Military – NYPD Holy Name http://nypdholyname.com/ Mon, 16 May 2022 04:53:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nypdholyname.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-47-120x120.png Military – NYPD Holy Name http://nypdholyname.com/ 32 32 Skepticism over calls for dialogue from the Sudanese army https://nypdholyname.com/skepticism-over-calls-for-dialogue-from-the-sudanese-army/ Mon, 16 May 2022 04:53:55 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/skepticism-over-calls-for-dialogue-from-the-sudanese-army/ CAIRO – Political stalemate prevailed in Sudan following the actions of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Transitional Sovereign Council, on October 25, 2021, to dissolve the Sovereign Military-Civilian Council and the government, impose a state of emergency and suspend work on certain provisions of the constitutional document. Since the army took power on […]]]>

CAIRO – Political stalemate prevailed in Sudan following the actions of General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Transitional Sovereign Council, on October 25, 2021, to dissolve the Sovereign Military-Civilian Council and the government, impose a state of emergency and suspend work on certain provisions of the constitutional document.

Since the army took power on October 25, 2021, the Sudanese people have taken to the streets of Khartoum, denouncing the deterioration of political, social and economic conditions, refusing any negotiation or partnership with the military component of the authorities and demanding a return. democratic transition of power led by a civilian government. Meanwhile, security forces have resorted to arresting activists and politicians.

Amid the shaky political scene in Sudan, the rejection by the opposition of any partnership or negotiation with the military component, and the failure of all local and international initiatives and mediations to achieve calm, military leaders in Sudan – represented by Burhan and his deputy, Lt. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, generally called Hemedti, called for dialogue with his opponents.

More recently, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on May 3, leaders have called for the need to unify ranks, renounce differences and unify visions in order to overcome the current crisis and find a solution to the political crisis.

Hussein Haridi, the former assistant to the Egyptian Foreign Minister, told Al-Monitor that there are no foundations and frameworks on which to base a dialogue. He wondered what the purpose of this dialogue would be.

“It is now clear to the whole world that the political forces in Sudan demand full civilian rule. But is the military component prepared to accept this principle, even in theory? And more importantly, does the military component recognize the right to full civilian rule? When will this be implemented, and can the military council and the political parties agree to democratically manage the transition phase together? Haridi asked.

The resistance committees, local groups of revolutionaries leading anti-coup demonstrations in Sudan, have repeatedly announced their refusal to engage in any dialogue with the military component, brandishing the slogan of the three no’s: no negotiation, no partnership, no legitimacy.

Haridi noted that the lack of dialogue between the two sides is due to the fact that neither side is concerned with the unity and future of Sudan. “Their intentions are not sincere. They don’t want Sudan’s best interest. There is no unified vision that brings together the civilian forces and the army. The armed forces are not the guardians of nations. They are the protectors of nations. As long as the army believes that it is the guardian of the future of Sudan and that its duty is to protect the constitutional order of the country, we will remain in this vicious circle.

He added: “The fastest way out of the crisis is to form a constituent body to draft a permanent constitution for the country, the terms of which are agreed upon and then presented to the people of Sudan in a referendum declared to all local and foreign citizens. media. With this constitution, a new stage would be established in the history of Sudan.

In a May 6 press release, El-Hadi Idris, leader of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), an umbrella of former rebel groups, said that a partnership between the SRF and the military component will be done in a different and new that preserves the role and tasks of each party without one party usurping the tasks and competence of another. “The partnership that took place in 2019 led to the situation we are currently living in,” he noted.

Idris highlighted the serious efforts of the SRF, through initiative and serious dialogue, to return power to the civilians, noting, “We have no other choice, everything else will lead the country to collapse.”

Former Egyptian ambassador to Sudan Mohamed el-Shazly told Al-Monitor that Burhan turned against legitimacy and carried out a full-scale coup, whether dissolving the government or arresting political figures, or by appointing members of the current Sovereign Council without any consultation with the civilian forces. “After all this, he now calls for dialogue. How could that be? Since the coup, Burhan has faced a stalemate. Calling for dialogue is an unnecessary political stunt; parties that reject the military component at the head of the state will not accept it.

He called for the need to respond quickly to the wishes of the Sudanese people. “The Sudanese army has brought the country to the edge of the abyss. Since Sudan’s independence in 1956, the Sudanese military has helped drag the country through many crises, and led to the division of Sudan, the separation of South Sudan from Khartoum in 2011, and created many crises in the Sudanese street, including the crises in the Darfur region and in eastern Sudan. Burhan must therefore step aside and make way for effective civilians [leaders] to manage the next step and end the state of conflict and division in Sudan.

Ahmed al-Mufti, a Sudanese political analyst and legal expert, told Al-Monitor that there is no alternative to dialogue. “The only alternative is the use of force, which will lead to fighting between protesters and the military component. The losing side in the power struggle will never surrender, and political instability will prevail in the country in the absence of dialogue.

from Sudan Emergency Lawyers Group, which monitors violations against Sudanese, in a May 6 statement accused Sudanese authorities of torturing 25 protesters who were recently arrested and imprisoned in unknown locations. “The Sudanese authorities are still detaining some figures from the resistance committees, while Burhan has declared his intention to release the detainees and prepare for dialogue,” their statement continued.

Mufti believes that the resistance committees are responsible for the absence of dialogue in Sudan. “This is due to their lack of political experience and brandishing the slogan of the three no’s, in addition to the international parties that exploit their enthusiasm as young people and push them towards paths that do not lead to stability in Sudan, but rather further complicate the political scene,” he concluded.

