Skip to comments.United States Fueling Instability in Syria
Posted on 05/03/2014 2:16:03 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
A growing number of Syrian Christian leaders are traveling to the United States to plead with lawmakers to stop sending arms to the rebels. The most recent visitor is the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregorios III, who is based in Damascus.
For the first three years of the civil war, Syrias Christian leaders have not been frequent visitors to the U.S., in part fearing reprisals when they return to Syria, but also because they have been reluctant to engage in what they see as political issues. But with the civil war now in its fourth year, they are taking a more public stance.
Visiting Washington, D.C., in January of this year to speak about the war, Bishop Armash Nalbandian, primate of the Armenian Church of Damascus, said that after he witnessed the bombing of the St. John of Damascus School, which killed nine children, he did not care anymore about his own safety. He said he will now do and say anything to help end the war.
But speaking out against the war puts church leaders in a difficult position. They want to protect their congregations and their nation, but they then face accusations of supporting the Assad regime. His Beatitude Gregorios said, Everybody asks me, Are you for or against the regime? I tell them, I am not for or against the regime; I am not for or against the opposition. I am for stability.
The complaint that many in Syria now have is that while Assad is far from an ideal ruler, they fear more what would follow in the wake of his downfall. The Patriarch continued, All the churches in the Middle East are saying the same thing: We want stability, but Europe and the United States are ignoring us.
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The Obama regime fueling instability in other countries? Say it isn’t so, but at least for once he seems to have followed through on “America First”.
“The Obama regime fueling instability in other countries? “
I think if the truth were known that’s what happened in the Ukraine also and it spun out of control. Same as Egypt and Lybia.
Our so called leaders must listen, they have to realize the damage they are funding. Christians are still today being crucified on the wooden cross. Yes, literally crucified as was Our Lord. We don’t know who the ‘good guys’ are over there, if any exist at all. John McCain lead they way with his Generic-Geriatric cheerleading two years back. I say generic, because McCain did not really even know he was Pall-ing around with the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas, until he was told so, weeks after taking a few selfies, arm in arm with Libyan Cannibals.
Agitate! Doesn’t the devil love chaos?
The US has been doing this for many years.
It's why our foreign policies for decades have been an utter disaster, costing trillions in American treasure.
Uh,yeah, sarcasm ya know? When it’s that obvious..............