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    Russia supplies fuel to NK

    LONDON/MOSCOW - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.

    The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world's second biggest oil exporter and a veto-wielding member of the United Nations Security Council, breach U.N. sanctions, the security sources said.

    The transfers in October and November indicate that smuggling from Russia to North Korea has evolved to loading cargoes at sea since Reuters reported in September that North Korean ships were sailing directly from Russia to their homeland.

    "Russian vessels have made ship-to-ship transfers of petrochemicals to North Korean vessels on several occasions this year in breach of sanctions," the first security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.

    A second source, who independently confirmed the existence of the Russian ship-to-ship fuel trade with North Korea, said there was no evidence of Russian state involvement in the latest transfers.

    "There is no evidence that this is backed by the Russian state but these Russian vessels are giving a lifeline to the North Koreans," the second European security source said.

    The two security sources cited naval intelligence and satellite imagery of the vessels operating out of Russian Far Eastern ports on the Pacific but declined to disclose further details to Reuters, saying it was classified.
    Much more: Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea - sources | Article [AMP] | Reuters

    Also: Russia 'has repeatedly supplied fuel to North Korea in violation of sanctions'

    No surprise there lol

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    Mr. Man,

    This was bound to happen. While it does appear to be side stepping the sanctions, the sanctions are still working because it is going to cost NK a hell of a lot more to get fuel through these channels.
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    And the Republican President blamed China. On twitter of course.

    China responded with a pretty firm "Fuck You".

    So it's the Republican President's good buddie Putin helping out NK.

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    If only there was an international body of nations to deal with things like this that didnít give the fuckwads vetoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    If only there was an international body of nations to deal with things like this that didnít give the fuckwads vetoes.
    We'd have to get all the different nations to come together somewhere, united in a common cause of peace and stuff. Could it be done, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Man,

    This was bound to happen. While it does appear to be side stepping the sanctions, the sanctions are still working because it is going to cost NK a hell of a lot more to get fuel through these channels.
    No one fears or respects Donald J Trump like Donald believed the world would with his victory.
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    Well Russia and China are playing silly buggers. Pretending to support an oil embargo but laughing their asses off selling oil to mass murderers. UK has voted itself into economic isolation, The US has alienated NATO way, way, WAY past that alliance being willing to act together, France and Germany are too pissed at the UK and US to give a shit.... I’d love to say “hey, we’ll step up” but it seems like my government is only concerned if the oil smugglers have gender and pay equity on their ships.

    Uh....


    Good luck, Australia.
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    Putin's policy, these days, is to help and protect other dictatorships, period, at all costs. Those are his allies in the world...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Putin's policy, these days, is to help and protect other dictatorships, period, at all costs. Those are his allies in the world...
    Well that’s not fair. He also has a policy of chipping away at democracies and gutting international bodies.

    It’s a two-prong approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    No one fears or respects Donald J Trump like Donald believed the world would with his victory.
    Yeah, we coulda ended up with Hillary and they'd be scared to death of her.

    Remember when she humiliated herself with the red "RESET" button?

    And that the button said "recharge" or something like that?

    And they all just laughed and laughed.

    She thought they were laughing with her when they were laughing AT HER.

    Yep, we nearly ended up with THAT.

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