Journey in Life: 08/27/16

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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"Fifth column" nghĩa là gì?

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.* Photo courtesy NCinDC.

'Fifth column' nghĩa là một tổ chức bí mật hoạt động trong một tổ chức hoặc một nước khác để sẵn sàng tiếp tay với bên ngoài phá hoại tổ chức này hoặc nước này (any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine); đạo quân thứ năm.

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The Trump campaign's chief executive believes the Obama administration is "importing more hating Muslims" and asks whether Clinton is "complicit in a fifth column."

The largest instance of such killings was the Bodo League Massacre. Before the war broke out, the South Korean government collected lists of suspected communists. Many had nothing to do with the communist movement, but local officials were given quotas for how many names they needed to collect. When North Korea launched its invasion in June 1950, tens of thousands of people (some estimates say 100,000) were rounded up and executed, suspected of being a fifth column in waiting.

Asked by Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon if there is “essentially a fifth column in the national security and homeland security apparatus of the United States,” Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review, said, “Oh yeah, this is nothing new. It started pretty much in the second term of the Bush administration.”

In Tajikistan, armed groups operating from various parts of the country were a common situation. Apart from the Taliban, who were emerging in southern Afghanistan but was already building up its fifth column in Tajikistan, one of the strongest factions were the forces of Emomali Rahmonov (now Rahmon), operating from the southwestern Tajik province of Kulyab and steadily advancing on Dushanbe. By spring 1992, a civil war was already in full swing.

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* The national memorial honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt was designed by Lawrence Halprin and dedicated in 1997.

From the National Park Service - "Room Two captures the mood of the Great Depression in George Segal's The Fireside Chat, The Rural Couple and The Breadline, depicting the themes of HOPE, DESPAIR and HUNGER. Roosevelt's New Deal programs are recalled in a 30-foot-long bas-relief by Robert Graham, Social Programs, comprised of a wall of images which faces an arrangement of five columns that bear the same images in negative form."

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