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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

11 June 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… American Support for Islamists in Syria Had Its Consequences

00 syrian couple in homs. 11.06.14

Doesn’t this look like the photos of the survivors of the “900 Days” in Leningrad? The WESTERN BITCH MEDIA WAS SILENT. SILENT! It also lied egregiously about the Syrian Civil War. Remember this image when you vote in November… the Republican Party applauds this shit louder than all the rest… you know what to do. Vote against ALL Republican slimeball candidates (Eric Cantor was too LIBERAL for them)!


The neocon Republicans are the most evil actors in this drama. Vote AGAINST ALL Republican candidates in November or you vote FOR aggression in foreign parts leading to tragedies such as this. The Republicans are soulless warmongers, gaolers, and hangsmen… all decent people must oppose them. Their anti-abortion mewling does NOT cancel out their evil support for constant warfare, torture, the gutting of all environmental and labour safeguards, and a pervasive security state. However, take heart… such an apparat wouldn’t be 100 percent effective… after all, human beings would have to interpret and implement the data received, and all the conspiracy theory nutters overlook that (like the barmy Rutherford Institute, which Rod Dreher was a part of)… that’s why 1984 is actually impractical.

Remember the suffering of the people of Homs and reflect on the American government support for the Islamist terrorists who caused it. These people lived through a siege as terrible as that of the 900 Days of Leningrad. The Syrian blokadniki deserve our honour and respect. Remember who saved the suffering people of Homs from the Islamist nightmare… Bashar al-Assad… with support from Russia and China. There appears to be a disconnect between reality and what’s spread by CNN, Fox, and the rest of the Corporate Media. Remember… they were SILENT when condemnation of the Islamist terrorists would’ve shortened the suffering of the people of Homs. This silence, and their misguided condemnation of the Syrian government, led directly to the war dragging on longer than it should have. Do reflect on the fact that such is happening again in the Ukraine… may my right hand wither if I forget Hero-Slavyansk.

Orthodox people must shun extremist shits like Potapov and Paffhausen, who associate with the worst Republican warmonger elements in the District. They drag Our Lord Christ and His Church in the mud, giggling the whole time, to please their Republican allies. Potapov sold out for filthy lucre to Langley… Paffhausen hangs around anti-Orthodox filth like George Weigel… what concord hath Christ with Belial?


Friday, 8 November 2013

Survivors Recount Horrors in Aramaic-Speaking Syrian Town

00 Maronites in Lebanon. 08.11.13


Now, inhabitants of Sadad, near Homs, who fled the largely Syriac Orthodox town when rebels attacked last month, are returning home to discover the scale of atrocities in what’s being seen as the worst act of anti-Christian persecution since the war in Syria began. The reports, sent by church leaders to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, describe how, in this ancient Christian town mentioned in the Bible (Ezekiel), vulnerable people unable to escape… including the elderly, disabled, women, and children… were subjected to torture, such as strangulation.

Church sources say that people found 30 bodies in two separate mass graves. Discovered dead in a well in Sadad were the remains of six members of one family, including Matanios el-Sheikh, 85, his wife, Habsah, 75, their daughter, Njala, 45, and grandsons Ranim, aged 18, a first-year university student, and his 16-year-old brother Fadi, in class XI at school. Reports stated that rebels threw them down a well on 26 October, along with the boys’ paternal grandmother, 90-year-old Mariam. Their funerals, which took place Monday, 4 November, came as a community, which dates back to 2000 BC, began to grieve the loss of those described as “martyrs” by church leaders.

The atrocities took place during a week-long occupation of Sadad by the al-Nusra Front and Da’ash, rebel forces who, according to church leaders, held 1,500 families as “human shields” in a bid to stop government troops retaking the village. The tragedy in Sadad began 21 October when rebel forces invaded the town. Agenzia Fides reported that Archbishop Selwanos Boutros al-Nemeh, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, called it the “most serious and biggest massacre of Christians” since the conflict began in Syria in March 2011.

At least 2,500 families fled with no more than the clothes they were wearing to cities like Homs, 37 miles away, and further afield to Damascus, al-Fhayle, Maskane, Fayrouza, Zzaydal, and elsewhere. Some who escaped travelled five miles by foot to find shelter. The rebels quickly rounded those unable to flee Sadad up as part of a bid to fend off counter-attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the days that followed, at least 30 were wounded and 10 are reported still missing. Accounts from Archbishop Selwanos and other church leaders described widespread looting and destruction of shops, homes, and government buildings as well as the state hospital, clinic, post office, and schools. According to reports, youngsters described receiving taunts and insults against their Christian faith and rebels wrote obscene words on church artefacts. Sadad, where people speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ, has up to 14 churches, one of which is the Syriac Orthodox Church of St Theodore, which was used by the rebels, who desecrated it.

In a 4 November interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios Laham of Damascus described the atrocities in Sadad as “bestial”. Highlighting the murder of the family thrown down the well, Patriarch Gregorios said, “How can somebody do such inhumane and bestial things to an elderly couple and their family? I don’t understand why the world doesn’t raise its voice against such acts of brutality”. Reiterating his call for an end to the transfer of arms to Syria, especially to extremist rebel groups, Patriarch Gregorios said that already the atrocity instigated another wave of emigration of Christians from Syria. He said that, until now, the faithful saw Sadad as a safe haven, compared to the likes of Homs where Christian communities came under attack. Describing the atrocity as “a sign of the rise of fundamentalism and extremism” in the country, he said, “What happened in Sadad is very significant in that it’s frightening Christians into leaving the country. I’ve heard from the parish priest [of Sadad] and the [local] bishop that a number of people are leaving Syria”.

