One of them was Syriac, the other was Chaldean. The Syriac speaks Arabic but understood my conversation with his comrade in English. The Chaldean is a member of the Kurdistan parliament who speaks in perfect, fluent English. Among the three denominations that constitute one of the oldest Christian communities in Mesopotamia, only a representative of the Assyrian community was not present.Syriacs, Assyrians and Chaldeans are ethnically and linguistically the same people. They take pride in speaking Aramaic, the language Jesus Christ spoke. Generally, they do not like to be asked whether they are Syriac, Assyrian or Chaldean. They insist that they are all the same and that such a question is of a divisive nature.
Nevertheless, I asked and found that one of them is Syriac, belonging to the Orthodox church, and the other one Chaldean, connected to the Vatican.
As Russian interests gradually took control of Uranium One millions of dollars were donated to the Clinton Foundation between 2009 and 2013 from individuals directly connected to the deal including the Chairman of Uranium One, Ian Telfer. Although Mrs Clinton had an agreement with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors to the Clinton Foundation, the contributions from the Chairman of Uranium One were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons.
Among the agencies that eventually signed off the deal was the State Department, then headed by Secretary Clinton. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) comprises, among others, the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Energy.
What the Clinton campaign spokesman failed to disclose, however, was the fact that a few days before sending his rebuttal to the New York Times, Jose Fernandez wrote on the evening of the 17 April 2015 to John Podesta following a phone call from Mr Podesta (Email ID 2053): “John, It was good to talk to you this afternoon, and I appreciate your taking the time to call. As I mentioned, I would like to do all I can to support Secretary Clinton, and would welcome your advice and help in steering me to the right persons in the campaign”.
Five days after this email (22 April 2015), Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon wrote a memo to the New York Times, declaring that “Jose Fernandez has personally attested that ‘Secretary Clinton never intervened with me on any CFIUS matter’,” but Fallon failed to mention that Fernandez was hardly a neutral witness in this case, considering that he had agreed with John Podesta to play a role in the Clinton campaign.
The emails show that the contacts between John Podesta and Jose Fernandez go back to the time of internal Clinton campaign concern about the then-forthcoming book and movie “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer on the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.
In an email dated 29 March 2015 (Email ID 2059), Jose Fernandez writes to Podesta: “Hi John, I trust you are getting a brief rest after a job well done. Thanks no doubt to your recommendation I have joined the CAP [Center for American Progress] board of trustees, which I’m finding extremely rewarding.”
Since it captured Mosul in mid-2014 ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) has fought a losing battle to control information getting into the Iraqi city using radio, cell phones or the Internet. Soon after they drove the Iraqi security forces out of Mosul ISIL promptly seized the many AM and FM radio stations in the city and its suburbs and used them to broadcast ISIL approved information. Since music (live or recorded) was banned in all ISIL controlled territory keeping the Mosul radio stations running mainly served to jam radio stations outside the city from using the same frequencies. In addition ISIL brought in more and more jamming equipment that could go after transmitters outside the city using different frequencies.
The jamming program seemed to succeed at first this was ultimately futile because anti-ISIL Iraqis, especially the Kurds, had the technical skills and the motivation to overcome the ISIL jamming efforts. The Kurds were most successful with that because they had the best troops and could maintain troops closer to the city sooner that than anyone else. The Kurds used their close proximity for Kurdish and Arab Iraqis who were able to build and willing to operate FM radio stations close enough to the city to broadcast. These FM rigs were modified so that the operators could quickly switch to another one of several frequencies (known to listeners in Mosul) and avoid the jamming. Moreover these front line FM stations forced ISIL to install more powerful jammers because FM signals are stronger the closer the broadcast tower is to those tuning in.
ISIL tried to shut down these front line stations via more conventional means and that, so to speak, backfired. The Kurdish troops were able to take advantage of ISIL ground or artillery attacks by being prepared and accurately firing back. This made it very expensive (in terms of casualties and morale) for ISIL to come after these front line transmitters. This was mainly because the Kurds had another edge ISIL was familiar with. Since the early 1990s the Kurds in northern Iraq had access to American air support and aerial surveillance. While ISIL worships the past, they don’t seem to be learning much from it because the Kurds and their American air support took advantage of ISIL inflexibility in Syria (near the Turkish border) at the Kurdish town of Kobane in early 2015. The failure and heavy ISIL losses at Kobane hurt the ISIL reputation for invincibility but did not persuade ISIL leadership to avoid making the same mistake again outside Mosul when they tried to use brute force (masses of ISIL gunmen advancing on the objective) to shut down the troublesome radio stations.
