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Av loren adams - 2 oktober 2015 07:39


Have you always been with me
it seems as if in a dream
to look upon you and wonder 
how happy i could seem

have you been inside
deep down inside my heart
where i could hide yet
you got the better part

have you always been with me
it seems as if it is true
from the earth i am bound
my heart lives within you 

Av loren adams - 1 oktober 2015 07:10

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.


President Vladimir Putin called it a pre-emptive strike against the militants, and the Russian Defense Ministry said its warplanes targeted and destroyed eight positions belonging to extremists from the IS group, also known as ISIL or ISIS. It did not give specific locations.

But French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers in Paris: "Curiously, they didn't hit Islamic State. I will let you draw a certain number of conclusions yourselves."

U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter also said the Russians appeared to have targeted areas that did not include IS militants and complained Moscow did not use formal channels to give advance notice of its airstrikes to Washington, which is conducting its own airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group.

He said the Russians should not be supporting the Assad government and their military moves are "doomed to fail."

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed charges that Russian airstrikes in Syria targeted positions of the Syrian opposition. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the U.N General Assembly, he said that the Russian Air Forces are cooperating with the Syrian pro-government military to target "exclusively" Islamic State targets.

"Rumors that the targets of these strikes were not IS positions were groundless," he stressed, adding that the Russian Defense Ministry has clearly stated on its website the targets and objectives of Russian airstrikes in Syria.

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was prepared to welcome Russian military action in Syria as long as it is directed against IS and other al-Qaida affiliates, but would have "grave concerns" if it conducted strikes against other groups.

The U.S and Russia both agree on the need to fight the Islamic State but not about what to do with Assad. The Syrian civil war, which grew out of an uprising against Assad, has killed more than 250,000 people since March 2011 and sent millions of refugees fleeing to other countries in the Middle East and Europe.

Russia's first airstrikes in Syria came after Putin met Monday with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the U.N General Assembly in New York, where they discussed Moscow's military buildup in the country. Obama had said the U.S and Russia could work together on a political transition, but only if the result was Assad's departure.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Russians' new action "calls into question their strategy, because when President Putin and President Obama had the opportunity to meet at the U.N earlier this week, much of their discussion was focused on the need for a political transition inside Syria."

Putin, who is Assad's most powerful backer, justified the airstrikes as a move to not only stabilize Syria, but also help stifle global terrorism.

"If they (militants) succeed in Syria, they will return to their home country, and they will come to Russia, too," Putin said at a government session.

Av loren adams - 29 september 2015 06:56

I Love you more


Av loren adams - 28 september 2015 12:54


Pope Francis is greeted by Secretary of State John Kerry and other members of Congress at the Capitol on Thursday. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Attendees of Pope Francis’ speech to Congress on Thursday morning had been drilled on the proper protocol to observe. This was not a State of the Union address, which normally begins and ends with glad-handing. There was to be no hugging of the pope. No sticking out hands to shake. Absolutely no selfies.

And so as the pope entered the House chamber, he was able to make his way down the aisle quickly, with small nods here and smiles at the members of Congress who stood applauding and trying as hard as Catholic schoolchildren to be good. As Francis reached the front of the room, however, he turned and approached a startled Secretary of State John Kerry with his hand extended. The two exchanged brief words, and the pontiff continued to his place behind the podium.

That single handshake speaks volumes about how Pope Francis has impacted American Catholicism.

When Kerry ran for president in 2004, he was the first Catholic nominee since John F. Kennedy more than 40 years earlier. Far from needing to prove that he would not take orders from the Vatican, Kerry was dogged by criticism from conservative Catholic leaders over his support for abortion rights. Then-Archbishop Raymond Burke declared that Kerry should be denied the Eucharist, and the candidate’s campaign ended up adding a communion check to its advance work, calling ahead on the trail to confirm that the church where Kerry would attend Mass on a given week would allow him to receive communion.

Av loren adams - 26 september 2015 08:36

The U.S and allied defense officials are reviewing new options to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan despite pullback plans, the Wall Street Journal reported. In this photo, U.S soldiers part of NATO patrol during the final day of a month long anti-Taliban operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in various parts of eastern Nangarhar province, at an Afghan National Army base in Khogyani district on Aug. 30, 2015.

  The U.S and allied defense officials are considering keeping thousands of American troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The officials are reportedly concerned about the plans of White House to scale back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan.

Authorities are reviewing new options that include keeping the current U.S presence at or near 10,000; reducing it slightly to 8,000; or continuing with the current drawdown plans, the newspaper reported. U.S Army Gen. John Campbell, the top international commander in Afghanistan, had sent five different recommendations to the Pentagon and the NATO officials, the Journal reported, citing the U.S and allied officials.

The review is being conducted after some officials feared that too large a cut in the number of troops could cause the Afghan government to come under increased pressure from the Taliban and other militants.

“We will continue to work closely with President Ghani, the Afghan government, and our international partners to ensure that Afghan forces have the capabilities and training necessary to preserve the gains made by the Afghans and the international community over the last 13 years,” a senior administration official told.

The Pentagon has not issued any formal recommendation on changes in the American troop presence in Afghanistan. Under current plans, the U.S has to hand its remaining bases to Afghanistan and shrink its forces in Kabul by the end of next year.

In March, U.S President Barack Obama announced in response to a request from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that he would keep 9,800 forces in Afghanistan until the end of 2015, instead of reducing them to 5,500.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Journal that a decision is yet to be made over closing bases in the north, east and south of Afghanistan and moving to the next phase of reducing allied troops in Kabul. NATO and the U.S currently have a combined force of about 13,000 in the embattled country mostly engaged in training and support, assisting the Afghan military and police to better deal with attacks from terrorists.

“We are assessing this very carefully in the alliance. The U.S is key because it is by far the largest contributor to NATO’s operations in Afghanistan,” Stoltenberg said. “Exactly how we shape the different elements and when we move to different phases, all that remains to be decided. But we have to make decisions in the not too far future.”

Av loren adams - 24 september 2015 07:19

it's all my fault ..
it's my fault to cast all my hope in a woman
it's my fault to give you all my trust
it's my fault to make you my beneficiary
it's my fault to buy you treasure box and engagement ring
it's my fault to have plans with you

what else can i do ?
It's my fault for Loving you


Av loren adams - 21 september 2015 16:06

  Among the tens of thousands fleeing war and despair in the Middle East, one group feels a special relief in reaching Europe: those who have escaped areas ruled by Islamic State extremists and the harsh scrutiny of their religious police. These refugees tell of how a Western-style haircut, a pair of jeans or a simple interaction with the opposite sex can lead to punishment by the Hisba, the branch of enforcers carrying out a brutal interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. More than 175,000 Syrians and nearly 10,000 Iraqis have made the dangerous sea journey to Greece this year, part of a massive influx fueled in part by Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year. Many are fleeing the onslaught from President Bashar Assad's military against opposition-held cities, particularly the terror and often random destruction inflicted by its barrel bombs. But some are trying to escape a different type of fear that took hold in the ruined landscape of the Islamic State's self-declared "caliphate" across parts of Syria and Iraq.

Av loren adams - 20 september 2015 21:01


The Russian on Ground Syria is causing alot of issues for the US Army.

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Russia's movement of tactical aircraft and surface-to-air missiles to Syria could pose a threat to American and allied forces, and made clear that the U.S could accept a resolution to the civil war that allows President Bashar Assad to remain in power for an unspecified time.

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