HSC World Order
42 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

United Nations: Time for reform? - Aljazeera.com

United Nations: Time for reform? - Aljazeera.com | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
United Nations: Time for reform?
Aljazeera.com
The United Nations Security Council is weighing what to do about the crisis in Ukraine, as diplomatic efforts intensify.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Syria: Has Diplomacy Failed & Is Cameron Set To Repeat Blair's ...

Syria: Has Diplomacy Failed & Is Cameron Set To Repeat Blair's ... | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
2 years & 5 months... the length of the Syrian civil war has taken it's toll on both it's people and the country itself, whilst the conflict has also tested the relations between international nations.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

UN not the only way | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South ...

[image]The United States could look beyond the UN Security Council in any strike on Syria, writes Louis Charbonneau, of Reuters, from New York.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Humanitarian workers unprepared for decades of conflict, warns UNHCR

Humanitarian workers unprepared for decades of conflict, warns UNHCR | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
World has 'lost its ability to stop conflict' and is failing to answer challenges of climate change, population and food security (@Osyfer @BBCWorld http://t.co/KGcpH1wuTY)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Syria: Russia Warns US Against Military Strike - Sky News

Syria: Russia Warns US Against Military Strike - Sky News | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
ABC News
Syria: Russia Warns US Against Military Strike
Sky News
Arab League ministers have urged the United Nations and the international community to take "deterrent" action, while blaming the regime for the alleged chemical weapons assault.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Obama administration presses for support on Syria strikes

Obama administration presses for support on Syria strikes | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
The Obama administration will spend this week trying to convince lawmakers at home and allies abroad why an attack on Syria is the appropriate response.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained US-Russia ties - Los Angeles Times

Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained US-Russia ties - Los Angeles Times | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Town Hall Obama blames Putin 'Cold War' rhetoric for strained US-Russia ties Los Angeles Times U.S.-Russian relations have been deteriorating since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin last year and began ratcheting up anti-American...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

UN chief condemns violence in Egypt, urges security forces to respect human ... - UN News Centre

UN chief condemns violence in Egypt, urges security forces to respect human ... - UN News Centre | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
UN News Centre
UN chief condemns violence in Egypt, urges security forces to respect human ...
Megan Wakeley's insight:

Lots of urging from UN. Frustration at not being able to take stronger action I imagine.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Death of key Free Syrian Army commander heralds a brutal new chapter in conflict

Death of key Free Syrian Army commander heralds a brutal new chapter in conflict | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
A new front is opening in the Syrian civil war that looks set to pit rebel against rebel, as confrontations between Western-backed groups and Islamic fundamentalist fighters threaten to spiral out of control.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Megan Wakeley from War Against Islam
Scoop.it!

Looks like the Morsi supporters were telling the truth when they threatened to kill their Christian neighbors

Looks like the Morsi supporters were telling the truth when they threatened to kill their Christian neighbors | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Violence broke out in Luxor on Friday, following a fight between a group of Christians and a single Muslim man, who died of his injuries, resulting in 4 Coptic Christians being killed and 32 injure...

Via littlebytesnews
more...
Kat Hooker's comment, July 14, 2013 8:49 AM
I AGREE TO SOME DEGREE, BUT JESUS ALSO SAID, DO NOT CAST YOUR PEARLS TO SWINE, KNOW THE PROPHESIES OF THE BIBLE CAUSE IT IS THE ARABS WHO HAVE REJECTED PAULS TEACHINGS FOR IDOL GOD THAT THE LORD IS COMING TO DEAL WITH.
Kat Hooker's comment, July 14, 2013 8:50 AM
THE LORD KNOWS WHO ARE TRULY HIS, THE LORD HAS CHRISTIAN FORMER MUSLIMS BRINGING THOSE IN RIGHT NOW.
Kat Hooker's comment, July 14, 2013 8:52 AM
AND KNOW THIS, THE MARK OF THE BEAST ISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ISLAM. THEY AREEEEEEEEEEEE THE ANTICHRIST, GOD NAMES THEIR COUNTRIES.
Rescooped by Megan Wakeley from Crime
Scoop.it!