By late 2015 ISIL had figured out that these tempting front line radio stations were basically a trap, to lure ISIL into making attacks they could not win. The failure to shut down this uncensored information encouraged resistance within the city. The radio stations could broadcast the kind of material Iraqis were accustomed to; news, talk shows and music. These stations also provided information on how to get around ISIL Internet and cell phone bans. This was crucial because by late 2015 there were more and more civilians inside Mosul who were willing to risk death (if caught) by sending out information about ISIL activities. This provided accurate target information for air attacks and plans for the offensive that will apparently take the city by the end of 2016. The continued operation of these anti-ISIL radio stations was also bad for ISIL morale because ISIL personnel could also listen to these broadcasts (even though it was forbidden and some ISIL men were executed after they were caught).
Undeterred ISIL continually escalated their efforts to shut down this electronic warfare effort. The problem was ISIL did not have sufficient manpower to do what needed to be done. For example in early 2015 ISIL banned the sale of radios in Mosul, but did not try to confiscate all the AM and FM radios already there, in homes, built into vehicles or battery powered portables. Some cell phones could also be used to listen to FM stations. For that reason ISIL then banned civilians from using cell phones. Again they did not try to confiscate the many (over 300,000) cell phones believed to be in the city. By September 2016 ISIL closed the last seven internet cafes in the city. These were the last places where civilians could legally use the Internet to communicate with areas outside ISIL held territory. After that any civilians caught using the Internet can be executed for espionage. That left the tempting but deadly front line FM radio stations. Many Mosul residents and a growing number of their ISIL oppressors saw this as a sign that the end was near.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Indian Weekender India Correspondent
London: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the West has always ignored India’s warnings on terrorism.
“Despite India’s warnings on terrorism, it took 9/11 for us to wake up,” Blair said in an interview to NDTV news channel aired on Monday.
“I used to say towards the end of prime ministership that we should have listened to India more…we should have watched what’s happening there and taken more account of it.
“It’s for our arrogance, something West is known for, that we didn’t quite understand it and ignored India’s warnings on terrorism,” Blair said.
“Now I realize that it is a global war (against terrorism) and it threatens all.”
Asked if terrorism is rooted in Pakistan, Blair said there is strain of extremism in Islam itself.
“I have many Pakistani friends and I have realized that they (Pakistan) too wants to defeat terrorism,” said Blair.
He further said: “I think it has more to do with the fact that this trend of extremism within Islam. What I learnt from the Indian experience is, you can’t hide away from the fact that this (extremism) is an element within Islam.…it doesn’t express itself as an accepted terrorism but as a narrative of extremism about society, about relations between countries and people of different places.”
“I think fundamental has to be confronted. That fundamental, I am afraid, is present as a strain in the Pakistani society,” said Blair.
(AINA) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured the city of Mosul, Iraq on June 10. Almost immediately thereafter it began to drive Assyrians out of Mosul and destroy Christian and non-Sunni institutions.
There are no Assyrians/Christians remaining in Mosul, all have fled to the north, to Alqosh, Dohuk and other Assyrian villages.
All Christian institutions in Mosul (churches, monasteries and cemeteries), numbering 45, have been destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered (story).
All non-Sunni Muslim groups in Mosul — Shabaks, Yazidis and Turkmen — have been targeted by ISIS. Most have fled.
Water and electricity to the Nineveh Plain have been cut off by ISIS.
Mosul is now governed under Sharia law.
200,000 Assyrian have fled from Baghdede (Qaraqosh), Bartella, Karamles and dozens of Assyrian villages and towns in the Nineveh Plain north of Mosul.
150,000 Yazidis have fled from Sinjar and Zumar. 40,000 trapped on Shingal mountain. Thousands have died from exposure. Thousands have been killed by ISIS.
January 28, 2015: ISIS destroys the walls of ancient Nineveh (story).
September 30, 2014: ISIS selling Iraq’s artifacts in black market (story).
