September 16, 2014

The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification


Wikipedia: 
Metropolitan Jonah (born James Paffhausen Jr., October 20, 1959) is an American Orthodox retired bishop who served as the primate[1] of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) with the title The Most Blessed Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada from his election on November 12, 2008 until his resignation on July 7, 2012. Metropolitan Jonah was the first convert to the Orthodox faith to have been elected as the Primate of the OCA.
Title: The Spiritual Process: Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah On Dispassion, Illumination and Deification. Source: Misha Kolitwenzew. Date Published: December 18, 2012. Description:
He speaks about how to reach Dispassion, Illumination and Deification, and how to be aware of the Presence of Christ. This teaching goes very deep and really can only be understood by experience.

U.S. Forming A Coalition And Building An Army In Saudi Arabia To Defeat ISIS Is Like A Pimp Getting Rid of Prostitution In A Whorehouse


Let's remember one thing as the Obama war machine gears up to attack Syria based on the pretext of fighting the terrorist group ISIS. As so many great commentators have pointed out over the years, from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to Aaron Russo (RIP), the war on terror is, always has been, and always will be a racket.

The U.S. wants to police the Middle East until the end of time, and pose as tough-on-crime, but in order to sell that to the world they first have to create the crime. And ISIS is pretty good at that.

Mainstream voices who highlight the danger posed by ISIS in the fall of 2014---after the group took over cities in Iraq one after the other----where were they in 2013, 2012, and 2011, when so many in the global alternative media pointed out that the Syrian opposition was made up mostly of Jihadist terrorists? They were silent, and their silence partly explains why ISIS was able to grow under the radar to the potent force it is today.

The mainstream media, stations like CNN and Al Jazeera, protected ISIS and gave them the cloak of invisibility. They aided ISIS. Let's never forget that, and endlessly repeat it, because our memories are not short, despite what the criminal U.S. government would have us believe.

ISIS should've and could've been easily stopped in 2011 and 2012 if the mainstream media hadn't demonized Assad and instead reported events in Syria more truthfully. But it's a totally different ball game now.

War is the drug that has made ISIS powerful and strong, just as it made Israel strong after 1967, and America the world empire after 1945. ISIS wants war against America because it will attract even more radicals to its cause, and make it even more powerful.

Was the mainstream media unaware and uniformed about ISIS's brutality and barbarism in 2011 and 2012, when they were being pitched as the Free Syrian Army?

Of course not.

The CIA, who run the mainstream media, are pimps who allowed their ISIS whores to have fun in Syria, destroying its cities, churches, factories, hospitals, and schools. But all of a sudden they took off their pimp hat and put on their police cap.

Now they expect us to believe that they will get rid of them by helping to build a more "moderate" army in Saudi Arabia. This plan is ludicrous, and to make it worse they held their anti-ISIS conference in Paris of all places. France's leaders have supported ISIS in Syria against Assad along with the U.S. so they should be the last ones to lead an anti-ISIS campaign.

Marine Le Pen, president of the Front National, a political party in France, put it nicely in a speech made exactly one year ago, on September 15, 2013:
"All of America's international policies entail the arming green fascism. I'm referring to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Both countries support international jihadists, feeding them with money, weapons. They support terror and war, not only in Syria but also in North Africa, in Afghanistan, or yesterday in Libya. And France, America's mistress, became the prostitute of these obese Emirs."
It's not just France. Germany also has its hands in Qatar's purse.

Video Title: Marine Le Pen: France is a Prostitute of Obese Emirs. Source: Monitor Mideast. Date Published: September 21, 2013. Description:
On September 15, 2013, Marine Le Pen slammed President Hollande and declared that after being America's mistress, France is now a prostitute of fat Arab Emirs from the Persian Gulf.

September 15, 2014

U.S. and ISIS Are Set To Deal The Death Blow To The Assad Regime

Forget ISIS, this is the true face of terror.

Both the United States and the Islamic State of Israel and the States seek to overthrow the Syrian government. So far they have been unsuccessful, but, as they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Persistence and patience are what ultimately lead to victory.

And just because ISIS beheaded a few American and British nationals that doesn't make them strategic enemies of their criminal governments. Journalists and aid workers are expendable assets for evil  agencies such as the CIA, MI6, and Mossad. They use them up and spit them out. That's how all authoritarian regimes do things.

