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A gift of grace: First line in a poem

Note: Re-edit of “Today Lucubration (January 5, 2009)”

We may spare the ground floor, wide open to winds and nature, bare of walls, doors, and windows.

We may spread on the dirt floor a carpet of dry leaves, dry nuts, and dry hay, straw, and chaff; a couple of buckets of fresh water in corners.

The neighboring animals have the tendency to pray a lot in a shelter; most of their prayers are for the kindred spirits.

Animal have acute subconscious: a caged canary sings for the hunter to remind him of its hopeless and unnatural conditions to be ended.

The first line in a poem should be the gift of grace; the remaining lines a proof of skills: only skills are materially rewarded.

Details, describing living details are the art of writers; only when he feels the approach of death should the writer focus on distilling the honey of wisdom.

A liked poem has already conveyed an act of resistance for capturing human dignity.

I read an article on where the roles are reversed between the Palestinians in Gaza and the Zionist State: how the world community and the US and the European Union would respond to a 3-month siege of famine and air strikes if the Palestinians of Gaza had cut off Israel from the world.

In what terms the war would be labeled (genocide, war crime, holocaust…) and how quickly the US would have maneuvered to end the war?

Note:  The death toll of the Palestinians in Gaza, after 13 days of Israel savage genocide, climbed to 700 and 4000 seriously injured.

If we discontinue the martyrs of the first day of bombing on all the Palestinian police posts, then the ratio of babies and children is over 60% of the total number of casualties.

This genocide is mainly targeting the next generations of Palestinians and the Bush Junior excuses are beside the point.

Who were sacrificed in ancient mass ceremonies?

Epidemics, Pandemics, calamities... Every century has its lot of mass deaths and massacre. In ancient periods, as easy and quick transportation was Not accessible to the masses, epidemics were mostly local.

Even wars were Not that widespread because armies were Not that large (forget what faked history recount of thousands).

Colonial massacres and decimation of autochtone people around the world.

Genocide on scales Never contemplated on ethnic basis, religious, basis, expansionist policies. American Indians in the North and South of the continent, Armenians, Jews, minorities, Christians (Catholics and Orthodox), Muslims in India and Myanmar, Congo, ISIS, Qaeda, Al Nusra, Israel apartheid policies on Palestinians, civil wars….

WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq… Not mention the hundreds of smaller pre-emptive wars by the colonial powers (particularly USA).

And yet, it is the viruses and bacterias that devastated empires far more than stupid wars.

An epidemic every 100 years?

– 1320, the black plague.
– 1520, smallpox.
– 1620, a strange disease.
– 1720, the plague of Marseille.
– 1820, cholera.
– 1920, Spanish flu.
– 2020, the coronavirus.

Not counting Ebola, HIV, Sars, aviary viruses, pig viruses, bovine epidemics…simply because these epidemics were mostly located in Africa

It should never cross your mind that human sacrifice of babies and kids targeted healthy members of the community: They could Not afford it for survival

It is the deformed and handicapped babies and kids that were sacrificed in mass ceremony in order to alleviate parents gilt and tame the intransigence of mothers in front of the pressure of the community.

I dare believe that after the sacrifice, monster orgies were organized intended to grieving mothers.

Mothers had the opportunity to have another go for children, before they sink into a long period of lethargy and apathy.

The pressure of community is palpable in societies were mobility is minimal

Tidbits and notes. Part 412

Apparently, the Muslim wives have an effective resolution to their retired husband troubles: They marry him with a tad younger second wife. Now, the first wife can travel at leisure to visit with her sons and daughters, dispersed around the world.

China has banned the export of black clothes, often worn by protesters, to Hong Kong. And how Iran will get its black clothes?

Depuis des annees “il flotte comme un parfun de genocide” au Myanmar? What’s that crappy piece of poetry? No doubt of ethnic cleansing. And the UN is still debating whether there was a genocide since 2017?

And why this Buddhist racist State of Myanmar decided to commit genocide? The Rowinga “ethnic Muslims” were procreating like crazy? Another proof that all religions are racist by nature and inciting on violent acts.

Is Boris as big a liar as Trump? A Brexit deal has been struck, says the UK prime minister. As the deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU approaches, Boris Johnson announced, “we’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”

Le plus grand cannibal est toujours l’Europe colonial, mais l’Amerique l’a surpasse’ depuis 1945.

How would you list the hardest hit States/nations by climate calamities (Storms, earthquakes, flooding, fires) according to their economic/financial potentials to recover from devastation? 

The cobra effect is a specific kind of unintended consequence that happens when the proposed solution ends up worsening the problem it was intended to solve. It’s not simply a surprise negative result, it’s the opposite of what was intended. The cobra effect highlights the limitations of linear thinking, and what happens when we underestimate the complexity of a system—or of human motivations

When you introduce an incentive scheme, you have to just admit to yourself that no matter how clever you think you are, there’s a pretty good chance that someone far more clever than yourself will figure out a way to beat the incentive scheme.

The classic example of a fix that fails is relieving road congestion by building bigger roads. Traffic eases at first, but then, because driving is more pleasant when roads are less congested, more people drive, and the cycle starts again.

