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SPOCZYWAJ W POKOJU …

W nocy z 17 na 18 stycznia zmarł por. Józef UMIŃSKI – żołnierz 31. pułku Strzelców Kaniowskich, weteran wrześniowej kampanii. Miał 96 lat.

Pan Porucznik pomimo sędziwego wieku zawsze był blisko sieradzkich żołnierzy, uczestniczył w najważniejszych wydarzeniach organizowanych przez brygadę. Po raz ostatni swoją obecnością zaszczycił obchody 75-lecia Garnizonu Sieradz. W dniu 15 października 2010 r. odebrał z rąk dowódcy brygady  – gen. bryg. Mirosława SIEDLECKIEGO Medal Pamiątkowy 75-lecia Garnizonu Sieradz.

Panie Poruczniku,

Dziękujemy, że przez te wszystkie lata darzyłeś nasz garnizon i brygadę sentymentem. Żegnamy Cię, oddając Matce Ziemi, której wiernie służyłeś.

 

SPOCZYWAJ W POKOJU!

CZEŚĆ TWOJEJ PAMIĘCI!

Pogrzeb por. Józefa UMIŃSKIEGO odbędzie się 21.01.2011r. o godz. 14:00 w Kościele Garnizonowym. Po mszy żałobnej zostanie odprowadzony na stary cmentarz przy ul. Wojska Polskiego. W ostatniej drodze panu Porucznikowi towarzyszyć będą rodzina, przyjaciele i żołnierze 15. SBWD.

Z archiwum SH Strzelcy Kaniowscy.

 

ODSZEDŁ NA WIECZNĄ WARTĘ

21. stycznia porucznik Józef UMIŃSKI został pożegnany przez mieszkańców miasta, przyjaciół, najbliższych i żołnierzy 15. Sieradzkiej Brygady Wsparcia Dowodzenia.

Msza żałobna została odprawiona w Kościele Garnizonowym, następnie  uroczysty pochód odprowadził zmarłego w miejsce wiecznego spoczynku. Przy trumnie asystowali sieradzcy żołnierze i członkowie Stowarzyszenia Rekonstrukcji Historycznej „Strzelcy Kaniowscy”.

W ostatniej drodze towarzyszyły Porucznikowi m.in. licznie zgromadzone poczty sztandarowe i kompania honorowa 15.SBWD.

SPOCZYWAJ W POKOJU ! CZEŚĆ TWOJEJ PAMIĘCI !

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Thanks to 15.SIERADZKA BRYGADA WSPARCIA DOWODZENIA

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Halloween

pumpkinHalloween is celebrated by millions of people as a fun time for kids, putting on costumes, and going door-to-door to get candy. But it is also known as a time of witches, ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. On one hand, some see halloween as a harmless time of fun and on the other, a ghastly and demonically inspired night to be avoided.

As Christians, there is a lot of debate on whether or not we should participate in Halloween. Is it alright to go trick-or-treating? Can we dress our kids up in costumes on that day? If we do any of this, are we celebrating an evil holiday?

Halloween’s Origins

The word Halloween is derived from the term “All Hallows Eve” which occurred on Oct. 31, the end of summer in Northwestern Europe. “All Saints Day,” or “All Hallows Day” was the next Day, Nov. 1st. Therefore, Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day.

Apparently, the origins of Halloween can be traced back to ancient Ireland and Scotland around the time of Christ. On Oct. 31st, the Celts celebrated the end of summer. This was important because it was when animal herders would move their animals into barns and pens and prepare to ride out the winter. This was also the time of the crop harvests. This annual change of season and lifestyle was marked by a festival called Samhain — pronounced ‘sow-ane’ and means ‘end of summer.’ Sow rhymes with cow.

There was much superstition associated with this time of change including the belief in fairies, and that the spirits of the dead wandered around looking for bodies to inhabit. Since the living did not want to be possessed by spirits, they dressed up in costumes and paraded around the streets making loud noises to confuse and frighten the spirits away. In addition, the new year began for the Celts on Nov. 1. So, the day of Samhain was believed to be a day that was in neither the year past or the year to come.  Since it was in between, chaos ruled on that day. Often, people would pull practical jokes on others as a result.

