Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Afghans are Behind Karzai
U.S. Security Deal Demands

“America's problem is - it has utterly
failed in grasp the Afghan psyche. To
think that the hearts and minds of
Afghans would be won simply by
injecting dollars into their economy
as their loved ones were killed and
the sanctity of their homes and houses
of worship violated - was delusional.”

—EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

KARZAI: THE AFGHANISTAN END GAME


El Comercio, Ecuador
CIA Help with FARC Attack;
Snowden, Worsen U.S. Ties

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"What explains this point of contention
between Quito and Washington? ... The
issue may be related to CIA participation
in Colombia's attack on a FARC camp in
Angostura. ... In addition, Ecuador
unilaterally rejecting the Andean Trade
Preference Act due to 'pressure' being
exerted by Washington for Quito not
to grant asylum to Edward Snowden."

—COLUMNIST Santiago Zeas B.

Ismedia, Japan
Abe Adopts 'North Korean
Tactics' on Yasukuni Shrine

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The constitution of Japan rejects
the resolution of conflict by force,
and doesn't even allow a standing
army. Most members of the ruling
party, including Prime Minister Abe,
believe that occupying U.S. forces
imposed these principles on Japan.”

—COLUMNIST Koga Shigeaki

VISITING YAKASUNI: WHY DID ABE DO IT?


Huanqiu, China
Why China's People Favor
U.S. Cops Over Their Own

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"We often criticize America for
employing 'double standards' in
regard to China. Yet, when
comparing police in China and
the U.S., we do the same thing."

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CHINESE FAVOR JAYWALKER ARREST


El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua
Using Bitcoin, U.S. Banker
Makes Home in Nicaragua

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ I think that apart from Nicaragua,
there are only two other countries.
In Chile and Mexico, there are
properties available that can be
purchased using this cryptocurrency.”

—EX-U.S. BANKER Greg Simon

NICARAGUA NOW BITCOIN-FRIENDLY


La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. 'Interference' in
Michoacan State is Last
Thing Mexico Needs

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The unacceptable transfer of
sovereignty by the previous
administration under a pretext
of the war against drugs led to
almost complete dependency on
Washington in terms of security,
intelligence, and foreign policy.
Yet this failed to reduce the
level of violence in our country."

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

RISE OF THE MEXICO VIGILANTES


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Ambassador Kennedy Draws
Nationalist Japanese Ire After
Condemning Dolphin Slaughter

“One poster added a poem emphasizing
how delicious dolphin meat is, while
several others compared consuming beef
with dolphin and said that Westerners are
hypocritical for condemning the hunt.”

— CORRESPONDENT Julian Ryall

CAROLINE KENNEDY MAKES SOME WAVES


Opera Mundi, Brazil
GMO's Benefit No One but
Companies Like Monsanto

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The only ones to benefit from GMOs
have been the multinational biotech
firms that patented them. Having
conquered a growing slice of the
global market for highly-monopolized
seeds, their goal is long-term profits,
indifferent to the impact on the
environment, health, or family farms."

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Bof

GM FOODS: A BLESSING OR A CURSE?


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China, Too, is Building
Quantum Supercomputer

"The potential uses of a quantum
computer make it the holy grail
of intelligence encryption and
could be used to break even the
most secure codes used by banks,
governments, militaries around
the world. While there is no sign
that China is close to developing
a practical, working model, it has
pulled out all the stops to build
the ultimate code-breaker."

— REPORTER Stephen Chen

WORKING ON DEATH OF ENCRYPTION

Deccan Herald, India
U.S. Embassy School
on India Radar for
Visa, Tax Violations

"With India having chosen
to enforce strict reciprocity
on privileges enjoyed by
American diplomats, the
government has already
withdrawn extra privileges
they enjoyed, such as airport
passes that gave them special
access at Indian airports."

—NEWS ITEM, Deccan Herald

INDIA-U.S. DIPLOMATIC TUSSLE


Sydney Morning Herald, New Zealand
Secret Draft of TPP Trade
Talks Reveals 'Toothless'
Environment Enforcement

"WikiLeaks says top words are
'enhance' (12), 'consider' (12),
'encourage' (11), 'address' (10),
'endeavor' (9) and 'seek' (9). ...
The chairpersons of the deal's
environment section despair at
ever getting agreement, saying
the so-called 'red line' or non-
negotiable positions appear
irreconcilable.'Many of the red
lines for some parties were in
direct opposition to the red
lines expressed by other parties.'"

— REPORTER Peter Martin

Xinhua, China
Newly-Found Documents
Detail Imperial Japan's
Mass Biological Crimes

"According to a Japanese military
police report from Aug. 9, 1937,
in place of the phrase 'biological
war' was a code name, 'plague
prevention.' ... 'This explains why
so few mentions of Japanese
biological warfare could be found
in public documentation,' said Gao
Wei of the Jilin Provincial Archives."

—NEWS ITEM, Xinhua

JAPAN-CHINA BIO-PROPAGANDA WAR


News, Australia
Report: U.S. Tested
Biological Weapons
in Okinawa in 1960s

“In the tests conducted
at least a dozen times
between 1961 and 1962,
rice blast fungus was
released over rice fields
and data was collected
on how it affected rice
production, Kyodo said,
citing the documents.”

— NEWS ITEM, News

BIOWAR: JAPAN STRIKES BACK?

JAPAN TIMES: Japan Considers
Drones and Aircraft Carriers

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Tokyo-Beijing
Mudslinging a Global Embarrassment

MAINICHI: Okinawa Governor
Ready to Approve Okinawa Base
Relocation; Turmoil Expected

MAINICHI: U.S. Embassy Considers
Showing Hiroshima Bomb Film


Asia Times, Hong Kong
The U.S. Corporate Media's
'Whitewash' of Ariel Sharon

"Sharon's demise and the flood of
robust eulogies will neither change
the facts of his blood-soaked history,
nor erase the 'facts on the ground'
- as in the many illegal colonies that
Sharon erected with such dedication
on Palestinian land Israel occupies."

— COLUMNIST Ramzy Baroud

SHARON DIES: A PALESTINIAN VIEW

Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
U.S. Playing with Fire By
Coddling 'Outrageous' Abe

"If German politicians continued to
pay homage to Nazi war criminals,
including Adolf Hitler, and deny
their country's crimes during WWII,
what would have happened? The
E.U. would have entirely fallen
apart. In that case, would the U.S.
urge other European nations to
join hands with Germany to address
regional security? ... Only America
can put the brakes on Abe's actions."

—EDITORIAL, Chosun Ilbo

TIME TO REIN IN RIGHT-WING FANATICS?


Times of India, India
Indicted but Immune,
Deputy Consul General
Khobragade Exits U.S.

“The United States and India
put a lid on a torrid month-
long diplomatic fiasco, after
agreeing to remove Indian
diplomat Devyani Khobragade
from New York, without
prosecuting her, despite
her criminal indictment.”

— REPORTER
Chidanand Rajghatta

DIPLOMAT 'REMOVED' IN MAID ROW


DNA: Opposition Leader:
Khobragade's Return
a 'Defeat to the Nation'

DNA: Khobragade's Father
Says Diplomat Daughter
Rejected Compromise

DECCAN HERALD: Maid
Speaks Out: 'I Suffered
Working for Diplomat'


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Would-Be Owner of The New
York Times Relates, 'I am
Good at Working with Jews'

"Chen said he was aware that many
U.S. papers were Jewish-owned.
He said he was up for the job since
he had 'equally competent IQ and
EQ' compared with Jews. ... 'I am
very good at working with Jews.'"

—REPORTER Amy Li

CHEN: FOOT PUT FIRMLY IN MOUTH


Global Times, China
Buying The New York
Times
Won't 'Rebuild'
Public Image of China

"Among China's public, there
is both support and derision
toward recycling tycoon Chen
Guangbiao's ambition to buy
The New York Times. Some
mock the possible purchase as
a step toward turning it into
an official newspaper Excited
about capturing a core liberal
U.S. asset, voices of support
come from segments of the
population fed up with one-
sided coverage of The Times."

—COLUMNIST Liu Yun

NEXT OWNER OF NEW YORK TIMES?


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'Comfort Women' Outrage
Not Confined to Countries
Harmed by Japanese Army

“If Japan politicians thought like
most people do, they would be
ashamed that sculptures honoring
comfort women are being built
in the United States. It goes to
show that Japan's past is not only
an issue of controversy for the
countries it harmed. ... Japan's
attitude demonstrates its moral
vulgarity and brazen nature.”

— COMMENTARY Rodong Sinmun

PYONGYANG CLAIMS THE HIGH GROUND

Carta Maior, Brazil
Exposing, Confronting the
'Global Corporate Empire'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"How much inhumanity can people
stomach? Now, however, we see
the guts of the beast. It's breaking
everything in sight: the crystal, the
crockery - and trampling people.
But for how much longer? ... A
society cannot long survive based
on extreme forms of exploitation,
lies, and the opposition to life."

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Bof

CORPORATIONS OVER GOVERNMENTS


O Globo, Brazil
U.S. and Cuba: Pragmatic
Capital Will Soon Triumph
Over Rural Conservatives

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The handshake between Barack
Obama and Raul Castro was more
than formality. The Ceremonials
Division of the Office of the Chief
of U.S. Protocol could simply have
removed Obama from the Castro's
proximity. This is something they
have always been good at. Why
not this time? ... When it comes to
increasing the benefits to capital,
there is a clarity and objectivity
that egocentric philosophers
and moralists fail to comprehend."

—COLUMNIST Andre Laino

IS U.S.-CUBA ICE ABOUT TO CRACK?


The Express Tribune, Pakistan
End of Year Survey: After
U.S., Pakistan Considered
Top Threat to World Peace

“Twenty four percent of the world
believes America represents the
top threat to peace. In comparison,
only 8 percent believe it is Pakistan,
which is closely followed by China
(6 percent), and Afghanistan (5
percent) and Iran (5 percent).”

— REPORTER Talha Ahmed

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Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine Visit Stirs
Hornet's Nests in Beijing, Seoul

“We cannot help feeling lament and
rage. ... It is an anachronistic act to
fundamentally destroy stability and
cooperation of Northeast Asia.”

— South Korean Government

WHEN 'PAYING RESPECT' IS AN INSULT

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Abe's Visit
to Yasukuni Shrine a Futile
Act of Self-Righteousness

ASAHI SHIMBUN: U.S.
Expresses Disappointment at
Abe Visit to Yasukuni Shrine

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Shrine
Visit Won't Alter Japan's
Stance on History, Diplomacy

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe's
Yasukuni Visit Reflects
Conservatives' Priorities

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe's
Visit to Yasukuni Could Isolate
Japan from Rest of World

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Abe’s
Yasukuni Shrine Visit a
Personal, Calculated Risk

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Abe’s
Visit to Yasukuni Must be
Followed by Diplomacy


The Hacker News, India
1400 Institutions, 88
Countries: The Year
of the Bank Trojans

“In 2013, emerging threats
included advanced phishing
attacks by Syrian Electronic
Army, financial malware and
exploit kits, Cryptolocker
ransomware infections, mass
Bitcoin theft, a large number
of privacy breaches from NSA,
and many more.”

— COLUMNIST Swati Khandelwal

A PROBLEM KNOWING NO BORDERS


Epoca, Brazil
China on the Moon: Move
Over America and Russia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"This success on the part of China,
which with its space program seeks
to show that it can compete with
the traditional technological powers
after decades of underdevelopment
and global isolation, occurs 10 years
after the country launched its first
astronaut into space, Yang Liwei."

—NEWS ITEM, EPOCA

WILL CHINA SPUR AMERICA INTO ACTION>


Caixin, China
Government, Scientists
Struggle to Root Out
Opposition to GM Foods

“The public has been slow to
accept scientifically altered
rice and other staples, setting
back industrial cultivation.”

— REPORTERS Cui Zheng,
Yu Dawei and Yang Jie

MONSANTO'S PEOPLE IN BEIJING


Greater Kashmir, India
Gay Carnality of 'Domineering
Western Culture' Bad for India

“Talk of 'contemporary values and
relationships' is simply a surrender
to domineering Western atheist
culture. It is amazing to see that in
the name of 'freedom' and 'dignity,'
the power-wielding class is pro-
actively engaged in defending the
'rights' of a tiny number of sodomists.”

— COLUMNIST Hassan Zainagiree

DO GAYS THREATEN CIVILIZATION?

Pak Observer, Pakistan
Disrespectful America is
Rightly Snubbed by India

“How strange it is that America
expects all sorts of courtesies
and privileges - due and undue
- for not only its diplomatic staff,
but its undercover spies, yet it
is unwilling to extend the same
to diplomats of other countries.”

— EDITORIAL, Pak Observer

RARE PAKISTAN-INDIA AGREEMENT


Outlook India, India
Indian Diplomat's U.S.
Detention: Her Domestic
Aid is the Real Victim

“The Indian establishment
colluded to victimize the
domestic assistant, Sangeeta
Richard, who arrived in the
U.S. in November 2012 and
began working for Devyani
Khobragade as a domestic aid.”

— NEWS ITEM, Outlook India

SANGEETA RICHARD: THE VICTIM?

OUTLOOK INDIA: U.S. Attorney
General Answers Critics Over
Indian Diplomat's Detention

OUTLOOK INDIA: India Foreign
Ministery Replies to U.S.
Attorney General Preet Bharara


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'We Will Finish All Who
Challenge Marshal Kim
Jong-Un; Even Our Kin'!

“If anyone dares come against
our supreme leader, we will
finish them off then and
there, even if he is our kin.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

REGIME ISSUES LOYALTY OATH


Hindustan Times, India
BJP Party Leader Suggests
'Arrest Same-Sex Partners'
of U.S. Diplomats in India

“We have issued visas to a number
of U.S. diplomats' companions.
'Companions' means that they are
of the same sex. Now, after the
Supreme Court ruling, this is illegal
in our country, just as paying less
wages was illegal in the U.S. ... So,
why doesn't the Government go
ahead and arrest and punish them? ”

— BJP Leader Yaswant Singh

U.S.-INDIA DIPLOMATIC ROW ESCALATES

TIMES OF INDIA: Kerry
Expresses Regret Over
Devyani's Treatment

TIMES OF INDIA: Devyani
Case: It's All a 'Maid-in-U.S.'
Conspiracy, India Says

INDIAN EXPRESS: A Diplomatic
Row and a Public Spectacle


New Media Animation, Taiwan
VIDEO: Megyn Kelly says
Santa is White; In Fact
He's the Color of Money

RealVideoDec. 18 00:01:32

The assertion of Fox News host
Megyn Kelly that Santa Clause is
a White man has attracted the
attention of Taiwan's Next Media
Animation, which has lampooned
America's annual 'war on Christmas.'

— NEW MEDIA ANIMATION

CARTOON LAMPOONS FOX NEWS

Times of India, India
Indian Diplomat's Arrest
to Bring 'Strongest Action
in Years' Against America

“National Security Advisor Menon
described the arrest of Deputy
Consul General Khobragade as
'barbaric,' as he and Parliament
Speaker Meira Kumar refused to
meet a group of U.S. lawmakers.
Today the anger spread, as Rahul
Gandhi, Narendra Modi and
Sushilkumar Shinde also refused
to meet the Amercian lawmakers. ”

— REPORTER Indrani Bagchi

ARRESTED: DEVYANI KHOBRAGADE

TIMES OF INDIA: Strip-Search
Helps India Find its Spine

NEW INDIAN EXPRESS: Stop Special
Benefits for U.S. Diplomats in India


Folha, Brazil
Edward Snowden's
'Open Letter' to the
People of Brazil

“When someone in Brazil
visits a Web site, the NSA
keeps a record of when it
happened and what you
did there. If a mother in
Porto Alegre calls her son
to wish him luck on his
university exam, NSA can
keep that call log for five
years or more. ... They
even keep track of who is
having an affair or looking
at pornography, in case
they need to damage
their target's reputation. ”

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN LOOKS TO BRAZIL


FOLHA: Brazil Needs
a Bigger U.S. Lobby

FOLHA: Edward Snowden
Seeks Asylum in Brazil


O Globo, Brazil
Bush, Obama, Clintons and
Mandela ... 'People Like Us'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

Brazilians have a special feeling for
being human that comes out in this
article by O Globo's Dorrit Harazim.
Looking at the Mandela memorial
last week through the prism of
George W. Bush, when all was said
and done and the boos and applause
were over, a trip of one incumbent
president, two former presidents,
and one potential future president,
ended with a simple gesture: George
W. Bush showing his traveling
companions dog paintings on his iPad.

—COLUMNIST Cesar Navarro

PUTTING ON THEIR PANTS LIKE US ALL


La Jornada, Mexico
Explaining Mandela's
Loyalty to Fidel and
the Cuban Revolution

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The ambitions of the South
African racists and the United
States were not only to crush
the Angolan regime, but to
eliminate the training bases
of the ANC and Namibia's
South West African People's
Organization, which were
established in Angola with
Cuban trainers. ... A long
and bloody war to confront
the South African military
intervention ensued, lasting
from 1981 to 1988. ... The
cracking of this racist and
genocidal military adventure
which was the harbinger of
the end of apartheid.”

—COLUMNIST Cesar Navarro

BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS


La Jornada, Mexico
Mexico Surrenders
Underground to U.S.

“The United States consider
the 'law of the land' to be a
supreme value of respect on
their territory, and violate
it in foreign nations: Puerto
Rico, Honduras, Venezuela,
Panama, Colombia, and even
the occupation of Guantanamo.
The list is never ending.”

—PROFESSOR Adolfo Gilly


Huanqiu, China
For Exposing American
Hypocrisy, Ed Snowden
Deserves Global Respect

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“We owe Snowden our respect
for challenging American soft
power and its right to define
justice and injustice. The young
man is the first person in recent
years to have knocked America
U.S. off of its moral pedestal.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

FP'S GLOBAL THINKER OF THE YEAR


Huanqiu, China
Sochi Boycott Call Reflects
Lack of Western 'Humility'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The West is chock full of people
who always have a sense of moral
superiority. In the eyes of non-
Western countries, however, they
seem more like an arrogant mob,
using brutality to promote their
values and ruin cultural diversity.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

IS THE WEST HUMANE - OR ARROGANT?


El Espectador, Colombia
'Mind Control' is Achieved in
Post-Snowden United States

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Writers are self-censoring. They
are leaving certain areas untouched,
especially if they involve using certain
terms in their communications. So
it has come to this: the reality of life
in the most powerful democracy in
the world has achieved what has
been impossible for the very worst
totalitarian systems and theocracies
- mind control over individuals.”

—COLUMNIST Juan Gabriel Vasquez

U.S.: TOPPING THE TOTALITARIANS


La Jornada, Mexico
Hollywood: Where the
U.S. Frowns on Spying

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Leaders allied with the great
superpower and millions of their
citizens have been victimized
by the mass surveillance of
communications by our neighbor
and trading partner. In contrast,
Anthony Pellicano, the most
well known private detective
in Hollywood, has been sentenced
to ten years in prison. He was
found guilty of 76 offenses,
including wiretapping, extortion,
fraud, and blackmail. ... So good
going Edward Snowden, for
working in Moscow under Russian
government protection.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

HOLLYWOOD: SPYING IS A NO NO


The Register, Ausralia
Trans Pacific Partnership
Papers to Remains Secret
... Until Deal is Signed!

“Australians interested in knowing
what will be in the controversial
Trans Pacific Partnership agreement
will have to hope someone leaks it.”

—Fairfax Media

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Who's Monitoring the
Covert Operations of
World's Spy Agencies?

“Even if Australian law is said
to offer some measure of
privacy protection, how can
that be more than a fig leaf
when most of these services
are headquartered outside
Canberra's jurisdiction, with
so much data routed offshore?”

—COLUMNIST Deborah Snow

Carta Maior, Brazil
Will Humanity Allow Itself
to be Excised Like 'Cancer'?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Either we again begin to feel a part
of nature and show respect for it and
ourselves, or we will move into a
paradigm of conquest and domination.
We can live together and respect the
natural rhythms and exist within the
limits of our ecosystems, or prepare
ourselves for the bitter lessons that
Mother Earth will teach us."

— THEOLOGIAN AND PHILOSOPHER
Leonardo Boff

PHILIPPINES' DELEGATE SPEAKS HIS MIND

China Daily, China
'Facts' for Joe Biden on
Who is Responsible for
South China Tensions

“Despite trying to present itself
as an impartial mediator, the U.S.
has obviously taken Japan's side.
By turning a blind eye to Tokyo's
provocations, the root cause of
the tensions, Washington has
wrongly pointed an accusing
finger at in China's direction.”

—EDITORIAL, China Daily

BIDEN: TRINKET SHOPS IN BEIJING


Global Times, China
Biden Should 'Show
'Kindness' To China

“It is extremely unlikely
Biden has shown up in
China to be an opponent.
If so, however, China
won't hold back. ...
Americans might consider
adjusting their own
behavior, when a country
as mild and undemanding
as China begins to cultivate
nationalism toward the U.S.”

—EDITORIAL, Global Times

BIDEN: CALMING THE WATERS?


Infobae, Argentina
Obama's Weakness Triggers
Torrent of Mideast Trouble

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"It's clear that when it comes to both
the Syria crisis and the Iran nuclear
controversy, the deception and fraud
laid out by Russia has been a trap that
President Obama walked right into,
pulling the majority of E.U. leaders in
with him. Now it's too late for regrets."

— COLUMNIST George Chaya

NETANYAHU PLEADS CASE TO PUTIN

Daily Tribune, The Philippines
China ADZ 'Should Not
Have Been Done':
Defense Chief Gazmin

“What was done by China -
should have not been done,
because things are getting
dangerous. This may trigger
an unexpected incident. ...
Common sense will tell you
that you should not commit
the same mistake twice - if
they recognize it as a mistake.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CLINGING IN THE FACE OF CHINA


Guardian Australia, Australia
Spy Service Puts Privacy
of Ordinary Australians
Under Serious Threat
SPIES HELP SPIES

“Intelligence agents
offered to share the
confidential data of
law-abiding Australians
with international
partners. In this
Orwellian climate, who
guards the guardians?”

— ATTORNEY
Geoffrey Robertson

Guardian Australia, Australia
Revealed: Australian Spy
Agency Offered to Share
Data on Australia Citizens

“Australia's surveillance agency
offered to share information
collected on ordinary citizens
of Australia with its leading
intelligence partners, according
to a secret 2008 document
leaked by the Edward Snowden.”

— REPORTERS Ewen MacAskill,
James Ball, Katharine Murphy


SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Orwellian Spying on Indonesia
Breaches Australian Law

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Prime Minister Must Find
those who Decided to Snoop


La Jornada, Mexico
Assange's Warning 'Urgent'
for the Developing World

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It's required and urgent to create
and operate independent access to
the Worldwide Web in order to
break U.S. dominance in this area.
It's not for nothing that the group
of emerging economies known as
the BRICS advocate the creation of
an alternative Internet structure,
known as CABLEBRICS, consisting
of a system of fiber optic cables
20,000 miles long, which would
exclude major centers of U.S.
and E.U. telecommunications.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

ASSANGE URGES LATIN AMERICA TO ACT


CBC News, Canada
Top Spy Refuses to Answer
Queries on G20 Espionage

“The documents show the federal
government allowed the NSA, the
U.S.' largest spy agency, to conduct
widespread surveillance in Canada
during the 2010 summits.”

— REPORTER Laura Payton


NATIONAL POST: No Reason
for Canada to be Ashamed of
Spying on Other Countries

GLOBE & MAIL: Don't Listen to
Our Guests or Our Protesters


Global Times, China
Claims Made By U.S. About
Air Defense Zone 'Ridiculous'

“How will the interests of the U.S. and
its allies be impacted by a Chinese ADIZ
on China's own doorstep? Why didn't
U.S. call the establishment of Japan's
ADIZ in 1969, which included China's
Diaoyu Islands within it, and Tokyo's
'nationalization' of the islands, 'one-
sided?' Threats will not sway China.
Defending the territory of the
nation will always be its top priority.”

—COLUMNIST Luo Yuan

HOW FAR WILL AMERICA DEFEND JAPAN?


Peeople's Daily, China
The U.S. and Japan Must Be
Shown: 'White is Not Black'

“China's announcement of an Air
Defense Identification Zone in the
East China Sea has drawn criticism
from the United States and Japan -
wrongly. ... The logic of the two
countries is simple: they can do it
while China cannot, which might
be explained by a Chinese saying,
'the magistrates are free to burn
down houses, while common folk
are forbidden to light their lamps.'”

—COLUMNIST Wu Liming

A RILED CHINA RILES THE REGION


News, Australia
U.S. Responds with B-52s to
China's 'Air Identification Zone'
Over Japan-Claimed Islands

“Three days ago China declared a no
fly zone over waters claimed by Japan.
Yesterday, the U.S. flew B52 bombers
over them. Today, China sent in an
aircraft carrier. Are these the drums
of war being beaten on our doorstep?”

—NEWS ITEM, Australia News

U.S. SENDS CHINA A BIG MO MESSAGE

Minyu Shimbun, Japan
Short of Manpower,
TEPCO Boosts Pay for
Fukushima Workers

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“TEPCO will build a larger
lounge for workers to take
breaks and decontaminate
more of the site, so over a
larger area, workers will
be able to work without full
face masks - thought to lower
worker efficiency. The firm
will also raise the daily bonus
for workers from $100 to
$200. ... this newspaper has
continued to report on the
reality of TEPCO's plants,
where the environment is
atrocious and commission
of mistakes is continueous.”

—EDITORIAL, Minyu Shimbun

FIDDLING OVER YEN AS JAPAN BURNS?


El Tiempo, Colombia
JFK's Murder Badly Hobbled
Latin American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Latin America he proposed the
Alliance for Progress and gave
financial support under exceptional
circumstances. ... The town of
Kennedy is testament to his journey
through Bogota where he was
accompanied by Jacqueline. ... How
much could have been avoided and
how much progress would have
been in terms of democracy if that
precious existence had not been
criminally cut short as it was? ”

—COLIMNIST
Abdon Espinosa Valderrama

JFK - AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

The Hindu, India
Doctor Who Helped
CIA Find bin Laden
Charged with Murder

“Even as Dr. Shakeel Afridi,
who allegedly helped the
CIA track down Osama Bin
Laden, awaits a decision on
re-trial of his earlier case,
Afridi has been charged
with killing a boy in 2006-
2007 while performing
surgery in Khyber Agency.”

—REPORTER Meena Menon

NO GOOD DEED UNPUNISHED?


La Jornada, Mexico
Kerry 'End of Monroe
Doctrine' Seems More
Like a New Beginning

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It's clear that if the colonialist
policy enunciated by President
James Monroe doesn't signify a
desire of the political powers
in Washington to renounce their
never-ending zeal for foreign
intervention in Latin America.
Kerry himself, in his speech at
the OAS, made evident that
among the U.S. political class,
thinking toward its continental
neighbors hasn't changed an iota.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

AN END TO U.S. INTERVENTIONISM?

Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Ignore Propaganda Against
Afghan-U.S. Security Deal

“Some people, who took money
surrounding countries, are trying
to prevent signing of the Bilateral
Security Agreement, which has
tremendous political, economic
and security benefits for Afghans.
These people close their eyes to
the miseries of the past. They fail
to grasp that if they are able to
televise their thoughts and ideas
in the first place, it is solely due
to systems created with support
from that very same United States.”

—EDITORIAL, Outlook Afghanistan

CAN THE AFGHANS GO IT ALONE?


Cebu Daily News, Philippines
Post 9-11 U.S. Leadership
a Model for the Philippines

“The model for solidarity among
public officials of opposing political
parties remains the September 11
terrorist attacks, when New York
Mayor Rudy Guilani, a Republican,
stood shoulder to shoulder with
then-U.S. Senator Hilary Rodham
Clinton, a Democrat, as they went
to Ground Zero. ... That would
not be the case with Filipino
officials and politicians, who each
go their separate ways and go to
lengths not to be seen together.”

—EDITORIAL, Cebu Daily News

CAN FILIPINOS SET ASIDE DIFFERENCES?

The Philippine Star, Philippines
An 'Irrelevant President',
Not CNN, is Our Problem

“The sobering reality never sinks
into the heads of administration
officials, their seeming ignorance
of the breadth and length of the
destruction hard to fathom. ...
The humanity of the entire world,
now converging on the Filipinos,
honors the victims. Never mind
if the most powerful man in the
Philippines has not. He no longer
matters. He's no longer our leader.”

—COLUMNIST Antonio Montalvan II

CAN AQUINO RECOVER FROM HAIYAN?

The Philippine Star, Philippines
Filipinos 'Thank God
for the United States!'

“The faces of those who suffered
in this mega disaster will haunt us
all forever, but we will always be
grateful to all countries that came
to their succor, most especially to
our No. one ally. God bless America!”

—COLUMNIST Babe Romualdez

AMERICAN SOFT POWER WIND THE DAY

ABC, Australia
Indonesia Ambassador
Pulled from Australia
Over Spy Revelations

“Australian intelligence
attempted to listen in to
President Yudhoyono's
telephone conversations,
and targeted the phones
of his wife and inner circle.”

—CORRESPONDENT
George Roberts

LONG ARM OF ED SNOWDEN


The Daily Tribune, Philippines
'Thankfully', Americans Reject
Aquino Typhoon Relief Control

“The only discernible distribution system
yet to provide relief to devastated Leyte
Province has been mounted by the aircraft
carrier USS George Washington, which has
deployed its choppers in non-stop airlift
and air drop operations for the desperate.”

—EDITORIAL, The Daily Tribune

U.S. MILITARY WINS FRIENDS IN PHILIPPINES

El Diario Decoahuila, Mexico
Ex-U.S. Marine and
Kidnapper-for-Hire
Gang Leader Caught

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The leader was identified
as 32-year-old Luis Ricardo
Gonzalez Garcia, aka/Javier
Aguirre Cardenas, member
of the U.S. Marines from
1998 to 2002, and cop in
Laredo, Texas from 2002-
2009, when he moved to
Tamaulipas and began to
engage in criminal activity.”

—NEWS ITEM,
El Diario Decoahuila

MARINE RUNS MEXICO GANG


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
The Unfair Typhoon 'Blame
Game' of CNN and the Rest

“We coulda done this, we shoulda
gone that way, or we woulda made
more of a difference. And to shore
up our self-flagellation, we take out
of context what foreigners have to
say about our relief efforts. People
should understand that Anderson
Cooper's analysis of relief efforts
were based on only one location:
the destroyed Tacloban Airport.”

—COLUMNIST Solita Collas-Monsod

COULD ANY NATION DEAL WITH THIS?

Japan News, Japan
'Big Welcome for a Big
Name': Caroline Kennedy

“The government is going to
great lengths to show Kennedy
a warm welcome. On Tuesday
she is to offer her credentials
to the Emperor ... Wednesday
she is scheduled to lunch with
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and
the other scheduled greetings. ”

— CORRESPNDENT Imai

JFK'S DAUGHTER ARRIVES IN TOKYO

JAPAN TIMES: Japan Pins
Hopes on Caroline Kennedy


La Jornada, Mexico
Obama's Hope-Killing
'Virtual Political Death'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama's announcement puts
him in a state of near political
death. His position seems
reduced to a mere managerial
role representing the interests
that really pull the strings of
power in his country. ... his
administration is a hope killer,
to the extent that it renders
the U.S. incapable of resolving
the miseries and distortions it
suffers economically, politically,
diplomatically and socially.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

OBAMA: NOW A PENCIL PUSHER?

Folha, Brazil
Often Wrong - Give Iran
Credit when it's Correct

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Even if you want to continue
believing that the Iranian regime
lies 24 hours a day and is talking
just to rid itself of sanctions that
damage its economy (and its
citizens), an imperfect deal is
still better than no agreement.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

UNDUE ISRAELI INFLUENCE?


The Daily Tribune, Philippines
New York Times Joins
CNN in Shaming Aquino
Typhoon Response

“'We've been telling the media
that the Aquino government is
not responding systematically
enough to save the victims of
Yolanda. Now CNN has finally
exposed the truth that the
president has been attempting
to hide from the world for the
past five days - that people are
being left to their own devices
in dealing with this mass disaster.”

—Representative Emmi De Jesus

PHILIPPINES' KATRINA MOMENT

Cebu Daily News, Philippines
Without CNN Help, Desperate
Filipinos would be Forgotten

“Yolanda's destructive fury and the
slow response of the government
to come to the aid of hundreds of
thousands of displaced people,
especially in Leyte and Samar, are
being reported around the clock
by CNN. ... Their compassion and
generosity strengthen our faith
and help keep our hopes alive.”

—REPORTER
Malou Guanzon Apalisok

FROM THE HEART OF DESOLATION

The Daily Tribune, Philippines
CNN Rightly Shames
the Aquino Government
Over Typhoon Response

“CNN correspondent Anderson
Cooper, who is in Tacloban City,
pointedly criticized the Aquino
government for its response to
the desperate survivors of
typhoon Yolanda, who after five
days have yet to receive any aid.”

—REPORTERS Ed Velasco
and Paul Atienza

PHILIPPINE FINGER POINTING BEGINS

People's Daily, China
'Racist' Jimmy Kimmel
Skit Damages America
and Hurts the Chinese

“Offensive words like these
not only hurt the feelings of
all Chinese people, but they
damage the interests of the
U.S. itself. As a multi-racial
nation built on a melting
pot of immigrants from all
over the world, such remarks
do no good for the social
cohesiveness of America itself.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

KIMMEL'S CHINESE BACKLASH


El Tiempo, Colombia
JFK's Murder Badly Hobbled
Latin American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Latin America he proposed the
Alliance for Progress and gave
financial support under exceptional
circumstances. ... The town of
Kennedy is testament to his journey
through Bogota where he was
accompanied by Jacqueline. ... How
much could have been avoided and
how much progress would have
been in terms of democracy if that
precious existence had not been
criminally cut short as it was? ”

—COLIMNIST
Abdon Espinosa Valderrama

JFK - AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Tico Times, Costa Rica
Report: Reagan in Bed with
Drug Traffickers; The CIA
Ordered DEA Agent Killed

“I am convinced U.S. authorities are
hiding something. There appears no
will in the media, where I have many
close and respected friends, to take
up the challenge of putting the facts
in their proper place. Ask yourself
why? To my Costa Rican colleagues:
have courage, do not remain silent.
Demand explanations. They deceived
my generation. I hope my generation,
with the help of younger journalists,
can now have the unadulterated truth.”

—Reporter Lafitte Fernandez

IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL RISES AGAIN


Tico Times, Costa Rica
Was U.S. Marine Murdered
to Hide CIA-Cocaine Link?

“Colonol Sabow, a straight-arrow
Marine and decorated fighter pilot,
learned a day before he was killed
that these aircraft were using El
Toro and other military bases to
fly cocaine into the United States.”

—By Writer Robert O'Dowd

KNEW OF CIA DRUGRUNNING INTO U.S.?

Huanqiu, China
'Vile' CNN Shows the World
America's 'Dark Psychology'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“After the 9-11 incident, many Chinese
were quite pleased. Over many a dinner
table, Chinese folk praised Osama bin
Laden's arguments, some even referring
to him as a modern day Robin Hood. Such
attitudes, however, never made it into
China's media, all of which was harshly
critical of his evils, and very sympathetic
to the U.S. government and standing
alongside the American people.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

DOES U.S. PRACTICE TERROR HYPOCRISY?


Folha, Brazil
Shaming NSA is First Step
to Ending 'State of Nature'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“There is no doubt that as far
as possible, everyone spies on
everyone else. The question
is whether there is any way
to that we can change that.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

HOBBES: THINGS TO SAY ON SPYING?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
'Illegal' American Spying
Lays South Korea Bare

“It is no exaggeration to say that
the inner workings of the Seoul
government are an open book to
U.S. authorities. When an ally is
treated in such a way, what hope
can there be of reciprocal and
equitable cooperation between us?”

—EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

SOUTH KOREA JOINS THE CHORUS


The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Seoul Lawmakers are Told
that Without United States,
North Would Defeat South

“If we fight under the current plan
as an alliance with the United States,
we will win by an overwhelming
margin. If South Korea fights alone,
however, North Korea has superior
strength, so South Korea would lose.”

—Jo Bo-geun,
National Intelligence Service

Folha, Brazil
NSA Scandal is Just a
Temporary Annoyance

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Up until now, the Snowden
documents have succeeded in
reinforcing a certain diffuse
anti-Americanism, causing
diplomatic embarrassment
and disrupting talks - but
they will hardly do much else.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

JUST A BLIP ON THE SCREEN?

O Globo, Brazil
America Must Employ Famed
'Checks and Balances' on NSA

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“While the issue was limited to Latin
America, the damage was contained.
However, with France and Germany
involved in the scandal, the trouble
became far greater, as it involves an
agenda of heavyweight interests that
has a far more international impact.”

—EDITORIAL, O Globo

HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES FAILED?

China Daily, China
U.S. 'Anti-Terror' Spies
Have No Place in China

“According to Der Spiegel, U.S.
Special Collection Service cells
operate in five Chinese cities -
Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong,
Shanghai and Taipei. Please
don't tell us they are here to
fight terrorism. While China
has contributed earnestly to
the global war on terror, its
own vulnerability to terrorism
has hardly been a U.S. concern.”

—EDITORIAL, China Daily

La Jornada, Mexico
Human Rights, the NSA,
and U.S. Moral Decline

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The massive spying against
governments, organizations
and citizens - allegedly for
reasons of security - is the
most immediate example
of moral backsliding by our
neighbor nation's institutions,
a setback that has translated
into a deterioration of rights
of people on a planetary scale.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

NSA: VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS?

Ryukyo Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Japan Must Safeguard Data
from 'Superpower in Decline'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“America's self-righteous surveillance
activities are a shameful mistake that
compromises the whole objective of
preventing terrorism. Intelligence,
which would have been obtained
effortlessly in the past, is now more
difficult to glean because America is
no longer as credible. ... the United
States should not be permitted to
continue tapping our conversations.”

—EDITORIAL,
Ryukyo Shimpo Shimbun

EVEN JAPAN STEPS BACK FROM NSA


JAPAN TIMES: NSA asked
Japan to Tap Regionwide
Fiber-Optic Cables in 2011


Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Australian Embassies Part
of 'U.S.-Led' Spy Network

“The top secret Defence Signals
Directorate operates clandestine
surveillance facilities at embassies
without the knowledge of most
serving Australian diplomats.”

—CORRESPONDENT Philip Dorling

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Will the House of
Saud Pivot to China?

“Beijing's 'socialism with
market characteristics'
is badly in need of Saudi
oil; after all the House of
Saud is already China's top
supplier. King Abdullah
looks East and he sees an
aspiring superpower, flush
with unlimited cash, which
would never intertfere
in Saudi internal affairs.”

— COLUMNIST Pepe Escobar

ASIA TIMES: Time for a
Pax Sinica in the Middle East?


The Daily Jang, Pakistan
Progess for Nawaz: Drones,
War Crimes and Sovereignty

“This year has already seen a significant
drop off in the number of drone attacks,
and while that may not be the same as
halting them altogether, it does show
that Pakistan's continuous focus on the
issue may be making a difference.”

—EDITORIAL, The Daily Jang

WILL AMERICAN DRONE STRIKES DIMINISH?

La Jornada, Mexico
NSA Leak Putting President
Nieto's Credibility at Stake

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The government must adopt a more
assertive and forceful attitude toward
the neighboring country, and demand
the immediate cessation of spying, an
exhaustive explanation of the ways
and means with which it has been
practiced, and proof that all
information obtained through these
illicit channels has been destroyed.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CAN MEXICO PRESIDENT STAND UP TO U.S.?

Yonhap News Agency, South Korea
Kim Il-sung Planned Second
Korean War: China Scholar

“In 1965, North Korea asked China
to send troops in preparation for
another war on the Peninsula, a
China scholar said Thursday, citing
declassified diplomatic documents.”

—Yonhap News Item

O Globo, Brazil
NSA's 'Anti-Privacy Services';
NASA's 'Earth-Shaking News'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“What news could create such a
commotion? The exact date of the
end of the world? Confirmation
that ETs live among us? The locale
of God's dwelling place in spiral
galaxy NGC 4414? ... Given the
blackout of NASA's Internet site, I
realized that there was nothing
abstract about the U.S. shutdown.”

—COLUMNIST Hermano Vianna

PUZZLING QUESTIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Globe & Mail, Canada
Canadian Spy Agency Sued
for Illicit Phone Surveillance

“There's no question that recent
revelations … have sparked a global
debate ... It has been in the media.
The world is asking questions of
these governments. The time is now.”

—Caily DiPuma, counsel for the
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Globe & Mail, Canada
Post-Shutdown America
Appears on the Verge
of Outright Civil Conflict

“The denizens of Old America
regard themselves as the
descendants of the founders of
the United States. They now
live in fear that they are losing
the mastery of the country
they once assumed was theirs.”

—COLUMNIST James Laxer

El Observador, Uruguay
Citizens Demand Accurate
Predictions for Doomsday!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Responsible citizens, who hoard
groceries and buy ammunition for
our guns, need someone to tell us
when everything is to explode, in
order to know when we need to
renew our provisions or whether
we'll be able to survive on what
we have. It would be awful if,
after waiting all this time, the end
of the world found us with our
gunpowder wet, so we couldn't
shoot the heads off those who'd
rob us of our canned corned beef!”

—COLUMNIST Bimbo Depauli

A PLEA FOR GREATER ACCURACY

O Globo, Brazil
My Time with
America's 'Suicide Bombers'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Tea Partiers are more dangerous
than the Islamist guerillas who blow
up trains and planes. They seek to
destroy the global economy out of
spite, rage and racism, like the little
bastards who humiliated the Black
people in Florida when I was there.”

—COLUMNIST Arnaldo Jabor

IS 'TERRORIST' TOO STRONG A WORD?

El Tiempo, Colombia
Google and Facebook Thrive
Off of Our Own Indiscretions

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“With some reluctance, because
nobody likes to be spied on, and
less, be used by companies that
could benefit economically from
our indiscretions, I think we have
to admit that it is the propensity
for voyeurism and exhibitionism
in us all that provokes the
ambition of Google and Facebook.”

—COLUMNIST Arnaldo Jabor

NO PRIVACY? BLAME OURSELVES

The Hindu, India
Covering Snowden
and Facing Leveson

“The Guardian’s move to
defend its publication of
the NSA revelations shows
how polarised the British
press is over the ground
rules of investigative
journalism, and the far
larger issue of regulation ”

—COLUMNIST Parvathi Menon

BRITISH FREE PRESS IN PERIL

National Post, Canada
More Questions than
Answers about Canada's
Secretive Spy Agency

CANADA SPYING

“The government now
has a choice to make:
It can wait for more
explosive allegations
about our spy agency's
surveillance programs
to surface, or come
clean now about the
activities it has pursued.”

— COLUMNIST Jesse Kline

MACLEANS: If Canada is Spying on
Brazil, Who Else is Under Surveillance?

TORONTO STAR: Reports that Canada
Spies on Brazil Should Surprise No One

GLOBE AND MAIL EDITORIAL:
The Slides that Came in from Brazil

GLOBE AND MAIL: Why is Canada
Spying on Brazilian Industry?


Ottawa Citizen, Canada
'Don't Shrug at Spying'

“This stuff does matter, and we
need to know about it. We need
to know about it because publicly,
the powers that be insist that spy
agencies exist to protect you and
me from the bad guys. But we
now know, courtesy of Snowden
and Shorten, that we're the real
targets. They're spying on us.”

—COLUMNIST Andrew Mitrovica

Sydney Morning Post, Australia
Australia Collecting Data
for the NSA, Leaks Show

“Australians' e-mail and instant
messaging contact lists are
hoovered up by the nation's
electronic intelligence agency
under a massive surveillance
partnership with the U.S.,
top-secret documents show.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
David Wroe and Ben Grubb

ANOTHER NSA PARTNER EXPOSED

Xinhua, China
U.S. Fiscal Failure Demands
a 'De-Americanized World'

“Instead of honoring its duties as
a responsible power, a self-serving
America has abused its superpower
status and introduced even more
chaos into the world by shifting
financial risk overseas, instigating
regional tensions amid territorial
disputes, and launching baseless
wars under the cover of outright
lies. ... Alarming moments like
these, when the destinies of others
are in the hands of a hypocritical
nation, must be terminated and
replaced with a new world order.”

—COLUMNIST Liu Chang

TIME FOR WORLD TO DECOUPLE FROM U.S.?

La Jornada, Mexico
Nations Should Quickly Heed
Words of Greenwald, Assange

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“If one considers that U.S. information
technology platforms are infected with
government and private espionage
mechanisms, as shown in documents
obtained by WikiLeaks and published in
La Jornada, it is imperative to seek
and develop our own platforms and
options to those of the United States.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

WEB INDEPENDENCE FROM UNITED STATES?

Times of India, India
Malala Yousafzai Wows
Washington after being
Nixed for Nobel Prize

“You can shoot me, but listen
to me first. I want education
for your sons and daughters.
Now I have spoken, so you
can do whatever you want.”

—RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Malala Yousufzai

MALALA: NEW FORCE FOR GOOD

Outlook India, India
No One Listens to
the Sole Superpower

DIMINISHED

“Ever fewer countries,
allies, or enemies, are
paying attention, much
less kowtowing, to the
once-formidable power
of the last superpower.
The list of defiant ones
is growing by the day.”

— AUTHOR Dilip Hiro

Epoca, Brazil
NSA's 'Undemocratic'
Surveillance is More
Invasive than China's

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The American intelligence
services have such a gigantic
operation, it makes China's
seem like a harmless joke.
Drawing from news reports
that have by spanned the
globe, the control exerted
by the American government
- not just in the U.S. but on
every continent - seem larger,
more powerful, and more
invasive. ... A world in which
we have no right to privacy
is not a world that is free.”

—COLUMNIST Eugenio Bucci

ON SPYING AND DEMOCRACY

Huanqiu, China
America Seeks Growth at the
Expense of Emerging Nations

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Developing countries in the era of
globalization drive global growth. ...
Europe and the United States need
to recognize this trend, as their own
national interests can only be secured
with ongoing overall human progress.
A man should not be too selfish, and
the same goes for a nation. If the
United States continues to protect its
own economic growth at the expense
of economic and social progress in
developing countries, it will only
be harming itself for short term gain.”

—EDITORIAL, Haunqiu

CHINA ISSUE U.S. DEBT LIMIT WARNING

El Periodico, Guatemala
The U.S. is 'Torturing'
Our Former President!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Excessive cold can, without
doubt, be a form of torture -
whether it is intentional,
negligent or unintentionally
imposed. ... I have learned
that a senior United Nations
official was there to visit
him - and good on them! The
official said much in his favor.
He found the president living
under deplorable conditions,
limited to only one hour of
sunlight a day, and severe
torture ... he possesses just
four books at a time to
satisfy his intellectual thirst!”

—COLUMNIST
Acisclo Valladares Molina

THE TRAVAILS OF PORTILLO

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
APEC to Proceed 'Just as
Smoothly' Without Obama

“Given the political situation now
taking place there [in the U.S.],
we fully understand the decision.
We look forward to Secretary of
State Kerry's effective presence
representing America. Obama's
absence is a disappointment, but
[in any case,] the show must go on. ”

—Indonesia Foreign Minister
Marty Natalegawa

KERRY: STANDING IN FOR OBAMA

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Obama's Canceled Asia Visit
May Mean End of Dominance

“If Obama doesn't attend APEC
in Bali, China may steal the show,
and this could be a pivotal start of
greater influence in the future ...
For now, U.S. domestic political
reality hinders its capacity and
outreach to make its presence and
influence felt far from home. This
could be the beginning of the end
of American global dominance. ”

—Dr. Bantarto Bandoro,
Indonesian Defense University

WITH U.S. AWAY, CHINA WILL PLAY ...

Hindustan Times, India
The Sub-Prime Crisis
Still Poisons America

“Washington needs a few
more years to work out
the populist poison that
since the subprime crisis
has infected its body politic.
Until then, expect the U.S.
to act like an emerging
economy or an isolationist
nation: shutting down at
home and shutting out
the rest of the world. ”

—EDITORIAL, Hindustan Times

Bernama, Malaysia
U.S. Shutdown Scuttles
President Obama's Keenly-
Awaited Malaysia Visit

“I informed him that I understand
the domestic situation in the U.S.
that prevents him from making an
official visit, and that even if he
did come, it would be questioned
by American society. If they don't
deal with the debt ceiling, it will
have serious global consequences. ”

—MALAYSIA
Prime Minister Abdul Razak

CLOSURE TAKES BITE OUT OF ASIA PIVOT

Folha, Brazil
NSA's Great Power
Challenge to Brazil

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The spying on Brazil is
repulsive, unethical and
immoral. but is a part of
the arsenal of the great
powers. The question
being asked of Rpusseff
is whether she's adopted
any action to halt these
esionage activities, or if
the president is all talk.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

WILL BRAZIL PAY TO PLAY?

Estadao, Brazil
Warning to Brazil Lawmakers
Before Meeting with Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“We must assume that the committee's
desire to interview Snowden is to the
liking of the U.S. intelligence services,
because if granted, it would provide
them with a unique opportunity to try
and uncover the whereabouts of the
former analyst, and then commence an
operation to return him ... Lawmakers
shouldn't rule out the possibility of
becoming unwitting participants in a
scene worthy of a spy thriller - before,
during and after their meeting in Russia.”

—JOURNALIST Paulo Sotero

Folha, Brazil
'In His Heart,' Obama Knows
Rousseff's Right about Spying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“According to protocol, Obama
spoke right after President Rousseff,
as if he didn't preside over a country
accused of violating human rights and
civil liberties. ... Of course Obama
knows Dilma is right. However, as in
the fable The Emperor's New Clothes,
Obama will likely continue unmoved.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

COMPLAINTS ON NSA COME TO NAUGHT

Huanqiu, China
'Imagine if Chinese Had Access
to Firearms' as Americans Do!

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Imagine what would happen if Chinese
civilians were permitted to own guns!
Look at what occurred after the stabbing
incident involving Chinese students. The
public demanded that the government
take fast and decisive action. In the U.S.,
however, even after repeated shootings
on college campuses and public places,
American society remains relatively calm. ”

—EDITORIAL, Haunqiu

BEIJING'S STARTLING ADMISSION

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Uruguay President
Jose Mujica Addresses the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept. 24, 00:46:54

"We have destroyed the jungles,
the green jungles, and we have
created anonymous cement
jungles. ... We have tackled
sedentarianism with walkers,
insomnia with pills, solitude with
electronics. Are we happy?”

— President Jose Mujica

CALL TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Bolivia President
Evo Morales at the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .25, 00:40:34

"Not only do they spy, they also
hatch coup d'etats. ... How is it
possible, when there are so many
unemployed, for your leaders,
for your president, to spend $700
billion on the military? ... I simply
cannot understand how they can
spend so much money interfering
in other countries while leaving
their own unprovided for.”

— President Evo Morales

STRIKING OUT AT THE 'EMPIRE'

Pak Tribune, Pakistan
Unable to Strike U.S.
Targets, Frustrated
Taliban Kill Christians

“The Taliban claim to be
waging war on America for
its policies toward the Muslim
world. However, since being
attacked by U.S. drones,
the militants have few U.S.
targets to avenge themselves
against. Frustrated by this,
the militants have turned
their guns on proxy targets,
attacking mosques, religious
gatherings, and worshipers.”

—COLUMNIST Azhar Nadeem

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

The Hindu, India
NSA Bugged Indian Embassy
and U.N. Mission: Documents

"Obama and other top U.S. officials
all claim that surveillance was aimed
exclusively at preventing terrorist
attacks. However, spying on Indian
diplomatic buildings may have been
done for political and commercial
reasons - not NSA's responsibility."

— REPORTER Shobhan Saxena

THE HINDU: With Obama, India
Cannot Compete with Rouhani

TIMES OF INDIA: U.S.-Iran Thaw
Fuels Hope in Energy-Hungry India


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Brazil President
Rousseff at Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:22:55

"The argument that the illegal
interception of information and
data aims at protecting nations
against terrorism cannot be
sustained. Brazil, Mr. President,
knows how to protect itself.
We reject, we fight, and do
not harbor, terrorist groups.”

— President Dilma Rousseff

BRAZIL UPBRAIDS NSA SNOOPING

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech to 68th Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:44:33

"Iranians have long complained of
a history of U.S. interference in
their affairs and of America’s role
in toppling Iran's government
during the Cold War. On the other
hand, Americans see an Iranian
government that has declared
the United States an enemy.”

— President Barack Obama

AN OLIVE BRANCH FOR IRAN

El Espectador, Colombia
U.S.-Backed Chilean Coup
Led to Sarin Gas Attacks

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The animosity and expectations
in opposition to Allende were so
unanimous among U.S. officials -
he was more feared than Fidel
Castro himself - that they wanted
Chile to have a dictatorship similar
to the one they backed in Brazil,
which sought total war on the left.”

—COLUMNIST
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

U.S. HANDS ARE FAR FROM CLEAN

Opera Mundi, Brazil
An Outraged Evo Morales
Wants Obama Tried for
'Crimes Against Humanity'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Shortly after claims by Venezuela
that the U.S. had denied President
Nicolas Maduro's aircraft passage
through Puerto Rico territory,
Bolivia President Evo Morales said
he would ask other governments
not to participate in the opening
of the U.N. General Assembly. 'We
will prepare for an international
trial so U.S. President Obama and
his government can be tried for
crimes against humanity. This is
the proper venue for defending
the rights of other countries.”

—NEWS ITEM, Opera Mundi

TEMPERS FLARE IN LATIN AMERICA

O Globo, Brazil
Opposition Attacks Rousseff
for Delaying U.S. State Visit

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“We support a strong reaction
from the president in rejection
of espionage. But, we think it
was wrong to cancel the trip,
because she should seize on the
opportunity to take the trip to
tell the White House that this
spying is completely intolerable.”

—Senator Aecio Neves
of the Brazilian Social
Democracy Party

IS THIS JUST POLITICS AS USUAL?

The Hindu, India
'Pigment of Our Imagination'

"People here shake with outrage
that Americans should react in this
manner to the achievement of a
person of Indian origin. But before
rushing to denounce American
attitudes, it would be pertinent to
ask if Ms. Davuluri would have ever
made it past the qualifying rounds
of a beauty contest in this country."

— EDITORIAL, The Hindu

MISS AMERICA: WHAT'S IN A COLOR?

THE HINDU: Beauty and the Skin':
India No Better than America on Race


Folha, Brazil
Dilma Postpones Her U.S. State
Visit; Saves Face for Both Sides

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The fact that it didn't entail any major
losses to Brazil no doubt helped the
decision along. ... There is also another
aspect that shouldn't be overlooked:
the risk that during the visit additional
revelations based on documents from
Edward Snowden would be made public.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

STATE VISIT OFF, DILMA HEADS TO U.N.

Huanqiu, China
Vladimir Putin Letter
Exposes 'Exceptional'
American Inequality

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Russia's pursuit of power
and influence based on its
own interests benefits the
fragile global balance of
power. So Putin's decision
to submit a letter to a U.S.
newspaper and to speak
directly against 'American
exceptionalism' should
be applauded by people
around the world.”

—Venezuela President
Nicolas Maduro

A JUSTIFIED CRITIQUE?

The Hindu, India
Miss America, Nina Davuluri,
Has Her Roots in Vijayawada

“Nina's family hails from Vijayawada
in Andhra Pradesh, and the city is
celebrating her victory. Her maternal
grandmother V. Koteshwaramma,
who runs the local Montessori schools,
was elated by her grand daughter's
feat. Her mother, Shiela Ranjani, and
her father, Koteswara Chowdhary,
are both doctors who emigrated to the
United States in the early 1980s.”

—CORRESPONDENT M. N. Samdani

NINA DAVULURI TAKES THE CROWN

Correo del Caroni, Venezuela
Maduro: 'Two-Faced,
Hypocritical, Liars' are
Seeking OAS Backing

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ they are mounting a brutal
war on the economy, so that
when we reach [the next
election period in] October,
November, we're in a dire
situation. ... We will seek a
new system [for accepting non-
dollar currencies] to stabilize
the so-called foreign exchange
market ... I've been told that
the White House has remained
'strangely' silent. You know
anytime someone says anything,
some spokesperson emerges.”

—Venezuela President
Nicolas Maduro

MADURO: JUSTLY PARANOID?

Epoca, Brazil
President Rousseff:
Snowden Docs Show
U.S. Trade Espionage

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The reason for the violations
and espionage are not about
security or counter-terrorism,
but are related to economic
and strategic interests. ...
Brazil's government demands
concrete measures be taken
to definitively do away with
this offensive espionage
against our human rights,
our national sovereignty
and our economic interests.”

—Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

PECK ON CHEEK - STAB IN BACK?

The New York Times, U.S.
A 'Plea for Caution'
From Vladimir Putin

“I rather disagree with a
case he [Obama] made on
American exceptionalism.
It is extremely dangerous
to encourage people to see
themselves as exceptional,
whatever the motivation. ..
We are all different, but
when we ask for the Lord's
blessings, we mustn't forget
that God created us equal.”

—RUSSIAN PRESIDENT
Vladimir Putin

PUTIN'S 'EXCEPTIONAL' OP-ED

Epoca, Brazil
After NSA Scandal, Brazil
Seeks Reduced U.S. Control
Over the Worldwide Web

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“From the moment you carry out this
type of surveillance, you can look for
any type of data ... for industrial
warfare and commercial espionage. ...
Our view is that there is an excessive
concentration of the Internet on U.S.
soil. This concentration must change.”

—Brazil Communications
Minister Paulo Bernardo

HAS U.S. LOST ITS INTERNET BIRTHRIGHT?

ABC.AZ Azerbaijan
China 'Grabs' Control from U.S.
of Massive TAPI Gas Pipeline

“By gaining control over the Galkynysh gas
field, China has in fact grabbed control over
TAPI, a development that the U.S. appears
to have been ready for and doesn't mind. To
some extent, as it was with the USSR in its
day, it will be more convenient for the U.S.
to have China mired in the Afghan mayhem.”

—NEWS ITEM, ABC.AZ

CHINA SLAKES ITS NATURAL GAS THIRST

La Jornada, Mexico
'Not a Single Soldier,
Not a Single Peso' for
Syrian Misadventure!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“This is a typical response of
capitalism to a long economic
crisis that appears without
end: international financial
capital expects, as it has in
the past, to end the slump
with a great war that will
destroy property, deprive
millions of people of their
lives, and create a situation
requiring mass rebuilding
under conditions of global
servitude and enslavement.”

—COLUMNIST
Guillermo Almeyra

CAN WE HEAL SYRIA'S DIVISIONS?

Outlook India, India
American Roulette in Syria

CRAZY OR JUST?

“Obama actually said
that the reason for
the planned assault
was that these
chemical weapons
'might be turned
against the United
States.' By whom?
By al-Qaeda etc.?
Excuse me? Aren’t
they on your side in
this particular conflict?”

— COLUMNIST Tariq Ali


The Times of India, India
On the Road to Damascus

WORLD UNHINGED

“The U.N. structure,
that gave permanent
veto power in the all-
important Security
Council to just five
nations that happened
to be on the same side
in World War II, is
ludicrous, having long
passed into geriatric
impotence handling
today’s global crises.”

— COLUMNIST
Gautam Adhikari

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Assange: Hong Kong
would have 'Played by
Book' Over Snowden

“We legally analyzed his situation
... and conveyed to him that very
few refugees who applied for
asylum in Hong Kong had received
it. However, we assessed there
was a 65 percent chance he would
win his extradition case ... that
he would ultimately prevail.”

—WIKILEAKS Chief Julian Assange

WHY SNOWDEN LEFT HONG KONG

Radio Australia Australia
Ball in 'America's Court' as
Rodman Back to Pyongyang

“They've only met a few times, Kim
Jong-un has been a big fan of U.S.
basketball ... since his teen years as
a student in Switzerland, at least as
far as we know. In particular he's
followed Dennis Rodman's former
team the Chicago Bulls. So there's
a bit of a star element there.”

—J Charles Armstrong, Professor of
Korean Studies at Columbia University

CAN RODMAN FREE CAPTIVE AMERICAN?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Rupert Murdoch's Estranged
Wife is a 'Chinese Spy', says
Mining Tycoon Clive Palmer

“It's time this fellow was brought to
account, this foreigner who tries to
dictate what we do. ... You know,
Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng
is a Chinese spy, and that's been right
across the world . She's been spying
on Rupert for years, giving money to
Chinese intelligence. ... Deng is a spy
and that’s why Rupert got rid of her.”

—NEWS ITEM,
South China Morning Post

MURDOCH'S CHINESE MATA HARI?

O Globo, Brazil
President Rousseff U.S. State
Visit Imperiled By NSA Spying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“When the interception of data is due
not to probe illegal activity, but things
of a political and business dimension,
the situation is without a doubt much
more serious. They told us, verbatim,
that no interceptions were undertaken
for political and economic purposes
on behalf of American companies.”

—Justice Minister
Jose Eduardo Cardozo

BRAZIL LEADER 'INDIGNANT' OVER SPYING

Cuba Debate, Cuba
Castro: 'Who Was Paid
to Lie' about Snowden
Being Allowed in Cuba?'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Who was paid to utter this
lie. Who said it? Who uttered
these libelous comments to
Russian daily Kommersant? ...
Fifty-four years of resistance,
defending ourselves without
a ceasefire and confronting
the criminal embargo imposed
by the mighty empire, have
not been in vain - and will
continue as long as necessary.”

—Former Dictator Fidel Castro

'SNOWDEN COULD HAVE COME'

People's Daily, China
Dennis Rodman Back
in North Korea to Visit
'Friend' Kim Jong-un

“Retired NBA star Dennis
Rodman arrived Tuesday
for his second visit to the
DPRK at the invitation of
the North's Sports Ministry.
'I am happy to come back
here again, to meet my
friend,' Rodman told the
media upon his arrival.”

—NEWS ITEM, Peoples' Daily

MOST UNLIKLY AMBASSADOR

Huanqiu, China
'Moral Obscenity' a Flimsy
Pretext for an Illegal War

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Talking about 'moral obscenity'
as a pretext to wage war looks
rash and careless. ... When it
comes to striking small nations,
Washington is more hesitant
than it was 20 years ago. The
world must constantly push the
U.S. until the overwhelming
odds force it to think again about
resorting to the use of force.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

WHEN WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH

The Hindu, India
Attack on Syria a 'Bad Idea'

“Even if law and morality were
on its side, armed Western strikes
would still be a bad idea. ... even
if the U.S. and its allies were to
succeed in destroying the Syrian
state, as they did the Iraqi and
Libyan ones before, an anarchic,
partitioned Syria will radiate
instability throughout West Asia.”

—EDITORIAL, The Hindu

A VOTE AGAINST ACTION IN SYRIA

JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
Google Glass: Preparing for a
'Cyborg-Surveillance Society'

“The emergence of the magical glasses
can bring new life to some. They can be
the seeds for new industries. At the same
time, however, they can violate peoples'
privacy and enable crimes in entirely new
ways. ... The ongoing U.S. debate over
Google Glass should be a lesson for Korea.
We need a system and standards. A cyborg
surveillance society is fast approaching.”

— COLUMNIST Lee Gyu-yeon

GOOGLE GLASS: WHERE ARE WE HEADED?

Estadao, Brazil
Explaining John Kerry's
Shellacking in Brasilia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Marx repeated a phrase
by Roman playwright Publius
Terentius Afer: 'I consider
nothing human alien to me.'
When an organ of the world's
most powerful state acts as
if that were its motto, there
are no limits to what it is
capable of perpetrating.”

—EDITORIAL, Estadao

GLOBAL NSA OUTCRY GOES ON

O Globo, Brazil
Miranda Detention Makes the
'Threat to Democracy' Plain

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Cuba's government pressures family
members to threaten those it pursues.
China's government does the same.
Now we can put Britain's government
on that list. ... This is a very sad time.”

— COLUMNIST Pedro Doria

WHEN JORNALISM AND SECURITY COLLIDE

The Herald, Australia
The Death of Chris Lane:
Since When is Boredom
an Excuse for Murder?

