RichardKane's Blog (12)

Hamid Karzai's Resistance to the US, Good News in Disguise

Afghan President Karzai is in the midst of intensive peace efforts toward the Taliban who are responding to some extent,

http://tribune.com.pk/story/672731/peace-overtures-taliban-hint-at-temporary-ceasefire/





Karzai will be out of office in April giving peace efforts a…

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Added by RichardKane on February 17, 2014 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Nelson Mandela's Truth Commission, Not Too Late for the US to Try

The most recent, "What If history" was the postings on "What If President Kennedy had lived?" I like to add, "What If Senator Leahy had succeeded in creating a US Truth Commission?

After the Civil War, President Lincoln healed the nation in a small way his blanket pardons of Southerners for crimes against the US government during the Civil War,…

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Added by RichardKane on December 8, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Celebrate the Path Toward Peace even if it is only a Peace Bubble

Finally all the nations of the UN Security Council are working together to solve the problems instead of stalemating when dealing with Syrian chemicals and Iranian nuclear potential. The Cold War gridlock and hate-talk or saber-rattling is now behind us. The founders of the UN and before that the League of Nations had hoped this kind of working together would have started from the beginning.…

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Added by RichardKane on December 2, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Peace Won, 70 Years of War, Cold War & Surrogate Wars Against Drugs &Terror is Over

The 2012 elections led to celebrating the fact that young people vote after all, gay marriage can win at the ballot box, and that voter suppression backfires, the Constitutional Party was kicked off the ballot in Virginia for the sole purpose of preventing Romney from losing Conservative votes.

But the biggest celebration has yet to sink…

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Added by RichardKane on November 12, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments

Non-traditional peace efforts

Watch Snack Man break up a fight,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/nyc-subway-fight-snack-eating-man-breaks-up-fight-video_n_1415031.html

Dog breaking up a fight between two cats,…

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Added by RichardKane on September 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The “N” word, Holocaust belittling and Muslim reactions to anti-Islam hate

Very few defend hurling the completed “N” word and usually those who question Holocaust memorials don't actually praise German World War II policies. However when it comes to images whose sole purpose is to anger Muslims some talk about heroic defense of religious freedom. The Danish publication baited Muslims to be more unwelcomed in Denmark. The anti-Islam trailer in the US, pretending to have 100 Jewish…

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Added by RichardKane on September 29, 2012 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

Gaddafi secret files could lead to information toward peace

 

Gadaffi’s intelligence files are being exposed, and there is a lot ammunition in them for various groups to condemn each otherwith.

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Added by RichardKane on September 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The feeling in the US that the US fighting in Afghanistan serves no, or now serves no useful purpose is growing

   

Perhaps purposing small steps could get peace steps rolling

 

I wrote a blog article, “Small is Beautiful Afghan Peace Steps”,…

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Added by RichardKane on June 3, 2011 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Peace Spells and War Spells

Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead”. Why is that jingle so hauntingly appealing? Saddam’s trial was full of rage, the rage not turning to joy as the body fell. Sometimes joy is expressed when a court room verdict is read but when it is carried out the joy tends to disappear, except with the Wicked Witches spell being broken, and is in some way connected to bin Laden's cult of…

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Added by RichardKane on May 25, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Peacemaker Afghan President Karzai needs our help in his May 2 Peace conference "Jirag

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been doing a lot of peace efforts, and needs urgent support for his May 2, 2010, peace gathering, or jirga. Karzai actually met with the local elders in Kandahar and agreed to stop the latest offensive, the US trying to get around it with a slow buildup,…

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Added by RichardKane on April 16, 2010 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

Obama made one peace try but Doves didn’t cheer

Sharia Law was established in the Swat Valley, but neither doves nor hawks cheered.



One unlikely way for the US to exit Afghanistan would be for Obama to announce it, then leave, as Sharia Law mixed with chaos and revenge killing grip Kabul. Of course hawks are in the way of this happening but US doves don’t want to sign on to the US participating in less then Western Justice either. Despite the fact that an orderly end to the war is possible only with a cease fire and US… Continue

Added by RichardKane on January 4, 2010 at 2:47am — No Comments

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