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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s statement today, that the U.S. “expects other nations to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and avoid provocative actions,” is interesting given that the U.S. has been a serial violator of sovereignty for all of the 21st century — from Iraq to Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Iran (cyber), Syria and now even Ukraine — having supported the coup there.
American policy makers, increasingly guided by Jews who see themselves as priests for the world, are setting aside the U.S Constitution, the U.N. Charter and Natural Law in their efforts to re-design the world and reshuffle its leadership deck.
“This concept of priesthood provides the model for Israel’s self-image and for its role among the nations of the world.” Nahum M. Sarna, Exploring Exodus (Shocken Books, 1986)
On a recent trip to the United Nation, LE asked an Egyptian diplomat: “Was it a mistake to get rid of Mubarak?” He said “yes.” We then asked: “Is the Arab Spring with its coups and attempted coups in Egypt, Libya, Syria and now Ukraine (engineered by outside parties) a violation of the U.N. Charter?” Without hesitating he said “yes.”
“Individual liberty, freed from all bonds and all laws, all objective and social values, is in reality only a death-dealing anarchy.” Pope Pius XII, 1951
IT (information technology) solutions and mental health issues are commonly seen bedfellows today. What people really need is water.
On December 19, 2011 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 11 Oct. as the International Day of the Girl Child—for the purpose of recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year’s focus is on ‘innovating for girls education.’
The UN is seeking to ‘empower’ women and girls with education, technology and financial aid—to be catalysts for change and development in society. The problem is the UN’s vision is more material and disruptive than holistic, guided by corporate interests and activists (algos & egos), that will likely do more harm than good for individuals, families and society.
The ninth Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, “emphasizing optimism and mobilizing for action to address the most pressing global challenges,” wrapped up with 160 new commitments, expected to impact 22.2 million people, valued at $10.8 billion. From what we could gather, none of that money was directed at the Syrian refugee crisis, which is too bad given that Hillary Clinton, and other (current and former) U.S. government officials, helped to create the crisis in the first place—by aiding the rebels seeking to overthrow the sovereign State of Syria.
Photograph: Stephen Wise
Dedicating Sport Development to Improving Food Security seeks to harness the innovations associated with hosting the World Cup, for the purpose of overcoming food production infrastructure insecurity, due to harsh climate conditions, that necessitate Qatar importing 95% of its food.
Hassan Al-Thawadi (second from right), Secretary General Qatar 22, said in a press conference today that he saw hosting the World Cup as a “catalyst for change and positive development,” and a way to help “unite the Middle East.” When asked about reports of foreign workers, involved in the construction, being mistreated, he said “these incidents are criminal acts” and “it’s on the forefront of our mind.”
While speaking at CGI, Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook, suggested that the world would be a more peaceful place if women were leading it. That view flies in the face of the growing wreckage wrought, this century, by American Foreign policy (wars, revolutions & assassinations)—all supported, even pushed for, by powerful women.
For Ms. Livni to realize a good outcome in her work, for Jews and Palestinians, she’ll have to set aside the material mindset of Marxist Feminism and Zionism, both of which eclipse the way of peace. We hope she’s successful.
Merciful Father, much do we ask of Thee on this holy day; for many and great are our needs, and in Thee alone do we put our trust. But all possessions are vain unless we show obedience to Thy Law of salvation. Everything earthly is transient; the grass withereth, the flower fadeth and only Thy Word remaineth for ever. So we would pray Thee to open our hearts to the understanding of Thy Law, that in Thy light we may see light. O may Thy Law be ever a lamp to our feet, a light to our path, and beauty be manifest in our lives. Great peace have they who love Thy Law, and nothing can make them stumble. And as we, on this day of Memorial, send up our prayers to the Throne of Thy mercy, so Thou hearken unto us, and grant us whatever will ennoble our lives, whatever will create and preserve the serenity of our souls, whatever will make us faithful to Thee in this life, and win for us eternal reward hereafter. Amen. The Standard Machsor, (Bloch Publishing Company, 1925)
“Brothers and sisters: It was not through the law that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants that he would inherit the world, but through righteousness that comes from faith. For this reason, it depends on faith, so that it may be a gift, and the promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants, not to those who only adhere to the law but to those who follow the faith of Abraham, who is the father of all of us, as it is written, I have made you the father of many nations.” Romans 4:13, 16
Photograph: Stephen Wise
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski visited with members of the Polish diaspora this evening at their Consulate in NYC. In his remarks, Mr. Komorowski mentioned his desire to improve relations between Poland and the U.S., especially with the Jewish community.
In the top photo President Komorowski (following his wife Anna) is greeting Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, now performing in ‘Eugene Onegin’ at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.
Photographs: Stephen Wise