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Russia Calls for Protection of Christian Holy Places in Maalula [Syria]
Interfax ^ | 9/6/13

Posted on 09/06/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by marshmallow

Moscow, September 6, Interfax - The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the attempts made by the armed opposition in Syria to take over the city of Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in Syria.

"Moscow is deeply concerned over the fact that terrorist attacks in Syria have affected Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in this country. Its residents speak the Aramaic language, which is almost extinct and is the language in which Jesus Christ preached, and the churches located in this city are among the oldest and most honored churches of Christians," the Russian Foreign Ministry's information and press department said in a commentary released on Friday.

The Russian Foreign Ministry called "on everyone who cares about the fate of the people of Maalula to do everything possible to prevent their killing and the destruction of Christian holy places."

"Terrorist attacks need to be stopped immediately. Special responsibility for them rests with those forces in the region and outside of it that encourage terrorists, intentionally or not," the document says. Print this page


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1 posted on 09/06/2013 6:19:52 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow; NYer; All

I don’t think Obama give rat you know what Russia think about Christian churches

Remember dude is Muslum


2 posted on 09/06/2013 6:23:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: marshmallow

I have truly walked into the Twilight Zone when the President of Russia is trying to protect Christians and the USA is trying to arm and be an air force to those who want to kill them.

This is heart breaking.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: marshmallow

Sounds like the start of another Crimean war.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: marshmallow

And again Putin shows up Obama and makes him look biased and ineffectual.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 6:25:32 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: marshmallow
Thank God! Someone is showing leadership and defending the Christians in the Middle East. Unlike the muslim in chief.
6 posted on 09/06/2013 6:28:05 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: marshmallow
Putin knows Obama is not a Christian. And he is going to exploit Obama's weaknesses because he knows Christian America agrees.

Obama wants to set the foundation for the world Caliphate...and he wants to be the Caliph of said world Caliphate.

I hope the Caliphate is a supernatural position...because Obama has shown an inherent weakness at being human.

If Allah/Satan/Shaitan is not behind Obama...he will fall flat on his bony-widdle face.

7 posted on 09/06/2013 6:32:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: marshmallow

Unbelievable that we’re backing the perpetrators.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 6:34:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“Sounds like the start of another Crimean war.”

IMHO, might be the start of what the Russians did to a boatload of Somali pirates.

Hint: Think “Mad Minute” - Vietnam Era.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 6:35:11 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: marshmallow

Bflr...


10 posted on 09/06/2013 6:35:53 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: autumnraine
I have truly walked into the Twilight Zone when the President of Russia is trying to protect Christians and the USA is trying to arm and be an air force to those who want to kill them.

Not to mention that Putin is promoting the Christian notion of Matrimony while Obama promotes Sodomony.

11 posted on 09/06/2013 6:37:20 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: SevenofNine
We are no longer a Christian Nation 18 sec

Thank You Satan 1:51

12 posted on 09/06/2013 6:38:56 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: RoosterRedux
Putin knows Obama is not a Christian.

So do many Americans. King Obama is a communists black Muslim. Are we getting the message yet? Impeach.

13 posted on 09/06/2013 6:39:10 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: marshmallow

—— - The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the attempts made by the armed opposition in Syria to take over the city of Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in Syria ——

Anyone holding his breath waiting for Zero’s statement?

Me neither.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: marshmallow

Islam is at war with us. Islam is at war with Christianity.
We are not at war with Islam so we don’t intervene for Christians. Russia will. Plum bizarre.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 6:43:08 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: marshmallow
It's an evil day when the only person standing up for Christians in Syria is an ex-KGB agent and the President of the U.S. is taking up the cause of those who slaughter Christians and burn churches.

Ironic, isn't it - the Jihadists burn churches of the dispossessed minority - and it has no absolutely resonance with the first black president.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 09/06/2013 6:43:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Logical me
I don't know if we can impeach...but we can secede.

And I think China and Russia will come to our aid. They have come to believe that freedom works...but they are new to it.

We can show them and rebuild this country without those who hate it.

Let those who hate it live in societies of their own making...let them come to know totalitarian socialism and communism. When they get tired of it...they will escape to us with renewed hearts and minds.

17 posted on 09/06/2013 6:45:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: autumnraine

Yep. Never thought I’d see THIS day.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 6:45:35 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: marshmallow

I predict Russia will very soon send thousands of troops to Syria thus accomplishing a fait accompli.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 6:47:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GladesGuru

“..what the Russians did to a boatload of Somali pirates..”

Indeed they did fine job;-))


20 posted on 09/06/2013 6:49:50 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: marshmallow

I don’t think Vlad really cares that much for the christians. This just shows Barry in poor light.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 6:50:06 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: QQQQ

22 posted on 09/06/2013 6:50:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

I never thought I’d see the day when Russia cares more about Christians than the US president does.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 6:52:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator

;-)


24 posted on 09/06/2013 6:52:29 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: marshmallow

I wish Putin was our President


25 posted on 09/06/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: marshmallow

Russia Calls for Protection of Christian Bakeries in USA from Obama attacks


26 posted on 09/06/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: QQQQ; GladesGuru
“..what the Russians did to a boatload of Somali pirates..”

Indeed they did fine job;-))

What did they do? I can pretty much imagine what it might be, but is there a link you could share? In any case... Go Putin!!!

27 posted on 09/06/2013 7:29:16 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: autumnraine

As a cold war kid, my life has gone full circle.


