Peace Activist History Ph.D. Reveals All.

By Jerry Alatalo

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“The chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.”

– RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) American poet, Unitarian minister, philosopher

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Dr. Daniele Ganser starts his lecture before a packed auditorium.

istory Professor Daniele Ganser is a teacher many have wished they had while in school, and one suspects they will become joined by many others after hearing him speak. To accentuate our admiration for Dr. Ganser, we would say his teaching style is simple, direct and shows a concern for reaching the student or listener with a maximum of facts and minimum of extraneous or irrelevant tangential information.

To use a baseball hitting analogy, one might suggest that Daniele Ganser has an extremely high batting average as a teacher, where comparisons to the great Boston Red Sox .400 hitter Ted Williams – Williams nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter” – are perfectly in order.

We would like to share a selection of some of our comments on YouTube from the past (3) months illustrative of our strong alignment to the worldview of Professor Ganser, and to help emphasize our equally strong appreciation for his peace activism efforts and moral courage.

Dr. Ganser’s powerful lecture follows …

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9/11 Widow Terry Strada Fights To Release 28 Pages.

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-40Alphabet Stating the “28 Pages” classified by the George W. Bush administration after September 11, 2001 for reasons of “national security” are “the tip of the iceberg” as to what actually occurred on 9/11, Terry Strada, whose husband perished that historic day, is still pushing – and waiting – for President Barack Obama to declassify the information. Her cause, joined by the many other surviving family members and an increasing number of people in America and around the Earth, is absolutely clear, legitimate and morally correct.

While it has become incontrovertible over the nearly 15 years since the massively consequential events of that day to men and women who’ve only modestly researched the story that there are serious unanswered questions remaining unresolved, one has to feel a special empathy for the family of those who perished. It’s hard to imagine the extreme levels of personal frustration, psychological and spiritual distress they’ve experienced over many years knowing their government has ignored their real concerns, and continues in a coverup of profound historic proportions.

Those aware of the persistent global problems associated with the ongoing 9/11 coverup understand how important it is the “28 Pages” become declassified, and share the same frustrations, disappointments and disillusionment as the surviving family members as each day passes, while the vital facts remain concealed. Speaking of concealed, it’s reasonable to assert that failure to release the information is one of the most severe acts of criminal concealment of evidence the world has ever seen.

Terry Strada is deserving of great respect and admiration for her courage and determination while engaged in the long fight to find the truth – to find out who was behind the murder of her husband and over three thousand other innocent men and women. Considering the analogy of the Titanic, the fate of that “unsinkable” giant of a ship would have been different had one of the passengers or crew seen the iceberg in time for the ship’s Captain to respond, change course and avoid catastrophe.

Terry Strada, her fellow group of 9/11 family survivors, elected representatives of the United States Congress and all others calling for the release of the “28 Pages” are warning of a far greater, exponentially more serious, deadly danger than the iceberg which sunk the Titanic. Hundreds perished in the Titanic disaster. 9/11 has resulted in the deaths – the mass murder – of over one million innocent men, women and children. The war criminals responsible for September 11, 2001 are still murdering innocents today.

(Thank you to Watching the Hawks RT at YouTube)

Last Days Of Saudi Monarchy.

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-44Alphabet Despite international urging to stop the death penalty sentence of peace activist and religious scholar Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the Saudi government has taken the life of the 56-year old catalyst for democratic/political change in Saudi Arabia.

Essentially, the crime Sheikh Nimr became convicted of consisted of peaceful protesting against the Saudi monarchical system and calling for democratic reforms leading to the people of Saudi Arabia experiencing self-determination.

Sheikh Nimr’s “offenses” – upon which he was tragically subjected to beheading and crucifixion, or public display of his lifeless body – were actions carried out peacefully with words, ideas and the truth. He and others in Saudi Arabia engaged in political activism in recent years carried no weapons, committed no physical harm to others, but simply practiced free speech rights recognized around the world.

Sheikh Nimr, three teenage/fellow nonviolent political activists, and 43 other Saudi Arabians suffered death in a single day. The Saudi government’s actions have resulted in condemnations from human rights groups, national governments and concerned people around the Earth.

Beyond the international shock and disbelief resulting from Saudi Arabia’s choice to carry out the death sentence of Sheikh Nimr instead of changing course, questions about Saudi motivations are going through the minds of men and women aware of the years-long ongoing situation and who’ve pressed for Sheikh Nimr’s pardon – for his survival.

Surely Saudi Arabia’s king – whose approval of the executions were necessary before they went forward – must have been aware when giving the go-ahead of the tremendous opposition, societal unrest and condemnation which would come in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and worldwide. Why did the Saudi king put Sheikh Nimr to death? The first, most plausible explanation which comes forward is that it was a desperate attempt to maintain the Saudi royal family’s decades-old grip on power.

