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August 28, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Panama Finds MiG-21 Fighter Jets On North Korean Arms Ship

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Via: Huffington Post

Panamanian investigators  unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried  arms from Cuba have found the (2) TWO MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban  government had said were on board, the government said on  Sunday.

Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by  the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile  radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo  Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colon.

The discovery, which included cables and electrical  equipment, was made inside containers on the ship Panama had  feared might contain explosive material. None was found.

After stopping the vessel bound for North Korea last week,  Panama revealed it had found weapons in the cargo hold late on  Monday. In response, Cuba said the shipment contained a range of  “obsolete” arms being sent to North Korea for repair.

Panama has asked the U.N. Security Council to investigate  the ship and its contents amid suspicion that the vessel is in  breach of a wide-ranging arms embargo on North Korea for its  nuclear and ballistic missile program.

“One can’t take undeclared weapons through the Panama Canal  below other cargo,” Martinelli said, adding that he had not  spoken personally to any Cuban officials since they first asked  for the ship to be released last Saturday.

Javier Caraballo, Panama’s top anti-drugs prosecutor, said  the planes gave off a strong odor of gasoline, indicating that  they had likely been used recently. So far, Panama has not found  anything not on the Cubans’ list of ordnance, he added.

The U.N. team is expected to arrive in early August once  Panama has finished unloading the 155 meter (510 foot) ship.

The weapons were hidden under thousands of sacks of sugar on  the freighter. Before the arms were discovered, Cuba told Panama  the cargo was a donation of sugar for the people of North Korea.

The isolated Asian nation has asked Panama to release the  ship and its 35 member crew, who were arrested and charged with  attempting to smuggle undeclared weapons through the canal.

Panama has so far dismissed North Korea’s requests.

photo: Cuban Mig-21.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/panama-mig-fighters_n_3632859.html

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“I know Nothing! Nothing!”

– Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un

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July 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tom Cotton (R-ARK) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

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Via: Huffington Post

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) (SEE PHOTO) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would “automatically” punish family members of people who violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, levying sentences of up to 20 years in prison.

The provision was introduced as an amendment to the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013, which lays out strong penalties for people who violate human rights, engage in censorship, or commit other abuses associated with the Iranian government.

Cotton also seeks to punish any family member of those people, “to include a spouse and any relative to the third degree,” including, “parents, children, aunts, uncles, nephews nieces, grandparents, great grandparents, grandkids, great grandkids,” Cotton said.

There would be no investigation,” Cotton said during Wednesday’s markup hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “If the prime malefactor of the family is identified as on the list for sanctions, then everyone within their family would automatically come within the sanctions regime as well. It’d be very hard to demonstrate and investigate to conclusive proof.”

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The amendment immediately sparked objections from several members of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who noted that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution GUARANTEES due process rights to anyone charged with a crime under American law.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/tom-cotton-corruption-of-blood_n_3322251.html

May 23, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Day

Kim Jogn-un pays visit to lucky family

Hopefully his next visit will be with YOU, and not ME; know what I mean?

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August 23, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Hiroji Kubota – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

‘Children at Pyongyang Student and Children’s Palace.’
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– Pyongyang, North Korea.
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During a visit by Magnum members to Japan in 1961, Hiroji Kubota came to know René Burri, Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt. After graduating in political science from Tokyo’s University of Waseda in 1962, Kubota moved to the US, settling in Chicago, where he continued photographing while supporting himself by working in a Japanese catering business.

He became a freelance photographer in 1965, and his first assignment for the UK newspaper The Times was to Jackson Pollock’s grave in East Hampton. In 1968 Kubota returned to live in Japan, where his work was recognized with a Publishing Culture Award from Kodansha in 1970. The next year he became a Magnum associate.

Kubota witnessed the fall of Saigon in 1975, refocusing his attention on Asia. It took him several years to get permission to photograph in China. Finally, between 1979 and 1984, Kubota embarked on a 1,000-day tour, during which he made more than 200,000 photographs. The book and exhibit, China, appeared in 1985.

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June 17, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News – Kim Jong-Un Privately Doubting He’s Crazy Enough To Run North Korea

In surprisingly candid remarks today following his father’s death, Kim Jong-un, heir apparent to North Korea’s highest government post, expressed doubt that he was sufficiently out of his mind to succeed longtime dictator Kim Jong-il.

While emphasizing that he was definitely completely insane and would likely become even more so as leader of North Korea, the younger Kim nevertheless wondered if he could ever be enough of a lunatic to truly replace the most unhinged dictator on the planet.

“Obviously, I know I was handpicked because I’m super crazy,” said Kim, the youngest of the late 69-year-old dictator’s four known children. “But my father was just so great at what he did. Did you know the people of North Korea heard his voice exactly once, for like five seconds? How nuts is that? Honestly, I look at stuff like that and I think, ‘Wow, there’s just no way I can ever top Dad.'”

“We’re talking about a world-class nutjob here,” he added

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via: The Onion – “America’s Finest News Source”

http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-privately-doubting-hes-crazy-enough-to,18374/

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December 21, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

The final words of the ‘Dear Leader’.

“See, I told you I was ill!”

-Kim Jong-il

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December 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment