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China Rejects US Criticism of Enabling N. Korea to Build Its Arsenal

China rejects U.S. criticism that it is enabling North Korea to build its arsenal and behave aggressively by helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and by protecting it internationally.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said U.S. accusations that China is helping and protecting North Korea are irresponsible.

Jiang says China is against any actions that undermine peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, and does not seek to protect any side.

Thailand May Seek Extradition of Thaksin If He Enters US

Thailand has indicated it will seek the extradition of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra if he enters the United States. An independent agency has invited the exiled leader to testify in Washington about recent political violence in Thailand. But, Thai authorities have been seeking his return to face terrorism charges related to that violence and to serve a prison sentence for a corruption conviction.

Plaintiffs Appeal Firearms Freedom Act Ruling to the Ninth Circuit

Plaintiffs in litigation to validate the principles of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (MFFA) have appealed an expected but adverse federal district court decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The plaintiffs in MSSA v. Holder include the Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA), the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), and MSSA President Gary Marbut of Missoula.

America's Survival News - 7 December 2010

It’s Pearl Harbor Day, and America is still under attack. In addition to revolutionary Islam, the Marxists are still on the march. Indeed, as the case of the Marxist terrorist Carlos the Jackal demonstrated, they work hand-in-hand. Carlos converted to Islam after being a Marxist all of his life. This was no accident.

GOTTLIEB TO SPEAK AT 'FREE BRIAN AITKEN' RALLY DEC. 12 IN NEW JERSEY

Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation will travel to New Jersey Dec. 12 to join speakers at a rally in Toms River in support of Brian Aitken.

The New Jersey man has been imprisoned for essentially having two legally-owned handguns in his car, parked at his parents' home, along with other belongings he was moving to a new residence in another city.

Taking the fight to Ed Rendell

WA gun activists should take lesson from Pennsylvania publisher

"...Here in the Evergreen State, the gun ban lobby has strenuously labored to erode our state constitutionally-protected right to “bear arms in defense” of ourselves and the state. They supported the illegal attempt by Seattle to ban guns in city parks, which brought the on-going lawsuit filed by Bellevue’s Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Washington Arms Collectors, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and five citizens. The city is currently appealing its trial court loss..."

New York Times Front Page Features Knife Rights

The Sunday edition of the New York Times featured a front page article on Knife Rights and efforts to remove or rationalize restrictive knife laws and enhance protection for lawful use of knives by honest citizens. While the reporter got a few facts incorrect, in general the article can be viewed as relatively even-handed and a positive, especially considering the source. (Note that this article was written prior to Knife Rights' first case in New York being settled with a dismissal.)

Read the article at the New York Times online: http://nyti.ms/dERpW1

South Korean Military Starts Live-Fire Drills

South Korea has begun a fresh series of live-fire artillery exercises across the country. They are seen as a response to North Korea's shelling of a South Korean island, nearly two weeks ago.
As South Korea began a week of artillery drills across the country, the new defense minister ordered the military to exercise its right of self defense, should another attack be launched by North Korea.

Former Army general Kim Kwan-jin, who took office two days ago, told reporters Monday South Korea's military forces can immediately retaliate, if North Korea provokes first.

South Sudan Accuses North of Withholding Referendum Funds

South Sudan’s envoy to the United States and the United Nations has called on the international community to pressure President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his National Congress Party (NCP) to provide its portion of funds needed to support the work of the referendum commission ahead of the 9th January referendum.

Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, who is also a member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement’s (SPLM) ruling council, told VOA, despite repeated appeals, President Bashir’s NCP has refused to provide funds for the commission to adequately prepare for the upcoming vote.