Moon furnished N. Korea missile with subs a threat to U.S.

Yowza! That's showing some really faith-based initiative!

It would seem that, a few years ago, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon purchased a small fleet of Russian ballistic missile submarines with the missile-launching hardware intact, then handed the subs over to North Korea. Now, according to Jane's Defense Weekly, the North Koreans have used that hardware to develop missiles that can threaten the United States.
Your tax-free cult's dollars at work.

Thanks to The American Prospect, linked above, Atrios and Jane's Defense Weekly.

Moon likely purchased the submarines initially (through one of his businesses) as part of a hare-brained scheme to smuggle people and goods by submarines to avoid overseeing authorities. When it became apparent this plan was unworkable, he decided to sell the submarines to North Korea without caring (or even perhaps knowing but not caring) what they would do with them. I'm a former member of Moon's Unification Church, and if you'd like to find out more about what it was like for me to be a "Moonie" for more than a decade, please read my recent book, Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon, which is available from A sample chapter of the book can be read by visiting my website at

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Published on August 4, 2004 10:32 PM.

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