Now you know: What “really” happened in the Vietnam War?

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“Pic I took while at Standing Rock: Oceti Sakowin Camp”

Veterans For Peace at Standing Rock veteransforpeace.org
“…The Standing Rock Sioux and their many Indigenous allies have inspired thousands of others to join them on the front lines at Standing Rock. Activists from a spectrum of struggles, including the peace and environmental movements to the Movement for Black Lives and Muslim civil rights, stood on the ground in solidarity. As a result, millions of people have been attracted to the cause. The arrival of thousands of veterans to Standing Rock, covered by national and international media, almost certainly put additional pressure on the Obama administration to do the right thing. The effort and outcome thus far is an example of the power of solidarity and non-violent resistance to right injustice. The people have won an important victory the struggle…”

Viet Nam Vet at Standing Rock Reports 1

“Published on Dec 2, 2016

Listen to this patriot explain is experience at Standing Rock”
AIM Co-Founder Talks about Forgiveness, Nonviolence, and What Comes After Standing Rock Posted: December 7, 2016 Dennis J. Bernstein progressive.org
“…Among the veterans at Standing Rock Monday was Bill Means, a Vietnam vet who returned from fighting a bloody U.S. war of aggression overseas to take on the U.S. government at Wounded Knee. Bill Means is a founding member of the International Indian Treaty Council and co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Means is a key adviser to the Standing Rock Tribe on their resistance to the pipeline. I spoke with him shortly after he met with the Standing Rock leaders this week about future strategies for the tribe on its continuing resistance to the pipeline…

Bill Means: I feel a brotherhood to those veterans. I was there in Vietnam representing the United States, but one of the things that was beautiful about coming home from that terrible war was that our people still honored us, not because we fought for America but because we fought for the honor of our people. When I returned from Vietnam my cousin gave me an Indian name, my friend gave me a horse, and I was welcomed back to the community with open arms. I think that helped us in our healing from what they now call post traumatic stress. “
*see Deep Thought: What can “we” do to help Veterans with P.T.S.D.? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
“…I met a farmer from Iowa, a World War II veteran, who said he had to join the fight against this black snake, this pipeline, because the corporations had taken his land under what they call eminent domain. He told me,

“Years ago they had taken some of my father’s land. But it was for a highway, they took some school or churches. But now, they’re taking our land for private corporations, for corporate America. … So, I found out what it is to be an American Indian.”
..”

*see Neutral Perspective: Pro & Anti-Pipeline goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

5 Lies About the Vietnam War You Probably Believe – Cracked.com
-History

The Causes of the Vietnam War – History Learning Site Citation: C N Trueman “The Causes of the Vietnam War” historylearningsite.co.uk. The History Learning Site, 27 Mar 2015. 16 Aug 2016.

“..Before World War Two, Vietnam had been part of the French Empire. During the war, the country had been overrun by the Japanese. When the Japanese retreated, the people of Vietnam took the opportunity to establish their own government lead by Ho Chi Minh. However, after the end of the war, the Allies gave back South Vietnam to the French while the north was left in the hands of the non-communist Chinese. The Nationalist Chinese treated the North Vietnamese very badly and support for Ho Chi Minh grew. He had been removed from power at the end of the war. The Chinese pulled out of North Vietnam in 1946 and the party of Ho Chi Minh took over – the Viet Minh…

South Vietnam also had a population of 16 million. Its first proper leader was Ngo Dinh Diem who was a fanatical catholic. As communism hated religion, Diem hated all that communism stood for. This is why he got America’s support – he had a poor record on human rights but his rule was in the era of the “Domino Theory” and anybody who was anti-communist in the Far East was likely to receive American backing – regardless of their less than savoury background. Ngo ruled as a dictator along with his brother – Nhu. Their government was corrupt and brutal but it was also backed by America…”

-America’s Involvement

Why we went to war in Vietnam BY MICHAEL LIND Dec 20, 2012 legion.org
Confronting the Ugly Truth about America’s Dirty War in Vietnam by William J. Astore 2-11-13 historynewsnetwork.org
“..“to kill Communists and to kill as many of them as possible. Stack ’em like cordwood. Victory was a high body-count … war a matter of arithmetic. The pressure [from the top] on unit commanders to produce enemy corpses was intense, and they in turn communicated it to their troops. This led to such practices as counting civilians as Viet Cong. ‘If it’s dead and Vietnamese, it’s VC,’ was a rule of thumb in the bush It is not surprising, therefore, that some men acquired a contempt for human life and a predilection for taking it.”..

..A line that has always stayed with me from Caputo’s memoir came from one of his NCOs, a Sergeant Colby, who in 1965 told then-Lieutenant Caputo that, “Before you leave here, sir, you’re going to learn that one of the most brutal things in the world is your average nineteen-year-old American boy.” Turse’s study plumbs the depths of such brutality, to include a racist subculture (dehumanizing the Vietnamese as “gooks” and “slopes”) within the U.S. military that facilitated it. Draft an American teenager, teach him to kill, send him to an utterly foreign land in which he can’t distinguish friend from foe, give him power over life and death against a dehumanized enemy, and reward him for generating a high body count in which “If it’s dead and Vietnamese, it’s VC,” and you have an ineluctable recipe for murderous violence…

It’s time our nation found the courage to face those twenty (or fifty) walls of Vietnamese dead. It’s time we faced them with the same sorrow and same regret we reserve for our own wall of dead. Only after we do so can our nation stop glorifying war. Only after we do so can our nation fully heal.

“How the U.S. Got Involved In Vietnam”
By Jeff Drake vietvet.org
“… By the end of 1943, small groups of Vietminh commandos were penetrating into Tonkin, led by Vo Nguyen Giap,(13) the future strategist of Dienbienphu and eventual Commander in Chief of the armies of North Vietnam. By 1945, the Vietminh controlled wide regions of the northernmost provinces and had engaged the full attention of most of the Japanese 21st Division.(14)

Being the only recognized force of some strength opposing the Japanese, the Vietminh received support from the American OSS (Office of Strategic Services). In return, the Vietminh helped rescue downed pilots and provided important intelligence information to OSS agents. A number of OSS officers voiced their admiration for the Vietminh and helped convince OSS leaders to back the Vietminh’s struggle for independence.(15) The Vietnamese fully expected American support due to Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter, which emphasized self-determination for all peoples — not merely Europeans. In addition, the Vietnamese listened to broadcasts from the US Office of War Information, which often cited US support for colonial peoples struggling for their freedom. ..

As Japan faced defeat at the hands of the Allies, the Vietminh looked forward to Allied support in any future struggle against French colonialism. After all, the Vietminh had given valuable support to the Allies, and Ho expected support and recognition for his newly-established government, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, in turn. A statement to this effect was even included in his government’s Declaration of Independence, established on September 2, 1945, which stated: “We are convinced that the Allied nations… will not refuse to acknowledge the independence of Viet Nam.”…

With the British and the Chinese finally gone, the Vietminh came under direct pressure from the French. By this time it was obvious that Ho Chi Minh would be receiving no aid from either the US or Russia. Indeed, from Ho’s perspective he had been abandoned by the international community and left alone to deal with France. Economic disaster, spurred by the Chinese occupational forces, and starvation due to Allied bombing of Northern damns, strengthened France’s position. On March 6th, 1946, Ho Chi Minh felt compelled to reach a compromise with the French. Essentially, Ho was forced to make the maximum concessions possible short of forfeiting his dominant position within the Vietnamese nationalist movement. It took everything Ho could do to quell the dissatisfaction of other various nationalist groups with this agreement.