Later, around the 5th century, as the Catholic Church developed and moved into the area, instead of adding a new day to celebrate, it took over the Samhain celebration. Nov. 1st became “All Hallows Eve” where all the saints of the Catholic church were honored. A later custom developed where people would go door-to-door on Nov. 2, requesting small cakes in exchange for the promise of saying prayers for some of the dead relatives of each house. This arose out of the religious belief that the dead were in a state of limbo before they went to heaven or hell and that the prayers of the living could influence the outcome. This may have been the precursor to Trick-or-Treat.

The Jack-O-Lantern apparently comes from Irish folklore about a man named Jack who tricked the devil into climbing a tree. Once the devil was in the tree, Jack carved a cross on the trunk, preventing the devil from coming down. The devil then made a deal with Jack not to allow Jack into hell after Jack died if only Jack would remove the cross from the tree. After Jack died, he couldn’t go to hell, and he couldn’t go to heaven. He was forced to wander around the earth with a single candle to light his way. The candle was placed in a turnip to keep it burning longer. When the Irish came to America in the 1800’s, they adopted the pumpkin instead of the turnip. Along with these traditions, they brought the idea that the black cat was considered by some to be reincarnated spirits who had prophetic abilities.

So, it appears that the origins of Halloween are a mixture of old Celtic pagan rituals superstition and early Catholic traditions.

What does the Bible say about Halloween?

What does the Bible say about Halloween? Nothing. But it does speak concerning witches, the occult, and paganism.

Exodus 22:18, You shall not let a witch live.

Deut. 18:10-12, “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD…”

The Bible definitely speaks negatively about occultic practices, spirits, and witches and condemns not only the practice but also the people who are involved in it. As Christians, we are to have nothing to do with the occult. Tarot Cards, contacting the dead, séances, lucky charms, etc., are all unbiblical and can harm a Christian’s fellowship with God and open the Christian to demonic oppression. Most Christians know this and avoid these activities. But, the question still remains. Since there are ancient pagan connections and present occultic connections, what is the Christian to do?

Can the Christian celebrate Halloween?

The answer is simple: Yes and No. Let’s look at the negative first.

The Christian is not to be involved with or support the occult, witchcraft, demonism, or any other thing that uplifts the occult. To do so is to contradict God’s word, dabble in demonic spirits, and invite judgment from God. If a Halloween celebration is centered on demons, devils, spirits, etc., I would say don’t have anything to do with it.

On the other hand, it isn’t wrong to dress up in a costume and go door-to-door saying “Trick or Treat.” Provided that the costume isn’t demonic, I can’t see anything wrong with this.  It’s just fun for the kids.

Take a look at the Christmas tree.  It was originally an ancient fertility symbol. Yet, it has become a representation of Christmas and the place where gifts are placed. Are the Christians, then, paying homage to an ancient pagan fertility god? No. Not at all. They do not consider it pagan at all and are simply joining in on a cultural event and giving no honor to anything unbiblical.

In the Bible in 1 Cor. 10:23-33, Paul speaks about meat sacrificed to idols. This meat was often sold in the meat market and the question arose, “Should a Christian each such meat?”

Paul said in verse 25, “Eat anything that is sold in the meat market, without asking questions for conscience’ sake.” This is most interesting. He says it is okay to eat the meat bought in the market place even though that meat may have been sacrificed to idols.

Then in verses 28-29 he says, “But if anyone should say to you, ‘This is meat sacrificed to idols,’ do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake; 29 I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?” (NASB). Paul is saying that if you find out the meat was sacrificed to idols, don’t eat it — not because of you, but because of the other person. In other words, eating that meat won’t affect you. But, it may affect the attitude of another who does not understand the freedom the Christian has in Christ.

Is it any different with Halloween (or Christmas)? No. Even though Halloween has pagan origins, because of your freedom in Christ, you and/or your kids can dress up in costumes and go door-to-door and just have fun. However, if you are not comfortable with doing this, then you should not. If you know of a person who would be hindered by doing it, then you shouldn’t either.

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Vexation of Spirit is the a waste of time, negative thinking is a waste of thoughts.

Verbal conflict is waste of words, Physical conflict is a waste of flesh.

People will always be who they want.

And that’s what makes the world go round,

Unconditional love is scarce.

A pretty girl born in a place where worshipping God was forbidden. To grow up from the backs of Communism where innocent souls died. People have no choice to express feelings, but live in negative thoughts. They only get assurances & promises by their government. Soldiers fighting wars and they don’t know why ?

Love is not the thought of the day for her life. She’d read about love only in books and fairy tales. While her family & the entire country is caught up in the worlds most dreaded disease ‘poverty’.