French-occupied Hanoi attempts to reduce the rat population in its newly-built sewer system with a bounty on tails. Enterprising locals cut the tails from rats and set them free to breed and create more tails. Some also breed their own rats. When the bounty ends, those rats are released, further increasing the rodent population in Hanoi.

The Streisand effect is when the act of trying to make something private calls more attention to it.

Rania avait vite eu de quoi s’ inquieter: Le pretendant etait un vertueux, ne buvait pas d’alcool, pas d’ aventures, un precheur venue de la campagne, intransigeant et “honnete”. La marieuse dit: “Tous les chameaux ont une bosse: j’en trouverais une”. Beware of the “puritan” people.

The Times of London reported that Turkey could have used banned white phosphorus against Kurdish civilians in Rass el Ayn town

US Administrations Not famous for saying the truth to its citizens

Plausible conjecture: Nations are unwilling to treat the capitalist fundamental of retaining 20% of the population always slaves to “Capital”. Thus, a newer influx of refugees toward the developed nations.

A lost chapter of the world’s first novel was unearthed?  Parts of the 11th-century epic tale, The Tale of Genjiwere discovered in a Tokyo family home.

Debt collection is an $11 billion industry in the US, and medical debt makes up nearly half of what’s collected each year. Debt collectors, working with judges who often have no law degree, decide who gets thrown behind bars and who’s shown mercy.

About 60% of Qatar electricity is used for cooling, the hottest place on earth.

Scammers, running hard-to-cancel “subscription traps,” use free trials to trick customers into paying for products they don’t want

Caring is a case by case endeavor: listening intently on the individual case. Generalization is the perfect concept for Control, over a large swap of people and phenomena.


Slowly but surely: USA/Zionism determined genocide strategy

Actually, this plan has blatantly accelerated under Trump administration.

The plan for prolonged wars has been discussed in Israel by USA general and secret service agency officers in 2013.

The Fourth generation war tactics is to exhaust and degrade a society in the duration in order for him to give up the struggle and confrontation.

The purpose is to give the image of a failed State system in the view of the citizens.

Weapons is to be distributed to all local parties and militias and it is Not a moral dilemma for elderly and kids to die in these prolonged and protracted internal destabilizing civil wars.

Gaza is witnessing this slow but sure annihilation through famine, lack of potable water, lack of basic medicine, destruction of schools, hospitals power grids…

Iraq and Syria experienced this prolonged war for years, and Yemen is undergoing the same process of slow genocide that will extend for generations after the cease fire is declared.

Somalia, Afghanistan and Libya are striking examples of State disintegration.

 محاضرة تكشف ما يحصل لبلادنا اليوم و من وراءه .. بعنوان
* ” لغز إبادتنا البطيء؟ “*
محمد الحسيني*

في المحاضرة التي القاها البروفسور ماكس مانوارينج خبير الاستراتيجية العسكرية في معهد الدراسات التابع لكلية الحرب الأمريكية، ومكان المحاضرة اسرائيل في 13 آب، أوغست، 2013، لضباط كبار في حلف الناتو وتم تسريب المحاضرة سراً يكشف بوضوح كل الغاز الخراب الحاصل في المنطقة منذ سنوات، وهو ايضاً خبير” الجيل الرابع من الحرب“،

وبتعبيره الواضح ان اسلوب الحروب التقليدية صار قديماً، والجديد هو الجيل الرابع من الحرب، وحرفياً والنص له:
“ليس الهدف تحطيم المؤسسة العسكرية لإحدى الأمم، أو تدمير قدرتها العسكرية، بل الهدف هو: الإنهاك ــــ التآكل البطيء ــــ لكن بثبات،
والهدف هو ارغام العدو على الرضوخ لارادتك”.

ويضيف حرفياً:
“الهدف زعزعة الاستقرار وهذه الزعزعة ينفذها مواطنون من الدولة العدو لخلق الدولة الفاشلة”.

” ما يهدد فكرة سيادة الدولة العدو، يقول، هو التحكم باقليم خارج سيطرة الدولة تتحكم به مجموعات غير خاضعة للدولة، محاربة وعنيفة وشريرة، حرفياً، وهنا نستطيع التحكم، وهذه العملية تنفذ بخطوات ببطء وهدوء وباستخدام مواطني دولة العدو، فسوف يستيقظ عدوك ميتاً”.

هذه المحاضرة التي قيل إنها أخطر محاضرة في التاريخ الحديث توضح كل ما جرى من حروب وصراعات مسلحة أهلية ومن قوى محلية شريرة ومحاربة وعنيفة.

بلا شك لا يمكن أن يتم ذلك من “اشرار وعنيفين” من دون خلق”مفهوم القضية” وتوظيف الدين لهذا الهدف أكبر محفز لتحقيقه، لتحمل مشاق حرب طويلة وتحمل الموت، مع الوعد الآخروي بفردوس هديته الكبرى حفلة جنس مع حوريات وعشاء فوري مع النبي، والاتباع البهائم ينفذون أهدافاً لا يعرفون عنها شيئاً.

أكثر ما يلفت الانتباه في هذه المحاضرة المسجلة في شريط فيديو انقل منه حرفيا هي عبارة: “الإنهاك، والتآكل البطيء”.