[Note that during 1945 to 1946, Ho Chi Minh had written at least eight letters to Truman and the State Department, asking for America’s help in winning Vietnam’s independence from the French. Ho wrote that world peace was being endangered by French efforts to reconquer Indochina and he requested that the four powers (US, USSR, China and Great Britain) intervene in order to mediate a fair settlement and bring the Indochinese issue before the United Nations.

This was a remarkable repeat of history, for in 1919 following the First World War, Ho Chi Minh had appealed to US Secretary of State Robert Lansing, to gain America’s help in achieving basic civil liberties and an improvement in the living condition for the colonial subjects of French Indochina. This plea was also ignored and no admission was even made that the US had even received the letters.(19)] ..”

-Misc

What Really Happened in Vietnam The North, the South, and the American Defeat Review Essay November/December 2012 Issue By Fredrik Logevall foreignaffairs.com
“…Victory never came. Despite the more than half a million U.S. soldiers President Lyndon Johnson sent to Vietnam, and the more than eight million tons of bombs the U.S. Air Force dropped on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1962 to 1973, Washington could not achieve its core objective: to preserve an independent, noncommunist South Vietnam for the indefinite future. In January 1973, U.S. and North Vietnamese negotiators signed a cease-fire agreement in Paris; two months later, the last U.S. ground troops left South Vietnam. Both the North and the South soon violated the cease-fire, and large-scale war resumed. On April 29, 1975, the South Vietnamese government collapsed, and Vietnam was reunified under a communist government based in Hanoi. By the time the fighting stopped, it had claimed the lives of three to four million Vietnamese, hundreds of thousands of Cambodians and Laotians, and more than 58,000 Americans. Now, Hanoi’s War, a pathbreaking new book by the historian Lien-Hang Nguyen, illuminates the decision-making behind the North’s relentless resistance, helping readers better understand why the struggle lasted as long as it did and why all those people died. ..”
Vietnam War: What really happened

The Truth about the Vietnam War Jun 23, 2014 Presented by Bruce Herschensohn prageru.com
“..Did the United States win or lose the Vietnam War? We are taught that it was a resounding loss for America, one that proves that intervening in the affairs of other nations is usually misguided. The truth is that our military won the war, but our politicians lost it. The Communists in North Vietnam actually signed a peace treaty, effectively surrendering. But the U.S. Congress didn’t hold up its end of the bargain. In just five minutes, learn the truth about who really lost the Vietnam War..”
The Vietnam War: 5 things you might not know By Katie McLaughlin, CNN Updated 3:47 PM ET, Mon August 25, 2014 cnn.com
“..The Vietnam War began in the decade before, but the conflict, and especially U.S. involvement, escalated in the 1960s. For the first time, Americans witnessed the horrors of war, played out on television screens in their living rooms.
This week’s episode of “The Sixties” explores the war and its impact on American culture, then and now. Here are five facts from the episode that may surprise those too young to remember the Vietnam War:..

“What Vietnam did to America via television was introduce us to a new kind of America,” said author Lawrence Wright. “One that was not pure, one that committed the same kinds of atrocities that are always committed in war, but we had never allowed ourselves to see them.”
Reporter Morley Safer recalled the shock of witnessing Marines burn down 150 houses on the outskirts of the village of Cam Ne. An officer told the newsman that he had been ordered to level the area. Three women were wounded in the attack, one baby was killed, and four people were taken prisoner.
Safer asked a soldier if he had regrets about leaving people homeless, and the soldier replied, “You can’t expect to do your job and feel pity for these people.”
Another soldier told Safer, “I think it’s sad in a way, but I don’t think there’s any other way you can get around it in this kind of a war.”
Americans back home were stunned when the CBS report about the Cam Ne village hit the news.
After the broadcast, Johnson reportedly called then-CBS president, Frank Stanton, and said, “Frank, this is your President, your boys just s–t on the flag of the United States.”..”

The Vietnam War Was Worse Than You Could Ever Imagine | Alternet alternet.org

Vietnam War
Facts, information and articles about The Vietnam War
historynet.com
“..Vietnam War summary: Summary of the Vietnam War: The Vietnam War is the commonly used name for the Second Indochina War, 1954–1973. Usually, it refers to the period when the United States and other members of the SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) joined the forces of the Republic of South Vietnam in contesting communist forces comprised of South Vietnamese guerrillas and regular-force units, generally known as Viet Cong (VC), and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). The U.S. had the largest foreign military presence and basically directed the war from 1965 to 1968. For this reason, in Vietnam today it is known as the American War. It was a direct result of the First Indochina War (1946–1954) between France, which claimed Vietnam as a colony, and the communist forces then known as Viet Minh. In 1973 a “third” Vietnam war began—a continuation, actually—between North and South Vietnam but without significant U.S. involvement. It ended with communist victory in April 1975.

The Vietnam War was the longest in U.S. history, until the war in Afghanistan that began in 2002 and continues at this writing (2013). It was extremely divisive in the U.S., Europe, Australia and elsewhere. Because the U.S. failed to achieve a military victory and the Republic of South Vietnam was ultimately taken over by North Vietnam, the Vietnam experience became known as “the only war America ever lost.” It remains a very controversial topic that continues to affect political and military decisions today..”

Music

Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound Of Silence (bombing run)/The Vietnam War

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong – AME 151

Action

Pray for Vietnam War vets and Inodochina region (e.g. Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hmong people, etc..)

#prayforvietnam

“Come & let your Peace fill this….”

This is an on-going topic I’ll be researching for a long time. Feel free to share any additional insights (e.g. websites) that may help with this “controversial” war…

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Peace: Avoiding War?

November 26, 2015 at 4:54 am | Posted in achieve, Divide, explanation, peace, Physicists, political, politics, pray, Propaganda, Russian, Turkey, Uncategorized, unjustly, War, Wars, World | Leave a comment
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It was an unfortunate news with the recent headline..

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of ‘serious consequences
ANKARA/MOSCOW | BY TULAY KARADENIZ AND MARIA KISELYOVA reuters.com

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane had been attacked when it was 1 km (0.62 mile) inside Syria and warned of “serious consequences” for what he termed a stab in the back administered by “the accomplices of terrorists”.

“We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today,” Putin said, as Russian and Turkish shares fell on fears of an escalation between the former Cold War enemies.

In a letter to the U.N. Security Council, Turkey said it had shot down the jet while in Turkish air space. Along with a second plane, the aircraft had flown more than a mile into Turkey for 17 seconds, despite being warned 10 times in five minutes while approaching to change direction, the letter said.

“Nobody should doubt that we made our best efforts to avoid this latest incident. But everyone should respect the right of Turkey to defend its borders,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.

In condemnation of Russian air strikes in Syria, during which Turkish air space has been violated several times in recent weeks, Erdogan said that only Turkey’s “cool-headedness” had prevented worse incidents in the past.

Each country summoned a diplomatic representative of the other. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov canceled a visit to Turkey due on Wednesday and the defense ministry said it was preparing measures to respond to such incidents.

U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande, meeting in Washington, urged against an escalation, while NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance stood in solidarity with Turkey.

Footage from private Turkish broadcaster Haberturk TV showed the warplane going down in flames, a long plume of smoke trailing behind it as it crashed in a wooded part of an area the TV said was known by Turks as “Turkmen Mountain”.