Poverty is a disease which, once it is accepted , becomes a fixation which is hard to shake off. Misfortune & miscarriage and pre-mature crack babies are normal news. She can never dream about perfect life, when she is awake. When night comes, her father is trying to spread her legs and force it in. When she gets pregnant, its abortion to kill another baby. Strength from great God above is what she’s hoping and that one day Jesus Christ will come to save the world.

Mothers are forced to earning bread for fathers Vodka through prostitution. Children don’t have any reason why they should obey their parents. When  was eighteen,  sold to flesh trade & transported to Dubai to make a career. I guess, I am still trying to figure it out, why they call Dubai  the ‘City of Gold’.It is no disgrace to be born in poverty but once accepted, its side effects are adverse. She has no choice, but to accept the conditions life has offered her. Night clubs, Discos, Bars, Pubs she looks so hearty, feeling fine. She likes to party until, she gets selected by a weird customer and says goodbye to her dance floor mates. She needs to fake love with a total stranger, sometimes till morning. Although she lives now on the worlds most richest place, with water hotels & highest towers. Her soul torments when the day ends to dusk. She only understands material love by wearing Gucci’s & Prada’s. Her life aint stopping at night when the red lights are on, in this district red light means business. All under the watchful eyes of her boss and the local Police. In this world of calamity, she spends nights with dirty looks & men of insanity. Before she used to love to smoke, now she is shifting coke. She tries to hide the scars on her face with Avon & Loreal, but each time she washes her face, she aint loving her looks. As a kid she thought of blue sky and now its bright dark disco lights.

I look from across the bar table at her with a sarcastic smile and see her laughing at the bartender when there aint a joke. She gets impressed with my light color suit, but doesn’t know, I’ll be the one to handcuff her and she will be on her way to deportation. She doesn’t have money but wants to get high. She is wondering if I am the one who’s gonna buy. I buy her a drink and we try to get familiar. In meantime, somehow she realises I aint no customer and its time to say bye. She finds difficult to get away, so she gets emotional. Tells me her story, well it’s not familiar. I try to disagree with certain points and get sillier. Then she says ‘ There aint God in this world and hers is only Prostitution Paradise’. She caught my spiritual nerve, now I try to reason with her pitiful life and I say “God loves you”, she replies”does it looks that he loves me after all that you know about me now”. She says “only heaven she knows is while she sniffing coke”.

I understand, opportunity beckons to everyone who has the ambition to recognize and embrace it, if opportunity does not beckon to us, people create their own opportunity to escape a sort of life. Poverty had paralysed her and destroyed the desire for freedom, now she only enjoys branded things. Quotes of love & commitment fall on the face when morning comes. The talks of love fade when the reaction of alcohol gets low, slowly the stranger wears his clothes and disappears like the night never existed.

That first time I met her and after the long debate on God & life, I decided not to get her arrested and to assure her protection any time in future and that God will save her. Time went by, weeks after weeks I seen her often at the club and raised my thumbs up with a smile and said her Hi. She used to look good, now she looks hideous. She’s seen more Hotel then Rent-a-Avis. I hope she will slow down or someday she will. Now she is lost and can’t find her way to safety. She tells me now that ‘to fake love with her customers, she don’t need rehearsing. Her dignity & flesh are the only things she sells.’ Still I know that beneath those demons she has that warm person. I get her twice to visit the local church and she told me she didn’t feel God, but she felt nice.I thought the spirit was touching her and I tried to find her a better day job. Now she seems soft, no more swearing & cursing. I felt soon I will be able to get her out from her Paradise of Prostitution, as she always refers that too.

She phones me one fine afternoon and says she found a true love and he decided to marry her. I was glad, as I could be, a very bright future for her I could see. Still she needed few days to clear her dues with her boss so she could be free. I prayed this would pass soon and no longer she would be living a life of hell. The next day, I receive a call from my  partner at C.I.D ( Criminal Investigations Department ) “We have a crime scene” he said. We rushed to the perimeter, we broke open the door, we find a naked body of a girl on the bed, choked to death. When I discover to see the face……its the face of innocence….of this same girl. I was in tears and without words. Prostitution Paradise that’s all i heard, these words kept ringing in my ears. The feeling kicks in now, she’s in the dark zone….heaven or hell only God knows. Who made who, whats this life? as I ask myself….

