Archive for September, 2015

Putin Finally speaks His Mind

Violence instead of democracy: Putin slams ‘policies of exceptionalism and impunity’ in UN speech

Published time: 28 Sep, 2015 16:16Edited time: 29 Sep, 2015 01:06

Address at UN


Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015. © Mike Segar / Reuters

The export of so-called ‘democratic’ revolutions has continued, but has unleashed poverty and violence instead of the triumph of democracy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing the UN General Assembly.

Attempts to push for changes in other countries based on ideological preferences have led to “tragic consequences and degradation rather than progress,” said Putin in his speech to world leaders and policy makers gathered at the UN General Assembly’s anniversary 70th session in New York on Monday.

“We should all remember what our past has taught us,” Putin said. “We, for instance, remember examples from the history of the Soviet Union.”

It seems however that some are not learning from others’ mistakes, but keep repeating them, he said, adding that “the export of so-called ‘democratic’ revolutions continues.”

“I cannot help asking those who have caused this situation: Do you realize now what you have done?” he asked. “But I am afraid the question will hang in the air, because policies based on self-confidence and belief in one’s exceptionality and impunity have never been abandoned.”

He cited the example of revolutions in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where people have wished for change. However, instead of reforms and the triumph of democracy and progress “we’ve got violence, poverty and social disaster, and human rights, including the right to life, to which no weight is given.”

“Rather than bringing about reforms, aggressive foreign interference has resulted in the brazen destruction of national institutions and the lifestyle itself,” he said.

A single center of domination emerged in the world after the Cold War era ended, Putin stated. Those who were at the “top of this pyramid” were tempted to think that “if they were so strong and exceptional, they knew what to do better than others.”

“Therefore they do not have to reckon with the UN, which instead of automatically authorizing, legitimizing the necessary decisions often creates obstacles or in other words ‘stands in the way’.”

Russia believes that attempts to undermine the authority and legitimacy of the United Nations are “extremely dangerous” and could lead to the collapse of the entire system of international relations, the Russian President said. Speaking to the world leaders and policymakers gathered before him, he urged for unity in the further development of the UN.

‘Stop playing games with terrorists, join under UN against ISIS’

Power vacuums in the Middle East or regions of North Africa have led to the emergence of lawless areas which immediately started to be filled with extremists and terrorists, Putin said.

Islamic State militants (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), who gained a foothold in Iraq and Syria, are now seeking to dominate the whole of the Islamic world, he said.

“[Islamic State] ranks include former Iraqi servicemen who were thrown onto the street after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Many recruits also come from Libya – a country whose statehood has been destroyed as a result of gross violations of UNSC resolution 1973.”

Some of the extremists have defected from the ‘moderate’ opposition in Syria, which has been supported by some Western states, he stressed.

“First, they are armed and trained and then they defect to the so-called Islamic State. Besides, the Islamic State did not just come from nowhere. It was also initially forged as a tool against undesirable secular regimes,” he explained.

He described it as “hypocritical and irresponsible” to turn a blind eye to the channels through which terrorists are financed while making declarations about their threat to the whole world.

“We believe that any attempts to play games with terrorists, let alone arm them, is not only short-sighted, but ‘fire hazardous.’ This may result in a global terrorist threat increasing dramatically and engulfing new regions of the world,” he said.

IS trains militants from many nations, including Europe, and Russia is not an exception, he said. Putin urged for cooperation with Syrian government forces fighting terrorists on the ground.

“We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face,” he said.

“We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and Kurdish militia are truly fighting Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria,” he added.

Russia has been providing military-technical assistance to Iraq, Syria and other states who lead the fight against terrorism in the region, he noted.

Putin proposed the joining of efforts and the creation of a broad international coalition against terrorism. He proposed discussions at the UNSC about a resolution aimed at coordinating forces to confront IS and other terrorist organizations, based on the principles of the UN Charter.

‘Final solution to refugee crisis is recovery of Middle East’

If a comprehensive strategy of political and economic stabilization of crisis-struck countries is developed, then there will be a hope of tackling the problem of the refugee crisis, Putin stated.

“The flow of people who were forced to leave their homeland has literally flooded the neighboring countries and then Europe,” he said calling it a “new painful migration of peoples.”

He stressed that the fundamental solution to the refugee crisis is rooted in restoring statehood where it has been destroyed, strengthening government institutions where they are weak and providing comprehensive assistance to the peoples’ countries of origin.

‘Ukraine’s territorial integrity cannot be ensured by arms’

Cold War thinking and the desire to explore new geopolitical areas are still present among some in the international community, said Putin.

“First they continued their policy of expanding NATO,” he said. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, “they offered post-Soviet countries a false choice – either to be with the West or with the East. Sooner or later the logic of confrontation was bound to spark off a grave geopolitical crisis. This is exactly what happened in Ukraine where the discontent of the population with the current authorities was used and a military coup was orchestrated from the outside that triggered civil war as a result.”

Putin once again called for the full implementation of the Minsk accords brokered by the Normandy Four in February. He said that the accords will guarantee Ukraine’s development “as a civilized state.”

“Ukraine’s territorial integrity cannot be ensured by threats and the force of arms. What is needed is the genuine consideration of the interests and rights of people in the Donbass region, [and] respect for their choice.”


Man of the Hour

Of all the Heads of State to speak at the United nations,

President Of Russia, Vladimir Putin, was the much-awaited.

The contents of his speech was nothing to be surprised about.