Separate footage from Turkey’s Anadolu Agency showed two pilots parachuting out of the jet before it crashed.

A deputy commander of rebel Turkmen forces in Syria said his men shot both pilots dead as they came down. The Russian military confirmed one pilot had been shot dead from the ground and another soldier died during a rescue operation.

A senior Turkish official said at least one of the pilots could still be alive. “It’s not a fact but a possibility. We’re trying to verify the information and taking all necessary steps to facilitate their return,” the official said.

A video sent to Reuters earlier appeared to show one of the pilots immobile and badly wounded on the ground.

“MORAL CRUSADE”

Russia’s defense ministry said one of its Su-24 fighter jets had been downed in Syria and that “for the entire duration of the flight, the aircraft was exclusively over Syrian territory”, a suggestion Turkey denied.

“The data we have is very clear. There were two planes approaching our border, we warned them as they were getting too close,” another senior Turkish official told Reuters. “Our findings show clearly that Turkish air space was violated multiple times. And they violated it knowingly.”

A U.S. military spokesman said it was an issue between the Turkish and Russian governments and that U.S.-led coalition operations in Syria and Iraq were continuing “as planned”.

Moscow’s decision to launch separate air strikes in Syria means Russian and NATO planes have been flying combat missions in the same air space for the first time since World War Two, targeting various insurgent groups close to Turkish borders.”

This incident reminds me of the many past incidents that led to various wars around the world. I pray that this incident will be a repeat of the past 😦

Past History

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

By Richard Sanders
Global Research, August 19, 2014
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) and Global Research 2 May 2002
Theme: 9/11 & ‘War on Terrorism’, Culture, Society & History, Intelligence, US NATO War Agenda
globalresearch.ca
“….he anti-war movement must address the issue of the “pretext” and “justification” to wage war.

Regarding the MH17 Malaysian airline crash, is the Obama administration in the process of “creating a war pretext incident” directed against Russia as part of propaganda campaign, which could lead the World into a World War III scenario?

As documented by Richard Sanders, the War Pretext Incident strategy has been used throughout American military history.

Of relevance, the “Responsibility to Protect under a NATO “humanitarian” mandate has also been used as a thematic pretext to wage war (Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria),

The 911 Attacks and the “Global War on Terrorism” (Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan,…) not to mention the alleged “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (Iraq) have also been used to justify military intervention. Both 9/11 and WMD are being heralded as a justification for waging war on Iran, based on allegation that Iran was behind the 9/11 attacks and that Iran possesses nuclear weapons.

In the words of Richard Sanders [2002]:

“It is vitally important to expose this latest attempt [9/11] to fraudulently conceal the largely economic and geostrategic purposes of war. By asking who benefits from war, we can unmask its pretense and expose the true grounds for instigating it. By throwing light on repeated historical patterns of deception, we can promote skepticism about the government and media yarns that have been spun to encourage this war.

The historical knowledge of how war planners have tricked people into supporting past wars, is like a vaccine. We can use this understanding of history to inoculate the public with healthy doses of distrust for official war pretext narratives and other deceptive stratagems. Through such immunization programs we may help to counter our society’s susceptibility to “war fever.” “…”

Let us learn from our “dark” past history , so history WON’T repeat itself. Pray for peace and spread the “good news” and shine the “good light” in this increasingly “dark” season.

Other Facts:

-Syria

*see Now you know: What’s going on in As(syria)? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why

“Published on Oct 14, 2015

Watch how the Syrian civil war became the mess it is today.
Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO

After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million people. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that. It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold:
Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. “

Physicists: Nobody’s Telling the Truth About That Downed Russian Warplane
Maddie Stone
Filed to: WAR GAMES11/28/15 4:00pm, gizmodo.com

STOP The Press! DON’T Watch Anything Else Until YOU See THIS! (Redsilverj) from youtube.com
“Published on Dec 5, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/redsilverj
STOP The Press! DON’T Watch Anything Else Until YOU See THIS! (Redsilverj)

Who is Turkey? Who is President Erdogan? Who is ISIS?

Australia: Pizza man charged with funding U.S. Muslim to join Islamic State
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/09/aus…

Russian military reveals details of ISIS-Turkey oil smuggling

Russia Presents Detailed Evidence Of ISIS-Turkey Oil Trade
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12…

Turkish Journalists Detained for Reporting on Weapons Allegedly Supplied to ISIS
http://truthinmedia.com/turkish-journ…

Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/…

Russian military reveals details of ISIS-Turkey oil smuggling

‘ISIS managed to sell oil to Turkey on black market at less than 50% of global prices’ – Iraqi MP

Авиаудар по нефтехранилищу в районе н.п.ЭС-САУРА

Turkey was ‘punished by Allah with lack of sanity when it shot down Russian plane’, says Vladimir Putin
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor…

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Military Jet
http://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-sh…

Russia unveils ‘proof’ Turkey’s Erdogan is smuggling Isis oil across border from Syria
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor…

Erdogan & his family involved in ISIS oil trade – Russian MoD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZHh…”

*see Neutral Perspective: ISIS was created by Global terrorists or Global State governments? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Oil Pipeline?

*see Neutral Perspective: Pro & Anti-Pipeline goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria. Oil Gas Pipeline War
The Kerry-Abdullah Secret Deal
By F. William Engdahl Global Research, March 16, 2016 Boiling Frogs Post globalresearch.ca
“…The details are emerging of a new secret and quite stupid Saudi-US deal on Syria and the so-called ISIS. It involves oil and gas control of the entire region and the weakening of Russia and Iran by Saudi Arabian flooding the world market with cheap oil. Details were concluded in the September meeting by US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Saudi King. The unintended consequence will be to push Russia even faster to turn east to China and Eurasia.

One of the weirdest anomalies of the recent NATO bombing campaign, allegedly against the ISIS or IS or ISIL or Daash, depending on your preference, is the fact that with major war raging in the world’s richest oil region, the price of crude oil has been dropping, dramatically so. Since June when ISIS suddenly captured the oil-rich region of Iraq around Mosul and Kirkuk, the benchmark Brent price of crude oil dropped some 20% from $112 to about $88. World daily demand for oil has not dropped by 20% however. China oil demand has not fallen 20% nor has US domestic shale oil stock risen by 21%.

What has happened is that the long-time US ally inside OPEC, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been flooding the market with deep discounted oil, triggering a price war within OPEC, with Iran following suit and panic selling short in oil futures markets. The Saudis are targeting sales to Asia for the discounts and in particular, its major Asian customer, China where it is reportedly offering its crude for a mere $50 to $60 a barrel rather than the earlier price of around $100. [1] That Saudi financial discounting operation in turn is by all appearance being coordinated with a US Treasury financial warfare operation, via its Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, in cooperation with a handful of inside players on Wall Street who control oil derivatives trading. The result is a market panic that is gaining momentum daily. China is quite happy to buy the cheap oil, but her close allies, Russia and Iran, are being hit severely…”
Syrian War: ‘Nothing to Do With Daesh, It is Energy Battle for Future Pipelines’ Middle East 17:40 06.09.2016(updated 18:11 06.09.2016) sputniknews.com
“…“Through the territories of the two cities runs a major pipeline which transports oil from Iraq to Syria, up to Idlib Governorate,” it says.

