Edward Snowden exposed

The Sunday Morning Post can now reveal Snowden’s claims that the NSA is: Extensive hacking of major telecommunication companies in China to access text messages Sustained attacks on network backbones at Tsinghua University, China’s premier seat of learning Hacking of computers at the Hong Kong headquarters of Pacnet, which owns one of the most extensive fibre optic submarine … Continue reading Edward Snowden exposed

Lest we forget

Before the birth of the Antichrist (a female, striking a blow for women) pushes Edward Snowden from the national consciousness, let’s revisit Edward Snowden’s judgement. “Whether it was youthful naïveté or just ignorance, Mr. Snowden’s positive view of Hong Kong no longer matches the reality, according to the director of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor. … Continue reading Lest we forget

I am a lonesome sellout

Maureen Dowd skewers Bob Dylan for capitulating to the Chinese government as it engages in a merciless crackdown of artists and dissidents. Renowned architect Ai Weiwei, responsible for the Bird’s Nest design of Beijing’s Olympic stadium, is among those who’ve been detained. Dylan said nothing about Weiwei’s detention, didn’t offer a reprise of “Hurricane,” his … Continue reading I am a lonesome sellout

Propagandart

I’ll never understand artists who suck up to Communists. [Pianist] Lang [Liang] played a Chinese household song called “My Motherland” at the function to welcome President Hu Jintao. It was the theme music of a 1956 movie named Shangganling Battle, which depicted the fighting of Chinese troops against US troops during the Korean War (1950-53). … Continue reading Propagandart

don’t go, sarko

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he may not attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if China continues its brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet. “Our Chinese friends must understand the worldwide concern that there is about the question of Tibet, and I will adapt my response to the evolutions in the situation that … Continue reading don’t go, sarko

hu, you’re doing a heck of a job

China’s crackdown in Tibet won’t stop Bush from attending the Beijing Olympics. Apparently even a statement condemning the government’s brutal suppression of human rights is too much to ask. Presidential spokeswoman Dana Perino Bush’s position is that “this should be about the athletes and not necessarily about politics.”She said that Bush, in accepting the invitation … Continue reading hu, you’re doing a heck of a job