In the fantasy media universe, the U.S. and ISIS are indeed bitter enemies, just as the U.S. and Al-Qaeda were supposedly after the false flag 9/11 attacks, but on the ground, in the war zones, where action matters and talk is meaningless, the U.S. government has been allied with ISIS against the Syrian government for over three years. And no amount of boisterous rhetoric and fancy footwork around the facts from President Obama can erase that history.

Obama is a clever son of a bitch. He is twisting reality and turning logic on its head by saying that Assad would be committing aggression against American forces, who are set to attack ISIS positions in Syrian territory, if he defends his sovereign country against their attacks.

U.S. planes do not have the permission of the Syrian government or Syrian people to be in the country, so it is obvious they are the uninvited aggressors. Obama somehow believes the world will buy his fairytale that Assad is the aggressor and not him. But people are not as gullible as Obama and the criminal U.S. government thinks.

Whether or not U.S. planes will actually hit ISIS in Syria remains to be seen, but in such an ambiguous and shifty war, military objectives can change really quickly. Obama will probably change priorities midstream, ordering U.S. planes to direct their firepower towards the Syrian army and leaving ISIS alone to consolidate more territory on the ground.

Obama has already created the justification in his own mind that he is in the right and Assad is in the wrong. He has taken diplomacy and peace off the table.

For Obama and the utterly demonic U.S. government, ISIS is a media distraction in the airwaves, and a useful nuisance on the ground. They don't care if they gain more support as a result of their intervention because their real target has always been Assad and the Syrian government.

After they take down Assad, Israel will get the go-ahead to attack southern Lebanon and finish off Hezbollah. They have already employed ISIS to soften up the Lebanese army, tie down Hezbollah in areas away from the immediate vicinity of Israel, and restart the civil war in Lebanon.

II.

An excerpt from, "The New "Regime Change" Plan - Attack Damascus From The South" by 'b' of Moon of Alabama, September 15, 2014:
The U.S. military in the joint Arab-American operations room for the Syrian insurgency in Amman Jordan may well plan to use the murky new "war on ISIS" as pretext for attacks on the Syrian army divisions protecting Damascus from the south. Coordinated with a ground attack by Jabhat al-Nusra and others from Quneitra such air attacks would seriously degrade the Syrian forces and enable a destructive push into Damascus.

(update) Obama already announced the escalation path for such air attacks:
He made clear the intricacy of the situation, though, as he contemplated the possibility that Mr. Assad might order his forces to fire at American planes entering Syrian airspace. If he dared to do that, Mr. Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system, which he noted would be easier than striking ISIS because its locations are better known. He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.
The stampede to attack ISIS may have been pure maskirovka to hide this violent regime change attack plan against Syria under some "anti-terrorism" label. This at the same time as the plan is coordinated with and actively supported by Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and made possible through truce agreements with ISIS.
An excerpt from, "Hillary Mann Leverett On Obama, The Islamic State, And America's Never-ending War In The Middle East" by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, September 13, 2014:
"Obama’s speech on the Islamic State provides damning testimony as to how little he has done to challenge the foreign policy orthodoxies embodied in the “bipartisan commitment to dominance” described by Hillary. In his initial presidential campaign, Obama seemed, to some extent, to run against those orthodoxies, which have done so much to weaken America’s international position since it came out of the Cold War as the most powerful state in history. Now, the public presentation of his Islamic State “strategy” makes all too clear just how thoroughly Obama has embraced them." 
An excerpt from, "Obama: If Assad Defends Against US Attack, US Will Attack" by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post, September 15, 2014:
In the end, Barack Obama's statements of aggression and duplicity should come as no surprise to informed observers. The Western-backed terrorist organization known as ISIS is being used as an excuse to continue American Imperialism in the Middle East and to justify a military strike on Syria.

September 14, 2014

The Real News: Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found

"Haha, we sure fooled them stupid suckers good, didn't we Barack?" "Yes we did, Mr. President, yes we did."

Former President George W. Bush on the non-existent WMDs in Iraq after invading the country:
"A slide showed Mr Bush in the Oval office, leaning to look under a piece of furniture. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be here somewhere," he told the audience, drawing applause.

Another slide showed him peering into another part of the office, "Nope, no weapons over there," he said, laughing. "Maybe under here," he said, as a third slide was shown." ("Bush jokes about search for WMD, but it's no laughing matter for critics" The Guardian, March 26, 2004).
President Barack Obama on the non-existent FSA in Syria after invading the country:
"A slide showed Mr Obama in the Oval office, leaning to look under a piece of furniture. "Those Syrian moderate rebels have got to be here somewhere," he told the audience, drawing applause.

