Don’t be fooled: Assad is no friend of Syria’s Christian minorities

A poster by Syrian Research and Evaluation organization that reads: Assad and ISIS are one and the same
A poster by Syrian Research and Evaluation organization that reads: Assad and ISIS are one and the same

BY BAHNAN YAMIN, SAMIRA MOUBAYED, MIRNA BARQ, AND GEORGE STIFO

Last week, during a markup of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asserted that the Assad regime was “the protector of the Christians” in Syria.

As Syrian Christians who grew up in Syria, we would beg to differ. Hundreds of innocent Christians seeking freedom have been tortured to death in Assad’s jails or shot to death by his brutal thugs – including the activist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed at a protest, then killed in spirit because Assad forces prevented his friends from going to church to pray for his soul. Human rights lawyer Khalil Maatouk has been detained in Assad’s jails in Damascus for over four years for the “crime” of defending detainees in Assad’s jails.

These anecdotes are not new and are not isolated incidents. Christians never had true freedom of religion under the Assad regime; for decades, it used a mixture of incentives and threats to tightly control Christian clergy and ensure that they were not free to speak their mind. Christians were much more free before Assad took power, when Protestant Christian Fares al-Khouri was elected prime minister of Syria in democratic elections in 1954. But under Assad, Rohrbacher might be surprised to know, Christians are legally banned from becoming the head of state.
It’s a strange protector of Christians who nurtures and shelters their worst enemies against the will of the entire world. Assad did that, too — starting in 2003, his intelligence services worked closely with the terrorist fanatics who would eventually form ISIS because he wanted to prevent America from stabilizing Iraq.

“Christians are not safe in Assad’s Syria. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, over 60 percent of all churches in Syria that have been destroyed during the war have been by the Assad regime. Many Christians have been killed by Assad’s indiscriminate barrel bombs and aerial attacks in the past six years most notably many who were bombed to death by Assad warplanes and attacked by Hezbollah in Yabroud, a mixed Christian-Muslim town along the Lebanese border that was a bright spot for interfaith relations among Syrians after it was liberated from Assad in 2012.”

The Syrian revolution began six years ago as a multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian movement, but Assad released dozens of extremists from his jails in an effort to give the revolution a more Islamist character and present the false choice between him and the radical Islamists he nurtured. According to the Treasury Department, Assad continues to buy “a great deal of oil” from ISIS constituting millions of dollars in trade. At one point, oil sales to Assad accounted for 72 percent of ISIS’ income from revenues, according to documents uncovered from a U.S. Special Forces raid on ISIS Oil Minister Abu Sayyaf.

Christians are not safe in Assad’s Syria. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, over 60 percent of all churches in Syria that have been destroyed during the war have been by the Assad regime. Many Christians have been killed by Assad’s indiscriminate barrel bombs and aerial attacks in the past six years most notably many who were bombed to death by Assad warplanes and attacked by Hezbollah in Yabroud, a mixed Christian-Muslim town along the Lebanese border that was a bright spot for interfaith relations among Syrians after it was liberated from Assad in 2012.

Assad views Christians as a sectarian card used to preserve his interests and preserve his regime. While Assad sends delegations of priests all around the world, including the United States, to defend his regime and Hezbollah, have we forgotten the Christian priest who was murdered and dragged through the streets by Syrian security agents for defying Assad during the mid-2000s Kurdish revolt?

“Many Syrian Christians are represented in the highest levels of the Syrian opposition including the Higher Negotiations Committee and Syrian Coalition, which have been recognized as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people by the United States and the international community.

Privately, many Christian leaders who have defended Assad’s regime and Hezbollah in trips to Western countries have met with us and sent us messages for the past few years explaining to us how they’d been coerced to do so by the regime.

As leaders of Syrian Christians for Peace, an international Syrian Christian organization with chapters in the United States, the European Union, and Turkey, and which was mentioned by Congresswoman Louis Frankel in response to Rohrabacher’s falsehoods, we have fought Assad’s false narrative of propaganda for the past six years.

