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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mohandeer
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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… Read more »

mohandeer
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Reblogged this on wgrovedotnet and commented:

So much for the western “fight against ISIL” – not very effective were we?

Peter Schmidt
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Peter Schmidt

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… Read more »

Kaivey
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Kaivey

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

mohandeer
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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.

Kaivey
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Kaivey

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… Read more »

carinaragno
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Reblogged this on Piazza della Carina.