Gingrich, The Times & Doomsday

December 13, 2011 by

In a recent New York Times article the newspaper’s senior science writer, William J. Broad, takes a dig at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s obsession with the possibility of a “nightmarish of doomsday scenarios: a nuclear blast high above the United States that would instantly throw the United States in a dark age.”

China’s Trawler Diplomacy

December 13, 2011 by

Yesterday, two South Korean coast guards officers were stabbed by a captain of a Chinese fishing boat accused of illegally fishing in ROK waters. One officer died after being brought to a hospital and the other is undergoing surgery for stabs in his abdomen. The South Korean Foreign Ministry promptly responded by meeting with Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xinsen where the Vice Foreign Minister Park Suk-hwan “strongly demanded that the Chinese government strictly clamp down on illegal fishing and the illegal acts of Chinese fishermen.”