SENSELESS

“It is just horrific to
think that the life of
Melbourne baseball
player Chris Lane has
ended just because
3 bored teenagers
were looking for
kicks. What an
appalling reflection
on today's youth.”

— COLUMNIST
Susie O’Brien

HERALD SUN: Duncan Oklahoma
Police Chief 'So Sorry'; Fund to for
Chris Lane's Parents Hits $90,000

THE AUSTRALIAN: Evidence in
Lane Murder Found on Facebook

HERALD SUN: Chilling 911 Call Details
Last Moments of Chris Lane's Life


SKY NEWS VIDEO: Father
of Chris Lane Calls Sons
Murder in U.S. 'Senseless'
RealVideo


People's Daily, China
America Must Come to
Table on Surveillance

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“With rapid globalization, the
science and technology which
is now the sole preserve of the
U.S. is spreading rapidly, and
network attacks will no longer
be a weapon to which the U.S.
has exclusive access. This could
soon put the United States
in a very delicate position.”

— Dr. Shen Dingli, Dean of
International Studies at
Fudan University

HOW LONG CAN U.S. KEEP EDGE?

Ibaraki Shimbun, Japan
Embarrassing Words of Japan's
Leaders 'Ring Absurdly Hollow'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Entangled in constitutional reform,
Deputy Prime Minister Aso referred
to the Nazi regime, suggesting 'we
could learn from Nazi tactics.' This is
absolutely egregious. ... If Aso had
been a politician in any Western
nation, his career would likely have
ended then and there. Wise political
words are required from Japanese
politicians, who, it is claimed,
emerged from a more mature nation.”

— EDITORIAL, Ibaraki Shimbun

CAN JAPANESE CONFRONT THEIR PAST?

National Security Archive, U.S.
CIA Confirms its Role
in 1953 Coup in Iran

“U.S. and U.K. involvement
in Mosaddeq's ouster has long
been public knowledge, but
today's posting includes what
is believed to be the CIA's first
formal acknowledgement that
the agency helped to plan and
execute the coup in Tehran.”

— NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE

WHEN U.S.-IRAN TIES WENT BAD

Internet Video, Japan
VIDEO: Oliver Stone, Peter
Kuznick, at Tokyo Foreign
Correspondents' Club

RealVideoAugust 12, 01:28:00

"We need Edgar R. Murrow. Where
is he now? He's in our documentary.
He is interviewing Truman and he
gets some of the best stuff ever
from Truman. You see Truman's
attitude - when Truman says to
Murrow, 'I never lost a night's sleep
over it' [the atomic bombings]. It's
just heartbreaking that Truman is
incapable of feeling empathy for the
victims, or anyone, for that matter."

— Filmmaker Oliver Stone

HISTORY ACCORDING TO STONE

Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
Oliver Stone Advises
Japan: 'Admit Wrongs;
Stand Up to the U.S.'

“The truth is difficult in both
countries, but history must be
remembered ... Japan should
apologize to China for what it
did. We need people to stand
up to the United States as a
regional power balance. ...
Japan has lost its way. I don't
know what you stand for.”

— Film Director Oliver Stone

OLIVER STONE: BLUNTLY SPEAKING

Global Times, China
China Must Warn the World
of Japan's Growing 'Insanity'

“As it did before WWII, by using
nationalism, Japan is attempting to
strengthen national cohesion. ...
China has little leverage over the
behavior of Japan, but we should
show Japan's insanity to the entire
world. This will not only raise the
political cost for Japanese who
clamor for extreme nationalism,
but will make global opinion
more favorable toward China.”

— EDITORIAL, The Global Times

HAS JAPAN TAKEN LEAVE OF ITS SENSES?

Jornal Do Brasil, Brazil
Foreign Minister Tells Kerry:
'Terminate' Spying on Brazil

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGIESE

“If [these issues] are not resolved
satisfactorily, we run the risk of
casting a cloud of suspicion over
our work. ... the process of U.S.
clarification is not an end in itself,
and the provision of clarifications
should not be the only reaction
from the U.S. to these complaints.”

— Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota

IS U.S. PAYING ANY ATTENTION?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
On Korean Independence Day,
Japan Must Admit to Crimes

“Japan hasn't made a clean break
with its imperialist history, nor is
there any reason to believe that
it will. ... Indeed, it would be
bizarre for nations that actually
suffered a country's invasions to
simply accept the inader's denial
that such events ever occurred.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

JAPAN'S WHITEWASH OF HISTORY

The Hindu, India
What India Can Learn
from the United States

"There may be dirty politics in
the U.S., but the public interest
is not compromised. Local
issues are given importance and
national or international issues
do not come in the way of
resolving local issues and
bringing about improvements.
... Everything in America is
not rosy but it is time we learnt
some of their good practices."

— COLUMNIST C. A. Nair

THINGS AMERICA HAS TO OFFER

HINDUSTAN TIMES: Indian Men
Need 'Battle Hymn of the Republic'

TIMES OF INDIA: What is Freedom?

JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
Like Germans, Nazis, Japanese
Must Admit to Imperial Crimes

“We know how the surviving families
of Japan's war dead feel. They also
suffered in the defeat. But they don't
yet seem to realize that the monster
which dragged them into the hell of
war was internally grown militarism.”

— EDITORIAL, JoongAng Ilbo

ABE: INSENSITIVITY WORRIES NEIGHBORS

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Vladimer the Hammer
vs. Obama the Wimp

'Yes, We Can' has morphed
into 'Yes, We Scan'; and now
it's 'Yes, We Scorn.' This may
apply to assorted poodles of
European breeding, but it
won't stick to the 'Hammer.'"

— COLUMNIST Pepe Escobar

ASIA TIMES: Iran's Rouhani Adds
to Weakening Third World Fire

ASIA TIMES: Bandar
Bush, 'Liberator' of Syria


Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
Japan Leads Battling 'Cowardly
and Deplorable' Sports Doping

“The fact that the disgraced 'A-Rod' is
being slotted back into the lineup, is
manning third base, and is batting
cleanup, is somewhat troubling. Not
only do these drugs have bad long-
term effects on an athlete's body, but
to rely on them to boost on-field
results is a fundamentally cowardly
and deplorable act. It debases the
very meaning and value of sports.”

— EDITORIAL, Mainichi Shimbun

A-ROD: SYMBOL OF A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Nara Shimbun, Japan
Japanese Must Continue to
Lead 'Battle' to Abolish War

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“There is no such thing as a good
war, a heroic war, a bad war, or
a wrong war. All war must be
abolished. Even if it may seem
idealistic or fanciful ... we must
not back down from this. That
is the best way to apply the
lessons of the defeat of WWII.”

— EDITORIAL, Nara Shimbun

ARE JAPANESE STILL 'ANTI-WAR'?

Estadao, Brazil
Latin Americans Must
Brace for New Economic
Winds from U.S., China

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The U.S. recovery and the
slowdown in China have
already had effects on Latin
America. Though we don't
yet know the future impact
of these processes, they are
certain to grow in the next
few years. The new global
economic winds are not
promising for commodity-
export dependent states.”

— Michael Hanfeld,
Executive Director,
Fernando Henrique
Cardoso Institute

ECONOMIC SURVIVAL PLAN

Huanqiu, People's Republic of China
'United Global Front' Defeats
America in Snowden Affair

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The perception of Russia as winner
is correct. In fact, the Snowden case
constitutes a win for an international
'united front' - every state involved
save the United States has a victory.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

PUTIN WINS PLAUDITS FROM BEIJING

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Bezos 'Clicked on Washington
Post
Sale by Mistake': Chinese
State Media Think it's for Real

“The headline on The Borowitz Report
was first translated and picked up by
China Radio International (CRI) on
Wednesday. It later appeared on the
Web sites of of Xinhua, the People's
Daily and Phoenix News on Wednesday.”

— COLUMNIST Amy Li

Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
On the 68th Anniversary of
Atomic Bombing, Nagasaki
Mayor Lashes Out at Japan
Help to India Nuke Program

"Cooperating on nuclear power with
India, who has not signed the NPT,
renders the NPT meaningless as its
main tenet is to limit the number
of nuclear-weapon states. Japan's
cooperation with India would also
provide North Korea, which has
withdrawn from the NPT and is
committed to nuclear development,
with an excuse to justify its actions."

— NAGASAKI MAYOR Tomihisa Taue

FAT MAN: 68 YEARS AGO TODAY

RealVideoVIDEO: Hiroshima Marks Atomic
Bombing Anniversary (NHK News, Japan)

RealVideoVIDEO: Nagasaki Marks 68th Anniversary
of Atomic Bombing (NHK News, Japan)

RealVideoVIDEO: Oliver Stone Visits Hiroshima
on Anniversary of Bombing (NHK News, Japan)


MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe Mourns
Souls of A-Bomb Victims

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: A-Bomb
Survivor, 95, Still Conveying
Horror of Nuclear Weapons

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Obama
'Sincere' about Wanting to
Come to Hiroshima, Nagasaki


Indian Country Today, Native America
Is There a Pathway for
Liberating Indian Nations
From U.S. Colonialism?

“Many make the mistake of
assuming that to invoke the
right of political independence
for Indian nations is the same
as invoking a right of secession.”

— Steven Newcomb,
Co-Founder of the
Indigenous Law Institute

THE NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY: Why
Papal Bull Claiming Dominion Over
Non-Christian Lands Still Matters


La Jornada, Mexico
With Snowden, Latin America
Shows Old Continent How to
Deal with the United States

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The episode starring Edward Snowden
has not only exposed the huge, massive,
and illegal apparatus in numerous states
by Washington to spy on governments,
civil servants, businesses and citizens, it
also shows the degree of subordination
by some governments to the designs of
the White House, and the progress made
by others in terms of sovereignty.”

— ATTORNEY Luiz Flavio Gomes

HAS SOUTH AMERICA SHOWN UP EUROPE?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
In Egypt, America Has
'Blood on its Hands

“Yet another Muslim nation
has been gored, and the spike
will repeatedly pierce its heart
until its conscience is dead and
it falls again into total submission
to U.S. interests. That how U.S.
policy works in the Muslim
world: submit or be gored.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

BOTH SIDES TURN ON AMERICA

El Nacional, Venezuela
Bienvenido to Venezuela,
Double Agent Snowden!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“If you, defender of human rights,
before coming here, could take a
short course on Cuba, that would
fit perfectly, because the skills you
acquired at the CIA and NSA, along
with those of the KGB you are now
learning, are the perfect formula
for continuing to act as a double
agent, and would help the over
half of Venezuelans, i.e.: those
who voted against this regime,
who were branded little Yankees,
and sellouts to U.S. imperialism.”

— ATTORNEY Luiz Flavio Gomes

SNOWDEN AND VENEZUELA OPPOSITION

Huanqiu, China
Chinese Second-Guessing
of Korean War 'Pointless'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“In recent years, opinions with
unrealistic assumptions have
surfaced, such as: If China had
not entered the war, Taiwan
may have reunited with the
Mainland, China and the United
States may have been friendlier
toward one another, and China's
reform and opening-up may
have occurred 20 years earlier.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

DO THE PARTIES TRULY WANT PEACE?

Korea Central News, North Korea
Celebrating 'Imperial Defeat'
in Fatherland Liberation War

“On June 25, 1950, the American
imperialists ignited the Korean War
to realize their wild ambition of
dominating Asia and the world, with
the Korean Peninsula as springboard
... In that war, the army and people
of the DPRK defeated invaders of
16 countries, including the U.S.
and south Korean puppet forces.”

— Kim Yong-nam, Chairman
of the Presidium of the
Supreme People's Assembly

PYONGYANG CELEBRATES 'VICTORY'

Processo, Mexico
The U.S. and Mexico:
Indecisive Empire and
its Stuttering Colony

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The U.S. is a peculiar empire.
A paradoxical one. Its hesitance
to recognize itself as an empire
is unprecedented. Mexico, as its
neighbor, reads this hesitance as
convenient hypocrisy. Within the
U.S., it is seen as reluctance.”

— PLAYWRIGHT Sabina Berman

Carta Maior, Brazil
Invasions of Privacy and the
Tools of Terror Maintenance

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Under the pretext that terrorism
must be defeated, the actions of
Uncle Sam stretch across the world.
With continuous threats and attacks,
America maintains its strategy of
citizen submission by means of fear.”

— ATTORNEY Luiz Flavio Gomes

INTENTIONAL GENERATION OF TERROR?

O Globo, Brazil
The Phrase 'Yankees, Go
Home!' Back in Fashion

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“This genuine invasion of privacy
not only undermines our authorities,
but Brazilian citizens in general,
because this is an attack on the
individuality of each and every one
of us. ... In the times of protest and
posters, it isn't surprising that an
outmoded slogan has been reborn
and is in fashion: 'Yankees, go home.'”

— COLUMNIST Zuernir Ventura

HARDER TO BE AN AMERICAN ABROAD

O Globo, Brazil
Adjusting to Our 'Brave
New World' of Liberty

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“In the macro and micro, we
are condemned to the end of
all disguises and mysteries. ...
According to neuroscientist
Antonio Damasio, 'Our politics
is part of biological evolution.'
If we fail to understand this and
build our democracy based on
it, Edward Snowden's personal
sacrifice will have been in vain.”

— FILM DIRECTOR Caca Diegues

TIME TO EMBRACE THE INEVITABLE?

Digital Journal, Canada
The U.S. Double Standard
- Snowden Versus Seldon
Lady and Jose Carriles

“The U.S. double standard is right
before our eyes but no doubt few
will even notice. Panama released
Robert Seldon Lady and he is back
to the U.S. While a confessed
terrorist lives in retirement with
no fear about being extradited,
Snowden is hounded at every
juncture and those countries who
refused to hand him over such as
China and Russia are being
threatened with dire consequences.”

— COLUMNIST Ken Hanly

NOT ALL TERRORISTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

FLASHBACK - ADELANTE, CUBA:
America's Favorite Terrorist Free

FLASHBACK - ADELANTE, CUBA:
Posada Carriles and Al Capone:
How U.S. History Repeats Itself

FLASHBACK - PERIODICO 26, CUBA:
U.S. to Shelter Terrorist Who Bombed
Cuban Plane, Tried to Kill Castro

FLASHBACK - LE FIGARO, FRANCE:
Bush Refuses to Extradite 'Friendly'
Criminal to Venezuela


People's Daily, China
After NSA's PRISM: Toward
a New World Internet Order

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The Internet cannot be based on the
law of the jungle. Its abuse by a single
dominant power cannot be permitted
- even if that power has the means to
do so. ... from now on, no matter the
power of U.S. Internet technology,
its domination of the virtual world
must be relegated to the 'past tense.'”

— SENIOR EDITOR Ding Gang

TIME FOR A NEW VIRTUAL ORDER?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Outgoing U.S. Consul says
U.S. 'Owes No One Apology'
Over the Snowden Affair

“I don’t think we owe an apology to
anyone. ... The root of the problem
here is we have somebody [Snowden]
who violated his trust with the U.S.and
chose Hong Kong to demonstrate that.”

— U.S. CONSUL
to Hong Kong Stephen Young

JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
Asiana Tragedy: American
Racists Should Face Django

“It is truly unpleasant that some
Americans mock Korean culture
at a time of such a tragic accident.
The antidote is a movie. I would
recommend Django Unchained.
Let Django deal with these racists.”

— COLUMNIST Nahm Yoon-ho

INSENSITIVITY, RACISM, INCOMPETENCE?

O Globo, Brazil
Leading Brazilians Condemn
U.S. Spying Against Country

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

From the arts to sports to academia,
Brazilians speak out about American
justifications for and consequences
of U.S. espionage against the nation.

— REPORTERS Audrey Furlaneto,
Flávio Freire, Leonardo Cazes,
Leticia Fernandes, Nice De Paula,
Rodrigo Fonseca, Sanny Bertoldo,
and Silvio Essinger

Globe & Mail, Canada
'My Day with Snowden'

“What I saw before me was
madness: a tangle of shouting
people, microphone assaults
and countless cameras. ... The
first thing I thought was how
he looks - like a school kid.”

— Tanya Lokshina
, Human Rights Watch

GLOBE & MAIL: Our PCs
are Not Going to Kill Us:
Cyber-War is Military FIction

TORONTO STAR EDITORIAL:
Americans Rethink Trade-Off
of Freedom and Security


El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua
'Imperial Countries' Making a
Mockery of International Law

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ The imperial nations, which consider
themselves exempt from international
law, knew full well that Evo Morales
was on that plane, and knowingly took
these actions hoping tragedy would
occur, i.e.: the plane would go down
and the leader of Bolivia would perish.
The event was undoubtedly a criminal
act with malice aforethought, with the
clear intention of assassinating a the
head of state of a Latin American nation.”

— ATTORNEY Valentín Barahona Mejía

ATTEMPTED PREMEDITATED MURDER?

O Globo, Brazil
The NSA Targeted Latin
American 'Trade Secrets'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“One aspect that stands out in the
documents seen by O Globo is that,
according to them, the U.S.doesn't
appear interested in military affairs
alone, but also in trade secrets - 'oil'
in Venezuela, and 'energy' in Mexico,
according to a list produced by the
NSA in the first quarter of this year.”

— REPORTERS Glenn Greenwald,
Roberto Kaz, Jose Casado

THERE GOES ANOTHER NSA FIG LEAF ...

O Globo, Brazil
Brazil 'Gravely Concerned'
Over Reports of Massive
NSA Espionage Against it

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“This claim is serious and should be
discussed within the United Nations
on order to determine liability. This
revives the worst nightmares of
George Orwell's Big Brother, but
with stronger ingredients, if we
consider the technical progress
of spy agencies in the world's
most powerful nations. We are all,
literally, vulnerable, exposed, not
knowing where to turn, and with
a sense of unbearable impunity.”

— Marcus Furtado, President of
the Order of Attorneys of Brazil

ANOTHER ALLY PEEVED AT AMERICA

Pagina Siete, Bolivia
U.S. Fears, Not Evil,
Motivate Desperate
Search for Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“PRISM , the persecution of
this former agent, and the
intolerable Guantanamo Bay
prison, are all reactions of
fear: fear caused by a sense
of uncertainty felt by U.S.
citizens . This is understood,
but also dangerous, leading
nations to sacrifice freedom
in the name of security. This
is authoritarianism amid a
democratic environment.”

— COLUMNIST Meridiano
Fernando Molina

JUST A NEUROTIC EPISODE?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
What Hugo Chavez Would
Say about U.S. Surveillance

“I think he may have said something
like this: "Obama, I thought you were
just a glib talker, but it turns out that
you're no different from that devil
who preceded you. I sense a whiff
of hell's sulfur from you, as well!”

— REPORTER Lee You Ju-hyun

CHAVEZ CALLS BUSH 'EL DIABLO'

Global Times, China
Despite Western Aid
to Xinjiang Terrorists,
China Will Overcome

“Western public opinion has
once again stood against the
facts and feelings of China's
people. ... The people of
Xinjiang and all Chinese
should be encouraged to
speak out. China public o
pinion should overwhelm
public opinion in the West,
deterring Xinjiang's terrorists.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

China Daily, China
Terrorism in Xinjiang
is Like Terror on 9-11

“Separatists, extremist and
terrorist forces that have
launched attacks in Xinjiang
have their own political
objectives, but so do other
terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.
Whatever their political
objectives may be, they can
never justify acts of terror.”

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

BEIJING APPORTIONS BLAME

El Nacional, Bolivia
Snowden Affair: South
America Must Take Stand
Against Old Continent

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“This wasn't a snub of Evo Morales,
but of Bolivia, and by extension,
South America. This is Old Europe,
which despite decolonization,
continues to feel like it owns the
planet. Even if it were true that
Edward Snowden traveled in the
president's plane, the principle
of sovereignty must still prevail.”

— COLUMNIST Pedro Godoy Perrin

VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW?

El Universal, Venezuela
Maduro Uses Snowden
Asylum Offer to Distract
the Venezuelan People

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“What is behind all this is the
urgent need of 'Madurism' to
distract people from their real
concerns. While government
officials are busy creating news
bubbles, insecurity continues
to harvest victims in the streets,
with more than 400 homicides
in June alone, the continuing
rhythm of nationwide blackouts
several hours a day, services
like drinking water shut off for
days, the shortage of many
products, and increases in the
cost of living, which are now
part of Venezuelans' anguish.”

— COLUMNIST Francisco Olivares

VENEZUELA AND EDWARD SNOWDEN

Le Jornada, Mexico
Mexico's 'No Policy Policy'
on Militarized U.S. Border

“Mexicans don't know what to do
about it nor what position to take
when the United States Congress
makes a sovereign decision, one
which directly affects Mexico and
complicates our bilateral relations.”

— COLUMNIST Jorge Durand

The Hindu, India
India Turns Down Edward
Snowden Asylum Request

“We have carefully examined the
request. Following that, we have
concluded that we see no reason
to accede to [Snowden's] request.”

— External Affairs Ministry
spokesman Syed Akbaruddin

THE HINDU: Americans Spied on
Indian Embassy, Too, Says Report


El Commercio, Ecuador
Wanting to Keep U.S. Trade
Privileges is Not Treason!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Anticipating the liklihood that some
might issue opinions contrary to his
own, President Correa said traitors
and servants of empire will always
come forward to criticize. ... It
seems the president confuses blind
trust in his own judgment with the
exercise of national sovereignty.”

— COLUMNIST Jose Ayala Lasso

JUSTICE WITHOUT, TYRANNY WITHIN?

Hoy, Ecuador
Like Bush, Obama Fans and
Exploits Fears of the People

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The 21st century drama triggered
by the events in Afghanistan and the
medieval abuses at Guantanamo Bay
reaffirm that the U.S. continues to
sow its bad seeds, which are products
of the fear and terror embraced
precisely to combat terrorism.
Paradoxical, isn't it? The planting of
bad seeds always leads to a bad crop!”

— EDITORIAL, Hoy

BUSH AND OBAMA: TWO PEAS IN A POD?

El Universal, Mexico
Sealed U.S. Frontier
Will Be 'Unprecedented
Challenge' for Mexico

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ The sealing of the border will
be a major challenge for Mexico's
government and border cities,
as the region becomes a genuine
human cork. Our country must
prepare itself to confront the
unprecedented consequences.”

— DIPLOMAT Enrique Berruga Filloy

A MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR MEXICO

The Inquirer, Philippines
Philippines Plans Subic Bay
Presence for U.S., Japan

“If and when there is agreement
on the access, then there will be
equipment coming in from the
States. ... As far as Japan, we do
welcome other states - particularly
Japan, since it is a strategic partner.”

— Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin

THE INQUIRER: U.S., Philippine
Forces Hold Panatag Shoal Exercises


People's Daily, China
Time to End Hypocrisy of
'Free Flows of Information'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“To promote the removal of Web
oversight in pushing for 'free flows
of information,' while eavesdropping
on citizens, is hypocritical and suspect.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

IS THIS JUST A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE?

Hoy, Ecuador
Snowden Highlights Ecuador's
Paradoxical Decision-Making

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The circumstance is paradoxical,
since a new Communications Law
has been passed that has been
criticized both here and abroad,
precisely because it could be used
as an instrument of censorship and
silence, thereby compromising
free expression. This is the same
freedom that serves as an
argument for defending Snowden.”

— EDITORIAL, Hoy

ECUADORIANS ASK 'WHY ECUADOR'?

Times of India, India
VIDEO: Secretary Kerry,
External Affairs Minister
Khurshid Field Questions,
Mostly on NSA Program

RealVideoJune 24, 00:30:04

Skip the opening statements and
go to 17 minutes into the video.
India's external affiars minister
Khurshid responds to a question
about whether Indians should be
worried about NSA surveillance;
and Secretary of State Kerry is
asked if there is one standard for
Americans' right to privacy; and
another for 'all the rest of us.'


TOUGH GOING AT INDIA PRESSER

Times of India, India
Open Letter to John
Kerry: U.S. Immigration
Reform Bill Will Hurt

“India's IT industry has serious
concerns about the provisions
in the proposed Immigration
Bill that arbitrarily singles out
a group of multinational info-
tech companies. These will
amount to discriminatory and
punitive treatment of the
Indian Information technology.”

— CEO of Nasscom, Som Mittal

HINDUSTAN TIMES: India
to Have No Further Access to
Mumbai Attacker Headley


Xinhua, China
The 'Biggest Villain of
Our Age', America Owes
World an Explanation

“The United States, which has
long been trying to play the
innocent victim of cyber attacks,
turns out to be the biggest
villain of our age. ... It owes
China and other countries it has
allegedly spied on an explanation.”

— COLUMNIST Ming Jinwei

SCMP: Snowden Sought
Booz Allen Job to Gather
Evidence on NSA Spying

TIMES OF INDIA: Countries
Exchange Surveillance
- 'We are All Being Spied On'


Asia Times, Hong Kong
Snowden: Our Man in Quito

“Amid all the excitement, one should
not lose focus; the most crucial aspect
of the story is Obama and spy supremo
Keith Alexander swearing that the
Orwellian privatized intelligence-
corporate-industrial complex is vital
to prevent terrorism. It is not. This
is a lie - and Mr. Obama is complicit.”

— COLUMNIST Pepe Escobar

A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER MANHUNT

The Standard, Hong Kong
Snowden's Welcome Departure

“Was Snowden mistaken for choosing
to come here? Yes and no. ... He was
wrong because, despite freedom of
speech, Hong Kong couldn't give him
refuge since we have an extradition
agreement with the U.S. ... He wasn't
wrong because, had he chosen another
place else - say Ecuador in the very
beginning - it is unlikely he would have
gotten the media attention he wanted.”

— COLUMNIST Mary Ma

HONG KONG BREATHES SIGH OF RELIEF

Folha, Brazil
Trust in the State Inadequate
as a Pretext for NSA's Spying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“This web of espionage is even more
astounding for a people so jealous of
individual liberty and a government
that is so ready to condemn and punish
other countries which violate
human rights and international law.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

IS THIS WASHINGTON HYPOCRISY?

Folha, Brazil
For Women's Sake, Michael
Douglas, Educate the Young!

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Now that we've set our tongues on
the issue, dear Michael, did you know
that women have never complained
as much about the lack of orality on
the part of men as they do today? ...
There are grown men nearing the
age of 30 who are indifferent to
orally pleasuring on the young ladies.”

— COLUMNIST Xico Sa

A PLEA FOR PLEASURE FROM BRAZIL

Global Times, China
Demonizing China Will
Backfire on Americans

“Snowden has drawn global
sympathy. By not extraditing
Snowden to the U.S., Hong
Kong will retain the moral
high ground. China's media
should more closely engage
with Snowden in order to
disseminate valuable
information to the world.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

JUST KISS SNOWDEN GOODBYE?

SCMP: Hongkongers
Don't Want Snowden
Handed Over to U.S.

ASIA TIMES: Obama's
Monica Moment


Global Times, China
Extraditing Snowden
Would Be a Mistake

“If Snowden were to be
extradited, it would be a
face-losing outcome for
both the governments of
Hong Kong and China.
Snowden believes in Hong
Kong democracy and
freedom, and his whistle-
blowing is in the global
public interest. ... China's
growing influence is
attracting asylum seekers
to China. That cannot be
avoided and must be used
to accrue moral standing.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

JUST KISS SNOWDEN GOODBYE?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
America's Prying Eyes
Have Been Focused
on China 'for Years'

“U.S. intelligence agencies
have been spying on China
via land, sea, air and via
cyberspace for years, which
includes a failed attempt to
acquire confidential data
about China's latest stealth
fighters, state TV reports.”

— REPORTER Choi Chi-yuk

Xinhua, China
'Idealistic' Edward
Snowden Should be
Welcomed by China

“We appreciate and salute
the efforts of Snowden et
al., who have gambled
careers, family, personal
freedom, and even their
lives to allow the global
public know what the most
powerful force on earth
is doing with perhaps the
central infrastructure.”

— COLUMNIST Xu Peixi

OF RATS, THE WEB, AND FREEDOM

SCMP: Hongkongers
Don't Want Snowden
Handed Over to U.S.

ASIA TIMES: Obama's
Monica Moment


Toronto Star, Canada
Edward Snowden is
'Messenger, Not Message'

“It is pointless to dwell on Edward
Snowden, something Snowden has
himself said while speaking calmly
of his own bleak - and perhaps brief
- future. I do admire his sangfroid.”

— COLUMNIST Heather Mallick

RIGHT OR WRONG - HE ISN'T THE POINT

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Snowden is Right to
Put Trust in Hong Kong's
'Fair and Open Courts'

“no matter what the Beijing
or the U.S. government may
wish to do, Snowden's rights
under the extradition treaty,
including his right to defend
and fully argue his case, are
well protected and shielded
from all geopolitical concerns.”

— HONG KONG Legislative
Councilor Dennis Kwok

DEPENDING ON HONG KONG JUSTICE

SCMP: Hong Kong's Rule
of Law Takes a Front Seat

SCMP: A Brave New
World of Hi-Tech Tyranny

TIMES OF INDIA: China
Seeks U.N. Intervention
to Rein in U.S. Snooping

TIMES OF INDIA: Receipt
Proves India Rejected
Assange Asylum Request


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
On America's Global Spying
for Selfish National Interest

“Snowden's revelation has rocked
Americans and the outside world
alike. It has not only triggered a
furor, but has culminated in a
debate over the spy apparatus of
the U.S. government, which has
invaded the privacy and threatened
the hard-earned civil liberties
of people on ever part of the globe.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

El Espectador, Colombia
Please Consider
Yourself Watched!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The interesting thing is that
now, it seems, spy activities
that emerged to protect
against an outside attack are
being turned against the
citizens themselves. ...
Apparently, we can all be
watched, save those who are
watching. The problem is,
who's watching the watchers?”

— COLUMNIST
Hector Abad Faciolince

NSA WATCHES WORLD - AND US

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Snowden Tells SCMP:
'Let the Hong Kong
People Decide My Fate'

“People who think I made a
mistake in picking Hong Kong
as a location misunderstand
my intentions. I am not here
to hide from justice; I am
here to reveal criminality.”

— NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Folha, Brazil
Being 'Carioca' Helped
Glenn Greenwald Break
NSA Surveillance Story

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“People [sources] think they
are more protected because
of the distance, and I'm less
vulnerable to being targeted
by political retaliation or
lawsuits because I live in
Brazil. That gives me an
additional layer of protection.”

— JOURNALIST Glenn Greenwald

THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING ABROAD

El Mundo, Colombia
Why Colombia Needs
to Partner with NATO

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In the face of the deployment
of Venezuelan weaponry, the
Colombia government has a duty
to seek allies that allow it to
show that our nation will not
be alone if one of its neighbors
attempts an assault against it.”

— EDITORIAL, El Mundo

NATO: GOOD FOR LATIN AMERICA?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
What Will Hong Kong do
with Edward Snowden? ...
The World is Watching

Much is at stake for Sino-American
relations and Hong Kong's reputation.
Our respect for rights and freedoms
and our judicial system are our
strengths; they are why so many
companies decide to be based here.
As Snowden's case unfolds, we in
Hing Kong need to be mindful of
our city's place and role in history.

— EDITORIAL, South China Morning Post

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST:
Why Hong Kong? Chinese Wonder if
Edward Snowden is in the Wrong Place


Global Times, China
Like 'Husband and Wife',
America and China Must
Tolerate One Another

“These new ties will require
greater tolerance on both sides.
China and America must realize
that even a husband and wife
cannot avoid quarreling and
must still tolerate one other.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

START OF A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP?

Times of India, India
News of NSA Surveillance
Raises Troubling Questions
About Indian Intelligence

Indian intelligence have often
flouted the Indian Telegraph Act
of 1885 and the Information
Technology Act of 2008 in
the name of national security.

— EDITORIAL, Times of India

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Snowden Hailed as
Hero on Social Media;
Iceland MP Welcomes

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
For Information Crisis,
We Need International
'Constitution of Data'

We must come to terms with
the information revolution and
take the first steps to create
global institutions to assure that
our society, and governments,
can continue to function through
this chaotic. disconcerting period.

— PROFESSOR Emanuel Pastreich

WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT DATA?

Times of India, India
A Greek Lesson for
America and China

“In his History of the
Peloponnesian War
,
Thucydides writes, 'What
made war inevitable was
the growth of Athenian
power and the fear
that this caused in Sparta.”

