Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Congratulations, Rohullah Nikpai !














"Back home, the news sparked applause, wide smiles and laughter in homes, restaurants and ice cream parlors around the country."

Meanwhile, Beijing authorties have sentenced two women in their late 70s to a year of forced-labour "reeducation" for the crime of asking permission to legally protest the treatment they received when their houses were demolished to make way for the Olympics.

4 Comments:

Blogger vildechaye said...

any bets on how long it will take before he is called a "tool of U.S./Western/Zionist imperialism" or words to that effect. After all he was congratulated by Karzai...

3:02 PM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

Just your average nonsense about how we should be more understanding about Chinese human rights abuses from the sympathetic leftie crowd out there, this time posted in National Post web site:

"The re-education through labour camps are merely meant to teach one how to contribute to society. Kinda like how in Canada one has to work in public works after release from jail. Abuse of human rights in these camps is probably not that much of a surprise, knowing that, as stated earlier, you have to make the conditions in jail worse than the millions of Chinese farmers and migrant workers, or everyone would be flocking to the jails. I'm not saying it's correct, but it certainly makes a lot more sense, and puts it more into context. . .
Also, I wouldn't call them atrocities. The figure you see about how 20 million Chinese died of governmental policy is not due to political suppression. Millions starved to death in the 1950s and '60s, especially in Northern China, due to artificially high food productions that could not be met. It is an inherent problem with a planned means of production."

Now correct me if i'm wrong, but the last statement seems to be saying: Communism is f*cked (inherent problem with a planned means of production) so don't blame communism when people starve to death.

Glad he cleared that up for me.

3:17 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Maybe Jean Cretien should pay the poor women a visit, and tell them not to annoy his ally.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Robert G. said...

That puts them one up on Pakistan.

8:22 AM  

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