Dateline Chicago, Wednesday 27 May 2009
[WSJ] At least 30 people died and dozens were wounded in an explosion at a police building in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
North v South
Korea, that is.
Can we bring M*A*S*H back, picking up with today's events?
North Korea says the 1953 Truce is OFF.
S. Korean President Lee Myung-Bak already had problems, trying to head off herds of mourners for the former President Roh Moo-hyun, who leapt to his death last Saturday (23 May 2009). From the Korea Times article:
"They [Seoul] didn't rule out the possibility that ongoing mourning parades could develop into anti-government rallies, with a large number of Roh's supporters believing the former head of state had fallen prey to a politically motivated investigation by the prosecution, which they say is under President Lee Myung-bak's control. "
Good news: the market is only down 0.6% at the time of this writing.
Did we mention that Japan's going to get back into the weapons game?
Ha'artz editorial reports that Netanyahu is bringing Israel closer to war with Iran. From the article:
"Netanyahu said that if Israel does not lead the defense against the Iranian threat and bring in the United States and other countries, no one else will."
This just in: North Korea says truce is still broken.