Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tit for Tat, Nukes for Uigurs?

One may recall that, mere days ago, China severed some diplomatic ties with the U.S. over a multi-billion dollar arms deal inked with their arch rival: Taiwan. Then yesterday, surprise surprise, a U.S. judge ordered the release of 17 Chinese Muslim (I know - who knew?) separatists from Guantanamo Bay. The men have been detained there without formal charges since 2001, when they were captured in Afghanistan. While the Bush regime overturned the court ruling today, the timing of these two matters seems a little close for mere coincidence. Influencing of the judiciary, perhaps?

The moral of the story? Always keep an illegal prison camp in your back pocket in case you need to start some hardcore secessionist shit in Xinjiang province.

I'd watch out.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Doppleganger Alert: Jack Layton, a.k.a. Video Professor

Left: Jack Layton, NDP Party Leader Right: John W. Scherer, founder of Video Professor