#258 keeping a soldier in Afghanistan

Staggering! The US administration spends a million dollars a year to keep one soldier in Afghanistan! How true is this?

Can the Afghans appreciate such sacrifice of a life and resources spent?

Is this what it means to police and maintain peace in the world?

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#155 a bridge for peace

I do not understand why the Christian women in the ministry want to fight for the role of bishop in the Anglican Diocese. Surely, when the time is right for the women to assume, there will be unanimous chorus, but presently…this might be one cause of schism within the Anglican leadership in the world.

I’m saddened…about this women leadership issue…

However, when I read this most refreshing and encouraging bit in the International Herald Tribune, my heart was thrilled as I view this video link, ‘baking their way to peace’: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid959009704?bclid=1350269312&bctid=1643952424

In France, some women formed an association where they led peace through baking…one bridge, the Muslims and Jews.

What a wonderful and powerful testimony!

#66

The Olympic Torch is a symbol for peace.

Let this symbol of peace be on the land of Tibet and countries that it travels to.

Peace and prosperity is what the Tibetans need and want.

I hope this Olympic Torch will shine brightly at the Olympic Games in Beijing, the capital city of China.

May peace reign wherever this Torch is lit.

 

#65

The Olympic Torch is a symbol for peace.

Looking at the pictures (unfortunately I’ve not been able to post pictures on my blog),  the faces of protestors looked agitated and angry…these show they are not peace protestors. They’re more agitators. Protests always bring the worst out of the human beings, no matter how peaceful!

The London and Paris leg of the Olympic Relay give a good indication why the Chinese authorities have to quell the protest groups brewing in China.

Where are the leaders of the human rights organisations now that such chaos and unhappiness created in London and Paris? Are these leaders happy to see such sights? Are these leaders encouraging such unrests and unhappiness?

Where is the Dalai? Is he happy to see such rallying behind him on Tibet? Is this what his religion want and calling for such?

I imagine when this Torch arrives in the US, we shall see more interesting sights of unrests and chaos!

So some political leaders are calling for peace talk… Can peace talks reach any concensus at such short time? I’ve yet to read of peace talks reaching consensus under such circumstances! 

The protestors in Paris claim a win but are they? Where is the win-win?

Using the Olympic Games platform to air the national grievances of Tibet is sheer folly…under the banner of human rights? What is human rights in all this chaos and unrests and agitation?

Are these protestors trying to snuff out the Olympic Torch for peace?

#49

A discretionary move of China’s leaders — selected journalists allowed in to view the aftermath of the protests and unrests. The latest, diplomats to view the situation.

If the recent protest instigated by those human rights groups and advocates was protest for peace, surely the Tibetans would not turn violent. Is this what these groups want to see and achieve? Are they successful in their endeavor to pressure-cook?

According to news report, I saw the presumption on the young Tibetan monks crying foul that the Chinese government were putting a farce to mislead the reporters! Are reporters/journalists such naive people?

What is the role of the monks in Tibet? Are they not religious devotees who believe there is a greater being who can deliver them? Don’t they believe in the wisdom not to excite and incite such anger and helplessness? Are they not advocates of peace and non-violence? Where is that serene look of enlightenment on their faces?

Recent events around the world reveal religious groups take on to some form of protests…peace or violence… Whichever, a protest is a protest — its goal is to draw out or incite some form of emotions…positive or negative…into action!

Is there no better way or creative solution to one’s frustration or plight? Helplessness is a learnt behavior…according to the psychology discipline.

Reflecting, I’m glad my parents’ generation plod on faithfully and quietly to provide for us and in turn they are the ones who had built the prosperity and peace I enjoy today.

I salute my parents’ generation.