The same pipeline runs through the territory of the city of Aleppo.
…The same is true for the Syria’s western cities of Aleppo, Idlib and al-Bab. In the east, the same pipeline runs through the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

The oil flowing through the pipeline comes from the Iraqi city of Mosul through Sinjar on to Deir ez-Zor. Its second strand runs from the Iraqi city of al-Qaim to Deir ez-Zor, the outlet says…

“The current battle for Aleppo is viewed as the most decisive in the ongoing conflict: Aleppo is the last major city which the country’s main pipeline runs through,” it says…”
Battle for Aleppo: How the US manipulates humanitarianism for Imperialism Steve Chovanec Reports from Underground Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00 UTC Map © unknown The United States is manipulating sott.net
“…The United States is manipulating humanitarian concern in an effort to protect its proxy militias and its imperial regime-change project in Syria. The media and intellectual classes are dutifully falling in line, promoting a narrative of military aggression under the cover of “protecting civilians.” These same “responsibility to protect” arguments led to the invasions of Iraq and Libya, exponentially increasing the massacres, chaos, and proliferation of violent extremism within those countries. They are hypocritical, designed to further interests of conquest and domination, and will lead to more death and destruction in Syria as well.

The United States has no stake in the well being of Syrian civilians, despite their condemnations of Russia’s offensive in Aleppo. This is clearly shown in the fact that the people they are supporting are guilty of the same crimes they accuse Russia and Syria of: indiscriminate attacks, targeting of civilians, destruction of schools, hospitals, etc. Furthermore, the offensive in Aleppo is really no different from what the US did in Manbij, where they are said to have incorporated a “scorched earth policy” while they liberated the city from ISIS, whereby the civilian population was treated “as if they were terrorists or ISIS supporters.” Arguably their conduct was even worse, as they there earned the distinction of launching the deadliest single airstrike on civilians out of the entire 5-year conflict, massacring at least 73 where no ISIS fighters were present. The Manbij operation elicited no moral outcry from the media and punditry, understandably since these were “unworthy victims” given that they were our victims and not those of our enemies. The same can be said about the US operations in Kobani and Fallujah, whereby the entire towns were essentially reduced to rubble without any uproar.

Saudi Arabia as well has no concern for Syrian civilians, as they have been ruthlessly besieging and bombing Yemen, with the support and help of the United States, for two years without any concern for civilian lives. Their assault has led to a humanitarian situation even more dire than in Syria, leaving at least 19 million in need of humanitarian assistance; in Syria it is estimated that a total of 18 million are in need of aid.

Turkey as well is not concerned, as is evidenced by their conduct towards their Kurdish population, yet the recent quiet by Erdogan over the fate of Aleppo is indicative of an understanding reached between him with President Putin, whereby Turkey establishes a presence in northern Syria and blocks the advance of the Kurds, and in return limits its support to the rebels and the insurgents in Aleppo.
…”

Real reason Turkey shot down Russian Jet (Kurdish Proxy Army?)

-Hacking?

Did Russia Hack the Election? WikiLeaks Said Its Source Was Not Russian
Published 6:04 pm EST, December 29, 2016 Updated 6:04 pm EST, December 29, 2016 heavy.com
“..Despite a joint report released today detailing how Russia hackers may have infiltrated the Democratic party, and new sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama against Russia diplomats, WikiLeaks is maintaining that the source of its leaks was not Russia hackers. WikiLeaks was the main source of leaked information during the presidential campaign, through emails released from John Podesta’s account and the DNC.

Here’s what you need to know…”

The sources, he said, were disgusted with corruption in Clinton’s campaign and the sabotage of Bernie Sanders, Inquistr reported. Murray is a former British ambassador who was removed because of allegations of misconduct, after he was highly critical of human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.

Whether Murray’s statement is true, however, has not been established. The next day, WikiLeaks’ Twitter account stated that only Assange, Sarah Harrison, and sometimes their lawyers are authorized to speak for WikiLeaks…
HERE’S THE PUBLIC EVIDENCE RUSSIA HACKED THE DNC — IT’S NOT ENOUGH
Sam Biddle
December 14 2016, 10:30 a.m. theintercept.com
“..But look more closely at the above and you can’t help but notice all of the qualifying words: Possibly, appears, connects, indicates. It’s impossible (or at least dishonest) to present the evidence for Russian responsibility for hacking the Democrats without using language like this. The question, then, is this: Do we want to make major foreign policy decisions with a belligerent nuclear power based on suggestions alone, no matter how strong?

..”
Russia Hacking Truth or treason ? – World News

U.S. Military Build-Up in Eastern Europe 2017

BREAKING–PUTIN ORDERS COMBAT ALERT: AFTER TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLOT SURFACE’S from youtube.com
“Published on Jan 15, 2017

PUTIN ORDERS COMBAT ALERT: AFTER TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLOT SURFACE’S”

Music

Vietnam war – What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong

Action

#prayforpeeace #prayforlove

Peace & Love (Hymn by Sal) Oct 26th 2014

What other ways can we spread peace to these nations and other on-going conflicts in the world today? Any suggestions, comments, feedback, etc.. on any of the content above or wasn’t mentioned?

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Neutral Perspective: Spanish (others) Colonialism in the Philippines was “good” and “bad”?

November 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm | Posted in Christ, Christianity, Debate, Economic, God, Jesus, Netural, Perespective, Uncategorized, War | Leave a comment
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My name is Salvador, who is a second generation Filipino American living in Minnesota-U.S.A. My great great grandparents (father’s side) is Spanish, so I would have to say it was “good” that the the “Spanish” colonized the Philippines, but “bad” about the “other stuff” that will be mentioned above.

The Spanish Influence on the Philippines

“Published on May 29, 2012

The Spanish and how they influenced the history and culture of the Philippines.”

“Good”

Advantages of spanish colonization in Philippines? answers.com
“..Spanish colonization in the Philippines brought several advantages, including wealth and monetary prosperity. It also brought the advantage of improved technology to the area. ..”

-British Occupation

Colonialism, how did the PH benefit?
March 31, 2015 8:35 pm manilatimes.net
“…In their tramping around the world, they put in place parliamentary systems of government, legal systems that work, infrastructural administrative systems, postal services and educational systems which, at a glance, appear to be counter to the colonialist model of exploitation, rape and pillage. They also built railways; Argentina, China, Thailand, Chile, Brazil, Mexico (not formal colonies), India, South Africa, Uganda, Malaysia, the USA and Canada. They built roads and established marine passenger transport and air routes. They set up and ran the Chinese customs and postal services for over 100 years even though China was not officially a colony…”

-U.S. Occupation

“Legacies of Colonialism”what benefits, if any, there were in colonialism? Give examples. If there were no benefits, explain this view. Examine and explain what you consider to be the most serious… Topic: History enotes.com
“…There were some benefits to colonialism, depending on the country. For example, the United States brought more democracy and economic expansion to the Philippines than would (arguably) have existed if the US had never colonized the islands. As someone who is half-Filipino myself, I am not trying to claim that the US occupation was all for the good. However, the Philippines were, for example, the first country in Asia to have a freely elected national legislature. This, along with the sorts of economic and social (education, hygiene) changes brought by the Americans show that colonialism was not always 100% bad…”

-Roads

Kennon Road and Baguio by Ernesto R. Zárate, FPIA gobaguio.com
The epic of Kennon Road is a part of the story of Baguio.
Without it, Baguio would not have survived.
“..La Trinidad, became a foothold to the Cordillera Mountains. Through the years the Spanish tried to institute order, build churches and schools, make trails and introduce the planting of vegetables and coffee…

The coming of the Americans

…As early as 1892, a young American zoologist from Michigan,
Dean Conant Worcester, heard about this fabulous place from one Domingo Sanchez, a member of the Spanish Forestry Bureau. (Worcester would later become a member of the Philippine Commission.) In July 1900, he led a group of Americans on an expedition to the Benguet region and that trip resulted in the birth of Baguio.

