January 2, 2010
Happy New Year to all. let's see what is happening on this aupicious occasion.
You may recall the Iran rally in Tehran the other day that was decidedly pro-government. Of course, they provided a bus, lunch, and a bullet if you didn't attend 'voluntarilly.' Thousands who did not want to die chanted fervently in favor of the idiots running that country.
Now North Korea has been quick to respond. Huge rallies came out for New Year's day in the capital, Pyongyang and elsewhere. They also provided a bus, free lunch, a flag, and a picture of the 'dear leader' to wave. Wonder if they borrowed the buses from Iran?
The South Koreans hel their own rally near Panmunjom, the militarized border to protest the NK leadership. The poster says "Murderer Kim Jong-il."
In any case, the usual New Years message from the leadership, broadcast in the three major parrty daily newspapers (Which everyone apparently reads fervently while they are starving) proclaimed that it was time to cease hostilites and increase friendship with the US. Must be very cold in Korea right now--they usually start this kind of thing as people begin to both starve and freeze. Only the leadership and the army gets sufficient food, fuel, and other comforts. That's how 'democratic republics' work.
We should give neither country any compassion or assistance. Everytime we do, they lie their way out of agreements, or run a few cheap rockets into the air as if that is scaring anyone, other than themselves. Then they put themselves on alert as if they are about to be attacked. The media makes heyday out of it and the resulting publicity gets everyone edgy even more.
On to Israel...
China View, A Chinese online journal is reporting a story that Israel has decided to apply its version of the Bush Doctrine--grab someone, hold them without trial, deny them rights, and then hold them even after they get a trial--and is applying it to those that were arrested during the recent Gaza incursion and massacre. The Israeli parliament passed an 'illegal warrior' law that apprently allows them to do this., Two are being held from the lebanon incursion for no other reason to have bargaining chips on the soldier still held there. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been complaining to international bodies about the law, but to no avail.
An then to the inept would-be plane bomber..
President Obama has now decided, apparently on good evidence, that al-Qaeda is reponsaible for aborted bombing to the Delta jet coming into Detroit a week ago. You tube is showing a video, shown below on this issue.
Obama has also, according to the Associated Press, promised the alleged bomber a fair trial. That remains to be seen.
What a grerat start to the New Year. And, wehaven't even heard from Hillary Clinton or Jimmie Carter yet.