Skip to comments.Syria crisis: al-Qaeda seizes village that still speaks the ancient language of Christ
Posted on 09/05/2013 10:49:25 PM PDT by Arthurio
7:46PM BST 05 Sep 2013
Fighting raged through the picturesque mountain village of Maaloula, near Damascus, on Thursday, as the regime launched a counter-attack against the rebels.
"They entered the main square and smashed a statue of the Virgin Mary," said one resident of the area, speaking by phone and too frightened to give his name. "They shelled us from the nearby mountain. Two shells hit the St Thecla convent."
Maaloula, tucked into the honey-coloured cliffs of a mountain range north of Damascus and on a "tentative" list of applicants for Unesco world heritage status, is associated with the earliest days of Christianity.
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I thought we were told nobody spoke it.
These Syrian rebels are pure evil.
Obama’s vicious allies
That’s such a creepy image!
“First they took a brick factory owned by a Christian guy, who is now missing,” said the resident. “Then at around 5.30am, a car bomb detonated at the checkpoint at the entrance to the village.
“Some of the rebels entered a home near the checkpoint belonging to Yousef Haddad, a Christian. They tried to force him to convert to Islam.”
And Obama, McCain, Graham, and John F’n Kerry are ok with this, which tells me they agree with these people.
muslims are pure evil
the world will never know peace while members
of this cult walk the earth
If we’re going to attack Syria we need to kill these animals. Take out Assad and the “rebels”.
the world will never know peace while members
of this cult walk the earth”
The evidence too date indicates you are correct.
Today we have no words, except those of the Psalms that the liturgical prayer puts onto our lips in these days:
Rebuke the Beast of the Reeds, that herd of bulls, that people of calves oh God, scatter the people who delight in war Yahweh has leaned down from the heights of his sanctuary, has looked down from heaven to earth to listen to the sighing of the captive, and set free those condemned to death Listen, God, to my voice as I plead, protect my life from fear of the enemy; hide me from the league of the wicked, from the gang of evil-doers. They sharpen their tongues like a sword, aim their arrow of poisonous abuse They support each other in their evil designs, they discuss how to lay their snares. Who will see us? they say. He will do that, he who penetrates human nature to its depths, the depths of the heart Break into song for my God, to the tambourine, sing in honor of the Lord, to the cymbal, let psalm and canticle mingle for him, extol his name, invoke it For the Lord is a God who breaks battle-lines! Lord, you are great, you are glorious, wonderfully strong, unconquerable.
We look at the people around us, our day workers who are all here as if suspended, stunned: Theyve decided to attack us. Today we went to Tartous
we felt the anger, the helplessness, the inability to formulate a sense to all this: the people trying their best to work and to live normally. You see the farmers watering their land, parents buying notebooks for the schools that are about to begin, unknowing children asking for a toy or an ice cream
you see the poor, so many of them, trying to scrape together a few coins. The streets are full of the inner refugees of Syria, who have come from all over to the only area left that is still relatively liveable
. You see the beauty of these hills, the smile on peoples faces, the good-natured gaze of a boy who is about to join the army and gives us the two or three peanuts he has in his pocket as a token of togetherness
. And then you remember that they have decided to bomb us tomorrow.
Just like that. Because its time to do something, as it is worded in the statements of the important men, who will be sipping their tea tomorrow as they watch TV to see how effective their humanitarian intervention will be
Dear Father, please help Putin and Assad to protect our Christian brothers.
Preferable to the a-hole.
- I believe I heard that Obama OK’ed 100,000 Syrians to come to the USA (that means their families too - like Immigration Reform - 13 million becomes 45-60 million)
- Oh goody - can you imagine the freebies and goodies and subsidy money and scholarships (like the Boston Marathon Bombers and their family and friends did/do) they will all get?
- Is this on the “Honor System” because they can all be trusted - as in Obamacare?
- It is way past time for somebody to reach their expiration date for using too mucho booze (said the 1st WH physician) and “maybe a little/lotta blow”....
- Party on goofy clown!
I see Obongo is wearing a hoodie these days.
How does Al Queda get a hold of artillery?
Musta been that ‘Arab Spring’ money that went to the M. Bruthahood.
CALL the RNC and tell them how upset you are with Boehner, Cantor, McCain, Linda, etc....and that they will get NO MONEY OR VOTES from you!! I have done this, you should too.
Wishful thinking on your part....that will NEVER happen because Obama WANTS the “rebels” in power. Think a little DEEPER on this.