The first American explorers were smitten with the weather and landscape and decided that it would be an ideal site for a future city and summer retreat from the sweltering heat of the lowlands. It did not take long for Gov. William Howard Taft (who later became President of the United States) and other officials to agree that this should be the location for the summer capital and health resort of the Philippines…

..Disquieting rumors were also rife as to the practicability of completing the road. There was a difference of opinion between the engineer in charge and one of his immediate subordinates. They could not agree on which route should be followed. The consulting engineer of the commission was thus ordered to make a survey. He reported that the route that was started was the more feasible course, but to complete the project, at least $1,000,000.00 would be needed. Not wanting to relive the experience the Commission had with Engr. Meade, they solicited expert advice, from Colonel Lyman W. V. Kennon, a man of great energy and executive ability, who had had vast experience in engineering work in mountainous country…”


*see Philippines: Baguio City in Benguet Province smiletravelingblog.wordpress.com

…In addition to the roadbed itself, Colonel Kennon constructed 40 bridges—two of which were made of steel, the others of wood. Except for the use of dynamite to blast out solid rock, it must be noted that there were no heavy equipment then—work was done usually with ordinary picks and shovels. This was no small feat in 1905. Still, according to engineering experts, it was the most expensive engineering work at that time, a big drain on the colonial budget….

In other words, what we see and admire as the Zigzag portion of Kennon Road was actually the result of a grave engineering error—a basic blunder where the lower portion of the road did not meet as it should with the upper section. But the Americans did not condemn this mistake—they glorified it. To paraphrase an old Tagalog maxim: “Bato na ginawang ginto.”

Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that the completion of the Kennon Road in 1905, just five years after the American colonial government authorized its construction, opened up Baguio and soon the rest of the Cordillera region to the world. More than that, it spurred the development of Baguio and nearby areas so that in 1920, the city was already a thriving population center.”

Zigzaging Kennon Road, Baguio City, Philippines

DEBATE

-Christianized?

Spanish Influence on Language, Culture, and Philippine History filipinokastila.tripod.com
“..The Filipino populace embraced Spanish Roman Catholic Christianity almost unquestioningly. The Spanish authorities congregated the scattered Filipino population into clustered village settlements, where they could more easily be instructed and Christianized under a friar’s eye. This policy paved the way for the emergence of the present system of politico-territorial organization of villages, towns, and provinces. At the same time, the compact villages which were literally under the bells of the Roman Catholic Church permitted the regular clergy to wake up the villagers each day, summon them to mass, and subject them to religious indoctrination or cathechismal instruction. This process enabled the Church to play a central role in the lives of the people because it touched every aspect of their existence from birth to growth to marriage to adulthood to death. Whether the natives clearly understood the tenets and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church is of course another matter. Some scholars claim that the Spaniards only superficially Christianized the Filipinos, most of whom learned to recite the prayers and chants by rote, without any idea as to their meaning. Some native inhabitants became only nominal Christians. At any rate, there is no denying the fact that many Filipinos defended the Catholic faith devotedly. ..”
CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES Professor Susan Russell
Department of Anthropology seasite.niu.edu

“…Christianity in the Philippines Today:

Christianity in the Philippines today, unlike during the Spanish period, is a mixture of nationalistic efforts by local peoples to ‘Filipinize’ Roman Catholicism and the efforts of a variety of Protestant missionizing successes. In the American colonial period, 1900-1946, a lot of Protestant teachers and missionaries came to the Philippines to ‘purify’ what they viewed as the incorrect or ‘syncretic’ characteristics of charismatic blends of Filipino Roman Catholicism. The Aglipayans were among the first to try to Filipinize Roman Catholicism and were popular in the early part of American colonial rule. The Iglesia ni Kristo is another Filipino-founded sect that has found strong support among well-to-do Filipinos.

In remoter parts of the Philippines, where Spanish colonialism and Roman Catholicism never penetrated until the beginning of the 20th century, a variety of Christian missionaries compete for new converts. Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses typically go door-to-door, spreading the specific messages that their sects support. In traditional, staunchly Roman Catholic areas, their missionizing efforts and attacks on syncretic forms of Roman Catholicism are often unwelcome. In areas where Roman Catholicism is still fairly recent, the missionaries carry messages that are more carefully listened to by local Filipinos. What was once a truly Roman Catholic country in terms of the population has given way to a variety of forms of Christianity.

In the Luzon highlands, for example, where many indigenous ethno-linguistic groups resisted Spanish rule, Roman Catholic or Anglican priests today have a fairly comfortable accommodation with indigenous forms of ritual and belief. Local peoples follow traditional customs related to burial rites, but often invite Christian priests to celebrate the last rites or formal burial rites in addition. The advantage of this kind of syncretism is that people’s beliefs and support for their traditions are not lost, but simply accommodated with beliefs and practices associated with the newer religion. Many recent Protestant missionaries, in contrast, fail to recognize the value of supporting indigenous customs, and simply attack local religious practices as evil. Their meager success in attracting converts speaks to the need for understanding the context in which American religious practice can flourish…”

What are the positive and negative effects of spanish contributions in the Philippines? answers.yahoo.com
“Let’s answer this via the timeline. First and foremost, the colonization of the Spaniards introduced the Philippines to the “modern world”. As a matter of fact, the Philippines wasn’t even a country when the Spaniards came. It was just a series of islands with different tribes living in different “barangays.” BUT they did have a form of organization. The positive effect simply is that the coming of the Spaniards, aside from bringing together the 1000+ islands under one flag, helped the Philippines become a modern country. The Europeans were at the forefront of progress and modernity at the time. Clearly, one negative effect was the maltreatment of the Spaniards (most particularly the friars) towards the Indios. But a positive effect that grew out of that was the birth of Nationalism, which Rizal and the other ilustrados brought into fruition. Now fast-forward to today. If you notice how divided the nation is in terms of social classes (the poor are the majority in terms of numbers but are the minority in terms of power while the rich are the complete opposite), as well as the corruption, it all goes back to the Spanish colonial times. The way the friars and the Spanish government ran the country is still the same way people run the country today. It’s whoever has the money has the power. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s unfair to blame the Spaniards for it, since the Philippines has gone this far already. All I’m saying is that corruption, this hacienda mentality, goes all the way back to the Spanish colonial period. I hope this answers your question.
By the way, I think the Church, originally wasn’t so good, but at the same time it wasn’t so bad either. The Spaniards used it to “brainwash” the Indios into doing what they (the colonizers) wanted (e.g. the friars were one of the most corrupt people during the Spanish colonial period but no one could touch them because they were “God’s servants”). But the Church also brought the people together and now is part of the beautiful and colorful Filipino culture…”- DJA · 6 years ago …

Effects Of Spanish Colonization In The Philippines Free … studymode.com
Conflict in Philippines: The After-Effects of Colonization
History Day

by Mark Reniel Zarsadias on 29 May 2013 prezi.com

-U.S. Occupation

“Bad”

10 Reasons Why Life Was Better In Pre-Colonial Philippines
By FilipiKnow | 11/11/2014 filipiknow.net
“While Filipinos nowadays are fairly knowledgeable of the Spanish, American, and Japanese eras in the Philippines, the same cannot be said when it comes to the country’s pre-colonial era. Which is a shame actually, because even before the coming of the three foreign races, our ancestors were pretty much living in a veritable paradise….”