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PROFANITY

When a devout Christian starts his journey of faith, decides to conform himself or herself in the image of Lord Jesus Christ and understands the love of God. It’s necessary that as first steps the follower realises that the most important element that will hinder ones spiritual journey is “Profanity”. The book of James specifically warns us of misuse of tongue. You may wonder why do I identify profanity, it’s because the Bible  warns us of the evil use of language and its improper use. Words convey ideas; they are vehicles of communication. It is, therefore, the idea associated with an expression that can create an evil word pattern. For example when someone uses foul language or speaks to me in a profane way, it only shows that person’s evil pattern toward’s me.

Profanity is used for shock value in expressing anger and humor. The words often are associated with sexuality and filth. Names of the Deity are used to bring additional potency and irreverence to the expressions. It is worth noting in our politically correct culture that the blasphemous use of the names of God and Jesus Christ are not regarded as “hate speech.” The New Testament also commands believers to be pure in speech by controlling their tongues: “With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who are made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things should not be this way” (James 3:9-10). Christians should honor the purpose of speech by using our mouths to praise God and leading others to obey the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ. Every word we speak should be “gracious” and “seasoned with salt” (Col. 4:6). We should always ask, “What would Jesus say?”

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

2 Timothy 2:16 “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

The Word of God, reminds us to flee those worldly lusts and greediness to obtain material wealth, and instead to seek and follow after those Spiritual Treasures which are able to make you Rich in Christ Jesus our Lord! and we are also reminded to shun “profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” It’s important that we not only refuse to take part in such things as ungodly and useless babbling, any speaking that is without thought or without self-control in fact, but we also should shun such things! We should look down upon it, speak against it, not to listen to the other person who speaks profane to us and show from the Word of God that it is not edifying to the hearer, but instead is the opposite: increasing unto more ungodliness! We have to remember that our words originate from our hearts, as our Lord says in Matthew 12:34 “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” So we must remember to watch our words and guard against such ungodly or even unprofitable speaking! Remembering always that every word we speak, is recorded and will be made known, and we will have to give account of them all in the day of judgment: Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Guarding our words and watching what we say is equal to guarding our hearts against ungodliness, and watching what we introduce into our hearts!

Our words are not meaningless nor are they powerless to change those who speak them and those who hear them. As it is said in James 3:3-6 “Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” Though our mouths seeming small compared to the other members of the body, and though the words seem small compared to our other actions, they are by no means small in what it produces! If we speak ill things toward others, or toward ourselves, such will defile our bodies. If we speak good things of others, or of ourselves (not boasting, just speaking in a godly manner), we will strengthen and enrich our lives!

For these reasons, we are told in those verses, to shun profane and vain babblings. We most certainly should refrain from profane babblings, and shun them when they are present in others! That which is profane, is evil and ungodly. We must keep from, and rebuke, that which is said in an ungodly manner. Whatever may be said out of spite or with a lack of love, we must rebuke. Whatever may be said to harm another, or to make others view another in a poor light (excluding our speaking the Truth, though this should still be done lovingly and in a way meant to help: “This man is a blasphemer!” say also, “Be careful and don’t follow his words or actions, but follow God’s Truth!” even, “Don’t be around him often, you don’t want him to rub off on you!”). All things which are ungodly, or are spoken unloving, should be rebuked! Those things which are ungodly, clearly should be shunned and not be named among us. And speech, though it may seem a harmless thing, should also be rebuked because Truly it is like a fire that will increase unto MORE ungodliness within those who hear it, and those who speak it!

We are also told in those above verses, to shun VAIN babbling! This means our words should not be just spoken without thinking. We shouldn’t babble on and on about such fickle and worthless things! As I’ve heard it said, speech is a blessing from God, if we’ve been given it, why waste it? We should seek to not speak empty and vain words, but rather let us speak whatever we speak, to the edification of whomever hears us. Let us speak words, that whomever may hear our words, will be helped, and not walk away with nothing! As said in Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” We mustn’t babble, most definitely we mustn’t do so without thought. We have to think before we speak, even pray before we speak! If we can’t think of something nice to say, then as the saying goes, don’t say anything at all. Instead we should wait and listen . . .We should wait for that which is good and edifying to the hearer to come to us, before we speak! As we are told in James 1:19 “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” Let us be more willing to listen, than speak. And when we do speak, let’s speak so that the person hearing us, walks away having gained something good.