— COLUMNIST Nayan Chanda

MANAGING THE RISE OF CHINA

Global Times, China
Presidents Xi, Obama to
Plot 'Irreversible Stability'

Both Chinese and U.S. leaders
have the power to direct the
future of political civilization.
They carry the hopes of turning
over a new leaf in global politics.

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

XI IN CALIFORNIA: A NEW ERA DAWNS?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China's Poor Treatment
of Chinese-American a
'Warning' to Returnees

Such inhumane practices are
not worthy of an emerging
great power. ... Hu was jailed
for 17 months on commercial
theft charges over which even
prosecutors had cast doubts.
After his release, he was not
permitted to leave for reasons
that were never explained.

— COLUMNIST Alex Ho

SHOULD CHINA RETURNEES WORRY?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Jolie and Douglas
Offer Hollywood
Health Education

Angelina Jolie and Michael
Douglas have been praised
for going public with their
medical conditions. ... Both
stars certainly got what
stars need most: attention.

— COLUMNIST Alex Ho

Clarin, Argentina
Iran Accused of Using
'Latin America Spy Net'
in Argentina Bombing

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Iran's government rejected
findings of prosecutor Alberto
Nisman, who charges that for
decades, the Iranians have
been assembling a intelligence
network in Latin America, and
that this penetration is tied to
the 1994 attack on a Jewish
center that left 85 people
dead. According to the Iranian
Foreign Ministry, the charges
reflect the 'Zionist character'
of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.”

— NEWS ITEM, Clarin

IRAN'S TENTACLES IN LATIN AMERICA

Times of India, India
American 'Gangraped' by
Trucker and Two Others

The California resident, who is
married, was travelling alone in
India. ... She saw a truck slowing
down on the way and sought a
lift. But, instead of dropping her
at her hotel, the three men took
turns raping her inside the truck.

— NEWS ITEM, TNT News Agency

La Jornada, Mexico
Monsanto and DuPont-Pioneer
Threaten Mexico Food Security

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“These crops are a risk factor for the health
of people and biodiversity. Their consumption
is causally-related to conditions of the vital
organs, while their production is tied to the
irreversible destruction of indigenous species.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

MONSANTO TAKES ANOTHER PR SHELLACKING

El Espectador, Colombia
REVEALED: Fearing
Extradition, FARC
Guerillas Contact U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM SPANSH

“Today, 52 guerrilla leaders
have pending indictments in
U.S. federal court for drug
trafficking and kidnapping
three Americans who spent
65 months in captivity. What-
ever is agreed upon, the fate
of those commanders will
define the future of the 8,000
strong FARC guerilla force.”

— REPORTERS Maria del
Rosario Arrazola, Juan
David Laverde Palma

THE FARC SEEKING U.S. ASSURANCES

Folha, Brazil
A Bold Departure Emerges
Out of Failed 'War on Drugs'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“After more than 40 years embroiled
in a failed war against drugs, calls for
a profound change in strategy are
rising by the day. In Latin America,
the debate is in high gear. We begin
with the realistic assumption that the
demand for psychoactive substances
will continue to exist, and that only a
minority of users become dependent.”

— EDITORIAL,
Global Commission on Drug Policy

NEARING THE END OF DRUG PROHIBITION?

O Globo, Brazil
The 'Nexus' of Terrorism in
Boston, London, Stockholm

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The United States and countries in
Europe must carry out government
actions that lead to the assimilation
of communities excluded due to
creed, origin, culture, skin color or
any other reason. It's hard, but it's
necessary. Segregation aids terror.”

— EDITORIAL, O Globo

THE NEW FACE OF MODERN TERROR

O Globo, Brazil
'Political, Ideological' Acts
Put U.S. Credibility at Risk

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“As one of the weakest countries
in Northeast Asia, North Korea is the
most prominent victim of the Cold
War. All parties should sympathize
with the DPRK's predicament and
treat it with respect. This is the
political prerequisite for resolving
problems on the Korean Peninsula.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

HAS BARACK OBAMA GONE TOO FAR?

Huanqiu, China
Treat Pyongyang With 'Respect'
and Resume the Six-Party Talks

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“As one of the weakest countries
in Northeast Asia, North Korea is the
most prominent victim of the Cold
War. All parties should sympathize
with the DPRK's predicament and
treat it with respect. This is the
political prerequisite for resolving
problems on the Korean Peninsula.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

TIME TO 'JAW JAW' WITH PYONGYANG?

Times of India, India
U.S. Senate Confirms
Indian-American to
the Court of Appeals

“This is the highest judicial
appointment achieved by an
Indian-American, a precursor
to his forecasted elevation to
the Supreme Court before the
end of Obama's second term.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Chidanand Rajghatta

NEXT U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE?


Japan Times, Japan
Osaka Mayor Retracts Sex
Plan for U.S. Military - Not
'Comfort Women' Remarks

“He reiterated his excuse that it had
been his intention to urge the U.S.
military to 'get serious about holding
down the number of sex offenses
against Okinawans and women in the
U.S. military. But he did not retract
his remark that the system to recruit
women into sexual servitude 'was
necessary' to maintain discipline
in the Imperial Japanese military.”

— NEWS ITEM, Japan Times

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR 'SEX SLAVERY'?


The Hankyoreh, South Korea
'No Compromise' on Japan's
Whitewashing of Colonial Rule

“Prime Minister Abe refuses to accept
Japan's defeat in WWII and the outcome
of the subsequent war crimes trials. ...
Abe's twisted views on these historical
matters should be denounced not just
by Koreans, but by all who love peace.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

People's Daily, China
White House 'Counterattacks'
Against News Media 'Sunshine'

“Since the Nixon Administration, which
attempted to punish the Washington
Post
for issuing reports on the Watergate
scandal, to the WikiLeaks 'Robin Hood'
who almost flattened the hierarchy of
U.S. intelligence, this type of struggle
between the American government
and the American media never ends.”

— COLUMNIST Liu Zhun

C-SPAN, United States
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech on the Future U.S.
Counter-Terrorism Policy

RealVideoMay 23, 01:02:00

"America is at a crossroads. We
must define the nature and scope
of this struggle, or else it will
define us. We have to be mindful
of James Madison’s warning that
'No nation could preserve its
freedom amid continual warfare.”

— President Barack Obama

BENJAMIN: INTERRUPTER-IN-CHIEF

Yonhap, South Korea
North Korea Launches
Short-Range Missiles

“A more detailed analysis will
be needed but the missiles
launched may be a modified
anti-ship missile or KN-02
surface-to-surface missile
derived from Soviet era SS-21
with a range of about 120 kms.”

— Seoul official

Toronto Star, Canada
Angelina Jolie's
Empowering Example

“Angelina Jolie’s decision to
go public about cancer surgery
is a powerful statement that
preventive care trumps vanity.”

— EDITORIAL, Toronto Star

National Post, Canada
Confluence of Scandals Cuts
to Core of Obama's Appeal

“It's different this time, because the
president is being questioned by some
of his staunchest supporters. It's so
bad that liberals are questioning
whether they were wrong to give
him a break on other controversies.
... If a Democrat president loses Jon
Stewart, can he hang on to liberals?”

— COLUMNIST Kelly McParland

OBAMA: CAN HE SURVIVE THIS CRISIS?

Aporrea, Venezeula
Timothy Hallet Tracy:
Filmmakers, Spies and
Imperial First Ladies

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The Venezuelan right and the
U.S. president himself, are trying
to downplay the incident, calling
the possibility that Timothy H.
Tracy might be a U.S. spy 'absurd'
and even 'ridiculous.' ... I'm not
going to speculate on whether
the guy is a shoemaker or a film-
maker. An intelligence agent (in
other words, a spy) need not have,
written out in his CV, a course in
spying from the CIA or Mossad.”

— COLUMNIST
Vladimir Sosa Sarabia

OF ESPIONAGE AND HOLLYWOOOD

El Universal, Venezuela
'Arrest of Timothy Hallet
Tracy Infringes Upon Free
Expression in Venezuela'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We urge the government to show
utmost transparency and objectivity
in dealing with Mr. Tracy's case. And
given that this a matter of a movie
professional whose work has been
brusquely interrupted for political
reasons, we urge his quick release.
By failing to do so, the government
of Venezuela is directly infringing
on the right to gather and distribute
information [and news] in this nation.”

— PETITION Signed By Many of
Venezuela's Leading Filmmakers

VENEZUELA: FEAR OF FREE EXPRESSION?

Globe & Mail, Canada
Terrorist Suspect Suggested
Bacteria Plot: U.S. Officials

“Mr. Abassi is accused of entering the
United States specifically to advance a
terrorism plot. ... The FBI says that 10
days before the arrests, Mr. Abassi was
caught discussing plots to get fake U.S.
work permits in order to 'remain in
the U.S. to engage in 'projects' tied to
terror activities, including recruitment."”

— CORRESPONDENT Colin Freeze

TORONTO SUN: Prime Minister
Harper Thanks U.S., Canadian
Agencies for Terrorism Arrests

TORONTO SUN: Boston and
Canada Rail Terror Cases
Altered Views on Snitching

NATIONAL POST: Canadian
Jihadist's Video Shows Fanaticism;
May Have Inspired Boston Bomber


La Cronica De Hoy, Mexico
Mexico's 70,000 Dead
Demand Rejection of
U.S. Pressure on Drugs

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The efforts of the Nobel Peace
Prize winner in the White House
are designed to continue the war
against drug trafficking. In four
years, he has yet to lift a finger to
change the repressive approach
of the anti-drug strategy imposed
by his nation on the entire world.”

— COLUMNIST
Aurelio Ramos Mendez

THE HIDDEN BATTLE OVER DRUG WAR

Global Times, China
U.S. Should Reconsider
Support for Right-Wing
Japanese Leadership

“Japan's pacific constitution was
adopted under the guidance of
the U.S. military after WW II
and is one of the cornerstones
of lasting peace in East Asia. ...
Because of Japan's dismissive
attitude toward its war crimes,
its planned constitutional
revisions are raising alarm bells.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

FEAR GROWS OF JAPAN'S RISING SUN

Folha, Brazil
Guantanamo Bay: A
Continuing Cloud on
Democratic Tradition

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Now in his second term,
Obama can no longer delay
closing Guantanamo. His
inaction mars the image of
America and encourages
those who condemn the
president for not translating
his beautiful talk into reality.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO

La Cronica De Hoy, Mexico
Immigration Reform Will
Strengthen U.S. Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“President Pena Nieto should insist
on a resolution of the migration issue.
It is through such a strategic alliance
that the U.S. can go from democracy
of migrants to a democracy of citizens.”

— COLUMNIST Isidro H. Cisnero

MANAGING CLOSER TIES TO MEXICO

El Financiero, Costa Rica
Compared to Obama,
Costa Rican Politicians
are Sorely Lacking

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“You can be for or against the
vision, actions and projects of
Barack Obama, but you cannot
deny that he is far more than
a mere politician: he is an
nfluential politician with the
'power, manners, authority,
grace and inspiration' needed
to intervene to win benefits
and advantages for others. ...
I repeat my question: Do Costa
Ricans have truly influential
politicians - or just politicians?”

— COLUMNIST
Jose David Guevara Munoz

COSTA RICAN PRAISE FOR OBAMA

Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Canada and Syria at
War? It's Not Impossible

“A consensus appears to slowly be
emerging that at some point in the
next months or year, Obama will
likely order a no-fly zone and,
perhaps, some targeted airstrikes.
To sell this to the American people
and wider world, Washington will
once again call on Ottawa and a
handful of other Western capitals
to ask them for their support.

— COLUMNIST Matthew Fisher

Tico Times, Costa Rica
'Most Powerful President'
in the World Descends on
'Army-Less' Costa Rica

“I have friends that shook President
John F. Kennedy's hand when he
came, but that cannot happen now.
Look at all this security; the whole
city of San Jose is shut down.”

— Costa Rican Eliecer Valverde

COSTA RICA: WHO SAID WHAT TO WHOM

TICO TIMES: Obama, Regional Business
Leaders Agree: Better Infrastructure,
Cheaper Energy, Less Militarization


El Universal, Mexico
Guns, Drugs and Money
Laundering: What Does
Obama Want in Mexico?

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“While here we bury the dead
of this war, there they provide
the places and conditions for
marijuana consumption. Nor is
there any evidence that political
forces in the United States are
willing to halt the free sale of
guns, nor is there any sign that
a serious crusade against money
laundering is on the horizon.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

BATTLING DRUGS; LEGALIZING POT?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
U.S. Asks North Korea to
Release American Citizen

“Tour operator Kenneth Bae could
be indicted on charges of trying to
overthrow the Pyongyang regime.”

— REPORTER Kang Tae-ho

TOUR OPERATOR IN NORTH KOREA HANDS

YONHAP: North Korea Sentences
Korean-American to 15 Years Hard Labor


JoongAng Daily South Korea
America's Shielding of
Emperor Hirohito Behind
Japan's Denial of History

“Much would be different if Hirohito
was questioned and tried. He could
have admitted to Japan's militarist
excesses and left an apology on the
historical record. If so, his water
carriers, including Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe, would not have
the audacity to deny this past.

— COLUMNIST Kim Jin
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SHOULD HE HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED?

Tico Times, Costa Rica
'Largest Security Operation
in History' for Obama Visit

“Following deadly attacks in Boston
and an attempted poisoning of the
president with ricin, Costa Rica will
employ 1,000 police officers, 180
intelligence agents, 150 traffic cops
officers and an unknown number of
U.S. Secret Service agents to guard
U.S. and Central American presidents.”

— TICO TIMES News Item

La Nacion, Argentina
'Magical Surrealism' and the
Arrest of Timothy Hallet Tracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The magical surrealism of Venezuela
these days is the latest chapter in th
e Bolivarian Revolution, this time with
a new protagonist: U.S. man Timothy
Hallet Tracy ... alias, 'El Gringo.'

— COLUMNIST Ivana Cardinale
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ESPIONAGE - OR THE LATESY 'LIKELY SUSPECT'?

Apporea, Venzuela
Timothy Hallet Tracy:
U.S. Spy or 'Filmmaker'?
… You be the Judge

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“When does an innocent filmmaker
go to a country without a film crew?
To our knowledge, Tim Tracy was
alone in Venezuela. ... As we know,
agents of the CIA, NSA, Mossad, etc.,
have agents who are disguised and
have a thousand ways of entering
countries undetected: as filmmakers,
mountain climbers - even diplomats.

— COLUMNIST Ivana Cardinale
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U.S.: MESSING AROUND IN VENEZUELA?

People's Daily, China
Over-Emphasis on Individual
Rights 'Damages America'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“By holding itself out as the role model
for human rights and arrogantly seeking
to impose its model on other countries
not only hinders human rights progress
in America, it is disastrous for progress
on human rights around the world.”

— BEIJING SCHOLAR Jian Chang

HAS AMERICA LOST THE PLOT ON RIGHTS?

La Jornada, Mexico
The Boston Marathon
Bombers: 'Caught
Between Two Worlds'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Despite having begun a family,
everything points to Tamerlan
Tsarnaev never forgetting his
roots and being stuck between
two worlds that could not be
reconciled, especially with
Islamism posing such a terrible
threat and one of the principle
enemies of the United States.

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada
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THREAT TO GUN CONTROL?

The National Post, Canada
Canada Tried, Failed,
to Deport Rail Terror
Suspect Nine Years Ago

“Canadian immigration authorities
tried to deport one of the Toronto
VIA Rail terror suspects nine years
ago but never did so because, as a
stateless Palestinian, he could not
be sent to any other country.”

— REPORTER Stewart Bell

TERROR SUSPECT RAED JASER

Business Insider, Australia
Stephen Colbert Makes
Complete Laughingstock
of the Austerity Crowd

“This is one of those cultural
moments where you can see
the losing side made to look
like mass media laughingstocks.

— COLUMNIST Joe Weisenthal
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COMEDY TROUNCES AUSTERITY

El Pais, Uruguay
A 'Thousand Terrorist
Tentacles': Latin America
Knows Pain of Boston

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“With good grace, we must resign
ourselves to the inconveniences
that we as citizens must endure,
such as an erosion of civil liberties,
privacy, and respect for individual
rights that play such a fundamental
and distinctive role in democratic
societies. This is a terrible fight
against an enemy in the shadows.”

— COLUMNIST
Julia Rodriguez Larreta

WHAT MUST WE SACRIFICE FOR SECURITY?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Despite Threat from North,
South Must Take 'Wartime
Control' Back from the U.S.

“Wartime operational control is the
authority to control the military in
time of emergency. It is symbolic of
a nation's sovereignty. ... And if the
U.S. refuses to return this exercise
of sovereignty, we should demand it.
It is humiliating to watch ourselves
as we refuse to accept something -
even when the U.S. is offering it.

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

Globe & Mail, Canada
Tip from Imam Led Police
to 'First Known al-Qaeda
Plan We've Experienced’

“Detectives, who spent months
on the case, claimed the duo
relied on 'direction and guidance'
from al-Qaeda-tied terrorists in
Iran as they plotted carnage here.”

— REPORTERS Colin Freeze
and Patrick White

RealVideoVIDEO: Terror Attack Thwarted in Canada
has al-Qaeda Links: RCMP (Globe & Mail, Canada)


RealVideoVIDEO: VIA Train Plot Tip Came
from Religious Leader (Globe & Mail, Canada)


NATIONAL POST: Al-Qaeda, Iran
Share Top Billing as 'Enemies of
West,' but are Far from Friends

GLOBE & MAIL: The Tehran
Factor - A New Wrinkle for
Canada Counter-Terror Efforts

GLOBE & MAIL: Trains Between
Toronto and New York Searched
for Weapons, Dangerous Cargo

MACLEANS: What We Know about
the VIA Terrorist Plot Suspects

MACLEANS: Government Denies
Link Between Bomb Plot Arrests
and House Terrorism Debate

NATIONAL POST: If Train Plot
Went Ahead, Who Would have Been
'Face of Canada's Terror Bombing?'


Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Gutless U.S. Senate
Bows to Gun Lobby
... Not Argument

“Excuse me, next time
the U.S. struts the world
stage, claiming American
exceptionalism, setting
itself out as leader of the
the so-called free world,
it risks being dismissed
as a nation of idiots.

— CORRESPONDENT
Paul McGeough
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AMERICA: 'NATION OF IDIOTS'?

News.Com, Australia
Australia Shouldn't
Panic Over Boston

“The balance of opinion
among terrorism and
security experts is that
the Boston marathon
bombing was the work
of either a disgruntled
or unhinged individual
probably with no links
to Islamic extremism.”

— COLUMNIST Ian McPhedran

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: U.S.
Bomb Response 'Refreshingly Honest'

STUFF, NEW ZEALAND: Journalist
Seymour Hersh Discounts al-Qaeda

NEWS.COM: Boston Terrorism is
Strike at Very Heart of America


La Jornada, Mexico
After Boston, Washington's
Next Moves will be Telling

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The always-ambiguous relationship of
the U.S. authorities toward terrorism
includes the direct use of the practice
in its state terrorism form, or in its
advocacy against governments that
the U.S. considers hostile. Recall, for
example, the long history of terrorist
attacks perpetrated by the CIA in
Guatemala, Cuba and Nicaragua, or the
bloody bombing of civilian targets in
various parts of the world and at
various times by the U.S. armed forces.

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada
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AFTER BOSTON: WILL THERE BE WAR?

The Nation, Pakistan
After Boston Marathon
Bombings, Humanity
Must 'Look Within Itself'

“It would be tempting to blame,
allege, belittle and bemoan, but
ultimately, the reality is that
humanity the world over feels
unsafe. How can we protect
ourselves once and for all from
hate and despair? No single nation
has the answer ... we all suffer.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

O Globo, Brazil
Terrorist Attacks Must Not
Prompt 'Laws of Exception'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“A country under attack, like the
United States in 2001 and now in
Boston, has the right to defend
itself. But the trauma ends up being
reflected in the laws of exception
that, in turn, endanger civil rights.
It is a fine line that separates a
nation's defense from upholding
protections of the individual.

— EDITORIAL, O Globo
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ARE CIVIL LIBERTIES ENDANGERED?

The Hindu, India
After Boston Attack,
Rights of Accused
Again Under Threat

“After nearly a decade of
polarizing experience with
hate crimes, Islamophobia
and the suspension of civil
liberties under laws like
the U.S. Patriot Act, it is
only recently that the U.S.
has enacted stronger
protections for minorities
and free speech. There
is a real risk that Monday's
bombing and Obama's
promise that the attackers
would feel the 'full weight
of justice' may lead to the
rollback of these rights.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hindu

TIMES OF INDIA: Boston Calls for
Support of America, Not Criticism

HINDUSTAN TIMES: Boston Shows
America 'Still in the Danger Zone'


China Daily, China
Like 9-11, Boston Attack
Poses a Danger to the
Global Economic Recovery

“The sense of fear the 9-11 attacks
generated around the world cost
the world dearly, psychologically
and economically; the bloodshed in
Boston has sent similar shock waves.”

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

CHINESE CITIZEN KILLED IN BOSTON

South China Morning Post, China
U.S. Coverage of Boston
Marathon Bombing 'Holds
Lessons' for China

“Among the posts most shared was
by a Chinese journalist in New York
who said American coverage of the
tragedy holds lessons for China. 'All
Web sites and TV stations report live
there is no reporting ban.'”

— COLUMNIST Patrick Boehler

'OUTPOURING OF SYMPATHY' IN CHINA

People's Daily, China
China's Message to the
United States, Japan,
and to Both Koreas

“Preventing troublemaking
on China's doorstep means
ending the vicious cycle of
tension on the peninsula;
preventing any party from
stirring up trouble; and
saying no to the use of force
for a resolution of the issue.

— COLUMNIST Huayi Wen
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FIRST CONTACT: KERRY IN BEIJING

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Korean People will Never Give
in to America's 'Aid Blackmail'

“Our enemies say if we give up our
nukes, they will help us. This is just
a dastardly attempt to break our will
to remain independent and keep us
defenseless. Such a clumsy trick won't
work on the people of penninsula.”

— COMMENTARY, Rodong Sinmun

AN OVERABUNDANCE OF TESTOTERONE?

The Hindu, India
WikiLeaks: U.S. Cables
Prescient on Aftermath
of Indira Gandhi Death

“The bureaucracy and security
forces may become increasingly
demoralized and vulnerable to
infiltration. The danger of
assassination of Mrs. Gandhi or
her son, Sanjay, might increase.

— Diplomatic Cable,
U.S. Embassy in Dehli, 1974
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LEAKED U.S. CABLES GOT IT RIGHT

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Yuan Reaches Record
High Against U.S. Dollar

"The People's Bank of China set
the midpoint at 6.2506 yuan per
U.S. dollar - ahead of a visit by
Secretary of State John Kerry.”

— REPORTERS Jane Cai, Kwong Man-ki

China Daily, China
'Selfish Gain' Should
No Longer be Basis
of Foreign Policies

“In today's world, the law
of the jungle is the wrong
answer to security concerns.
Nor does diplomatic realism
mean that one nation can
trample on interests of
others in pursuing its own.

— EDITORIAL, China Daily
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XI'S 'NEW' FOREIGN POLICY

C-Span Video, United States
VIDEO: Lady Margaret
Thatcher Speaks at
Ronald Reagan Funeral

RealVideoJune 11, 2004, 00:11:12

"Others prophesied the decline
of the West. He inspired America
and its allies with renewed faith in
their mission of freedom. Others
hoped at best for an uneasy
cohabitation with the Soviet Union.
He won the Cold War - not only
without firing a shot, but also by
by inviting enemies out of their
fortress, turning them into friends.”

— Former Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

LOOKING BACK: THATCHER ON REAGAN

The Indian Express, India
Leonardo DiCaprio and
Tom Hanks Work on Film
about Life of Gorbachev

“The film will chronicle Gorbachev's
time as president through the end
of the Cold War and the dissolution
of the once mighty Soviet Union.”

— NEWS ITEM,Press Trust of India

Juventud Rebelde, Cuba
Fidel Castro on Kim
Jong-un's 'Duty to
Avoid War' in Korea

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“I had the honor of knowing
Kim Il-sung, who wa a notably
courageous and revolutionary
figure. ...we remind North
Korea of her duty to nations
that have been its good friends,
and it would not be right to
forget that such a war would
greatly affect more than 70
percent of the planet's people.”

— Former Cuba Leader
Fidel Castro

WILL FIDEL HAVE ANY PULL?

Huanqiu, China
For Peace, U.S. Must
Pledge Not to Topple
Regime in Pyongyang

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The basis for a soft-landing
of this entire situation are
normalizing the North Korean
economy, and a guarantee of
the DPRK regime's security.
Until that happens, Pyongyang
will continue to make trouble.

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu
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GUARANTEE KIM'S SECURITY?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Agreement Calls for 'Early'
American Intervention After
North Korea Provocation

“This plan will have the effect of
deterring North Korea provocations
... And if Pyongyang does make a
provocation, it will bitterly regret it.”

— Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Jung Seung-jo

AN EXTRA LAYER OF PROTECTION?

La Jornada, Mexico
Illegal Immigration: Cruelty,
Xenophobia, U.S. Business

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The criminalization of undocumented
migration in the United States and the
violations of human rights that come
with it, is a strategy that results in huge
political, economic and corporate profit,
the very existence of which contradicts
the founding principles of that country.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada
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GROWING COST OF OPPOSING MIGRANTS

Global Times, China
China Cannot Afford a
North Korean Fukushima

“The possibility that nuclear leakage
could pollute underground water
supplies cannot be ruled out. ... The
Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan
is a lesson. Fukushima Prefecture,
where agriculture was a key industry,
is highly contaminated, and food
production has been severely hurt.
China can't afford to risk a repetition
of Fukushima's crisis in its Northeast.”

— COLUMNIST Kang Chol-su

TRIGGERING SECOND THOUGHTS IN BEIJING

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'Master and Stooge' Conspire
to Spark Second Korean War

“U.S. nuclear missiles on mainland Korea
are prepared to strike the DPRK, and its
nuclear strike forces are amassing. If the
provocateurs do manage to ignite a war,
the army and people of the DPRK will
utterly destroy the aggressors, their
facilities and their military installations.”

— COLUMNIST Kang Chol-su

CONTEMPLATING NUCLEAR WAR IN KOREA

Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Abe to Humiliate Okinawa with
'Restoration of Sovereignty Day'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Under the Treaty of San Francisco, in
exchange for Japanese independence,
Okinawa was isolated from Japan and
remained under U.S. military rule. As
the head of every Okinawa city knows,
Apr. 28, 1952, the day the Treaty came
into effect, is called 'Humiliation Day'
in Okinawa. Not a single one of them
will vote in favor of holding an event
to celebrate 'Restoration of Sovereignty
Day' - justifiably and understanably not.”

— EDITORIAL, Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun

WORLD WAR II HAUNTS PRIME MINISTER ABE

Japan Times, Japan
Washington 'Doesn't Want
to Know' Truth about Iraq

“How did the system of checks and
balances go so wrong? How did the
U.S. unite so completely around a
position that was so flawed? ... Ten
years on, no answers are expected.
Worse, it almost appears as though
the U.S. does not want to know.”

— EDITORIAL, Japan Times

ASAHI SHIMBUN: 'Long
Overdue', Japan Must Assess
its Support of Iraq War

OKINAWA TIMES: Japan's
Compliant Use of Force in
Iraq Must be Investigated

Korea Central News, North Korea
Kim Jong-un Approves
Plan to 'Settle Accounts'
with the United States

“Marshal Kim Jong-un said that
in view of the current situation,
he has judged that the time has
come to settle accounts with
the U.S. imperialists. If, in the
event the imperialist aggressors
recklessly provoke the DPRK
with their huge strategic force,
Marshal Kim said that the Korean
People's Army should mercilessly
strike the American mainland.”

— NEWS ITEM,
Korea Central News Agency

KIM JONG-UN: BLUFF OR SUICIDE?

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Karzai is Right - Taliban are
in the Service of Washington

“Those who have become angry with
President Karzai should appreciate his
boldness. The entire nation backs his
perceptions. The nation fully grasps
this very stark fact: that Taliban have
always been foreign proxies and
cannot be loyal to land of Afghanistan.”

— EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

KARZAI PUTS HAGEL ON BACK FOOT ...

Okinawa Times, Japan
Japan's Compliant Use
of Armed Force in Iraq
Must be Investigated

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“There is a persistent opinion that
since forces of our ally the United
States were involved, there was
little choice but to back the war.
At first glance, this may sound
logical and reasonable, but ideas
like this conceal real danger. That
would mean that Japan follows
whatever the U.S. does and asks
for, and suggesting a cessation of
independent thought. This is a way
of thinking too warped for words.”

— EDITORIAL, Okinawa Times

TIME FOR A JAPAN WAR INQUIRY?

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Iraq Invasion: U.S. War
for Oil 'Lacks a Punchline'

“Oil was one of the few reasons
still standing when all of their
stated excuses for going after
the dictator evaporated. Bush
wanted to blame Saddam for
Sept. 11 – the dots won't join;
Cheney had the notion of Iraqi
agents meeting Bin Laden's guys
in Prague – didn’t happen; Iraq
was buying yellow cake in Niger
– documents were forgeries;
Iraq had a mobile bio-weapons
lab on a truck – lies; Curveball
said it was all true – but too bad
Curveball was a nutter.”

— CORRESPONDENT Paul McGeough

IRAQ: A WAR FOR OIL? YUP ...

China Daily, China
America has Learned
Nothing from Iraq War

“Although the Iraq War was a
foreign policy catastrophe -
neither George W. Bush nor
Tony Blair has offered any kind
of apology. Nor have they been
forced to face accusations that
they committed war crimes.”

— U.S. Editor Chen Weihua

EVADING INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE?

Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan
Shinzo Abe Must End
Gamesmanship Over
Post-War Constitution

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“One must not sit idly by if
Abe's purpose is to use
National Soveriegnty Day as
a stepping-stone to his goal
of revising the Constitution.
... The old Constitution led
Japan down the road of
militarism, plunging it into
reckless wars that brought
devastation to other Asian
nations and peoples as well
as to Japanese themselves.”

— EDITORIAL,
Hokkaido Shimbun

ABE: TOO FAR RIGHT FOR COMFORT?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
U.N. Rapporteur Calls
Drone Strikes 'Illegal';
Seeks End to Attacks

“British counter-terrorism
expert Ben Ammerson, U.N.
special rapporteur on the
promotion and protection of
human rights, was appointed
to conduct a probe. ... The
report shows as false the
dominant Obama narrative -
that drones in Pakistan are
precise and effective, and that
they make America safer.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

JoongAnd Ilbo, South Korea
Source: Assassination
Attempt on Kim Jong-un
Aided Military Hardliners

“During a 2012 power struggle,
there was an attempt on the life
of Kim Jong-un, an intelligence
source in Seoul has told the
JoongAng Ilbo. According to him,
South Korea intelligence believes
Kim Jong-un's latest ratcheting up
of tensions through a series of
threats are linked to the incident.”

— REPORTERES Chang Se-jeong
and Ser Myo-ja

IS KIM JONG-IL RUNNING SCARED?

Korea Central News, North Korea
Armistice is 'Dead Letter';
'Provocateurs' Will Face
Sudden Retaliatory Strike

“All the most sophisticated methods
of attack, including a nuclear strike,
await orders to fire on the correct
targets. They are the ones, the arch
criminals, who have systematically
violated the Armistice Agreement
since the moment it was adopted.”

— Secretariat of the Committee for
the Peaceful Reunification of Korea

STALINIST THREATS - NOW WITH NUKES

El Universal, Venezuela
Electoral Martyrdom and
the Cult of Hugo Chavez

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The deification of Chavez has
more earthly and short-term
goals: preserve the movement,
win elections and maintain
authoritarian controls to keep
the nation's economic crisis from
destroying any plans for survival.”

— COLUMNIST Ricardo Trotti

CHAVEZ: CULT OF PERSONALITY

Juventude Rebelde, Cuba
Hugo Chavez Brought
'Era of Wealth-Centric,'
'Eurocentric' to Close

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It is clear that the genie has
escaped the lamp, and if that
weren't enough, the genie
has gone marvelously over
to the side of the eternally
forgotten and humiliated.”

