Posts from the ‘World People’ Category

Pic of the day : Peace ! ……

That’s the way i like it !

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Breaking: Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton discuss Ukraine over the phone ……

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Officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to the ousted President Viktor Yanukovich have hacked phones of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and leaked their conversation to the web. The officials discuss their impressions of what’s happening in the country after the revolution. The gist of it is that Ukrainian people have no trust in any of the leaders of Maidan.
However the most striking thing of all is the fact which concerns the use of force during the revolution, particularly the snipers who killed both protesters and officers of the riot police. Mr. Paet reveals astonishing information (at 8.20 min.) which confirms the rumours that the snipers were employed by the leaders of Maidan.

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Pic of the day : There is still some good in us ……

via @twitter

fawn rescued by boy from flood waters .

 

meanwhile in Denmark …..

full RT post here

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telling the truth and its terrible consequences……..

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Kinda my top 5 Whistleblowers List

(note : names are links to persons Wiki page)

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Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu in 2009a lonely warrior of truth

18 years in Jail for exposing the Israeli Nukes program at Dimona .

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Susan Lindauer

https://i0.wp.com/previous.presstv.ir/photo/20131025/331137_Susan%20Lindauer.jpgfighting uphill for 9/11 truth

A former CIA asset who claims that parts of the US Government did had foreknowledge about the 9/11 attacks .

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Julian Assange / Chelsea Manning

Julian Assange cropped (Norway, March 2010).jpgThe Wikileaker

photographSoldier with a concience

Deprived of his social life, J. Assange is in hiding from Uk and Swedish Authorities in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 3 whole years now .

Pvt. Manning got sentenced to a total of 35 years for handling over things like the video below .

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Dimitri Khalezov

a logical 3. truth on 9/11

Currently in hiding, D. Khalezov 9/11 Truther and former Soviet nuclear military asset explains us how 180 000 tons of steel can be transformed (in just 12 seconds) into microscopic dust + more .

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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden-2.jpgGodfather of leaks and burglar for truth ?

NSA, Prism, spying . you name it .

seems like Edward and his Collaborators are the Persons of the hour .

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Ripe for rebellion? ………

Where protest is likeliest to break out

 

 

From anti-austerity movements to middle-class revolts, in rich countries and in poor, social unrest has been on the rise around the world. The reasons for the protests vary. Some are direct responses to economic distress (in Greece and Spain, for example). Others are revolts against dictatorship (especially in the Middle East). A number also express the aspirations of new middle classes in fast-growing emerging markets (whether in Turkey or Brazil). But they share some underlying features.

The common backdrop is the 2008-09 financial crisis and its aftermath. Economic distress is almost a necessary condition for serious social or political instability, but it is not a sufficient one. Declines in income and high unemployment are not always followed by unrest. Only when economic trouble is accompanied by other elements of vulnerability is there a high risk of instability. Such factors include wide income-inequality, poor government, low levels of social provision, ethnic tensions and a history of unrest. Of particular importance in sparking unrest in recent times appears to have been an erosion of trust in governments and institutions: a crisis of democracy.

Trust has been in secular decline throughout the rich world since the 1970s. This trend accelerated and spread after the collapse of communism in 1989. And as opinion polls have documented, it has sped up again since the 2008–09 financial crisis.

65 countries will be at a high or very high risk

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist, measures the risk of social unrest in 150 countries around the world. It places a heavy emphasis on institutional and political weaknesses. And recent developments have indeed revealed a deep sense of popular dissatisfaction with political elites and institutions in many emerging markets.

The protesters in Turkey in 2013, for example, were dissatisfied with some abrupt decisions by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. In Bulgaria, what started off as protests against higher electricity bills turned into generalised anti-government demonstrations complaining of corruption—and led to the fall of the government. Protests have continued.

What to expect in 2014? The recession is now over or has eased in much of the world. Yet political reactions to economic distress have historically come with a lag. Austerity is still on the agenda in 2014 in many countries and this will fuel social unrest.

Restlessness on the rise

According to the EIU’s ratings, 65 countries (43% of the 150) will be at a high or very high risk of social unrest in 2014. For 54 countries the risk of instability is medium and for the remaining 31 countries it is low or very low. Compared with five years ago, 19 more countries are now in the high-risk categories.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA), southern Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are well represented in the high-risk categories: 12 out of 18 MENA states, six of the seven Balkan countries, eight out of the 12 CIS states, five out of six southern European ones. More than 40% of the countries in eastern Europe are in the high-risk categories. This region was hit hard by the financial crisis and also has many of the underlying characteristics associated with unrest. Unsurprisingly, many high-risk countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. But there are also some in Latin America and Asia—including the world’s largest and most successful emerging market, China, where the authorities are perennially nervous about the risk of mass protests.

 

Laza Kekic: director, country forecasting services, Economist Intelligence Unit

 

How England’s royals descend from Andalus ……

How England’s royals descend from Andalus

How England’s royals descend from Andalus
A report reveals that how the descendants of Zaida of Seville, an Andalusian princess, found their way into Buckingham Palace.

