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50 YEARS OF PAX, LUX ET VERITAS (1965-2015)

Posts on Apr 21, 2015

Free Syrian Army and Levant Front

(Massoud Malek, USA, 04/21/15 6:10 am) Right after the Syrian conflict, the CIA believed that a bunch of Syrian Sunni doctors, farmers, pharmacists, and teachers could overthrow the Assad regime. Hence several billion dollars of American t ...

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Turkish Journalists Indicted; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 04/21/15 5:42 am) Gary Moore (Memphis, TN) writes: In WAIS discussions of Turkey, I don't know if there has been mention of the action against columnists Hikmet Çetinkaya and ...

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Nation-Building and National Brainwashing

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/21/15 4:50 am) Referring to the very courageous post of Robert Whealey (April 20), and considering the excellent work of the Psychological Warfare Branch (PWB), we probably should not be talking of "nation-buil ...

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on Nation-Building

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/21/15 3:59 am) I sympathize with Robert Whealey's complaint (20 April) about the term "nation-building." Is it a overused cliché or a metaphor, as by John Eipper asked? Probably both, but the ...

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Baha`i Views on Religion and Science; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 04/21/15 3:33 am) JE: Ric Mauricio responds to Vincent Littrell (20 April): The appeal of the Baha'i teachings touched me in my early days in the College of San Mateo here on the San Francisco pen ...

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Posts on Apr 20, 2015

Mexican Drug Cartels: Gaze Not on the Face of Evil (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 04/20/15 1:54 pm) Gary Moore sends this response to Massoud Malek (19 April): The cartel atrocities in Mexico, as Massoud suggests, remind that to compare levels of cultural denial can ...

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Baha`i Views on Religion and Science

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 04/20/15 1:18 pm) A key principle of Baha'i teaching as set forth by the prophet-founder Baha'u'llah, is the harmony of science and religion. "Religion and Science are intertwined with each other and ...

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Were Any KGB Sleeper Cells "Activated"?

(Timothy Brown, USA, 04/20/15 12:21 pm) In response to JE's question of 19 April: to my knowledge no KGB sleeper cell in Latin America was ever activated. But, since these cells are, at least in theory, only to be activated in case of ...

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April Commemorations and Anniversaries; "A Chorus Line"

(David Duggan, USA, 04/20/15 11:26 am) "April is the cruelest month," TS Eliot wrote, and if you listen to the news lately, there can be little argument. I've been bombarded with remembrances of at least half-a-dozen A ...

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Remembering Giuseppina Ghersi

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/20/15 2:02 am) As per John E's request, I attach two photos from the April 19th commemoration of Giuseppina Ghersi, as well as all the other innocent victims. In the first photo you see some of the young f ...

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