Saturday, June 10, 2017

The tragedy everybody says they're worried about but really aren't

In my fairly constant review of the daily international news in print and on the web I often come across posts or stories about the sufferings of Middle Eastern Christians.

But the more I read of this the more I am reminded of the phrase, "everybody hates the weather but nobody does anything about it".  In other words, the more these news sources complain about the problem the less they are inclined to do anything about it.

What can they do?  The answer is as easy as it is difficult...for some.  It is easy to know why this is happening if you take the time to look into the causes but it is difficult to write about it once you have found out the answers.  Our fears suddenly take hold of us and we don't want to say out loud what we have discovered.  If I had a penny for every magazine, website, blog, newspaper or what have you that expressed outrage over Christian suffering in the East and ignored the main causes of it I would indeed be a wealthy man.

Mr Doug Bandow gives us some background into the modus operandi of our grandstanding politicians who bellow loudly about Christian suffering even as they make it worse by their policies and affiliations.  Mr Bandow takes aim at Republican blowhards here.  But he is equally at home dissecting the hypocritical Democrats as well in other writings.  He is an equal opportunity offender of both of our useless political parties.  Our Congress is - quite literally - a bought and paid for entity of an illegitimate Middle Eastern country.  And until those tentacles are cut loose, with courage and honesty, nothing will alleviate the sufferings of our fellow Christians in that sad place.

The article below was written during the 2016 presidential race.  His article begins thusly:

On Christmas Eve Senator and presidential contender Marco Rubio penned an article decrying the lack of “attention paid to the plight of these Christian communities in peril.” He criticized the Obama administration and promoted the U.S. Commission onInternational Religious Freedom (appropriately). Rubio also called for diplomatic, financial, and military support for Christians abroad.

Rubio’s concern no doubt is genuine. However, the policies implemented by his party and advocated by him and his fellow GOP presidential contenders have hurt and will continue to hurt Christians around the world. The best that can be said for Rubio is that he may be ostentatiously oblivious rather than calculatingly malicious. In contrast is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who actively aids Israeli settlers in the West Bank, harming Christian and Muslim Palestinians alike. And Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who last year used a conference of persecuted Christians as a campaign prop to proclaim his everlasting fealty to Israel.

No single policy was as injurious to Middle Eastern Christians as the invasion of Iraq. In this repressive but secular dictatorship, Christians were free to worship and work. The ruling Baath Party was formed by a Christian; under Saddam Hussein a nominal Christian, Tariq Aziz, was foreign minister and deputy prime minister. However, U.S. intervention triggered a sectarian conflict which drove out hundreds of thousands of Christians (many to Syria), spawned a new al-Qaeda organization which morphed into the Islamic State (now killing Christians in Iraq and Syria), and tolerated ruthless Shia rule which encouraged Baathists and Sunni tribes to support ISIL (enabling its unexpected victories). Absent George W. Bush’s Iraq folly, backed by Rubio and most of his competitors, the “murderous terrorist organization,” as Rubio termed the Islamic State, wouldn’t even exist.

                                                        Read the entire piece here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What the 'Deep State' has planned and executed in the Mid East, for the furtherance of Israeli and globalist interests, is merely a prologue for what they intend for Europe.
And guess what, the Vatican thinks its a great idea.

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