Wednesday, February 14, 2007

News of the Day (February 14)

Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran takes a page from North Korea's playbook: John Bolton referred to the Beijing Surrender as, among other things, "a bad signal to Iran" (Bill Gertz, Washington Times). Michael Rubin (National Review Online - The Corner) finds the mullahs are picking up the signal already.

Condoleezza Rice attempts to defend the Beijing Surrender: The Secretary of State's efforts to put lipstick on the pig (Fox News, Newsmax, and Voice of America via Epoch Times) had assists from John Kerry (Washington Times), Michael Hirsh (Newsweek via MSNBC), Australia's Foreign Minister (AAP via Epoch Times), and the editors of the Washington Post. However, the critics remained, rightly, unconvinced (NRO and Wall Street Journal).

More on the Communists' Korean colony: South Korea's dovish government is talking to the Stalinists again (BBC). The border guard situation is examined by Daily NK and One Free Korea.

More on Communist China and the rest of the world: The United States comments on the Communists' anti-satellite test (Washington Times). A professor from Macau defects to Australia (Epoch Times). Counterfeit goods in Communist China (Time) worry the U.S.

On matters inside Communist China (I'm rushed by an upcoming power outage): The cadres go politically correct on the Year of the Pig (Asia News). Wendy McElroy (Fox News) highlights the regime's AIDS fiasco. A Guangdong cadre quits the party (Epoch Times). Persecution against Christians (Epoch Times), Tibetans (Epoch Times), and homeowners (Epoch Times) continues.

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