7 November 2013

Zenit News Agency


Editor’s Note:

The rebels would be history without American and Saudi support. That’s why the Western media is mute as a fish concerning the Golgotha of Syrian Christians. If this doesn’t prove that Republican Neoconservatives and Democratic Interventionists are evil and perverted to the bone, I don’t know what can convince you. Reflect on this, Orthodox people… Paffhausen supports the neocons… Reardon supports the neocons… Dreher supports the neocons (he DID write for National Review, didn’t he? He hasn’t repudiated that rag and its publishers, no he hasn’t)… the konvertsy in general support the neocons (and the extreme forms of American Exceptionalism).

It’s time to disown those who refuse to repudiate their opposition to the Orthosphere. It’s put up or shut up time, kids…


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Syriac Orthodox Bishop Issues Appeal to Publicise the Plight of the Innocent People of Qalamoun

00 The face of the Syrian opposition. 27.10.13


For four days, villages under siege by jihadist rebels from the Saudi-backed group Jaysh al-Islam went without food, medicines, electricity, and communications. Syriac Orthodox Bishop Silwanos Boutros Naameh called for a humanitarian corridor to the besieged communities, urging the besiegers to show some “mercy”. Bishop Silwanos appealed on behalf of the 3,000 residents of Sadad and Hofar, in the Qalamoun region (An-Nabk District, in Rif Dimashq Governorate in western Syria, near Lebanon), asking that the rebels spare and relieve them from the current siege, to allow them to move to safe places near Homs. He asked that all major religious leaders and all heads of state, as well as all men of good will, to raise their voices so that the rebel besiegers would allow the residents, stuck in their homes without food or medicine, to escape the siege. The Qalamoun area is under the control of Islamist insurgents from Jaysh al-Islam, led by Zahran Alloush, backed financially and militarily by Saudi Arabia. The Jihadist rebels want to control the Beqaa Valley and the lines of communication between Homs and Damascus, therefore, occupying Qalamoun is the first phase of their new offensive against the Syrian Army and the Lebanese Hezbollah. We publish Mar Silwanos’ appeal, calling on everyone to spread it as widely as possible.


To all humanitarian and religious institutions and organisations, as well as to all people of good will, and to all humanitarians, I address this appeal for all the people under siege in areas that are now inaccessible, which they can’t leave, and which we can’t reach. They live in the villages of Sadad and Hofar, in the Qalamoun area in Syria. I write this so that you might appeal to the besiegers, as they’ve not allowed local residents to leave, that they might agree to talks to facilitate the safe departure of the residents, in any direction, either towards the Convent of al-Attieh or towards Homs, where we could succour them. I implore all those with influence and all those in contact with the warring parties to put pressure on and negotiate with the besiegers, passing on this request for the safe release of the captive residents, even though most of them haven’t yet suffered mistreatment.

These people were under siege for the past four days without electricity and water, or means of communication. They have little food. Amongst them, there are children who need milk and sick people who need medicines. Around 3,000 people live in the beleaguered communities. Their besiegers aren’t letting them leave their homes. Indeed, they put pressure on them to stay put, despite having held talks with them. We call on all organisations, on all the children of our Church scattered throughout the world, to give aid and active support. Help us! Work with us prudently, without making statements that could affect the safety of the besieged. Our people shall never forget. I repeat, reiterating our good intentions so as not to jeopardise the safety of our loved ones… please, post this appeal on your blogs and websites, send it to newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets. Send it also to all those who could play a positive role in finding a solution that would secure the residents’ release. For our part, in our mission, we repeat in God’s name, we call on the besiegers to show mercy to these innocent people, who aren’t responsible for this tragedy. Let them go safely and treat them well. We call upon God to give these innocent people patience, strength, hope, courage, health, and vigour.

Lord, Lord, Lord! Do NOT abandon them! 

Mar Silwanos Boutros Naameh

Syriac Orthodox Bishop

25 October 2013



Editor’s Note:

Reflect on who backs the Saudis (and which political faction in the USA makes the most warmongering noise)… you’ll know what to do in November ’14. You’ll cast your vote against the Republican Party… this is what their “American Exceptionalism” has led to (do you want a repeat of Afghanistan, only worse?). It sickens me to no end…

The Christian people of Syria hang on the cross… and the Neocon Republicans and the Interventionist Democrats want to bomb, burn, and destroy (NOT build, aid, and feed) throughout the world (they don’t even want to help feed poor Americans, so, its natural that they wouldn’t want to help feed luckless foreigners). Something is horridly wrong with us, our political institutions, and our religion… we must either put it right or else. “We have met the enemy, and he is us“.



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Syrian “Rebels” Destroy Another Church

00 Syrian Church 2012


Militants of the fanatical Islamist group Jabhat an-Nusra operating in Syria set fire to a Syrian Christian church in Deir ez-Zor on the Euphrates. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, the fire destroyed the interior of the church and its relics, but there were no reports about the fate of the parishioners or clergy. Last October, Islamic fanatics fighting on the side of the armed opposition blew up a Latin church in a city in the east of Syria. Over the last two years of conflict, Syrian “rebels” destroyed dozens of churches and mosques, mostly in Homs and Aleppo, and even destroyed an ancient synagogue in Jubara, a suburb of Damascus.

20 June 2013

Voice of Russia World Service


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