We, along with a network of Christians inside Syria, have worked in the opposition pushing for secular democracy and human rights for all Syrians. Many Syrian Christians are represented in the highest levels of the Syrian opposition including the Higher Negotiations Committee and Syrian Coalition, which have been recognized as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people by the United States and the international community.

Syrians right now, both Christians and Muslim, are the victims of a tyrannical regime on the one side and radical Islamist terrorists such as ISIS and al-Qaeda and other radical groups on the other. Yet the vast majority of Syrians inside Syria and throughout the world simply want a secular democratic country like we enjoy here in the United States, with equal rights for all citizens. Syrian Christians lived in Syria for centuries before Assad but only reached the highest levels of government when Syria was democratic. Rohrbacher’s adoption of the sectarian narrative peddled by the Assad regime is not helpful towards the goal of secular democracy and only places Christians like us in more danger.

If Congress really wants to protect Syrian Christians, it should pass the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017, which would put sanctions on all those supporting the regime’s war crimes. These sanctions, which would also apply to Russia and Iran, would give President Trump an important tool to push forward a negotiated settlement that removes Assad from power, and transitions Syria into a secular democracy where all Syrians can be protected regardless of religion or ethnicity.

Bahnan Yamin is the National Secretary of  Syrian Christians for Peace and is based in Burbank, California.

Samira Moubayed is a board member of Syrian Christians for Peace and is a research ecologist at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, France.

Mirna Barq is a board member of Syrian Christians for Peace and is also the President of the Syrian American Council. She lives in Orlando, Florida where she is an engineer.

George Stifo is a board member of Syrian Christians for Peace and is the President of the U.S. branch of the Assyrian Democratic Organization, a Syrian opposition party of Assyrian Christians. He lives in Boston, MA and was previously a member of the Syrian National Council of the Syrian Opposition.

THE HILL

  • Danny Farah

    HebAlba and Omega are you still defending this mother fucker.. I am sure you are because you are blind.

    • vs

      HebAlba and OmegaHell are Hesbollah internet members

      • Hannibal

        Hezbollah is a purely Shiite organization. Omega and Hind are Christians. No Christian is allowed in. It is the Islamic resistance in Lebanon NOT the Lebanese resistance. When all of Lebanon becomes resistance as one you’re fuc^ed. 😉 until then you can sleep peacefully.

        • vs

          Religions are minor things, hoaxes i think. Important: only two ideologies are existing, one is of vandals, barbarians, desasterians, mental musturbators and their supporters, other is of creators, spiritual purificators, civilisators and their supporters. OmegaHell and Hind no matter what religion, they are or liberal fundamentalists, against civilisation mainly

    • Hannibal

      Actions are shades of grey… Everyone is guilty. Christians don’t matter to any Middle Eastern regime. Their time has come and has gone. The struggle now is between Shia Sunni and Jews for what is left of it. Bigots are everywhere and unfortunately they often rule. I have no faith that this part of the world is home to any christian. It is what it is. Stop the crying on the “atlal”… It is over buddy. I found my bread and life elsewhere and took MY Lebanon out of this God forsaken part of the world. I do visit sometimes but every time I do I look for God there and I feel that He’s given up on the Middle East and he moved His domicile elsewhere.

      • Danny Farah

        Yes unfortunately you are right they pretend to protect the rights of Christians and all they do is use. they tried for many years with AOun and Geagae and now both against Franjieh and life goes on.. Assad threatens them by letting Daesh in so he can get them to join the war. and it goes on and on. I remember one former syrian Soldier who is a christian told me that in his Christian town they were dancing in the streets when they heard Bashir Gemyal was killed. I said he was going to protect the rights of the Christians in the middle you bastard. Oh well they never learn.

        • Hind Abyad
          • Danny Farah

            And guess who murdered thousands of lebanese CHristians in lebanon too. as far as I am concerned the Syrian christians deserve what they got for siding with a murderous thug who let out thousands of Daesh fighters in order to show the war was with the extremists yet he kept bombing the Syrian populations and left Daesh alone until last year. who are you fooling you troll..

          • Hind Abyad

            Who are you fooling troll faker siding with Saudi-Israel-Zionists West supported ISIS? Daniel is/Danial in Arabic a Hebrew name, lot’s of Moslems are named Jesus or Yesus, Moses, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad…and it got nothing to do with Christianity..

