Archive for February 23rd, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

China’s Growth Rate: JR predicted it in November…

… and was right, as usual.

See?

[Ahem. This wouldn’t be complete without this update.]

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nannynews: Pakistan Cedes Swat Valley to China

nannynewsnannynews –– Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari is scheduled to visit China for four days starting Tuesday. President Zardari’s visit comes barely two weeks after Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the country’s military chief, made a five-day visit to China.

Just as Gen. Kayani did earlier, the president is likely to discuss a Chinese lease on Swat Valley, until recently part of Pakistan, but now under the rule of Islamist freaks who had made a sport of killing people whose beards weren’t long enough, preferrably policemen.

The lease, if agreed to during president Zardari’s visit, is scheduled to last for 99 years. If the PLA succeeds in pacifying the region, China will have a safe foothold in one of the world’s strategic hotspots, once known as the “Switzerland of Pakistan”, renowned for its lush valleys, mountainsides and snowcapped peaks.

A Pakistani security expert who had tea with Nanny the other day but doesn’t want to read his name here explained that nobody in Islamabad is happy with letting the Chinese have Swat Valley. But, as he explained, Islamabad is no longer to able to control the place, and thinks that the PLA may be more efficient than Pakistan’s military.

“At least they [the PLA] aren’t known for abusing kids,” he said. “And who knows? Maybe in 2108, the Valley will return to our motherland and become our prosperous Special Administrative Region.”

Related: Anti-Beard campaign in Kashgar (Marx exempted)RFA, Febr. 20

Related: Tsar Peter the Great´s Beard TaxUnderthejacaranda, Febr. 22

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