“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Somali militants say 'foreign forces' attack key base

Deutsche Welle, 5 October 2013

Somali al-Shabab insurgents say foreign military forces have carried out a strike on one of their coastal bases. The raid comes two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked a Kenyan shopping mall, killing 67 people.

The insurgents said "Western" forces attacked a house in one of their bases in the coastal town of Barawe under the cover of dark before morning prayers on Saturday.

"The enemy of Allah tried to surprise the mujahideen commanders with a night attack using a military helicopter, but they were taught a lesson and they have failed," Mohamed Abu Suleiman, the Shabab commander of the town, told AFP news agency.

"Our mujahideen fighters inside the house fought back and the cowards ran away," Suleiman added.

Another al-Shabab commander however said the attack came only from the sea, and that one al-Shabab militant had been killed.

A Somali intelligence official said the targets of the raid were "high-profile" foreigners in the house, and confirmed that the attack was carried out by a foreign military.

Foreign military activities

Several nations operate special forces in the Horn of Africa region, and have carried out similar missions in the past. However, no foreign military units typically involved in such operations in Somalia have claimed responsibility for the strike.

In January, elite French forces staged an overnight operation with some 50 troops and at least helicopters in southern Somalia, attempting unsuccessfully to rescue an intelligence officer captured by al-Shabab forces.

Four years ago, US Navy SEALS killed a most-wanted al-Qaeda operative, also in Barawe.

Saturday's incident comes two weeks after al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenya's Westgate shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi, killing 67 people in a four-day siege.

The leader of al-Shabab, Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, says the attack was in retaliation for Kenya's military deployment inside Somalia.

The Kenyan military on Saturday identified four men alleged to have been involved in the shopping mall attack. They were named as Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan, Khattab al-Kene and "Umayr."

Kenyan police also announced that they believed that only four to six people carried out the raid. Previously the number had been put at between 10 and 15.

tj/rc (AFP, AP, Reuters)

Anas al-Liby: reported captured. Photograph: AFP

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