Al LeBlanc's Blog – June 2016 Archive (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #Dalai Lama

"It is not enough simply to pray. There are solutions to many problems we face; new mechanisms for dialogue need to be created, along with systems of education to inculcate moral values. These must be grounded in the perspective that we all belong to one human family and that together we can take action to address global challenges." Dalai Lama

(Excerpt from Washington Post article, 6/14/2016, "Collaborative action for a…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 14, 2016 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #War #Gen Omar Bradley

"It is no longer possible to shield ourselves with arms  alone against the ordeal of attack.  For modern war visits destruction on the victor and vanquished alike.....The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts." General Omar Bradley

(It is incumbent on usall to realize&utilize our social media Personal Cyber Power "to make certain it never starts." CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 5, 2016 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

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