Monday, February 19, 2007

News of the Weekend (February 17-19)

Communists allow AIDS activist to visit United States: Dr. Gao Yaojie, the woman who first brought to light the Henan blood donation scheme that infected up to one million people with the AIDS virus, was under house arrest for about two weeks. Now, the regime is allowing the good doctor "to visit the US to receive an award from a rights group" (BBC). The cadres were fine with Dr. Gao revealing the horrific scheme, until she pointed the finger at "provincial communist leaders" earlier this decade.

Another day, another beating in Tiananmen Sqaure: The Epoch Times has the story.

On the Wang Lian affair: The spy-turned-defector calls on other Communist spies to join him in abandoning the regime (Epoch Times).

Enlightened Comment of the day: David Frum (National Review Online) takes aim at the Beijing Surrender.

Ignorant Comment of the Day: The editors of London's Daily Telegraph (via Washington Times) go right round the bend with this inquiry about Agreed Framework redux - "can this success for patient yet firm diplomacy provide a template for that other putative nuclear power, Iran?" Patient yet firm?! Are you kidding me?!

More on Communist China's Korean colony: One Free Korea laments the "agreement," South Korea's dovish nonsense, and the horrors of the Stalinists' Camp 22 in respective posts. Jaeger at Small Dead Animals weighs in on the deal, as does Yomiuri Shimbun via (Washington Times). Meanwhile, Stalinist-in-chief Kim Jong-il "has ordered the seizure of all Japanese-made cars in the communist country after he spotted a broken-down model blocking a road" (Agence France-Presse via

Speaking of the Communist-backed mullahcracy of Iran, Tehran is caught faking the news to implicate America in recent bombing in southeastern Iran (Y-net). Top mullah Ali Khameini insists that the United States is losing the war (Breitbart), and one of his top generals talks about making it happen (NRO - The Corner). Syria's Bashar Assad pays a visit (Washington Times). The Weekly Standard takes aim at the mullahs' enablers. The weekend saw four different columns on Iranian mullahcracy (Peter Brookes in the New York Post, Matthew Levit in the Washington Times, Victor Davis Hanson in the Washington Times, and a Washington Times editorial), yet not one mentioned the l-word. Michael Rubin (NRO - The Corner) has the rest of the news on Iran.

On Communist China's Pakistani allies: Beijing's oldest friends in the Muslim world are giving the Taliban free reign in North and South Waziristan, either for necessity (NRO - The Corner) or cold-hearted calculation (Washington Times).

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