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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 06:03 AM
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"Result: the heart torn out of the "axis of resistance" between Iran, Syria and Hizbullah, leaving Iran isolated and the West with a free hand to attack Iran without fear of regional repercussions."

Katsung - I think I would agree with you on Syria. All to Israel's advantage.
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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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Iraq: Worse for Christians Now Than under Saddam Hussein
Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July 2, 2008

BAGHDAD (ANS) -- The Reverend Canon Andrew White, affectionately known as The Vicar of Baghdad, says the situation for Christians in Iraq is "clearly worse" than under the Saddam Hussein regime, toppled by US and Coalition forces in 2003.

In a segment of the CBS news program 60 Minutes, originally broadcast on Dec. 2, 2007, updated June 26 and aired on June 29, 2008, correspondent Scott Pelley asked Canon White: "You were here during Saddam’s reign. And now after. Which was better? Which was worse?"

"The situation now is clearly worse” than under Saddam, White replied.

"There’s no comparison between Iraq now and then," he told Pelley. "Things are the most difficult they have ever been for Christians. Probably ever in history. They’ve never known it like now."

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Old news, catsuck.
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There were churches in Afghan before US invasion. None is left 10 years after US occupied Afghan. Be noticed that this news indirectly(may be the news agency is afraid of being called "unpatriot"?) related this to US foreign policy.
Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department

By Edwin Mora
October 10, 2011
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(CNSNews.com) -- There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan's new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report.
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post #25 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 09:24 PM
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Syrian Christians worry about life after Bashar Assad
They fear civil war and revenge attacks if President Bashar Assad falls, an anxiety fed by the sectarian violence seen in Egypt and Iraq.
Ignatius IV, patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church, described Syria as an oasis of religious tolerance where Christians can worship freely, build sanctuaries and run schools, activities that are restricted by varying degrees in a number of Middle Eastern countries.

Christian clerics are frequently shown on television taking part in joint prayer services with their Muslim counterparts. The defense minister is a Christian, as are other senior members of the government and security forces.

"Wherever you go, you find Christians and Muslims," said the patriarch, who has a photograph of himself with Assad displayed on his office wall. "There is no distinction."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...,4403703.story
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Patriarch al-Rahi: Syria is Closest to Democracy in Arab World, Needs the Reforms Announced by President al-Assad
Mar 04, 2012

He regretted the violence and destruction taking place in Syria, saying that there are destructive plans in world politics and that the people don't want the extremists who are receiving financial, military and political support from certain countries.

"How can the Arab Spring be a spring when people are killed every day? They talk about Iraq and democracy while a million Christians out of one and a half million were forced to leave Iraq… where is democracy in Iraq?" he asked, saying that this so-called spring is closer to a winter of war, destruction and killing.

"What good is democracy if it wants to kill people and throw away stability?" Patriarch al-Rahi wondered.

http://www.sana.sy/eng/22/2012/03/04/404155.htm
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Syrian people urge Army not to withdraw under Annan deal

Syrians in Homs have urged the Army not to withdraw from the western city as has been required by a peace plan proposed by the special UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

According to Press TV, the residents’ opposition to the pullout comes as the international community is pressuring Damascus to implement Annan’s six-point plan.
Under the proposed plan, the Syrian Army must first withdraw its troops from populated areas.

Damascus has criticized Annan for not requiring the same commitment from the armed terrorist groups, who are fighting the government, warning that they would enter cities as soon as the Army gets out.

http://english.irib.ir/news/politica...der-annan-deal
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Christians 'emptied from Middle East'

Rowan Callick

October 06, 2012

THE mother superior of a 1500-year-old monastery in Syria warned yesterday during a visit to Australia that the uprising against Bashar al-Assad has been hijacked by foreign Islamist mercenaries, with strong support from Western countries.

Mother Agnes-Mariam de la Croix was forced to flee to neighbouring Lebanon in June when she was warned of a plot to abduct her, after she revealed that about 80,000 Christians had been "cleared" by rebel forces from their homes in Homs province.

She described on the website of the Greek-Melkite Catholic monastery of St James, the church she rebuilt 18 years ago after discovering it in ruins, how Islamist rebels had gathered Christian and Alawi hostages in a building in Khalidiya in Homs. Then they blew it up with dynamite and attributed the act to the regular army.

http://m.theaustralian.com.au/news/w...-1226489418086
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Western-Backed Rebels Move Against Syria’s Christian Minority

Churches in Homs Under Constant Attack

by Jason Ditz, October 14, 2012

Militant factions in rebel-held cities like Homs see Christian communities as easy targets for extortion, and the more Islamist blocs regularly target their churches, damaging many and destroying others.

Christians and other minorities have tried to form militias to protect their neighborhoods, but with the rebels awash in Western money and arms, they are simply out-manned and outgunned. As the fight continues to escalate, the groups are facing a tougher and tougher choice about whether to try to stay or to flee abroad.

