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What if Iran already has nukes hidden in North Korea?

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2015 at 2:02 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the not so subtle implication of Gordon Chang’s article in The Daily Beast. Much of the article explores the illicit nuclear proliferation network (parts confirmed, others suspected) between Iran, China, North Korea, and (formerly?) Pakistan, dating back nearly fifteen years. But the key portions follow: In October 2012, Iran began stationing personnel at […]


(Video) Hitler and Chamberlain, Putin and Obama

Posted by: Phineas on June 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas (Photo via Israel Matzav) I’ve been saying for years, almost since the Jihadi War began, that the state of international relations gives me a “1930s vibe,” a feeling that we may be on a path toward another World War. That feeling has come and gone as the years passed, as I’m sure it did for […]


Leaked Chinese documents show planning for a North Korean collapse

Posted by: Phineas on May 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas To paraphrase Whoopie Goldberg, I’m pretty sure these weren’t “leaked-leaked,” so much as deliberately slipped to the Japanese, knowing they’d go public. It’s a not-so-subtle to warning to Dear Leader III: “If things fall apart, don’t count on us to bail you out:” China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the […]


Paging John LeCarre! #NSA leaker a Chinese agent?

Posted by: Phineas on June 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is getting weirder and weirder, but, at the same time, tantalizingly plausible: Former CIA case officer Bob Baer revealed on CNN Sunday evening that intelligence officials were possibly considering Edward Snowden’s case as Chinese espionage, after Snowden came forward this afternoon from an undisclosed Hong Kong location. “Hong Kong is controlled by […]


Honey trap: US missile defense contractor sold secrets to the Chinese for sex

Posted by: Phineas on March 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s amazing how stupid we get when our hormones and feelings are involved: a 59 years old former Army officer, who now works on missile defense, has thrown his career, his honor, and his life away for a woman half his age… who also happened to be a Chinese spy. “According to […]


Want to know how badly China has bungled its foreign affairs?

Posted by: Phineas on December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Philippines says it supports Japanese rearmament: The Philippines would strongly support a rearmed Japan shorn of its pacifist constitution as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China, according to the Philippine foreign minister. “We would welcome that very much,” Albert del Rosario told the Financial Times in an interview. […]


China begs the question: Why would anyone want to “own” North Korea?

Posted by: Phineas on July 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve often referred to North Korea as the “world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation.” And let’s face it — it’s a basket-case made in a Stalinist hell: the people are brutally crushed, often rented out as slaves in all but name; the economy is frequently on the verge of collapse, […]


Four must-reads on North Korea

Posted by: Phineas on December 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Busy day today, but I wanted to share with you four articles on the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, aka “North Korea,” and its uncertain future. Each has something worth your attention: Writing from Tokyo, the New York Times’ Martin Fackler interview Korea “experts” (as if anyone can be […]


Having trouble sleeping?

Posted by: Phineas on September 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Maybe this will help: Is China contemplating a surprise nuclear attack against the US? Rest well! PS: The Soviets seriously contemplated the same thing in the late 60s-early 70s, when they felt they had achieved strategic superiority and thought it might be a good idea to… finalize things, according to documents that […]


Disturbing: Biden tells China he “fully understands” one-child policy

Posted by: ST on August 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm » 9 Comments

Via Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway comes this gem: Good news, reproductive rights advocates and neo-Malthusian environmentalists! Vice President Joe Biden has no problem with the government forcibly sterilizing people and compelling abortions. From his remarks at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China yesterday discussing the U.S. debt: What we ended up doing is setting up a […]