Dec 20, 2010

Israeli soldiers helps a 14 yr old suicide bomber who changes his mind

Something beautiful from God's chosen people.
If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/12/idf-vs-14-yr-old-bomb-strapped.html


Video description:
Things you Haven't seen from the Checkpoints
as seen on Israeli TV - the commercial channel 2
Hussam Abdo, a 14 year old Palestinian boy. A suicide bomber getting caught at the Shchem (Nablus, Hawara) checkpoint.

Published material notes the boy's full name to be Hussam Bilal Abdo.

He was, according to his own family (see: 'The Making of a Martyr'), unpopular in class and wanted to be popular so the best way is to become a "martyr" hero and an older friend of his had direct connection with the bomb makers so he agreed to take him to them and they offered him 100 Israeli Shekels for doing the deed (about 24 US Dollars at the time of the event). Reports from the scene are that he started running towards the checkpoint and the soldiers noticed and ordered him to stop put and he did and was caught. He's currently in Israeli jail, even more brainwashed for "martyrdom" than before since his jail mates are all coming from the same retarded "Muqawama" (a.k.a. popular resistance / eternal conflict enhancement) ideology.

A more heart-breaking story (from 'Cult of the Suicide Bomber'), is that of Wafa Al-Biss, who got severely burned in her kitchen by a gas explosion (same and had her life saved in an Israeli hospital that treated her. Later, she abused her pass privilege to try and bring a bomb over, thinking of blowing herself up in the very hospital that saved her life and treated her like everyone else (she repeated this in a documentary, btw).

Look them up... stop terrorism.

p.s. both parents of the boy were alive at the time and his mother, Tamam, was quoted saying: "If he were over 18, I might even encourage him to do it."

Extra tags:
If Europans Knew What Palestine Is Doing
If Americans Knew What Israel Is Doing
If Americans Knew What Palestine Is Doing

DADT Repealed in USAF. Mossad accepting straight transfers.

When soldiers come out of the closet, it's time to transfer to an allied force e.g. the Mossad.  (The French Foreign Legion has koranimals, so it is not safe;  friendly fire - isn't..)

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/12/dadt-repealed-in-usaf-mossad-accepting.html


H/T LarryD

Frat boy, Guiddo, the Kung Fu master and the Tea Party dude lists ways to be a better you. (New year's resolutions pick list.)

To be a good Christian, one needs to be a good human first. If you want to go deep and ask why, it is because grace builds on nature. 
The frat boy or the Greek lists 4 things to develop: 
  • temperance: is defined as moderation or control over excess, so that it has many such classes, such as abstinence, chastity, modesty, humility, prudence, self-regulation, and forgiveness and mercy; each of these involves restraining some impulse, such as sexual desire, vanity, or anger.
  • prudence: is the characteristic of exercising sound judgment in practical affairs (not rocket science).
  • fortitude: Courage, bravery, fortitude, will, and intrepidity, is the ability to confront fear, pain, risk/danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. "Physical courage" is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while "moral courage" is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.
  • justice: renders to each and all what is due to them.
 Guiddo draws from his great Roman heritage and looks at 12 rules before one is made.
  • Auctoritas — "Spiritual Authority" — The sense of one's social standing, built up through experience, Pietas, and Industria.
  • Comitas — "Humour" — Ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.
  • Constantia — "Perseverance" — Military stamina, mental and physical endurance.
  • Clementia — "Mercy" — Mildness and gentleness.
  • Dignitas — "Dignity" — A sense of self-worth, personal pride.
  • Disciplina — "Discipline" — Military oath under Roman protective law & citizenship.
  • Firmitas — "Tenacity" — Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.
  • Frugalitas — "Frugality" — Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly. (Don't have to be a 'bella figura'.)
  • Gravitas — "Gravity" — A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.
  • Honestas — "Respectability" — The image that one presents as a respectable member of society.
  • Humanitas — "Humanity" — Refinement, civilization, learning, and being cultured.
  • Industria — "Industriousness" — Hard work.
  • Iustitia — "Justice" — Sense of moral worth to an action. (Huh? just look at the frat boy's definiton.)
  • Pietas — "Dutifulness" — More than religious piety; a respect for the natural order socially, politically, and religiously. Includes the ideas of patriotism and devotion to others.
  • Prudentia — "Prudence" — Foresight, wisdom, and personal discretion.
  • Salubritas — "Wholesomeness" — Health and cleanliness.
  • Severitas — "Sternness" — Gravity, self-control.
  • Veritas — "Truthfulness" — Honesty in dealing with others.
  • Virtus - "Manliness" - Valor, excellence, courage, character, and worth. Vir meaning "man".
The Kung Fu master follows the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhists - in case you're fascinated with fortune cookies and the like.