He blamed some people, whom we know, about starting

the crisis in Ukraine and the Middle East.

putin faces the press102

Syrian Gambit.mp4

Putin faces the Press.mp4

Putin on the Middle East.mp4

Putin on Syria.mp4

Putin Saddles Up His Cavalry

With the dismal failure of the American coalition

to handle the ISIS threat,

Putin orders his army to saddle up

and head for the intended base

at Syria.

The President of Russia, which has been maligned,

and bashed, sanctioned and ostracized by the G7,

falsely accused and maltreated by the press,

has now been subtlely requested to help

with the ISIs problem.

Putin is, of course, coming in as commander

of his own coalition,

not to be answerable to any other commander.

The legitimate government of Assad

which is actually fighting ISIS,

has been long under

the attempted regime change by the US.

Rebels were armed to topple Assad’s regime.

 Assad is falsely accused

of killing his own people and brutalizing his countrymen.

Assad has been duly re-elected by his people

and is ruling a properly installed parliamentary government.

To defeat the Isis,

the US must do away with its paranoia

against despots and stop arming people

to effect a regime change.

Hasn’t America done enough already to mess up the Middle East?

The much-vaunted NATO forces has not lifted a finger to stop ISIS.

It has to take their much-feared boogeyman that is Putin

to saddle up and confront the ISIS!

CHICKEN! (pok-pok-pokok!)

Catholic Standards


Now you’re talking.

This is a crowd.

By Catholic stadards.


And this one

may also be called

another Catholic standard.



Last Mass at Philadelphia

The Creed092


Last Mass1.mp4

The Pope In 3 Words


Try as I may I am unable to describe him in 3 words.

So therefore I will not attempt to describe him.

I will just call him ;

My  kind  of  Pope

Specifying Sex Abuse of Children


Putting it on a clear, specific note:

Catholic priests have taken advantage

of children and abused them sexually.

These children were innocent

and were liable to misinterpret

the lessons  taught by

Catholic teachers.

I will still maintain, though, that these

unfortunate happenings represent

the American problem.

I will also make it clear and specific

whom I am going to blame for these abuses.

I blame the parents.

Where were they when

their children were being

sexually abused?

Why did they let loose their children

to such opportunities of sexual abuse?

And now they revert to the typical

American reparation

of blaming somebody else!

They do not really ask for justice

when they do this.

They are seeking vengeance,

or asking for blood money.

The Family, According to Pope Francis


The Family.mp4

Listen well to his homily on The Family.

it is pastoral, and I took down notes

because I never considered the topic

in the way he did.

I must admit that I have to rewrite my

view on this topic of the family

to conform to his.

It’s a learning process.

Let’s have more of this Pope.

At the Philadelphia basilica


At the Basilica.mp4

The Pope’s Story


The Pope’s story.mp4

I had the notion that this guy possesses

the patronage of the Holy Spirit

and that the first thing that the Holy Spirit did

for him was to make him Pope.

I was mistaken in this,

because the first thing that the Holy Spirit did

for him was to make him a priest.

And the rest is history.

In the Matter of Child Abuse


Child Abuse is not a Catholic problem.

It is an American problem.

Within the rest of the world,

this problem is just but eliminated thru

the elimination of instances that would initiate it,

plus the manner of parenting that is imposed.

But it should  be considered also that accusations

of child abuse by Catholic priests

have come out with intentions of

collecting money from the cases.

it should also be considered that

priests, when ordained,

are not to be simply defrocked.

The American Crowd

From these attached videos can be seen the vast number of people

that came to view the Pope or attend

the proceedings.

It could be observed that the much-vaunted nation,

which is America,

or that country which the pope himself proclaimed

as that country which inspires other countries

to dream

is actually dreaming when they call

this multitude of people

a ‘crowd’

when in reality this constitutes

only a ‘throng”

by Catholic standards.

Now THAT is a crowd.


close to 2 million

with free admission, too.

At The United Nations Assembly


At the UN.mp4

At Madison Square Garden


At Madison square Garden.mp4

At St. Patrick’s

at stpatrick's

At St. Patrick’s.mp4

At Ground Zero

At ground Zero

At ground Zero.mp4

At Congress

As I expected pope francis wowed the Americans

and then bowled them over

in amazement.

Addressing a joint session of Congress,

the Pope did not admonish,

nor exhort,

nor reprimand.

Instead he reminded them of the good things

that they have accomplished

and pointed aout that they can do better.

He alluded to Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Abraham Lincoln and father Thomas Merton,

the last being a Trappist Monk.


At Congress.mp4

I did read some of Father Thomas Merton’s books,

and the quotation that stands out is,

“Thou should not go with the noise

and the business of men.”

Which probably enforces his beliefs of

assuming the silence of a Cistercian Monk.

Notice To Readers

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 to prevent some particular annoying problems.

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to facilitate  handling.

Three Musketeers


Three Musketeers.mp4

Too many Birds!






The Piat of Fope Prancis

To every body’s surprise,

Pope Francis started his U.S. visit

by riding a small Fiat.

The car is not that bad.

In fact I just might get one of those

to replace mine.

A Muslim President?

The question came about

Could a Muslim be president of the US?

I say it depends.

How Muslim is that muslim?

If he is that Muslim who believes that

the only law would be the Shariah Law,

then he is a contradiction.

He could be president if he ignores the

tenets of the Shariah law.

But since the Muslim who ignores

the Shariah law is not a Muslim,

And therefore, the chances are very slim

that a Muslim can be president of the US.

Battle of the CEO’s

With both Trump and  Fiorina on top of the polls,

what is now looming

is a battle for

Chairman of the Board.