Brigitte Gabriel & Mordechai Kedar: Obama administration continue to misjudge and mis-play Middle East strategies.
Israeli-Arabist professor Mordechai Kedar and Lebanese-born, human-rights activist, Brigitte Gabrielle of Act! for America appeared on The Rick Amato Show on AWE TV on January 21, 2014.
The issues they address range from Obama's mocking al-Qaeda's resurgence as a "junior varsity team," to congressmen impeding establishing a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi debacle, to the administration's de-nuclear weaponizing strategy of embracing Islamist Iran at the expense of its Mid-East allies, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Gulf emirates.
"The Whistle-Blower Who Freed Dreyfus"- died 100 years ago today- from Robert Harris in The N.Y. Times
Unlike his 21st-century counterparts Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, Picquart was neither a disaffected nor a junior figure in the organization he was to expose. On the contrary: In October 1894 he was a brilliant, rising army officer. One of his steppingstones to advancement had been a professorship at the École Supérieure de Guerre, and one of the officer-cadets he had taught there was a Jewish artillery captain, Alfred Dreyfus.
KINTBURY, England — Georges Picquart died 100 years ago this Saturday. To which the response from most quarters is likely to be “Georges who?” Even in his native France, his centenary is passing largely unremarked. Yet in the days of Queen Victoria and Theodore Roosevelt, Picquart was a figure of global controversy, revered and reviled in equal measure as the world’s most famous whistle-blower.
Picquart, like many of his contemporaries, was casually anti-Semitic. It came as no surprise to him when Dreyfus — the only Jew on the general staff — was suspected of passing secret intelligence to the Germans. It was Picquart who provided a sample of Dreyfus’s handwriting to the investigators. And when expert analysis seemed to confirm Dreyfus’s guilt, it was Picquart who met his unsuspecting former pupil in the Ministry of War so he could be quietly bundled off to prison.
Why do Communists persecute Falun Gong Buddhists? Son of jailed persecuted Falun Gong practioner explains their plight
What's so objectionable to Communist China about "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance?" Falun Gong or Falun Dafa (literally means "Dharma Wheel Practice" or "Law Wheel Practice") is a spiritual discipline first introduced in China in 1992 through public lectures by its founder, Li Hongzhi.
It combines the practice of meditation and slow-moving qigong exercises with a moral philosophy. Falun Gong emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue in its central tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance (Chinese: 真、善、忍), and identifies as a qigong practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions. Through moral rectitude and the practice of meditation, practitioners of Falun Gong aspire to better health and, ultimately, spiritual enlightenment.
Chinese videojournalist, Yi Yuan Chang, explains why his home was breached by police to express his mother to prison for practicing Falun Gong. It's a form of Buddhism which the Chinese Communist government persecutes through torture and human-organ extraction.
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