September 16, 2014: ISIS erases Assyrian culture, Christian teachings from schools (story).
September 16, 2014: Kurdish Peshmerga kill top ISIS military commander (story).
September 16, 2014: Kurds retake Christian villages from ISIS (story).
September 16, 2014: Iraq frces, Peshmerga inflict heavy losses on ISIS (story).
September 16, 2014: U.S. airstrikes against ISIS (story).
September 16, 2014: 75% of Assyrians return to their town in North Iraq (story).
September 16, 2014: ISIS orders all Christian, Shiite business assets to be delivered to the Islamic State (story).
September 16, 2014: ISIS using Christian homes in Mosul as factories for explosive devices (story).
September 16, 2014: ISIS using using Yazidis as human shields Against U.S. airstrikes (story).
September 15, 2014: Assyrian delegate calls for safe haven, UN protection for Assyrians and other minorities in Iraq (story).
September 15, 2014: 12 Assyrians who were held by ISIS escape by faking conversion (story).
September 15, 2014: Yazidi member of Iraq’s Parliament calls for arming Yazidis and Assyrians (story).
September 15, 2014: ISIS issues new curriculum in Iraq (story).
September 14, 2014: Some Assyrians who fled their town say they wish to leave Iraq (story).
September 14, 2014: Tens of thousands of Assyrian and Yazidi children at risk in North Iraq (story).
September 13, 2014: Assyrian Bishop testifies on ISIS threat at Senate Human Rights Caucus (story).
September 11, 2014: Five Christian Patriarchs meet with President Obama at the White House (story).
September 11, 2014: US House Hearing focuses on Christian persecution in Iraq (story).
September 10, 2014: Defense of Christians Summit, dedicated to aiding the Christians in north Iraq, was held in Washington (story).
September 8, 2014: U.S. air strikes wipe out Islamic State patrol (story).
September 8, 2014: Kurds pushing ISIS back (story).
September 8, 2014: ISIS forbids the use of Kurdish language in Mosul (story).
September 8, 2014: U.S. launches new airstrikes in Iraq (story).
September 8, 2014: ISIS takes hostage 100 children in Iraq’s Nineveh Province (story).
September 6, 2014: ISIS beats, kills Assyrian man for refusing to convert (story).
September 6, 2014: ISIS detaining large number of residents in Mosul; looting of homes continues; ISIS holding Yazidi women; 25 Christians held by ISIS; Hundreds of Yazidi families held by ISIS; ISIS forcing Yazidi girls to marry its fighters (story).
September 5, 2014: ISIS sexually assaults new recruits (story).
September 4, 2014: Mass executions by ISIS (story).
September 3, 2014: ISIS exuections in Tikrit, Iraq (story).
September 1, 2014: Thousands of Refugees Apply for New Passports in North Iraq (story).
August 31, 2014: Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli (story).
August 30: 850,000 people displaced in 1 Month by ISIS (story).
August 30: Iraq Sunni rebels ready to fight Islamic State (story).
August 29: ISIS Forced Elderly Assyrian Couple to March Out of Baghdede (story).
August 25: ISIS abduct 3 year-old Assyrian girl from fleeing family; 3 starve to death (story).
August 22: Iraq voids real estate sales in ISIS controlled areas (story).
August 21: ISIS loots Assyrian homes, vandalizes churches in Mosul (story).
August 20: Helicopters drop leaflets over Mosul urging residents to fight ISIS (story).
August 20: Five Middle Eastern Patriarchs visit North Iraq in Solidarity with Christians (story).
August 20: Pictures show aftermath of ISIS looting, plundering Assyrian town (story).
August 20: ISIS halt Iraqi offensive to recapture Saddam’s home town (story).
August 19: UN launches new aid effort in north Iraq; Mosul dam recaptured (story).
August 18: ISIS forcefully circumcises Assyrian Christian men in Mosul, sells 700 Yazidi women (story).
August 18: ISIS kills more than 200 Yazidi men in the village of Kojo (story).
August 17: Kurdish militants train hundreds of Yazidis to fight ISIS (story).
August 17: Kurdish forces capture Telsqof, advance towards Mosul Dam (story).
August 14: ISIS orders all former Assyrian church guards to surrender their weapons (story).
