Tuesday, July 18, 2006

News of the Day (July 18)

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Between Heaven and Earth calls Singapore to the carpet for doing the Communists' bidding against Falun Gong (see also Epoch Times). The Korea Liberator has a useful reminder of Communist-backed Iran's support for al Qaeda, plus the latest on South Korea's doves, Stalinist North Korea news, and an excellent interview with author Gordon Chang.

More on the satellite regimes: Andrew McCarthy (National Review Online) details the mullahcracy's terrorist history. Former Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey calls for military action against Syria (World Net Daily). Former Defense Department official F. Michael Maloof asks why the U.S. hasn't been tougher on one of the major links among Iran, SNK, and Communist China - namely Pakistan - and provides some disturbing answers in the Washington Times. Speaking of the Communists' Korean colony, Jame DiBiasio, Managing Editor of Finance Asia, pens the Ignorant Comment of the Day for suggesting a "Helsinki solution" while ignoring the modern parallel with the Soviet Union: namely Communist China. Meanwhile, SNK defector Hwang Jang-yop aims the rhetorical double-barrel at Kim Dae-jung (Daily NK) and Park Hyun Min (also in Daily NK) examines the Stalinists' Projectile Dysfunction (second and third items).

More on Communist China and the War on Terror: India continues to finger Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba for the Mumbai bombing (United Press Int'l via Washington Times); Pakistan continues to deny any involvement (CNN).

Canada file: The cadres remain silent on the fate of Huseyincan Celil, the Uighur-Canadian jailed by Uzbekistan and sent to Communist China (Globe and Mail), where he faces execution (seventeenth, sixth, and third items).

Press organizations call for Li Yuanlong's release: The World Association of Newspapers and World Editors Forum have both "called on the Chinese government to free a journalist who was jailed for two years for publishing an essay on democracy and freedom" (Boxun). That journalist is Li Yuanlong (next-to-last, tenth, and ninth items).

Another former policeman comes forward on organs: Less than a week after former Communist police officer Zhang Jianhua presented his account on organ harvesting in Communist China, another former officer - Sun Liyong - has broken his silence (Epoch Times).

Communists ignore the appeals of an entire town: Roughly 10,000 citizens in the Three Gorges area were relocated en masse after an initial geological survey. Since then, local cadres "embezzled a hundred million yuan through taking the immigrants' compensation, disaster relief funds and welfare" (Epoch Times). The victims have appealed to Beijing for three decades, but have "received nothing but violence, arrests, detainment and sentences."

Communists claim economy is still red hot: Communist China's economy "grew 10.9% in the first half of 2006 against the same period a year ago" (BBC), that is if the Communists are to be believed. How much of this is from investments headed for failure was not mentioned (twenty-seventh item).

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