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Move trial of oath keepers to military bases https://nypdholyname.com/move-trial-of-oath-keepers-to-military-bases/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:28:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/move-trial-of-oath-keepers-to-military-bases/ Prosecutors quote an Oath Keepers member shouting that in a YouTube video, where he gestures toward the Capitol. One of the oath keepers was allegedly involved in an abandoned plan to transport weapons across the Potomac River to the former president that of Donald Trump The command asked a federal judge to consider moving his […]]]>

Prosecutors quote an Oath Keepers member shouting that in a YouTube video, where he gestures toward the Capitol.

One of the oath keepers was allegedly involved in an abandoned plan to transport weapons across the Potomac River to the former president that of Donald Trump The command asked a federal judge to consider moving his seditious conspiracy trial to military bases in Virginia.

“In the Eastern District of Virginia, the Alexandria Courthouse has a huge ceremonial courtroom that can accommodate large trials,” the attorneys for Thomas Calwell wrote in a 21-page motion to change venue. “Furthermore, the Eastern District of Virginia [sic] has several military bases that could be used for testing, including Ft. Belvoir (Fairfax, Va.), Fort. Myer (Arlington, Virginia) and Fort. AP Hill (Bowling Green, Va.), which have large buildings and are equipped with “bricks” that can accommodate detained defendants during trial breaks.

Founded by Stewart Rhodes, the name of the extremist group Oath Keepers derives from the vow of members of the military and law enforcement to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Its members – current and retired police officers, soldiers, sailors and airmen – follow their own view of what this oath means, even if it contradicts those of lawmakers, judges and the institutions they serve.

Caldwell, a retired Navy lieutenant commander, was quoted Jan. 6 as saying, ‘Every b**** in there is a traitor’, gesturing to Congress during the president’s certification that of Joe Biden Election victory 2020. Prosecutors say Caldwell helped plan a so-called “quick reaction force,” or QRF, originally intended to stand near a Virginia hotel with guns. In the “worst-case scenario,” the Oath Keepers believed Trump would call them as his private militia to help him in Washington, DC, prosecutors say.

Like many other Jan. 6 defendants, Caldwell wants to move his next trial outside of the DC District, a predominantly Blue jurisdiction that voted against Trump. Such efforts have failed in the past. Prosecutors cited Watergate for the proposition that the nation’s capital’s largely Democratic electorate is not a reason the Republican defendants cannot receive a fair trial.

Several Oath Keepers defendants are undeterred, saying Biden’s statements have tainted the jury panel.

“Just this week, President Biden accused the ‘MAGA mob’ of being ‘the most extreme political organization in existence,'” Caldwell’s lawyer said. David W.Fischer written in brief. ‘The president previously called J6′[t]he worst attack on our democracy since the civil war.

Prosecutors have charged Rhodes and 10 of his fellow Oath Keepers in the seditious conspiracy case, and several other members face lesser charges in a related case. Most want to avoid a DC jury, citing public polls as compelling evidence of their rise at trial.

“Even more compelling: 16 defendants joined the instant motion, and others who have now pleaded guilty had already joined a prior motion to transfer location,” the motion reads.

Several members of Oath Keepers have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the government as the trial looms. One of the cooperators, William Todd Wilsontold prosecutors that Rhodes assembled a group of oath keepers inside the Phoenix Hotel on January 6 and called an unidentified individual from inside the suite.

“Wilson heard Rhodes repeatedly implore the individual to tell President Trump to call on groups like the Oath Keepers to forcibly oppose the transfer of power,” Wilson’s minutes read. “This individual has denied Rhodes’ request to speak directly with President Trump. After the call ended, Rhodes told the group, “I just want to fight.”

Joshua James34, and Brian Ulrich44, had previously pleaded guilty.

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Senators urge Defense Secretary to ensure service members can travel for abortions https://nypdholyname.com/senators-urge-defense-secretary-to-ensure-service-members-can-travel-for-abortions/ Thu, 12 May 2022 22:15:48 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/senators-urge-defense-secretary-to-ensure-service-members-can-travel-for-abortions/ A group of left-leaning senators are urging US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ensure service members can travel for abortions if the US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade. A leaked draft opinion for an ongoing case shows the High Court could overturn the landmark abortion-related decision – but the draft is not an […]]]>

A group of left-leaning senators are urging US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ensure service members can travel for abortions if the US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade.

A leaked draft opinion for an ongoing case shows the High Court could overturn the landmark abortion-related decision – but the draft is not an official decision, and the court’s official opinion later this year could differ from the project.

“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of every state from regulating or prohibiting abortion. deer and Casey assumed this authority. We now reverse those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” the draft notice reads.

Such a ruling would give states the power to ban abortions, and some states have trigger laws that would ban most abortions if the High Court issues such an opinion.

Sense. Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jeanne Shaheen (DN.H .), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Angus King (I-Maine) came together in a letter warning that service members could find themselves stationed in states where abortion is no longer available. Lawmakers called on Austin to take action so service members in this situation can travel to get an abortion.

“If the advisory goes into effect, hundreds of thousands of DOD troops, dependents, and civilians will lose access to safe abortions and could be subject to criminal prosecution for exercising a basic human right, creating a scenario in which the reproductive and health rights of service members would become dependent upon their duty station,” the lawmakers said in the letter.

“As head of our military services, it is your responsibility to safeguard the health and well-being of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and guards. As our country faces a likely setback in human rights, What are you and your personnel doing in preparation to protect the health and well-being of those under your command What steps will you take to assist service members in need of an abortion At a minimum, you and your personnel should consider implement policy changes to allow service members to obtain, for example, special release or additional permissive temporary authorizations to travel out of state for reproductive health care and abortions if they are on duty in a jurisdiction that restricts those rights after the release of the Dobbs decision,” the senators said in the letter.

