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Subject: DPRK arms shipment to Iran intercepted by UAE.
Herald12345    8/29/2009 3:22:22 PM
Why is this in the Australia section? http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N28380600.htm Here is why: " UAE seized N.Korea arms shipment bound for Iran 28 Aug 2009 22:38:46 GMT Source: Reuters * Arms included rocket launchers, detonators, RPGs * Seizure of shipment took place on Aug. 14 * Countries linked include Australia, France, Italy, China (Adds details about weapons, countries involved) By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has seized a cargo of North Korean weapons being shipped to Iran, which would have violated a U.N. embargo on arms exports from the communist state, Western diplomats said on Friday. The weapons seized on Aug. 14 included rocket launchers, detonators, munitions and ammunition for rocket-propelled grenades, they said. The ship, called the ANL-Australia, was Australian-owned and flying a Bahamas flag. Diplomats said the UAE reported the incident, which occurred two weeks ago, to the Security Council sanctions committee on North Korea. The committee sent letters to Tehran and Pyongyang on Aug. 25 informing them of the seizure and demanding a response within 15 days. "Based on past experience ... we don't expect a very detailed response," one of the diplomats said on condition of anonymity. The diplomats said the Australian firm whose ship was seized is controlled by a French conglomerate and the actual export was arranged by the Shanghai office of an Italian company. The diplomats did not name any of the firms involved. "The cargo was deceptively labeled," said a diplomat "The cargo manifest said that the ship contained oil boring machines. But then you opened it up and you found these arms." Diplomats said both North Korea and Iran appeared to be in breach of Security Council resolution 1874, which banned all arms exports from North Korea and authorized states to search suspicious ships and seize and destroy banned items. The resolution was imposed after North Korea's second nuclear test in May. The council imposed sanctions on Pyongyang after its first test in October 2006, but the measures were never enforced, mainly because China showed no interest in seeing them implemented. Diplomats said the UAE seizure, which was done on the basis of the country's own intelligence reports, was an important success for the beefed-up North Korean sanctions regime and would hopefully deter further attempts at skirting sanctions. Tehran has also been punished with three rounds of U.N. sanctions for its nuclear program, which Western powers fear is aimed at producing atomic weapons. Iran says it has a peaceful atomic program that will generate electricity, not bombs. (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; editing by David Storey)" ???????????????????????????????????????
 
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Enterpriser    Bugger..........!   8/29/2009 8:39:20 PM
Okay Herald - it appears the jig is up! We give in!!!!!!!!
 
For the last 6 years the Australian Defence Forces have been contracting (at the request of the Committee Resisting American Policy [CRAP]) shipments of arms and ammunition from the Democratic Peoples' Socialist Utopia of the Koreas (Nth Branch [Sth Branch Coming soon]) - using the vessels of the Australian National [Arms-shipping] Line (ANaL)and employing a sophisticated web of Shelf, Holding and Private companies for the purposes of supplying weapons to the oppressed breathren  in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering the onslaught of American aggression and post Cold War need to define the new security agenda.
 
What else can we say........?!?!? It seemed like a good idea at the time??
 
Brett.
 
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Barracuda       8/29/2009 9:51:27 PM

Okay Herald - it appears the jig is up! We give in!!!!!!!!

 

For the last 6 years the Australian Defence Forces have been contracting (at the request of the Committee Resisting American Policy [CRAP]) shipments of arms and ammunition from the Democratic Peoples' Socialist Utopia of the Koreas (Nth Branch [Sth Branch Coming soon]) - using the vessels of the Australian National [Arms-shipping] Line (ANaL)and employing a sophisticated web of Shelf, Holding and Private companies for the purposes of supplying weapons to the oppressed breathren  in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering the onslaught of American aggression and post Cold War need to define the new security agenda.

 

What else can we say........?!?!? It seemed like a good idea at the time??

 

Brett.


Made my day ... HAHAHAHA.  It's good to chuckle
 
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Volkodav       8/29/2009 10:36:53 PM
I thought it was pat of AWB's non -grain diversification. Since the crackdown following the oil for food scandal they have been looking for less risky / controversial activities. 
 
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Enterpriser    Probably just...   8/29/2009 11:26:58 PM
AWB's revenge on the Americans for disrupting their $B grain deals...............?
 
Brett.
 
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tigertony    CCP in Australia is not laughing!   8/30/2009 2:40:44 PM

Okay Herald - it appears the jig is up! We give in!!!!!!!!