-U.S. Occupation

Colonial Mentality, “Damaged Culture,” IMSCF of Filipinos: Its Roots thefilipinomind.com
“…Americanized: conditioned to knowingly or unknowingly think and analyze economic and political issues in his own homeland (and abroad) from the American point of view.

In the long-run, his alienated heart and mind brought to the Filipino and the homeland only ever-deepening poverty, and its consequent illiteracy, hunger and damaged culture. ..”
US War Crimes in the Phillipines – world future fund worldfuturefund.org
“…For all the talk of bringing “civilization” to the Philippines, American commanders responded to the Filipino insurgency with the utmost brutality. Over the course of the next decade, and especially in the first few years of the conflict, it became commonplace for entire villages to be burned and whole populations to be imprisoned in concentration camps. No mercy was accorded to Filipino prisoner, a large number of whom were shot. This certainly was not in keeping with the spirit of “benevolent assimilation” proclaimed by President McKinley.

From Liberators to Killers: American Attitudes Toward Filipinos

The attitudes of American commanders involved in pacifying the Philippines are remarkable for both their disdain for the people they had allegedly “liberated” and their willingness to resort to the most ruthless methods in suppressing resistance. For example, General J.M. Bell, wrote in December 1901:..”

MISC.

Philippine independence declared history.com
“June 12th 1898-This Day in History..”

What are your thoughts? Any other sources that can support any of the sides above?

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Neutral Perspective: The U.S. Should NOT Allow and Allow Syrian Refugees?

November 19, 2015 at 4:46 am | Posted in Divide, Isalm, ISIS, Neutral, Perspective, U.S. ,Should, allow,not, allow, refugees, Uncategorized, War, World | Leave a comment

US to Accept 85,000 Refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017, Kerry Says

“Published on Sep 20, 2015

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ALLOW

Where do Syrian children sleep?
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This Is The Most Disturbing Muslim ‘Refugee’ Video You Will Ever See buzzpo.com

“It’s time for Americans to wake up and see what really happens when you let thousands of Muslim refugees into your country.

Don’t let what’s happening in Europe happen to us! Share this video to help spread the word. ”

What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II By Ishaan Tharoor November 17 washingtonpost.com

French President Francois Hollande Welcomes Refugees Despite Paris Attack By ABC NEWS Nov 18, 2015, 8:02 AM ET abcnews.go.com

“…”Life should resume fully,” Hollande told a gathering of the country’s mayors, who gave him a standing ovation. “What would France be without its museums, without its terraces, its concerts, its sports competitions?

“France should remain as it is. Our duty is to carry on our lives.”

In the same spirit, he added, “30,000 refugees will be welcomed over the next two years. Our country has the duty to respect this commitment,” explaining that they will undergo vigorous security checks. ..”

Fmr Obama Official On Admitting Syrian Refugees: 11M Illegal Aliens Didn’t Have ‘Security Screening’ , from youtube.com

“..Published on Sep 18, 2015

The former head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement said on Friday that concerns about the security risk of bringing Syrian refugees into the U.S. given the terrorist presence in that country are based on “fear-mongering” and that the millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally did not undergo security screening used to vet asylum seekers. “I can tell you that we have about 11 million undocumented people in this country I was told,” Eskinder Negash said at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “I don’t believe they went through a security screening system.”

..”
Syrian refugee arrivals to the U.S.

Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015 fingfx.thomsonreuters.com

Syrian Refugees Find A Home In The U.S.

“Published on Mar 13, 2015

As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, an estimated 4 million people have fled the country due to fighting. The United States has taken in 584 refugees as of March 11, 2015. AJ+’s Dena Takruri talked to Um and Abu Gasem in Sacramento, California, about their new lives in the U.S. and the memories they left behind in Syria.
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A portrait in bravery: The Syrian scapegoat next door November 17, 2015 at 8:56 pm |seattletimes.com

“…Ali, 26, is from Syria. His family — his dad, mom, sister and two brothers — are refugees from the civil war there. Most of them fled their neighborhood in Damascus in 2013 when it came under rebel attack. One of Ali’s boyhood friends was captured by ISIS and later executed…

“After 9/11 of course, the whole nation pretty much stopped taking refugees for a time,” says the director of the Seattle office of the International Rescue Committee. “In 1975 a bunch of the states refused to take in any of the Vietnamese fleeing that war…

It takes a minimum of two years living in a refugee camp, and then you’re vetted, interviewed and fingerprinted by the FBI, Homeland Security and the State Department,” he said. “It’s an incredibly arduous process to get here. They’re not just showing up on the beach here as they are over in Europe.”

Johnson said refugees are given the most thorough background checks of any immigrants coming into the country…

Here is how Syrian refugees get resettled in Louisiana By Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on November 16, 2015 at 3:26 PM, updated November 16, 2015 at 3:33 PM nola.com

“..What’s the process for them to come to the United States?

It can take 18 months or longer for a refugee to be accepted for resettlement in the United States. Most refugees are referred to the U.S. government by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Their cases are prioritized based on need.

The refugees go through a lengthy process, involving in-person interviews with officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, health screenings and security background checks. State Department officials say the security checks are extensive and involve many U.S. agencies, but the precise details of how the process works are classified.

Once the refugees are accepted, their flights to the United States are initially paid for by the U.S. government. Refugees sign a promissory note to repay the government.

What happens once they get here?
..”

PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees

By Lauren Carroll, Linda Qiu on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 2:14 p.m. politifact.com

“…
PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees

By Lauren Carroll, Linda Qiu on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 2:14 p.m.
Eleven-year-old Omran Wawieh, a refugee from Syria, is staying with parents and siblings at a motel in Pomona, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2015. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Eleven-year-old Omran Wawieh, a refugee from Syria, is staying with parents and siblings at a motel in Pomona, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2015. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Whether the United States should accept Syrian refugees has become an urgent debate in the days since the terror attacks in Paris. At least 30 governors have said they’re against letting refugees into their states because of fears that terrorists could hide among those seeking political asylum.

Civilians are fleeing Syria — where more than 200,000 people have been killed in the conflict — by the thousands. Some have called their migration the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

The unrest began in 2011 with protests against President Bashar al-Assad, in the wake of the pro-democracy Arab Spring. Assad’s regime responded with violence, and the country spiraled into a civil war. But it isn’t just pro-Assad vs. anti-Assad groups. There are several sects fighting one another, one of which is the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Some have questioned whether one of the ISIS terrorists who participated in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks was a Syrian refugee who resettled in Europe. That fact remains unconfirmed; authorities are still investigating. The six Paris attackers identified so far were French and Belgian nationals. Nonetheless, many American politicians are concerned that allowing Syrian refugees to settle in the United States would leave the country vulnerable.

There are a lot of questions about Syrian refugees coming to the United States. Here are some answers…”

Something Christian Millennials “Don’t get” lifeinprogressministries.org

“..These themes are all over the Bible. “Be strong and courageous,” God told Joshua. “Perhaps you are here for such a time as this,” Esther’s uncle said. “Do not fear those who can kill the body,” Jesus said. Jesus also told a story that would be, on the danger scale, the equivalent of a Native American carrying a bloodied and beaten white man into an Old West town saloon for help in the pioneer days. (The Good Samaritan)

And the stories didn’t just include Bible stories. Just about every evangelical (especially Baptists) know and praise the Jim Elliots of the world and their wives. If you don’t know, Jim Elliot was a missionary to somewhere in the Amazon. He and several others were killed by the natives. Later, their wives evangelized the same people who killed their husbands!

