Friday, August 11, 2006

News of the Day (August 11)

Senators press Communist China on missile sales to Iran, but get nowhere: An eight-Senator delegation visited Beijing with questions for their hosts about "missiles it sold to Iran (that) ended up in the hands of the militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon" (Voice of America via Epoch Times). As one would expect, the cadres were tight-lipped.

More on the Communists' chief Middle Eastern proxy: Walid Phares tells Dave Eberhart (Newsmax) that the Iranian mullahcracy's plans to become the "mother of all world threats." Bridget Johnson finds that the Iranian people are just as upset with the mullahs as Israel and the United States (World Politics Watch). Did Iran's Hezbollah puppets have anything to do with the terrorist plot disrupted yesterday? Kenneth R. Timmerman (Newsmax) thinks it's possible. Meanwhile, Melanie Morgan (World Net Daily) remembers her interview with a Hezbollah terrorist in 1983, right after the group killed 241 American Marines. Jacob Laksin (Front Page Magazine) details how Hezbollah uses the civilian population in Lebanon to shield its activities and ensure more horrific casualties. Finally, Joseph Farah (World Net Daily) wonders how anyone can remain neutral where Hezbollah is concerned.

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: The Korea Liberator has the latest on North and South Korea.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: South Korea has agreed to extend flood aid to the Stalinist North (United Press Int'l via Washington Times). Meanwhile, South Korea's continued dovishness over Kim Jong-il looked foolish next to the news Japan had arrested someone for exporting a dual-use item to SNK (Washington Times for both). Finally, the Stalinists "requested that all university students register for military service" (Daily NK).

San Diego hears of organ harvesting in "sister" city: Members of the San Diego city council heard from Falun Gong practitioners "with evidence of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in Yantai, San Diego's sister city in China" (Epoch Times).

More on organ harvesting: Two corpses are found with organs missing (Epoch Times). Yu Xiaohong writes in the Epoch Times about spreading the word of this outrage.

On Communist China and the United States: An American diplomat calls on Communist China to release Chen Guangcheng (Washington Post). Yuan Sheng (third item) speaks to the Epoch Times about his decision to defect to the U.S.

We'll stand on guard for thee: Kudos once again to the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper (and the Western Standard) for their support of the island democracy of Taiwan. Meanwhile, Huseiyn Celil has gone on "trial" (CBC), but he is still alive (fifth item).

Buddhist printer sent to jail over scriptures: Lei Dayong "owned a printing press and members of the local Buddhist community would often ask him to print copies of scriptures and various religious texts" (Radio Free Asia via Epoch Times). In one case, he printed, but did not distribute, some religious texts while waiting for a permit. The Communists raided his business anyway, and sentenced him to four years in jail.

A new political party in Communist China: At least it's new to me. The China Green Party called on their fellow Greens to come to the aid of imprisoned environmental activists Tan Kai and Sun Xiaodi (Boxun).

More on events inside Communist China: The hunting licenses for endangered species (eighth item) are on hold (BBC); Chui Tianyun (Epoch Times) writes about a discussion he had with two Party members.

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