November 29th, 2010

Comfort Eagle

Wouldn't it be nice?

Wikileaks cables reveal China 'ready to abandon North Korea' | World news | The Guardian:
China has signalled its readiness to accept Korean reunification and is privately distancing itself from the North Korean regime, according to leaked US embassy cables that reveal senior Beijing figures regard their official ally as a "spoiled child".


Seeing the Norks disappear as a nation would be the best thing that could happen this year in the foreign policy field. Well, having the Iranian nuke facilities go up in an enormous radioactive cloud of smoke, yeah, but getting the psychopathic Dear Leader and his equally batshit kid away from the controls in Pyongyang would be a Cool Thing.
Catholic

Unusually good for a lamestream media article on the Church

Pope Benedict, the enigma - USATODAY.com:
Forbes recently named Pope Benedict XVI the fifth-most-powerful person in the world, right between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and well ahead of any other religious leaders — Iran's top ayatollah (26th) and the dalai lama (39th).

An 83-year-old man, the out-of-touch figurehead of a dying mythological system, is the fifth-most powerful person in the world? How can this be?


Then again, it's Amy Welborn. RTWT.