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Rumi - Quotes
 
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi

  
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

 
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
― Rumi

 
“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”
― Rumi

 
“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

 
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

 
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Rumi

 
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi

 
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Rumi

 
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
― Rumi

 
“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
― Rumi

 
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

 
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
― Rumi
 
“Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
― Rumi

 
“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live. Destroy your
reputation. Be notorious.”
― Rumi

 
“My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
― Rumi

 
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi
 
    

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Khamnei + Assad & Necessary Wars
 
Why we should abolish Iran’s Islamic Constitution and adopt a new Secular one

“A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler’s or Hirohito’s armies.
Negotiations cannot convince Khamnei, Assad, or al-Qaida to lay down their arms.
To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism, it is a recognition of history.”

Barak Obama

When President Barack Obama entered the pantheon of Nobel Peace Prize winners with humble words, acknowledging his own few accomplishments while delivering a robust defense of war and promising to use the prestigious award to “reach for the world that ought to be, he was under no illusion that sometimes war was necessary to protect peace and freedom.

Obama refused to renounce war for his nation or under his leadership, saying defiantly that “I face the world as it is” and that he is obliged to protect and defend the United States. The president laid out the circumstances where war is justified — in self-defense, and to come to the aid of allies, an invaded nation and on humanitarian grounds,
   
such as when civilians are oppressed and slaughtered by their own government or a civil war threatens to engulf an entire region. (Emphasis added). This was a direct reference to Iran’s pro-democracy movements and Syria’s freedom fighters, “civilians are oppressed and slaughtered by their own government”, as he added “The belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it, and no matter how justified, war promises human tragedy,” he said.

But he also stressed the need to fight war according to “rules of conduct” that reject torture and other methods. And he emphasized the need to exhaust alternatives to violence, using diplomatic outreach and sanctions with teeth to confront nations such as Iran or North Korea that defy international demands to halt their nuclear programs or to stop oppressing and brutalizing their citizens. “Let us reach for the world that ought to be,” Obama said. “We can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace.”

To get a clearer picture of my argument for necessary wars, let us quickly look at the history of necessary wars, namely the brief 1936 conflict between Germany, France, Britain, and Czechoslovakia.

In this scenario, we assume that France and Britain had believed in the doctrine of necessary wars and shown the courage to conduct a necessary war which would have prevented a much larger and devastating Second World War.

Imagine if you will, when Hitler, the German dictator now little remembered in history, marched 20,000 troops into the Rhineland demilitarized zone, in violation of articles 42 and 43 of the Treaty of Versailles, France would have pulled itself out of a political crisis and united behind this threat from its old enemy and used the treaty violation as a pretext to declare war on Hitler. France's staunch allies in Czechoslovakia joined them, secure in the fastness of the Sudeten Mountains, thus tying down Nazi troops in central Germany.

In this scenario, Britain, too, stood with its French ally, though not without some debate over France's unilateralism. The British in the end provided key air support and blockaded German North Sea ports, though relatively few British troops crossed the Channel until the fighting was almost over.

When war began, French divisions crossed into the Rhineland at several points, and overwhelmed Germans, after brief resistance, retired across the bridges. They set up a defense on the east bank, but when the French penetrated this at several points, the German army rose up under von Blomberg and von Fristsch and overthrew Hitler and his gang. The top Nazis were executed after trial in German courts for their horrible crimes -- and even more horrible plans – which came to light, along with evidence of their vast corruption. The German military leaders negotiated a new settlement with the Allies, revising several provisions of Versailles that no longer reflected realities on the ground. Nazi functionaries were purged from local offices, extremist parties were banned from German politics, and, with the aid of the occupying powers, after much difficulty and insurgency, Germany gradually returned to a democratic system of self-government, more robust than the failed Weimar Republic.

Why this war was "necessary?" Because it would have prevented World War II in Europe, the Holocaust, and the deaths of over 100 million people, from the North Sea to the Russian steppe.

But would it stand up to the modern anti-Iran and Syria War activists' definitions of justified wars? We must put them in the Way back Machine and set the dial to 1936. Remember, they didn’t know that there was going to be a World War II in Europe. Like the pacifists Orwell scorned, they probably thought Hitler was not such a bad guy as he's made out to be in the press, and they added that the leaders of Britain and America were far more dangerous to world peace. This was the anti-war, pacifist sentiments then and it is now.

For over twenty years Khamnei and Assad dictatorship regimes have been brutalizing their own citizens, have been secretly working on developing nuclear bomb, have been building massive armies, have expanded radical Islamist terror networks throughout the region and much of the world, openly threatening sovereign nations like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and interfere in the internal affairs of Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and have been in bed with Bin Ladin and behind such tragic terrorist actions like the attacks on the US marine compound in Beirut, 9/11 in New York and many more terrorist activities and counting.

Now, can we say that it is necessary to go to war and remove these two criminal regimes from power before it has become a full fledge world war three?

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