August 13: ISIS forces child patients at the cancer hospital in Mosul to hold ISIS flags and then photographed them for propaganda purposes. ISIS completely loots and plunders all homes in the the Assyrian Christian towns of Telsqof and Bashiqa. 100,000 Yazidi refugees are now in the town of Khanak without food, water or shelter (story).
August 11: ISIS orders all families in Mosul to obtain approval before burying their dead. ISIS provides gasoline to Assyrians in Nineveh Plain to facilitate their departure. ISIS continues kidnapping women, with female ISIS members helping (story). Iraqi general says 70% of Yazidis on Mount Sinjar are dead (story).
August 10: Assyrian Refugees From Nineveh Plain in Desperate Need (story).
August 9: ISIS forces all women in Mosul to wear the veil, including the full head cover. ISIS establishes black markets for goods to raise funds. (story).
August 8: Iraqi Parliament passes resolution accusing ISIS of genocide (story).
August 8: ISIS captures Baghdede Bartella and Karamlis and moves north into the Nineveh Plain, causing 200,000 Assyrians to flee their towns and villages (story).
August 7: Assyrian Patriarch Pleads to the United Nations on Crisis in Iraq (story).
August 6: Kurds and ISIS clash outside Baghdede; ISIS begins using Yazidis as human shields; All the Assyrians from the villages of Bartella, Bashiqa, Bahzany, Tel Kepe, Batnaya and Telsqof flee (story).
August 5: ISIS shells assyrian town, 1 killed; Yazidis in desperate state (story).
August 4: Leader of Iraq’s Yazidis issues distress call, appeals for help against ISIS (story).
August 4: Assyrians flee as ISIS approaches Assyrian villages in the Nineveh Plain (story).
August 2: ISIS Captures Yazidi towns, kills 2,000 Yazidis, causes 200,000 to flee (story).
August 2: ISIS loots 8 million dollars from Assyrian farms (story).
July 29: ISIS destroys or occupies all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul (story).
July 25: ISIS destroys the tomb of the Prophet Jonah (story).
July 22: ISIS and Kurds clash near Assyrian town, 2000 Assyrian families driven from Mosul (story).
July 19: ISIS plunders Assyrians as they Flee Mosul; families march 42 miles (story).
July 18: ISIS in Mosul marks Christian homes with the Arabic letter “N” (for the word Nasrani, which means Christian) (story).
July 17: ISIS issues statement ordering Christians to convert or die (story).
July 15: ISIS Stops Rations for Christians and Shiites in Mosul (story).
July 10: ISIS bars women from walking the streets unless accompanied by a male. Nearly all barber shops and womens’ salons are closed (story).
July 8: ISIS Removes Cross From Church in Mosul (story).
July 3: ISIS seizes the house of the Chaldean Patriarchate and the house of Dr. Tobia, a member of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization and an Advisor to the Governor of Nineveh on Minority Affairs and General Coordinator with International Organizations (story).
June 28: ISIS kidnaps two nuns and three Assyrian orphans. They are eventually released (story).
ISIS begins confiscating the homes of Christians and non-Sunni Muslims. ISIS rounds up many of the security agency members of the police and army in Sabrine Mosque and asks them to declare “repentance” and surrender their weapons and other military equipment. After doing so, all of the prisoners are tried and sentenced according to Sharia law and executed. ISIS has prevented delivery of government food rations to Tel Kepe and other areas not under their control (story).
June 26: Kurds Clash With ISIS Near Assyrian Town East of Mosul, forcing nearly 50,000 Assyrians to flee (story).
June 25: ISIS limits water from the plants in Mosul to one hour per day. Residents in surrounding areas are forced to dig wells (story).
June 23: ISIS Rape Christian Mother and Daughter, Kill 4 Christian Women for Not Wearing Veil (story).
June 21: ISIS begins imposing a poll tax (jizya) on Assyrians in Mosul (story), orders unmarried women to ‘Jihad by sex’ (story), destroys the statue of the Virgin Mary at the Immaculate Church of the Highest in the neighborhood of AlShafa in Mosul, as well as the statue of Mullah Osman Al-Musali. Shiite Turkmen in the villages of AlKibba and Shraikhan flee after receiving threats from ISIS. ISIS arrests 25 village elders and young men who are Turkmen in the village of AlShamsiyat; their whereabouts is still unknown. (story) ISIS orders Christian, Yazidis and Shiite government employees not to report for work in Mosul (story).