ولكن لماذا لا يتم الانهيار السريع بدل التآكل الهادئ والبطيء؟
هذا هو الجزء الأخطر في محاضرة خبير الجيل الرابع من الحرب، أي حروب الوكالة التي ينفذها بتعبيره “مواطنون محليون” بدعم عسكري وسياسي أمريكي.

التآكل البطيء يعني خراب متدرج للمدن، وتحويل الناس الى قطعان هائمة، وشل قدرة البلد العدو على تلبية الحاجات الاساسية، بل تحويل نقص هذه الحاجات الى وجه آخر من وجوه الحرب، وهو عمل مدروس ومنظم بدقة.

البروفسور وهو ليس خبير الجيل الرابع للحرب فحسب، بل ضابط مخابرات سابق، لا يلقي المحاضرة في روضة أطفال ولا في مركز ثقافي، بل لجنرالات كبار في حلف الناتو، لا تظهر وجوههم في التسجيل، وفي عبارة لافتة في المحاضرة يقول بوقاحة مبطنة مخاطباً الجنرالات:

في مثل هذا النوع من الحروب قد تشاهدون اطفالا قتلى او كبار السن،
لكن علينا المضي مباشرة نحو الهدف”، بمعنى لا تتركوا المشاعر أمام هذه المشاهد تحول دون” الهدف”.

وهذا هو الاسلوب المطبق في العراق وسوريا واليمن، وفي ليبيا، وغدا لا ندري أين، ومرة أخرى السؤال: لماذا “الانهاك والتآكل البطيء، بدل اسقاط النظام مرة واحدة؟”.

علينا فحص اللغة الماكرة والمراوغة هنا وبصورة خاصة” الانهاك ـــ التآكل البطيء” وهي الأخطر وقد تم تطبيق ذلك حرفياً من قبل مواطني” الدولة العدو”، وهو تعبير التفافي عن المنظمات الارهابية.

“الانهاك ــــالتآكل البطيء ـــ سيطرة على اقليم، التحكم، استيقاظ العدو ميتاً”.

استراتيجية الانهاك تعني نقل الحرب من جبهة الى أخرى،.

من أرض الى أخرى، استنزاف كل قدرات الدولة العدو على مراحل، وجعل ” الدولة العدو” تقاتل على جبهات عدة محاصرة بضباع محليين من كل الجهات، وتسخين جبهة وتهدئة أخرى، اي ادارة الازمة وليس حلها.

لكي لا يتم انهيار الدولة السريع، لأن الانهيار السريع يبقي على كثير من مقومات ومؤسسات الدولة والمجتمع، وأفضل الطرق هو التآكل البطيء، بهدوء وثبات وعبر سنوات من محاربين “محليين شرسين وشريرين” كما يقول هو،

بصرف النظر عن وقوع ضحايا أبرياء لأن الهدف وهو السيطرة وتقويض الدولة والمجتمع أهم من كل شيء،

أي محو الدولة والمجتمع عبر عملية طويلة. هذا المخطط الذي يعترفون به ويدرّسونه، مطبق وممارس منذ سنوات، لكن عبر طرف ملتوية ومموهة، ومغطاة بشعارات صاخبة من حقوق الانسان والديمقراطية، وهي لا تشمل حسب المحاضر الاطفال والشيوخ والمدنيين العزل الذين سيقتلون، لأن الهدف، السيطرة، هو الأهم.

هل عرفنا الآن لماذا القتل المتدرج، والبطيء، والهادئ، واسلوب ادارة الازمة بدل حلها، ولماذا لا يقتلوننا مرة واحدة؟

لكي تبدو الابادة فعلاً محلياً وصراعاً مسلحاً بين عقائد صلبة ونظم حكم، يتم توزيع السلاح على كل اطرافها، لكي يستيقظ العدو، أي نحن والسلطة والمجتمع، موتى.

الاستراتيجية مستمرة، ومعلنة وممارسة، وأكبر من يغطي عليها ويبحث عن أسباب لهذا المحو المنظم، هو نحن مرة بتجريم التاريخ، ومرة أخرى الدين وثالثة ثقافة العنف المتوارثة في الجينات، لخلق عقدة الشعور بالدونية، بل ذهبت كاتبة وروائية عراقية الى القول ان شعر المفاخرة العربي والفروسية هو سبب هذه الحروب.

من حق ماكس مانوارينج وقادة الجيل الرابع من الحرب، حروب الوكالة، أن يشربوا الويسكي ضاحكين لأننا نقتل ببطء ونتآكل بهدوء وثبات، دولة وسلطة مع كل قيم المجتمع، دون أن نعرف وجوه القتلة،
وهي أكثر وضوحاً من وجوه القتلى.

🙋‍♂ا نشرها للتوعية بما هو حاصل لتعلم من هو العدو الحقيقي للامه

Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds

Note: For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement. Well, at least the Armenians and the Palestinians are Not about to forget, even the original Indians of the USA occasionally find it appropriate to remind the extremist Evangelical parties of their systematic genocide, the incremental type of genocide.

survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened — and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennial, whom the survey defined as people ages 18 to 34.

31% of Americans, and 41 percent of millennial, believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust. (The number extended by the Zionists and their allies want you to accept six million, no more, no less).

41% of Americans, and 66 percent of millennial, cannot say what Auschwitz was (or where this concentration camp was located. Actually it is in Poland).

