Guess who's in charge of North Waziristan? It's the Taliban, settling in and taking control after Communist Chinese ally Pakistan ceded control of the province to them (London Telegraph via Washington Times).
From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: One Free Korea posts on Stalinist North Korea's counterfeiting, America's growing weakness in reacting to the SNK test, and a leading South Korean leftists being exposed as a Stalinist agent, respectively.
More on Communist China and its Korean colony: The Epoch Times hosts a cyberdebate between Cao Mei of Huaxia Weekly and yours truly on Zhongnanhai's role; Daily NK continues to lean toward the former. Meanwhile, Japan's pro-Americanism is on the rise (Daily Standard) and South Korea's doves are in political chaos (BBC and Washington Times).
On Middle Eastern Proxy Number One: Argentina fingers "former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani and other Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center that killed 85 persons" (Washington Times). Condoleezza Rice calls for sanctions against the mullahcracy (Newsmax). The editors of the Wall Street Journal would like to know why International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei is angrier at the United States than at Tehran. Finally, Ralph Peters (New York Post) calls for the head of the mullahs' puppet in Iraq - Muqtada al-Sadr.
On the other Middle Eastern proxies: Syria's Ba'athist regime takes advantage of the chaos in Iraq it is helping to create (Washington Post). Meanwhile, Hezbollah is busily rebuilding homes (Macleans) that they were largely responsible for having destroyed (Washington Times).
Airbus inks another plane deal with Communist China: The deal was signed as Communist China's favorite Frenchman - Jacques Chirac - was in Beijing (BBC).
Communist China's crackdown against the internet continues: As a cyberjournalist is sentenced to two years in prison (Boxun), the "Internet Society of China" becomes the latest Communist group used in the crackdown (Radio Free Asia via Epoch Times).
More on human rights in Communist China: House churches are suing their cadre oppressors (China Aid Association via Epoch Times); Wang Jiajia tells an audience in Washington, DC, about the Communists' abuses against her family (Epoch Times).
On pollution in Communist China: As the Yellow River turns red - well, OK, "magenta" (Time) - Susan Jakes examines the ecological disaster the Communists have wrought.