Cuba “Expertise(!!!)” Shines yet again (!!!)
From the media's favorite Cuba experts regarding the Cuban arms found aboard the Chon Chon Gang:
"What this incident says about Cuba is that there aren't a lot of places where you can go to get these old airplanes and antiaircraft systems fixed." (Phil Peters 7/19/2015)
"It's not about Havana trying to circumvent an arms embargo. It's about: how about we refurbish our old weapons" (Julia Sweig (7/28/2013)
Just in regarding those arms:
“These are brand-new engines,” Nunez Fabrega said. Two Cuban MiG-21 jet fighters found aboard a seized North Korean cargo ship three months ago were in good repair, had been recently flown and were accompanied by “brand-new” jet engines, Panamanian officials say....“They had jet fuel still inside their tanks,” Foreign Minister Fernando Nunez Fabrega told McClatchy in an interview earlier this month. “They were not obsolete and in need of repair...One of the MiG-21s contained manuals and maintenance records that indicated it was flying just a few months earlier.."
Now Da Big Question:
Will the rotten egg crusting on the faces of Cuba "Experts" on this issue (as on so many others over lo these many years) actually affect the media's Pavlovian Dog response (as in dutifully seeking these "experts" out and dutifully quoting their "expertise") on all matters Cuban that hit the media radar screen???..might the media finally recognize that scholarly detachment isn't exactly what motivates these "experts?"