July 17th, 2013
09:04 AM ET

Cuba: It's our weapons on N.K. ship

It was a mystery that Panama's president said his country was struggling to solve.

What was the massive military equipment hidden under hundreds of thousands of sacks of brown sugar on a North Korean boat? Where did it come from? And where was it going before investigators seized the vessel near the Panama Canal?

Hours after Panama said it would ask U.S. and British officials for help solving the puzzle, Cuba gave an answer Tuesday night.

In addition to 10,000 tons of sugar, Cuba's Foreign Ministry said, the shipment contained "240 metric tons of obsolete defensive weapons" sent to North Korea "to be repaired and returned to Cuba."


Filed under: Cuba • North Korea • Panama
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  1. saywhat

    Have a good one my friends, got to go and seek some truth (gloom eh @Max) from sources away from our mainstream media and share with fellow bloggers.

    July 30, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Truth sets us all free, go forth and enjoy!!!

      July 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    See you later "oldies", enjoy your day !

    July 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An American – history teacher, lecturing the class on the puritans, asked, “What sort of people were punished in the stocks?”
    To which a voice from the back of the room responded “The small investor.”

    July 31, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @ bobcat(iah)- that is most of us, eh? Why is it CNN no longer maintains this website? No new news is good news?lol

      July 31, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Good morning Scottish Mama

      I don't know what the deal is anymore. They've been leaving these stories up for a couple weeks at a time. I don't if they're trying to wait us out to see if we'll abandon the site or what. If we want to discuss any "new" news, we have to bring it here ourselves. And then they still don't let us fully discuss it.

      July 31, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Little Johnny asked his mom if he could take their dog for a walk. The mother said, "Honey, I don't think that is such a good idea because the dog is in heat".

    Little Johnny wanted to know what that meant. The mom wanted to avoid the subject so she told him to go ask his daddy if he could take the dog for a walk. Little Johnny found his dad in the garage and asked him about taking the dog for a walk. He said "That is probably not a good idea because the dog is in heat".

    So, he asked his dad what that meant. The father really didn't want to explain so he got some gasoline and smeared it all over the dog's hindquarters and tail. He said "There, now it should be okay for you to take the dog for a walk".

    About an hour later, Little Johnny returned home but he didn't have the dog with him. When his father asked where their dog was, Little Johnny replied,

    "Oh, I guess she ran out of gas but don't worry, there's another dog pushing her home

    July 31, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Just bringin' up the rear?

      July 31, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      More of a back up plan.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Yours sounds nicer too ; )

      July 31, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    bobcat- answered you but they (CNN) did not post it.

    July 31, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yeah, it seems to be a curse TJI has place upon us oldies. They don't let us play anymore, so I'm just taking my ball and going home.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      We need something new to talk about.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    One day little Johnny went to his father, and asked him if he could buy him a $200 bicycle for his birthday.

    Little Johnny's father said, "Johnny, we have a $100,000 mortgage on the house, and you want me to buy you a bicycle? Wait until Christmas."

    Christmas came around, and Little Johnny asked again.

    His father said, "Well, the mortgage is still extremely high, sorry about that. Ask me again some other time."

    Well, about three days later, Little Johnny was seen walking out of the house with all his belongings in a suitcase.

    His father felt sorry for him, and asked him why he was leaving.

    Little Johnny said, "Yesterday I was walking past your room, and I heard you yelling that you were pulling out, and mommy said that you should wait because she was coming too, "And I'll be DAMNED if I get stuck with a $100,000 mortgage!"

    July 31, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      lol, I'm packin' my giddyup bag too.

      July 31, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The teacher in Little Johnny's class decided to make a deal with her class. Every Friday at the end of the day, she'll ask them a question and whoever answers it can get a three-day weekend. Well for a couple of weeks, The teacher asked outrageous questions like "How many stars are there in the sky?" or "how many grains of sand are there on the beach?" Of course they're impossible.

    But Johnny got desperate to get that three-day weekend. So, on Thursday night, he took two ping-pong balls and colored them black and put them in a paper bag.

    Next day when the time came for the question,soon as the teacher said, "It's time for the question of the week!"

    He emptied the bag and the ping pong balls rolled to the front of the room. Since they are third graders, they snickered and all, then the teacher said, "Okay, who's the comedian with the black balls??"

    Little Johnny sprange up and yell, "Bill Cosby! See you on Tuesday!"

    July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
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