Tuesday, August 01, 2006

News of the Day (August 1)

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: The Korea Liberator comments on the upcoming release of The Rape of Nanking.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: The Stalinist military start a shooting incident at the demilitarized zone (BBC); the people of northern Korea hold more value in counterfeit American dollars (fourth and seventh items) than in Kim Jong-il's won (Daily NK).

Enlightened Comment of the Day: Today's winner is Dan Gardner (Ottawa Citizen) for his insightful analysis of Communist China's geopolitical influence on the globe: "the end of the Cold War left tyrants with no alternative source of investment and aid. They had to deal with the West. And they had to assuage the West's concerns about human rights . . . But now, along comes China with a chequebook and a promise not to interfere. Despots of the world take heart."

ECOD runner-up: Michael Ledeen (National Review Online) expresses his exasperation over American inaction regarding Syria and Iran through his keyboard.

Ignorant Comment of the Day: The ever-maddening William Lind, of the Free Congress Foundation, declares the island democracy of Taiwan to be "of no strategic importance to the United States" (Monsters and Critics), and blithely ignores the fact that "China" already includes two occupied nations (Tibet and East Turkestan).

United Nations threatens to think about punishing Iran for its nuclear ambitions: If you think that sounds like the UN reacted weakly, you'd be right (Washington Post).

Syrian terrorist group claims credit for attack on Israel: A new group calling itself the Front for the Liberation of the Golan "took credit today for what it said was an attack against Israeli troops operating near the Syria-Israel border" (World Net Daily). The Front claims it killed an Israeli soldier.

Tibetan blogs shut down: Two blogs by Woeser, a leading Tibetan poet, fell victim to the anti-web crackdown of the occupying Communist regime (Boxun).

Russian police beat Epoch Times reporter to keep him from St. Petersburg: The police "also arrested 12 people who practice Falun Gong . . . They were on their way to the G8 summit, underway in St. Petersburg . . . "to ask President Putin that he urge Hu Jintao to stop persecuting Falun Gong and end the [illicit] organ harvesting in China." Apparently, Putin decided he couldn't have his best arms customer suffer any such embarrassment.

Organ harvesting by Communists revealed in Flushing: No, the Communists aren't stealing organs in Queens, but Larry Sheng is making sure New Yorkers are more aware of the cadres' despicable actions (Epoch Times).

Cao Dong missing: The Falun Gong practitioner hasn't been seen since he discuss the Communist persecution of his faith with European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott (fourth, seventh, tenth, eleventh, second, and seventeenth items). Report: Epoch Times

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