ICC What is the international criminal court's legacy?

ICC What is the international criminal court's legacy? | HSC World Order | Scoop.it

Alison Cole: The question must not be avoided.


Via ss legal
more...
Louise Woods's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:22 AM

Article raises some good points about the effectiveness of the ICC. 

gina lockton's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:14 PM

A good read on 'effectiveness' in relation to the ICC

Rescooped by Megan Wakeley from World Order - Perspectives on World Conflict
Scoop.it!

UN Security Council approves new sanctions on North Korea | News | DW.DE | 07.03.2013

UN Security Council approves new sanctions on North Korea | News | DW.DE | 07.03.2013 | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea in response to the country’s February nuclear test. The vote follows fresh threats from Pyongyang.

Via HSCMediaMonkey
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Angelina Jolie urges world leaders to end Syria conflict | Ya Libnan ...

Angelina Jolie urges world leaders to end Syria conflict | Ya Libnan ... | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Angelina Jolie jordan Actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie has urged world leaders to end the conflict in Syria. Speaking at a news conference in a refugee camp in Jordon she said: “I appeal to the world leaders to ...
Megan Wakeley's insight:

Non legal measures

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Megan Wakeley from War Against Islam
Scoop.it!

Kerry Rhetorically Speaks,Russia& Syria Like 'Rhetorical' Idea for Averting War

Kerry Rhetorically Speaks,Russia& Syria Like 'Rhetorical' Idea for Averting War | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
As Monday evolved, it seemed increasingly possible that Russia and the United States worked out a secret way to agree on a resolution to the Syria crisis.

Via littlebytesnews
more...
littlebytesnews's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:20 PM

So Kerry spoke rhetorically because he didn't think to speak directly to Assad and consider diplomacy and asking Russia to mediate such an idea, but now it turns out Russia and Syria are willing to consider having Assad turn over his chemical weapons and even having them destroyed, but the state department says Kerry was only rhetorically speaking...so Russia and Syria should not take him seriously??

 

Related:

Assad loyalists "forming human shields" to protect from US strikes  http://sco.lt/6Aeb1F

 

 China, joins Russia, Has Warships “Observing” Close to Syria http://sco.lt/6EQept ;

 

The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria, http://ht.ly/oCmzK

 

Video: “Allahu Akbar!” @SenJohnMcCain, @statedept allies caught Executing Restrained Kneeling Pro-Assad Civilians http://sco.lt/87DDcH ;

 

Iran Threatens To Unleash Hezbollah, Kidnap Americans If U.S. Strikes Syria  http://sco.lt/6dAmgr ;

 

Video:Terrorists Coming Thru Southern Border;Hezbollah training in Mexico! http://sco.lt/8zAOJ7 ;

and likely in the US already as sleeper cells, thanks to our porous borders that this threat from Iran could become a reality if Obama strikes Syria. 

 

Putin right,Kerry lied:Top intelligence reports   confirm jihadists overpowering 'moderates' | http://sco.lt/7cYWVF ;

 

The Truth About Al Qaeda Infiltration in Syria http://sco.lt/7wmiZN

 

Allen West to Congress: Don't Let Obama Make You a Scapegoat for Syria  http://sco.lt/5QMOmn ;

 

Obama gets Cold Feet -Syrian's celebrating&call admin a joke  http://sco.lt/8ULZuj

 

EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack http://sco.lt/5ugDFR ;

 

Syrians vow to “burn America’s skies” on Obama’s Facebook  http://sco.lt/8JmIMr ;

 

A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence where a scheme 'approved by Washington' is outlined explaining that Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons.

Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against its own people.


Read more:  

http://t.co/zloPWbJDIk

 

Related:

Russia warns US of 'catastrophic consequences' of Syria intervention http://sco.lt/8PtJ5d

 

More.....

On Fox News today with Neil Cavuto: Wayne Simmons frmr CIA op claims he has human evidence that the FSA is the secular/humanitarian group&the US shld help&bomb Syria air&palace...however that's contrary to other reports, including reports from victims of the attack.

