Skip to comments.For Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, US, EU and Gulf States Stir Hatred in Syria
Posted on 01/19/2013 10:51:28 AM PST by marshmallow
For Ignatius Joseph III Younan, a Christian presence in Syria is essential for confessional reconciliation between Alawis and Sunnis. Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Aleppo university blast that killed 87. The violence of Muslim extremists and government forces could wipe out Syria forever. Patriarch calls on young Christians to stay in the Middle East to be witnesses of peace.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The United States, the European Union and the Gulf states have a great responsibility in this war, which began as a peaceful Arab spring," said Mgr Ignatius Joseph III Younan, patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs since 2009. "By backing the rebels, who are not united, they stirred hatred among the people. We Christians are disappointed by the behaviour of these countries; their money and oil bought the world's conscience, justifying violence." For the head of the Syriac Catholic Church, "the Christians left in Syria are the only ones who can bear witness through their lives and values to the possibility of reconciliation, now virtually excluded by both regime and rebels."
For the patriarch, Syria is very close to a point of no-return. As planes continue to strike, its very existence is at stake. "The situation is getting worse and more heartbreaking by the day. This is no longer an Arab spring; it is a sectarian conflict between the Alawi minority and the Sunni majority."
In the areas controlled by the military, suicide attacks by al-Nusra militants continue. The terrorist organisation is linked to al-Qaeda, and is responsible for an attack at Aleppo University two days ago that left 87 people dead and hundreds wounded.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Idleb, the main town in north-western Syria, killing 22.
In and around Damascus, Syria's military has responded with an iron-fist, cracking down with everything it has, including......
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Not a word of criticism for the mass-murdering islamofascist Assad. This man is nothing but a mouthpiece for the evil Assad regime repeating anti-American propaganda. He is the one who is spreading hate. Americans have no reason to support liars such as these who blacken the name of Christianity by associating it with the genocidal diabolical Assad regime.
Assad may be a b*stard but he's the bast*rd we know. Nothing equal,or better will replace him. All he seeks is to maintain power. As long as he isn't a nuisance proxy of Iran and Russia, he can be useful to United States interests in the region by keeping a boot on the neck of the fundamentalist muslims. America should figure out what Russia and Iran pay him and double it to come over to our side.
He doesn’t have his boot on anyone’s neck. He has a boot on his own neck. It wasn’t America who brought Assad to this, he brought this on himself. So I don’t want to hear any damn Syrian liars telling me that the Arab Spring protestors were good and peaceful until America got involved and caused a war. That is bullcrap lies. Syrian are responsible for this, not Americans.
Well then, should the U.S. sit back and let events run their course in Syria, support the rebels, or do a deal with Assad like we did with Sadat in buying him away from Russia?
If we did that then the blood of thousands of innocent Syrian women and children would be on our hands. We would be as evil as the Satanic Kremlin. It’s KGB Putin who has enabled this carnage to continue and he says that more must die if the rebels insist that Assad must go. All this blood is on Putin’s hands. When Assad falls the consequences will all be Russia fault, not the USA’s.
True but how much blood was on the hands of Sadat when we bought him away from Brezhnev?
What has been the result of our deal with Sadat in the long run? We armed Egypt and now the Muslim Brotherhood runs it. Was that really the right thing to do?
My guess is that if he perceives doing so is his best way to retain power, he will.
. What has been the result of our deal with Sadat in the long run? We armed Egypt and now the Muslim Brotherhood runs it. Was that really the right thing to do?
Until Nov 2008, I would have forcefully said yes but now, I'd have to say no. Who in their right mind in Nov 2001 would have predicted that 7 years hence that the nation would elect a president named Barak Hussein Obama?
It appears, though, that the Assad regime, like Qadaffi, like Mubarak, is slated for destruction. Only he gets a bad press. And you can be sure whatever replaces him will be anti-American and will persecute the country's indigenous Christians.
A militant Islam is on the march and that is not in our best interests, no matter how much you detest Assad. His replacements will be no better and will quite probably worse.
The Obama regime has been supporting the rebels, most of whom are Islamists. Christians have been slaughtered by the rebels, for the past year. What would folks expect the Archbishop to say?
"The United States, the European Union and the Gulf states have a great responsibility in this war, which began as a peaceful Arab spring," said Mgr Ignatius Joseph III Younan, patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs since 2009.And in 2010 this lying dirtbag claimed that the US was naive about the Arab Spring -- note that the lying dirtbag now calls it "a peaceful Arab Spring"?