Archive for February, 2015

What ISIS Really Wants

February 18, 2015

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

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http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/

“It is time for people of good will from every faith, culture and nation to recognise that a terrible danger threatens humanity. We must set aside the partisan bickering between nations and join together to confront the grave danger that lies before us. “

the words of Abdurahman Wahid, former President of Indonesia

from  https://defeatterrorism.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/it-is-time-for-people-of-good-will-from-every-faith-culture-and-nation-to-recognise-that-a-terrible-danger-threatens-humanity/

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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke

Syria (by Rodrigo Abd)

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We must help, but on our terms: Thoughts on how to combat and defeat Isis by Kerre McIvor, New Zealand Herald columnist…

February 9, 2015

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

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Thoughts on how to combat and defeat Isis by Kerre McIvor, New Zealand Herald columnist…

… I have no problem in supporting action against Isis.

The issue is what form that action takes. Don’t think the war is going to be won on the ground. Maybe, just maybe, the military coalition of 20-odd countries who have been asked to train the Iraqi forces so they can rout Isis will do such a brilliant job that it will be expunged from the planet and consigned to the history books. But I doubt it.

There needs to be a multi-pronged attack. Cutting off the funding for the terrorist group should be the priority.

Wealthy individuals in Qatar and Saudi Arabia are funnelling huge amounts of money into Isis and they need to be stopped. Sanctions need to be imposed on countries that are tacit supporters of Isis or that have…

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“Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.”

February 5, 2015

“Faith walks up the stairs that have built a window that hope opened.”
– great writing by Charles Spurgeon

Inspirational videos

“Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.”

– powerful and inspiring words from Alan Paton,  South African writer and humanitarian and author of the greatly moving book Cry the Beloved Country (1948)

from  https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/tag/south-africa/ and http://www.amazon.com/The-Awakening-Savuka-New-Dawn-ebook/dp/B006RM67ZM

from http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com and http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

 

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How to Defeat an Ideology?

February 4, 2015

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

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picture from   https://craiglock.wordpress.com/

Just sharing a few thoughts I had last night…

NO one strategy (especially the military one on its own) will work and only a multi-pronged strategy by nearly all nations will eventually win this new war on terror,

An idea! The snake must be cut off at the head to stop what feeds it,, ie. the in-flow of money which sustains this terrorism and terrible violence. The petrol we use in our car may perhaps have even been bought by our country (indirectly) from ISIS? However, with all all our technology available today, there  MUST be a way to trace the sources, then to stop the flow of oil proceeds and arms sales from the military-industrial complex. World leaders agreeing to drastically cut arms making, exporting and selling will be one step towards a more peaceful world..

And each ONE of us can play a part…

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