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Former Special Forces operator with high skills within risk assessment and risk elimination.
Since the beginning of the nineties special advisor to governments and international institutions regarding prevention of human trafficking, radicalization, remedying problems, regarding migration and national and international refugee situations.
Former special envoy regarding the transition from former Soviet satellite states dictatorships to democratically elected governments. Former position with international NGO’s with responsibility for EU-funded production, dispatch, reception and distribution of emergency aid to the citizens of Sarajevo from May 92 to February 96.
Inventor of the program “Eyes on” giving ground rules on assessment of nature or man made disasters when in progress.
Tecumseh was a famous Shawnee Indian chief
who struggled to defend the Indians’ land in the United States during the early eighteenth century. At the end of his life, he wrote a poem – a poem that I and many others with my education and experience have taken as the basic rules for our lives.
“So, live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home”.