Now, this doesn’t mean we should hesitate when speaking the Word of God. For the Word of God is good, and should readily be spoken. Always remember though, that when we do speak the Word of God, pray beforehand, that your words are wise, and well-said!

In all this, we must remember to not only keep it from our own lives, but we are to shun profane and vain babblings. They will only amount to more ungodliness!

The Scriptures speak of “filthy” talking (Eph. 5:4). According to Greek authorities (see Baur, Danker, Arndt, Gingrich, Greek-English Lexicon, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000, p. 29), the term “filthy” (aischrotes) entails “behavior that flouts social and moral standards, shamefulness, obscenity” while “shameful speech” (aischrologia – Col. 3:8) denotes “speech of a kind that is generally considered in poor taste, obscene speech, dirty talk.”
“Lascivious” speech (cf. 2 Pet. 2:18) is that designed to conjure up illicit sexual images and ideas. “Corrupt” (morally unwholesome, harmful) communication (Eph. 4:29) is likewise condemned. “Foolish (literally moronic) talking” is speech that reveals a stupid mind, while “jesting” suggests off-color humor (cf. Eph. 5:4).
What is rather disconcerting is the fact that some professed “Christians” vigorously defend the use of filthy language in books and movies under the guise of artistic license; they contend that opposition to such is “anti-intellectual”
The Greek word bebeloo is twice rendered “profane” in the New Testament (see Mt. 12:5; Acts 24:6). It is defined as “to cause something highly revered to become identified with the commonplace, violate sanctity, desecrate, profane” (Danker, 173). Surely it is not difficult to conclude that this category of irreverence is perpetuated in many common expressions today. And it hardly minimizes the transgression to euphonize the use of sacred names by disguising the format – as in, “Good gosh!,” “Golly!” and the like. An unabridged dictionary will reveal the derivation of these terms to those who have sufficient interest in their vocabulary.
The Christian must strive to keep his speech pure, such as facilitates edifying (Col. 4:6). One must try to refrain from the vulgar, the irreverent, and the reviling abuse of language that is unbecoming to the spiritual person.


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We are all pretty much educated and rational, so I don’t want to add any words of fanaticism on this topic. Somehow the long history of bitter Polish-Russian relations and history of betrayal & murder. Makes me really question the current scenario in Poland. Since WW2 till 1989 the entire Polish population has been fed with pro-Soviet government supported lies, why I shouldn’t wonder that this incident of Smolensk air crash is a similar lie. This is the beginning of Communist strategy of deception & disinformation. I was sure by the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 that soon Poland will be under threat. However, the signing of the missile defense shield treaty between Poland & USA had put a pause on Russian intentions. George W Bush was a hard nut to crack for the Russian, but the coming of Obama saw the Polish-American missile defense shield breaking off. This gave a push to the Russians to continue their act against Poland. With Obama getting elected and Poland loosing its American support, President Lech Kaczynski had a surge in opposition from within and soon he was not the favorite. Now an equally strong and pro-Russian party wants to defy the odds of Kaczynski’s, conspiracy theory is not the order of the day. But the entire Polish top brass gone, the country is open to the new leadership. Although Lech Kaczynski was good for Poland in terms of economic reforms and maintained adequate GDP growth. The indecisiveness and lack of getting the nation together was the only demerit for him. There was no clear distinctive ideology for the new breed of Polish citizens. The former Presidents since 1989 were not very strong on international diplomacy and many wrong decisions taken, like taking part in Iraq war, going against the top order of EU and much more.

 

What the government failed was to build the confidence of Polish people, making them independent, creating for them good employment opportunities, infrastructure and attracting international investments. The government didn’t optimize the resources and thus creating red-tapism, corruption.

If Poland has to continue and grow as a powerful country, they need to come out of the Soviet shadow, throw the Russian ghost out of the closet and concentrate on internal reformation rather than international politics. Secure itself as strong business nation, use its resources, trade & commerce are the only means by which the nation can withstand the current economic turmoil. Poland needs to create a platform for international investments and parallel enhance its tourism trade, still untapped by the rest of the world. The method of business is the best way that a country can become a sustainable economy. By which employment opportunities increase proper health care & infrastructure. Any international disputes only retard the countries growth and keep the nations busy in it. Business mind politics today is the best method for a country to convert foes into friends. Make the invested countries depended upon Poland, so that they don’t look at Poland with imperialistic goals or political issues.  The best example can me taken from the GCC countries in Middle East, despite being Islamic countries they have been able to keep Iran, Russia, China, Korea, USA, UK , India, Pakistan & others deeply interested in business in GCC. The result GCC countries have made their own population 100 times richer then what they were before 30 years. These countries are not embroiled in political disputes, as their agenda is only business & diplomacy. Country like UAE which doesn’t have much oil strives purely on trade, commerce & tourism. UAE in desert has the best infrastructure in the world, which has become a large tourist attraction.

