“A shipment of Cuban weapons to North Korea last summer violated the U.N. arms embargo on the Asian nation and showed a “comprehensive planned strategy to conceal” the cargo, a panel of U.N. experts has reportedly concluded.”
But…but…but?…The Castro regime had taken pains to explain this issue:
:the 508-foot Chong Chon Gang carried 240 tons of “obsolete defensive weapons” that were to have been repaired in North Korea and returned to Cuba as part of a commercial deal.
Two other people took pains to explain this issue in a strikingly similar manner:
“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)
In an intellectually sane world folks (Peters, Sweig) who relentlessly parrot a totalitarian regime’s propaganda would not be known as scholarly and impartial “experts,” on the regime. They would be known as agents of that regime, despite neglecting the required paperwork.