"Pakistan Surrenders." That's how Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio (Weekly Standard) described the Musharraf-Taliban deal; I only wish they were wrong. Also reporting: Small Dead Animals
More on Communist China and the War on Terror: Peter Worthington notes the Noble Peace Prize nomination of Rebiya Kadeer, former Uighur prisoner in Communist China (Toronto Sun). The Uighur American Associations lands foursquare behind independence for occupied East Turkestan (China Support Network).
Ignorant Comment of the Day (tie): Two calls for negotiation with Middle Eastern Proxies share the dubious honor - Fareed Zakaria (Newsweek) regarding the Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran and Claude Salhani (United Press Int'l via Washington Times) regarding Hezbollah.
More on the Middle Eastern Proxies: David Frum (National Review Online) sees the U.S. caving into Tehran. Syrian dictator Bashar Assad wants the U.S. to "listen" to him (UPI via Washington Times). Hezbollah claims victory against Israel (BBC), while Lebanese Christians beg to differ (Ha'aretz).
From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Between Heaven and Earth highlights the latest in the campaign against Communist organ harvesting. The Korea Liberator has the latest on Stalinist North Korea's nuclear plans (see also BBC, CNN, and Newsmax), reasons Ban Ki-Moon should not be the next UN Secretary General (the Taipei Times has more on this issue), the political collapse of South Korea's doves, and how SNK may follow Romania.
More on the Communists' Korean colony: A South Korean provincial governor insists his aid to SNK "is brought to the actual residents in need" (Daily NK); Japanese sanctions against SNK (second item) wins the blessing of Yomiuri Shimbun (Washington Times, last item).
Communist navy visits San Diego, gets news of 13 million ex-members: As part of U.S. Admiral William Fallon's version of "engagement" (Washington Post), two Communist naval vessels made a port of call in San Diego. One departure from the script: "Volunteers from the Los Angeles and San Diego Service Centers for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) showed up at the port to talk with the crew" (Epoch Times).
More on Communist China and the United States: Congressman Curt Weldon says Able Danger was shot down due to "information on Chinese procurement in the United States" (Newsmax); Investor's Business Daily reviews Bill Gertz's Enemies; and the National Football League breaks my heart (Washington P0st).
More on Communist China and Africa: Zambia's Presidential election (seventh item) hinges on Communist Chinese "investment" (Washington Post); University of the Western Cape Professor Renfrew Christie sees South Africa getting squeezed (Intelligence Summit).
More on Communist China and the rest of the world: Emily Parker (Wall Street Journal) talks to War Trash author Ha Jin, celebrated in his adopted home (the U.S.), but under a de facto ban in Communist China.
Mainland "Pan-blue Alliance" banned: Communist China has banned the Pan-Blue Alliance, a group formed by independent candidates for the mainland's People's Congress (Epoch Times, see also eleventh item); this is not to be confused with the Taiwanese "blues" - who are in fact very cozy with the Communists.
"One child" victims sue cadres for abuses against them: Twenty-two victims of Communist China's hideous "one child" policy (tenth, second, ninth, ninth, thirteenth, lead, tenth, fifth, tenth, sixth, ninth, eighth, ninth, eighth, ninth, sixteenth, and ninth items) are suing cadres in Linyi for abuses done to them. Among the victims was a woman who was forced to abort her baby two days before the due date (Central News Agency, Taiwan, via Epoch Times).
More on human rights abuses in Communist China: Several legal scholars in Hong Kong came out against the imprisonment of Ching Cheong (Epoch Times, see also second item); Tianrenyixiao (Boxun via Epoch Times) pays tribute to Gao Zhisheng; two Tiananmen protestors are released (Secret China via Epoch Times).
Shanghai party boss fired for corruption: Whether Chen Liangyu lost his job over "misuse of the city's pension fund" (BBC) or being too close to former leader Jiang Zemin remains to be seen.
Number one Communist bank gets ready to fleece investors: The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China will try to fool the financial markets starting on October 27 (BBC).