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LuvBombLove Bombs by Georgian artists Eteri & Gocha Chkadua.

UkraineIntAirlinesLE met up with a flight crew from Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) today in NYC, and asked one of the pilots about Malaysia Flight 17′s route-of-flight over Ukraine.

It hasn’t been widely reported in the Western media that Malaysia Flight 17 was ordered, by Kiev Air Traffic Control, to descend and change course, while passing over Ukraine — putting it dangerously close to the restricted air space in the combat zone.

The pilot we spoke with confirmed that Malaysia Flight 17 had indeed been ordered to descend and was rerouted toward the combat zone prior to being blown out of the sky.

Analysis: In January 1914, Tsar Nicolas II of Russia (to placate the revolutionaries and warmongers in his government) gave Serbia a blank check — “For Serbia we shall do everything.” The result was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and World War I.

Today President Obama, attempting to placate the revolutionaries and warmongers in Washington, supported the February coup in Kiev — giving the new gangster government there a blank check — which doesn’t bode well for the region and the world.

MosaicManThe Mosaic Man of NYC is finishing up his homage to gangster Lucky Luciano, on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village.

Mr. Luciano’s family lived in the area after moving to the U.S. from Italy in the early 1900′s. He was deported back to Italy in 1946, but before leaving is credited with creating organized crime in America – and being the ‘boss of bosses’ (a title he never accepted).

Today the gangsters in the neighborhood include Private Equity firms who are buying up commercial and residential properties, and charging exorbitant rents.

AllWalls-Chaudry (2)Woe to those who plot evil, who lie in bed planning mischief! No sooner is it drawn than they do it—their hands have the strength for it. Seizing the fields that they covet, they take over houses as well, owner and house they confiscate together, they take both man and inheritance. So the Lord says this: Now it is I who plot such mischief against this breed as your necks will not escape; nor will you be able to walk proudly, so evil will the time be. On that day they will make a satire of you…Therefore you will have no one to measure out a share in the community of the Lord. Micah 2:1-5

The leaders of the Modern State of Israel, with their hopes in Iron Dome, are acting like the Jews of Old who were banished from the land for their sins. They are impostors — heading for eternal hellfire.

The remnant of Israel — People of the New Covenant, are home when united with the Lord in truth and love — as living stones building up a living Temple.

Artwork: Bushra Chaudry

 

KoonsFor Jeff Koons the balloon represents optimism and death.

“A very dark view of the future has been superimposed on our incorrigible optimism. We are children playing with adult toys. They have proved too much for us to handle. But in our defense, we are probably not the only ones for whom they are too much.” Harold Bloom, The Closing of The American Mind (Simon & Schuster, 1987)

TheBeast1TheBeastOn a day that saw a civilian jetliner shot down in the (American made) war-torn area of Eastern Ukraine, and the (American made) Israeli Military prepping to invade Gaza, President Obama roared through Manhattan to attend two PAC fundraisers.

It was Woodrow Wilson’s donors who most influenced his decisions to: enter World War I, support Zionism, and back the Russian Revolution.

The American ‘way of life’ (liberal & conservative) is killing people.

BRICSMisfitsCan the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) save the world from the Misfits (U.S., Israel, England)?

BastilleDayNYC2014c“The French Revolution began at the top—in the world of fashion, birth, and intellect—and propagated itself downwards.” Francis Parkman

“The fall of the Bastille marked the end of royal absolutism. It was a triumph for the cause of liberty, and for the Parisan mob. With this victory for violence the revolution had taken a bloody step forward.” Winston Churchill, The Age of Revolution (Dodd, Mead, 1957)

Analysis: The ‘liberty’ of the mob might be sweet, but it can’t sustain persons and society — as we saw with the Russian Revolution and the so called Arab Spring. Churchill’s view that liberty triumphs through violence (toward others) contributed to two World Wars, and the Holocaust, and the slaughter in Gaza today.

True freedom starts with overcoming ourselves.

Pastries by: Epicerie Boulud, at Bastille Day Street Fair, NYC

 

 

Hustlers2014They offer free music, usually to trusting tourists, and then do a full court press to get a donation.

A member of NYPD told LE yesterday: “We can’t do anything because we’ll get sued.”

Underwater-DweckSchatz1MichaelDweckHowardSchatzStaley-Wise Gallery is showing underwater photographic works by Howard Schatz and Michael Dweck through August 29, 2014.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

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