Syrian Christian Village Awaits the End of Al Qaeda’s Occupation of Idlib – Global Research

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10-03-20 05:07:00,

The western media has focused on Idlib as the last ‘rebel’ held area in Syria; however, it is held by Al Qaeda, not Syrian rebels.  The Syrian rebels, aka “Free Syrian Army” , ceased to exist years ago, when the Al Qaeda terrorists arrived through Turkey, supported by the US-NATO-EU bloc. 

The western media have focused only on the suffering of the civilians in Idlib; however, they fail to acknowledge that those civilians are not from Idlib.  The original residents of Idlib left years prior when the terrorists occupied the area.

The people of Idlib fled for their lives, leaving behind olive farms, crops, farmhouses, city shops and businesses.  The Idlib homeowners are waiting to return, but they can’t before the terrorists are removed. The terrorists took everything in sight and promised to turn Idlib into an ‘Islamic State’ in an agricultural province on the border with Turkey.  That border was necessary to their plan because over that border comes their funds, fighters, weapons, food and humanitarian aid to feed and clothe their families, and equally importantly, over that border comes the hundreds of western journalists who will defend the terrorists and write one side of the Syrian story and leave the reader convinced that everyone should be rooting for Al Qaeda to win the war. 

However, those journalists never bother to inform their readers of the Syrian citizens, the neighbors of Idlib, who have been maimed, raped, and massacred by the terrorists in Idlib. These are the Syrians who are praying for the Syrian Arab Army and their Russian allies to advance and defeat the terrorists.  These are Armenian Christians of Kessab who have been displaced, and some made penniless refugees in foreign countries, who may never see their home again.  Kessab may never recover. Its Armenian heritage may be lost to the history books. Kessab is not safe because it sits next to Idlib and has been a continual target of the missile attacks by the Al Qaeda in Idlib.

Lillian Martin is an American citizen originally from Fresno,

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Im Gespräch: Christian Kreiß (“Das Mephisto-Prinzip in unserer Wirtschaft”) | KenFM.de

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24-02-20 07:13:00,

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„Es war die Art zu allen Zeiten, (…) Irrtum statt Wahrheit zu verbreiten.“ (Mephistopheles; aus: Goethes Faust)

Wahrheit, Klarheit und lösungsorientierte Gedankengänge erhalten wir von Professor Christian Kreiß. Er doziert an der Hochschule Aalen und vermittelt nicht etwa die banalen Glaubensgrundsätze des neoliberalen Kapitalismus, wie man es von einem ehemaligen Banker erwarten könnte – Professor Kreiß legt den Fokus auf das große Ganze.

Zum Beispiel erfahren wir, dass „die unsichtbare Hand des Marktes“, wie Adam Smith das so schön formulierte, nicht etwa ein großartiger Geist ist, der alles regelt und soziale Ungleichheit von alleine ausgleicht. Es ist laut Kreiß eher der mephistophelische „Geist, der stets verneint“ und zu allem Unglück auch noch eine Kraft besitzt, die im Gegensatz zu Goethes Zeilen, stets das Gute will, jedoch das Böse schafft.

Auch wenn sich diese Art von kunstvoller Lyrik noch so schön anhört, im Gespräch wird Klartext gesprochen. Die Situation heute: wahrscheinlich stehen wir kurz vor einem großen Crash, wenige multinationale Konzerne entscheiden, was wir essen, trinken oder kaufen können. Viel zu ernst also, um all das ausschließlich in Metaphern zu packen.

Auf diesem 90-minütigen Streifzug durch die Geschichte und die Entwicklungsstufen des Finanzmarktes, kommen wir vorbei am „Erfolgskonzept“ Krieg, landen aber letztendlich bei alternativen Denkweisen und einem spannenden Ausgleichsmechanismus, der Reichen wie Armen gleichermaßen nützt.

Ist die „unsichtbare Hand“ nämlich nicht auffindbar, müssen wir eben selbst Hand anlegen. Ein erster Schritt auf diesem Weg das Buch von Christian Kreiß „Das Mephisto-Prinzip in unserer Wirtschaft“ – völlig antikapitalistisch, nämlich kostenlos.

Hier der Link zur Website „Menschengerechte Wirtschaft“: https://menschengerechtewirtschaft.de/

Klicken. Lesen. Anders machen. Und ab geht es in eine lebenswerte Zukunft für uns alle.

Inhaltsübersicht:

0:04:59 Zinsgegner Martin Luther

0:17:22 Der ökonomische Zeitgeist

0:26:53 Die unsichtbare Hand des Marktes

0:39:16 Wohin geht das Geld?

0:46:32 „Erfolgskonzept“ Krieg

0:56:00 Über eine Krise zu alternativen Denkweisen

1:06:56 Bankenkrisen,

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Christian Morals and Values Shaping the Future of the Russian World

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17-03-19 01:57:00,

While much of American and Western media dismiss him as an authoritarian and reactionary, a throwback, Putin may be seeing the future with more clarity than Americans still caught up in a Cold War paradigm

This article originally appeared at The Carnegie Council

Nicolai N. Petro is professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island. This paper was presented at the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) seminar on Russia in Koenigswinter, Germany, February 15-18, 2015. CIOR is one of the “independent” advisory bodies to the Military Committee of NATO.

Abstract

For many analysts the term Russky mir, or Russian World, epitomizes an expansionist and messianic Russian foreign policy, the perverse intersection of the interests of the Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Little noted is that the term actually means something quite different for each party. For the state it is a tool for expanding Russia’s cultural and political influence, while for the Russian Orthodox Church it is a spiritual concept, a reminder that through the baptism of Rus, God consecrated these people to the task of building a Holy Rus.

The close symphonic relationship between the Orthodox Church and state in Russia thus provides Russian foreign policy with a definable moral framework, one that, given its popularity, is likely to continue to shape the country’s policies well into the future.

“For us the rebirth of Russia is inextricably tied, first of all, with spiritual rebirth . . .and if Russia is the largest Orthodox power [pravoslavnaya dershava], then Greece and Athos are its source.”Vladimir Putin during a state visit to Mount Athos, September 2005.

Foreign policy is about interests and values. But while Russia’s interests are widely debated, her values are often overlooked, or treated simplistically as the antithesis of Western values.

But, as Professor Andrei Tsygankov points out in his book Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin, Russia’s relations with the West go through cycles that reflect its notion of honor. By honor he means the basic moral principles that are popularly cited within a culture as the reason for its existence,

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