1) Dirty Korean Soccer Player Kicks Japanese Player in the head
2) The Irrational two Koreas
Many South Koreans do not seem to realize the long-term implications of their provocations toward Japan. This hatred is costing Koreans in tourism and investment, not to mention more and more Japanese do not want to buy Korean products.
South Korea needs Japan. But if Korea evaporated tomorrow, Japan would only notice that the neighborhood became quieter and more peaceful, and the cherry blossoms would be brighter the next year.
So we have North and South Korea shouting at each other.
North Korea is threatening to destroy America and Japan and South Korea.
South Korea threatens North Korea.
North Korea is building atomic weapons and missiles while South Korea is screaming at Japan for no apparent reason. South Korea would rather see North Korea with nukes than to see Japan with a smile.
South Korea does its level best to provoke Japan for no cause whatsoever.
I have had a few stalkers in my day, and with that in mind, it looks like the two Koreas are Japan-stalkers. Two countries are stalking another country. It might be a lover-thing.
Both Koreas desperately want Japanese attention and are willing to do anything to get it. North Korea even kidnapped a large number of Japanese and apparently still has them.
North Korea is criminal and irrational.
South Korea is irrational.
Japan is rational and a good citizen.
The United States is frustrated trying to keep South Korea and Japan on speaking terms, and since Japan is the only rational, good citizen and peer, the US pressures Japan, which then causes Japan to say, "Why us!? We are trying to cooperate with them!"
3) April 11 at 12:16pm
Status of Embed with US Military in Philippines
The US Army invited me to come but approved dates for a time when I cannot do the embed. I had to decline this morning. No ink for the Army. Again.
Separately, my Facebook reached 26 million people during the past 7 days. This does not include the busy Twitter, main website, our Japanese/Chinese blog, and many media appearances. We are making an impact on the sex slave issue.
Stats from Facebook this morning:
4) My Cat and I on Radio
Last week a US radio program contacted me to do a pre-recorded radio interview this morning at 6am. They called an hour early while I was still asleep, so I ran downstairs to the office and we began the interview. Well...that is when my latest adopted cat began crying loudly, like he does. And if I do not pick him up, he attacks me. (He's a little crazy.) So if you hear that interview on Memorial Day, and hear me say excuse me to the interviewers while I grab the cat -- you know the rest of the story.
I would say the name of the program but that would open it up for my stalkers to start harassing the program in advance. Something I have lived with for years. For instance the former Baghdad office chief from Reuters, Andrew MacGregor Marshall, sent me about 50 emails last month, and more this weekend. He might be back on drugs again. Reuters fired him after 17 years (technically he resigned). Apparently he is writing a book or very long article about me and is demanding interviews that I refuse.
我本来想说节目的名字，但是这将让我的追踪者们有机会开始预先骚扰这个节目，所以我不公开了。我很长时间共存的事情。比如说，路透社的原巴格达支局长Andrew MacGregor Marshall，他上个月发给我50个这么多的邮件了，这个周末也发给我了更多。也许他再沉溺毒品。他上班17年后路透社解雇他了。（严格的法律意义上来说，是他辞职了。）很显然，他正在写一篇关于我的书或者长篇文章，而且他不断要求我所拒绝的采访。
Stalkers -- can't live with 'em, and it's illegal to smash them.
跟踪者 – 我和他们水火不容，但是对他们展开攻击是违法行为。