 

I feel Poland has to change their perspective on reforms, politics and have a broader view on economic growth. Poland has the ability to become strong economic nation in Europe, and then they could head for the world scene. But the government has to first change their thinking cap so that the rest of the population starts following the same path. It’s not the difficult path but the most secured way a nation can transform in this century. We don’t live in 17th or 18th century, today no nation wants to entire war because the repercussions are felt by both the oppressor and victim nation.

I am not sure on the agenda of the new elected government will be in Poland , but I hope they get this message and create an economically friendly Poland for all Americans, British, French, Russian, Chinese, Indians, etc…

People from the developing nations and rest of the world should say “ I want to go to Poland to earn money and make a good future”, that’s what the most of the people did in last thirty years “Lets go to Gulf countries to make future”….Poland can do it if they change their agenda. I know I started this article on a political note and ending it on business conclusion, but now days Poland is become a 2nd most hot topic around the world and everyone is creating a hype about Poland’s political instability and thus misleading the Polish people and making them more emotional and hostile towards its neighbors’. Now it’s not a time to resent and sleep in the past memories, but if Poland needs to teach a lesson to its rivals they need to do it in such a way that the response has to be economical might.

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Juliet is Filipina girl on a visit visa to Dubai in order to find job. She has two kids back in Philipines and her husband has deserted her. Therefore, she doesn’t have any option, other than leaving back her kids with her parents and search for a better career in gulf. She was promised by one Madam Claire that finding  job in Dubai wont be difficult. Juliet had to take loan of $8000 at a monthly interest of 15%  from one of the agents in Philipines  in order to make her travel arrangements. Madam Claire was referred to Juliet by one of her friends who claimed to have a nice career in Dubai courtesy. This assurance made Juliet decide for opting for Dubai.

Juliet was sent to many companies for interview by Madam Claire’s sources. It was over one & half month and Juliet hasn’t found a job. Her desperation increases as she hasn’t sent money back home for her families survival. Grabbing this opportunity, Madam Claire ask Juliet to shift to another residence on pretext that the landlord has asked to vacate the villa because they will let only to the families. Juliet moves into this new residence , it’s a old villa in Hor Al Anz area, which is surrounded by lots of Pakistani, Indian & other Asian expatriates. Juliet is surprised to see that in this villa there are more girls crunched and there are lots of partitions which have beds. She didn’t understand then, it was in the evening she saw the girls getting dressed up, wearing make up and trying to look as hot as possible. Juliet asked one of the girls “Are you’ll going out or something”, the girl smiled and replied “No”. Juliet asked her again “Then what”, the girl replied “Hey get smart, it’s now business time”. After few minutes Juliet found that there Pakistani, Indian,Syrian, Egyptian and other men coming to the villa chilling out with Madam Claire and selecting one of the girls and taking them to those partitions.

Juliet was scared and she asked Madam Claire “whats this happening and why am i staying at this place”, Madam replied with grin”Oh! don’t be nervous and doubtful it’s a noble work these girls are doing and all the more they are just trying to support their families back home”. Juliet was never forced into entering prostitution for another few days, but the environment where she was living was full of hope, parties, music, sex, alcohol and lots of money from these customers. The girls were all positive there, because they received expensive gifts from the customers and lots of tips.

Apparently Juliet learned that all these girls came to Dubai through the help of Madam and every one of them owed $8000 to $15000. They couldn’t find job and this was the only way they could repay Madam Claire her money back or else the rate of interest just keeps on rising with each passing month.

These girls found a refugee with Madam Claire. No force was applied on these girls, but the circumstances, environment, situation, manipulation, exploitation and lure of money compelled these girls for this last option. Any movement was monitored by Madam henchmen, the girls couldn’t be on their own outside the villa. They were always escorted by these Arab henchmen of Madam. The Arab henchmen would always speak about the dangers of escaping or trying to contact the outside world. These henchmen claimed to be Policemen. The girls found it extremely difficult to do anything else on their own, their only saviour & devil was Madam Claire.