— COLUMNIST
Ricardo Ronquillo Bello

CHAVEZ: MORE 'SPIRITUAL'?

Ahora, Cuba
Glory to the 'Irreversible'
and 'Immortal' Chavez!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“From now on, one must speak
of Venezuela and Latin America
as before and after Chavez, and
it wouldn't be rash to speculate
that like few peopel in history,
the changes he began carry
the imprint of irreversibility.”

— JOURNALIST Atilio Boron Martes

WILL THE CHAVEZ LEGACY LAST?

Carta Maior, Brazil
Why the Right
'Hates' Latin America

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The right's colonial mentality
and interests bind it to states
at capitalism's heart, specifically
the United States, which has
historically had a relationship of
conflict with our continent. ...
The right doesn't understand
Latin America, nor can it. Its
mind goes blank before what
the imperial powers send to our
countries; it reacts with only
acceptance and happy resignation
to the interests of such powers.”

— COLUMNIST Emir Sader

RIGHT AND LEFT DIVIDE DOWN UNDER

La Tercera, Chile
Death of Chavez Opens
the Way for Democratic
Recovery in Venezuela

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“His death opens the possibility
that Venezuelans could move
into a democratic normalization
unthinkable while the towering
figure of the 'Comandante' lived.”

— EDITORIAL, La Tercera

AFTER CHAVEZ: TIME TO MOVE ON?

Ahora, Cuba
What Barack Obama Should
Be Told about Hugo Chavez

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama - the commander-in-chief of
drone murders, the maintainer of the
anti-democratic blockade of Cuba, the
violator of the law who kept Bradley
Manning imprisoned without trial for
years, should know that there is no
turning back history. In Latin America,
largely because of actions taken by
Hugo Chavez, it no longer matters
much what is said in Washington.”

— JOURNALIST Iroel Sanchez

ORTEGA OFFERS A FINAL FAREWELL

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Korea Pennisula 'Braces
for War,' as U.S.-South
Korea Excercises Begin

“As the two sides face off in
a 'chicken game' of large-scale
military exercises - and under
a pseudo-state of war, many
observers are voicing growing
fear of a potential military clash.”

— REPORTER Kang Tae-ho

NORTH KOREAN TROOPS ON ALERT

DAILY NORTH KOREA: North
Korean Citizens 'Feel the Tension'


La Razon, Bolivia
President Morales Says
'Empire Has All the Tools'
to Have Poisoned Chavez

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“President Morales said, 'I'm nearly
convinced that comrade Chavez was
poisoned.' The Bolivian president
also noted that the 'empire has all
of the tools' necessary to conduct
operations to defeat governments,
leaders and social movements that
oppose capitalism, 'but when it fails
to overcome them, it takes up the
task of ending the life of a leader.'”

— Bolivia President Evo Morales

WOULD U.S. USE CANCER TO KILL?

Global Times, China
'Demonized' by the
West, Hugo Chavez
was Friend to China

“Chavez was an old friend
to the Chinese people. It
will be the Americas that
will have to judge his rocky
relationship with America.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

CHAVEZ: ADVERSARY AND ALLY

Venezula Analysis Venezuela
Your Anti-Chavez
Corporate Media
'Decoder Ring'

Divisive - Hugo Chavez
supported the poor and
the working class, rather
than U.S. interests and
local elites. ... Anti-U.S.
- He showed the United
States Venezuela was
not part of its backyard.”

— The Outside Agitator

IS U.S. MEDIA TOO BIASED?

Japan Times, Japan
Abe Plan for Sovereignty
Day Fete Irks Okinawans

“Abe was apparently ignorant
of the fact that the people of
Okinawa regard April 28 as a
'day of infamy' because the
prefecture stayed under U.S.
control for another 20 years.”

— COLUMNIST Reiji Yoshida

MAINICHI: North Korea
Cuts 'Hotline' with South

MAINICHI:
Starbucks Coffee Lookalike
Called Trademark Violation


LOGO TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT


Daily North Korea, South Korea
Average North Korean
'Shocked' at Rodman's
'Gangster' Appearance

“The appearance of a man
wearing not only earrings -
but with pierced lips and
tattoos everywhere, was
shocking. To see Kim Jong-
un seated next to such a
tall, bizarre-looking giant,
and showering him with
gifts, made Kim look
like an immature leader.”

— Source in North Korea's
North Hamkyung Province

RODMAN: SHOCKING THE LOCALS

La Jornada, Mexico
Washington's 'Sequester'
Makes Argentina Leaders
Appear More Responsible

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Now, the Afro-American politician
has been forced to decree, against
his own will, plans that will trigger
enormous damage to the already
maimed U.S. economy. ... while the
government of a minor economy
like Argentina's has found it possible
to advanced its agenda of social and
economic transformation despite
pressure and destabilizing campaigns.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

A TALE OF TWO ECONOMIES

El Nacional, Venezuela
Maduro Asserts: U.S.
'Infected' Hugo Chavez
with Deadly Disease

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We have no doubt - the time
will come for a medical board
to be formed to prove that he
(Chavez) was attacked with this
disease. ... We have no doubt
that the historic enemies of the
nation sought a way to damage
the health of our commander.
There have been several cases
like this - the most notorious
being that of Yasser Arafat,
the former leader of Palestine.”

— Venezuela Vice President
Nicolas Maduro

HUGO CHAVEZ: DEAD AT 58

China Daily, China
Why Chinese Like the
Oscars and Ignore their
Own Movie Awards

“Part of the reason I'm not
crazy about Oscar is that it
isn't Chinese. Don't get me
wrong. I'm no xenophobe.
I am a patriot! We've got
our own movie awards. ...
the reason for the lack of
popularity of our awards
likely lies in the political
orientation of our state and
in the awards themselves.”

— COLUMNIST
Wang Hongqiang

OSCARS SET THE STANDARD

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
U.S. Seeks to Rein
in Japan's Attempts
to Deny its History

“Since revision by the Abe
administration of Japan's
stance on history could
severely damage relations
with neighboring nations
like South Korea and China,
the U.S. government is
concerned stability in the
Asia-Pacific region could be
be compromised, which
it regards as a priority.”

— QUOTE, Nikkei Newspaper

JAPAN DAILY PRESS: Labeling
of Sea Shepard as 'Pirates'
By U.S. Court Called 'Wrong'


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Kim Jong-un Praises
Dennis Rodman and
American Delegation

“Dear respected Marshal
Kim Jong-un and his wife
Ri Sol-ju came to watch.
Greatly excited to see
the game along with Kim
Jong-un, the players and
audience broke into cheers.
Dennis Rodman was also
there and came over to offer
a bow to Kim Jong-un. Kim
Jong-un warmly welcomed
him and permitted Dennis
Rodman to sit next to him.”

— NEWS ITEM, Rodong Sinmun

RODMAN: CLOSE TO THE MAN

Japan Daily Press, Japan
Court Calls Sea Shepherd
'Modern-Day Pirates' After
Attacks on Japan Whalers

“When you ram ships; hurl glass
containers of acid; drag metal-
reinforced ropes in the water to
damage propellers and rudders;
launch smoke bombs and flares
with hooks; and point powerful
lasers at other ships, you are,
without any doubt, a pirate, no
matter how high-minded you
believe your purpose to be.”

— U.S. FEDERAL COURT JUDGE
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski

HOW FAR TO PROTECT THE WHALES?

JAPAN DAILY PRESS: Labeling
of Sea Shepard as 'Pirates'
By U.S. Court Called 'Wrong'


Xinhua, China
Kim Jong-Un and Dennis
Rodman, 'Sit Together,
Talk and Laugh' at Game

“During the match, Rodman, who
wore dark glasses and a hat, sat to
the left of Kim Jong-un. Without
translators, the two spoke directly
and laughed, witnesses there said.”

— NEWS ITEM, Xinhua

DIPLOMACY - THE RODMAN WAY

Toronto Sun, Canada
Dennis Rodman on
Diplomatic Mission
to North Korea

“Talk about an odd choice
... The free-spirited, hard-
partying, heavily tattooed,
NBA champ sticks out like
a sore thumb in the staid,
buttoned-down despotism.”

— REPORTER Ryan Wolstat

Daily North Korea, South Korea
American and South
Korea to Incite Unrest
Inside North Korea

“Among the many elements
of a South Korea-U.S. policy
targeting North Korea, it is
likely that strengthening
those promoting internal
discord will be one of them.”

— Park Hyung-jung,
Korea Institute for
National Unification

PREPARED FOR AN UPRISING

Global Montreal, Canada
Canada Shines
on Oscar Night

“A movie about a Canadian
plan to free hostages from
Iran and an adaptation of a
Canadian novel won big.”

— CORRESPONDENT
John R. Kennedy

OSCAR ACCLAIM FOR CANADA

Huanqiu, China
'Demented' Hacking Charges
Betray Washington's Scheme
for Global Cyber Domination

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“We consider these accusations that
China's military is engaged in hacking
to be a demented attempt by the U.S.
to establish Internet hegemony by
putting the hat of the villain on China.
... China has no obligation to foster
ties when the American people spit
at them. Our entire society will work
together to strengthen ourselves.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

WHERE CHINA SPIES ON THE WORLD?

The Japan Times, Japan
Obama Drops Demand
that Japan Cut Tariffs
for Trade Agreement

“Our governments confirm
that should Japan participate
in TPP talks, all goods will be
subject to negotiation. As the
outcome will be determined
during the talks, Japan is not
required to make a previous
commitment to unilaterally
eliminate all Japan tariffs.”

— Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

OBAMA THROWS ABE BONE

RealVideoVIDEO: Abe and Obama to 'Breath New
Life' into an Old Alliance (NHK News, Japan)


JAPAN TIMES: Japan Offer on
Abducted Children Disappoints

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Japan, U.S.
Consider Joint DPRK Sanctions


Huanqiu, China
Internet 'Muckraking
Frenzy' Damages China's
International Interests

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Many people, in the midst of
a 'muckraking frenzy,' damage
confidence in the government
and public officials, which also
reduces support for China's
government during foreign
disputes. Even patriotism is
questioned and mocked, and
among some circles, 'universal
values' have become the fashion.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

Iwate Nippo Shimbun, Japan
Imposed 66 Years Ago, the
Time Has Come for Japan to
Revise 'Pacific Constitution'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“With China's continuing attempts to
expand its maritime jurisdiction on
one side, and a nuclear-armed North
Korea on the other, peace and
stability in the far east is at stake.”

— EDITORIAL, Iwate Nippo Shimbun

SHOULD JAPAN GET ITS MILITARY BACK?

Diario Co Latino, El Salvador
'Benevolent' U.S. Migration
Reforms Should Shame
Nations of Latin America

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The irony is that as Latin American
states call for U.S. migration laws to
be more benign and compassionate
toward our fellow citizens, they fail
to acknowledge that their treatment
of their Latin American brothers is a
far cry from the benefits granted by
the government of the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Ricardo Antonio
Ibarra Manzanares

LATIN AMERICA NEEDS REFORM, TOO

Huanqiu, China
Beijing Must Punish
Pyongyang; Not Join
Anti-North Alliance

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“China should stick to being
a reconciler and harmonizer,
and not join one side in
confronting the other. It is
unlikely China will become
allies with North Korea, but
it is even more unlikely that
it would join an alliance with
the U.S., Japan and the South.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CHINA PUZZLES OVER WHAT TO DO

Estadao, Brazil
Obama's Drones: Drawing
the Wrong Conclusions
from bin Laden's Demise

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The notion of a 'global theater
of battle' has terrifying implications,
which moves humanity closer to
the sphere of barbarity. With this
legal defense, U.S. drones would
exterminate al-Qaeda terrorists in
London or Sao Paulo, while Israeli
drones would assassinate Hezbullah
militants in Lebanon and their China
counterparts would eliminate
Uygur separatists in Kazakhstan.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF DRONES

Estadao, Brazil
Major Powers Appear
Intent on Continuing
Currency Tampering

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Brazilian officials have tried,
alone, to force discussion of
the monetary policies of the
U.S. and the eurozone, and
their effects on the foreign
exchange market. In this,
there has been little success.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

IS CURRENCY MANIPULATION OK?

La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. Immigration Reforms
Demand Mexican 'Firmness'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

““For Mexico, Obama's second term
represents an opportunity to restore
the imperative of immigration reform
to the place it should never have lost.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CAN MEXICO ADVANCE THE PROCESS?

The Korea Times, South Korea
'Pulling a Reagan': How South
Korea Can Defeat Pyongyang

“The Strategic Defense Initiative, also
called Star Wars ... lured the Soviets
into an arms race it couldn't win. ...
Let's do a Reagan: play along with the
North in a game that it calls its own,
but statistics show it can never win.
Official data show our population is
twice as large as that of the North; our
Gross Domestic Product 40 times the
North's and Gross National Product per
capita close to 20 times larger ... All
Pyongyang needs may be a little push.”

— COLUMNIST Oh Young-jin

SHOULD THE SOUTH OUT-ARM THE NORTH?

Proceso, Mexico
Ex-Mexico Diplomat Returns
Harvard Diploma to Protest
Presence of Felipe Calderon

“I believe the presence of Calderon
at Harvard contradicts the values of ??
representative democracy, critical
thinking, personal and intellectual
honesty that the university promotes.
I hope that the Kennedy School will
reconsider and be sensitive to the
feelings of millions of Mexicans.”

— Former Ambassador
Hector Vasconcelos

Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Okinawans Will Not
be 'Pawned Away' to
Curry American Favor

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Like a souvenir, you [Prime
Minister Abe] would like to
bring signs of progress on the
Futenma Air Base relocation
to the U.S. president. Could
this be the reason for your
visit to Okinawa? If so, you
are not welcomed here.”

— EDITORIAL,
Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun

Global Times, China
U.S. Worsens 'Profound'
North Korean Insecurity;
Provokes Missiles, Nukes

“in fact, North Korea's defiance
is deeply rooted in its powerful
sense of insecurity after years of
confrontation with South Korea,
Japan and a militarily superior
United States. Pyongyang's latest
nuclear test appears to be another
example of a desperate attempt
to try and keep the threat at bay.”

— EDITORIAL, The Global Times

IS THE UNITED STATES TO BLAME?

Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Nuclear Test to Send
Obama Message on
State of Union Eve

“The third nuclear test,
coupled with the North's
successful missile launch
last year, was designed
to deliver a message to
Washington stronger than
anyt before. Conducting
it on the eve of Obama's
State of the Union speech
adds even more punch.”

— Dr. Shunji Hiraiwa,
Kwansei Gakuin University

STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
With Sanctions, Seoul
'Traitors' Inch Closer to
'Grand War' with North

“The Seoul group of traitors
consists of unmatched villains
and hooligans who are intent
on exterminating the nation
in collusion with outsiders [on
sanctions]. ... The group of
traitors should stop its foolish
act, and finally understand the
fierce nature of the historic
stand-off between the DPRK
and United States government.”

— Statement of North Korea's
Secretariat of the Committee
for the Peaceful Reunification

NORTH ASIA HOLDS ITS BREATH

THE HANKYOREH: North Korea
May be Developing Hydrogen Bomb

KOREA HERALD: North Korea
Device 'Weaker than Feared'

KOREA HERALD: Seoul Citizens
Express Concern Over Nuke Test


The Korea Times, South Korea
Seoul Condemns North
Korea's Nuclear Test

“"North Korea won't be able
to escape from (taking) grave
responsibility for each of the
consequences resulting from
this provocation.”

— Presidential
Secretary Chun Yung-woo

WHAT TO DO WITH THE NORTH?

El Commercio, Ecuador
Correa Challenger Would
Revoke Assange's Asylum

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“'If we win the presidency,
will take a serious look, with
total impartiality, and review
this decision, which was taken
in haste, by the Ecuadorian
government. ... There is an
independent judiciary in
Sweden, and justice is not
handled like it is in Ecuador.”

— Former President and Current
Candidate Lucio Gutierrez

SHOULD ASSANGE PACK HIS BAGS?

El Universal, Mexico
Cuba as President of
CELAC: '51 Years of
U.S. Isolation Ended'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Upon being seated as the
emporary president of the
Community of Latin American
and Caribbean States, Cuba
ended the continental isolation
that began 51 years ago. ...
Now, half a century later and
with the same communist
ideology, the Cuban regime
has broken through the policy
of continental exclusion
animated by the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Jose Melendez

WHAT WILL THE U.S. DO NOW?

The Nation, Pakistan
Drones Strikes: Unequal,
Unethical and Unwise

“Wisdom and far-sightedness
demand that such violations are
immediately brought to an end.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

PAKISTAN SEEKS END TO DRONE STRIKES

El Mostrador, Chile
CELAC and the E.U.:
Sarcasm in the Press
and Winds of Change

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Let us get used to the idea
that it is possible to create
wide-ranging hemispheric
forums without the United
States and Canada. Despite
all the sarcasm in the press,
CELAC isn't doing a bad job,
particularly when countries
like the U.S., Japan and
China all call for observer
status at CELAC summits.”

— COLUMNIST
Carlos Monge

LATIN AMERICA: COMING OF AGE?

Express Tribune, Pakistan
Zero Dark Thirty: Why Ban
in Pakistan is Wrongheaded

“Countries that fail to clean up their
own backyards pay a very heavy price.
Being depicted as Pakistan is in the
film Zero Dark Thirty is that price.”

— COLUMNIST Syed Talat Hussain

PAKISTAN BANS 'ZERO DARK THIRTY'

The Toronto Star, Canada
Obama Rationale for
Killing American Terror
Suspects Tests Limits

“The president's orders must
be seen to be utterly necessary,
exceptional, accountable and
lawful. That isn't the case now.”

— EDITORIAL, The Toronto Star

Huanqiu, China
U.S. 'Cold War' Against China
Gives Way to a War of Values

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“America's handiest method of struggle
is the 'values offensive.' In this respect,
the U.S. has many roads to penetrating
China. The Chinese public has a very low
level of resistance to these values, and
in fact is widely receptive to them.”

— EDITORIAL, Hanqiu

BROKE, IS U.S. TURNING TO VALUES?

Argen Press, Argentina
The CIA is Alive and
Well in Latin America

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The CIA exists - it exists in
our countries. It acts whether
or not you want it, or see it.”

— COLUMNIST Alberto Maldonado

DARK U.S. IMAGE SOUTH OF BORDER

Excelsior, Mexico
U.S. Weapons Culture:
A 'Stupid Fascination'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“One of my most interesting
sociological experiences in
the United States was a visit
to a gun show in Texas. ...
It was amazing to watch the
children. They were all over,
looking at the weapons, even
picking them up as though
they were pieces of fruit or
vegetables, with no move
from the parents. There is
something wrong with a
society so fascinated by
weapons. It just isn't normal.”

— COLUMNIST Leo Zuckermann

MAKING SENSE OF U.S. GUN LOVE

La Razon, Bolivia
Latin America Condemns
U.S. Blockade of Cuba;
Castro to Lead CELAC

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The island's nomination to lead
the 33-nation organization - that
excludes the United States and
Canada - was described by some
governments as a Cuban victory
without precedent since 1961,
when Fidel assumed power after
the revolution that ended the
dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
... The Santiago Declaration calls
on Washington ... to end the
economic, commercial and
financial blockade against Cuba.”

— REPORTER Ivan Parede

CUBA NOW PRESIDENT OF CELAC

Sakigake Shimbun, Japan
With Dreamliner Crisis,
'Prestige and Profit'
Have to Be Set Aside

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Any airline that continues to
use these aircraft despite such
reports and concerns is putting
prestige and profit before safety.
Such airlines must take heed of
these issues and reconsider the
importance of putting safety first.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

DREAMLINER A PR 'NIGHTMARE'

El Universal, Mexico
U.S. Conservatives See
the Writing On the Wall
for Immigration Reform

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The interpretation of analysts
and politicians is clear: their
opposition to Mitt Romney was
in retaliation for his party's anti-
immigrant position. It has never
been more costly for a U.S.
politician to oppose this reform.”

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

IS THE RIGHT-WING IN RETREAT?

CTV, Canada
Randy Quaid Denied
Permanent Resident
Status in Canada

“Quaid was denied because he
lacks a passport. Quaid sought
permanent resident status in
Canada claiming he was being
sought by'Hollywood star-
whackers.' He claimed the
group killed actors David
Carradine and Heath Ledger.”

— CTV News Item

AVOIDING THE 'STAR WHACKERS'

The Tribune, India
Successful Underwater
Rocket Launch Makes
India Part of Elite Club

“India will become the sixth
state to have such technology
after the United States, Russia,
Great Britain, France and China.”

— REPORTER Ajay Banerjee

INDIA 'SHOOTS' FOR NUCLEAR TRIAD

Sergio Aguayo, Mexico
Mexican 'Fatalism' in
the Face of U.S. Gun
Trafficking Must End

“Neither Barack Obama nor
his opponents from the NRA
mention the harmful fireams
being smuggled into Mexico.
They ignore us. Those killed
by U.S. bullets do not exist. ...
The denial is cheap because
of the passivity of those who
govern Mexico: when it has
to do with the United States,
most officials prefer silence.”

— Sergio Aguayo,
Professor, College of Mexico

Korea Central News, North Korea
U.N. Security Council
Must Apologize for Being
'American Marionette'

“At the heart of this matter is the
brigandish logic of America, which
is that a peaceful satellite launch by
states antagonistic toward America
should not be permitted. And why
not? Because any carrier rocket can
be converted into a long-range
ballistic missile that threatens the
U.S. From this it is clear that the
U.N. Security Council is in fact
a marionette of the United States.”

— North Korea Foreign Ministry

KOREAN DICTATOR WANTS APOLOGY
Folha, Brazil
Obama's Legacy Depends
Most on Energy Transition

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The U.S. is witnessing a remarkable
change in the domestic production of
energy - gas and oil extracted from
metamorphic rock - which is lowering
the cost of production in the country.
Battles in Congress tend to galvanize
public attention. But Barack Obama's
place in the history books may depend
more on the actions of his government
in accelerating, and not hindering, the
economic transition now underway.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

REPUBLICANS NOT OBAMA'S CHALLENGE

Xinhua, China
Barack Obama: 'Handsome
and Young to Hoary and Old'

“The sad moments overshadowed the
happy ones in Obama's first term, since
the number of things he cannot do is
far greater than those he can. Even his
own doctor admitted that Obama looks
eight years older than four years ago.
... Whether the next four years will be
easier remains a mystery, but one thing
is for sure: constantly up to his neck in
problems at home and abroad, Obama
will never look any younger.”

— EDITORIAL, Xinhua

OBAMA'S RAPID AGING SYNDROME

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Don't Rush Ahead
with U.S. Drones

“U.S. Embassy cables made
public by WikiLeaks show
that pressure from the U.S.
to purchase the drones may
have been greater than the
Korean government's actual
interest in buying them ...
If these cables are credible,
the government is pushing
to buy weapons that cost an
astronomical sum of money
just to satisfy U.S. interests.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

El Universal, Mexico
Influence-Flush U.S.
Latinos Must 'Exploit
Unprecedented Time'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The 2012 Latino vote is a
juncture of unprecedented
importance that could lose
its novelty on the public
agenda. Another unexpected
event may occur that quickly
causes U.S. people to close
off the possibility of 'amnesty'
for illegal immigrants. The
best course would be to
exploit the current situation.”

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

LATINOS: CALL IN THEIR CHIPS?

Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Obama Fails to Make
Convincing Case for
Strong Government

“Only a handful of crackpots
think people would prosper
entirely without government.
Obama's speech does a good
job refuting them. But once
justification for government
is conceded, the question
becomes how much more of
it is needed at the margin. On
that he is much less persuasive.”

— PROFESSOR William Watson
of McGill University

GOVERNMENT: MORE OR LESS?

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Obama's 'Ask Not' Moment
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Obama's
Address 'More Prose than Poetry
'
GLOBE & MAIL: Obama Talks
Alternative Energy While
Counting on an Oil Boom
'
GLOBE & MAIL: Obama Pragmatist,
Meet Obama the Liberal
'
TORONTO STAR: Obama
Has a Shot at 'Near Greatness
'

Okinawa Times, Japan
Futenma Relocation
Plan a 'Slap in the Face'
to Okinawan People

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Right now, the entire Okinawa
Prefecture Assembly, 41 mayors
from within the prefecture, and
all 41 city assemblies, oppose the
Henoko plan and demand the base
be relocated outside of Okinawa.
How far is Japan's government
willing to 'subordinate itself to
the United States' to curry favor
with it? Is Okinawa a 'souvenir'
for the Japanese government
to hand over to the United States?”

— EDITORIAL, Okinawa Times

UNFINISHED POST-WAR BUSINESS

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Gun-Toting U.S.
... 'Hell on Earth'

“The White House is
trembling with fear
and the entire society
is in pandemonium.
America's rulers like
to call brightly lit
streets and very tall
buildings standing in
a row 'civilization.'
But in quiet corners
of its small towns,
what governs is the
law of the jungle.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Jackie Chan Brands U.S.
'More Corrupt' than China

“America is the most corrupt in
the world - not China. Where
does this great breakdown [of
corruption] come from? It came
from the world, the U.S. … If
our own countrymen don't
support our country, who will?”

— COMIC ACTOR Jackie Chan

CHAN: CURRYING CHINA'S FAVOR?

El Universal, Mexico
Obama and Guns
... 'Yes, You Must'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama's Hail Mary pass
should be to amend the
Constitution, and by so
doing, provide further
evidence that the Nobel
Peace Prize he won when
his achievements were
minimal was justified. If
Mr. Obama has failed to
achieve global nuclear
disarmament, he must at
least disarm his citizens.”

— SURGEON,
Dr. Arnoldo Kraus

TIME FOR U.S. TO DISARM?

Huanqiu, China
China Requires Capacity to
Shoot Down U.S. Satellites

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“In 2008, China and Russia issued
a proposal for a treaty prohibiting
the deployment of arms in space,
but they were rebuffed by the U.S.
... Against this background, it is
essential for China to have the
capacity to confront U.S. satellites.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

TIME TO PREPARE FOR SPACE WAR?

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
U.S. Space Crime
Must be Stopped!

“When it comes to incriminating
us, America's ruling circles are
brazen. While we launched a
satellite for peaceful purposes,
they are shooting off space
weapons helter-skelter in
violation of global space law.”

— COMMENTARY, Rodong Sinmun

AMERICA: PLANNING SPACE WAR?

Xinhua, China
'Fiscal Cliff' Chicken
Game Shows Faults of
U.S. Political System

“In a democracy like the U.S.,
tax increases and spending cuts,
the very medicine needed to
cure its chronic debt disease,
have long proved unpopular
among voters. So politicians
have chosen to kick the can
down the road again and again.
... But as we all know, the
can will never disappear.”

— COLUMNIST Ming Jinwei

IS WASHINGTON BEYOND REPAIR?

O Globo, Brazil
Why Does Half the World Imitate
'Peaceful' Newtown and Aurora?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“What goes on in the American suburbs
and the types of neurosis they create,
with all of their invisible, solitary and
often suffering individuals, is something
everyone seems to find interesting - yet
half the world seeks to create imitations
of such 'havens' with their identical homes,
baptizing them with bucolic names. The
marketing says these are great places 'to
raise children' away from it all. Are they?”

— COLUMNIST Raul Juste Lores

THE SUBURBS: GOOD FOR THE KIDS?

O Globo, Brazil
U.S. School Shootings and
the 'Externalization of Evil'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“It's a known propensity of American
life to repress social problems with
the externalization of evil. ... This
externalization of evil produces a
spectacular catharsis on film, as the
Soviets, extraterrestrials, and more
recently, Islamic terrorists, are
annihilated. But the genre of school
massacres - which have similarities
to Islamic terrorism - in addition to
the tragedy itself, brings an added
difficulty: lack of an external enemy.”

— COLUMNIST Francisco Bosco

U.S CULTURE: IS IT SELF-DESTRUCTIVE?

Indian Country Today, Native America
Christmas from a Native
American Perspective

“Every day is our Christmas.
Every meal is our Christmas.
Every meal, we take a little
portion of the food we are
eating, and we offer it to
the spirit world on behalf of
the four-legged, the winged,
and the two-legged. We pray,
but not like most Christians.
We thank the Grandfathers
and we thank the Great Spirit.”

— COLUMNIST Floyd Hand,
Oglala Lakota Nation

CHRISTMAS: 'WE'RE ALL RELATED'

022 China, China
Chenping to Newtown:
'Don't Let Our Children
Go to School in Fear'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The number of mental patients
with personality disorders has
gradually risen, and their friends,
relatives and societies have failed
at every level to offer the proper
care and concern. If a 'fuse' is lit,
a 'bomb' will explode. At that
moment, these apparently meek
lambs may become great butchers.”

— COLUMNIST Li Guohui

U.S. AND CHINA: JOINED BY TRAGEDY

Prensa Libre, Guatemala
Cowboys and U.S. Gun
Culture: Reaffirming
Heroism and Warfare

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The regulatory framework
in the U.S. allows any citizen
to own guns, except convicts
and the mentally ill. It's a way
of culturally reaffirming the
concept of heroism, which is
personified by cowboys and
soldiers in their use of high-
powered weapons - and in
which warmongering is seen
almost as high patriotism.”

— COLUMNIST
Carolina Vasquez Araya

HOW MANY GUNS IS TOO MANY?

NASA, United States
VIDEO: NASA Releases Mayan
End-of-the-World Video Early

RealVideoDec. 11, 00:04:21

“If you're watching this video,
it means one thing: The world
didn't come to an end yeserday.”

— NASA Video on Mayan Prophecy

NASA DISPENSES WITH MAYAN PROPHECY

Estadao, Brazil
After Obama Must Follow
Victoria Soto: Only Action,
Not Tears, Will Save Lives

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“We've never seen Obama cry. Yet
the president nicknamed 'no drama
Obama' fought back tears as he read
a short statement after the massacre
on Friday, in which he lamented the
lost innocence of the children who
survived the killing. Victoria Soto
didn't cry, but she did save her
children. How many children is
U.S. President Obama ready to save?”

— COLUMNIST Lucia Guimaraes

A LESSON FOR COWARDLY LEADERS?

El Universal, Mexico
Newtown: A Tragedy Foretold
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Since the years of Ronald Reagan, the
U.S. has systematically cut funding for
people with mental disorders. Incredibly,
many of these people can buy, without
further delay, arms of every description.”

— COLUMNIST Gabriel Guerra Castellanos

HAVE WE IGNORED THE MENTALLY ILL?

Folha, Brazil
After Newtown: There is
No Better Time for America
Debate about Gun Control

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“If a day in which 20 boys and girls
younger than 10 years of age are
murdered isn't appropriate, when
will there ever be an appropriate
moment? What Carney argued is
that this emotional moment is not
the most suitable for a debate on
an issue so dear to Americans,
which makes sense. But when we
talk about school children as targets
of a shooter, is there any way to
take emotion out of the equation?”

— COLUMNIST Luciana Coelho

DEBATING THE TIME FOR DEBATING

La Jornada, Mexico
Newtown: Gun 'Barbarism' that
Can't be Removed by Legislation

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The availability of weapons among the U.S.
population doesn't in itself serve to explain
the often exasperating massacres that occur
there. Canada, Sweden and Finland also have
high levels of per capita weapons ownership
without leading to such mass murders. This
suggests a collective propensity toward
barbarism in that country which has never
been explained, and which should begin to
be discussed as quickly as humanly possible.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

IS U.S. GUN CULTURE A CHARACTER FLAW?

RDS, Canada
After Newtown Attack,
Sports Must Takes a
Back Seat to Healing

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It is essential to consider,
individually and collectively,
how to build a world that
rejects and condemns this
violence, and just as vital,
its promotion, whether
direct or indirect. We must
courageously absorb the sad
lessons that this horrible act
holds for us. We must be able
to assert, and to promise the
families of the victims, that
their sacrifice is not in vain.”

— COLUMNIST Pierre Houde

FOCUS ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Dead Children Not Enough to
Stop Surge in U.S. Gun Sales

“What's certain is gun and ammunition
sales will surge as people stock up in
fear of bans. This has been the pattern
after all recent mass killings. The best-
selling products will be military-style
weapons and ammunition of the sort
used to kill Newtown's children.”