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Subi Reef in the Philippine Sea has a major new military construction by China in PH waters – https://nypdholyname.com/subi-reef-in-the-philippine-sea-has-a-major-new-military-construction-by-china-in-ph-waters/ Sat, 07 May 2022 09:50:50 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/subi-reef-in-the-philippine-sea-has-a-major-new-military-construction-by-china-in-ph-waters/ Subi Reef is now a huge island fortress in the province of Palawan, Philippines, now with seven sites of controversial Chinese military construction activity in 2022 as of May 5, 2022. The construction appears to be a prelude to war. “It’s a huge military fortress in the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone and it explodes into […]]]>

Subi Reef is now a huge island fortress in the province of Palawan, Philippines, now with seven sites of controversial Chinese military construction activity in 2022 as of May 5, 2022. The construction appears to be a prelude to war.

“It’s a huge military fortress in the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone and it explodes into an armed fortress with more arms and ammunition than many countries have,” says Dale Carter, director of security for the RINJ Foundation, who says the dispute in Philippine waters and in the South China Sea has deprived more than 2 million families of their livelihoods and food.

How did this get so out of control?

In its exclusive economic zone, the coastal state being the Philippines in this case, has sovereign rights over Subi Reef. But China built an artificial fortress and loaded it with weapons and command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) devices and manpower.

“Subi Reef, also known as Zamora Reef (Tagalog: Bahura ng Zamora, lit. ‘Reef of Zamora’); Zhubi Reef (Mandarin Chinese: 渚碧礁; pinyin: Zhǔbì Jiāo); Vietnamese: đá Xu Bi, is a reef in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea located 26 km (16 mi and 13 nm) southwest of Pag-asa Island in the Philippines, Thitu Island under the municipality of Kalayaan Island Group, Palawan Province. It is illegally occupied by China (PRC) and claimed by Taiwan (ROC) and Vietnam. (Wikipedia)

The US 7th Watch Fleet in the South China Sea

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Photo of Petty Officer 3rd Class Alonzo Martin-Frazier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Strike Group
SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 31, 2022) Seaman Justin Williams, of Victorville, Calif., stands watch aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (GC 53). Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of ​​operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready response force in support of a region Free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alonzo Martin-Frazier) The original photo is significantly cropped and edited for an alternate presentation of the story: “7th Fleet Watch”. Art/Crop/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

“Aggression Events of a Hysterically Bigoted CCP, against 40 countries surrounding the South China Seas, jeopardize families’ seafood supply and suppress the movement of goods,” a global civil society women’s rights group says of the growing aggression in the South China Sea. The women proposed a formula for an interim cooperation agreement to the United Nations and parties to the SCS dispute.

On the base of some corals and rocks occasionally protruding from the water surface of the South China Sea, China claimed, just after World War II, ninety percent of the 3.5 million square kilometers of the South China Sea.unquestionably sovereign‘ territorial waters, according to a book by renowned author, Robert D. Kaplan.

Australia put it succinctly in mid-2020: There is “no legal basis for China to draw straight baselines connecting the furthest points of maritime features or ‘island groups’ in the South China Sea”.

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Simularity and a global civil society group together call further Chinese expansion on military islands in the Philippine Sea “dangerous”.

“We are very connected to the women of Asia, especially the ASEAN countries where we have 2 million members,” says Michele Frances of the global women’s rights group RINJ Women.

“I am a practical person who manages clinics and a small hospital where rural populations would otherwise not have these services. So when decisions are made in G20 countries, especially in the Anglosphere, decisions that ignore humanity, I see what is in the hands of the worker going to the mouth of the worker getting smaller and the action become a less frequent action during the day.

“People need three meals a day. This especially includes children. When China started driving fishermen out of their normal, natural fishing grounds it was much worse when Portugal, Spain, England and France did it, it ended the chain of food supply in many parts of the world. Today, instead of treating rare diseases, we medical workers are fighting the essentials: starvation, malnutrition and hunger. It made me cry once, but now every time I see a child starving to death, I’m not afraid to say I’d love to smash the faces of the politicians who did this. Anger has replaced tears and the queues are no longer for food, they are queues for last rights,” the dedicated humanitarian explained.

As China militarizes the Philippine Sea, it is using its naval militia to keep fishermen away from their fishing waters.

Above Photo credit: Simularity Inc Satellite Imagery. Photo taken by Airbus Defense and Space. Subi Bay Site “E” (See image below.)

South China Sea from the top of the mountain near Tuba, Philippines

The Western Philippine Sea claimed by China as seen from the Philippines Photo: Magazine Feminine-Perspective Micheal John July 12, 2020

13 nautical miles from the Philippine occupied island of Pag-asa (Thitu), all within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines

There are seven sites of various construction activities in 2022 as of May 5, 2022

Subi Reef

Photo credit: Simularity Satellite Imagery Inc. Photo taken by Airbus Defense and Space. Subi Reef areas of interest on the Subi Reef. According to Simularity Inc, “This breaking news story covers some new construction changes discovered at Subi Reef.
Subi Reef, occupied by the PRC, is only 13 nautical miles from the island Pag-asa (Thitu) occupied by the Philippines. Using recent satellite imagery and our analysis process, we have discovered seven sites for various construction activities in 2022 as of May 5. Sincerely, FPMag from the South China Sea Warning Team at Simularity »

According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea – Part V

“In the exclusive economic zone, the coastal state [the Philippines in this case] has sovereign rights for the purposes of exploration and exploitation, conservation and management of the natural resources, whether living or not, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil, and with regard to d other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the area, such as the production of energy from water, currents and winds, in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Convention with regard to the establishment and use of artificial islands, facilities and structures such as:

  • marine scientific research;
  • the protection and preservation of the marine environment; and
  • other rights and duties provided for in this Agreement.