June 19: ISIS destroys statue of the famous Arab poet Abu Tammam (story).
June 18: ISIS Cuts Off Water, Electricity, Destroys Churches (story).
June 15: Kurds attempt to remove an Assyrian council leader in Alqosh and replace him with a Kurd (story).
June 14: Assyrian, Yezidi and Shabak Villages come under Kurdish Control (story).
June 12: ISIS issues Islamic rules for Mosul (story).
June 10: ISIS captures Mosul, occupies the Assyrian village of Qaraqosh, enters the St. Behnam Monastery (story).
Taken from Saint Matthew 17 - Aramaic Version Teleportation or teletransportation is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.
All humans, born of woman, come into existence for noble purposes.
And after six days,
Jesus took St. Peter, St. James, and his brother St. John to a high mountain by themselves.
In a few moments, Jesus human body started to glow with light from inside until His entire body produced light as bright as the sun. Even His clothes turned white like an orb. At this point they also could see, who they thought to be Moses and Elijah.
St. Peter got so excited he said, to Jesus, “My Lord, it would be wonderful if we could just stay here.
And if you like, I will make us three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
And while St. Peter was still talking, a bright cloud cast its shadow over them. While under the shadow of this bright cloud, the Voice from the cloud said,
“This is my beloved Son, by whom I am fully manifested, to him you will listen.”
The disciples heard with their ears what the Voice said. Immediately, they bowed down and fell on their faces and were extremely afraid.
Jesus came over where they were and touched them.
Jesus said, “Get up, do not be afraid,”
And they raised their eyes and saw no human being, except Jesus.
After they all decide to go down from the mountain, Jesus instructed them, saying, “Tell no human being about this vision, until the Son of Man rises from the dead.”
Written by Mother Datha Dees on January 9, 2013, in a cold, dimly lit room in Pakistan, given to me as I was praying for all of you:
There, all gathered together, eight in total. The faithful family, God has called chosen. Not chosen by their choice, but chosen before the foundation of the world. A patient God, creator of all, careful and uniquely designing each DNA pattern to fit for this time in His plan.
A plan that none suspected, but all have been shaped, to fit together in the puzzle of His Master Plan.
At times, thoughts of weakness seep into the corners of their minds; minds trained and set on Jesus Christ’s plan. It is then, the strength of training and His Words ring clear, “…not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord.”
The family of eight, stands tall and strong, in my eyes today. Weary in their bodies, but strong in their spirits.
Thanks to all eight of you, large and small for not stepping backwards but, with a sure foot, you stepped forward to agree with the “Pull of the Future”. Who “PULLS” you also, is directing you. Do not be afraid, my dear children. You are not alone. The plan is far greater than we can see. Each of you, a major part of His plan.
Be of good cheer, encourage yourself in Christ, and you can face any obstacle that is placed in your path.
It is not you living, alone. Jesus Christ is living in you. Cry a little, for you, must release your pain. Love much and give much to other humans. It is God, alone that is giving the increase.
The increase you will experience cannot be imagined. Most of the increase you will not see. When you stand before God, you stand and every little blessing will become clear.
Take courage, my dear children. The family of eight, whose minds are set on Jesus Christ. Only He is worthy of our praise and of our service to others.
Your sister and brother in another town, are binding together with you, to declare God’s mighty works. In times of weariness, a phone call, or a long drive brings them to you. When they depart your strength will have been renewed.
A different location these two have chosen, but this is also God’s plan. Be strong and full of love, you a family of two. As you contribute your love, finances, time, and energy to the family of eight. God brings His rewards to you in ways not made with hands. The designing of your two souls together has been a work of art. A Master Piece that is admired by all. A life of giving is all He asks. Your unanswered questions are His duty to fulfil. Fulfil, at a time, He chooses is best.
So the family of eight is really a family of ten. Everyone working together in the garden of life. Work the rich soil, my children, that has been given to you. Water the tender plants and tie those plants to sticks, which are too weak to stand alone. Allow the sunlight of God’s love and grace to cause His plants to grow. You all are in charge of a beautiful garden.
Love and Prayers,