According to this story at the Australian (see here for text), our allied army that is supposed to end the evil Assad regime and produce a democratic Syria, cut off a Christian’s head and then fed his body to dogs. His crime was the accusation that his brother had been overheard complaining that the Syrian rebel army was behaving like a gang of bandits.
“He has just got married and his wife was about to give birth but this did not save Andrei Arbashe, a young Christian, from a horrific fate at the hands of rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime earlier this month. ‘They beheaded him, cut him into pieces and fed him to the dogs,’ said Agnes-Mariam de la Croix, mother superior of the Monastery of St James the Mutilated between Damascus and Homs.”
It is true that armies cannot always keep out homicidal killers and that the actions of one soldier or a group of soldiers does not always represent the entire armed force. But these kinds of stories are regularly reported. Other than a few faint complaints or second-hand reports in the media that our leaders “are worried,” our rulers’ actions consistently continue to support this insane crusade against Assad using Islamist forces.
Let us just cut to the chase. Here is the situation: Ancient communities of Christians are fighting against NATO and US forces. While they have made admirable attempts to remain neutral, the rebels are not tolerant of such efforts. The Christians are fighting for their lives, to avoid torture, rape, murder, and all other forms of religious persecution. They are, in fact, fighting for the preservation of their faith, as to whether they will be able to pass it on to their children, or see their communities destroyed and the survivors raised Islamic. The NATO and US forces are predominately Al Qaeda related fighters with a few secular officers in place as window dressing. Assuming Syria survives as any kind of country at all, it will be under an extremist Islamic government.
NATO and the US State Department will pretend, of course, that they are simply trying to get rid of an evil dictator for the sake of the people of Syria. There is no doubt that Assad is as evil as any number of dictators that the US has supported or still supports. But there is also no doubt that, once again, like Iraq and like Libya, we are turning a secular dictatorship into an extreme Islamist regime.
Catholic News reported:
“Bishop Nazzaro, in an interview Dec. 28 with Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said, ‘The leaders of nations must do everything to stop the conflict which is destroying the whole country.’ After six months of fighting in Aleppo and with no clear victor in sight, whether the government or the rebels prevail, he said, ‘they will find themselves facing a mountain of human and material rubble.’”
Aleppo is a region with many Christians. There is no sign that anyone wants to stop the conflict. Supporting known terrorists and Jihadis who behead Christians and feed them to dogs does not allow one to present credible offers for negotiation. Assad knows that NATO and US forces, after betraying their agreements with him, allowed Gaddafi to be raped to death with a bayonet. Assad has every reason to assume that he can’t trust the people who are opposing him.
In the meantime, Christians are being directly attacked by US proxy armies. American Christians need to be speaking up for them and against our government.