And 52 percent of Americans wrongly think Hitler came to power through force. (Actually, strongly supported by the multinationals of the period, from around the world, and Stalin who gave the green light for the extermination of the German communists) 

“As we get farther away from the actual events, 70-plus years now, it becomes less forefront of what people are talking about or thinking about or discussing or learning,” said Matthew Bronfman, a board member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which commissioned the study.

“If we wait another generation before you start trying to take remedial action, I think we’re really going to be behind the eight ball.”

Photographs of prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.CreditJames Hill for The New York Times

Despite the gaps in the respondents’ knowledge, the study found an overwhelming consensus — 93 percent — that all students should learn about the Holocaust at school.

And Holocaust denial remains very rare in the United States, with 96 percent of respondents saying they believe the genocide happened. (Sure it happened, and million more of many ethnic minorities in eastern Europe)

“The issue is not that people deny the Holocaust; the issue is just that it’s receding from memory,” said Greg Schneider, the executive vice president of the Claims Conference, which negotiates restitution for Holocaust victims and their heirs. “People may not know the details themselves, but they still think it’s important. That is very heartening.”

The survey, conducted by Schoen Consulting from Feb. 23-27, involved 1,350 American adults interviewed by phone or online, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Millennials were 31 percent of the sample, and the results for that group have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus five percentage points.

The questions were developed by a committee that included officials from the Claims Conference, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem, as well as a Holocaust survivor and a polling expert from George Washington University.

(In a strange footnote, the head of Schoen Consulting, Doug Schoen, is in the news this week for arranging for President Trump to give a speech during a (2015?) event in Ukraine.)

Worldwide, the estimated number of living Holocaust survivors has fallen to 400,000, according to the Claims Conference, many of them in their 80s and 90s. And Holocaust remembrance advocates and educators, who agree that no book, film or traditional exhibition can compare to the voice of a survivor, dread the day when none are left to tell their stories.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington collects comment cards from many visitors before they leave, and they underscore that “no educational experience that anyone has coming through here has as much of an impact as hearing from a survivor directly,” said Kristine Donly, interim director of the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the museum, who sat on the board that developed the survey.

And so, across the country and around the world, museums and memorials are looking for ways to tell the witnesses’ stories once the witnesses are gone.

At the site of the Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has been developing an interactive memorial plaza, scheduled to open in October. Visitors will use a new app that will, among other things, feature survivors’ recorded testimonies.

In one part of the plaza, train tracks that carried prisoners to the Treblinka death camp will be embedded in the pavement. When visitors step onto the tracks, the app, using geocaching technology, will pull up videos of Philadelphia residents “who were on those very trains that led to Treblinka,” said Eszter Kutas, the remembrance foundation’s acting director.

And at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, near Chicago, visitors can speak with one of seven holograms of survivors — a project also tested at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Drawing on recorded testimony, the holograms can answer questions in real time.

Visitors to the Illinois museum’s Take a Stand Center first watch a five-minute film in which a survivor introduces him- or herself. In one, Fritzie Fritzshall describes being taken to a ghetto at gunpoint during Passover, and from there to Auschwitz.

“I have so much more to tell you,” she says. “So please ask me questions.”

Then the hologram appears, “so real that our audience typically gasps when they see it,” said Susan L. Abrams, the museum’s chief executive.

“It really was as effective as hearing from a live survivor, and that surprised us,” Ms. Abrams said. “When you sit in this theater and the lights dim, everything else melts away. Our visitors truly believe that they are having this conversation with a survivor. I don’t think even we realized just how powerful it would be.”

Note 1: This Friday of May 10, Israeli snipers injured 800 Palestinians marching “To return Home”. Every Friday since the pronouncement of Trump that Jerusalem is Capital of Israel, Israel army and snipers kill and injure with live bullets Palestinian demonstrators. The latest count: 9,000 Palestinians injured and 50 killed. A million march is being prepared on Monday and Tuesday as USA is getting ready to “officially” and symbolically move its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Note 2: Two third of the over 1 million Palestinians in Gaza, the vast concentration camp, are transferred people from various parts of Palestine since 1948.

Yes, What Israel Is Doing To Palestinians Is Actually Genocide.

In the Israel/Palestine conflict, is Israel guilty of genocide against the Palestinians?Yes– absolutely.

The other day I wrote a short piece on why the Bible does not command us to blindly stand with the modern state of Israel, and one of the points I made is that Israel is guilty of genocide.

There were no shortage of internet commentators who objected to my use of this word and felt it was over the top. However, I stand by my assertion that Israel is guilty of genocide, so allow me to expand upon that.

I believe the main reason many push back on the idea that Israel is guilty of genocide is because of a lack of understanding of the full nuance of the word, and what genocide can look like in a modern context.

While rounding up people for mass executions would be obvious evidence of genocide, the reality is that genocide can take place in ways that are more subtle– making it palatable for the masses, and even seem justified at times.

Some scholars have referred to the Israel/Palestine conflict as “incremental genocide” and I would agree with that term.

Instead of an overt, blatant attempt to eradicate a people group, incremental genocide involves actions and policies that are designed to slowly erode, break up, and destroy a specific population.

Think for example of early American history and the genocide of Native Americans. While it wasn’t always mass killings, genocide occurred by military conflict, expanding land holdings, resettlement, and creating conditions that were destructive for the indigenous population.

