John Hudson was just a normal college student until the first Gulf War began. George W. Bush was only a governor with powerful ambitions until the 2000 Presidential election. One horrific act would intertwine the fates of Bush and Hudson. In Chicago, as a result of a controlled demolition, the World Trade Exchange Building comes crashing down and the people of the United States and the world are horrified. This despicable act of terrorism committed on an unthinkable scale is pinned on one man, John Hudson. President George W. Bush was looking for just such a tragic event to increase his power. John Hudson was just looking for the truth about the government and as Bush's scapegoat became the worst terrorist in the history of the United States of America. This was not Hudson's first run-in with a powerful member of the Bush family, but it would be his last. The author, Patrick S. Johnston, is a graduate of Louisiana State University and a political theory student in the graduate program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. While Mission Accomplished is a wildly fictional account of 9/11 steeped in conspiracy/complicity theory, Patrick's hope is that readers will be encouraged by the novel to demand for as accurate an account as can be given of what happened on September 11, 2001.
In May 1945 Italy was liberated from Nazism and Fascism by the British Eighth and American Fifth Armies. By that time the Italian resistance movement had emerged as one of the strongest in Europe - crucially aided and abetted by the UK's Special Operations Executive. As what Winston Churchill graphically described as the 'red-hot rake of the battle-line' advanced bloodily up the Italian peninsula, clandestine cells in the cities and partisan bands in the countryside fought to free their country from enemy occupation and shape the politics of Italy's post-war future. Based on recently released official files, documents retrieved from other agencies, diaries, memoirs and personal interviews, Mission Accomplished provides the first ever complete and authoritative account of Britain's secret war in Italy - the heroic exploits, the larger than life participants and the extraordinary, against-the-odds achievements.
Topics of Discussion with Future Latter-day Saints Missionaries
Author: Robert T. Uda
Most returned missionaries say that their missions have been the most rewarding experience of their lifetime. It is no wonder: their maturity, testimony, and knowledge grow phenomenally. There is no greater feeling than to teach, convert, and baptize a new family into the Church. The miraculous changes that occur in people as they accept, live, and progress in the Gospel are worth all of the missionaries' personal sacrifices. If we lovingly encourage and prepare our sons to serve full-time missions, they will accept the challenge. They will happily prepare themselves and look forward with great anticipation to serve the Lord anywhere in the world for two years. If you do the things suggested in Mission Accomplished, you will have successful missionaries who serve honorable missions. You will be showered with never-expected blessings. Indeed, the windows of heaven will open wide to pour out innumerable blessings from on high. I recommend the following to parents of all currently serving missionaries: Pray for them daily Write to them weekly; keep letters positive and encouraging Send them periodic care packages Do not call them unless permitted by the mission president Help them complete an honorable mission If you do these things, you will reap blessings galore. Your missionaries rely on the support they receive from home. They need your support. They look forward to your support. Don't let them down.
Robert and Metta Silliman's Missionary Work in the Philippines, 1924-1966
Author: Tawny Ryan Nelb
Pubpsher: Tawny Ryan Nelb
Robert and Metta Silliman were missionaries stationed in Dumaguete on the Philippine Island of Negros from 1924-1966. Their mission thrived from its very beginning due to the support of their major patron, Grace A. Dow, and other members of the First Presbyterian Church (and later the Bertha E. R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church) in Midland, Michigan. They taught at Silliman University (founded in 1901 with funds from a distant relative), interacted with the nearby mountain people, and helped nurture their students at the college. If this wasn't enough to challenge them, they lived a nomadic life in the jungles of Negros to evade the Japanese invaders during World War II. They were eventually rescued by an American submarine and later returned to their mission on Negros after the Japanese surrender. This is the fascinating story of people working together across the globe to make a difference in the lives of others.
On Founding Constitutional Adjudication in Central Europe
Author: Radoslav Proch zka
Pubpsher: Central European University Press
Category: Political Science
Examines constitutional jurisdiction in the so-called Visegrad Four: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The creation of constitutional courts was one of the major milestones in the re-creation of the democratic system in these countries. In Europe constitutional courts exert much of the functions of the Supreme Court of the US. However, the immediate western European samples showed marked differences, which is why besides similarities, the theory and practice of constitutional law show differences in these four countries. Prochazka analyses and explains these similarities and differences. Mission Accomplished contributes to the literature on comparative constitutional law by offering insights into the constitutional discourses that go beyond the discussion of notorious cases and events in these four countries. Prochazka argues that the various historical, cultural, socio-psychological, political and institutional contexts have translated into different modes of constitutional adjudication and interpretation."
Why do politicians send troops to foreign soil, to fight battles they rarely win? Is it old-fashioned imperialism tainted with a crusader complex? Or is the West a partisan for the helpless? The fall of the Soviet Union left the West aimless. With no conflicting dogma to reinforce its sense of justice the West assumed the role of global policeman - aid graduated from charitable to economic and, finally, military. Ideological struggle was replaced by a vague and confused concept of international justice, shrouded in real-politik. Yet scepticism now pervades the interventionist debate. Simon Jenkins traces the rise of 'liberal interventionism' from Kosovo and the 'war on terror' to present day conflicts in Libya, Syria and Ukraine, asking: what can we learn from the miscalculations, mistakes, and mendacity of 'the age of intervention'? As ISIS sweeps through Middle-East, calls for a military solution are increasing. By exposing interventionist rhetoric and highlighting past mistakes, Jenkins gives us an invaluable contribution to the active and essential debate on the West's role in global conflicts.