Another slide showed him peering into another part of the office, "Nope, no FSA over there," he said, laughing. "Maybe under here," he said, as a third slide was shown."
Video Title: Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found. Source: The Real News. Date Published: September 14, 2014. Description:
Author & Journalist Patrick Cockburn explains the different factions in Syria and why defeating ISIS should start with ending the war in Syria
An excerpt from the interview (Source):
"DESVARIEUX: Yeah. So, for you, Patrick, what do you see as a solution?

COCKBURN: I think the most important thing to do is to try and bring the war in Syria to an end by a ceasefire or some other means. What's destabilized Iraq was the uprising in Syria. Iraq was pretty bad. The prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, was extremely corrupt, [incompr.] but it was beginning to stabilize in 2011. What destabilized it was the war in Syria, the uprising of the Sunni Arabs there that affected the Sunni Arab minority in Iraq. And I remember Iraqi politicians saying to me over the last couple of years, if this war goes on in Syria, that's it for us. It's going to destabilize Iraq. It's going to restart the Civil War here. And they were dead right.
But I said, well, what's the reception in Washington or London or wherever abroad when you mention this? And they said, we're just not being taken seriously."

Regime Change In Syria Has Been A Bust So Far, But Suicidal U.S. Empire Will Risk Destruction of Entire Region To Achieve Its Criminal Aims

President Obama is planning to invade Syria, a country that has never attacked America, under the pretext of fighting the CIA-sponsored terrorist group ISIS.
"President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports.

If Assad's troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, "Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system," Baker reports. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account."" - Michael B. Kelley, "Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow" Business Insider, September 14, 2014.
"The missing element in the Obama plan is the creation of the framework for new peace negotiations between Mr Assad’s government and the moderate opposition such as it is. The Geneva 11 talks got nowhere because Washington insisted that the only topic of negotiations should be the departure of Mr Assad. Since he controlled most of Syria this was not going to happen, so in practice US and British policy was a recipe for an endless war." - Patrick Cockburn, "The Impossible War" The Unz Review, September 11, 2014.
One of the most disturbing talking points coming out of Washington since President Obama made his speech on Wednesday about ISIS is that the defeat of the transnational terrorist group will not be possible without first removing Assad from power and destroying the popular government in Damascus. This type of thinking is delusional.

The anti-Assad fetish has clouded the minds of otherwise rational people, who have lost the ability to analyze the war in Syria soberly and honestly. They don't have an answer to this question: how does destroying the army that is battling ISIS most successfully in Syria contribute to the defeat of ISIS?

ISIS will only grow more powerful if Washington attacks Syria's air defense system and moves forward with its delusional and criminal regime change policy. And, at the end of the day, that is exactly what the evil snakes in Washington want to happen.

Former Egyptian Interior Minister: We Gave CIA Early Warning about 9/11

Title: Former Egyptian Interior Minister: We Gave CIA Early Warning about 9/11. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: September 14, 2014.

"I told him [Mubarak] that we had warned the CIA, and he said that he would tell them. The CIA told Bush that they had received no warning about the attack, but Mubarak insisted that we had warned them. Finally, they admitted that it was true, but said the warning hadn't been in writing." The CIA, always one for following official bureaucratic procedure.

September 13, 2014

[September 2013] Nusra Front Suicide Bomber: We Will Avenge Osama bin Laden if the Americans Come to Syria

On Wednesday, September 10, President Obama said he would expand U.S. airstrikes against ISIS (the Islamic State) and hit them in Syria.

Video Title: Nusra Front Suicide Bomber: We Will Avenge Osama bin Laden if the Americans Come to Syria. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: September 21, 2013. Description:
This footage is taken from a longer video showing al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) invasion of the ancient and mostly Christian town of Maaloula, the world's only town where Aramaic is still spoken by its inhabitants. The suicide bomber, Abu Musaab, is seen sending a message prior to his "martyrdom" at the gate of the town, stating that they will do the same thing to Americans if they come to Syria to avenge the death of their Sheikh (leader) Osama bin Laden. It is worthy to mention that the invasion of Maaloula was a joint operation between Jabhat al-Nusra and John McCain's moderate "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) brigade called 'Bab Amr Revolutionaries'.