While it took many years to complete, and while it took many forms, what early Americans did to the indigenous people of North America was nothing short of genocide.

The same holds true for Israel.

The legal definition of genocide includes the following:

“Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnically, racial or religious group such as:

(a)        Killing members of the group;

(b)        Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c)        Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.”

While A and B are both elements we find present in Israel’s approach to Palestinians, the key aspect of genocide being waged by Israel is found in C: the deliberate infliction of conditions that in part or as a whole will destroy a people group.

“Arab” (as Israel propaganda insist on calling the Palestinians) Christians and Muslims known as Palestinians have been undoubtedly the target of Israel and a desire to eradicate them from the land.

When Israel was created it resulted in an instant crisis for the Christian, Muslims and indigenous Jews who had lived together quite peacefully for hundreds and hundreds of years. Even today there are somewhere around 3.5 to 4 million Palestinian refugees who wish to have the right to return to their homes and land– a request that will never be granted by Israel.

(Most of the Palestinians in Gaza are transferred refugees from villages in Israel and in the West Bank and they want a better space than this large camp of Gaza)

For those who remain in Palestinian territory, they might as well be living in a massive open-air prison, because they live under the occupation of a foreign army. Children are routinely tear gassed on the way to school. Imports are severely restricted, with even basics like water being tightly controlled. Their rights of passage are severely curtailed– families have been broken up and people have died at military checkpoints because they were delayed or denied passage to access critical medical care.

To top it all off, what little land Palestinians have left is under systematic erosion by Israeli policy. Illegal Israeli settlements continue to crop up in Palestinian territory, in violation of international law. These illegal settlements, in addition to literally confiscating land from indigenous people, often bring violence to the Palestinians who live there. Even just a brief youtube search will bring up countless examples of women and children being assaulted by illegal settlers, or examples like Palestinian farms being attacked and destroyed at harvest time.

Let’s not be dishonest in the ultimate goal here: it is to rid the land of Palestinians.

Capture their land. Develop policies to evict them from their houses. Send in settlers and soldiers to colonize what land they still have. Refuse to let refugees back. Make them miserable under military rule. Limit their access to basic, life-sustaining resources.

The goal? Be not deceived: this is ethnic cleansing.

Do the Palestinians ever fight back and use violence? Yes, of course. This is equally wrong. It is also highly ineffective because it plays right into the hands of Israel, who uses this as an excuse to respond with utterly overwhelming military violence, such as arresting and incarcerating children accused of throwing rocks, or wiping out entire communities in the name of self-defense, such has been seen in Gaza.

So here’s where we’re at: Many of the indigenous people were displaced upon the creation of the modern state of Israel, and the number of displaced people has continued to grow. They are refugees who live in poverty and painful conditions at refugee camps. Israel has systematically expanded its borders to functionally capture more and more land that belonged to Palestinians.

Of what’s left, Palestinians have to suffer under a brutal military occupation where so many aspects of life are restricted or deprived. To top it all off, Israel continues to expand illegal settlements into Palestinian territory, further creating conditions designed to break up and destroy the will of Palestinians to even exist.

That folks, is genocide. It is incremental, slow-motion genocide. If the international community continues to turn a blind eye, it will do nothing short of ensure the complete destruction and or displacement of the Palestinian people.

Is calling this genocide over the top? No, it’s not. It’s genocide. Legally. Morally. It’s genocide.

It’s just happening in slow motion, so the world doesn’t see it.

(And it’s being done by the people we’re told are God’s favorite, so we don’t even want to see it.)

Dr. Benjamin L. Corey is a two-time graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and holds his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He is also the author of the new book, Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, which is available wherever good books are sold.

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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 117

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

William M. Thompson’s wrote in 1870 about Lebanon:
“Lebanon has about 400,000 inhabitants, gathered into more than 600 towns, villages and hamlets…The various religions and sects live together, and practice their conflicting superstitions in close proximity, but the people do not coalesce into one homogeneous community, nor do they regard each other with fraternal feelings.
The Sunnites excommunicate the Shiites – both hate the Druse, and all three detest the Nusairiyeh (currently the Alawit sect of Bashar al Assad).
The Maronites have no particular love for anybody and, in turn, are disliked by all.
The Greek Orthodox cannot endure the Greek Catholics. And all despise the Jews. …

Saudi Kingdom reshuffle: Minister of Economy and Planning Adel al-Faqieh was replaced by Mohammed al-Tuwaijri, SPA said, quoting a royal decreeCommander of the Saudi Navy, Abdullah al-Sultan, was replaced with Fahad al-Ghafli. Minister of Economy and Planning Adel Fakeih replaced with Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, his deputy

The heads of the main 3 Saudi owned TV networks were arrested, Alwalid Bin Talal (Rotana), Walid Al Brahim (MBC), Saleh Kamel (ART)

In 1931, the Palestinian undertook a civil disobedience campaign (Intifada) against the British mandated power for denying them democratic elections, even municipality elections in their towns and cities.  The excuse was Jews were a minority, no more than 20%. This first Intifada lasted 3 years and England had to dispatch 100,000 troops to quell this mass uprising.

Nazi Germany learned and documented the horror torture techniques and methods adopted on Palestinians by the British forces between 1936-38 during the second Intifada.

