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The Cuban Sugar Missile Crisis: ‘Obsolete’ live munitions and grenade launchers found on N. Korean ship

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According to the Castro dictatorship and their advocates the "Cuba Experts" here in the U.S., the missiles and MiG fighter aircraft initially found being smuggled on a North Korean freighter by the Panamanian government were "obsolete" and no threat whatsoever to anyone. That whopper was already hard to swallow, so it will be interesting to see how they explain how the munitions and rocket propelled grenade launchers that have now been discovered on this same ship hidden under tons of sugar are "obsolete" as well.

Those lies will no doubt be about as credible as the ones they tell us about Cuba not being a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

Via Fox News:

Panama finds undeclared munitions aboard N. Korea-bound ship from Cuba

PANAMA CITY –  Panama says it has unloaded live munitions from a ship seized in the canal as it headed from Cuba to North Korea.

Drug prosecutor Javier Carballo says ammunition for grenade launchers and another unidentified type were found.

Carballo told reporters Friday that boxes of munitions, though he didn't say how many, were found with the help of explosive-sniffing dogs.

The manifest said the Chong Chon Gang was carrying only sugar when it was stopped July 15 in the Panama Canal. Cuban military equipment was found beneath the sacks.

Cuba later said it was sending obsolete planes and missiles to be repaired in North Korea, but did not mention live munitions.

Cuban officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Panama has filed charges against the crew for transporting undeclared military equipment.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Cuban Explosives and Live Munitions Found on North Korean Vessel

Panamanian authorities have confirmed to EFE that Cuban explosives and other live munitions have been found on the Chong Chon Gang, the North Korean vessel smuggling weapons between both totalitarian states, in violation of U.N. Security Council sanctions.

These include munitions for RPGs ("rocket-propelled grenades") and unidentified explosives for heavy artillery.

Needless to say, they were not among the list of supposedly "obsolete" weaponry the Castro regime identified in its official statement after being caught red-handed.

More details to come.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart's reaction to this latest dangerous development:

"Today's press reports that explosives and live munitions for RPGs and heavy artillery were uncovered on a North Korean vessel after leaving Cuba provides further evidence that the Castro regime remains an active enemy of the United States and a dangerous instigator on the world stage.  The regime that violently oppresses its own people also spreads violence throughout the world.  The Obama Administration should take note that when it sits down with Castro operatives and offers concessions, it is appeasing a terrorist state that remains as dangerous and firmly opposed to U.S. interests as ever. This is yet another reason that the Administration must tighten sanctions against the Castro dictatorship and stop the flow of American dollars to an avowed enemy of the United States."

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