In this regard, the text below gives a good understanding of what you can expect from US, in the case of a probable victory of the Republican candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. However, some assessments and conclusions are consistent with the statements and actions of the current administration. Overall, the text clearly gives to understand some trends in American military and political establishment toward Russia. Some moments, like praising Nemtsov and about to fight the Georgians to read a little funny, but it’s pretty standard American delusion. Of course the report is full of and various propaganda cliches like “Russia invaded Ukraine” and “tyrannical regime”.
A great deal of nonsense has been written about the Manichaean influence on esoteric forms of Islam and Christianity, here Henry Corbin examines one of the few real survivals of the great religion of light within the Ismaili gnosis.
For those not familiar with his work, Henry Corbin is one of the most important scholars on esoteric Islamic and the history of Shiism. This selection highlights the historical links between the many branches of the Shi’a and the deep metaphysical interconnections between the main Twelver branch and the rest of the tree.
As we witness the most spectacular alliance in the whole history of Shiism fighting together in the maelstrom of the Syrian civil war, these links become ever more important.
Originally posted on Ismaili Gnosis (Ismailism):
Often persecuted and oppressed, the faith of my ancestors was never destroyed; at times it flourished as in the epoch of the Fatimite Khalifs,…
This is the best English language introduction to the branches of the Shiites referred to as “Ghulat”, particularly to the Alawites who were previously known as “Nusayris”. This is the “sect” from which Assad and his core supporters in Syria come from
Right and left, left and right … Four years of inconsistent, arrogant and incompetent politicians. Stupid advice, mistakes and fear. Unwillingness to listen to anything. Stubborn adherence to the isolationist foreign policy. Refusal to help Eastern Christians who are oppressed, persecuted and killed. The choice in favor of some imaginary opposition, which is heard less and less. Military aid supposedly “friendly” armed groups. Blindness in the conditions of lifting the most that neither is a radical Islamist groups. How to choose between the opposition and the conquerors, they again behold – notorious Islamists? How to ignore the rebels received financial support from the Sunni powers in the region? How not to make a link between the financing of debts of Western countries, the military and political support of the rebels and the sale of aircraft and other military equipment?