Unpracticed women tend to confuse seduction with intercourse. Women are much better in seduction, but lousy foreplay teachers.

Foreplay is always a quality time, regardless of genders.

“Maximized” means that more demands and more inputs lead to degradation, lower output and eventual system failure. Adopt minimization goal in your equations for output to save the environment

You cannot reconstruct the history based solely on the perpetrated massive crimes, through merely the acknowledgement of the engaged and active minority and State institution personnel in the civil war and State atrocities.

William Thompson wrote about Lebanon social structure in 1870: No other country in the world has such a multiplicity of antagonistic religions; and herein lies the greatest obstacle to any general and permanent amelioration and improvement of their condition, character, and prospects.

No genocide or mass crimes against humanity have been committed without prior preparation of the planners of the Majority of the population to accept the concept.

You better learn to discriminate among the causes, the delayed cold catalysts and instant hot catalysts for changes in order to comprehend the status of any society when upheavals emerge.

Though Lebanon social structure is pretty unstable, No foreign occupation forces, small or big, managed to sustain its presence on Lebanese soil for over 3 decades: They all withdrew unilaterally, as if the devil was constantly after their tails.

Realize that the most urgent work is the work of dancing with our fear: fear is the real reason the work isn’t getting done.

Optimization is opposite of maximization: One definition of maximization is: A short-term output level of high stress, where parts degrade but short-term performance is high.

Capitalism more often than Not seeks competitive maximization immediacy. Who cares if you burn out, I’ll just replace the part…


Israel DIME Weapon effect on Gaza-Article and Gallery

JANUARY 18, 2009

What’s DIME ?!

Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) : is an illegal weapon that had been tested in Iraq (Fallujah ) USA , and used in 1996 by Israel , then 2008-2009 again by Israel on Gaza .

Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) : It produces lower pressure but increased impulse in the near field.

Upon detonation of the explosive, the casing disintegrates into extremely small particles, as opposed to the shrapnel which results from the fragmentation of a metal shell casing. (They are irradiated too with “low nuclear” by-products)

Those shrapnel enter the body , which is very lethal at close range ( 4 meters or 13 feet ).

Survivors close to the lethal zone may have their limbs amputated (as the micro shrapnel can slice through soft tissue and bone).

One more Israeli ( IsraHelli Surprise ) :

It’s Carcinogenic , cause the effect of heavy metal tungsten , along with depleted uranium , as USA used before in IRAQ and Afghanistan .

DIME wounds are considered to be untreatable because the metal is delivered in the form of a fine powder which is can’t be removed by surgery .

Is it Legal ?

DIME , is illegal but that’s didn’t hold USA from using it in Iraq and Afghanistan , along with IsraHell ( Israel ) ,  2006 , 2008-2009 .

Question: Since when IsraHell ( Israel ) and USA pay an attention to UN and Legality of their ways ?!

Why Israel is using it over civilians  at Gaza ?

IsraHell is using those kind of weapons not for the first time , they have a long log from using such Illegal weapons on Palestinians , without fear of consequences .

The right answer would be a Genocide , for the Palestinians at Gaza .
If IsraHell ( Israel ) is using those type of illegal weapons to test it , thats immoral .

If Israhell (Israel ) is trying to terrorize Gaza civilians , thats would be the prove anyone can ask for about How IsraHell ( israel ) is terrorist .

If IsraHell ( israel ) is using those type of illegal weapons to cancerize Gaza people , that`s even unethical an immoral .

and , if IsraHell ( israel ) attended to Genocide the Palestinians at Gaza , ( as we all believe now ) , that would be inhuman .

Therefor , we can’t say was what IsraHell hidden goal of using those kind of weapon , so lets by what IsraHell ( israel ) did in Gaza

IsraHell ( israel ) is Inhuman , a Racismic nation , immoral and unethical . and thats how we see it . and thats what gave it ( IsraHell ) the right to do so , that its Illegal country built on blood and dead bodied .

Gaza: Israel under fire for alleged white phosphorus use

Israel uses experimental genotoxic weapon (DIME) against civilians in Gaza

Italian TV Exposes Experimental IDF Use of U.S. Weapon Which Severs and Burns Limbs Below Genitals

Why genocide? How genocide? USA, Turkey, Germany and back to Turkey?

Political decisions are mainly directed at preserving the economic status of the richest classes and eventually promoting bourgeois consumerism.

Although religion and ethnic factors are Not initially the driving force in any genocide, they become the weapons in the hands of the masses to perpetuate and carry out the prime objective, even creating an elite power class on the ruin of the nation.

The tribal mentality of razzia takes hold as its lucrative and quick mean for wealth quicken the plunder activities of properties of the minority sects and ethnic communities.

That is why a nation that started a genocide is Not willing to admit it: It will eventually have to consider restitution of the plunder with interest.

The process of denying genocide foment new forms of genocide in the cover of national pride and integrity.

These new forms of genocide on developing countries are acted out in pre-emptive wars in the name of flawed “good intention” of demoting a dictator, defending the borders of new acquisition in lands, crushing elected leaders and political parties who dared name names and divulging multinationals that transgress laws and due processes in the weaker nations.