— CORRESPONDENT Nick O'Malley

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
Newtown - Walk on the Dark Side


Globe & Mail, Canada
It is Time for America to
Cure its 'Sick' Gun Laws

“For the moment, Obama has stuck
his head in the sand. Handguns and
assault rifles are a blight that make
the U.S. one of the world’s most
murderous societies, on a par with
South Africa and Colombia.”

— EDITORIAL, Globe & Mail

HOW CAN GUN MADNESS BE STOPPED?

CBC NEWS: Could This Be
the Final Straw for Americans
Sick of the Violence? RealVideo

OTTAWA CITIZEN EDITORIAL:
America: A Nation in Horror


Daily North Korea, South Korea
Only Deaf and Dumb Miss the
Truth of North Korea Nukes

“The fact is we've been daydreaming.
... What is the purpose of Kim Jong-il's
nuclear strategy? It is very clear. After
reaching agreement on a peace treaty
with Washington, it is to break the
South Korea-U.S. military alliance.”

— COLUMNIST Sohn Gwang-joo

KIM JONG-UN: A MISSILE AND A SMOKE

Global Times, China
After Rocket, China
Should Offer North
Korea Added 'Security'

“China must not cooperate
with the U.S., Japan and South
Korea by imposing sanctions on
Pyongyang. China will veto allS
radical resolutions made by the
three countries. At the same
time, the North Korea should
be made to pay for its actions.”

— EDITORIAL, The Global Times

MANUFACTURED ENTHUSIASM?

TELEGRAPH VIDEO: Japan Condemns
North Korea Rocket Launch RealVideo

BBC NEWS VIDEO: North Korea
Defies Warnings to Launch RocketRealVideo

KOREA TIMES: Launch Exposes
U.S., ROC IntellIgence Failure

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: North Koreans
Applaud, Voi
ce Joy, at Launch

El Tiempo, Colombia
As Good as Spielberg's Lincoln
is - it is Still a Work of Fiction

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Talking about 'historical' films or novels
presents a contradiction in terms. History
is based on documents and archives, while
fiction is imagination and representation.
On the other hand, I think it would be a
grave error to underestimate the great
value of the great novels and films that
address historic themes in an intelligent
way, especially when they present ideas
to us that we had never considered, like
happened to me when viewing Lincoln.”

— COLUMNIST Sergio Munoz Bata

CAN PRESIDENT OBAMA BE TRUSTED?

Yonhap News Agency, South Korea
North Korea Long-Range
Rocket Launch a Success

“The rocket is estimated to have
a range of more than 13,000 km,
a distance long enough to put all
of America within striking range.
The launch was a total surprise.”

— REPORTERS
Chang Jae-soon, Kim Eun-jung

AMERICA NOW WITHIN RANGE?

Obera Mundo, Brazil
The Perils for Latin America of
Obama's 'Fear-Inspired' Victory

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The U.S. will continue to sabotage
regional integration in South America
- a priority of both Presidents Lula and
Dilma - by means of bilateral pacts and
drawing a line across the Pacific. New
military bases will be built and attempts
will be made to remove progressive
governments from power, either with
support for right-wing forces or coups.”

— COLUMNIST Igor Fuse

CAN PRESIDENT OBAMA BE TRUSTED?

Times of India, India
Developing Countries Demand
'Climate Equity' from Wealthy

“Now that there is limited space in the
atmosphere for emissions from emerging
countries, will the wealthy nations cut
their carbon footprints to make space for
the rest to grow? Climate change talks
are about sharing the world's ecological
and economic space. In Doha, developing
countries asserted the need for equity.
But the U.S. deputy negotiator said he
couldn't 'sell' the idea of equity to the U.S.
Congress. This will undoubtedly be the
mother of all battles in the years to come.”

— CORRESPONDENT Nitin Sethi

Times of India, India
U.S., Russia Appear to
Opt-Out of Climate Deal

“The U.S. took on 192 nations
to reject the principle of equity
and application of the principles
of the U.N. climate convention.
The poor nations like the small
island development countries
and the least developed states
got the least out of the deal.”

— CORRESPONDENT Nitin Sethi

FIDDLING WHILE PLANET HEATS?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Mainland U.S. in Range
of North Korean Rocket

“The Unha-2 [that was launched]
in 2009 could only hit Alaska. The
Unha-3 rocket being launched
this time around can target the
U.S. West Coast ... The fact that
it can reach the continental U.S.
makes a big difference in terms
of our overall strategic posture.”

— UNIDENTIFED
South Korean Military Official

KIM JONG-UN HOLIDAY SURPRISE

El Periodico, Guatemala
McAfee in Guatemala:
'Paradise of Impunity'?

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Lamentably, I suspect the
public perception of all this,
is that he came to hide in a
country with a feeble justice
system and a pricey lawyer.
We'll see whether this event
is resolved without bias.”

— COLUMNIST
Alvaro Castellanos Howell

WHY FLEE TO GUATEMALA?

The Belize Times, Belize
In John McAfee, Prime
Minister Barrow May
have 'Met His Match'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“McAfee has cast a net and
pulled the world in to watch.
With the economy a shambles,
poverty expanding, draconian
police measures being imposed
that infringe on human rights,
and the murder rate rising
every year, this is the worst
time for the prime minister to
have so many eyes on Belize.”

— EDITORIAL, The Belize Times

A THREAT TO BELIZE LEADER?

People's Daily, China
'Irresponsible' American
Lawmakers have a Duty
to the Global Economy

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Since they forever seek to
reform the global system,
U.S. lawmakers should feel a
sense of responsibility. That
requires them to stop partisan
interests from getting in the
way of proper economic
decision making and better
look after the interests
of the American people.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

ARE THESE MEN IRRESPONSIBLE?

El Universo, Ecuador
'Insignificant' Ecuador Too
Intimidated to Respond to
Insult from Julian Assange

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“When the reporter asked him
why he would not discuss Ecuador,
he dropped the timeless phrase:
'because Ecuador is insignificant.'
... As of the writing of these lines,
there is no official reaction, which
doesn't coincide with the ordinarily
loose tongue of the leader (Rafael
Correa) and the agility that usually
characterizes his government's
formidible propaganda machine.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Pachano

ASSANGE OFFENDS HIS HOSTS
Estadao, Brazil
Mr. Abbas Deserves to Be
Congratulated for Victory
of Beleaguered Palestine

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The vote in the U.N. last week
was an unprecedented triumph
for the Palestinians, marked the
return of the Palestinian Authority
to the global stage, and represents
the greatest personal achievement
of the septuagenarian Mr. Abbas.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

LEADER OF NON-MEMBER PALESTINE

Folha, Brazil
Jane Fonda, Go Home!
TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The gift of a lack of brain
matter leads beauties like
her to remove from their
shoulders any negative
reaction resulting from
deep feelings or profound
thought. There is nothing
like a marked frivolity to
help relieve the dark
circles under one's eyes.”

— COLUMNIST Barbara Gancia

NO BRAZIL LOVE FOR JANE

Carta Maior, Brazil
Welcome to 'Happy Hinges' of
Capitalism and World Empire

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The history of capitalist development
in the 19th and 20th centuries registers
the presence of certain countries with
high levels of development, wealth,
and quality of life, and with low national
propensities for expansion or imperialism.
These countries, once outposts of the
British Empire, today operate as little
'happy hinges' of the military structure
and global power of the United States.”

— Dr. Jose Luis Fiori, Universidade
Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

CENTURIES OF PROFITING FROM EMPIRE

The Nation, Pakistan
U.S. Withdrawal from
Afghanistan: 'Please
Don't Wait Until 2014!'

“Until they are withdrawn,
there can be no stability, and
thus their withdrawal should
proceed as fast as possible. ...
Pakistan must make America
realize that there is nothing
sacred about 2014 - and
certainly nothing sacred
about the end of that year.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

SHALL WE STAY OR GO NOW?

El Pais, Uruguay
Centrality of the Individual:
Benjamin Franklin's Message
for the People of Uruguay

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Between cocaine paste and marijuana,
absorbed in the debate about ways of
counting homicides, confronted with a
deterioration of the issues and debate,
are we in Uruguay are doomed to
missing the core message of a
universal colossus like Ben Franklin? ”

— COLUMNIST Leonardo Guzmán

FRANKLIN: ABOUT MORE THAN MONEY

China Daily, China
U.S. Asia Pivot Creates
Trouble in the Region

“In a multipolar world, there
is little space left for hegemony.
The U.S. should be a constructive
cooperator which treats other
nations with equality, which will
result in more U.S. profits than
would be the case if it keeps
acting as a hegemonic intruder.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

CHINA FACES MORE U.S. FIREPOWER

Indian Country Today, Native America
The 'Indian Wars'
are Far from Over

“Our battle today is
with historic oppression
and generational trauma.
Seeds of doubt and shame
planted hundreds of years
ago continue to take root
in the darkness of each
new generation, winding
their way through Indian
Country communities.”

— Beverly Cook,
the Wolf Clan

NATIVE AMERICAN BURDEN

Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Battle of Okinawa Victims
Deserve Better Treatment
from Government in Tokyo

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Far from protecting residents, the
Japanese Army actually slaughtered
them and forced them out of their
shelters. Can we really ask elderly
survivors to 'accept and tolerate'
suffering described as the 'nadir of
grotesqueness?' The plaintiffs have
placed their last hopes in this trial,
and as the nation's bastion of human
rights, the Supreme Court should
address their demands head on.”

— EDITORIAL,
Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun

WORLD WAR'S UNSETTLED BUSINESS

La Jornada, Mexico
American Generals 'In Love
with their Own Biographies'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The Petraeus affair is a godsend for
comedians and a delightful distraction
for a public which, as in any society
since the dawn of history, thoroughly
enjoys the long and spectacular fall
of those who from atop Mt. Olympus.
Meanwhile, young Americans and
innocent civilians keep dying in wars
led by generals in love with themsleves.”

— COLUMNIST David Brooks

WHAT HAPPENED TO 'LOVE OF COUNTRY'?

La Jornada, Mexico
Federal Police Used as 'Private
Assassins' to Murder CIA Agents

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The plain truth is that the Federal Police
have been infiltrated by crime to the point
that 14 if its officers were used as hired
assassins to kill, in an undercover operation,
as they did so out of uniform and traveling
in private vehicles - two foreign agents,
whose presence and operations on national
territory constitute are, by the way,
also pressing matters of dubious legality.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

MEXICO'S 'WAR ON DRUGS' GOES AWRY

The Nation, Thailand
American Democracy Should
be Model for Thai Politicians

“Thailand is a constitutional democracy,
but the scenario on the streets makes
it look more like anarchy. ... Although
not perfect, there is a lot to learn from
America's elections, especially how to
concede defeat and move on. Perhaps
losing factions and opposition parties in
Thailand should listen to Mitt Romney's
concession speech for little inspiration.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

THAI DEMOCRACY: LOSING WITH GRACE

Global Times, China
Americans Have No
Hope of 'Squeezing
China from Myanmar'

“Obama brought a paltry
$170 million in aid to
Myanmar. Unless he is able
to ensure this amount of
aid every month, this will
prove a weak bargaining
chip when it comes to
altering China-Burma ties.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

OBAMA: CROWDING CHINA?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
As Usual, U.S. Backs Israeli
Goliath Against Palestine

“The international community is
often critical of Israeli inaction,
but America invariably comes to
the help of the Zionists anyway.
This is a tactic that has allowed
the Mideast crisis and aggression
of the Jewish government to
linger on for over six decades.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

WHEN WILL THE KILLING END?

The Nation, Thailand
U.S. Eyes Myanmar
as 'Key Future Ally'

“With Obama's visit to
Myanmar, the nation's
future will be more or
less tied to America's
global strategic outlook.
China is now encircled
by nations friendly or
accessible to the U.S.”

— EDITORIAL,
Bangkok Post

AN EMERGING ALLIANCE?

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Netanyahu Calls Obama's Bluff

“The events of the past week in Gaza
underscore that unless he musters the
political courage - and integrity as a
statesman - to address the Palestinian
issue, all his talk of a transformative
agenda for the Middle East is baloney.”

— Former India Diplomat
M. K. Bhadrakumar

Voice of America, U.S.
VIDEO: President Obama
Makes Speech at Yangon
University in Burma

RealVideoNov. 19, 00:30:33

"Instead of being repressed,
the right of people to assemble
together must now be fully
respected ... Instead of being
stifled, media censorship must
continue to be lifted. As you
take these steps, you
can draw on your progress.”

— PRESIDENT Barack Obama

MAKING HISTORY IN BURMA

El Tiempo, Colombia
Obama 2012: Yes,
We [Sometimes] Can

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Democracy doesn't always
triumph in elections. Not
always. ... But sometimes
it does. ... For example,
it just happened in the U.S.,
where Barak Obama won.
... And he did it confronted
by those who believe the
world is still Uncle Tom's
Cabin
, and that Darwin
and the state are inventions
of Freemans and communists.”

— COLUMNIST
Juan Esteban Constaín

A 'TRIUMPH' FOR DEMOCRACY?

Bangkok Post, Thailand
Obama Must Speak for
Burma's Long-Besieged
Muslim Rohingya Minority

“The Burma government continues
to deny that the Muslim Rohingya
people are citizens - even though
many families have been in the
country for generations. ... One
hopes President Obama will use
his visit to try and influence Thein
Sein to make a commitment to
off the Rohingya people citizenship.”

— EDITORIAL, Bangkok Post

CAN OBAMA HELP BURMA MUSLIMS?

El Espectador, Colombia
'Whores, Junkies, Queers'
Determine U.S. Elections

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Today it turns out that united
- whores, junkies, and queers
are a powerful electoral force
which has stood up to elect a
new kind of Western leader.
Colombian politicians should
take note of the trend lines.”

— COLUMNIST
Catalina Ruiz-Navarro

A CHANGE IN GLOBAL POLITICS?

El Espectador, Colombia
U.S. Election: The 'Best
thing that Could Happen
to the Cradle of Liberty'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama should now give a
more liberal orientation to his
his government. Since he is
no longer bound to defend his
reelection, he will have far
wider political latitude and
should become much more
involved in decisions regarding
minorities, returning to a
conviction to his first agenda.”

— EDITORIAL, El Espectador

OBAMA: TIME TO TURN LEFT?

Estadao, Brazil
In Retaining Barack Obama,
Americans Choose the
'Known' Over the 'Dangerous'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“With so many voters with so many
reasons to reelect the president,
despite the dismantling of his myth,
it was no surprise, perhaps, that
he performed well at the polls.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

WAS OBAMA THE SAFEST BET?

Huanqiu, China
U.S.-Style Democracy:
A Great Show but No
Fun to Participate in

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Good politics should not
seem like a football match,
and should definitely
not feel like gambling.”

— COLUMNIST Wang Wen

Globe & Mail, Canada
The 'Audacity
Obama Needs'

“The agent of change
and hope has become
the status quo. The
Obama who electrified
the U.S. electorate in
2008 is gone. The grey
man in his place faces
a skeptical America and
will have a hostile House
of Representatives on
his hands. Now the
really hard work begins.”

— EDITORIAL, Globe & Mail

CHANCE TO MAKE IT STICK

TORONTO SUN: Obama's
Challenges Just Beginning

NATIONAL POST: Four More
Years: Obama Wins Reelection;
Swing States Fail Romney

MACLEANS: Karl Rove's
Memorable Moment

NATIONAL POST: Four More
Years: Obama Wins Reelection;
Swing States Fail Romney

MACLEANS: 'I Come Not to
Debate GOP Conservatives,
but to Diagnose Them'

NATIONAL POST: Canadian MPs
Blast Record Campaign Spending
in Obama-Romney Showdown


Globe & Mail, Canada
Feeling U.S. Election Envy?
Canada's the Lucky Country

“Four years ago tonight, we Canadians
were feeling awfully sorry for ourselves.
You’d just elected the coolest, hippest
president since JFK. Today, we wouldn't
change places with you for anything.
Canada has held its own while you've
gone downhill. America is flat broke;
so are California, New York and Illinois.”

— COLUMNIST Margaret Wente

NO MORE AMERICA ENVY IN CANADA

El Tiempo, Colombia
My Friend George McGovern:
'The World was his Country'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“He lost the 1972 U.S, presidential
election outright because his sincerity
and good intentions failed to reach
voters, who reelected a man who
was irresponsible, deceptive, a liar.”

— COLOMBIA AMBASSADOR
Julio Cesar Gomes Dos Santos

MCGOVERN: MAN WHO SPOKE HIS MIND

The Nation, Pakistan
For Pakistan, Both Obama,
Romney Promise Further
Suspicion and Extremism

“Incumbent Barack Obama and
challenger Mitt Romney both
committed to continuing drone
attacks on Pakistan's tribal areas,
and neither gave any indication
the U.S. policy toward Pakistan
would change, whoever wins.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
Romney or Obama: Pakistan
Leaders will Pay the Price for
Continued U.S. Drone Attacks

“Only a few high-value targets have
been killed, while innocent civilians
are mowed down. Based on the
objective surveys carried out by
human rights groups , this tragic loss
is intolerable and colossal. ... if
leaders across the political spectrum
are not colluding in this adventurism,
how is it that the drones are able to
conduct their attacks without ever
being intercepted or challenged?”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

PAKISTAN LEADERS FEEL THE HEAT

Folha, Brazil
China and Mitt Romney:
The Tale of the Mandarin
and the Yankee Plutocrat

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The story involves the devil, an
ambitious man and a powerful
mandarin - a senior government
official of an ancient China dynasty.”

— COLUMNIST
Monica Baumgarten De Bolle

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Dawn, Pakistan
Word to the Wise for
Pakistanis: 'Moderate
Mitt' May Be Fleeting

“ If Romney does win the
election two weeks from
now, he is expected to pick
his foreign and national
security teams from among
the ranks of neocons and
hardliners. So 'moderate
Mitt' may be a temporary
phenomenon, designed to
check the commander-in-
chief box for an electorate
disinterested in the world.”

— EDITORIAL, Dawn

Xinhua, China
Obama and Romney
Best Not 'Go Too
Far' Bashing China

“During the campaign,
regardless of the facts,
both have relentlessly
blamed China to cover
up their own incapacity
to get America's economy
back on track. It's a tactic
that only exposes the
world's superpower as
bereft of ways to address
its existing dificulties.”

— COLUMNIST Liu Jie

JUST TAKING CHEAP SHOTS?

Indian Country Today, Native America
The Death of Russell Means:
Let Us Examine His Journey

“What Eurocentric societies have done
to indigenous people all over the world
they are now doing to themselves -
poisoning the land and air and water,
abusing one another as they abuse our
sacred Grandmother. We are nearing
the abyss of the suicide of our species.”

— Pioneering Indian Activist
Russell Means

INDIAN COUNTRY LOSES A GIANT

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Means' Death Inspires
Declaration of War on Cancer

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Anti-American Indian Politics,
Washington State Style

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
The Russell Means I Knew


National Post, Canada
Zingers on Israel
and Battleships Give
Obama Decisive Win

“His battleship remark
made Romney’s attack
look like simple-minded
boat-counting parading
as military policy. Plus, it
fed into Obama's larger
riff about Romney being
a political alien from
The Planet Of 1950s.”

— COLUMNIST
Jonathan Kay

WILL 'CLEAR WIN' MATTER?

MACLEANS: 'And in the Red Corner'
... the Debate in Boxing Analogies

GLOBE & MAIL: Only
Nuance Separates
Obama, Romney on Iran

THE AGE [AUSTRALIA]: Obama
'Fixes Romney with Bayonet'


Granma, Cuba
Fidel Castro Lashes Out
at 'Imperialist Media'
for Predicting his Death

“Birds of ill omen! I don't
even remember what a
headache is. As evidence
of what liars they are, I
present them with photos.”

— Former Cuban Dictator
Fidel Castro

CASTRO CONFIRMS HE'S ALIVE

Okinawa Times, Japan
Okinawans to 'Spew Magma'
Over Crimes of U.S. Forces

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Okinawans can take it no longer.
The volcano of resentment will
start spewing magma unless the
U.S. and Japanese governments
start enforcing visible measures.”

— EDITORIAL, Okinawa Times

OKINAWANS ON THE WAR PATH

Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan
Alleged Rape By American
Servicemen Handled Better
than 1995 Sexual Assault

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Circumstances have changed since
the 1995 rape. Back then, the U.S.
side at first refused to hand over to
Japan authorities the servicemen
involved, even though local police
had obtained arrest warrants for
their arrest. This time, police now
have the suspects in custody. The
two sailors are expected to be
punished in accordance with
Japan's normal judicial procedure.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Yomiuri

MORE RESPECT FOR LOCAL RULES

Excelsior, Mexico
'Regressively Extremist'
Romney Agenda Gives
Edge to Barack Obama

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama's reelection depends
on the effective dismantling
of a Republican agenda that is
so regressively extremist that
it offends the intelligence of a
large segment of U.S. people.”

— Jose Valdes Ugalde,
National Autonomous
University of Mexico

DO SIGNS POINT TO OBAMA WIN?

El Arsenal, Mexico
#YoSoy132 'Too Busy'
for Teenager Killed
By U.S. Border Patrol

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“A U.S. Border Patrol agent
killed Mexican Jose Antonio
Elena Rodriguez with eight
bullets in his back. He was
16 years old, on Mexico's
side of the frontier, and
shot from the north side of
the border. But #YoSoy132
remains silent about it.”

— COLUMNIST Ruben Cortes

#YOSOY132: MISSING IN ACTION?

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Cowering Before America
is Sure Path to Catastrophe

“In nations that fail to rely
on their own strength and are
deceived by U.S. propaganda
and nuclear blackmail, tragedy
strikes. ... It is the mistake of
yielding to the U.S. that
results in these tragedies.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS?

National Post, Canada
Yes, Obama Won Debate.
But the Victory Comes
a with Benghazi Asterisk

“Obama's victory was tainted -
in the same way that a football
victory is tainted when a ref
makes a bad call on a big play.”

— COLUMNIST Jonathan Kay

A VERY TENSE 90 MINUTES

NATIONAL POST: Romney's
Awkward 'Binders of Women'
Comment Doesn't Stand Up

NATIONAL POST: On Streets,
America Still Divided Over
Who Won Tuesday's Debate


La Jornada, Mexico
E.U. is as Unworthy as
Obama of Nobel Prize

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“During the first decade of
this century, and up to now,
the E.U. has served as the
main ally of a warmongering
and colonialist Washington.
It is also relevant to note that
several of its members took
part in the Afghan invasion in
2003, Western intervention
in Libya, which resulted in
the overthrow and murder
of Muammar Qaddafi, and
actions to destabilize Syria.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

AN UNDESERVING NOBEL PRIZE?

Toronto Star, Canada
'Angry' Barack Obama
Comes Out Swinging

“There is, it turns out, an
Angry Barack Obama. ...
Tuesday he showed himself
at last - eyes flashing, teeth
clenched, fitted with fact
and fury. This debate was
no cakewalk, as the two
traded blows through 90
feisty minutes running the
gamut of all that ails the U.S.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Mitch Potter

THE AGE [AUSTRALIA]: Urgent Message
from American Bosses: Vote Romney


China Daily, China
Huawei-ZTE: U.S. Leaders
Malign China for 'Selfish,
Short-Term Political Gain'

“This is an election in which China
has been scapegoated for America's
economic woes. Both candidates are
trying to show that if elected, he
would bash China the hardest. Both
have put partisan interests above
the interests of the American people.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Qi Li

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
U.S. Drones are an Evil,
but Terrorists are Worse

“Our nation is in the throes of
a vicious, multifaceted battle
against terrorism. And more
appallingly, the government
does not appear particularly
moved to act on the menace.”

— EDITORIAL, Frontier Post

COUNTING DEAD IN PAKISTAN

CBC, Canada
Country Music and the
U.S. Political Spectrum

“As we peer over the border
to spy on our neighbor's polls,
it appears that the cultural
divide is pretty clear. In fact,
a recent study shows that
political partisans are locked
in their music listening habits.”

— REPORTER Mike Miner

MUSIC AND U.S. ELECTIONS

Global Times, China
Continued Dependence on
America is Bad for Japan

“Relying on America will only
prove a temporary help to
Japanese strategists. The long
term consequences are likely
to be self-destructive. If one
depends on the U.S. means
obeying the U.S. That policy
will leave Japan increasingly
isolated around the region.”

— PROFESSOR Yang Bojiang,
of Beijing's University of
International Relations

THE U.S.: A TROUBLING ALLY?

Ibaraki Shimbun, Japan
After the Osprey,
Japan's Government
'Cannot Be Trusted'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Okinawa will never
accept deployment
of the Osprey. ... Any
government that so
carelessly declares such
an arrangement 'safe'
cannot be trusted.”

— EDITORIAL,
Ibaraki Shimbun

TURMOIL OVER OSPREY

El Universal, Mexico
U.S. Ruling Class Favors
a Barack Obama Victory

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The vast majority of the U.S.
ruling class in the bank sector,
technology, communications,
pharmaceuticals and insurance,
etc. - like Obama's policies.”

— COLUMNIST Emilio Zebadua

IS THE ELECTION IN THE BAG?

Toronto Star, Canada
Barack Obama's
'Redford Moment'

“Redford, by the way,
recovers in the film
and wins his election.
His only problem, in
the indelible final shot,
is that he has no idea
of what to do now.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Rick Salutin

OBAMA'S HAPPY ENDING?

GLOBE & MAIL: Obama Mumbled
Like a 12-Year-Old and Romney
Twitched like Frankenweenie

GLOBE & MAIL: A New
Romney, a Hesitant Obama:
Let the Campaign Begin

THE AGE [AUSTRALIA]: The
Emperor is Naked: the Worst
is Yet to Come for Obama


The National Post, Canada
U.S. Skater Simon Cho
Admits Tampering with
Canadian Rival's Skates

“I am deeply embarrassed
and sad to confirm certain
allegations that have been
made in the arbitration
demand brought by my
fellow speedskaters against
the U.S. team and coaches.”

— U.S. Olympian Simon Cho

NATIONAL POST: Canadian
Wanted in Connection to
U.S. Murder Flees to Iraq


The Daily Jang, Pakistan
Kayani Visit to Kremlin
Shows Pakistan Open to
Non-American Options

“The visit shows that Pakistan
may be ready to look at options
other than Washington. That may
be useful in shaking America's
belief that Pakistan has no choice
but to lean on it for advice and
assistance and demonstrate that
Islamabad is more than capable
of seeking out new friends.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Jang

LOOKING FOR FRIENDS IN RUSSIA

Toronto Star, Canada
Mitt Romney Brings
his A-Game to Debate
with Barack Obama

“Depending on how U.S
voters absorb the heft of
this crucial first encounter,
the American election may
actually be back in play.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Mitch Potter

OBAMA'S DIFFICULT NIGHT

GLOBE & MAIL: Five Head-
Scratchers About Obama's
Debate Performance

NATIONAL POST: U.S. Debate
Offers Voters a Clear-Cut
Choice of Two Articulate Men

THE AGE [AUSTRALIA]: Win
for Romney in First Debate


The Bohol Standard, The Philippines
We Filipinos Must Learn
from American Election

“Despite the fact that this year's
poll is more important than any
previous American election, the
exercise of political discourse is
much more mature and open
than we have ever witnessed
in any Philippine election.”

— EDITORIAL,
The Bohol Standard

IS THIS A MODEL TO EMULATE?

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Reject Blasphemy Laws:
'God Needs no Defense'

“Blasphemy laws not only
stifle free speech, they
endanger freedom of
religion for Muslims
and non-Muslims alike.”

— SENIOR EDITOR Endy M. Bayuni

The Nation, Pakistan
NATO Troops Should Pack
Up, 'Lock, Stock and Barrel'

“When the British invaded in the
19th century, Afghans fled to the
mountains and fought until they
killed all but one British soldier.
In this millennium, assumptions
that the Afghan mujahedeen's
victory over the Soviet Union
could be explained by American
military superiority have
been entirely proven wrong.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

LESSONS OF HISTORY COME HARD

The Hindustan Times, India
Obama's Foreign Policy
'Pedaling Nowhere Fast'

“At this rate, the only envoys
the U.S. will be left with in
the Islamic world will be
remote-controlled drones.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Anirudh Bhattacharyya

La Jornada, Mexico
As Far as Worldwide
Threats, Israel Tops
Iran By Wide Margin

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The primary concern
when it come to the
lack of global peace
today is not Iran, but
Israel. ... Equally
unacceptable is that
President Obama used
his U.N. Speech to
chime in with new
condemnations of Iran
without at the same
time rejecting Israel's
repeated saber-rattling
toward the country.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

U.S. DOUBLE STANDARD?

La Voz Mundo, Argentina
Facing Reelection
Battle, Hugo Chavez
Plays 'Obama Card'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“I hope this doesn't hurt
Mr. Obama. But if I were
from the United States, I
would vote for him. ...
Obama is a good man. I
think if he were from
Barlovento or a Caracas
neighborhood, he would
cast his vote for Chavez.”

— PRESIDENT Hugo Chavez

CHAVEZ: HAIL MARY PASS?

Huanqiu, China
China Must 'Strive
to Influence' U.S.
Presidential Polls

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Regardless of if it
is the incumbent or
his challenger, China
should not tolerate
the unrestrained
way U.S. candidates
take us for fools,
especially in the final
sprint of a U.S.
presidential campaign.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

BEIJING IMPATIENCE

Estadao, Brazil
What it Means to
be a 'Republican'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The public spirit of
republicanism is the
remedy to the harmful
effects of corruption.
It is what dispels lies
and pretence, including
the ideology that
undermines the mutual
trust between rulers
and ruled so necessary
for the functioning of
democratic and
republican institutions.”

— PROFESSOR, Dr. Celso Lafer

New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
U.S. is Keen for
New Zealand to
Rethink Nukes

“The U.S. still wants
to see New Zealand
alter its nuclear-free
policy, despite the
agreement to put the
issue aside, saying
that changing it
would strengthen
relations between
the two countries.”

— REPORTER Claire Trevett

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
The Dangers of Cozying
up to the United States

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
Defense Minister Accussed of
'Leaking' Secrets to Panetta

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
U.S. Lifts Ban on Entry of
New Zealand Naval Vessels

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
U.S. Marines May Train
New Zealand Forces


Folha, Brazil
Only in America Could
Mitt Romney Survive
His 'Disastrous' Gaffe

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“In many democracies, a
declaration like Romney's
would ruin any electoral
hopes. But in light of the
atmosphere of ideological
polarization that dominates
public discourse in America,
one simply cannot be sure.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

CAN ROMNEY PULL IT OUT?

Indian Country Today, Native America
Scott Brown's 'Racist
and Anti-Indian' Rallies:
'Let's Get this Bigot Out'

“There is an objective test for
when people of conscience
should morally link arms and
say, 'We will not let this pass':
the 'What if it Were Me' test.”

— Gyasi Ross, Member of
the Blackfeet Nation

UGLINESS IN MASSACHUSETTS

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Brown, Warren Went Wrong
When they Played Race Card

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Romney Proves Yet Again
Just How Out of Touch He Is

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Native American Warriors
in the Liberation of France


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech to 67th Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .25, 00:30:56

"Americans have fought and
died around the globe in order
to protect the right of all
people to express their views –
even views that we disagree
with. We do so not because we
back hate speech, but because
our Founders understood that
without such protections, the
capacity of each individual to
express their own views,
and practice their own
faith, may be threatened.”

— President Barack Obama

ON THE MEANING OF FREE SPEECH

Macleans, Canada
Romney Republicans
'Flummoxed By
Obama's 'Baby Bump'

“Republicans now know
that attacking Obama's
record is not enough.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Luiza Ch. Savage

GLOBE & MAIL: Surprise!
We're More Conservative
than Americans

GLOBE & MAIL: Forget
Occupy, the Real
Divide is Generational


National Post, Canada
In Praise of Blasphemy

“For centuries, unspeakable
crimes have been committed
in the name of regulating
what people say about religion.”

— Robert Fulford

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Deputy PM Calls U.S.
Republicans 'Cranks
and Crazies'; 'Threat
to Global Economy'

“Let's be blunt: The biggest
threat to the world's largest
economy are the cranks and
crazies that have taken over
part of the Republican Party.”