  • Right View - Realizing the Four Noble Truths (You don't want to know. It's all about suffering.)
  • Right Intention - Commitment to mental and ethical growth in moderation.
  • Right Speech - One speaks in a non hurtful, not exaggerated, truthful way.
  • Right Action - Wholesome action, avoiding action that would do harm.
  • Right Livelihood - One's job does not harm in any way oneself or others; directly or indirectly.
  • Right Effort - One makes an effort to improve.
  • Right Mindfulness - Mental ability to see things for what they are with clear consciousness.
  • Right Concentration - Wholesome one-pointedness of mind.

If you want some down to earth practices of clean living, ask the Tea Party dude and he'll tell you what Benjamin Franklin used to develop what he called 'moral perfection'.
  • Temperance: Eat not to Dullness. Drink not to Elevation.
  • Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling Conversation.
  • Order: Let all your Things have their Places. Let each Part of your Business have its Time.
  • Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
  • Frugality: Make no Expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. Waste nothing.
  • Industry: Lose no Time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary Actions.
  • Sincerity: Use no hurtful Deceit. Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • Justice: Wrong none, by doing Injuries or omitting the Benefits that are your Duty.
  • Moderation: Avoid Extremes. Forbear resenting Injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • Cleanliness: Tolerate no Uncleanness in Body, Clothes or Habitation.
  • Tranquility: Be not disturbed at Trifles, or at Accidents common or unavoidable.
  • Chastity: Rarely use Venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dullness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another's Peace or Reputation.
  • Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
You may pick one for the 2011. If you want to go back to this post next year, just scroll at the bottom and click on keyword 'virtue'.  Or if you got them all and want to move to the supernatural level, type supernatural virtues in the search box.

Christians in Iraq sends SOS; Obama reminisces his Nobel peace prize.

The jihad persecution of Christians in Iraq continues to go largely unnoticed by human rights organizations and international bodies that are supposed to be trying to protect people who are threatened. "Iraqi Christians get set for a grim Christmas," by Rebecca Santana for the Associated Press, December 19 (thanks to all who sent this in):
IRBIL, Iraq-- They saw their brethren murdered during Mass and then were bombed in their homes as they mourned. Al-Qaida vowed to hunt them down. Now the Christian community of Iraq, almost as old as the religion itself, is sensing a clear message: It is time to leave.
And why? Because the international community has abandoned them. No one cares. To care about their predicament in Iraq would be "Islamophobic."
Since the Oct. 31 bloodbath in their Baghdad church, Iraqi Christians have been fleeing Sunni Muslim extremists who view them as nonbelievers and agents of the West. At a time when Christians in various parts of the Muslim world are feeling pressured, Iraqi Christians are approaching their grimmest Christmas since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003 and wondering if they have any future in their native land.

They have suffered repeated violence and harassment since 2003, when the interreligious peace rigidly enforced by Saddam Hussein fell apart. But the attack on Our Lady of Salvation in which 68 people died appears to have been a tipping point that has driven many to flee northward to the Kurdish enclave while seeking asylum in the U.S. and elsewhere.

'We are afraid'

What seemed different this time was the way the gunmen brazenly barged onto sacred ground, the subsequent targeting of homes by bombers who clearly knew every Christian address, and the Internet posting in which al-Qaida-linked militants took responsibility for the church attack and vowed a campaign of violence against Christians wherever they are.

Ban Daub, 51, narrowly survived the onslaught. She and her nephew were at prayer when they heard explosions. They escaped before five attackers stormed in, but many of their friends did not. A neighbor died clutching his son and daughter in his arms.

Days later a string of bombs went off outside Christian homes across Baghdad. Daub and her family packed a few belongings and headed to a Christian district called Ainkawa in this Kurdish city of Irbil.

"We are afraid for our sons and our children. There is no life in Baghdad for the Christians," she says....

In the Middle East and in Muslim countries beyond, Christians are finding themselves subject to violence and harassment. The Vatican is so worried that it hosted a two-week meeting of Mideast bishops this fall, dedicated to supporting Christian minorities....
Yes, and they singled out Israel for criticism while remaining largely silent about Islamic jihad.

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A Crusade would be nice.  But who would lead it?  Who would join it?


Obama has not issued a statement nor taken any action about this.  However, he recalled his Nobel peace prize when he honored the imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Some time ago, a young woman unexpectedly became pregnant. Her choice we celebrate today.

Some time ago, a young woman unexpectedly became pregnant. Keeping the baby meant isolation from friends, separation from her groom to be and possible death. Her choice we celebrate today.  If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/12/some-time-ago-young-woman-unexpectedly.html

Directed by: Rob Kaczmark Based on a Story by: Alexander McArthy
Co-Written by: Sr. Helena Burns, Meg McDonnell & Danny Hidalgo
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