We were taught to admire people like that. The idea that nothing, and I mean absolutely NOTHING in this world is more important than expanding the Kingdom of God — not even my own life — has been drilled into me since I was a small child. And, you know what? I believe it’s the truth still!

Am I not supposed to actually believe all that stuff? I find myself today witnessing some Christians who seem to want to be as not like Jim Elliot as possible. I do not understand this. This is what I do not “get.”

For years and years and years it has been nearly impossible to get missionaries (even sneakily) into parts of the Middle East. It’s so dangerous, some, assuming they can even get in, are likely to be killed so quickly they can’t do much evangelizing. And now, hundreds of thousands of beaten, hurting, orphaned, widowed (google “pure and undefiled religion) and broken people are trying to come to US.

Is it possible that a small percentage of them want to kill us? — Let me counter that question with another question:
..”

Rejecting Refugees, Rejecting Christ sojo.net

OTHER

Syrian refugees pose low risk, but no reason to rush process, experts say

By Mark Gollom, CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2015 5:00 AM ET| Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015 5:00 AM ET cbc.ca

Hasty approach to meet Dec. 31 deadline could be a mistake, say security experts

“..While Trudeau has dismissed such concerns, some security experts suggest that trying to process that many refugees in such short time is not without risk, however slight, and that the prime minister doesn’t need to rush the effort.

“I very much hope that in the end, that they will have removed Dec. 31 as part of the plan and say, ‘We”re going to do it and we’ll get it done when we get it done,'” said Peter Showler, the former head of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

As for whether Canadians should be concerned about security risks from Syrian refugees, Showler said, “I would say no — until you put in ‘[coming] by the end of the year,’ and then I would say I don’t know.”

The evidence, so far, that refugees pose risks in North America has been scant. A recent article in the Economist points out that of the 745,000 refugees resettled in the U.S. since Sept. 11, only two have been arrested on terrorism-related charges, and those had not planned any kind of attack. Meanwhile, Canada has taken in nearly 265,000 refugees from 2005 to 2014.

However, those refugees underwent a rigorous screening process, one that can take years. Trudeau is hoping to resettle 25,000 refugees in a matter of weeks.
..”

Revealed: How the five wealthiest Gulf Nations have so far refused to take a single Syrian refugee By Jay Akbar For Mailonline

Published: 11:09 EST, 4 September 2015 | Updated: 14:10 EST, 4 September 2015 dailymail.co.uk

Ahmad Al-Mohammad – Fake Syrian Passport Found in Paris Crisis , from youtube.com

FALSE FLAG? US Claims SYRIAN PASSPORT FAKE Greece Disputes

“Published on Nov 18, 2015

Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | The Syrian passport recovered from near one of the Paris attackers may be fake, a US intelligence official told CBS news. The document did not contain the correct numbers for a legitimate Syrian passport and the picture did not match the name, said the official.

The False Flag Link: Syrian Passport “Found” Next To Suicide Bomber Was “Definitely A Forgery” Tyler Durden’s picture
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/15/2015 22:12 -0500
from zerohedge.com

“..What is becoming clear is that either the passport was planted, or is a fake, or both. But while we agree with the Guardian that this shift in narrative will have an impact against the future flow of refugees into Europe, an even more acute consequence will from the “Syrian” angle will be to “incept” the idea that the entire Paris massacre was the result of events in Syria (and hence, al Assad is directly and indirectly responsible) thus generating goodwill toward a military operation that include a French ground force. In fact, the wheels are already in motion:..

… and once again shows that there is a deep political motive on virtually every side to use this human tragedy as a “false flag” event to achieve specific, geopolitical goals.”

*see Thinking Out Loud: Reflections of the Paris Massacre?

NOT ALLOW

US security being sacrificed for refugees?

Published on Sep 23, 2015

“New feears that the US decision to take in thousands and thousands of Syrian crisis refugees could put America’s security at risk. Rep. Jason Chaffetz goes ‘On the Record’
Watch Greta Van Susteren talk about Conflicts, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, House Representatives, Republicans, Syria, and World Regions on On The Record.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Major Trojan Horse Operation For ALL Western Nations , from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 7, 2015

A MUST HEAR! PLEASE LISTEN AND FORWARD!
Questions this broadcast answers:
1.) Why would Syrian refugees make the dangerous and extremely long journey to European nations and U.S. (who hold damnable doctrine and life-styles according to the Quran) rather than the Arab nations (who are Islamic oriented) around them?
2.) Why has it taken 5 full years (length of civil war in certain parts of Syria) for Syrians in the particular regions to leave?
3.) Why are refugees tossing out good water and food given to them by western governments on their arrival?
4.) Why are many of the refugees young men?
..”
BEWARE**EU’s Refugees “WOLVES in the SHEEPFOLD” of Christian Europe. from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 10, 2015

Refugees from War-torn countries and MUSLIM MIGRANTS CONVERT to “CHRISTIANITY” for Asylum in Europe and elsewhere, are “Wolves in the Sheepfold.” This is the Islamization of Europe. This is the De-Christianization of Europe. The make up of European populations willchaange in a generation or 2, making Christians virtually a minority in their own regions, exactly as the Hungarian PM warned last week.
History teaches us from the example of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul, Turkey) and the Fall of Byzantium in 1453 when the Greeks came into slavery to the Turks for over 400 years (until about 1864).
This also means the end of religious freedom, if Muslim/Islamic dominance overtakes the Christian European philosophy of life, meaning no more Christianity.
..”

Pope Francis Warning of ‘ISIS’ Refugee Infiltration, from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 17, 2015

Pope Francis Warning of ‘ISIS’ Refugee Infiltration

Pope Francis has blamed the “bad and unjust” global capitalist system for the refugee and migrant crisis that Europe is facing right now – while warning that Islamic State jihadists may take advantage of the massive influx to slip into EU undetected Trends…

Honduras detains five Syrians heading for U.S. with stolen Greek passports: police 11.19.15 news.yahoo.com

Former Navy SEAL, FBI agent: don’t allow Syrian refugees into the U.S. , from youtube.com

“Published on Nov 17, 2015

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Republicans to Obama: Keep Syrian refugees out
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By Eric Bradner and Ted Barrett, CNN

Updated 9:06 PM ET, Mon November 16, 2015 cnn.com

“…GOP governors and lawmakers were quick to announce they wouldn’t allow Syrian refugees into their states and are appealing for stronger control of U.S. borders. The issue opens up a firm political line of attack for Republican presidential candidates who had been struggling to find their footing on the national security challenges posed by the Paris slaughter…”

Any other sources to support any of the statements above?

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Philosophy: Is the devil real?

November 11, 2015 at 5:58 am | Posted in Bible, Christianity, Devil, evil, is, Isalm, Jesus, Judaism, Satan, theological, Uncategorized, War | Leave a comment
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NOT REAL

REAL

Christianity

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? christiananswers.net

Army Sergeant Delivers Fiery Message About Spiritual Forces Behind the Paris Terror Attacks and the ‘Chaos Going on All Over the World’ Nov. 18, 2015 12:08pm Dave Urbanski theblaze.com
“…“ISIS and all these other things that are going on in the world, it’s just the enemy’s pawns and his temper tantrum. Why is he throwing a temper tantrum? Because he knows his time is short. He knows that he’s fighting a losing battle.”….

