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Monday, 21 April 2014

21 April 2014. A Photo Essay… President Assad in Liberated Ma’loula

00 Ma'loula 01. 21.04.14

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00 Ma'loula 02. 21.04.14

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00 Ma'loula 03. 21.04.14

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00 Ma'loula 04. 21.04.14

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00 Ma'loula 05. 21.04.14.

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The above pics are of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in liberated Ma’loula. The nuns are back in their convent, and the Aramaic-speakers are back in town to stay. The sane Muslims, Alawis, and Christians stand together. Indeed, the Sunni Muslim hierarchy is friendly with their Christian colleagues, and vice versa. That’s the way it’s always been in Syria… it’s the way it’s gonna stay, if sane elements have their way (Syrian Muslims aren’t Wahhabis… hell, most Muslims in general aren’t Wahhabis, for that matter). Langley supported an al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria… that’s not surprising, considering that Zbig was the godfather of al-Qaeda back in the ’70s. The real reason for the USA getting involved was that Bashar al-Assad was pro-Russian, and the USA wanted to kick VVP in the ass. Well, that backfired, didn’t it? Raise a glass… Ma’loula is free!

BMD

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Friday, 18 April 2014

18 April 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words: A Good Sign… Greek Bishop and Turkish Imam in Holy Friday Procession in Famagusta (Cyprus)

00 Greek Orthodox bishop and Islamic cleric. Holy Friday. 18.04.14

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Here’s a sign of GOOD NEWS. A Greek bishop and a Turkish imam walk together on Holy Friday in Famagusta in Cyprus. Mind you, the imam didn’t take part in the services, and there’s no set rubric for processing with the plashchanitsa (there are customs, but that isn’t the same, they differ from place to place, and rightfully so). This is isn’t the same as “sharing prayer”.

By the way, I didn’t post anything until after 15.00 EDT because this is the most solemn day of the Christian Year. In fact, I’m not going to post any “Church politics” today, as it’d be out of place. I AM posting on a VERY important story tomorrow. Stay tuned, kids.

BMD 

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

18 February 2014. This Needs NO Input from Me…

00 Muslim Imam at the Christmas Readings. 18.02.14

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I’ve only got three words to add to HH‘s wisdom… “Read n’ heed”. ‘Nuff said, kids… you have know when to shut up as well as to when to speak out…

BMD

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

12 February 2014. If the GOP Is Wrong, Who’s Right? Follow HH, I Say!

00 Patriarch Kirill. 12.02.14

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Editor’s Foreword:

I used some of these images before, but they’re mute proof of my submission. Note well that certain rightwing loudmouths can’t back up THEIR assertions with similar images. You can follow HH or you can follow certain well-known internet trolls… it’s up to you… choose wisely…

BMD

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Look at the above image with its quote from HH. “You can’t increase solidarity without mutual help and support”. Now, that’s the ticket. The image is from the Patriarchal Yolka this year. Every year, HH puts on an ass-kicking party for orphans and other poor kids. Who helps him? Why, it’s the good folks from the Profsoyuz… the Trades Union Federation. My, my, my, HH is a LEFTIE! (Look at all the konvertsy faint away in shock) Look at these images from this dy-no-mite shindig at the State Kremlin Palace:

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00 Patriarchal Yolka Moscow. 12.02.14

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00 Patriarchal Yolka Moscow 02. 12.02.14

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See the folks in the RED scarves? They’re the Profsoyuz people… the kind of people hated and despised by the Republican Party! Yet, HH thinks that they’re good company (and so do I). Note well that he doesn’t put this on with oligarchs or any other such inhuman trash. He puts it on with ordinary people.

Yes, sir… HH holds MANY things hated by the Republican Party. For one, he DEMANDS an end to the American economic blockade of Cuba. These images show his stance on Cuba:

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04 Raul Castro with Patriarch Kirill

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Castro and Metropolitan Kirill Gundyaev

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That is, HH is PRO-CUBA all the way!

HH has a definite opinion on single-payer healthcare… he’s FOR it! Look at this:

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01 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill with Cuban Ambassador and Cuban MDs

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HH is with Cuban doctors… he thinks that Cuban socialised medicine ROCKS.

HH HONOURS the real achievements of the USSR. For instance, look at the image below:

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00 Patriarch Kirill. Mamayev Kurgan. Volgograd. 09.02.14

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HH showed his respect for the Great Victory… after all, he WAS a Soviet patriot, and, yes, he DID aid the intelligence arm of the KGB. He saw the TRUTH of the West, and it sickened him to no end.

HH is STILL a LEFTY… look at this:

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04a Kirill and Zyuganov

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04b Kirill and Zyuganov

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That’s Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov, the head of the KPRF. Gennady Andreyevich and HH know each other personally and get on well.

HH also shows us the way in re proper relations with those of other faiths:

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00 Patr Kirill with Shaolin Abbot. 01a. 08.09.13

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00.0b Patr Kirill and Central Spirtual Board of Russian Muslims. 15.06.12

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My, my, my… he doesn’t pour invective on Muslims, does he? We should do likewise!

He also shows us the way to treat our Oriental Orthodox co-religionists:

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00.00 Patr Kirill and Patr Karekin 11.11

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That’s HH and Catholicos Karekin… the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Russia has ALWAYS had Armenia‘s back… and the Armenians know it.

THIS is where HH spends major holidays:

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00 Patriarch Kirill. Moscow. Rehabilitation Centre. Easter 2013. 05.05.13

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00b Patriarch Kirill. 04.09.12 Central Pediatric Oncology Hospital

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01j Patriarch Kirill at SPB Orphanage 11.10

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00 Patr Kirill 3. sick kids. 01.12

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HH spends the holidays with sick and poor kids… that’s our LEADER!

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00 Patr Kirill and Pres Obama 01

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If you want to know HH’s opinion on US President Barack Obama… look at the above…

You can follow HH or you can follow the loudmouth internet righties… that’s the real-world choice on offer. I’ve chosen… there’s no doubt on where I stand. Where do YOU stand?

BMD

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