Uighur who was sent from Guantanamo Bay to Albania "reserves most of his rage for Beijing": That statement came from the BBC, which interviewed Abu Bakr Qassim, a former Uighur detainee and current resident of Albania, which agreed to let him resettle there because the United States refused to send him back to Communist China (fifth, third, third, fifth, second, and fourth items). Qassim, who like his four fellow refugees "remain wanted men" by the Communists, was seized by Pakistani tribesmen who labeled him a terrorist and sold him for a bounty to the Americans. He and the other refugees were held in Guantanamo for almost for years, in part because until Albania stepped forward, no one else would take them in. So one would expect he would be seething at the United States. Surprise - "The US committed a great injustice by imprisoning us men, but you cannot compare America's behaviour with China's" (emphasis added).
Speaking of Communist China and terrorism, longtime Communist ally Pakistan is fingered as "a secure hideout" (BBC) for al Qaeda, "where they are rebuilding their strength." Pakistan insisted this was untrue, but given their recent history with the Taliban, the news should come as no surprise.
Hu Jintao hosts Ehud Olmert as Communist-owned firm prepared to sign gas deal with Iran: The Israeli Prime Minister called the words he shared with the Communist boss on the mullahs' nuclear ambition "satisfactory beyond expectation" (BBC). Perhaps if he had noticed the Communists' history with the mullahcracy, or the news that the Communist-run CNOOC is about to sign the $16 billion natural gas deal with Tehran (Strategic Intel), he would be far less "satisfied" with his host.
More on Middle Eastern Proxy Number One: The Bush Administration continues to make clear it is treating the mullahcracy's infiltration of Iraq with deadly seriousness (Newsmax and Strategic Intel); sadly, Congress is still sleeping (CNN, and United Press Int'l via Washington Times). Meanwhile, the mullahs are livid over the Irbil raid (Agence France Presse via News.com.au, Cybercast News, National Review Online: The Corner, and UPI via Washington Times).
Stephen Harper's hard line on Communist China wins praise from other side of the spectrum: Larry Zolf, a CBC commentator described by Steve Janke as "about as left as they come," had this to say about Canada's Conservative Prime Minister, "I thoroughly prefer his gutsy stand on issues like China to Liberal gamesmanship and nuanced neutrality on human rights abuses - anytime, anyplace" (CBC).
On Communist regime's military and cyberspying advances: Peter Ford (Christian Science Monitor) examines the implications of the Jian-10 fighter jet. Meanwhile, a Communist academic cracks the SHA-1 encryption algorithm, forcing the U.S. to abandon it (Central News Agency,Taiwan, via Epoch Times).
Dissidents launch website for victims of tyranny around the globe to post abuses: The site is "designed to let whistleblowers in authoritarian countries post sensitive documents on the Internet without being traced" (Physorg.com); it is known as Wikileaks.
Human Rights Watch rips Communist abuses in 2006: The human rights group focused on " about 100 activists, lawyers, writers and academics subjected to police custody, house arrest, incommunicado confinement, pressure in their jobs and surveillance by plainclothes security forces" (Washington Post). One of those activists, Chen Guangcheng (next to last item), lost his legal appeal, and will remain in jail (BBC).
Communist China imprisons seven-year-old girl for two months: Zheng Linxin "was detained for 65 days with her parents in a detention place called 'legal training class for illegal petitioners' because her father had visited Beijing several times to discuss the Chinese communist regime's policies" (Epoch Times).
More on the how and why of Communist suppression: Cullum McConnell (Epoch Times), talks about how the Communist regime has intimidated many Chinese into avoiding "getting involved in politics," and how that has led people to close their eyes to the truth. Meanwhile, Xin Yan (Epoch Times) examines why Communist China needed to press South Korea into cancelling the NTDTV event.
Communist China facing massive "shortage of wives": The cadres themselves are admitting to a gender imbalance of roughly 30 million (BBC). The regime said nothing about the cause - namely the hideous "one child" policy.
On Communist China's Korean colony: The Stalinist regime tries a new tack to prevent its self-induced famine: "giant rabbits" (Times of London via Fox News); Lee Jong-Heon (UPI via Washington Times) sees a "tough year" for the Stalinists. Meanwhile, South Korea's dovish government embarrasses itself anew (One Free Korea).