          • Danny Farah

            you sided with Saudi Arabia when they were pumping money into Syria when the latter was attacking and destroying Lebanon. You are befriending a murder who murdered his own people and letting Iran take over Syria. there are no difference between Assad and the Extremists. they are all alike and i hope and pray the destroy each other and take you in the process

          • Omega

            who are you fooling you troll..

            HAHAHA! You MekensehParty you.

          • Danny Farah

            Hi Nassrallah i didn’t know you write in English.. Your accent is jewish that figures..

          • Omega

            I let you mumble, Mekenseh.

        • Hind Abyad

          “I said he was going to protect the rights of the Christians in the middle you bastard. Oh well they never learn.”
          You can’t even write Bashir Gemayel name..who the hell are you and what are you talking about ..hahah..cant stop laughing.. Syria didn’t protect a Lebanese Christian who murdered Lebanese Christians?

          In 1978, Suleiman Franjieh, the former Maronite President of Lebanon, broke from the Christian alliance, Gemayel’s soldiers attacked Mr. Franjieh’s son and political heir, Tony. The raid left Tony and 32 supporters dead. Afterwards Gemayel dismissed the assault as a ”social revolt against feudalism.”(?) and murdered Christian Rivals

          In 1980, his Phalangist forces assaulted the beach resort of a Christian rival, Dany Chamoun. Bathers at Mr. Chamoun’s resort house were machine gunned in a swimming pool (like Al Capone).
          Doctors later said that many bodies had been mutilated..

          After the murder of Mr. Chamoun, Mr. Gemayel emerged as the dominant Christian figure in Lebanon.

          • Danny Farah

            You just a looser and you have nothing else to do but sit here and wait to criticise people. You always get pissed when someone attacks Assad or Nassrallah. you have nothing else to do. Last year I read your post and you mentioned you are palestinians. Just last week you say you were born in Ashrafieh. what difference does it make if i spelled Bachir name correct or not. you and your rotting SSNP are happy that you killed him and left us with the likes or Berri and Khomeini’s instead.
            Second Franjieh and LF was a setup by Syrian intelligence. Syria incited Tony Franjieh against Bachir and the LF then. His thugs went to CHekkah and abducted LF and other christians and beat the crap out of them and even murdered some of them because the cement factory. Yes it was big mistake and i was very mad at LF then and still mad at them for doing so. But I remember one SSNP ibn sharmoutah told me we succeeded to divide them and now it will be forever. Don’t worry Syria divided SSNP as well. At a wedding some Rival SSNP killed each other at wedding and of my distant relatives their SSNP leader got killed by SSNP. Syria succeeded in many ways to divide Lebanon for sure. as far Chamoun to date no one proved that LF killed him and why is Dory never said anything against them til date.. Also I am no fan of Any of these assholes anyway they were all thugs.
            But you want to find a one incident to say that the CHristians killed each other. what about Elie Hobeike who sided with the Beloved Syrian SOldiers and went inside Ashrafieh and murdered Christians. or you want to cover up for him..the bottom line Syrian soldiers overstayed their presence in Lebanon and they never fought Israel anyway. they were only tough on Civilians but even Aoun with few hundreds soldiers hold them off for a while until the SYrian jets bombed him. But face to face they were coward then and still now. If it was not for 100’s of thousands of Shiites these soldiers would not stand a chance. You are an SSNP and a palestinians and stop playing games and i wish you and Omega go to Syria and defend your beloved country the Greater Syria. lol.. i say the minituares Syria now. Every Dog has his day and when Israel destroy hezbollah and Iran Assad will be running for his life. He will be murdered like Ghaddafi and Saddam may he rot in hell inshallah.

          • Hind Abyad

            Majnoon? You talk to a woman like the Zionists.
            Calling me ‘a looser’ is not Lebanese language.
            You’re illiterate vulgar, no education, fellahi.

            “Last year I read your post and you mentioned you are palestinians. Just last week you say you were born in Ashrafieh”. Typical Zionist writes with a p minor.

            Yes i live in Ashrafieh what is it to You? All my family and extend family lived there, mine lived in front of the Sea port .

