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Tuesday, July 05, 2005
[Media Source*] Here is a glimpse of what is happening around the blogosphere from some very prominent bloggers (and highly recommended reads). Our featured top blog story is from One Free Korea which reports some saddening news from North Korea.
Disturbing reports of a dramatically worsening famine continue to filter out of North Korea, notwithstanding the regime's Maoist mobilization of schoolchildren and office workers to the countryside. It's not working, according to South Korean agricultural expert Kang Jong-Man, via the L.A. Times:
"The rice paddies are thin and uneven. Potato plants are pale and stunted. The fields are not properly graded. Barley still on the stalks should have been harvested weeks ago so that the same fields could be used for rice. There are hardly any tractors in sight, only oxen--and even they appear too small and weak to properly till the land."
Things do not look too good for the North Korean regime as it is not only facing hostile reactions from Washington, but the inability to take care of it's own citizens (the fuel for revolution). Perhaps Communism isn't as "satisfying" as one hoped it would be. Other blog stories below.
- (Regimee Change Iran) Election Aftershock in Corporate Iran: "The Iranian business community is still reeling. Most executives favored the pro-business Hashemi Rafsanjani in the Islamic Republic's June 24 presidential contest and expected him to win. Instead, the candidate of the hardliners, Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, triumphed by a landslide. Now the business community is trying to figure out what the conservative victory means for them."
- (Dhimmi Watch) New Zealand MP-some stoning OK: "Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary will not condemn the traditional Koran punishment of stoning to death some homosexuals and people who have extra-marital affairs. But the Labour MP - who has struggled with his "role" as the sole parliamentary representative of the local Muslim community - is not advocating the practice here."
- (Jihad Watch) Evidence links Ahmadinejad to Vienna hit: "Austrian authorities have classified documents suggesting that Iran's president-elect may have played a key role in the 1989 execution-style slayings of an Iranian Kurdish leader and two associates in Vienna, a newspaper reported Saturday. Austria's Interior Ministry and the public prosecutor's office are investigating alleged evidence pointing to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's possible involvement in the attack, the daily Der Standard reported.... "
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