In 1990, Saddam Hussein, a brutal dictator, invaded Kuwait.
Pursuant to treaty, the UK gave Hong Kong back to China in 1997. The agreement between the two nuke-powered nations was that Hong Kong would keep its independent judiciary.
Carrie Lam is Hong Kong’s chief executive. She’s all for legislation, to be voted on soon by Hong Kong’s legislature, that would allow persons arrested in Hong Kong to be extradited to China, which does not follow the rule of law.
That’s why some one million protestors have taken to the streets, as reported today by NPR’s Beijing-based Anthony Kuehn (https://www.npr.org/2019/06/13/732253920/a-tense-calm-settles-over-hong-kong-in-wake-of-violence-between-police-and-prote). The protestors (who would, most likely, prefer that Hong Kong be completely independent of China) have blocked access to the legislature.
As Seoul-based associate solitary reporter Ko Il-sun watched, Chinese tanks rolled into Kowloon while Chinese air force jets strafed the city’s central district.
Associate solitary reporter Ahmed Aziz, who is based in Baghdad, told us that Saddam’s legacy of terrorism lives on. “Xi’s just another Saddam,” he said.