Another, more worrisome, possible explanation is that the Saudi royal family seeks to intensify/expand the already ongoing regional war. Growing international awareness and exposure of Saudi Arabia’s central role in generating terrorism, along with greater moral opposition to its merciless military attacks on the people of Yemen since March 2015, has negatively transformed world perceptions of the Saudis.

The killing of religious scholar and peace activist Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr will go down in history as marking the beginning of great change in the Middle East. What has yet to become experienced and seen is whether that world-transforming change comes about through violent or nonviolent means.

With its Wahhabi/takfiri interpretation of Islam, the monarchy/royal family of Saudi Arabia chooses violent means for realizing its agenda of maintaining power in the Middle East – including a brutal medieval system of justice which suppresses free speech and dissent, direct military aggression – as seen against Yemen, and large-scale financing of terrorist groups currently wreaking war and destruction in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

The nonviolent interpretation of Islam were advocated by clerics like Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky of Nigeria. Sheikh Nimr has left this world after suffering the extreme form of silencing at the hands of the Saudi royal family. Sheikh Zakzaky of Nigeria has yet to see his remaining family, friends, legal counsel or outside medical attention since taken into custody by the Nigerian military on December 12. It is unknown whether Sheikh Zakzaky is alive or dead.

It is important to note that Nimr al-Nimr was a practitioner of peaceful protesting of perceived injustice in Saudi Arabian society, and that Ibrahim Zakzaky conducted his life in the same peace-focused manner as related to social conditions in Nigeria.

There is a clear and profound contrast between the Saudi interpretation of Islam and the interpretation embraced by clerics like Nimr al-Nimr, Ibrahim Zakzaky and their followers. The Saudi interpretation – Wahhabism – accepts the use of extreme violence. The interpretation held by followers of Nimr al-Nimr, Ibrahim Zakzaky and other scholars rejects violence, instead relying on truth as the greatest tool for improving living conditions for people – not only in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, but of any nation on Earth.

Unfortunately many people in the West, especially in America, have little to no awareness of the just-described contrasting interpretations of Islamic thought, so there now exists an epidemic of wrong perceptions. Most – due to intentional efforts by lying politicians and the media to falsely portray Islam as aligned with terrorism – have the idea that Islam is strictly of the Saudi Wahhabist/violent kind, therefore they see all Muslims erroneously as believers in violence. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Will there be tragic reliving of events in Nigeria on December 12 – where hundreds of unarmed men, women and children became massacred, while world leaders and media (still) remain silent – occurring in the days ahead in Saudi Arabia?

By joining together as one human family, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, and adherents of all spiritual/philosophical traditions have the power to end violent practices which should have ceased to exist centuries ago. The use of violence and military force to resolve differences is an out-dated concept which humanity has yet to rightly and fully move beyond.

May this new year 2016 become forever remembered as the time when the human race finally achieved that morally necessary, long-sought, truly enlightened evolution.

(Thank you to Press TV Documentaries)

O’Keefe: ISIS Means ‘Israeli Secret Intelligence Service.’

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-32Alphabet People familiar with Ken O’Keefe know that in public appearances he doesn’t pull any punches. His recent appearance on Press TV to discuss the Paris terror event is no exception, and time will tell if his explanation of ISIS as ‘Israeli Secret Intelligence Service’ equaled a form of knockout punch.

For some people, Mr. O’Keefe’s intensity or righteous indignation during public debates is hard to accept, most likely because media commentators typically restrain themselves emotionally. For others, his style is exactly what’s required to get to the truth of events negatively affecting millions of human beings.

Is righteous indignation in response to continual lies and corruption at the highest levels of global power surrounding the terrorist group ISIS perfectly reasonable?  Considering over the last four, going on five, years the nation known as Syria has become literally destroyed/torn apart by paid ISIS mercenary terrorists, perhaps the question should become: “how is it possible that Ken O’Keefe is seemingly alone in standing up and expressing the one moral and philosophically correct response – righteous indignation?”

It’s possible that if opponents of unchecked terrorist financing behind the horrific war in Syria had responded with righteous indignation years ago the conflict might have already ended. Persons who express righteous indignation more than likely know the truth about situations causing them to become indignant, so for that reason Ken O’Keefe’s message must become considered very, very seriously.

In late 2015, humanity is experiencing a historic transformation – a planetary moment of truth. And what is that truth? It’s spiritual wisdom Mohandes Gandhi described as “old as the hills” – that every human being is directly related as brothers and sisters to all others in the human family. Those whose actions aren’t based on that wise spiritual foundation have broken both international and universal (spiritual) law, and are fully responsible for the overwhelmingly tragic, clearly observed consequences.

Now is the time to hold accountable the people behind wars of aggression and intentional violence, because such soul-shattering actions are directly opposite to actions of spiritual wisdom founded on, aligned with, the sacredness of all life.

On matters of unjust wars and bringing intentional harm and suffering to our innocent brothers and sisters in the family of man, righteous indignation is not just the logical, reasonable, spiritual response. Righteous indignation is truly the only response.

(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)