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MacDill AFB military families agree to settle housing lawsuit https://nypdholyname.com/macdill-afb-military-families-agree-to-settle-housing-lawsuit/ Fri, 06 May 2022 21:15:27 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/macdill-afb-military-families-agree-to-settle-housing-lawsuit/ Five military families who sued for unsafe housing and shoddy maintenance work in rented homes at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., have reached a pending settlement with the Michaels Organization, the private company hired to manage the houses. (MacDill Air Force Base) Five military families who sued for unsafe housing and shoddy maintenance work in […]]]>

Five military families who sued for unsafe housing and shoddy maintenance work in rented homes at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., have reached a pending settlement with the Michaels Organization, the private company hired to manage the houses. (MacDill Air Force Base)

Five military families who sued for unsafe housing and shoddy maintenance work in rented homes at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., have reached a pending settlement with the company managing the homes, according to Federal Court records.

The notice of a pending settlement filed in federal court Wednesday does not outline the details of the settlement between the families and the Michaels Organization, the private company that manages MacDill housing. However, the notice says it will be on an individual basis.

A case management conference is scheduled for May 18, according to court documents. A settlement would end the more than two-year-old case.

The lawsuit was filed in December 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the Intermediate District of Florida, Division of Tampa, claiming Michaels knew MacDill’s homes had mold issues and failed to protect the health and safety of service members and of their families. Instead, the company, known locally in MacDill as Harbor Bay, took an incomplete and piecemeal approach to addressing the mold issues that was ineffective, according to the suit.

Three Air Force families — Joshua and Traci Lenz, Ryan and Erica Morgan, and Gary and Kayla Elbon — and two Army families — Jason and Amie Norquist and Jason and Jenny Genrich — originally filed the lawsuit as a class action, according to court documents.

“We filed a class action lawsuit because hundreds of families in the same situation have been impacted by these issues,” Shanon Carson, family attorney, said in 2019. only five houses at MacDill Air Force Base. It affects literally hundreds of homes. They are rental units, so it affects multiple tenants of the same house because the issues are not resolved from tenant to tenant.

The company’s actions were negligence and breach of contract, a violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, according to the lawsuit. Other names of the Michaels organization listed in the lawsuit include Michaels Management Services, Inc., Interstate Realty Management Company, AMC East Communities and Clark Capital Realty.

A representative for Michaels declined to comment on the pending settlement on Friday.

Lawyers for the military families did not respond to requests for comment Friday.

The two sides decided on the pending settlement during mediation held on April 1, according to court documents. The early settlement will resolve all claims brought by the families and the claims of additional class members.

The non-monetary details of the settlement are still being negotiated between the parties and certain aspects of the agreement may require court approval, according to court documents. Once those details were settled, the parties agreed to file a case to close the case.

However, rejection will require the court to retain jurisdiction to interpret and enforce the terms of the settlement, if necessary.

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Opinion: Religious fanaticism won’t solve the Canadian military’s discrimination problem https://nypdholyname.com/opinion-religious-fanaticism-wont-solve-the-canadian-militarys-discrimination-problem/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/opinion-religious-fanaticism-wont-solve-the-canadian-militarys-discrimination-problem/ Reverend Dr. Andrew Bennett is the Director of Religious Liberty and Religious Community Engagement at the Cardus think tank. Eliminating sexism, racism and other social evils from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is a laudable goal. But sadly, the National Defense Advisory Group on Systemic Racism and Discrimination has recommended an approach that appears to […]]]>

Reverend Dr. Andrew Bennett is the Director of Religious Liberty and Religious Community Engagement at the Cardus think tank.

Eliminating sexism, racism and other social evils from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is a laudable goal. But sadly, the National Defense Advisory Group on Systemic Racism and Discrimination has recommended an approach that appears to be based in religious bigotry: a theological cleansing of military chaplaincy from certain faiths.

Specifically, the panel recommends that the CAF no longer employ chaplains from faith communities that do not accept same-sex marriage, distinguish between different leadership roles for men and women, or reject polytheism. In short, the panel appears to want to fire Christian chaplains of Catholic, Orthodox, and mostly Protestant backgrounds, as well as many Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis.

Defense Minister Anita Anand is expected to firmly and publicly reject this recommendation. Indeed, how could she accept a recommendation based on ad hominem attacks and caricatures of any faith community?

The report speaks of “genocide at the hands of Christian religious leaders”, criticizes churches for “sexist notions” in their teachings and condemns religions “demanding conversion” of those considered “pagans”.

Yet government officials have no jurisdiction or jurisdiction to judge religious teachings.

Clearly, the panel did not understand the religious communities it casually dismissed, nor attempted to learn more about their beliefs, practices and traditions. If they had, they would at least have known that the beliefs in their sights do not require anyone’s conversion. Instead, in the name of inclusion and diversity, he simply declared certain groups worthy of exclusion.

The panel’s recommendation on chaplaincy also comes with some practical issues. If the religious background of CAF members roughly mirrored the population of Canada, just over one-third would be Catholic. The committee’s recommendation would simply deny them pastoral care.

What about the other third of the CAF that is probably part of non-Catholic Christian communities? What about Muslim and Jewish members of the CAF?

If Mrs. Anand accepted this change in chaplaincy, they would find it increasingly difficult to access spiritual care that reflected their specific beliefs and traditions.

