Korean troubles, Chinese scheming, Perisan bloggers, and more! May 3rd, 2005:
Korea: Josh at OFK Fisks the New York Times‘ Nick Kristoff’s criticism of Bush’s Korea policy. Not that the Souks are helping. Between media lynching American servicemen and curtailing the free press, Seoul has other dreams than being a liberal democracy.
Willl South Korea lose face if its soldiers liberate Nork concentration camps? And if that day does not come soon, who will be the next Pyongyang despot?
Other Chinese endevours are smarter. Beijing is trying hard to woo the Taiwanese, but apparently not the Maoists. Simon reports that scary Philippine rebels are upset that China abandoned Maoism. I imagine Beijing’s reaction would be the same as when the Nepalese crazies said the same thing: You guys are violent, but Mao was never violent.
Iran: From South West Asia, Younghusband at Coming Anarchy looks at Iranian bloggers.
On the lighter side, Mutant Frog offers tips for killing a hooker and getting away with it… eek!