Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Crisis in Nepal

Anti-monarchy demonstrations, communications black-outs (E-mails to a colleague of mine in Kathmandu have gone unanswered for many weeks) and worst of all: upwards of 11,000 people dead as a result of the current Maoist murder spree in Nepal. Make no mistake, Red China has a hand in this latest 'People's War'. To date, the Nepalese king has said that Nepal will join the China, Tibet Confederation of Chambers of Commerce (uh, bad move your majesty...). The clear result would be a 'Red Corridor' that would extend from Chinese occupied Tibet to the boarders of India. Personally, I'm no fan of monarchies, but anything beats communism. And if Nepal is smart, they will employ the methods successfully used by their Bhutanese neighbors.