The Washington Times - July 1, 2009, 06:19AM

A North Korean cargo ship suspected of carrying ilegal arms to Myanmar has reversed course after being monitored by the U.S. Navy for more than a week, the AP is reporting.

The Kam Dong left the North Korean port of Nampo on June 17 and is the first vessel monitored under U.N. sanctions that ban the regime from selling arms and nuclear-related material.


U.S. and U.N. officials still do not know where the cargo ship is headed, and North Korea has said it would consider any interception of its ships a declaration of war.

It sounds like someone just lost playing a game of Chicken … of the Seas.

This North Korean freighter poses a lot of questions: Where is it going? What is it carrying? And why is Isaac serving cocktails on its Lido deck?

North Korean leader Kim Johng-il isn’t what you’d call a “predictable” kind of guy, so he just might start a war if the cargo ship is boarded. Then again, he might do an Elvis impersonation at Pyongyang’s airport. No way to tell.