Ironically, this would also marginalize many Indigenous CAF members who are part of Catholic, Anglican or other Christian groups.

It’s not fair or inclusive. This perpetuates the very problems the band says they want to solve.

Worse still, the committee would destroy some of the good work Canadian chaplains are doing today. Consider Lt. Col. Terry Cherwick, a Ukrainian-Greek Catholic priest who is part of the CAF humanitarian mission in Poland to help manage the influx of refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. Father Cherwick stood at the Warsaw train station to welcome and pray with the refugees, offering pastoral care on the spot – a product not only of his specific faith, but of his vocation to serve others.

But if the panel were successful, Father Cherwick would be out of a job. This means that expelling such faith from the CAF chaplaincy would not only hurt the military and Canadians in general – it would hurt some of the most desperate people in the world.

Finally, the committee’s recommendation is an attack on Canadian pluralism. Genuine and deep pluralism ensures that all citizens can participate fully in the public life of our country, informed and guided by their deep convictions. These beliefs vary regarding humanity, God, and even good and evil; on some things they deeply disagree. Some beliefs may even seem eccentric, bizarre or offensive to people from different religious communities, but that’s okay: Canadian society is deeply multicultural and multi-religious. The armed forces are no exception.

Today, chaplains serve all CAF members and their families “whether they identify with a particular religious tradition, have no specific spiritual/religious practice, belief or custom, or are spiritually curious. They have specific guidelines for respecting native religious traditions.

We are thankfully long gone to 1986 when the CAF asked if a member should be allowed to wear a turban as part of their uniform. Today, we know that a Sikh soldier belongs to the CAF just as much as an evangelical soldier, regardless of differences in dress and, more fundamentally, in faith. And that’s a good thing: no Canadian should ever have to wonder if their faith will keep them from serving their country.

Yes, racism, sexism and other forms of extremism have no place in the Canadian military. But we will not win this battle by using bigotry. Ms. Anand should firmly and publicly reject the recommendation of the chaplaincy committee.

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“The Ukrainian army understands the futility of resistance” — RealnoeVremya.com https://nypdholyname.com/the-ukrainian-army-understands-the-futility-of-resistance-realnoevremya-com/ Wed, 04 May 2022 12:28:05 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/the-ukrainian-army-understands-the-futility-of-resistance-realnoevremya-com/ The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia believes that a special court can be created to bring justice to the soldiers of the nationalist battalions and the mercenaries Throughout the special military operation in Ukraine, the Investigative Committee of Russia records traces of crimes committed by nationalists. Among the main crimes of the Ukrainian […]]]>

The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia believes that a special court can be created to bring justice to the soldiers of the nationalist battalions and the mercenaries

Throughout the special military operation in Ukraine, the Investigative Committee of Russia records traces of crimes committed by nationalists. Among the main crimes of the Ukrainian security forces — the bombardment of civilians with artillery guns, tactical missile systems and mortars. In total, since 2014, the Investigative Committee has opened about 800 criminal cases related to the events in Donbass and Ukraine, department chairman Alexander Bastrykin told RT. Realnoe Vremya presents the main points of the interview.

“The figures are far from definitive”: around 800 criminal cases, thousands of victims

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine has been going on for more than two months. During this period, Ukrainian nationalists bombarded residential buildings and civilian infrastructure with heavy weapons with highly damaging properties, said Alexander Bastrykin. In addition, they use prohibited ammunition.

“Our investigators are working on the ground, and we are getting more and more concrete evidence of the commission of particularly serious crimes against the Russian-speaking inhabitants of Donbass, who did not agree with the nationalist policy of kyiv, the ban of the language and who united to create the autonomy of the south-eastern regions of Ukraine,” said the chairman of the investigative commission.

According to Bastrykin, the actions of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian Armed Forces are characterized by “particular cruelty, selectivity, cynicism and ruthlessness”. They even demonstrate them vis-à-vis Ukrainians who “do not share their nationalist opinions”.

Photo: sledcom.ru

Most often, the Investigative Committee of Russia records attacks of Ukrainian security forces against civilians from artillery guns, tactical missile systems, mortars and small arms. Bastrykin especially noted the use of missiles of the Tochka-U tactical complex by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He recalled that when they attacked in March, more than 20 people were killed in Donetsk and more than 30 were injured in various ways.

“115 people are involved in these crimes against the peace and security of humanity, which are not time-barred, of which 63 have been indicted. But these figures, we all understand, are far from definitive. Every day the investigation establishes new defendants, brings new charges against Ukrainian armed forces commanders and members of nationalist formations,” Bastrykin said.

The head of the investigative commission also mentioned that nationalists in Ukraine use civilians as human shields. According to him, the ministry has a lot of data confirming this. Everything is recorded in the documents of the criminal cases.

“People who arrived in Russia from Donbass and Ukraine spoke about the deployment of nationalists and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, their military equipment near five schools, as well as the use of hospitals and maternity wards by Ukrainian servicemen like shelter, the conduct of mortar attacks by Azov fighters from the territory of the Primorye trading center, the placement of firing positions by the Ukrainian army on the roofs of residential buildings,” Bastrykin said.

Photo: sledcom.ru

In total, since 2014, the Investigative Committee of Russia has initiated about 800 criminal cases related to the events in Donbass and Ukraine. Investigators have already interviewed more than 181,000 people. The number of victims exceeded the 59,000 mark, including more than 10,000 minors. The amount of claims for compensation for material and moral damage reached tens of billions of rubles.

