China’s view of North Korea
Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, November 30, 2010
HOW’S THAT for bad timing–within days after writing about my suspicions that the Chinese are guilty of enabling behavior with North Korea, if not more (those North Korean missiles passed through Beijing on the way to Teheran, after all), the Wikileaked documents reveal that even the Chinese might be fed up with Pyeongyang. A website called THE LID has a useful summary, which includes several mindbenders. Here’s one:
South Korea’s vice-foreign minister said he was told by two named senior Chinese officials that they believed Korea should be reunified under Seoul’s control, and that this view was gaining ground with the leadership in Beijing.
There are also suggestions that the Chinese leadership has changed its thinking because of domestic opinion.
The post doesn’t bring up the possibility that Beijing’s geopolitical strategists believe the prospect of Finlandization Northeast Asian-style might not be unwelcome among some elements in South Korea, however.
Meanwhile, just because Wikileaks and Wikipedia have similar names doesn’t mean there’s a connection. Far from it, as this tweet shows:
@wikileaks Speaking as Wikipedia’s co-founder, I consider you enemies of the U.S.–not just the government, but the people.
Finally, the New York Times demonstrates yet again why so many people find them–and the rest of the smokestack media–so loathsome. They refused to publish the e-mails from the University of East Anglia exposing the climate change scam because they said the data were obtained illegally. That didn’t stop them from publishing the Wilileaks documents, which were obtained just as illegally.
More details here. As the poster notes, it’s not a question of ideology–serious people will disagree. It is rather a question of rank dishonesty in the service of ideology while masquerading as a White Knight in service of all that is True and Good.
And with the Climategate e-mails in particular, it was also a case of the Times covering up the collusive behavior of one their reporters.