Tuesday, August 27, 2002

You decide: Orwell or Kafka?
I guess one appeals court inclines toward the latter.

Either way, it explains why China is our new best friend:

[The East Turkestan Islamic Movement] has played at most a small role in the simmering ethnic unrest in Xinjiang, where Muslim of the Uighur ethnic group, few of whom are fundamentalists, chafe at China's stringent rule. The certified condemnation may help China describe its often heavy-handed repression in Xinjiang as a necessary flank in the global antiterror campaign, not as an issue of human rights.


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