The defendants in the criminal cases brought by the Investigative Committee are, among others, high-ranking Ukrainian officials, as well as representatives of radical nationalist organizations in Ukraine. As Bastrykin clarified, today there are 287, almost half of whom have already been charged. Among them – former Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko, former Defense Ministers Valeriy Heletey and Stepan Poltorak, First Deputy and deputy heads of the Ministry of Defense Ivan Rusnak, Igor Pavlovsky, Oleg Shevchuk, Alexander Dublyan, commanders of individual units of the armed forces and participants of nationalist battalions.

“The Ukrainian military prefers to surrender when the opportunity arises”

According to Bastrykin, today there are more than 2,000 Ukrainian servicemen in Russia who have voluntarily laid down their arms. Among them are five brigade commanders of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who fought against the population of Donbass.

“Everyone sees that the Ukrainian military, no matter how it sounds in Western media and propaganda social media, prefers to surrender when the opportunity arises. They understand the futility of resistance,” Bastrykin said.

The Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered are questioned by the investigators. During interrogations, they speak, among other things, of mercenaries who arrived in Ukraine from other countries. Based on the data received, the commission of inquiry initiated criminal proceedings against 75 mercenaries from the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway, Canada, Georgia and other states.

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Bastrykin also commented on the torture of captured Russian servicemen by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to him, there they “beat” them to try to get information about the special operation from them. The committee investigates these crimes.

“For example, several Russian servicemen participating in the special operation to protect the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk were shot at by Ukrainian security forces and captured in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine. They were handed over to agents of the Ukrainian Security Service, who illegally detained them for ten days. At the same time, physical violence was systematically used against Russians,” the commission chairman said.

“The question of where the trial of the Ukrainian nationalists will take place is still open”

Bastrykin said that Ukraine is not fulfilling its international obligations – the country is not investigating crimes committed by Ukrainian armed forces in Donbass. He recalled that the norms of international humanitarian law oblige States to seek and bring to justice those responsible for war crimes or serious violations of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols I and II of 1977. Kyiv does not prosecute not these people.

“The question of where the trial of the Ukrainian nationalists will take place is still open. We believe that several options can be implemented here. The principles of universal jurisdiction allow these criminal cases to be heard by a national court. At the same time, we would support the creation of a separate special court. The most important thing is that such a tribunal be impartial,” Bastrykin said.

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He also noted that the competent authorities of Ukraine for far-fetched reasons persecute Russian deputies and officials. He considers these actions “absurd and illegal”.

“For unlawfully bringing our citizens to criminal liability. Lawyers of the Russian Investigative Committee initiate criminal proceedings against Ukrainian officials and bring them to criminal liability established by law. The Investigative Committee has initiated 14 such criminal cases,” the Investigative Committee Chairman said.

The Investigative Committee identified the circle of people associated with military biological activities in Ukraine

Bastrykin also spoke about the investigation of a criminal case on the development of biological weapons of mass destruction in laboratories in Ukraine. The Investigative Committee of Russia has already identified the circle of people associated with this activity. Among them, representatives of the US Department of Defense and US contractors.

“It has been established that since 2005 the volume of US funding of biological programs in Ukraine amounts to more than $224 million. The United States constantly carried out work on the modernization and re-equipment of about three dozen scientific institutions of the Ukrainian ministries of health and agriculture, as well as a number of sanitary-epidemiological facilities of the command medical forces of Ukraine. Ministry of Defense of Ukraine,” Bastrykin said.

He clarified that before the start of the Russian special operation, the results of research carried out in Ukrainian biological laboratories were transferred to the territories controlled by the kyiv regime.

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Russia’s Investigative Committee intends to continue investigating new information about biological laboratories operating in the neighboring country of Russia. In particular, the agency uses materials provided by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in its work.

“They are waging an information war against our country”

Since the start of the special military operation, the Investigative Committee of Russia has already initiated 35 criminal cases under the recently adopted Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, i.e. for the public dissemination of deliberately false information about the use of the armed forces of the country, the execution of their powers by Russian state bodies.

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Bastrykin also commented on the forgeries being circulated by Western media. According to him, some of them contain “frankly false information”. He considers that the discredit of Russia is the goal of some of these publications.

“They are waging an information war against our country. Our task is to explain clearly what is really happening, to show evidence of crimes, our position. And we will continue to do so,” Bastrykin assured.

Tatiana Demina

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Duterte wants police and military automatically exempted from gun ban │ GMA News Online https://nypdholyname.com/duterte-wants-police-and-military-automatically-exempted-from-gun-ban-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Tue, 03 May 2022 03:42:27 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/duterte-wants-police-and-military-automatically-exempted-from-gun-ban-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ President Rodrigo Duterte has said the police and military should be automatically exempted from the Electoral Commission’s (Comelec) firearms ban, although he noted that some uniformed personnel tend to shoot when they are intoxicated. During the People’s Talk aired Tuesday morning, Duterte said members of the police and military would have difficulty getting clearances because […]]]>

President Rodrigo Duterte has said the police and military should be automatically exempted from the Electoral Commission’s (Comelec) firearms ban, although he noted that some uniformed personnel tend to shoot when they are intoxicated.

During the People’s Talk aired Tuesday morning, Duterte said members of the police and military would have difficulty getting clearances because they wouldn’t have time to process it.

“Obtaining individual authorizations from Comelec is really a bad idea, kasi po [because] some police officers are assigned to a different area from where he listens, or he lives outside the area of ​​his jurisdiction or assignment papauwi ng bahay, ito minsan nahuhuli, [going home, they are sometimes apprehended.]” he said.

Duterte said uniformed personnel are expected to act in accordance with their oath of office with or without an exemption from the gun ban, and do what is “right” and fulfill their duty.

