The Cuban Sugar Missile Crisis: Sweetness, I was only joking…
It turns out that according to Cuba's Castro dictatorship, the entire scandal surrounding the missiles and military arms found hidden under hundreds of tons of Cuban sugar on a North Korean freighter was all just one big misunderstanding:
PANAMA CITY/MIAMI, (Reuters) – When a North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms was seized last week in Panama on suspicion of smuggling drugs, Cuba first said it was loaded with sugar for the people of North Korea, according to a Panamanian official familiar with the matter.
Cuban officials were quick to request the ship be released, pledging there were no drugs on board, and made no mention of the weapons which two days later were found hidden in the hold under 220,000 sacks of brown sugar, the official told Reuters.
“They said it was all a big misunderstanding,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
In other words, to paraphrase Morrissey and The Smiths, "sweetness, sweetness I was only joking when I hid all those missiles and weapons under tons of Cuban sugar..."
Nevertheless, in spite of the mounting incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, one "Cuba Expert" in particular, Phil Peters, continues to dutifully repeat Havana's fallacious talking points to any news agency that will listen. In his ardent yet pathetically ineffective defense of the rogue Castro dictatorship, Mr. Peters is holding hard and fast to the blatant lie that the weapons smuggled by the Cuban government were "obsolete" and no doubt being sent to North Korea to be repaired. But as Capitol Hill Cubans points out, real weapons experts are not buying what the regime and its "Cuba Experts" are selling since it is well known the Castro military machine has the capability and resources to fix their own military equipment and weapons.
But as is always the case, facts such as these seem to roll off the backs of "Cuba Experts" like water off a duck. No matter how much evidence is presented to the contrary, they will continue singing the same old song... Big Mouth Strikes Again.