A few days ago I came across an article mentioning the fact that the French were going to have joint naval exercises with the Chinese on Tuesday, near Taiwan. I thought this was outrageous; a democracy (France, at least nominally) engaging in naval exercises with a communist country (China) trying to intimidate a democracy (Taiwan). This only makes sense if the French are purposefully doing the opposite of what the U.S. would do just to be spiteful. In retrospect perhaps not that big a surprise that the surrender-monkeys would act like rebellious teenagers. Now I read that the president of Taiwan was shot and the waters become murkier. Now it seems like perhaps the Chinese are playing a dangerous game of electoral manipulation (in an Al Qaeda-esque fashion with intimidation and terrorism). It's probably just a coincidence, with the attempted assassination being conducted by some commie fruitcake, but it makes me wonder.