“Dapat tanggalin nila ‘yan. There must be a maturity even in our laws. Dapat talaga automatic na sana ‘yan, but that’s just my… ‘yung ano ko, being mayor for so many years,” he said.

[They should remove that. There has to be a maturity even in our laws. This should be automatic but that’s just my [suggestion] being mayor for so many years.]

“You know, elections here are a heat game for some politicians. After elections, there is always the possibility of violence before, during and after a certain period. Now is not the time to impose demands,” he continued.

Under Comelec Resolution 10728, carrying, carrying, or transporting firearms or deadly weapons outside of the residence or workplace and in all public places is prohibited from January 9 through January 8 June 2022 during national elections.

Comelec amended this earlier to exempt the Vice President’s Office, Senators, Members of Congress, Court Judges, Cabinet Secretaries down to Deputy Secretaries, as well as their security details.

The electoral body also granted President Saiamen Pangarungan the power to grant exemptions to the firearms ban for “urgent and meritorious cases” and to place electoral areas identified as being of concern under the control of Comelec.

Pangarungan clarified earlier that Duterte already had an exemption as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the agency had already issued a general firearms clearance for the military and police.

“I know for certain that it’s not in the Constitution. If it’s included in this Constitution, then it’s stupid and should be taken off the books,” Duterte said.

“Hindi Maganda. It’s just eh pulis talaga, kung talagang manggulo ‘yan, malasing, manginom ‘yan, maski ano malasing ‘yan, paputok na,” he continued.

[It is not nice. It’s just that the police, if they would cause a ruckus, get drunk, shots would be fired.]

For his part, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año dismissed reports that police and military were apprehended at checkpoints for lack of authorization as “isolated incidents”.

“Kapag naka-uniform in nasa area of ​​operation or area of ​​responsibility, hindi hinuhuli. Meron naman kaukulang mission order,” he explained.

[If they are in uniform and in the area of operation or area of responsibility, they are not apprehended if they have the corresponding mission order.] —RSJ, GMA News

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In the army and get divorced? Chas Sampson explains what you need to know https://nypdholyname.com/in-the-army-and-get-divorced-chas-sampson-explains-what-you-need-to-know/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:30:59 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/in-the-army-and-get-divorced-chas-sampson-explains-what-you-need-to-know/ When you’re walking down the aisle and saying vows in front of friends and family, you don’t usually have divorce on your mind. However, the current divorce rate in the United States is still around 44%. Although the rate is down from its peak of nearly 50% in the 1990s, experts say it may have […]]]>

When you’re walking down the aisle and saying vows in front of friends and family, you don’t usually have divorce on your mind. However, the current divorce rate in the United States is still around 44%. Although the rate is down from its peak of nearly 50% in the 1990s, experts say it may have more to do with fewer people getting married than the overall divorce rate.

Getting divorced while in the military is another ball of wax. The military divorce rate tends to be higher than that of civilians. This high divorce rate could be due to a number of reasons: long periods of separation, financial problems, pressure to marry young and have children, and mental health problems that can arise from service tours.

When divorcing in a military marriage, unique challenges can arise. Even though no one expects a divorce, it can still happen, so it helps to be prepared.

Chas Sampson, the founder of Seven Principles, has experience with military divorce, personally and professionally. His insight is currently helping the military navigate the muddy waters of marriage dissolution.

Why do military couples divorce?

Marriage in military faces is often very different from most civilian weddings. Soldiers and their spouses experience things that civilians never have to worry about.

“Distance is always a factor,” says Sampson. “The couple can be stationed in two different locations if they are both serving, or one spouse can be deployed to a combat zone.”

The frequency of separations can have harmful consequences on even the strongest relationships. Although couples may believe they are ready to spend long periods of time apart when they marry, the reality of the situation can be discouraging. According to the USO, the average military deployment can last six to twelve months. For budding marriages, separation can be the kiss of death.

Many soldiers marry young. According to recent research, military men are much more likely to marry young than their civilian counterparts. More than half of military men are married before the age of 25. However, according to the CDC, the younger a couple is, the more likely their marriage is to fail. Because military marriage tends to be young, this contributes to the higher percentage of divorces among military couples.

One of the reasons military members may choose to marry before they are ready may be the additional “marriage pay” military members receive. The problem slips when distance and possible immaturity negatively affect the relationship. If the couple decides to divorce, the loss of the extra pay the military receives for their marriage could cause financial hardship for both parties.

What makes military divorce different?

Military divorces differ from civilian divorces in many ways. It makes sense for people looking to dissolve a marriage in the military to consult with an attorney early in the process. Navigating the complicated nature of military divorces without sound legal advice can often spell disaster.

Jurisdiction and residency issues can further complicate an already complicated matter. Even though separate states dictate divorce law with civilian and military divorces, those who serve — or have served — and are seeking a divorce should be aware of how their state of residence affects their case.

Generally, the state where the serviceman has his legal residence is the state that will decide the correct division of the service pension in the event of a divorce. Retaining a talented lawyer will help you. They will know the laws applicable to the residence, which can sometimes be complicated when serving in the military. Retaining a lawyer may also be a special consideration in itself. You will want to hire someone familiar with military matters.

If children are a factor, deployments can scramble the custody process. Incidents of domestic violence or adultery are also handled differently within the military justice system. Besides children and custody, several other aspects of marriage considered standard in a civil divorce settlement can be incredibly difficult to manage.

Tread lightly

When navigating a military divorce, there are some do’s and don’ts to consider. Decorum is held to a high standard in the military, which also applies to service members whose marriages fail. The concept of propriety can be difficult to grasp in a context as emotionally draining as a divorce, but it’s something everyone involved needs to keep in mind.

