Another Cuban Missile Crisis?

A North Korean cargo ship passing through the Panama Canal was detained when it was suspected of drug trafficking, according to an article in France 24. Turns out there were no drugs on the ship. But there were various missile parts.

Officials in Panama were tipped off that something might be amiss when, as soon as the ship was stopped, the captain of the ship attempted suicide and the crew rioted. Officials searched the ship, and after unloading the shipment of sugar, they found what they believe are containers of missile parts.

Not a whole lot of details have come out about what these parts actually are. Are they spare pieces from a missile installation left in Cuba (which could result in another Cuban Missile Crisis)? Or are they parts being smuggled from Cuba to finish some missile project in North Korea? Right now, not a whole lot is clear. This piece of news has, so far, passed fairly quietly.

It’s hard to know how seriously to take North Korea’s regular threats. North Korean civil leaders—at least as recently as Kim Jong-il and continuing with his son—have made a habit of being not so civil, and they are famous for their playground antics and rhetorical chest-pounding. A recent and unexpected threat of impending nuclear war was followed up with a just-as-unexpected call for peace talks that barely followed a third display of North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling. We know that North Korea has been looking for any leverage they can get against their main enemy: which happens to be us. What we don’t know is whether their threats are of the real and imminent or merely imagined kind.

So this development in Cuba could prove portentous. Is it possible that all these months of planning, testing, and politicking have been the groundwork for another Cuban Missile Crisis? We don’t know yet. But I highly doubt that the current administration has the brass necessary to deal with that should it arise.

6 responses

  1. It is far past time we turn to GOD for assistance. HIS is the only safe and sure deliverance from the evil the is deep with the soul of America  and surrounding America, as well, WE AS A WHOLE ARE COMPLETELY CORRUPT!!!!. 
    Psalm 91:1-11
    1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most HIGH shall abide under the shadow of the ALMIGHTY.
    2. I will say of the LORD, HE is my refuge and my fortress: my GOD; in HIM will I trust.
    3. Surely HE shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, from the noisome pestilence.
    4. HE shall cover thee with HIS fetchers and under HIS wings shalt thou trust: HIS truth shall be thy shield and buckler
    5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
    6. Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
    7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
    8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
    9. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most HIGH, thy habitation.
    10. There shall no evil befall tehe, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 
    11. For HE shall give HIS angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

  2. Obviously you guys are having a bad day. There was no blame on Obama. You know he’s involved in some devious, commie, fascist way. Ill await the details. Please provide ASAP so it can go viral

  3. Nobody should encourage N. Korea to be stupid. They have been so since I first learned that I was eligible to be drafted as they nearly drove my elders into the Sea adjacent to a small defensive perimeter around the port of Pusan on the Southern tip of the entire peninsula.
    Yet, it would be perhaps best if their stupidity put their military into a fast losing position. No doubt many would die quickly or starve slowly, but an accidental launching that blew up could make the problem I faced in 1950 go away. Those that died innocently would be remembered forever as the innocents who died for us!

  4. o’bama would LOVE a Cuban missile Crisis so, again, he could think of himself like JFK (only problem the only JFK he’s like is John F. KERRY)

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