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Syrian Archbishop: Western leaders “screwing” Syrians by supporting terrorists

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Using bulldozers, Islamic State militants destroyed the ancient Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatain, in the central Syrian province of Homs (link).

An excerpt from an interview with the Archbishop of Hassakeh-Nisibi for the Syriac Catholics, Jacques Behnan Hindo (video below):

— Do you think that, despite everything, a political solution is possible for the future of Syria?

—It is always possible. However, the first thing that must happen is for these terrorists to leave. That’s it. That is the sine qua non condition. And when they are gone, we Syrians can come to an agreement.

We had already several towns where the Army entered because the residents had had enough, and expelled the foreigners that were in their town. And now they live much more quietly. In our region it’s the same… and in all the cities and villages of the north.

Yes, there are opponents [to the state]. I myself am not all that much for the government. However, when I compare what awaits me with these people to what I have today, I say to myself, “I am very well today.”

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  3. The US “sponsored terrorists” are responsible for the refugee crisis. Assad had 78% of the country’s vote, which is more than can be said for most democracies including the EU/UK/US. He had delivered many reforms that would make the UK look bad but the US and EU want to get rid of him because he is not pro-Washington. His was one of the most stable counties in the ME, where poverty was well below other countries like the Arab Spring members. The only other country that comes close to what Assad achieved was – you guessed it – Iran who the west “sanctioned” because they were not pro Washington and who aided Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran. What a bunch of double dealing, hypocritical, russophobic, double standard, murderous bunch of cretins the western “democracies” are. In May 2013, it was reported that even NATO recognised the Syrian President’s increased popularity. “The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70% of Syrians support” the Assad Government. At present the number is now at least 80%. The most telling barometer of Assad’s support base was the Presidential elections in June 2014, which saw 88% of the votes supporting Assad. The lengths Syrians outside of Syria went to in order to vote included flooding the Syrian embassy in Beirut for two full days(and walking several kilometres to get there) and flying from countries with closed Syrian embassies to Damascus airport simply to cast their votes for him. Within Syria, Syrians braved terrorist mortars and rockets designed to keep them from voting; 151 shells were fired on Damascus alone, killing 5 and maiming 33 Syrians. (these were US sponsored terrorists). For more information see Professor Tim Anderson’s “Why Syrians Support Bashar al-Assad”, Stephen Gowan who noted the many reforms Assad had introduced, political commentator Jay Tharaappel’s articulation on Assad’s reforms and Carlos Martinez’s book “Decriminalising Bashar – towards a more effective anti-war movement” in which he outlines anti-Imperialist ( a definite reason for the western allies to want him out), socially inclusive policies regardless of religion, status, sect or ethnicity, it’s secularism and multiculturalism, and it’s continued support for Palestinians and anti-Zionist stance (which is yet another reason for the US/EU/UK to want Assad out). Most propaganda on which the west draws information from is that of Rami Abdulrahman of the so-called Syrian Human Rights Observatory (SOHR), UK based he runs the propaganda from two bed semi, he opposes Assad and will not say who pays his salary. Another source of propaganda is the leftist movements in countries like the UK and people like Public figure Owen Jones, who spews his anti Bashar rhetoric whether intentionally misrepresenting the facts or not. From the beginning in Dara’a and elsewhere throughout Syria, armed protesters (probably US sponsored activists of Assad’s opposition who the US were funding) were firing upon and butchering, security forces and civilians. Tim Anderson’s “Syria: how the violence began, in Dara’a” pointed out that police were killed by snipers in the March 17/18 protests; the Syrian Army was only brought to Dara’a after the policemen were murdered.
    Prem Shankar Jha’s “Who Fired The First Shot” described the slaughter of 20 Syrian soldiers a month later “by cutting their throats and cutting off the head of one of the soldiers” by so-called US backed “moderate” terrorists. Sharmine Narwani investigaated the early massacres of Syrian soldiers in “Syria: The Hidden Massacre”. Al Jazeera journalist left because the video he took of armed men crossing the borders, April 10 2011, Banyas farmer Nidal Janoud killed by “unarmed protestors” as the west would represent so many causalties, had his face gashed open, mutilated and bleeding Janoud was paraded around by an armed mob, who then hacked him to death. Father Frans Van der Ludt – the Dutch priest living in the city of Homs before his assassination on April 7th 2014 had repeatedly written about the “armed demonstrators” he saw in early protesters, “who began to shoot at the police first”. All of these “innocent unarmed protesters” went unreported in the media trash of the west, just to subvert the truth and promote the propagandist lies of the western leaders who could claim – falsely, of Assad’s atrocities against his own people and send up the call that “Assad must go”.
    We are, by the fact that we do nothing to change or challenge this rhetoric of lies, guilty of the crimes against humanity we witness in the refugee crisis and of War Crimes our governments past and present are guilty of.