— Deputy Prime Minister
Wayne Swan

NERVOUS ABOUT REPUBLICANS

THE AUSTRALIAN: Prime
Minister Backs Swan over
Warning of U.S. 'Cranks'

THE AGE: Swan is Spot On,
say U.S. Online Readers


iPolitics, Canada
Canada Deports U.S.
Army Deserter, Who
is Arrested at Border

“Parliamentary secretary
to Immigration Minister
Jason Kenney confirmed
the deportation and says
the Harper government
doesn't believe Rivera will
be persecuted in the U.S.”

— News Item

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
NATO's Afghan Victory
'Hoax' is Fully Exposed

“This is not the withdrawal
of victorious armies. Verily,
it is an organized retreat
of the defeated occupiers.”

— EDITORIAL,
The Frontier Post

HAVE AMERICANS BEEN LIED TO?

Folha, Brazil
Disproportionate Anti-
American Reaction
Threatens Arab Spring

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“As hateful as the film is, its
aftermath and the violence
that followed are clearly
disproportionate. In Western
countries, where the value
of free expression outweighs
religious sensibilities, it falls
under the category of a
lamentable baseness that
democracy must tolerate.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO HATE

Global Times, China
The United States
is 'Disrespectful'
of Other Cultures

“Due to its relatively
disadvantageous place
in the world, Islamic
culture is extremely
sensitive. So the world
should take care to
respect its sentiments.”

— EDITORIAL,
Global Times

MUSLIMS AND THE WEST

MacLeans, Canada
Behind Mitt Romney's
Response to Killings
at Consulate in Libya

“Romney, whose campaign
book is titled 'No Apologies,'
has repeatedly claimed that
Obama started his term with
an 'apology tour' of foreign
countries = a claim the fact-
checking agency Politifact
rates as a 'Pants on Fire'-
caliber mistatement of fact.”

— COLUMNIST
Luiza Ch. Savage

WHY HE SAYS WHAT HE SAYS

GLOBE & MAIL: The Courage of
U.S. Diplomat Chris Stevens


People's Daily, People's Republic of China
American Election: Chinas'
People See Less to Adore

“Blind worship of America's
system among Chinese, as in
the early days of reform and
opening-up, is long past.”

— COLUMNIST Shan Renping

National Post, Canada
How the 9-11 Tragedy
Made Canada a Better,
More Sensible Country

“Canada is a place where
even most mainstream
leftists recognize the need
for military intervention
as a means of disrupting
terrorism and protecting
besieged local populations.”

— COLUMNIST Jonathan Kay

GLOBE & MAIL: Memorial
Under Stress: the 11th
Anniversary of 9/11


Asia Times, Hong Kong
Clinton's Strained
Swan Song in China

“She had a stern reception
from Chinese officialdom,
including official media,
and suffered what seems to
have been a personal rebuke.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Lee

The Age, Australia
Mesmerising Speeches
... and Still Deadlock

“Rather than reaching out
to new voters, both parties
agitated their bases in the
hope that enough will turn
out to vote and let them
lead a truly divided nation.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Nick O'Malley

JUST RALLYING THE TROOPS?

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
The Good, the Bad and
the Ugly of U.S. Politics


Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Why Hillary Clinton
is with Us Instead
of in Charlotte

“What peoples are more
important to U.S. than the
financially-beaming Asians?”

— PROFESSOR Dinna Wisnu

Kanaloco Shimbun, Japan
Japan Should Heed
American Advice to
Confront its History

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The U.S. report asserted
the need for Japan to deal
with 'historical issues that
continue to complicate ties
with South Korea.' For the
U.S., smooth ties between
South Korea and Japan are
essential for keeping both
China's remarkable military
rise and North Korea's nuke
program under control.”

— EDITORIAL,
Kanaloco Shimbun

HILLARY IN ASIAN WATERS

Opera Mundi, Brazil
In the Name of Money
or National Prestige,
Mars will be Colonized

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The space race is a reality,
and reflects a multipolar
geopolitical trend (still only
on Earth): Russia, China and
India have made significant
investments in their space
programs, and soon plan to
send unmanned artifacts to
Mars. Beyond the symbolic
impact of the pioneering
conquest of the Red Planet,
the economic impact of
manned missions to Mars
are even more compelling.”

— ECONOMIST
Pedro Chadarevian

MARS: PREPARE FOR LIFTOFF?

JoongAng Daily, South Korea
Apple vs. Samsung: More
Evidence that American
Industry has Lost its Edge

“It isn't entirely wrong to say
Americans discovered, invented
and created almost every cutting-
edge technology. They were
great builders - but not such
good defenders. Without deep
self-reflection and a dedication
to innovation, a strategy of
relying on past supremacy will
fail to save the U.S. economy.”

— COLUMNIST Sunny Yang

ARE AMERICANS SORE LOSERS?

China Daily, China
America's Unsettling
Political 'Hate Speech'

“It is character assassination,
pure and simple, reminding
me of political persecution
during the Cultural Revolution,
when overnight, Chinese
leaders and heroes were
labeled traitors and villains.”

— COLUMNIST Chen Weihua

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION?

ASIA TIMES: U.S. Eyes Spoiler
Role in Japan-China Dispute

GLOBAL TIMES [STATE RUN]:
Hillary Clinton Reinforces
America-China Suspicion

ASIA TIMES: Highlighting
the China-Russia Split
is No Longer Heresy

GLOBAL TIMES [STATE RUN]:
Clinton Must Understand
China's Territorial Stance


La Jornada, Mexico
Firing on U.S. Embassy
Vehicle Bodes Ill for
Mexico's Sovereignty

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“This situation, which puts
Mexico in a condition like
that of a U.S. protectorate,
is extremely dangerous for
the viability of our nation
and its institutions. One
wonders to what degree
diplomatic tensions and U.S.
interventionism might
escalate if the fired-upon
diplomatic vehicle was less
heavily armored, and in the
event, resulted in fatalities.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

U.S. ENCROACHING ON MEXICO?

China Daily, China
'Ignorant' Romney Policies Will
Result in 'Direct Confrontation'

“If his China policy is implemented,
it would cause a retrogression in
relations and turn the region into
a venue for open China-America
confrontation. ... any U.S. attempt
to more deeply involve itself in
South Sea China disputes will result
in a head-on China-U.S. confrontation.”

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

The Nation, Pakistan
The U.S. Should End
its Drone Attacks:
There'
s a Better Way

“The three strikes Friday
alone killed 18 people and
injured 14. Some may have
been militants or their
sympathizers, but a majority
of the terrorized were
ordinary citizens forced by
the militants to give sanctuary.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

DO DRONES HURT OUR CAUSE?

La Jornada, Mexico
Attack on United States
Agents Could Worsen
Interference in Mexico

“The attack on two U.S. agents
and a member of the [Mexican]
Navy, and seeming contradiction
between the government version
and that of the U.S. Embassy - the
Mexico ? Federal Police says it was
'confused' while the U.S. Embassy
says that it was an 'ambush' -
makes the implications of the
incident cause for concern.”

— REPORTER Jesus Aranda

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Foreign Minister 'Rebuffs'
Assange on Ill-Treatment;
Garzon Hints at 'Surprise'

“Mr. Carr called for Assange to
go to Sweden on the grounds that
extradition to the U.S. is unlikely.”

— REPORTERS
Rory Callinan, Dan Harrison

ADELAIDE NOW: Assange Could
Go to International Court

GLOBE & MAIL, CANADA: Ecuador
Should Not Give Assange Asylum;
He Should Step Out, Defend Himself


Huanqiu, China
China Must Show 'Courage
of its Convictions' in Face
of Japanese-U.S. Hostility

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“One cannot ignore hostility,
disregard the core interests
of one's own country, or
allow foreign interference
to upset the pace of progress.
This means maintaining a
developmental momentum
capable of smashing today's
power structure, while
having the dedication and
courage to maintain the
course of China's relationships.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

IGNITING CHINA NATIONALISM

La Hora, Ecuador
Assange and Correa: 'The
Heart has its Reasons which
Reason Knows Nothing of'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Since Assange provided
the government privileged
information on American
diplomacy about Ecuador
and interviewed President
Correa very flatteringly,
there's a tacit commitment
to the famed computer
hacker accused of raping
women in Sweden.”

— EDITORIAL, La Hora

Ecuador Times, Ecuador
President Calls Britain's
Threat to Embassy 'Rude'

“Never, at least when I am
president, will Ecuador take
threats in the way of those
presented by the U.K. this
week, which are totally rude
inconsiderate and intolerable.”

— President Rafael Correa

DIPLOMACY AND WIKILEAKS

The Times of India, India
Sexy, Sexy, Sexy: The
Provocative Feminism
of Helen Gurley Brown

“Brown actually believed
in the power of a woman
emphasising her feminine
desirability, not denying
this. By doing so, a woman
didn't become less of a
person. She became more
of a woman, more sexy
and MUCH more successful.”

— COLUMNIST Srijana Mitra Das

ONE WOMAN: WORLD CHANGED

Hoy, Ecuador
Ecuador's Embassies -
All Embassies - are Off
Limits to British Police

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The Vienna Convention
explicitly states that police
cannot enter a diplomatic
mission unless authorized
by the head of mission. ...
It is also to be hoped that
the human rights that the
Ecuador government is
invoking with respect to
asylum matters, will be
just as assiduously
respected in this country.”

— EDITORIAL, Hoy

DODGING ANOTHER BULLET

Scoop, New Zealand
Ecuador's Declaration on
Asylum for Julian Assange

“Ecuador has observed that Mr.
Assange lacks the protection and
assistance that should be offered ald
from the State of which which he
is a citizen [Assange is Australian].”

— Declaration from Ecuador

RealVideoVIDEO: Julian Assange Asylum
leads to Diplomatic Clash (Sydney
Morning Herald, Australia)


THE AGE: The Latin Mouse
that Roared at British Bulldog

PERTH NOW: 'Australia Government
Fails to Protect Assange': Greens


The Nation, Pakistan
U.S.-Afghan Talks with
Taliban Must Benefit
Pakistan, and Not India

“If the U.S. and the regime it has
imposed on Afghanistan derive
any benefit from talking to Taliban
number two Mullah Abdul Ghani
Baradar, Pakistan should ensure
that it, too, is a beneficiary.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

TUG-OF-WAR TALIBAN TALKS

Korean News Agency, North Korea
'Ridiculous' Americans
Say the Songun Ideal
Creates Flood Damage

“It is a ridiculous sophism to link
natural disasters that regularly
sweep the world with Songun
politics [military first]. This very
typical U.S. propaganda offers a
glimpse into its unending hostility
toward the dignity of the DPRK.”

— EDITORIAL, Korea Central News

NORTH DEFENDS LOSSES

Globe & Mail, Canada
History Does Not Bode
Well for GOP's New Pick

“The GOP is the party that can’t pick
veeps. For more than a half century
it has made bad running-mate choices.”

— COLUMNIST Lawrence Martin

ARE REPUBLICANS SNAKE BITTEN?

La Jornada, Mexico
Iran, CIA and Mossad
all Suspected in 1994
Argentina Bomb Attack

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“From the very beginning, the U.S.
and Israel accused Iran of this terror
attack. Iran responds, 'where is the
evidence?' Among Argentines, there
is a growing sense that Washington
and Tel Aviv have transformed the
Argentine Israelite Mutual Association
into just another instrument in
the fight against terrorist states.”

— COLUMNIST Jose Steinsleger

18 YEARS; NO EXPLANATION

The Tribune, India
Why America Must Better
Protect Sikhs and Other
Religious 'Soft Targets'

“This attack on Sikhs at their place
of worship indicates an unacceptable
degree of religious intolerance in
that society. ... The Sikh needs to be
reassured to instill a sense of security
among those whose place of worship
became a killing ground on Sunday.”

— EDITORIAL, The Tribune

AMERICAN SIKHS DEMAND PROTECTION

The Star, Canada
'That was Our Win':
Canada Women 'Robbed'
at Soccer Final with U.S.

“We feel like we didn't lose,
we feel like it was taken from
us. It's a shame that in such an
important game, the refferee
decided the result beforehand.”

— Cananda Captain Christine Sinclair

CANADA DISBELIEF AT REFEREEE CALL


RealVideoCBC SPORTS VIDEO:
Heartbreaking Olympic Loss to
U.S. for Canada Soccer Women


GLOBE & MAIL: Crushed
Canadian Soccer Squad
Still has Much to Play For

GLOBE & MAIL: Canada's
Soccer Team Shocked
after Heartbreaking Loss

GLOBE & MAIL: Canada
Soccer Coach Livid after
Controversial Olympic Loss

CALGARY SUN: Fans Blame
Refs for Heartbreaking Loss

MACLEANS: Olympic
#expulsion, Canadian
Soccer Against U.S.A.

NATIONAL POST: Canada
Delivers Something Worth
Remembering in Loss to U.S.



CANADIANS: 'WE'VE BEEN ROBBED!'


The Hindu, India
America’s 'Bizarre'
Relationship with Guns

“The classic right-wing argument
is that potential victims need guns
to protect themselves. Leaving
aside the fact that the statistics
falsify this claim, it also happens
to stand on poor rational legs.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hindu

SIKH SHOCK AT NEWEST MASSACRE

RealVideoIBN LIVE: Indian Sikhs React to
Temple Slaughter in Wisconsin, Aug. 6


RealVideoINDIAN EXPRESS: Prime Minister Singh
Hopes U.S. Delves Deeply into Massacre


NEWSTRACK INDIA: Punjab
Leaders Call for the
Protection of U.S. Sikhs

NEWSTRACK INDIA: India
'Shocked' as FBI Hunts
for Motive in Sikh Killings'

THE HINDU: It's Guns that
Kill People - Even More
When there is No Debate

HINDUSTAN TIMES: Double
Tragedy for Dehli Family

THE HINDU: Oak Creek:
Gloom Over Punjab's
Big Fat U.S. Wedding


People's Daily, China
West's 'Arrogance,
Prejudice' Violate
the Olympic Spirit

“This stubborn prejudice
stems from being upset
about the rise of China.
For one thing, Chinese
swimmers Sun Yang and
Ye Shiwen have become
shining stars in events
that athletes in the West
have dominated for years.
Some Western media
have yet to adapt to the
new reality, so they exert
every effort to blacken the
efforts of China's athletes.”

— COLUMNIST Wu Li-minga

RESENTING CHINA'S SUCCESS?

Global Times, China
Why Western Bais Against
'Chinese Talent' is Behind
Ye Shiwen Dope Claims

“Negative comments about her
and other Chinese athletes are
a result of a deep bias and a
reluctance on the part of the
Western press to see Chinese
people make ... If Ye were an
American, the tone in Wester
n media would be different.
Michael Phelps won eight gold
medals in the 2008 Games. Yet
no one seems to question the
authenticity of his results, most
likely because he is American.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

IS THE WEST OUT TO GET CHINA?

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
CIA's Hunt for bin Laden
Damaged Anti-Polio Efforts

“It was criminal and condemnable
of the CIA to use an immunization
move for a spy operation without
thinking about the consequences
faced by the children of Pakistan.”

— Pakistan Ambasador to
the U.S., Sherry Rehman

J-Cast, Japan
Why Further Humiliate
the 'Comfort Women' by
Calling them 'Sex Slaves'?

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“'How will parents explain
when their kids ask what
a sex slave is?' ... 'What can
one make of a nation that
seeks to strongly emphasize
that their grandmothers,
mothers, and sisters were
sex slaves? ... I feel sorry for
the comfort women. I can
only conclude that Koreans
discriminate against them.”

— JAPAN Internet Users

AN ISSUE JAPAN WANTS TO END

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
'I Suspect Phelps': China
Official Hits Back Over
Ye Shiwen Speculation

“'I suspect Phelps, but with no
evidence, I have to recognize
that we should be grounded in
facts. The Americans are very
bad, they do a lot of evil ... But
they don't talk of themselves.”

— Former China Olympic
Doctor, Chen Zhanghao

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
International Arms Treaty
Scuttled By Permanent U.N.
Security Council Members

“The countries that benefit most
from unregulated trade in arms
are the five U.N. Security Council
members with veto power. When
something isn't in the interests of
such powers, it tends not to happen.”

— EDITORIAL, The Express Tribune

The National Post, Canada
NBC Cuts Tribute to London
Terror Victims from Olympic
Opening Ceremony Broadcast

“Our program is tailored
for the U.S. television audience.”

— NBC Sports Spokesman Greg Hughes

GLOBE AND MAIL: Romney’s
‘Racist’ Economic Statement
Outrages Palestinians


Times of India, India
India Seeks a Global
Arms Trade Treaty to
Defang Terror Groups

“It is harder to trade in oil
and fruit than guns. This
unregulated global trade in
weapons is not only huge —
some figures suggest $2.2
billion worth of weapons
made their way to nations
under arms embargo in the
last decade — but it also
contributes enormously to
enhancing the lethal power
of terrorist groups and
organized crime syndicates.”

— COLUMNIST Indrani Bagchi

MORE THAN 2ND AMENDMENT

JCNET, Brazil
Easily Available Guns Make
U.S. Less Safe – Not More

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“People without access to these
deadly instruments are less likely
to kill or kill themselves. … In
the United States, the majority of
these attackers had access to
sophisticated arsenals of firearms,
knew how to use them and even
how to target the vital points of
the human body. Trained to kill.”

— COLUMNIST Zarcillo Barbosa

DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL?

Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
Hillary Clinton is Correct:
Comfort Women were and
Must be Called 'Sex Slaves'

“If Japan thinks it can hide the
atrocities it committed during
World War II by resorting to
euphemisms like these, it is
making a huge miscalculation.”

— EDITORIAL, Chosun Ilbo

THE STAR, MALAYSIA: Ending the
‘Comfort Women’ Euphemism

CHOSUN ILBO: Japan Bristles at
Clinton's 'Comfort Women' Stance


La Jornada, Mexico
'Violence and Barbarism' in
a Retrograde United States

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The U.S. it sees itself as a great
champion of civility for the rest
of the world, but instead finds
itself a more backward place,
thanks to its systematic tendency
toward violence and barbarism.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

BEYOND WORDS, WHAT WILL BE DONE?

The Diplomat, Japan
The 'Enmity Conspiracy',
or How a War Against
Iran Became Inevitable

“A long-running series of***
miscalculations, escalations,
and assumptions are driving
the Western world and Iran
toward an open conflict.”

— AUTHOR Trita Parsi

PERCEPTIONS VERSUS REALITY

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Japan
Governors United Against
Deployment of Osprey

CHUNICHI SHIMBUN: On Battle
of Okinawa Anniversary, People
Feel Abandoned by Mainland

RYUKU SHIMPO SHIMBUN:
Okinawans ‘Unswervingly’
Against Deployment of
‘Defective’ Osprey


Huanqiu, China
For Helping with U.S.
Return to Asia, Hanoi
will ‘Feel China's Pain’

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Thanks to the growing
nationalist mood, Vietnam
is being pushed into the
arms of America. Hanoi
must understand that the
pressure Washington puts
on China will fall on the
head of Vietnam. Rather
than aiding U.S. strategy
to contain China, Vietnam
should become an Asian
bulwark against America.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

BEIJING FUMES AT ASIA 'PIVOT'

The Toronto Sun, Canada
U-S-A! … um ... C-H-I-N-A
U-S-A! … um ... F-R-A-N-C-E

“The point-of-manufacture origin
isn't the biggest crime of the Team
USA uniforms — it's that goofy beret.
... Nobody — and I mean nobody —
looks good in a beret. Some people
can get away with wearing one on
occasion but nobody looks as good
in a beret as they do out of a beret.”

— COLUMNIST Alan Parker

TEAM USA'S 'FASHION MALIFUNCTION'?

NATIONAL POST: McCain’s
Honest Remark on Palin
Causes Romney Headache

NATIONAL POST: Boy Scouts
Exclude Gays - But Shouldn't

TORONTO SUN: Forget
Lady Gaga: CBC Should
Focus on Canada Culture

GLOBE & MAIL: U.S. Man Sues
Over Right to Flip Off Police


Xinhua, China
Olympic ‘Hypocrite’
Harry Reid Can ‘Burn
His Own Wardrobe’

“The Olympic Spirit has
nothing to do with politics,
but embodies mutual
understanding and fair play.
By conflating uniforms with
politics, American officials
reveal a narrow-minded
nationalism and ignorance,
violating the very essence
of the Olympic Spirit.”

— EDITORIAL, Xinhua

DOTH REID PROTEST TOO MUCH?

La Jornada, Mexico
Mexico’s Forgotten Frontier
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Throughout this tragic story,
history mercilessly marches on.
New Spain fades in a war that
gave rise to Mexico. Russians
extract everything they can
from California before they
abandon it in 1840. ... To the
east gallops the still far off U.S.”

— WRITER Hermann Bellinghausen

THE TSAR AND RUSSIAN AMERICA
Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
U.S. Has ‘Compelled’
North Korea to Build
its Nuclear Weapons

“Who on earth is it that
aggravates tension in the
Korean Peninsula – and
where does this threat of
war actually come from?
It is an old imperialist
trick to trigger a war by
accusing the victims of
provoking them. The U.S.
wars in Vietnam and Korea
were typical examples.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

IS IT ALL WASHINGTON'S FAULT?

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
His Extradition Hearing
Postponed, Kim Dotcom
Vents Angst on Twitter

“Extradition hearing delayed
until March. Dirty delay tactics
by the U.S. They destroyed my
business. Took all my assets.”

— TWITTER By Kim Dotcom

EXTRADITION DELAY UNTIL MARCH

The Toronto Star, Canada
LIBOR Scandal Could at
Last Lead to Real Reform

“These banks are making
global financial policy. And
they do so in total secrecy
and with almost no oversight.”

— COLUMNIST Richard Gwyn

La Jornada, Mexico
Court Decision on Arizona
Law Marks Deterioration of
United States Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Abusing the human rights
of foreigners and the ongoing
domestic process of social
exclusion are closely tied. ...
The legalization of torture at
Guantanamo was, in that sense,
a major defeat for the entire
U.S. population, since support
for such an extreme measure
helped justify the loss of
domestic rights guarantees.”

— COLUMNIST Claudio Lomnitz

ARIZONA LAW: A THREAT CITIZENS?

Estadao, Brazil
Rio Summit Fully Justifies
Environmental Pessimism

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Governments act as if they
had all the time in the world
to contain the impact of the
transformations with which
man is burdening the planet.
Far more serious than any
disagreements between
national leaders, is their lack
of a shared sense of urgency.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

FAST AND LOOSE WITH THE PLANET?

El Telgrafo, Ecuador
Paraguayan ‘Coup’ has all
the ‘Hallmarks of the CIA’

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Latin America is now in danger.
The powerful in the nation to the
north have returned to their old
endeavor of seeking to dominate
the peoples of South America.”

— COLUMNIST Nancy Bravo de Ramsey

U.S. HAND IN PARAGUAY IMBROGLIO?

Indian Country Today, Native America
The War of 1812 May
Have Been the War of
Indian Independence

“The war was in fact a
major turning point for
Native Americans who
were struggling to stop
White settlers from
encroaching on their land.”

— NEWS ITEM, Indian Country Today

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY: 'Scandalgate'

Chunichi Shimbun, Japan
On Anniversary of Battle for
Okinawa, Okinawans Feel
Abandoned by the Mainland

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Has prime minister Noda ever
given a thought to the suffering
of the Okinawan people, their
sadness at having lost relatives
and friends in the war, their
anger toward U.S. occupation,
and their indignance at having
to live near U.S. military bases? ”

— EDITORIAL, Chunichi Shimbun

MISTAKEN IDENTITY A MAJOR BLUNDER

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Foreign Minister Carr
Says Julian Assange 'of
Little Interest' to U.S.

“'I'd be surprised if they
were to pursue it … I am
simply not persuaded that
this is something actively
engaging the Americans.”

— FOREIGN MINISTER Bob Carr

AUSTRALIAN: 'Entourage of
Idiots' Fuel Assange Narcissism

THE ASIAN AGE: Assange's 'Feet of Clay'

Globe & Mail, Canada
Advancing the Right to
Health for Americans

“While the ruling does not
not speak in terms of a human
right to health, the effect of
the ruling is to continue the
U.S. on its incremental path
toward a right to health.”

— COLUMNISTS Derek Jones
and Colleen Sheppard

ARE ALL PEOPLE DUE HEALTH CARE?

MACLEANS, CANADA: How Does
Obamacare Ruling Help Obama?

NATIONAL POST: Obamacare
Ruling Moves from Supreme
Court to Campaign Trail


The Costa Rica Star, Costa Rica
As U.S. Moves Toward
Socialized Care, Costa
Rica, U.K. Move Away

“Backers of the Affordable
Care Act in the U.S. today
scored a significant victory,
but they still have to face
some of the same corporate
interests laying siege to
Costa Rica and the U.K.”

— REPORTER Jaime Lopez

El Universal, Mexico
DEA’s ‘El Chapo Fiasco’ Sets
the Drug War Back for Years

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“This has dealt a major blow to
the DEA and to the armed forces
of Mexico, delaying, perhaps of
years, the much-anticipated
capture of 'El Chapo' Guzmán.”

— COLUMNIST J. Jaime Hernández

MISTAKEN IDENTITY A MAJOR BLUNDER

Indian Country Today, Native America
On the 'Conspiracy'
of Whites to Eliminate
American Indians

“The history of U.S. Indian
policy provides a great deal
of proof about White men
conspiring (planning) to
eliminate American Indians.”

— Steven Newcomb,
Shawnee-Lenape, co-founder
of Indigenous Law Institute

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY: The
Myth of Indian Casino Riches


La Jornada, Mexico
Political Refugee Assange
Deserves His Freedom -
and Our Nation's Thanks

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Ecuador will need the support
of honorable governments and
societies like ours, which were
beneffited by the work done by
Assange and his team, and have
obtained by way of their 'leaks,'
an invaluable tool for public
scrutiny and social control of the
authorities and world powers.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

STAUNCH DEFENSE OF ASSANGE

Hoy, Ecuador
Offering Assange Political
Asylum May Have Negative
Consequences for Ecuador

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The government has a sensitive
issue in it hands. It should not only
act out of well-known ideological
positions, because the results may
be counterproductive for Ecuador.”

— EDITORIAL, Hoy

CORREA: WHAT WILL HE DECIDE TO DO?

El Universo, Ecuador
Julian Assange Grateful
to Ecuador for Taking
Up His Asylum Request

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Death threats, economic
boycott and the possibility
of being handed over to
U.S. authorities by British,
Swedish or Australian
authorities have led me to
seek asylum on Ecuador
territory and protection
to allow me to continue
with my work and mission.”

— WikiLeaks Founder
Julian Assange

ASSANGE SEEKS ECUADOR REFUGE

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Letter from Australian
Government Spurred
Julian Assange to Flee

“Attorney-General Roxon
made it clear that Australia
would not seek to involve
itself in any international
exchanges about his future.”

— REPORTER Philip Dorling

RealVideoSMH VIDEO: Assange
Felt 'Justifiably Abandoned'
by Australian Government


La Jornada, Mexico
President Obama Makes Two
Decisions Worth Applauding

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It is laudable that with these
decisions on gay marriage and
immigration, Obama is trying
to return to fulfilling the social
demands that he promised to
address, and which he seemed
until recently to have forgotten.”

— COLUMNIST
Arturo Balderas Rodríguez

APPLAUSE FROM MEXICO FOR OBAMA

GLOBE & MAIL, CANADA:
Obama Energizes Hispanics
with Policy Curveball


El Espectador, Colombia
U.S. Says Uribe Security
Chief Worked for Drug
Cartels, Paramilitaries

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“A former policeman and
general, Mauricio Alfonso
Santoyo, who was security
chief for President Uribe,
has come under the radar
of United States justice.”

— NEWS ITEM, El Espectador

MONUMENTAL BETRAYAL, IF TRUE

Estadao, Brazil
Watergate ‘Changed World’
TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“All democratic regimes - even
non-democratic ones - learned
a lot from it. This demonstrates
the power of U.S. institutions.”

— Cristian Lohbauer,
Professor of Global Relations
at the University of São Paulo

WAS THIS AMERICA'S FINEST HOUR?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
South Korea, U.S. 'Agree'
to Korean Missile Defense

“It means building a South
Korea-led missile defense
system against missile attack
from the North, with the
U.S. providing intelligence
and detection capabilities.”

— UNIDENTIFIED
South Korean Official

La Jornada, Mexico
Despite Dangers,
U.S. Citizens Flock
to Mexico in 2012

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Although the number
of U.S. citizens killed
in Mexico by Mexican
criminal organizations
has tripled in the last
five years, from 35 in
2007 to 120 in 2011,
Mexico is still the top
U.S. tourist destination,
thanks to proximity
and the economy in a
time of financial crisis.”

— REPORTER
Ciro Perez Silva

AMERICANS UNINTIMIDATED

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
Obama's Drone War is a
PR Disaster for America

“Unless American lives are at
stake, the American people
couldn't give two hoots if U.S.
militarists mow down people
abroad as if they were flies.
... Only American lives are
precious to them. The lives of
others have almost no value.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

JUDGING THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE

O Globo, Brazil
Brazil Should Follow U.S.:
Discourage Personal Attacks
on Supreme Court Justices

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“In the United States, institutional
political actions against the justice
system in retaliation for judicial
decisions are part of the game in
the U.S.; whereas actions in regard
to specific judges in the process
of making decisions - are not.”

— COLUMNIST Merval Pereira

Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Okinawans Unswervingly
Against Deployment of
‘Defective’ V-22 Osprey

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“This country appears to be
saddled with a prime minister
who feels no compunction
about hurting spirits of the
war dead and their families.
... This surpasses simple
ignorance, and is an act of
idiocy akin to challenging
the society of Okinawa.”

— EDITORIAL,
Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun

V-22 OSPREY LAYS EGG IN JAPAN

El Universal, Mexico
Ex-Governor Calls Charges
that He Worked with Drug
Cartels a Campaign Stunt

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In my persecution, no justice
is being sought. My persecution
is a deception. I have no ties to
organized crime, I received no
bribes, have offered no safety
to any criminals, nor have I
been involved with money
laundering activities, nor do I
have any real estate in Texas.”

— Tomás Yarrington,
ex-governor of the
state of Tamaulipas

NO TIES TO DRUG MONEY OR TEXAS?

The Toronto Star, Canada
The Economic Crisis in
Europe is Going Global

“The entire planet seems
to be in denial ... There is
no well-thought-out plan
for the orderly exit of the
eurozone’s insolvent states.
There are no safeguards, no
plans, no road map, nothing.
The Maastricht Treaty, like
the U.S. Constitution, does
not have an exit mechanism.”

— COLUMNIST
Christopher T. Mahoney

GLOBE & MAIL: Who Did in the
Public-Sector Unions? They Did

GLOBE & MAIL: Canada Should
Look to U.S. for Health Reforms


La Jornada, Mexico
Pirates, Puritans, and
Immigration to the U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“United States culture is
torn between the spirit
of the pirate and the soul
of the Puritan. That's how
the nation was forged,
with a dual morality that
allows people to take
advantage of cheap labor,
while at the same time
condemning it as illegal.”

— Dr. Jorge Durand,
University of Guadalajara

WHEN WILL THE HYPOCRISY END?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
Panetta Spills Beans on
Obvious: U.S. Handing
Afghanistan to Indians

“This American wish for
Indian predominance in
Afghanistan has always
been there. It has always
been in the works. If the
Islamabad hierarchy does
not wake up to the facts
now, we must call it stupid.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

A EVEN MESSIER AFGHANISTAN?

The Telegraph, India
Delhi Wary of Bay of
Bengal Turning into
an 'American Lake'

“The U.S. Navy has 11
carrier battle groups,
six of which will be
stationed in the Asia-
Pacific in an arc from
the Western Pacific
to South Asia. India's
defence establishment
is not receiving the
policy with enthusiasm.”

— COLUMNIST Sujan Dutta

THE HINDU: Panetta
Pledges India Access to
'Dual Use' U.S. Technology

THE HINDU: India Still Greatly
Outmatched By China

THE TELEGRAPH:
U.S. Plucks 'Defense
Thorn' from India's Side


Huanqui, China
Confronting the United
States Requires Wisdom,
Stamina – Not Warships

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The trend of Sino-U.S.
relations is that 'you need
me, I need you,' and things
are moving in favor of
the currently weaker party.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqui

PLANNING FOR A CHINESE RISE

Tokushima Shimbun, Japan
Okinawa Deserves Long-
Sought Freedom from
American Military Bases

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Okinawa demanded to be
returned to the sovereignty
of Japan to achieve greater
economic independence
and life without the bases.
Hopefully the prefecture
will now be permitted to
move closer to these goals.”

