To wave the banner of freedom over the world requires a sustained effort, yet wherever you are when your heart beats in adoration to God and in attunement with His purposes there is a connection, a strand of great light between your world and the world of divine freedom. The flow of divine energy over this cable is buoyant and all-knowing….
With all that is now being supplied to men the greatest nourishment of all is the bread of the Holy Spirit, hence the reason for the current drive of the Great White Brotherhood to alert and to awaken, to quicken and to summon our students to their right office in neighborhood and world affairs. We now know that only by an intensification of the will of God in man can we counteract the forces of materialism riding rampant upon the human range. -Saint Germain: Pearls of Wisdom 8:38
12-6-13 A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.
Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China’s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director’s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council, a group of 18 senior analysts and policy experts who provide U.S. spy agencies with judgments on important international issues.
The case highlights the ongoing fractious relationship between the U.S. government and Huawei, China’s leading developer of telephone and Internet infrastructure, which has been condemned in the U.S. as a potential national security threat. Huawei has aggressively disputed this, and its chief executive, Ren Zhengfei, has said the company has decided to abandon the U.S. market.
Moran, who had a security clearance granting him access to sensitive materials, was forced to withdraw from those roles after Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., complained in September to the intelligence director, James Clapper, that Moran’s work on an international advisory council for Huawei “compromises his ability to advise your office.”
“It is inconceivable how someone serving on Huawei’s board would also be allowed to advise the intelligence community on foreign investments in the U.S.,” Wolf wrote. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/386111-chinese-tech-firm-huawei-paid-us-govt-intelligence-adviser/#?photo=2&_suid=138646275836106093722565563637
KIEV, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia….
“This is a decisive moment when all Ukrainians have gathered here because they do not want to live in a country where corruption rules and where there is no justice,” said world heavyweight boxing champion-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko….
Ukraine’s opposition accuses Yanukovich, who met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, of preparing to take the country into a Moscow-led customs union, which they see as an attempt to recreate the Soviet Union.
“We are on a razor’s edge between a final plunge into cruel dictatorship and a return home to the European community,” jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said in an emotional message to the crowd, read out by her daughter Yevgenia….
“We are getting ready for when the police come,” said a 22-year-old man draped in a Ukrainian flag who gave his name as Sergei. “We will stay till our demands are met and there is a change of government. We don’t want to be under Russia’s thumb.”
Around 100 protesters erected four tents and two barricades at a separate site near the president’s offices.
Independence Square, nucleus of the protest movement, has been transformed into a makeshift village of tents, festooned with national blue and yellow flags and EU flags, beneath a big television screen. People huddle around braziers for warmth.
In a gesture sure to annoy Yanukovich, protesters hoisted a huge portrait of Tymoshenko onto a New Year tree, plastered with anti-government placards, that towers over the square.
The protest camp has been swelled by huge numbers arriving from Ukrainian-speaking parts of western and central Ukraine, where the opposition enjoys strong support. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/kiev-protesters-lenin-statue_n_4408550.html