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  4. Peter Schmidt says

    Western leaders really screwed Libya as well.

    Adding a few facts regarding Libya and Qaddafi ruling
    1. Citizens paid no electricity bills
    2. Bank Loans were interest free
    3. Newly wedding couples were receiving approximately US $50000
    4. Health and education were free
    5. People wishing to become farmers received land and tools free of charge
    6. State paid for ALL expenses when people went abroad to seek medical treatment
    7. State paid 50 percent purchase price for private use vehicles
    8. Petrol cost was 14 cents
    9. Libya as a country was free of debt plus had cash reserves of 150 billion dollars
    10. If no work was available state paid unemployed people the average salary till job found
    11. Small percent of OIL sales pass to ALL Libyan’s accounts
    12. Every new born child received US $10000
    13. 40 kilo of bread cost 15 cents
    14. 25 percent of Libyans had a university degrees
    15. Great Man Made river project was the biggest ever workable solution to bring water to desert and gave work to thousands of Libyans
    16. Freedom and human rights were the highest in Africa/World as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index
    17. Libyan immigration stopped 30 years ago as conditions favour for people to stay and work in Libya




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    • Where did you get all this from? Gimme more! I knew the western powers had screwed the Libyans, but they lost so much, it’s hard to believe that it is all gone and can never be returned to them.




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      • Kaivey says

        The US carpet bombed Laos murdering millions but today, in that country, it is almost forgotten so says this Counterpunch report below. The Victors rewrite history. I often wonder why there are no foreign reporters writing about US atrocities in their countries. It seems that only western reporters like John Pilger, for instance, who get to document the western war crimes. I don’t know the answer but it seems that the victor completely removes any opposition. So we don’t read about Libyans telling us about how their country was ruined, but there must of been millions who thought so, but they may never get to tell us their story.

        http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/02/southeast-asia-forgets-about-western-terror/

        Extract.

        Southeast Asia “Forgets” About Western Terror, by Andre Vltchek

        Southeast Asian elites “forgot” about those tens of millions of Asian people murdered by the Western imperialism at the end of and after the WWII. They “forgot” about what took place in the North – about the Tokyo and Osaka firebombing, about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, about the barbaric liquidation of Korean civilians by the US forces. But they also forgot about their own victims – about those hundreds of thousands, in fact about the millions, of those who were blown to pieces, burned by chemicals or directly liquidated – men, women and children of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor.

        All is forgiven and all is forgotten.

        And once again the Empire is proudly “pivoting” into Asia; it is even bragging about it.

        It goes without saying that the Empire has no shame and no decency left. It boasts about democracy and freedom, while it does not even bother to wash the blood of tens of millions off its hands.

        All over Asia, the “privileged populaces” has chosen to not know, to not remember, or even to erase all terrible chapters of the history. Those who insist on remembering are being silenced, ridiculed, or made out to be irrelevant.

        Such selective amnesia, such “generosity” will very soon backfire. Shortly, it will fly back like a boomerang. History repeats itself. It always does, the history of the Western terror and colonialism, especially. But the price will not be covered by the morally corrupt elites, by those lackeys of the Western imperialism. As always, it will be Asia’s poor who will be forced to pay.




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    • Kaivey says

      Have you seen this superb video? See Gaddafi going around Tripoli in an open topped car greeting thousands of people. No one is trying to kill him, no snipers, no grenades, no rockers. Look at how US presidents go around with hundreds of armed guards on motorbikes and in bullet proof cars. Great music to this vid too.

      Libya & Gaddafi – The Truth you are not supposed to know




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