 

For the last 6 years the Australian Defence Forces have been contracting (at the request of the Committee Resisting American Policy [CRAP]) shipments of arms and ammunition from the Democratic Peoples' Socialist Utopia of the Koreas (Nth Branch [Sth Branch Coming soon]) - using the vessels of the Australian National [Arms-shipping] Line (ANaL)and employing a sophisticated web of Shelf, Holding and Private companies for the purposes of supplying weapons to the oppressed breathren  in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering the onslaught of American aggression and post Cold War need to define the new security agenda.

 

What else can we say........?!?!? It seemed like a good idea at the time??

 

Brett.


 
Chinese diaspora: Australia
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By Phil Mercer
BBC News, Sydney
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Four-year-old Alex Lu takes part in a Lion Dance for the 2005 Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney, Australiahttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40881000/jpg/_40881195_boy203ap.jpg" width="203" height="152" />
The Chinese community is one of Australia's fastest-growing
The Chinese have a long and rich history in Australia.

In the early 19th century small groups of migrants were given jobs as labourers and domestic servants.

The number of arrivals soared in the latter part of the 1800s thanks to a gold rush in Australia coupled with a widespread famine and social unrest in China.

Life for these pioneers in a strange land was extremely challenging.

Chinese settlers were often the victims of racism and violence at the hands of European miners, angry at so many Asian faces in the goldfields.

This discrimination continued at an official level, with colonial governments restricting further immigration from China.

It led to a long-term decline in the Chinese community in Australia.

'Resilient and determined'

In the past 30 years, however, Australia has been far more welcoming.

Henry Wong, the General Manager at Manly council in Sydney, said the Chinese had become a vital and vibrant part of Australian society.

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Herald12345    CRAP!   8/30/2009 3:00:19 PM
I wanted to have some intelligent commentary as to how an Australian company (French 1%er/PRC bandit front?)was sucked into this mess. .
 
Apologies.
 
Herald 
 
 
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tigertony    Herald   8/30/2009 3:16:56 PM

I wanted to have some intelligent commentary as to how an Australian company (French 1%er/PRC bandit front?)was sucked into this mess. .

 

Apologies.

 

Herald 


 


  I suggest you read the above again.
   All the answers are there "It is not my fault you lack the wisdom to see them!".
 
   Herald  i apologize to nobody "Except if i am wrong". Funny i have not had to issue one to you, like i did DA, or swhitebull.
 
                                                         tigertony
 
  
 
                                                                   tigertony
 
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DropBear       8/31/2009 2:35:15 AM
ANL, eh?
 
I remember years ago when they were trying to flog it off that one wag suggested a marketing slogan of..."For sale, one loss making company with strings attached".
 
Seems little has changed. 
 
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DropBear       8/31/2009 2:47:38 AM
 
I wanted to have some intelligent commentary as to how an Australian company (French 1%er/PRC bandit front?)was sucked into this mess. .
 
Herald,
 
You assume they were sucked in. For all we know, some bad apple at the top may have been in the know. Money talks. Just because someone is an Aussie or has links to Oz does not make them a saint. Look at the Diggers who pinched heavy weapons from army barracks to sell to bikie gangs. Serving soldiers with more interest in monetary gain that patriotic notions of duty. It happens.
 
Second point is why the ship was flagged in the Bahamas if Oz owned (and one would have presumed already registered)?
 
Perhaps the Det Norske Veritas certification is cheaper in the Bahamas http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emwink.gif" align="absMiddle" border="0" alt="" />
 
Also, did the ship passage through Oz waters? Did Oz Customs check the cargo? Is it homeported here? etc etc etc
 
Forget the North Koreans, questions aimed at ANL should be forthcoming! http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/emsmileo.gif" align="absMiddle" border="0" alt="" />
 
Curious.
 
 
 
 
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Herald12345     The apology was for drawing fire from an idiot, poster.   8/31/2009 4:03:39 AM




I wanted to have some intelligent commentary as to how an Australian company (French 1%er/PRC bandit front?)was sucked into this mess. .



 



Apologies.



 



Herald 






 






  I suggest you read the above again.


   All the answers are there "It is not my fault you lack the wisdom to see them!".

 

   Herald  i apologize to nobody "Except if i am wrong". Funny i have not had to issue one to you, like i did DA, or swhitebull.

 

                                                         tigertony

 

  

 

                                                                   tigertony



I apologized for drawing the attention of a village idiot into a thread and to this board 
 
Its only a matter of time before you realize that you are specific village idiot, in this case..

Herald
 
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