Friday, May 29, 2015

Soccer news...

To all my soccer/ football buddies.. I am not sure what to make of this, as the U.S. Government is not in any position to be pointing fingers out who gets paid out... as this appears to be about stopping Russia from hosting the World Cup... (as they must of known all this way back when... )
    But since I do care about the sport... I will look into this!

- The only thing The U.S. Government has at this time is a briefcase called a football - lol

Despite the broad nature of the charges, the case itself arrived at the Justice Department as something of a surprise. The four-year F.B.I. investigation grew out of an unrelated inquiry into aspects of Russian organized crime by the Eurasian Joint Organized Crime Task Force in the F.B.I.’s New York office, according to people with knowledge of the case’s origins. Authorities soon realized the potential scope of an investigation into the sporting world’s most powerful, secretive organization.

Putin on FIFI / US ...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Russia on the move...

Russia is most likely going to invade and take Ukraine this time...

... as the U.S. Can not afford to get into it with all that is happening in the Middle East ... and China

Friday, May 22, 2015

Current movement by ISIS

Last week I posted this dream ... (5/17/15) in which I saw a map and was told it was "Muslims" which I took was movement for control by ISIS ...  The dream happen prior to me hearing any news of them taking Ramadi ...

Postby Gus Who » Sun May 17, 2015 2:57 pm 
I had a dream this morning of a group of Muslim on the move.. Like they jump from city to city...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Palestine and the Pope

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes

Published time: May 13, 2015 16:39 
Edited time: May 13, 2015 19:31 
Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) upon his arrival at the Vatican June 8, 2014. (Reuters/Riccardo De Luca)
Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) upon his arrival at the Vatican June 8, 2014. (Reuters/Riccardo De Luca)
The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region.
The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally signed states the Vatican has switched its diplomatic allegiance from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine. It was finalized days before the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to visit Pope Francis.
Abbas is traveling to the Vatican to attend the canonization of four new saints by the Pope, two of which are Palestinian nuns. The move to grant them sainthood has been described as a "sign of hope" for the region by the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, Vatican Insider reports.
The Vatican has been unofficially referring to the state of Palestine for over a year. Pope Francis visited Israel last year and the Vatican’s official program referred to Abbas as the president of the state of Palestine. During his visit to the Holy Land, he called for peace from both sides.
A spokesman for the Vatican, the Reverend Federico Lombardi confirmed the news saying: "Yes, it's a recognition that the state exists," AP reports.
The decision has brought condemnation from Israel, with the country’s foreign ministry saying it was “disappointed” at the move.
"This move does not promote the peace process and distances the Palestinian leadership from returning to direct and bilateral negotiations," the ministry said in a text message, AP reported. "Israel will study the agreement and will consider its steps accordingly."
Vatican Foreign Minister Monsignor Antoine Camilleri said the move was not politically motivated, but was simply in line with the Holy See’s position.
In 2012, the Vatican welcomed a decision by the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state. However, the latest treaty is the first legal document between the Vatican and the state of Palestine, which can be considered as official diplomatic recognition.
The treaty in question concerns the activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine. In April 2014, a Catholic Monastery was vandalized not far from the Israeli capital of Jerusalem in a hate crime carried out by Israelis. Slogans condemning peace talks with Palestine as well as graffiti disparaging Jesus and Mary was daubed on the walls.
This is not the first time that Pope Francis has made a diplomatic decision that was not to everyone’s liking. In April, he honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks and called it “the first genocide of the 20th century.”
During a mass at the Armenian Catholic rite at Peter’s Basilica, the Pope said he had a duty to honor the innocent men, women, children, priests and bishops who were murdered by the Ottoman Turks.
Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it,” said the pontiff.