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From Diplomat Artist Buzz & Susan Sacirbey
— Read MORE – for Ethiopia’s race against hunger and expected October floods.
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From Diplomat Artist & Susan Sacirbey on the first day of our blizzard! Remember those less fortunate. – More –

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
via Huffington Post
During the conflict(s) in the former Yugoslavia, and particularly Bosnia & Herzegovina, some presumed mediators too frequently wandered in more as eager “players” in a single’s bar, & Slobodan Milosevic knew how to make himself appear as the most desirable partner. –MORE–
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/seduction-diplomacy_b_8079408.html

Despite Progress, Somalia Nearing ‘Danger Zone’ in Critical Areas

“The Security Council underlines improved arms & ammunition management in Somalia is a fundamental component of greater peace/stability for Somalia & region,” adding it remains concerned about diversion of arms & ammunition, including potentially to Al-Shabaab.

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First American THANKSGIVING was in 1621. Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to share an abundance of crop and peaceful prosperity. But Thanksgiving had its roots long before in many pre-historic cultures from Africa, Middle East, to Asia. Typically, it was a time to give thanks in prayer to the gods, or higher being. In Africa, it was after a successful harvest at the end of the rainy season.

In America, we have traditions: Turkey with all the trimmings for the non-vegetarian, numerous vegetables, sweet delectables in the form of pumpkin pie, apple pie — College Football Games, Macy’s Day Parade — all celebrated around a meal with family and friends and probably over-indulgence.

The CORNUCOPIA, meaning “Horn of Plenty”, is pictured on many greeting cards, but it is rooted in classical antiquity. It symbolizes abundance and nourishment. Ironically, the horn of plenty is not symbolic of today’s Horn of Africa and the current economic state of many parts of the world, including here in America.

The United Nations reports food shortages that killed tens of thousands of people in Somalia and brought more than 3.2 million others to the brink of starvation. A severe drought exacerbated the effects of conflict, food shortages, and internally displaced persons fleeing the area. United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reports failed harvests and food insecurity.

ONE BILLION PEOPLE GO TO BED HUNGRY EACH NIGHT around the World. However, hunger has no borders. Look at the soup kitchens right here in the United States, the land of plenty.  Today is a day to give thanks and share a meal with family and friends and remember to give to those less fortunate.

We wish you and your families a “HAPPY THANKSGIVING” from a HORN OF PLENTY — Peace, Security, Food of the Soul and Stomach.

Susan and Ambassador Mo Sacirbey

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From Susan & Ambassador Mo Sacirbey: The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) pays tribute today to US Senator George McGovern who died yesterday at the age of 90. He was a champion in the fight against hunger around the world & was instrumental in the foundation of the World Food Programme. Please watch the video forwarded by IHRO. It’s message resonates a cry for help & call to action for today’s food crisis in the Horn Of Africa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbCFOR92-PI&feature=share

From Susan & Ambassador Mo Sacirbey: The UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) pays tribute today to US Senator George McGovern who died yesterday at the age of 90. He was a champion in the fight against hunger around the world & was instrumental in the foundation of the World Food Programme. Please watch the video forwarded by IHRO. It’s message resonates a cry for help & call to action for today’s food crisis in the Horn Of Africa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbCFOR92-PI&feature=share