April 15 is tax day for most Americans. It is the deadline for Americans - rich or poor - to file and pay their taxes. But this year, it appears, it is also smear China day. You may think with so much things going on in the world, things to do, that perhaps for this one day, China might be spared unnecessary smearing. But it is not to be so. Last week, on April 15, both … [Read more...] about Malaysia Airline MH370 – American Media Fanning the Flame Wars
North Korea is the most vilified nation in the world. But in truth, it should be considered the shining city on top of a hill as far as human spirit is concerned. HOW??? You wouldn't think that by what you typically read in the international news (dominated by Western media). Oh, the people in North Korea are so wretched. They eat dirt, have no freedom, live in a police … [Read more...] about Support for Korea Non-Intervention, Self-Determination and a Peaceful Northeast Asia
Lately we have been spending a lot of time discussing Korea. Yesterday I had a chance to discuss this issue with one of my best friends over lunch. This post is essentially a distillation of that conversation. There are few more important points people should bear in mind when thinking about what is happening in that region. The DPRK indeed bombed an inhabited area … [Read more...] about The bully has been stabbed by the smaller kid, but now what?
May 20, 2010 By Stephen Gowans http://gowans.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/the-sinking-of-the-cheonan-another-gulf-of-tonkin-incident/ While the South Korean government announced on May 20 that it has overwhelming evidence that one of its warships was sunk by a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine, there is, in fact, no direct link between North Korea and the sunken ship. … [Read more...] about (Stephen Gowans) “The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident”
On 26 March 2010, South Korean (ROK) naval ship, Cheonan was sunk 1.9 km off the southwest coast of Baengnyeong Island. 46 of the 104 sailors were presumed killed. South Korea claims the ship was sunk due to a torpedo attack from North Korea (DPRK). "The cause of this explosion was not immediately determined, although experts said that an external explosion was likely, as … [Read more...] about The Cheonan incident – what do you make of it?