as well since he's probably got a bullet waiting for him in Pyongyang.
He should only hope for a bullet.
Looks SCUD like.
That pic is just a part of a fire control radar.
Electronics. Pretty tame.
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