28 posted on 09/06/2013 7:31:00 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: marshmallow

Whattabout protection for places in North America that want to return to/maintain the rule of law and live under the US Constitution?


29 posted on 09/06/2013 7:32:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: deweyfrank
The US is still a Christian nation in theory, but you'd never know it from observing our government. The same is not true of Russia. The restoration of Christianity in Russia is real and not imaginary or contrived, nobody would go to the expense of rebuilding that gigantic cathedral in Moscow for any sort of a show:


30 posted on 09/06/2013 7:36:42 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: marshmallow

The Russian Foreign Ministry calls for the protection of Christians?

This is an episode of the Twilight Zone. I’m sure of it.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: marshmallow

Well I guess we shouldn’t have expected someone named HUSSEIN to stand up for the Christians in the region.


32 posted on 09/06/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Moorings; All

you say: “I don’t think Vlad really cares that much for the christiansa’

I think you may think wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRgWVAfHNZM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3d_yxJhmjk

http://answersforthefaith.com/2013/08/08/putin-world-leaders-should-unite-to-end-christian-persecution/


33 posted on 09/06/2013 8:05:06 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: varmintman; All

Great photo of the restored cathedral - have you seen these?
Thank you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRgWVAfHNZM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3d_yxJhmjk


35 posted on 09/06/2013 8:12:17 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder what else Putin knows about our first female president..?


36 posted on 09/06/2013 8:20:45 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's own Perkin Warbeck..)
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To: Mastador1

If Putin is serious—he should send paratroops to this endangered city and defend it from the “rebels”—I am sure the president of Syria wouldn’t object. Limited role—protect Christians from death.


37 posted on 09/06/2013 8:52:29 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: marshmallow

Pope writes letter to Putin ahead of G20 addressing Syrian Crisis:
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/05/pope_francis_writes_letter_to_president_putin_of_russia_ahead_of_g20/en1-725816

I guess Putin read the letter.


38 posted on 09/06/2013 8:52:47 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: marshmallow

There is no mention of Pope Francis writing to President Obama, btw..


39 posted on 09/06/2013 8:54:51 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: rcrngroup

>>>What did they do? I can pretty much imagine what it might be, but is there a link you could share? In any case... Go Putin!!!<<<

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wwnVdzOIC3A

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1toRYJC3_Es


40 posted on 09/06/2013 10:15:29 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Thank you! Good to see someone (the Russians) blowing these muzlim bastard pirates out of the water. I am sure 0dumbo is steaming about this!


41 posted on 09/06/2013 10:55:14 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: marshmallow

OMG... I really can’t believe that Russia is MOREMORAL than the US.......but it SEEMS LIKE IT IS!!


42 posted on 09/06/2013 11:41:17 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: deweyfrank
"Thank God! Someone is showing leadership and defending the Christians in the Middle East."

I agree. It's just downright tragic that we are the ones backing the people who are attacking the Christians. Unfreakinbelievable!

On a side note: I was a teenager in the 80's. I remember all the cold war stuff- The news media ran non-stop editorials that Reagan was going to get us all killed. Or there were articles about how we were going to nuke Russia, or they were going to nuke us- these stories ran every day. There was even a movie where it showed what a hellish life we would be leading post nuclear Apocalypse. As a result of all this, many people who grew up then, including myself, at times, did not think that we would live to make it to adulthood.

(Then again we also had quite a few EOTWAWKI parties-so we didn't always take it so seriously either.)

But, if I was feeling bothered about something I'd seen, or heard, about Russia and the conflict, I'd talk to my mother. ( Not that she was an authority on world affairs -She really could have cared less), but, when I mentioned anything, she would always tell me, with 100% certainty in her voice : "Stop worrying-Russia will be converted. The Blessed Mother said so."

I wouldn't say my mom is overly religious either. She was raised Catholic, and went to Catholic school back in the 1950's-But she must've told me that a million times: "Russia will be converted".

It is Ironic in light of what's happening there today.

43 posted on 09/07/2013 12:26:59 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Moorings

i agree. this is a game to Putin.


44 posted on 09/07/2013 2:39:23 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: marshmallow
It is so odd to have lived through the exchange of places of Russia and America.

We are now the bad guys, and Russia is the good guys.

45 posted on 09/07/2013 2:49:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: maine-iac7

not prior to now, thanks!


46 posted on 09/07/2013 3:05:23 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: marshmallow

What Russia is doing is the fruit of so many years of prayers for the conversion of Russia. Now it is standing up for persicuted Christians.


47 posted on 09/07/2013 3:22:33 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Moorings
I don’t think Vlad really cares that much for the christians. This just shows Barry in poor light.

I think you are right. Putin is exploiting the weakness Barryo has with the folks back home (he isn't one of us, and by that I mean, he isn't American, his childhood wasn't typical Christian rooted American Christmas, Easter, THanksgiving, and the Fourth of July, heck he can't even legitimately claim the racist grievance over slavery because his daddy's family wasn't here.)

Barry's Muslim roots have him squirming, here, and Putin is enjoying being able to prod him.

48 posted on 09/07/2013 3:55:55 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Mastador1

“And again Putin shows up Obama and makes him look biased and ineffectual.”


Putin is toying with this lightweight....funny in a way but so very sad.


49 posted on 09/07/2013 4:00:03 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: marshmallow

Russia is trying to protect Christians?

While the US led by Obama is backing Al Qaeda?

Upside Down World is here...


50 posted on 09/07/2013 6:36:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (You cannot be conservative while supporting the bankruptcy of your nation)
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