|What happens when they start killing Christians?|
Written by Michael Collins
|Monday, 27 August 2012|
Michael Collins on a tragedy nobody at the White House or in Congress will touch: Syrian Christians being evicted from their homes, assaulted, and killed by NATO-Saudi "democracy" warriors, the Free Syrian Army.
"What really scandalizes us is that the Western world is encouraging this rise of sectarian violence just to topple the [al-Assad] regime."
– Mother Agnes Miriam, Syria
"Syrian rebel forces have trapped over 12,000 Greek Catholics in a village near the Lebanese border, causing shortages of food, medicine and other urgent supplies."
– CNA, August 25
The Greek Catholics in the village of Reblah may suffer the same fate as Christians in Qusair who were forced to seek refuge in Lebanon recently after their village lost supplies for days thanks to the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The residents were told to leave or face annihilation. They chose to leave.
United States and NATO Support for those Attacking Christians
Blessed are the peacemakers?
Political leaders in the United States embrace Christianity as an article of political faith. Few prominent leaders are without a specific religion and an endorsement by their local pastor, priest, etc. They display their faith in public and talk about how it rules their life. Yet:
- George Bush, the self-proclaimed Christian president, showed little regard for the fate of Iraqi Christians after the illegal invasion and occupation;
- Barak Obama failed to take into account the suffering of Syrian Christians when he sent Hillary Clinton all over the world to gain assistance for the Syrian rebels; and
- Under both presidents, Congress failed to do anything more than hold a brief hearing or two where the issue was raised.
Politicians claim to follow Jesus but rarely walk the path. They must be called to account. Either act on your faith or stop lying. Stop using your religion to get elected and forget everything about it once in office. These politicians should read Jesus' teachings on peace, expand the principles to all people, and shun intimidation and violence as the first tool of foreign policy.
Originally published at The Money Party . Copyright © 2012, Michael Collins. Reprinted with the permission of the author. This article may be reproduced in part or whole with attribution of authorship and a link to this article.
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