However, the clouds of financial burden started to loom over Juliet’s head, she was getting more depressed & frustrated. Madam Claire & other girls were always compassionate with Juliet and they tried to convince her that this was the only way and trying to revolt would just be a stupid move. The customers are all decent guys., there’s no harassment , its safe and they are protected by the Police. More ever she would be able to get rid of her loan amount and once she clears that, then for each customer Juliet would get $55 and she could do something like 8-10 customers a day, plus not to forget the tips and the gifts. Once a girl wins Madams trust , then she is promoted to the position of a Manager and when more girls arrive , they are put up in new villas and she could manage them and doesn’t have to engage in sex herself. If she wanted to still do business then the entire earnings is hers. The convincing each day just gets heavier and one fine day with w very heavy heart Juliet decided to get into prostitution. 

I met Juliet during one my investigation on a Syrian national who had stolen some jewellery from the shop he was working and i was tracking  this guy. I found out that this Syrian guy had been a regular at Juliet’s villa and was deeply in love with one girl. He wanted to get married to that girl and Madam Claire had asked $15000 to let her free. The Syrian guy was just a victim of Dubai’s Sex trade, after some days we were able to nab this Syrian guy at one from the local night clubs. When Juliet was divulging the information about this guy, she got too serious and started to speak about herself. When i met Juliet this moment, she was the Manager for 25 girls at this villa. She always regrets getting into this business and says  there’s no turning back. I couldn’t guide her much, but my team & myself assured her that we could get all these girls out of this hell. She wasnt excited with the offer, because she said she would never imagine to get her dignity back and where else she could earn this much money per month. It’s almost two and half years she has been living in Dubai, transferring good amount of money to raise her kids back home  and she doesn’t have a valid visa or her passport and she fears if she has contracted HIV or AIDS.

( The names in this article have been changed )

There hundreds and hundreds of girls who have been lured to Dubai to get jobs from various countries and unfortunately they end up as call girls or at the brothels which runs below the curtain of strict laws of Dubai.  The expansion of sex trade has reached all parts of Dubai, parallelly expatriate men who are customers of this trade get addicted, spend all their earnings and even start to steal or murder for money. The sex trade has taken a heavy toll on these girls and also the men who get addicted to buying sex.

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Dubai’s Sex Trade

The story of Dubai’s rise as a bubble economy and the attraction for all expatriates from asian countries has made it the most sought after city in Middle East. But how much of it as the UAE government says is really the place of crime free country. I am not talking about the labor laws, different rules for expats and all the employment exploitation that goes unnoticed. The “City of Gold” has much darker picture then one could ever imagine. Living in Dubai for almost 14 years and hanging around with top police officials, government officials, diplomats and the rich and the famous allowed me the opportunity to get to the depth of the real scene.

What goes around in day has very contrast image of what happens in the night. Since working on several undercover cases and following criminals around in the city, i was able to discover the most terrible tales of human trafficking and sex trade. Nevertheless, this network is run none other than the local arabs or perhaps some government & police officials. Since the rise of whites as expats in the city, the Indian, Pakistani & Bangladeshi demand for girls went low. Subsequently, the collapse of the Soviet Union gave chance for traffickers to import girls from the break away Soviet Republics and even from Russia. Although, all these girls there are termed as Russian’s and the word Russian has now become synonym with prostitution. Sometimes even all white girls are looked by the other expats as Russian’s and to some extreme even as prostitutes.

Dubai has the highest number of Bars, Clubs, Discos, Pubs and brothels as compared to any other Asian country after Thailand. One can get a so-called Russian girl for a quickie for Dhm.20/- ( Offcourse these girls will be from Kazak, Uzbek , Tajik or Ukraine and other soviet break aways. ). When i moved in Dubai in 1997, i was living in an accommodation in the development of Al Nakheel area in Deira. What amazed me was after midnight it was just impossible to sleep, my door bell was rung for almost 4-5 times throughout night. Russian girls would ring the door bell or knock the door, asking me if i wanted to f*$#@ its only Dhm.100, some girls upon hearing my response “No, sorry” they would ask “please slakti you can pay dhm.50…40…30…so forth and so on…its sad but i was thinking what makes these girls so desperate, are they craving for money so badly or perhaps they really have a bad situation at home or maybe they are forced to do so…i had to wait for another couple of years till i could make my stand in the Dubai society and really find out, whats behind this prostitution racket.

