Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Kang Nam is no ordinary ship; and this is no ordinary threat

Are you concerned about that N.Korean Ship sailing toward Singapore right now ? if you aren't, then maybe you should read the story below and then get a laugh at the video to relieve your stress; because believe me this is a very stressful situation.

No-one is safe at this moment..

Lil Kimmy is on his peroid and since he's got no bloody sense of right and wrong, we may all become bloodclots if he sneezes while gulping courvoisier. that lil witch makes my wart itch. (not that I have any but if I did, no doubt it would; when I think of his lil creepy ass)
The Kang Nam - north korean cargo ship

personally speaking, if the strong men want to show us all globally how strong they are, why not get on a plane and meet half way; set up a steel cage match; on worldwide free channel and internet. and then bust it up like the real mens you say you are.

oh no doubt Obama would put a whoopin on Lil Kimmy but I know that miniature asshole would wanna put some ish in the game. so we need to be ready to act if necessary - and what should we do, well watch this video..

it's Tricky Tuesday so What Can I say; bend over and kiss your planet goodbye.. not today folks, not today..

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Q+A: What might happen with monitored North Korean ship?

Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:21pm EDT

(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is tracking a North Korean ship under a new U.N. resolution that bars Pyongyang from trading in weapons, including missile parts and nuclear material.

U.S. officials have declined to say what the Kang Nam might be carrying, but said it was "a subject of interest." The vessel left a North Korean port on Wednesday.


Fox News quoted a senior U.S. military source as saying the ship appeared to be heading toward Singapore and that the navy destroyer USS John McCain was positioning itself in case it gets orders to intercept, according to a story on its website.

Singapore, a U.S. ally, said it takes "seriously the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction" and would act "appropriately" against the ship if the vessel heads to its port with a cargo of weapons. Singapore is the world's top ship refueling hub. It was unclear how long the vessel would be able to sail before it needs to refuel.

The Kang Nam is the first North Korean ship to be monitored under the new resolution, adopted this month in response to Pyongyang's May 25 nuclear test. The resolution authorized U.N. member states to inspect North Korean sea, air and land cargo.

The United States and others have said they suspect North Korea of selling arms, missile parts and proliferating nuclear expertise in violation of earlier U.N. sanctions.


A U.S. naval vessel could intercept the ship, which is believed to be North Korean flagged, while it is in international waters and officers could seek permission to board. According to the resolution, permission must be given by the flag nation, or Pyongyang in this case, which would be sure to refuse.

North Korea has not commented on the monitoring of the ship but is likely to regard any attempt to inspect its cargo as highly provocative and a further reason to test the resolve of the international community. It has threatened a military strike if any country tries to impose any sort of naval blockade.


The resolution calls upon -- but does not order -- U.N. member states to inspect cargo to and from North Korea if there are reasonable grounds to believe it contains banned materials.

It calls upon member states to inspect vessels, with the consent of the flag state, on the high seas, if they have information the ship is carrying prohibited materials.

If the flag state refuses to give permission, it is supposed to ask the vessel to sail to a convenient port for inspection by local authorities, who should seize any banned goods and destroy them. However, the resolution does not authorize the use of force. If a North Korean ship refuses to be inspected, the only recourse is to report the refusal to the Security Council.

The resolution also says member states should withhold fuel and supplies to North Korean vessels if a ship is believed to contain prohibited items unless provision of such services would be needed on humanitarian grounds.

This raises the prospect of a protracted standoff in a foreign port should the North Korean vessel try to dock to refuel and the captain refuse to allow local authorities on board.


Weapons exports are a key source of revenue for North Korea's broken economy.

A study by the U.S.-based Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis think tank estimated North Korea, whose annual GDP is about $20 billion, earns some $1.5 billion a year from missile sales. North Korean missile technology has already been exported to Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Syria and Egypt. Washington says Pyongyang has also exported nuclear technology to Syria.

A drop in trade and the value of North Korea's currency has cut the regime's access to foreign exchange, further raising the risk Pyongyang will increase the sale of its military know-how.

(Writing by Dean Yates; Editing by David Fox)

Singapore says would act if North Korea ship has WMD

Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:51am EDT - Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will take action against a North Korean ship that the United States is monitoring, if the vessel heads to its port with a cargo of weapons, the government said on Saturday.

"Singapore takes seriously the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials," said a spokeswoman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"If the allegation is true, Singapore will act appropriately." The U.S. Navy is monitoring a vessel called Kang Nam at sea under new U.N. sanctions that bar North Korea from exporting weapons, including missile parts and nuclear materials.

Fox News quoted a senior U.S. military source saying the ship appeared to be heading toward Singapore and that the navy destroyer USS John McCain was positioning itself in case it gets orders to intercept, according to a story on its website.

Singapore, a U.S. ally, has the world's busiest shipping port, with most containers being trans-shipments between East and West, and it is also the world's top ship refueling hub.

Singapore government agencies could not give information on the current location of the ship.

"We don't know even whether she is coming to Singapore," said a source at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, which is responsible for security in Singapore waters and at its port.

The U.S. officials said the ship became "a subject of interest" after leaving a North Korean port on Wednesday.

The Kang Nam is the first ship to be monitored under the U.N. sanctions adopted last week after Pyongyang raised tensions by test-firing missiles, restarting a plant to produce arms-grade plutonium and conducting a nuclear test.

The U.S. has deployed anti-missile assets to the Pacific in case Pyongyang launches more missiles, U.S. officials have said.

North Korea's media on Saturday said it was not threatened by new sanctions after a U.N. committee said it was considering blacklisting more North Korea companies, and individuals, for supporting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

"It is foolish and ridiculous of our enemy powers to call for more sanctions and isolation... (do they think) it could make us even raise our eyebrows one bit?" North Korea's Rodong Sinmum newspaper said in a commentary.

"If they point a gun at us, we will get back with a cannon. If they point a cannon, we will point missiles and for sanctions, we will give them revenge. Getting back with a nuclear weapon for a nuclear weapon is what we do."

(Reporting by Neil Chatterjee; Editing by David Fox

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