 

Related:

video evidence shows Syrian rebels using the chemical weapons in Syria  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=194084144098569&set=vb.1390539321171537&type=2&theater

 

UN Diplomat: Jihadists May Have Used Gas - Not Assadhttp://sco.lt/5YnWCX ;

Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official

Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.

Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/

 

Liberal Hypocrisy in Iraq and Syria

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/liberal-wmd-hypocrisy-in-iraq-and-syria ;

 

President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that country’s civil war, according to senior administration officials.

The timing of such an attack, which would probably last no more than two days and involve sea-launched cruise missiles — or, possibly, long-range bombers — striking military targets not directly related to Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, would be dependent on three factors: completion of an intelligence report assessing Syrian government culpability in last week’s alleged chemical attack; ongoing consultation with allies and Congress; and determination of a justification under international law.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kerry-obama-determined-to-hold-syria-accountable-for-using-chemical-weapons/2013/08/26/599450c2-0e70-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html

 

Remember Bashar the Reformer?

American officials who for ego or because of animosity toward George W. Bush did their best to end Assad’s isolation. It’s always fun to read their statements reporting Assad’s willingness to solve mutual problems.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), who took time out to tour the markets to maximum benefit for Syrian state television.Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), more John Kerry, and even more John Kerry. That second story reminds how the Obama administration once went so far as to give Syria spare parts for its planes.The late Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), at the time still a Republican, might have acted as a tour guide: His trip with Nelson and Kerry was his 16th taxpayer-funded trip to Damascus, and it was not his last.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not have gone herself, but she used her senate colleagues’ experience meeting Assad to justify her description of him as a reformer. “There’s a different leader in Syria now,” she told CBS’s Face the Nation, explaining, “Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.”Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) spent nearly $8,000 on two trips to Damascus, while Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) spent nearly twice that, according to Legistorm.Gen. David Petraeus repeatedly asked President George W. Bush for permission to go tête-à-tête with Assad in Damascus; let’s be glad Bush said no, both because it saved Petraeus the embarrassment and denied Assad a propaganda coup.

Perhaps in this age of budget-cutting, it would be useful to ask Pelosi, Kerry, and Nelson—all of whom still serve publicly—about what in hindsight they see as the value of their trips to Syria

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/08/26/remember-bashar-the-reformer/

 

 U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime' | http://sco.lt/5MRT4j

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=Syria

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=hezbollah

 

Poppen Report's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:42 PM

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1031273

Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Syria: Obama's Pretext for War? The “Rebels” are in Possession of ...

Yet, upon analysing the conflict from a realistic perspective – which was from the onset, a sectarian, foreign-funded insurgency – as opposed to the corporate-media, and western politician's manufactured fantasy-narrative of a “democratic ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Assad: If West Strikes Syria, 'Chaos And Extremism Will Spread' - CBS Local

Assad: If West Strikes Syria, 'Chaos And Extremism Will Spread' - CBS Local | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Assad: If West Strikes Syria, 'Chaos And Extremism Will Spread' CBS Local “What our American, British and French partners showed us in the past and have showed just recently is absolutely unconvincing,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Drawing a Line on Syria, US Eyes Iran Talks - New York Times

Drawing a Line on Syria, US Eyes Iran Talks - New York Times | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Drawing a Line on Syria, US Eyes Iran Talks New York Times But that message may be clashing with a simultaneous effort by American officials to explore dialogue with Iran's moderate new president, Hassan Rouhani, in the latest expression of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Obama plans rebel aid with Syria strikes, senators say

Obama plans rebel aid with Syria strikes, senators say | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Three Middle Eastern nations have offered the United States use of their military assets for action against Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Syria's refugee tragedy as two million flee civil war - Channel 4 News

Syria's refugee tragedy as two million flee civil war - Channel 4 News | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
The number of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war has topped two million, the UN's refugee agency says, in what it is calling the "great tragedy of this century".
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Syria peace hopes fade after rebels' talks with West - Ma'an News Agency

Syria peace hopes fade after rebels' talks with West - Ma'an News Agency | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Syria peace hopes fade after rebels' talks with West Ma'an News Agency The diplomatic dance around the Syrian National Coalition tour just confirmed that President Bashar Assad and his rebel opponents are nowhere near ready to thrash out a peace...
Megan Wakeley's insight:

Political negotiation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Kerry's Peace Process: Smart Diplomacy or a Complete Hash of ...

