Friday, May 23, 2003
SOUTH KOREAN ECONOMY IS FALTERING
South Korea's economy shrank for the first time in two years and the central bank said the spread of SARS in Asia might cause a second quarter of contraction.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
AIDAN FOSTER-CARTER SAYS: "BEWARE DEFECTIVE TALES OF DEFECTORS"
On that basis, I for one am skeptical of a tall tale from Tokyo. The June issue of the Japanese magazine Gekkan Gendai carries an interview with one An Yong-chol (not his real name), somewhere in Asia. An claims to be a Korean People's Army general, who fled last year. According to him, Kim Jong-il's arsenal is even fatter and fiercer than we'd thought: dozens of nukes, already (some secretly imported from the Soviet Union), missiles with an 8,000-kilometer range - watch out, LA - 20 MiG-31 fighters, and more.Is Mr. Foster-Carter actually Madonna? Look at his photo and you be the judge.
And I'm Madonna.
PARAPUNDIT BLOGS ON THE JOYS OF BEING A NORTH KOREAN WORKER IN RUSSIA. AND HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE CFR REPORT ON NORTH KOREA
Monday, May 19, 2003
MICHAEL MOORE GOES CHINESE It isn't clear to me whether he approved of this makeover. Would he have?