Wednesday, January 03, 2007

News of the Day (January 3)

Communist China's spies "targeting . . . U.S. defense contractors" for technological info: Whether it's through "offering marketing services to contractors, spying during visits to U.S. companies and the use of "cultural commonality" to obtain technology" or even "in at least one case - the use of a woman who seduced a contractor into providing his computer password" (Bill Gertz, Washington Times), high-tech espionage in the United States is on the rise, with Communist China as one of the lead culprits. Of course, the U.S. is far from the only victim in the democratic world (eighth item).

Two cheers for Canada: The pro-democracy community is thrilled with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government's new approach towards the Communist regime (Between Heaven and Earth and Kevin Steel, Western Standard). They're not quite as happy with the CRTC (Between Heaven and Earth).

Enlightened Comment of the Day: Today's winner is William Gumede (Washington Post) for a terrific analysis of Communist China's colonization of Africa (the aforelinked Kevin Steel's piece came a close second).

Communist China's economy keeps humming along - towards the cliff: That was the assessment of Hu Shaojiang (Radio Free Asia via Epoch Times).

Al Qaeda's plan for the "Islamic Caliphate" includes allying with Communist China: This truth was discovered by Lawrence Wright of the New Yorker (Hat tip Strategic Intel). Of course, what Wrights predicts as a future event is in fact happening already.

Sudan shooting in Darfur again: Refugees "in south Darfur say they were forced to flee their homes due to government helicopter gunships attacking villages in the south of the region last week" (Epoch Times). Sudan's military is funded in no small part by oil deals with Communist China (fourth item).

As for the Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran, the mullahs appear very serious about something huge going down before the spring (National Review Online), and may soon have the missiles for it (NRO: The Corner). Meanwhile, Israeli experts are hinting that its military could indeed cripple the mullahcracy's nuclear weapons program (Corner); Russia (Washington Times) continues to arm the regime, and the U.S. State Department is its usual maddening self (Corner).

On Communist China's Korean colony: Paek Nam-sun, the leading mouthpiece for Stalinist-in-chief Kim Jong-il, is dead (BBC and United Press Int'l via Washington Times), while leading defector Hwang Jang Yop and his fellow escapees from Stalinist North Korea have launched an effort "to be proactive in the upcoming presidential election in December" (Daily NK) to ensure South Korea turns away from the dovish left.

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