Friday, July 25, 2008

In the year of the tyrant's Olympics, freedom is on the retreat

I can't remember the number of times I heard "engagement" folks insist that the Communists would be forced to behave as the Olympics approached. Ollie North even insisted the Olympics could convince Beijing to get its Korean colony to behave in the six-party talks on its nuclear arsenal.

Well, we're two weeks away, and the cadres haven't budged on repression (Asia News, Epoch Times, and Washington Post), and the Chinese people's sufferings have, if anything, been made worse by the Communists' lust for Olympic glory (Epoch Times).

As for North Korea, contrary to the retired colonel's assertions, The Stalinists are not budging on their nuclear arsenal (One Free Korea), while the United States is making concession (OFK) after concession (Washington Times). Pyongyang can even kill their fellow Koreans in broad daylight without consequences (BBC).

I still see the Olympics causing headaches for the Communists after they're over, but anyone who thought they would see a change in Beijing's behavior from this should at least admit they were spectacularly wrong.


Anonymous said...

For what its worth, I like your blog and keep it bookmarked. I will not be watching one minute of the Olympic Games this year, and I urge everyone who cherishes freedom and human rights to boycott these games in whatever way they can.

Charles said...

Boycott not only its Beijing show-off games but everything of Communist China. Because, the regime is the 666 beast as prophesied in the book of Revelation.

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