Nazi genocide was a blunt reminder of how the USA and the Young Turks managed their own genocide, over decades in USA expansionist policies and Turkey (195-18) against the Armenians and Christian communities.

Turkey needed the Sunni Kurds to carry out this dirty job with the tacit wish that the Kurds will become Turks. The Kurds opted to stay Kurds to the outrage of the Turks.

Erdogan fomented Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq with the purpose of committing genocide on the Kurds in these two countries.

ISIS got side-tracked by more alluring targets pinpointed by Saudi Wahhabi Kingdom. This Wahhabi extremist faction displaced all religious sects and ethnic minorities in the regions they got hold on.

ISIS strategy is to occupy region where the inhabitants are leaning to their political line and refuse to go in any region with concentration of people of different ethnic or religious sects against their entrance, like the Kurds: They will be unable to control them efficiently at low cost.

Erdogan had no other alternative but to engage the Turkish people and army in resuming the genocide on the Kurds. A nasty quagmire that Erdogan is unable to stop or make sense of.

Erdogan stationed troops inside Iraq in strategic city of Baashika, in north Mosul, with the purpose of separating the two Kurdish provinces in north Iraq. This Turkish army is to control the infiltration and influences between the two Kurdish provinces, the Barazani clan in North East (by Iran borders) and the Jalal Talban Kurds in the west by the borders with Syria and Turkey.  This North West Kurdish province was quickly becoming the refuge of the PKK, fleeing Turkish army.

The Shah of Iran was the main support of the Barazani clan in order to destabilizing the regime of Saddam Hussein. The role of support has inverted in the 2 Kurdish provinces.

Erdogan also is trying to disconnect the Syrian Kurds concentrated in the north east and north west of Syria. The battle in the town of Al Baab, for preventing the junction between the Kurdish militants, is turning a nightmare for the Turkish army.

Daesh decided that Turkish troops are the main enemy at this junction. Dozens of Turkish soldiers are being killed every day. And the Syrian factions that Turkey armed to do the job turned out Not to be motivated to fighting ISIS.

Thus Turkey is retaliating by air bombing civilians in Al Baab.

Currently, the Christian communities in Syria, and especially in Iraq, have paid the heavy price of being displaced because they had No direct support when ISIS quickly invaded their regions.


A new perspective on the Armenian genocide: From the Maghreb

Génocide arménien : un regard neuf

Il faut parfois renaître visuellement, sortir d’un utérus symbolique et porter un regard « neuf » sur le monde pour se rendre compte du tas d’absurdités, d’insensibilité, d’immoralité, de racisme, de confessionnalisme… que celui-ci recèle et que nos yeux, habitués à l’obscurité, voient comme des manifestations normales, acceptables, logiques.

Ce « regard neuf », qui s’ouvre fraîchement à la lecture et à l’audiovisuel, voit des dirigeants d’un certain pays (la Turquie) s’offusquer de la reconnaissance d’un génocide par d’autres dirigeants et par un pape nommé François, génocide classé comme le premier du XXème siècle, commis en 1915 par de « Jeunes-Turcs » contre des jeunes, moins jeunes et vieux Arméniens, qui furent passés au fil de l’épée, fusillés, torturés, affamés, déportés… et dont le nombre est estimé à un million et demi de victimes.

Mais les descendants des Jeunes-Turcs (Young Turks), bien que d’une autre génération, ont de la peine à se dissocier de ce passé et à reconnaître cette énormité de l’histoire.

Comme s’il s’agissait d’un assassinat individuel, isolé, commis dans un champ désertique, dont les circonstances et l’assassin sont une énigme qui requiert le recours à Sherlock Holmes pour son élucidation.

Et pour nous détourner un peu des chiffres faramineux, voilà que le principal joueur et ses coéquipiers occidentaux nous entraînent dans le jeu scabreux des lettres, dans le but de noyer le poisson dans la sémantique : un « massacre »…

Oui, peut-être, à la rigueur… mais un « génocide », non.

Il y a une méthodologie à suivre, des standards à respecter pour mériter la mention « génocide ».

N’est pas génocidaire qui veut ; n’est pas non plus qui veut « génocidé ». Il faut avoir atteint un nombre minimal de victimes massacrées, à défaut de quoi elles deviennent quantité négligeable ne méritant pas la mention susceptible de les reconnaître comme victimes d’une extermination systématique.

Ce « regard neuf » se tourne du côté occidental pour constater beaucoup d’hésitation à reconnaître ce génocide, de la part de certains dirigeants de ces pays des Droits de l’Homme, pour des raisons d’accommodement géopolitique, sans doute, mais aussi, peut-être, par peur de voir surgir le fantôme de leur mauvaise conscience et leur responsabilité d’avoir joué les Ponce Pilate et regardé passer le train des massacres, à cette date fatidique et aux dates « préparatoires » antérieures.

En effet, l’Allemagne, alliée du génocidaire de l’époque, était demeurée sourde aux appels de l’archevêque de Cologne, le Cardinal von Hartmann, qui avait pressé le chancelier du Reich d’intervenir auprès de son allié turc pour faire cesser les persécutions d’Arméniens, mais en vain…

Idem en ce qui concerna les démarches désespérées du pape Benoît XV auprès du Sultan Mehmet V.