Few later, when i was undercover, working on a theft case and keeping a trace about a certain gang at a Disco. I was practically each night at this disco, that’s when i came in contact with some Russian girls at this joint. Since they saw me that i come here regularly they started to speak to me, off course they initially started to speak to me, assuming that i am a prospective customer. My reply was negative, i clearly told them “I come here to chill out & for the music not for sex”. Getting to know these girls closer broke the ice between us and they sometimes shared their grief with me.  I tell you these girls were no less than the super models and they would give even the Bollywood actresses a run. Angelica barely 19 years,  was sold by her father in Uzbekistan for $15000/- , now she needs to work for this boss of hers Tataina until she pays back $40,000/- through prostitution. Tatiana her boss who hails from Russia, co-ordinates this business with her husband who helps getting young girls from these former soviet republics. Tatiana is grim-faced lady who is partnered with local Arab Abdul Saleem, who works for the Dubai Police as CID. Abdul Saleem arranges visa for the girls of Tatiana, guarantees protection for the girls and arranges accommodation. The girls have to pay Dhms.150 per day, for bed space in that accommodation. Everything from food, accommodation, visa , travel etc., Tatiana & Abdual Saleem have their profits, because they over charge these girls. When the girls realise that what they have been charges is high, they can only talk among themselves. The girls can’t escape from their bosses business because the partner is a local police guy, that makes things more difficult. The girls have to do at least 5-7 customers in a day, or else they will have Dhms.1000 fine credited to their account. However, it’s not difficult to get customers in Dubai’s booming economy but they at least have 4-5 bad days in a month, where they attract fines. These girls might work for their boss for one year to two years depending on the account balance. Thereafter, the boss makes the girl manager or th girl is free to go and work on her own. These girls never started as prostitutes in their home country so after one or two years in this work, it’s practically impossible for girls to lead a normal life. But yes i have met very few girls who have been released of their loan and luckily one of the customers fell in love, listening to sad tale and marries the girl or maybe even some girls( very rarely ) would take up a decent day job. The story of Angelica is very similar to all the stories i have heard in all the clubs, discos, bars …off course I didn’t visit a brothel, apart from raiding it with the police.

Most amazingly this trade is flourishing in Dubai to its peak, just like its infrastructure. Expats are getting addicted to buying sex and wasting all their hard-earned money to fulfill their sexual desires. The expats are not only exhausting their own salaries, but also going for credit cards and personal loans. After that ….things just turn pretty bad. This is bound to happen as these expat men have never seen such beautiful, perfect body girls, they are far away from their family, away from their wives, the desire of lust takes its toll on the mental and financial. The biggest profiteer are the bosses and the local arab sponsors, they get all their extra bucks to accelerate their gas guzzlers SUVs and wear diamond studded Cartier on the wrist.

The sad or the most saddest part is that some girls take years and years to come out of their financial chains from their bosses. Some girls get murdered by the hooligans sex craving lusty customers. Some girls who decline to offer their body after coming to Dubai probably get chopped off by their Russian bosses, the body is later carefully cut into smaller pieces and flushed away through the toilets. Some girls come out of it after a year or two and start on their own and some girls get lucky to settle down with a loving guy. The story doesn’t end here, i have avoided to put much detail here or write some of the most horrific things that i have witnessed as an undercover agent. But the Dubai night life is not all about drinks, party or dance. It’s when men drive around the city to hook up or pick up pretty girls dressed to impress.

Although porn sites or any sexual content on the internet is banned, no sex shops in the city, no pin-up magazine covers….who wants all those. When you can just visit a pub or bar next door to pick up your choice ranging from Dhm.200 to Dhm.2000. Incase if you know some bosses you can get your home delivery. Dubai boosts about being a Islamic country , but by the very nature of facts things are otherwise. Its the city where people come for sex.

The sale of these innocent girls in their home country, transfer to Dubai for a better job, captivity in the hands of the bosses, abuse of flesh, loss of dignity, killing of emotions, no hope in future are only some of the key points happening in the lives of these girls. I did manage to rescue some girls with our team and send them back to their home country but the pressure from the highest officials always put our team in trouble. Our work did not stop till the last days in UAE, but i hope such atrocities around the world on woman comes to an end or the governments act upon it. This can only be a dream…

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