Monday, July 31, 2006

News of the Day (July 31)

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: The Korea Liberator finds Communist China once again preparing to slowly occupy northern Korea before freedom comes to it. TKL also has the latest in South Korean silliness (including the tragic farce of Kaesong), plus one sign rationality still exists in the South. TKL likes what it hears from Ambassador John Bolton, Vice President Cheney, and Raphael Perl. The blog also has the latest Stalinist rant, plans, and news.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: ASEAN voice "concern" (Yonhap via Daily NK) about the Stalinist projectile dysfunction; Stalinist North Korea turns a deaf ear (BBC, Time Asia). As flood damage wreaks havoc on northern Korea (Daily NK), Stalinist-in-chief Kim Jong-il refuses to respond to aid offers (Daily NK), leaving the people under his thumb to fend for themselves (Daily NK).

On the Communist-backed mullahcracy and its allies: Yours truly mourns the death of Akbar Mohammadi (Shotgun). Henry Kissinger takes a long-winded, rhetorically circuitous route to surrender in the Washington Post. Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson calls for more support for anti-mullah groups in Iran, including Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (People's Mujahideen) in the Washington Times (given the group's checkered past, yours truly's not so sure about M-e-K). Meanwhile, the leading Muslim Sufi leader from Syria calls for his homeland's liberation (Washington Times) and Hezbollah's leader is rumored to be hiding in Iran's Embassy (Bill Gertz, Washington Times) as his group loses support (Weekly Standard).

More on Communist China making the world safe for dictators: The Mugabe regime of Zimbabwe is jamming the radio signals of SW Radio Africa and Voice of America's Studio 7, thanks to jamming equipment Mugabe acquired from Communist China (The Zimbabwean).

On the Falun Gong War: Communist China's attempt to stretch its anti-Falun Gong crackdown into San Francisco runs into resistance (Epoch Times). Meanwhile, in Singapore, "Minister Mentor" Lee Kuan Yew is called as a witness by Falun Gong practitioners defending themselves against domestic charges (Epoch Times) and practitioners in Taiwan protest organ-harvesting by Communist China (Epoch Times).

Taiwan missile test to be held in September: Sadly, the United States "is reportedly urging Taiwan to back off its missile program" (Christian Science Monitor). Apparently, ruffling feathers in Zhongnanhai is more worrisome in Washington than the island democracy's vulnerability to attack.

Gao Zhisheng under arrest: The cadres jailed the human rights attorney (sixth, tenth, fifth, lead, third, last, twelfth, eighth, third, second, third, eighth, eleventh, eighth, fourth, fourth, last, fourth, fifth, twelfth, fifth, second, lead, next to last, seventh, last, next to last, lead, second, last, sixth, tenth, eighth, second, eighth, ninth, lead, sixth, eighth, seventh, fifth, fourth, last, fifth, seventh, next to last, fourth, last, twenty-first, twenty-second, seventh, fourth, sixth, fourth, sixth, eleventh, eleventh, fourth, last, sixth, eighth, tenth, thirteenth, eleventh, eighth, tenth, last, next-to-last, next-to-last, and twelfth items) after beating him (Epoch Times).

Communists demolish "illegal church": Cadres in Zhejiang Province razed to the ground a church that "did not have the approval of the religious affairs bureau or the government" (BBC). Roughly 3,000 believers protested the demolition, twenty of whom were hurt by Communist police.

Appellant who was given AIDS during childbirth arrested in Beijing: Li Xige was given HIV-infected blood in 1995 by doctors who "violated safety procedures" (Epoch Times) during the birth of her oldest daughter. As with most citizens done wrong by local cadres, she went to Beijing to plead her case. As the Communists usually do with appellants, they arrested her.

On organ harvesting: The account of former Communist police officer Sun Liyong (sixth item) gets the attention of the Australian press (ABC News, Australia).

More news from within Communist China: The Communist "union," and thus the regime that controls it, gets a foothold in Wal-Mart (BBC). Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute laments Hong Kong's decision to impose a value-added tax on its citizens (Washington Times).

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