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/10/14/w...tian-minority/
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/op...=fb-share&_r=1&

The reason Syria explodes is because its borders are particularly artificial, and all its communities — Sunnis, Shiites, Alawites, Kurds, Druze and Christians — are linked to brethren in nearby countries and are trying to draw them in for help. Also, Sunni-led Saudi Arabia is fighting a proxy war against Shiite-led Iran in Syria and in Bahrain, which is the base of the United States Navy’s Fifth Fleet. Bahrain witnessed a host of bombings last week as the Sunni-led Bahraini regime stripped 31 Bahraini Shiite political activists of their citizenship. Meanwhile, someone in Syria decided to start lobbing mortars at Israel. And, Tuesday night, violent anti-government protests broke out across Jordan over gas price increases.


I wonder what might have happened if we'd stayed out of Iraq.
It's a damn good thing we are projected to be energy self-sufficient in the future.
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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:19 PM
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US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have plotted bloodbath for years.

Image: Real genocidal atrocities during the "Arab Spring" occurred at the hands of NATO and its proxy sectarian terrorists. Pictured is Sirte, Libya, after NATO-armed rebels surrounded it, cut off power, water, food, and emergency aid, and allowed NATO to bombard it with daily airstrikes before a final orgy of death and destruction left its streets and facades crumbling. This is the "civilian protection" the UN and its enforcement arm NATO plan on bringing to Syria.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/US%2C...38/38/Y/M.html
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/06/save-syria-us-israel-and-saudi-arabia.html
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Hey, look what I found in your link, catsuck.
https://www.hempusa.org/
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post #33 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:48 PM
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The plight of Syria's Christians: 'We left Homs because they were trying to kill us'


In the civil war, they have tried to stay neutral. But despite this, many are now facing persecution and death


Kim Sengupta


Al-Qaa, Lebanon Friday 02 November 2012

The car may have been the reason why the 23-year-old student was ambushed and taken hostage, along with a female friend, as they were travelling to a shopping complex. The revolutionary fighters with Kalashnikovs who led them away subjected Mr Bedrosian – blindfolded and tied up – to savage beatings and threats of execution before the pair was finally freed in exchange for a ransom.

Or there may have been a different reason for the attack: they were targeted by the Sunni Muslim rebels because they were Christians. Mr Bedrosian did not wait long to find out, leaving – along with his brother – for Lebanon. Others from the Syrian Armenian community followed, abandoning their homes.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...s-8274710.html
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US and Zionist thugs murder people of Syria and claim that Syrian army "killed them"

http://russianfreedomforum.lefora.co...-syria-and-cl/
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Rebels threaten to storm 2 Syrian Christian towns
By By BASSEM MROUE | Associated Press – 12/22/2012

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels have threated to storm two predominantly Christian towns in central Syria if residents do not "evict" government troops they say are using the towns as a base to attack nearby areas.

http://news.yahoo.com/rebels-threate...111223888.html
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Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs' as fears grow over Islamist atrocities

Christian Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped and beheaded by rebel fighters in northern town of Ras Al-Ayn on the Turkish border

News came as pro-government forces celebrated their victory against rebels near Aleppo Airport



By Nick Fagge

PUBLISHED:19:41 EST, 30 December 2012


Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.

The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.

She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.


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Syrian Rebels Ransack Christian Churches


NATO-backed thugs desecrate places of worship

Paul Joseph Watson
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shocking images have emerged which show the aftermath of Christian churches ransacked by NATO-backed Syrian rebels, illustrating once again how western powers are supporting Muslim extremists in their bid to achieve regime change in the middle east.



A photograph provided to us by a Christian woman in Homs, scene of some of the bloodiest clashes of the conflict, shows a member of the Free Syrian Army posing with a looted Catholic cross in one hand and a gun in the other while wearing a priest’s robe.

http://www.infowars.com/syrian-rebel...tian-churches/
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Syrian rebels burn and plunder religious sites – Human Rights Watch.

RT.com
23 January, 2013, 19:49

Syrian rebels have looted and burned minority religious sites in Northern Syria, US-based Human Rights Watch says. The attacks highlight the increasingly sectarian nature of the conflict as the bloodshed continues unabated.

The three incidents took place in November and December of last year in religiously mixed areas.

Rebels looted two Christian churches in separate villages in the relatively peaceful western governorate of Latakia, local witnesses told the rights watchdog.
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I knew it, I knew it, I knew it

This is why our president didn't go off, half-cocked, rushing into Syria under pressure from right-wing chickenhawks. I said all along that it could just as easily have been the rebels using that chit just to draq us into that quagmire.
Smart, smart president we have. Lucky us.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/opinion/bergen-chemi​cal-weapons-syria/
Mind you, this is not an official analysis. That will come later. Then we can make a further smart decision.


AND, this just in...
Israel bombs huge weapons storage facility of Syrian Army (or something like that - we're not sure yet). MASSIVE EXPLOSION and artillery shells laying around afterward.
Why are they attacking Assad? Are they inviting al Qaeda into power? What's their game...besides land theft, I mean?
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