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A SYRIAN CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

By Pete Moore On April 14th, 2018

To all the neocons masquerading as Christians in the West, this is a statement released today by the Syrian Patriarchs.

We’ll note yet again that neocon activity in the Middle East never ends well for Christians. In many places the neocons are directly responsible for some of the oldest Christian communities being wholly uprooted or slaughtered.

23 Responses to “A SYRIAN CHRISTIAN RESPONSE”

  1. In many places the neocons are directly responsible for some of the oldest Christian communities being wholly uprooted or slaughtered.

    No Pete. In all cases that responsibility rests with the Jihadists. Just like IRA terrorism was the responsibility of the IRA, not the British.

  2. // In all cases that responsibility rests with the Jihadists. //

    No. In some cases the Israelis are to blame.

  3. In some cases the Israelis are to blame.

    Please enlighten us Noel.

  4. Peter, the Israelis drove out probably hundreds of thousands of Christians when they established their state in 1948, razing Christian villages to the ground and killing a good many Christians civilians. In fact Christians, because they were generally somewhat better off and owned more land than their Muslim neighbours, suffered disproportionatey from their early ethnic cleansing by Israelis, who needed their Lebensraum – around 60 to 70 percent of all Christians were driven out or fled before the advancing Israelis.

    Further expulsions of Christians followed when Israel attacked the West Bank in 1967.

    These were among the oldest – if not THE oldest – Christian communities in the world, being direct descendants of the first disciples of Christ.

  5. Just like IRA terrorism was the responsibility of the IRA, not the British.

    Ah yes, the old ‘there was a choice’ argument so loved by those not on the recieving end.

    Quite right Peter. The IRA should have stood idly by and let West Belfast and the Short Strand be burned to the ground in 1969 / 1970.

  6. Thanks Noel, I didn’t know that.

  7. Paul

    Defending your community is not terrorism. But Bloody Friday was terrorism.

  8. My point is that violence isn’t always the choice of the perpetrator and yes, I agree that Bloody Friday was terrorism, as was the Ballymurphy massacre.

  9. When the shooting starts for real in your countries look to the Jihadist sympathizers/collaborators

  10. A statement made by Syrians in support of the Syrian dictatorship May well be made under duress

  11. Surely by now it is evident that Assad allows freeedom of religion AND that a clear majority of Syrians actually do prefer Assad to any externally-imposed alternative?

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/syrian-president-bashar-al-assad-greets-pope-john-paul-ii-news-photo/929176636#/syrian-president-bashar-alassad-greets-pope-john-paul-ii-upon-his-in-picture-id929176636

    It’s exactly as stated

  12. A statement made by Syrians in support of the Syrian dictatorship May well be made under duress

    Call me pedantic but this is NOT a statement in suppoert of a dictatorship:

    A Statement Issued by Syrian Patriarchs: We condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that took place this morning against our precious country

    Perhaps something like – please bomb the shit out of my country – would have be more indicative of freedom of expression? Really??

  13. I have repeatedly said that Assad Is likely the best feasible alternative there

    And yes, compared to other major factions, he is actually the most tolerant to Christians Alawites and others

    With a heavy and conflicted heart, I hope that Assad prevails. But I don’t think that It is in the interest of bishops or others to make public statements that can be seen as supportive of that regime

  14. I am waiting for this to be all over, and soon ! Then we will see.

    Personally I think Syria, much like Afghanistan and Iraq will go off the radar. President Assad will be forever watching his back and those that supported this uprising aided and supported by external actors will face serious restrictions and punishments. But don’t worry, mother Teresa will give them asylum, a nice big home, free money, healthcare, schooling for their kids, grand kids and will be able to bring the rest of the extended family too. Oh, and before I forget, they will be allowed to return to country they are fleeing whenever they like because those running the Home Office are there just to pick up their pay cheque.

    Cynical ? You bet !

  15. Mark, are Russia and Iran ‘external actors’ too?

  16. To the extent the quote is real (a concept Mr. Moore no longer holds as necessary), it is so one sided it could only have been written by a government bureaucrat. Propoganda promoted on behalf of dictatorships tends to lack subtly and nuance.

  17. Insane to get involved in this. Let Vlad kill Isis and we all win.

  18. You can check its veracity in five minutes. It’s real alright and well they might stand up against those bombing their homeland.

  19. Did they make such a big statement against the gassing incident?

  20. Did they make such a big statement against the gassing incident?

    Likely not. They long ago threw their lot in with the Assad dynasty, you see they prefer their heads attached to the rest of their bodies.

  21. Does the west find it acceptable for Assad to murder on an industrial scale but just not by chemical weapons?

  22. No likely outcome is acceptable

    But IMO Assad is he least bad of the various dreadful choices

  23. Paul McMahon, on April 14th, 2018 at 7:40 PM Said:

    From what I have read here it seemed pretty clear that you supported Assad. If that’s not the case however I take it back.

    Perhaps Syria should be partitioned and the Kurds, as the best hope, should be given their own state……..?

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