— EDITORIAL,
Tokushima Shimbun

IS JAPAN TRULY 'SOVEREIGN'?

Taipei Times, Taiwan
Taipei's Tiananmen Square
Comments Called 'Ineffectual'
Compared to Washington's

“June 4, 1989, marks a historic
moment. It was a time of bloody
crackdown on an attempt by the
previous generation of Chinese
to seek democratic reforms.”

— Former Chairwoman
of Opposition DPP, Tsai Ing-wen

SHINING MOMENT IN A LONG HISTORY

Council of Foreign Relations, U.S.
VIDEO: China Dissident
Chen Guangcheng Speaks
and Answers Questions

RealVideoMay 31, 01:00:14

"America holds itself up as the
embodiment of democracy and
human rights value. If - what
would it mean if they refused
to take me in? I think you can
all imagine that. I think, on the
surface, it is a diplomatic issue;
but the question is, do you -
do you try to save someone
who is in danger for his life?”

— Chen Guangcheng

CHEN GUANGCHENG TELLS HIS STORY
Global Times, China
America and the West
‘Morally Accountable’
for Massacre at Houla

“If the West insists on
dictating its values to
the world, it will find
China and Russia
standing in its way.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

BEIJING'S ALTERNATE REALITY

The Bangkok Post, Thailand
Celebrated in West, Blogger
Goes Up Against Thailand's
Capricious Censorship Laws

“Some may say that Thailand is
very free. Some may say we are
only 30% free. There is a variety
of factors. A person might do
something outrageous without
facing an arrest or intimidation.
No One know the restrictions.
Limits are expanded arbitrarily.”

— Web Master
Chiranuch Premchaiporn

THAILAND'S VAGUE CENSORSHIP LAW

THE NATION: When it Comes
to Censorship, Foreigners May
Have Something to Teach Us


Excelsior, Mexico
Josefina Mota Fears
U.S. Election Narrative
Endangering Mexicans

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Operations like ‘Fast and
Furious’ can no longer be
permitted. I appeal for
common sense to prevail
and for a responsible
dialogue free of political
agendas that get caught
up in the electoral arena.”

— Mexico Presidential Candidate
Josefina Vazquez Mota

IS THE U.S. 'OUT OF TOUCH'?

Global Times, China
Rights Criticism of China
a Fig Leaf for Diminished
United States Influence

“In an age when the U.S. is
losing its economic advantage
and cannot use its military
might at will, America has no
ace in the hole left other
than the human rights issue.”

— EDITORIAL, Gloibal Times

The Diplomat, Japan
U.S. Special Forces Said to Be
'Parachuting' into North Korea

“The entire tunnel infrastructure is
hidden from our satellites. ... So we
send South Korea and U.S. soldiers
to the North to do reconnaissance.”

— Brigadier General Neil Tolley,
commander of U.S. Special
Operations Forces in South Korea

Global Times, China
Washington ‘Disqualified’ as
Global Human Rights Judge

“America’s tarnished human
rights record renders it a
morally, politically and legally
feeble judge of human rights.”

— China's 13th Annual Report
on U.S. Human Rights Practices

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
United States is by Far World's
Leading Human Rights Abuser

“The right to food, clothing and
housing - the most basic of all
human rights, are mercilessly
suppressed in a society where
only the law of the jungle
reigns and money is everything.”

— 'INDICTMENT',
Korea Central News Agency

KIM JONG-UN: HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION?

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
Dr. Afridi’s Conviction
an Irrational Violation
of Pakistan’s Interests

“No wonder the message
the rest of the world and
many within this country
get from this, is that we
aren’t serious on battling
al-Qaeda or the Taliban,
and that our inherent
anti-Americanism is now
so virulent, it prevents us
from seeing and doing
things that are otherwise
in our own interests.”

— EDITORIAL, Express Tribune

The Nation, Pakistan
Dr. Shakeel Afridi and the CIA
Should ‘Hang Heads in Shame’

“News that the CIA has employed
a doctor to gather intelligence in
the guise of fake immunizations
has sowed fear and suspicion. …
Those who directed Dr. Afridi to
employ this cruel and dangerous
method ought to hang their heads
in shame, recalling the little boys
and girls whose lives they may
have needlessly ruined as a result.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

DR. SHAKEEL AFRIDI: TRAITOR OR HERO?

CNET, Australian
Assange Extradition to
Sweden: What is Next
for Wikileaks Founder?

“Once Assange is extradited
to Sweden, he'll be subject
to the legal process in that
country. As Assange is not a
British citizen, if Sweden
extradites him to the U.S.,
Britain will have given up
any legal control over him.”

— COLUMNIST Donald R. Rothwell

WILL SWEDEN EXTRADITE TO U.S.?

ABC NORTH COAST: Christine
Assange, Mother of Julian,
Slams Australia Government

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
America Denies 'Secret
Warrant' for Assange

THE AUSTRALIAN: Assange
Facing Two-Week Grilling


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
Pakistan Must Prepare
for Afghan Civil War

“Even perceptive Western
observers smell what the
Chicago summiteers have
not. It is the whiff of civil
war that is so frighteningly
disturbing their nostrils.
The trouble this will bring
Pakistan will be horrendous.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

Phil Star, The Philippines
Why Lady Gaga Should
Not Be Called 'Satanist'

“Lady Gaga is a friend of all:
the outcast, the rebels, the
bullied, the peculiar, the
awkward, the flamboyant,
and the obnoxious. Funny,
because this is what Jesus
was known to have done.”

— COLUMNIST Kara Ortiga

CATHOLIC MANILA AND GAGA
The Express Tribune, Pakistan
Surgeon Who Helped CIA
Find bin Laden Sentenced
to 33 Years Behind Bars

“Dr. Afridi was sentenced
offences against the state,
conspiracy or attempt to
wage war against the state,
spying and allying with
a foreign government
against the state's interests.”

— NEWS ITEM, Express Tribune

THE NATION: U.S. Insists
there is 'No Basis' for
Detention of Dr. Afridi

DAWN: U.S. Senators
Warn Pakistan is on
Path to Confrontation

THE NATION: U.S. Senate Cuts
Pakistan Aid $1 Million for
Each Year of Afridi's Sentence

EXPRESS TRIBUNE:
What Pakistanis SHOULD
Be Talking About


The Nation, Pakistan
Zardari was Right: U.S. Should
Apologize, Stop Drones and Go

“U.S. and NATO forces should go
now. … Mr. Obama should pay heed
to protestors who want their U.S.
sons and daughters home rather
than fighting against an unbeatable
enemy far from their own country.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

OBAMA GIVES ZARDARI COLD SHOULDER

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
NATO Has Been Rational;
Now Pakistan Should Be

“Diplomatic niceties may have
protected President Zardari
from public criticism, but U.S.
and NATO officials made known
their frustration over Pakistan's
failure to open up the supply
routes for NATO troops.”

— COLUMNIST Tariq Fatemi

THE NATION: Turkey 'Respects'
Pakistan's Stand on NATO Supplies

THE NATION: Five Killed in U.S.
Drone Strike in North Waziristan


Phil Star, The Philippines
Lady Gaga Controversy
Rages in Philippines;
Second Show Approved

“Batangas Archbishop Ramon
Arguelles warned Lady Gaga
fans that they are in danger
of falling into Satan's hands
if they continue to patronize
performances of Lady Gaga.”

— REPORTER Perseus Echeminada

GAGA MUSIC FRIGHTENS CHURCH

CHINA POST: Lady Gaga
Takes Taiwan by Storm;
Fans 'Out of their Minds'


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
U.S.‘Grandees’ Should
Pay Debt to Pakistan
and be Grateful for it

“While fleecing someone
with a long butcher's knife,
the American grandees
pose as though they were
performing an act of great
generosity. … this money
is no hand out, charity or
alms. It is reimbursement
for what Pakistan has spent
from its own pocket for
America's spurious war.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

PROTESTING THERE AND HERE

The Nation, Pakistan
Ex-CIA Agent Claims bin
Laden 'Not Killed' by U.S.

“I know the Chechens who
protected him, they are Sami,
Mahmood and Ayub, and they
were with him until the very
end. ... He was very ill, he
was skin and bones, very thin,
they washed and buried him.”

— Berkan Yashar,
Turkish politician, Ex-CIA Agent

DAWN [PAKISTAN]:
Mullah Omar Calls NATO
Occupation 'Illegal'

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE: Pakistan
President Zardari Seeks U.S. Help
Breaking Friendly-Fire Deadlock


Indian Country Today, Native America
Regarding the Portrayal
of Tonto By Johnny Depp

"The crux of the issue is not
that a non-Native is playing
Tonto, but that he continues
to exist. Tonto was created
out of lies and misconceptions.
As we all know, the word
'tonto' is a Spanish word that
translates to 'stupid' in English.”

— COLUMNIST
Ungelbah Daniel-Davila

DEPP: DOING THE NATIVES A FAVOR?

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
American History Myths:
The Indians Were
Defeated by White Settlers


La Jornada, Mexico
Clueless U.S. Border
Patrol Uses Intelligence
to Study Recidivism

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Now they are investigating
the reasons for recidivism.
Plain and simple, it is because
in their home countries, they
[the migrants] simply find
far too few opportunities.”

— Ted Lewis of the human
rights group Global Exchange

IS THERE ANTHING TO STUDY HERE?

White House, United States
VIDEO: President Obama
Speaks of the Agenda at
Opening of G8 Meetings

RealVideoMay 19, 00:05:36

"All of us here are absolutely
committed to making sure
that growth and stability and
fiscal consolidation are part
of an overall package that all
of us need to pursue in order
to achieve the prosperity for
our citizens that all of us
at this table need to achieve.”

— President Barack Obama

G8 DISCUSSIONS GET UNDER WAY

White House, United States
VIDEO: President Obama
Meets French President
Hollande at White House

RealVideoMay 18, 00:17:50

"France and America have an
impact on the destiny of the
world, but we are great in
friendship, cohesion and in
partnership. France is an
independent country and
cares about its independence
but also in its old friendship
with the United States.”

— France President
Francois Hollande

FIRST MEETING PROVES AMICABLE

Excelsior, Mexico
Early Obama Missile
Fire Wounds Romney

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It seems Barack Obama
has taken the measure
of his opponent on many
issues and is vigorously
taking him to task. ...
Obama may gradually be
becoming impervious
to Mitt Romney's slander.”

— PROFESSOR José Luis
Valdés Ugalde, National
Autonomous University

IS ROMNEY ON THE ROPES?

Toronto Star, Canada
Foreign Policy Cheerleading
is Masquarading as Analysis

"Their narrative is a product of
their world of good guys and bad,
especially within the global arena.
They act as cheerleaders for their
own countries, especially when
their country's soldoers are
involved in foreign interventions.”

— COLUMNIST Haroon Siddiqui

TORONTO STAR: After
Afghanistan, NATO Should
Reform or 'Call it Quits'


Indian Country Today, Native America
Elizabeth Warren and the
Politics of Being an Indian

“'CherokeeGate' has not only
opened the old arguments
against affirmative action, but
it has re-opened even older ones
about what makes a real Indian.”

— COLUMNIST
Lindsey Catherine Cornum

WARREN CASE OPENS NATIVE WOUNDS

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Examining the Geneology
of Elizabeth Warren

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
What's the Deal With the Case
of Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee?

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
Elizabeth Warren: Box-
Checking for Fun and Profit

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY:
New Documents Surface
on Warren’s Native Claims


The Nation, Pakistan
Pakistanis will React
Badly to Reopening
NATO’s Supply Lines

“Not only has Pakistan
sovereignty been violated,
but its soldiers have been
killed in an unprovoked
attack by NATO aircraft.
It is ungracious of the
strong to insist on drone
attacks - a constant source
of humiliation and affront
to a this state – while
refusing to tender an
apology for causing the
deaths of our troops.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nations

ARE RELATIONS ON THE MEND?

Huanqiu, People’s Republic of China
U.S. Should Keep its Nuclear
Weapons Away from Koreas

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“If U.S. nuclear weapons are
redeployed to the South, then
the forecast can clearly be seen:
efforts to inhibit the North’s
possession of nuclear weapons
would completely collapse.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

DEALING WITH THE NEWEST KIM

Norte Digital, Mexico
As an 'Unashamed'
Heterosexual - I Back
Same-Sex Marriage

TRANSLATED SPANISH

“Some people complain
about my sympathy for
gays. The other day a
young man approached
me at a conference and
shouted at me: 'Hey,
why do you defend the
faggots so much?' I
managed to respond:
'So that there won’t
be any more people
who call them ‘faggots.'”

— COLUMNIST 'Caton'

CASTRO'S NIECE AND OBAMA

Stuff, New Zealand
George W. Bush Found
'Guilty of War Crimes'

“The five-panel tribunal
unanimously delivered a
guilty verdict on charges
relating to their knowing
that prisoners of war were
being tortured while being
held prosoner in Afghanistan,
Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.”

— COLUMNIST Michelle Cook

BUSH AND CO.: WAR CRIMINALS?

NEW STRAITS TIMES [MALAYSIA]:
Bush and Co. On 'Trial': What
a Toothless Tribunal Can Do


National Post, Canada
Largest War Games Ever
to Send Message to Syria

“While the exercises will be
confined to southern Jordan
in a bid to allay Syrian fears,
they send a not-so-subtle
warning to Syria and Iran
over the possibility for
international intervention
in the Middle East region.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Goodspeed

Carta Capital, Brazil
Brazil Politicians Pale
When Compared with
‘Courageous’ Obama

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“Brazil politicians just
reflect public opinion.
But reflecting what
the people think is not
the mission of a leader.”

— COLUMNIST
Alfonso Oramas Gross

El Universo, Ecuador
Same-Sex Marriage in
Ecuador? Let's Hope Not!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The institution of marriage is
seen as legal and natural, and
based only on union between
a man and a woman. This isn't
just a problem of semantics or
prejudice but the pure reality
of the law, which is firm in its
intent to reject homophobia
without altering the essence
of our judicial institutions.”

— COLUMNIST Alfonso Oramas Gross

CenarioMT, Brazil
Gay Marriage: Seventy
Years from Disease to
Presidential Blessing

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“In the U.S., the end of
homosexuality's definition
as ' disease' by the American
Psychiatric Association only
occurred in 1973, but it had
been written with ink so
durable that one year later,
37 percent of psychiatrists
who registered with the
association tried to have it
re-included it in its manuals.”

— COLUMNIST Alexandre Martins

REMARKABLE TALE OF PROGRESS

The Age, Australia
Apple Co-Founder Steve
Wozniak Tells Aussies:
'I Don't Have Broadband'


WOZNIAK: A BORDERLESS WORLD

RealVideoVIDEO: Steve Wozniak Tells
Australian Radio: 'We Shouldn't
Have Boundaries Between Nations'


La Informacion, U.S.
In Latin America, Only
Kirchner Stands with
Obama on Gay Marriage

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Apart from the president
of Argentina, few Latin
American presidents have
spoken on the subject, and
those that have oppose equal
rights for homosexual couples.”

— NEWS ITEM, La Informacion

Canada, The Toronto Star
'Ground Zero Imam'
Responds to Critics

“North America Muslims
have to evolve ourselves
from immigrant mindsetto
what I call American Islam.”

— IMAM Feisal Abdul Rauf

Asia Times, Hong Kong
With Chen Guangcheng,
Beijing Held Obama's
Reelection in its Hands

“If China's rulers decided
they wanted to see a new
man of the White House,
bundling Chen out of the
hospital and into a waiting
van for interrogation,
detention or worse would
likely have done the trick.”

— PETER LEE, Writer on Asian Affairs

ASIA TIMES: Vietnam 'Floats'
Between China and U.S.


Toronto Star, Canada
Obama Tilts Scales Toward
Compassion and Equity

“It matters a great deal that a
president whose campaign
slogan was Hope has weighed
in, decisively, on the side of
compassion, inclusion and
equal rights for all people.”

— EDITORIAL, The Toronto Star

STEP TOWARD A BETTER WORLD?

NATIONAL POST: If Obama
Supports Gay Marriage, he
Should Protect it for All

GLOBE & MAIL: From
Obama, a Bid to Broaden
Stream of American Life

MACLEANS: Obama
Passes the Leadership Test


El Tiempo, Colombia
Colombia Government Must
Come Clean on Battle Drones

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Who'll pilot the combat ‘drones?’
Colombians in uniform? Foreign
consultants? Who will they be?
Where will they be? Will they do
this from within our national
territory? Or from some foreign
refuge, like CIA headquarters
in Langley (Virginia)? To whom
will they answer for their crimes?”

— COLUMNIST Laura Gil

GET READY FOR A SKY FULL OF DRONES

Nishinippon Shimbun, Japan
‘Inequitous’ United States
-Japan Status of Forces
Agreement Must Be Revised

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The U.S. has jurisdiction over
crimes committed by all military
personnel on official duty. On
top of that, the U.S. is the judge
of what counts as ‘official duty.'”

— EDITORIAL, Nishinippon Shimbun

FRUSTRATION OVER U.S. PRESENCE

The Daily Star, Bangladesh
Angry Bangladeshis Should
Take Hillary Clinton’s Advice

“Some of our nationalist and left-
wing friends resent comments by
Mrs. Clinton. But can we really
stop them from so advising us,
when our own political leaders
make a bagful of complaints
about their rivals when meeting
foreign leaders and dignitaries?”

— COLUMNIST Syed Fattahul Alim

HILLARY INTO BANGLEDESHI BREACH

The Hindistan Times, India
Prime Minister Singh and
Secretary Clinton 'Share
Pakistan Terror Concerns'

“Both sides were skeptical on
whether Pakistan was doing
enough to stamp out terror
groups against its neighbors.”

— REPORTER Shishir Gupta

THE HUNDU: Hillary's Visit to
West Bangal Signals Growing
Importance of Regional Players

THE HUNDU: America
Keen to Look at West
Bengal as ‘Partner State'

THE HUNDU: India Fears
Sanctions will Push Iran
to Develop Nuclear Bomb


bdnews24, Bangladesh
Hillary Clinton Weighs in on
Bangladesh Political Crisis;
Missing Opposition Leader

“It is important that in this nation
everybody takes very seriously any
disappearance, any violence against
activists, any oppression of civil
society, any intimidation of the
press … that is just what is required
if democracy [is to be] sustainable.”

— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

NOT A COMPLETELY WARM WELCOME

The Manila Times, The Philippines
China’s ‘Resentful’ Leaders

“American military exercises with
Filipinos, along with Vietnamese,
Malaysians and Singaporeans, sends
the message that America is still
the real power in this part of the
world, and not those in Beijing
who have the ‘mandate of heaven.'”

— EDITORIAL, The Manila Times

MILITARY COMMANDERS MEET AND TOUR

Global Times, China
Lack of Mutual Sino-American
'Military Trust' a Major Threat

“The U.S. can be expected to hold
absolute global military superiority
for the foreseeable future. The U.S.
should use this dominance to keep
its global influence by preventing
unsound military ambitions, and
serving as a link with other states
as U.S. economic power declines.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

The Manila Times, Philippines
The Philippines Issues U.S.
'S.O.S' for Help with China

“Most Filipino people were hurt,
humiliated and shamed by the U.S.
refusal to side with us in the face
of China’s virtual invasion of our
sovereign territory , Panatag Shoal.”

— EDITORIAL, The Manila Times

Global Times, China
'U.S. Will Arrange' it so
Chen Can Study Overseas

“If he hopes to study abroad,
as a Chinese citizen, he can
apply according to laws with
relevant departments and
through the same channels
as other Chinese citizens.”

— FOREIGN MINISTRY
SPOKESMAN Liu Weimin

CHINA DAILY: Chinese
Defense Minister Visits U.S.

CHINA DAILY: Dialogue with U.S.
Achieves 'Significant Results'

CHINA DAILY: Broadway Show
'Oklahoma' Opens in Beijing

ASIA TIMES: U.S. Chases
Shooting Stars Over China


W Radio Colombia, Colombia
VIDEO: Dania Londoño
Suarez' Side of U.S. Secret
Service Sex Scandal Affair

RealVideoMay 4, 00:03:26

"They could track me anywhere
in the world that I go, but they
haven’t done so. If the Secret
Service agents were idiots,
imagine the investigators.”

— ESCORT Dania Londoño Suarez'

MORE RED FACES IN WASHINGTON

Indian Country Today, Native America
Most Sacred Animal on
'Planet' to Lakota, a White
Buffalo, Hunted, Skinned

“The rare and sacred buffalo
born last year has been found
dead - skinned with its mother.
... Some Lakota hold that the
calf, Lightning Medicine Cloud,
was the 3rd white buffalo ever,
and first male in 150 years. Such
a buffalo is tied to the story of
White Buffalo Calf Woman, and
is the most sacred animal ...
perhaps the most sacred thing
on the planet, to Lakota people. ”

— Indian Country News Item

LIGHTNING MEDICINE CLOUD KILLED
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY: Senate
Republicans Reject ‘Genocide’ to
Describe Indian Tribes' Treatment


China Daily, China
Chen’s 'One-Man Show' Holds
U.S.-China Relations 'Hostage'

“If protection is what Chen feels he
needs, America could be the place
to go, as long as his keen lawyering
skills enable him to sweet talk his
new friends into allowing him to go.”

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

THE SHAMING OF CHEN GUANGCHENG
El Universal, Mexico
Ex-Governor Calls Charges
that He Worked with Drug
Cartels a Campaign Stunt

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In my persecution, no justice
is being sought. My persecution
is a deception. I have no ties to
organized crime, I received no
bribes, have offered no safety
to any criminals, nor have I
been involved with money
laundering activities, nor do I
have any real estate in Texas.”

— Tomás Yarrington,
ex-governor of the
state of Tamaulipas

NO TIES TO DRUG MONEY OR TEXAS?

The Toronto Star, Canada
The Economic Crisis in
Europe is Going Global

“The entire planet seems
to be in denial ... There is
no well-thought-out plan
for the orderly exit of the
eurozone’s insolvent states.
There are no safeguards, no
plans, no road map, nothing.
The Maastricht Treaty, like
the U.S. Constitution, does
not have an exit mechanism.”

— COLUMNIST
Christopher T. Mahoney

GLOBE & MAIL: Who Did in the
Public-Sector Unions? They Did

GLOBE & MAIL: Canada Should
Look to U.S. for Health Reforms


La Jornada, Mexico
Pirates, Puritans, and
Immigration to the U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“United States culture is
torn between the spirit
of the pirate and the soul
of the Puritan. That's how
the nation was forged,
with a dual morality that
allows people to take
advantage of cheap labor,
while at the same time
condemning it as illegal.”

— Dr. Jorge Durand,
University of Guadalajara

WHEN WILL THE HYPOCRISY END?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
Panetta Spills Beans on
Obvious: U.S. Handing
Afghanistan to Indians

“This American wish for
Indian predominance in
Afghanistan has always
been there. It has always
been in the works. If the
Islamabad hierarchy does
not wake up to the facts
now, we must call it stupid.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

A EVEN MESSIER AFGHANISTAN?

The Telegraph, India
Delhi Wary of Bay of
Bengal Turning into
an 'American Lake'

“The U.S. Navy has 11
carrier battle groups,
six of which will be
stationed in the Asia-
Pacific in an arc from
the Western Pacific
to South Asia. India's
defence establishment
is not receiving the
policy with enthusiasm.”

— COLUMNIST Sujan Dutta

THE HINDU: Panetta
Pledges India Access to
'Dual Use' U.S. Technology

THE HINDU: India Still Greatly
Outmatched By China

THE TELEGRAPH:
U.S. Plucks 'Defense
Thorn' from India's Side


Huanqui, China
Confronting the United
States Requires Wisdom,
Stamina – Not Warships

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The trend of Sino-U.S.
relations is that 'you need
me, I need you,' and things
are moving in favor of
the currently weaker party.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqui

PLANNING FOR A CHINESE RISE

Tokushima Shimbun, Japan
Okinawa Deserves Long-
Sought Freedom from
American Military Bases

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Okinawa demanded to be
returned to the sovereignty
of Japan to achieve greater
economic independence
and life without the bases.
Hopefully the prefecture
will now be permitted to
move closer to these goals.”

— EDITORIAL,
Tokushima Shimbun

IS JAPAN TRULY 'SOVEREIGN'?

Taipei Times, Taiwan
Taipei's Tiananmen Square
Comments Called 'Ineffectual'
Compared to Washington's

“June 4, 1989, marks a historic
moment. It was a time of bloody
crackdown on an attempt by the
previous generation of Chinese
to seek democratic reforms.”

— Former Chairwoman
of Opposition DPP, Tsai Ing-wen

SHINING MOMENT IN A LONG HISTORY

Council of Foreign Relations, U.S.
VIDEO: China Dissident
Chen Guangcheng Speaks
and Answers Questions

RealVideoMay 31, 01:00:14

"America holds itself up as the
embodiment of democracy and
human rights value. If - what
would it mean if they refused
to take me in? I think you can
all imagine that. I think, on the
surface, it is a diplomatic issue;
but the question is, do you -
do you try to save someone
who is in danger for his life?”

— Chen Guangcheng

CHEN GUANGCHENG TELLS HIS STORY

CNET, Australian
Assange Extradition to
Sweden: What is Next
for Wikileaks Founder?

“Once Assange is extradited
to Sweden, he'll be subject
to the legal process in that
country. As Assange is not a
British citizen, if Sweden
extradites him to the U.S.,
Britain will have given up
any legal control over him.”

— COLUMNIST Donald R. Rothwell

WILL SWEDEN EXTRADITE TO U.S.?

ABC NORTH COAST: Christine
Assange, Mother of Julian,
Slams Australia Government

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
America Denies 'Secret
Warrant' for Assange

THE AUSTRALIAN: Assange
Facing Two-Week Grilling


Global Times, China
America and the West
‘Morally Accountable’
for Massacre at Houla

“If the West insists on
dictating its values to
the world, it will find
China and Russia
standing in its way.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

BEIJING'S ALTERNATE REALITY

The Bangkok Post, Thailand
Celebrated in West, Blogger
Goes Up Against Thailand's
Capricious Censorship Laws

“Some may say that Thailand is
very free. Some may say we are
only 30% free. There is a variety
of factors. A person might do
something outrageous without
facing an arrest or intimidation.
No One know the restrictions.
Limits are expanded arbitrarily.”

— Web Master
Chiranuch Premchaiporn

THAILAND'S VAGUE CENSORSHIP LAW

THE NATION: When it Comes
to Censorship, Foreigners May
Have Something to Teach Us


Excelsior, Mexico
Josefina Mota Fears
U.S. Election Narrative
Endangering Mexicans

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Operations like ‘Fast and
Furious’ can no longer be
permitted. I appeal for
common sense to prevail
and for a responsible
dialogue free of political
agendas that get caught
up in the electoral arena.”

— Mexico Presidential Candidate
Josefina Vazquez Mota

IS THE U.S. 'OUT OF TOUCH'?

Global Times, China
Rights Criticism of China
a Fig Leaf for Diminished
United States Influence

“In an age when the U.S. is
losing its economic advantage
and cannot use its military
might at will, America has no
ace in the hole left other
than the human rights issue.”

— EDITORIAL, Gloibal Times

The Diplomat, Japan
U.S. Special Forces Said to Be
'Parachuting' into North Korea

“The entire tunnel infrastructure is
hidden from our satellites. ... So we
send South Korea and U.S. soldiers
to the North to do reconnaissance.”

— Brigadier General Neil Tolley,
commander of U.S. Special
Operations Forces in South Korea

Global Times, China
Washington ‘Disqualified’ as
Global Human Rights Judge

“America’s tarnished human
rights record renders it a
morally, politically and legally
feeble judge of human rights.”

— China's 13th Annual Report
on U.S. Human Rights Practices

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
United States is by Far World's
Leading Human Rights Abuser

“The right to food, clothing and
housing - the most basic of all
human rights, are mercilessly
suppressed in a society where
only the law of the jungle
reigns and money is everything.”

— 'INDICTMENT',
Korea Central News Agency

KIM JONG-UN: HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION?

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
Dr. Afridi’s Conviction
an Irrational Violation
of Pakistan’s Interests

“No wonder the message
the rest of the world and
many within this country
get from this, is that we
aren’t serious on battling
al-Qaeda or the Taliban,
and that our inherent
anti-Americanism is now
so virulent, it prevents us
from seeing and doing
things that are otherwise
in our own interests.”

— EDITORIAL, Express Tribune

The Nation, Pakistan
Dr. Shakeel Afridi and the CIA
Should ‘Hang Heads in Shame’

“News that the CIA has employed
a doctor to gather intelligence in
the guise of fake immunizations
has sowed fear and suspicion. …
Those who directed Dr. Afridi to
employ this cruel and dangerous
method ought to hang their heads
in shame, recalling the little boys
and girls whose lives they may
have needlessly ruined as a result.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

DR. SHAKEEL AFRIDI: TRAITOR OR HERO?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
Pakistan Must Prepare
for Afghan Civil War

“Even perceptive Western
observers smell what the
Chicago summiteers have
not. It is the whiff of civil
war that is so frighteningly
disturbing their nostrils.
The trouble this will bring
Pakistan will be horrendous.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

Phil Star, The Philippines
Why Lady Gaga Should
Not Be Called 'Satanist'

“Lady Gaga is a friend of all:
the outcast, the rebels, the
bullied, the peculiar, the
awkward, the flamboyant,
and the obnoxious. Funny,
because this is what Jesus
was known to have done.”

— COLUMNIST Kara Ortiga

CATHOLIC MANILA AND GAGA

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
Surgeon Who Helped CIA
Find bin Laden Sentenced
to 33 Years Behind Bars

“Dr. Afridi was sentenced
offences against the state,
conspiracy or attempt to
wage war against the state,
spying and allying with
a foreign government
against the state's interests.”

— NEWS ITEM, Express Tribune

THE NATION: U.S. Insists
there is 'No Basis' for
Detention of Dr. Afridi

DAWN: U.S. Senators
Warn Pakistan is on
Path to Confrontation

THE NATION: U.S. Senate Cuts
Pakistan Aid $1 Million for
Each Year of Afridi's Sentence

EXPRESS TRIBUNE:
What Pakistanis SHOULD
Be Talking About


The Nation, Pakistan
Zardari was Right: U.S. Should
Apologize, Stop Drones and Go

“U.S. and NATO forces should go
now. … Mr. Obama should pay heed
to protestors who want their U.S.
sons and daughters home rather
than fighting against an unbeatable
enemy far from their own country.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

OBAMA GIVES ZARDARI COLD SHOULDER

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
NATO Has Been Rational;
Now Pakistan Should Be

“Diplomatic niceties may have
protected President Zardari
from public criticism, but U.S.
and NATO officials made known
their frustration over Pakistan's
failure to open up the supply
routes for NATO troops.”

— COLUMNIST Tariq Fatemi

THE NATION: Turkey 'Respects'
Pakistan's Stand on NATO Supplies

THE NATION: Five Killed in U.S.
Drone Strike in North Waziristan


Phil Star, The Philippines
Lady Gaga Controversy
Rages in Philippines;
Second Show Approved

“Batangas Archbishop Ramon
Arguelles warned Lady Gaga
fans that they are in danger
of falling into Satan's hands
if they continue to patronize
performances of Lady Gaga.”

— REPORTER Perseus Echeminada

GAGA MUSIC FRIGHTENS CHURCH

CHINA POST: Lady Gaga
Takes Taiwan by Storm;
Fans 'Out of their Minds'


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
U.S.‘Grandees’ Should
Pay Debt to Pakistan
and be Grateful for it

“While fleecing someone
with a long butcher's knife,
the American grandees
pose as though they were
performing an act of great
generosity. … this money
is no hand out, charity or
alms. It is reimbursement
for what Pakistan has spent
from its own pocket for
America's spurious war.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

PROTESTING THERE AND HERE

The Nation, Pakistan
Ex-CIA Agent Claim