Rogers pointed to one main target of the Islamic State to show that the devil of the Bible is influencing them: “You look at ISIS, who they they hate? They hate Christians, they are going around putting Christians in cages, setting them on fire, cutting their heads off.”

He added that the devil “hates us … because we have the light and the fire of God inside of us” and that he targets those who “allow themselves to be used by him to carry out his anger … He’s roaming the earth like a lion, seeking who he can devour.”

Rogers added that the devil is using events like the Paris terror attacks, 9/11 and and the “chaos going on all over the world” to cause division and distraction.

“He is trying to come against us with fear,” Rogers said. “He is trying to come against us with division. That’s why you’ve got ISIS and Black Lives Matter and racism and all this mess going on in the world.”

But the sergeant turned his declaration to Jesus Christ: “There is nothing bigger and badder than the power of Christ. There is nothing bigger and badder than the Word of God.”

“When I see stuff going on in the news, I’m not going to get scared. I’m not going to panic,” he said while cautioning viewers about what the Bible says will happen in the future.

“Jesus is coming, you all better wake up,” Rogers said. “The signs of the times are very clear. He’s about to crack the sky any day, and I hope that you are ready.”
..”

Joyce Meyer says the devil is real and not just a ‘cartoon character in red outfit with pitchfork’ Czarina Ong Published 09 December 2015 christiantoday.com

Others


Is the Devil Real?
jw.org
“The Bible’s answer

Yes, the Devil is real. He is “the ruler of the world,” a spirit creature who became wicked and rebelled against God. (John 14:30; Ephesians 6:11, 12) The Bible reveals the Devil’s personality through these names and descriptions:…”

http://altreligion.about.com/od/mythologicalfigures/a/satan.htm

Blog

https://goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/deep-thought-this-is-how-the-devil-is-trying-to-divide-us/

Judaism

In Hebrew, satan means adversary. The satan of the Old Testament is a description, not a proper name (and thus why I do not capitalize it here). This is a figure that works with God’s full permission, tempting believers to doubt their faith, separating the true believers from those who just pay lip service.

Islam

Muslims have two terms for their Satanic figure. The first is Iblis, which is his proper name (just as Christians use Satan or Lucifer). The second is shaitan, which is a noun or an adjective, describing any being that rebels against God. Ergo, there is one Iblis, and he is a shaitan, but there are other shaitans as well….

Thoughts, experiences/stories, feedback, etc.. on any of the content above (mentioned or not)…

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Neutral Perspective: War is “evil” and “good”?

July 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Neutral, Perspective, War | Leave a comment
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EVIL?

CAUSES

WORLD WAR I

What Really Caused World War 1? threeworldwars.com
The True Cause of World War 1
“..It was known that the very wealthy were interested in involving the American government in that war, and Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan was one who made note of this. “As Secretary [Bryan] had anticipated, the large banking interests were deeply interested in the World War because of wide opportunities for large profits. On August 3, 1914, even before the actual clash of arms, the French firm of Rothschild Freres cabled to Morgan and Company in New York suggesting the flotation of a loan of $100,000,000, a substantial part of which was to be left in the United States, to pay for French purchases of American goods.”..

The REAL reason for World War 1. from youtube.com
“Published on Jan 1, 2014

In memory of all those that sacrificed so much without ever knowing the truth. The German Austrian Hungarians needed to build their railway through Serbia to access the Ottoman Oil fields. Britain, France and Russia needed to stop them. The failure of the Germans to break through at Gallipoli and the fall of Mosel in Nov 1918, meant it was all over…”
The Truth About World War I: The Hidden History , from youtube.com
“.Published on Nov 11, 2014

The hidden history of World War One: how and why the West almost committed suicide, and how far the shadows of the Great War stretch into the present – and the future.

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How the International Bankers Conspiracy Formed Banks, Suppressed History and Caused Wars, Assassinations and Depressions
, from trueconspiracies.com
THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY
By Michael Rivero whatreallyhappened.com
“There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.
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WORLD WAR II

More Real History Revealed: The REAL Reason Behind World War II: Hitler’s Freedom From International Debt Slavery! Monday, February 7, 2011 northerntruthseeker.blogspot.com
“…We do not believe that there is a world plot in place by those of the Jewish faith to dominate the world. We do however suspect that there is a plot in place by the major financiers and financial institutions, to control. We don’t necessarily agree with all the points made in the article you are about to read, but it certainly does raise some interesting points. We offer this article to our readers as an alternative viewpoint, intended to stimulate discussion. PTE…
Hidden History Of How
World War II Came To Be

By Kenneth McKilliam
1-24-8 w.rense.com
“…’The Israelite people of the entire world declare economic and financial war on Germany. The appearance of the Swastika as the symbol of the new Germany revives the old war symbol of the Jews. Fourteen million Jews stand as one body to declare war on Germany. The Jewish wholesale dealer leaves his business, the banker his bank,..”
Justice for Germans justice4germans.com
“..In 1934 the leader of Poland’s government was Marshal Jozef Klemens Pilsudski and at that time Adolf Hitler was the Reichskanzler (German Chancellor); their relationship was quite congenial—so much so, that they signed a German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact on January 26, 1934. The congenial relationship changed for the worse, when the old Marshal of Poland died on May 12, 1935.

The man who succeeded Pilsudski as Marshal of Poland in 1936 was Edward Ryzd Smigly, and he did not share the desire to maintain good relations with Germany. In fact in 1930 he made the statement: ..”
Hitler’s War – What the Historians Neglect to Mention

“Published on Sep 18, 2012

Hitler’s War: What the Historians Neglect to Mention. An English translation of “Hitlers Krieg? Was Guido Knopp Verschweigt” by Alphart Geyer (Germany 2009). This is a 96 minute long “Made in Germany” underground documentary film. It’s the first documentary ever to unabashedly explain from the German perspective, how World War II really began, and the many efforts that were made by Hitler to avoid it, and to establish a lasting, viable and mutually acceptable peace, but how he was ultimately left with no choice but to invade Poland. It documents many facts that have been deliberately left out of the “official narrative” as presented by the victorious Allies, which we have all been taught since 1945, and which Germans especially have been constantly reminded of since the war ended; with the blame entirely upon Germany’s shoulders. Many of the claims of the Allies that have been widely accepted as fact are refuted here as patently untrue, distorted, or ignored completely…”
The Greatest Story NEVER Told – The Untold Story of Adolf … thegreateststorynevertold.tv

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Military Aid

-Biological

China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia
BEIJING | By Megha Rajagopalan Health | Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:17am EDT reuters.com
“China will dispatch an elite unit of the People’s Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa….

-Weather

US sends aid and military support to typhoon Haiyan victims in Philippines Monday 11 November 2013 11.53 EST theguardian.com
The US has joined the international effort to send aid to those affected by the catastrophic storm
“The US government has joined nations around the world in pledging assistance to storm-devastated regions of the Philippines, where as many as 600,000 people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan.

Here is a look at the agencies involved in the relief effort:
US military

As the storm bore down on Friday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed the military’s Pacific Command to deploy ships and aircraft to the Philippines. An advance team of 90 sailors and marines normally stationed on Okinawa arrived on Sunday. They are distributing food, water and generators….

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