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May 30th, 2010

Summary: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao expressed no support for proposed U.N. sanctions against ally North Korea over its alleged sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, declining to join other key nations in blaming Pyongyang. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 30, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned North Korea that the United States would respond quickly if moves by the communist government threatened America or its Asian allies.

May 20th, 2010

Summary: Forensic evidence proves North Korea fired a torpedo that sank the South Korean warship Cheonan, while North Korea denies responsibility and threatens “all-out war.” … Psychological evaluation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il by Aubrey Immelman. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 20, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared on talk radio with end-times pastor Jan Markell to discuss the “Criminalization of Christianity,” where in the past she held forth on topics ranging from homosexuality to the Second Coming; but this time, her topic was the labeling of Christians as terrorists.