“Avoid involving executives as it could damage your image,” advises Sampson. Working with military leaders is not like standing in front of the water cooler of a civilian job talking negatively about your future ex. When you show up for work, you should leave your personal worries at home.

It would be the responsibility of both parties to refrain from personal insults or derogatory statements. It is not proper for a soldier or an officer to make fun of his or her spouse in public and, in doing so, lower the expectations of decorum placed on the military. As such, Sampson suggests keeping your impending divorce as private as possible.

“Avoid sharing the divorce with other service members,” he says. “Keep this process as private and expeditious as possible.”

Top tips (from someone who’s been there)

When you decide to divorce, you can get advice from your parents, your legal advisor, or friends you choose to confide in. Having experienced the difficult road to divorce, Sampson has some advice for those considering ending their marriage while in service.

“Costs can spiral out of control when mired in a legal situation,” Sampson remarks, “so I suggest finding ways to mitigate them. expensive.

Finding common ground in the midst of even friendly divorces can be tricky. After all, if you always agreed with your spouse, you probably wouldn’t divorce.

“Try to seek out marriage counseling and third-party interventions to create solutions to resolve your differences,” Sampson suggests.

It is also essential, as in civil divorces, to protect your assets. Military-specific rules, such as the 10/10 rule, specify the amount of retirement pay a military spouse may be entitled to. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side who is familiar with military law will help you distribute assets fairly and equitably after divorce.

“Well, maybe it would be a good idea to reconsider marriage!” Sampson says rather cheekily.

While hindsight is 20/20, service members and their loved ones may want to consider the military divorce rate and the complicated nature of military divorce before heading down the aisle.

Divorce is no fun for anyone and can be a tricky legal business, even in the most ideal of situations. Military divorces are fraught with special legal considerations, rules, and circumstances. By educating yourself and retaining the proper help, one can navigate the potentially difficult road of military divorce to the best of one’s ability and emerge on the other side relatively unscathed.

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Colombian military officials admit crimes against humanity in ‘false positives’ case https://nypdholyname.com/colombian-military-officials-admit-crimes-against-humanity-in-false-positives-case/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 04:35:16 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/colombian-military-officials-admit-crimes-against-humanity-in-false-positives-case/ Placeholder while loading article actions BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A Colombian general and nine other military officials admitted Wednesday to committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in one of the darkest times in the country’s history. For the first time, they spoke directly to the families of the victims as they accepted responsibility for overseeing […]]]>
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A Colombian general and nine other military officials admitted Wednesday to committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in one of the darkest times in the country’s history.

For the first time, they spoke directly to the families of the victims as they accepted responsibility for overseeing and in some cases encouraging the killing of at least 120 people falsely labeled as guerrillas to signal that government forces were winning a decades-long war.

“I planned and delivered weapons for innocent young people with dreams… to be turned over and killed and reported as dead in action,” all in the name of “operational results,” the retired sergeant said. Sandro Mauricio Pérez said during an emotional hearing. “These were cold-blooded murders.”

Testimony from the long-awaited hearing marked the highest-level confessions of military officials implicated in the “false positives” scandal that continues to rock Colombia. It was also the first time officials had admitted committing war crimes and crimes against humanity before a tribunal created by a peace accord, according to judges presiding over Wednesday’s hearing.

The country’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace was established in 2017 as part of the peace deal with the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The Peace Jurisdiction, which operates outside of traditional Colombian courts, is responsible for holding accountable those who have committed crimes in the conflict. But instead of a prison sentence, those who accept responsibility for their crimes can be sentenced to terms such as house arrest.

At least 6,402 Colombians were killed as fake enemy combatants between 2002 and 2008, the court found. In July, the Court of Peace indicted 10 military leaders, including a general, in the deaths of at least 120 of these people in Catatumbo in the department of Norte de Santander. Many of the victims were unemployed, homeless, or disabled young men, some of them lured by the promise of a job opportunity.

This week’s hearing provided family members of the victims with the opportunity to hear directly from some of those responsible, bringing them closer to a years-long effort to answer a question now painted on murals across Colombia: “Who gave the order?

“We know that behind you are great people,” said Carmenza Gómez, a mother whose eldest son died in August 2008. “We want names.”

But for some mothers and loved ones in the room Wednesday, the most anticipated testimony of the day did not bring them any closer to an answer. The highest ranking military officer in attendance, retired Brigadier. General Paulino Coronado Gámez denied ordering, sponsoring or planning the killings “committed by men under my command”. Yet he accepted responsibility for failing to stop them. He admitted not having foreseen the impact of the military’s emphasis on casualties – which he said was pushed by General Mario Montoya, the US-trained commander who was leading the army at the height of the killings.

“I accept that I didn’t follow the first lesson they taught me when I entered military school,” he said. “The commander is responsible for what his subordinates do and stop doing.”

Throughout the two-day hearing, military officials and a civilian admitted to helping plan or execute kidnappings and killings in response to expectations of meeting body counts as a measure of success. On Tuesday, a colonel, Santiago Herrera, admitted to pressuring his subordinates by offering rewards and creating competitions between units for the highest number of results.

“This unfortunate criminal pact was formed by some of the members of the military unit under my command,” Herrera said, “as I pressured my subordinates to get the results in terms of combat casualties at all costs.”

Pérez, the sergeant, looked family members in the eye in the room as he read the names of the victims and seemed to hold back tears at times.

“My lack of love and respect for human life, for human dignity, led me to become a murderer,” he said. “A monster.”

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