Kerry's Peace Process: Smart Diplomacy or a Complete Hash of ... | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Kerry's Peace Process: Smart Diplomacy or a Complete Hash of Things? kerry-2. Is John Kerry making progress on peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians? Good analysis of his efforts has been mostly speculative ...
Megan Wakeley's insight:

Diplomacy/Political negotiation

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Megan Wakeley from War Against Islam
Scoop.it!

Egypt Aid Cut-Off Is a Poisoned Chalice....but worth ending aid to Islamist countries

Egypt Aid Cut-Off Is a Poisoned Chalice....but worth ending aid to Islamist countries | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
It’s sometimes said that governing post-Mubarak Egypt is like drinking from a poisoned chalice. The economy is in free-fall. Policing has been virtually non-existent since the revolution.

Via littlebytesnews
more...
littlebytesnews's curator insight, July 7, 2013 8:03 PM

If the people's revolution against Morsi is a military coup, so was the people's revolution against Mubarak....yet Obama and McCain had no problem continuing aid to Egypt when the Muslim Brotherhood came to power and have no problem with arming the Islamic 'rebels'/terrorists in Syria. The Egyptians are right....Obama supports terrorism and fascism!!

 

In the end, I don't support funding any Islamist countries, including Egypt until they denounce sharia law and create a Constitution for the people, and by the people that denounces sharia law and accepts religious liberty, life, liberty, human rights, peace and prosperity for all!

 

 More:

A Video Message To Obama From Egyptian Parliamentarian: This Is Not a Coup; Don't Back MB, So We Can Still be friends... http://sco.lt/8VpNuz

 

Sadly until they turn away from sharia law and Islamic supremacy the people in Egypt will continue to suffer, especially the Christians.

Pew and Indpendent Polls:74% of Egyptian Muslims support  Sharia law...things won't change until reject Sharia! |  http://sco.lt/8QOp7Z

 

Related:

This kid gets it...perhaps there is hope for Egypt if the next generation follows the same beliefs as him:

Video:Egypt's Next President??Can Egypt's future generation save them from Islamists?  http://sco.lt/6uujBZ

 

Video:Egypt Banner: "Obama Supports Terrorism" Where is this on @ABC @NBC @CBS @MSNBC @FoxNews  http://sco.lt/5zgzVh

also video in South Africa protesting Obama!

Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Liberia: Separated By Conflict, Reunited By the Red Cross - AllAfrica.com

Liberia: Separated By Conflict, Reunited By the Red Cross - AllAfrica.com | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Liberia: Separated By Conflict, Reunited By the Red Cross
AllAfrica.com
All too often, armed conflict separates families, leaving children alone and far away from home. The case of Lucien (not his real name) is not unusual.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Megan Wakeley from Human Rights for the HSC
Scoop.it!

Rape as a weapon of war: what the law can do

Rape as a weapon of war: what the law can do | HSC World Order | Scoop.it

An article reflecting on the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court in dealing with the use of rape as a weapon of war.

 

Questions

 

1. What is the legal response mentioned to deal with rape as a weapon of war?

 

2. Summarise TWO limitations of the legal responses?

 

3. Read the following quote from the article:

 

'Since it is possible for the ICC to promote better domestic prosecutions, it can also, and should, encourage domestic accountability for sexual violence crimes.'

 

How is the concept of state sovereignty relevant to the ICC and 'domestic prosecutions'?


Via HSCMediaMonkey
Megan Wakeley's insight:

Effectiveness of ICC

more...
Megan Wakeley's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:29 PM

Effectiveness of ICC

Scooped by Megan Wakeley
Scoop.it!

Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens - Reuters

Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens - Reuters | HSC World Order | Scoop.it
Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens Reuters Sectarian violence has intensified in Lebanon because of the Syrian conflict across the border, where Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and Lebanese Sunni gunmen have joined opposing...
Megan Wakeley's insight:

Regional issue

more...
No comment yet.