Un peu plus tôt, des massacres « avant-coureurs » avaient visé la même population arménienne de l’Empire ottoman par les mêmes nationalistes-islamistes turcs : à la fin du XIXème siècle, ces massacres appelés « hamidiens » (1894-1896), du nom du Sultan Abdulhamid II, avaient fait à l’époque 200,000 morts, cent mille réfugiés, des dizaines de milliers de convertis manu militari, outre les centaines de villages rasés et d’églises démolies ou transformées en mosquées ;

des massacres auxquels les puissances occidentales de l’époque, notamment la France, ont assisté impuissamment, en spectatrices, ce qui avait soulevé l’ire d’un Jean Jaurès et d’un Anatole France.

Ceci sans compter le massacre d’Adana, durant le mois d’avril 1909, qui s’était soldé par 20.000 à 30.000 victimes arméniennes…

Nous laisserons à la Conscience humaine, si elle fera un jour surface, le soin de juger jusqu’à quel point la non-ingérence et la non-assistance à population en danger ont pu encourager les massacres à grande échelle qui ont suivi, en 1915, ainsi que d’autres, en d’autres dates et lieux… jusqu’à ce jour ;

jusqu’à quel point leur lâcheté a pu inspirer cette interrogation de Hitler, en 1939 : « Qui se souvient encore de l’extermination des Arméniens ? » ;

et ce, en prévision du génocide juif, dont la négation est quant à elle interdite dans cette France qui n’inclut pas le génocide arménien dans la « Loi Gayssot », malgré l’adoption d’une proposition de loi en ce sens par le Parlement français, sous la présidence de Nicolas Sarkozy, un texte aussitôt censuré par le Conseil constitutionnel, à la grande satisfaction d’Ankara qui avait commencé à punir la France à coups de sanctions diplomatiques et économiques.

Ce regard, déjà « moins neuf », déjà souillé, s’étonne même de voir la barre des revendications des gouvernements et des Églises à un niveau si bas : la recherche d’une « reconnaissance » du génocide arménien, et non de sa justiciabilité pour crimes atroces contre l’humanité.

Comme si la reconnaissance d’un crime était devenue la peine expiatoire!

Même cet aveu n’est pas concédé par les héritiers du génocidaire, qui s’obstinent à nier la monumentale évidence du génocide, ainsi que ses préludes dont personne ne parle d’ailleurs.

Si l’histoire, marquée jusqu’au sang par des preuves indéniables, grevée de victimes au nombre astronomique, consignée par le témoignage bouleversant de survivants encore vivants, est insolemment niée, qu’en est-il de la géographie qui fait que la communauté arménienne est réduite au dixième de ce que fut la Grande-Arménie historique ?

Les habitants de ce territoire ont-ils choisi d’émigrer, de leur propre chef, sans épuration, ni déportation aucune ?

Ce regard, de moins en moins neuf, se tourne aussi du côté de La Haye, s’arrête à la Cour pénale internationale, passe en revue les bâtiments des autres tribunaux internationaux… mais ne remarque aucun tribunal pour les crimes commis contre le peuple arménien.

C’est la faute au temps, dira-t-on.

Les responsables de ces crimes ont pu s’échapper ; ils sont dans l’autre monde. Espérons qu’ils y sont au moins jugés, là-bas.

Mais nous n’en sommes pas au seul cas de sélectivité judiciaire. Que de crimes contre l’humanité et crimes de guerre ont été ignorés et resteront à jamais impunis ; que de criminels s’en sont tirés et s’en tireront ; que de populations massacrées, persécutées, déportées, resteront « invengées ».

Un massacreur dira bien un jour, à la suite d’Hitler : « Qui se souvient encore de l’extermination des Syriens ? » ; et ceci à la veille de commettre un autre massacre de même magnitude, contre un autre peuple qui revendiquerait la dignité, la souveraineté et la liberté.

Mais le regard, qui fut neuf, se fatigue déjà.

Ce bref parcours historique et hystérique lui a terni les rétines. Il n’a plus le courage de pousser son exploration plus loin, de découvrir de nouveaux crimes, de nouvelles injustices, de nouvelles atrocités, de nouvelles impunités.

Déjà il voit partout, en chemin, des volutes de fumée sanglante, des éclairs déchirants, des formes calcinées, des faces hideuses tenant des têtes coupées en invoquant un Dieu miséricordieux, des maisons et maisonnées éventrées, des rescapés terrorisés, des cratères, des décombres, des ruines, et ceci dans un assourdissement aigu et une surdité générale. Et ce qu’il aperçoit à l’horizon n’est guère rassurant.

Le regard, vieilli avant terme, voudrait bien revenir en arrière, regagner l’espace utérin, replonger dans la paix fœtale, loin de ce monde létal, mais il sait que c’est impossible.

Alors il décide de brûler les étapes, lui qui est déjà à mi-chemin, d’accélérer sa marche vers sa destination finale pour en finir, en fermant les yeux pour ne plus rien voir. Il en a déjà assez vu : tant d’horreurs, tant de cruauté, tant de guerres, tant de misères, tant d’impunité, tant d’inhumanité…

Il en est saturé et appelle la cécité, en attendant de clore ses paupières et de quitter le monde sans regret.

Peu lui importe ce qui l’attend dans l’au-delà. Si c’est l’enfer, cet état lui sera familie




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