PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Luis3939: and know cubans in Hialeah sending free school uniforms to these children. Have some dignity people!

  • Humberto Fontova: An interesting question is could anyone but Batista have straightened out the political mess that was Cuba in 1933,...

  • asombra: A related phenomenon is the demonization of Batista, who did FAR more harm to Cuba because of what he led to (Castro, Inc.) than...

  • asombra: Cretina is way too old for “go-go” boots. The woman is pathetic.

  • asombra: Demonizing pre-Castro Cuba, something absolutely essential for the totalitarian Castro regime to “justify” itself,...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

***BREAKING NEWS***
Alvaro Uribe: Cuban missiles on N. Korean freighter were destined for Ecuador

The Cuban Sugar Missile Crisis gets more interesting by the moment. Alvaro Uribe, the former president of Colombia, tweeted this morning that he has information indicating the Cuban missiles found on the North Korean freighter caught by the Panamanian government were not on their way to North Korea for "repairs," but instead were being shipped to Ecuador for the military of dictator Rafael Correa.



My translation:

New information coming in... "on the ship loaded with weapons and missiles. Remember that we had provided information regarding this news. I can say that the ship was not on its way to North Korea. This ship was on its way to Ecuador and some of those weapons was for that country." Regards. I hope this is investigated.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-acs2nQUz2Gk/UefvIJ7Cn6I/AAAAAAAABC4/jTZJVFCD1LQ/s1600/uribetwitter.PNG

H/T Maggie P.

7 comments to ***BREAKING NEWS***
Alvaro Uribe: Cuban missiles on N. Korean freighter were destined for Ecuador

  • Griffin

    The claim by Uribe that the shipment was bound for Ecuador does not make any sense. Ecuador is not under any arms embargo and can freely buy such equipment on the open market. Furthermore, the Ecuadorian airforce doesn't fly MIGs of any kind, so why would they buy two old ones from Cuba? Their pilots have never trained for MIGs so the old Cuban planes would be useless. Ecuador has a contract to buy modern radar systems from China, some of which have already been delivered.

    This shipment is still a very strange affair, and I don't think we've heard the truth yet.

    • You're right that this whole scandal is a strange affair, Griffin, but Ecuador's involvement is not totally out of the realm of possibilities. Sure, Ecuador can purchase arms wherever they like, but most likely not at the price Cuba offers. Besides, buying from the Castro dictatorship allows Ecuador's Correa to help his mentors/masters in Havana.

      And like everything else having to do with Cuba's crime syndicate of a government, nothing is ever as it originally seems.

  • jsb

    I think the "sent to North Korea for repair" is the most likely truth of the matter. Nothing else makes any sense considering the age of the equipment.

  • [...] Alberto de la Cruz translated, New information coming in… “on the ship loaded with weapons and missiles. Remember that we had provided information regarding this news. I can say that the ship was not on its way to North Korea. This ship was on its way to Ecuador and some of those weapons was for that country.” Regards. I hope this is investigated. [...]

  • asombra

    Repairing obsolete military equipment is not exactly sensible, especially since Castro, Inc. knows damn well there's ZERO threat of military aggression by a foreign power (unless Cuba does something insane like Fidel wanted done during the Missile Crisis, and the current "leadership" is NOT insane).

  • Keep in mind that when the Castro regime says "repair," it is very likely that the only original parts left after the "repair" is the exterior housings of these missiles. It is very common for these old Soviet weapons to be completely retrofitted with modern explosives and electronics.