Did Communist China stop a plane carrying missile parts from Stalinist North Korea to Iran? The Korea Liberator reports that it is so, but the cadres only acted after being "directly confronted by U.S. satellite photos." In other words, they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
More on the Communists' Korean colony: TKL has the latest on Stalinist North Korea in general, Stalinist enablers, Stalinist propaganda, and South Korean dovishness. Shin Joo Hyun (Daily NK) believes Stalinist-in-chief Kim Jong-il's only route to survival is to return to the six-way talks on his nuclear ambitions; David Warren (Western Standard) agrees, but for different and more cogent reasons. Jong-Heon Lee (United Press Int'l via Washington Times) details how Kim Jong-il's attempt to outdo King Canute (who at least was trying to prove he couldn't stop the waves).
On the Communist-backed mullahcracy: A former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister tells Newsmax that an Israel-Iran war is "inevitable;" whether that would be a catastrophe or a godsend may depend largely on how it would start, at least according to Newsmax and Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (Los Angeles Times). The mullahcracy continues to back Hezbollah (World Net Daily) and use it (Guardian, UK); Deroy Murdock reveals how the missiles the mullahcracy supplies the terrorist group is being used to kill Israelis (National Review Online). Meanwhile, the Khomeinists decided it was a perfect time to shut down a human rights organization run by 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi (Epoch Times).
From the China Support Network: The parent org notes that we are just two years away from the start of the 2008 Olympics.
Communist China may execute Huseyin Celil tomorrow: The Uighur-Canadian captured by Uzbekistan and sent to the Communists may die within 24 hours, according to his sister (Toronto Sun).
Embezzlement of land seizure compensation sparks protest in Liaoning: The cadres in Wanyuandian chose to pocket the money that was supposed to go to villagers who lost their farms to road-building. The people marched on the town hall, and the Communists sent in 200 policemen who injured forty protestors (Epoch Times).
More on human rights in Communist China: Wesley J. Smith examines the Kilgour-Matas report in National Review Online.
More on corruption in Communist China: The South China Morning Post (via Boxun) finds that cadre-backed professors have the right to plagiarize; Taiwan's Central News Agency (via Epoch Times) reports that the Communists allow four out of five corrupt cadres to avoid prison time.