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Monday, August 15, 2011

World News!

  • In "just when you though relations couldn't get any worse" news, the Financial Times has reported that Pakistan gave China access to the crashed US stealth helicopter that was part of May's commando raid to kill Osama bin Laden.  The reports indicate that China was allowed to take pictures and samples of the aircraft's skin.  Pakistan has officially denied the report.
South Korea
  • Syria is on its thrid day of brutal tank-based repression of protests in the port city of Latakia[1], supplementing the conventional ground forces with naval bombardments.  Fortunately, according to the official Syrian news agency, the tank-based "order preservation forces" are entirely blameless;  all of the damage and civilian deaths are being caused by armed terror gangs "using machineguns and explosives from rooftops and from behind barricades".
United States
[1]  They're on month 5 of the brutal tank-based repression of the populace in general.  Kinda makes you wonder where the outrage from NATO and the UN is, doesn't it?

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