Ertan Karpazli / World Bulletin

On July 22, 2013, the entire world tuned-in to witness the birth of a new heir to the English crown, George Alexander Louis, otherwise known as Prince George of Cambridge. As the first-born son of Prince William and Princess Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he is the third in line to the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William, and thus the continuation of the House of Windsor.

Although English royal family no longer plays a direct role in running the kingdom’s affairs, it is one of the oldest, wealthiest and most influential royal families in the world, and genetically connected to a much wider network of European royalty that has survived since the medieval ages. Until 1917, the House of Windsor used their original name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, indicating their Germanic roots, but as a result of the First World War against Germany, they decided to change their name to Windsor.

In fact, most of Europe’s royal families – including those of Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Austria and Spain – trace their bloodlines back to one another, and often find commonalities in the Catholic conquerors of the Iberian Peninsula (present-day Spain and Portugal), who brought an end to 900 years of Islamic civilization in Europe and expelled its Muslim and Jewish populations in the 15th and 16th centuries.

What is interesting is that as of Prince William, the forthcoming line of English kings and queens will trace their ancestry back to the Muslim Arabs who ruled the Iberian Peninsula between the 8th and 15th centuries, thanks to a certain woman known simply as Zaida of Seville.

Zaida of Seville was a Morisco (a Muslim who was forced to convert to Catholicism to escape persecution) who was born in the late 11th century in what is now southern Spain. There is a slight discrepancy regarding her identity. Some historians say that she was the daughter-in-law of Muhammad al-Mu’tamid, who was the king of Cordoba, while other historians say that she was in fact his daughter and therefore a princess of the Abbadid dynasty, which claimed lineage to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Others say that she was not the wife, but the concubine of Al-Ma’mun, the king’s son, who bore him two sons of his own.

Nonetheless, when the Almoravids, a Berber dynasty from Morocco, invaded southern Spain in 1091, Al-Ma’mun was killed and Zaida was captured. After escaping captivity, she fled to Seville. However, Seville also fell to the Almoravids, so she had no choice but to seek refuge with the Catholic king of Castile, Alfonso VI, in northern Spain.

Alfonso VI took Zaida into his palace and made her his concubine. At some point, she converted to Catholicism and took on the name Isabel (Elizabeth). Alfonso VI was recorded to have had a number of children but only one surviving son, Sancho, who was known to be the son of Zaida. He also had surviving daughters, two of whom by the names of Sancha and Elvira may or may not have been Zaida’s children, as there is a discrepancy as to whether or not they are hers or in fact the daughters of a later wife by the same adopted name.

Sancho died when he was just 14 or 15 years old in 1108 during the Battle of Ucles, so the crown was passed onto his half-sister Urraca. However, if in fact Sancha and Elvira were Zaida’s children, her lineage continued through them. Zaida’s supposed daughter Elvira married Roger II of Sicily. As for Sancha, she was married to Rodrigo Gonzalez de Lara of Castile.

Through two hundred years of Sancha’s descendants, Princess Isabella of Castile (1355-1392), who was the daughter of King Peter of Castile, married Prince Edmund of Langley, who was the Duke of York and son of England’s King Edward III. According to the family tree records of the late Princess Diana, she is linked to the descendants of Isabella Castile via Lettice Shirley (1619-1655), who married the 7th Earl of Clanricarde, William Burke. This makes Princess Diana’s son Prince William, and grandson Prince George, direct descendants of Zaida of Seville, meaning that the future kings of England trace their ancestry back to the Andalusian Muslims.

Another report in The Local suggests that Princess Diana and her offspring also descend from Zaida via another ancestor, the French Queen Marie de’ Medici (1575-1642), who was also a known descendant of Alfonso VI of Castile, although the report makes no explanation as to how exactly she was linked to Zaida.

Many historians have attempted to deny that Zaida ever took on the name Isabel, whereas others have claimed that she was not an Arab princess, but rather the daughter of King Louis VI of France, although chronologically speaking this is impossible. Although she was originally buried in Sahagun, her remains, along with her tombstone, were later moved to Leon in an attempt to cover up her existence. However, her grave is still found in Leon where the inscription on her tombstone reads in Latin, “H.R. Regina Elisabeth, uxor regis Adefonsi, filia Benabet Regis Sevillae, quae prius Zaida, fuit vocata”, meaning “here lies Queen Elizabeth, wife of King Alfonso, daughter of Aben-abeth, king of Seville; previously called Zaida”.

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won’t See In The MSM ……..

http://www.buzzfeed.com

The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.

Pic : Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

7. On the U.S. war with Iraq:

“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”

6. On Israel:

“Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.”

5. On the U.S. war with Iraq:

“All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.”

4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution:

“From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a source of
inspiration to all freedom-loving people. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orquestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution. … Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.”

3. Mandela on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, his longtime supporter:

“It is our duty to give support to the brother leader … especially in regards to the sanctions which are not hitting just him, they are hitting the ordinary masses of the people … our African brothers and sisters.”

2. On the U.S. preparing to invade Iraq in a 2002 interview with Newsweek:

“If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.”

1. On a Palestinian state:

 

“The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”

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