            And you think i’m going to read your delirium tremens..no
            tail no head..? I’ll only mention that i was right..

            “what difference does it make if i spelled Bachir name correct or not.” Il makes a difference
            You wrote ‘Gemyal’.. Geagae..
            My family knew Pierre Gemayel family in Bikfaya, where they had a pharmacy

          • man-o-war

            Ta7ya Sourya
            Ta7ya Saadeh

            Triggered?

          • Omega

            He’s Mekenseh.

          • man-o-war

            I don’t think so. Mekenseh is an ass, but he has better writing and grammar.

          • Omega

            He is. Hannibal made the same observation. Same context, using a different tone and lesser writing/grammar.

          • Hind Abyad

            “.. and lesser writing/grammar.”
            Exactly.

          • Omega

            Hey MekensehParty, is that you? Like him, you seem rather obsessed by me. Like him, you are absolutely obsessed in seeing Syria/Iran/Hezbolah blown to pieces. Like him, well, you are him.

            You 9 hours ago: Every Dog has his day and when Israel destroy hezbollah and Iran Assad will be running for his life. He will be murdered like Ghaddafi and Saddam

            MekensehParty 10 months ago: But rest assured, Saddam, Ghaddafi, Ben khalifa and even Moubarak, and Khamenei, Assad and Nasrallah, and Bin Laden and Zarkawi and Baghdadi and all the douches you love and protect: EVERY DOG HAS A DAY on the US agenda.

            @hbarca:disqus wasn’t off after all.

          • Hind Abyad

            And obsessed by me…

          • Omega

            That, yes. Absolutely; just like Mekenseh.

          • Y K

            “And obsessed by me”

            Every full-bloodied male (and quite a few females) are obsessed by you. Because you’re so irresistibly smart and beautiful.

          • Hind Abyad

            No discussion.

          • Y K

            Three pathetic retards chewing on the same ass’ tail over and over again. With intellectuals like you, the Resistance is in safe hands! 🙂

          • Omega

            You seem awefully distrust vermin.

            It’s not the fist or the last time cowards trolls under various usernames. Nor the first or last time, I catch some of you parasites.

            You still haven’t answered: how is Jeff Lietchan (or is it a leech man) doing? You know; the criminal lawyer from NYC – aka MARVIN, aka CHASE.

          • Y K

            “You seem awefully distrust vermin”

            Is that in Lebanese Arabic? Nah, must be your regular Dumb-assish.

            With your sleuthing prowess, you should work for Nasrallah’s security instead of logorrheaing all over YaLibnan. A pity they whacked Mughniyeh and Badreddine – they would have appreciated your talents.

          • Omega

            An acrobat at the English language (such as yourself) should have guessed it was poorly put typo. I hope I didn’t cause a commotion.

            Thinking about it, your more of a frustrated, schizophrenic clown who comes here to vent out fumes and ‘shit on everyone’ (to quote you).

          • Danny Farah

            I only love Lebanon and I hate your allies as much as a I hate your enemies. that means hezbollah and daesh you punk.

          • Omega

            It’s too bad you love Lebanon because you can’t step foot in it, Mekenseh.

          • Hind Abyad

            You love Lebanon as a vassal to Israel.

          • Omega

            Edit: you can care less about Lebanon (and its people) and are furious that it didn’t turn out like Iraq/Libya/Syria; Mekenseh.

          • Hind Abyad

            Majnoon? You talk to a woman like the Zionists.
            Calling me ‘a looser’ is not Lebanese language.

            You’re illiterate vulgar, no education, fellahi.

            “Last year I read your post and you mentioned you are palestinians. Just last week you say you were born in Ashrafieh”.
            Typical Zionist writes with a p minor.

            Yes i live in Ashrafieh what is it to You? All my family and extend family lived there, mine lived in front of the Sea port .
            You think i’m going to read your delirium tremens..no tail no head..?

            I’ll only mention i was right..
            “what difference does it make if i spelled Bachir name correct or not”
            l’ll makes the difference.

            You wrote ‘Gemyal’.. Geagae..

            My family knew Pierre Gemayel family in Bekfaya where they had a pharmacy.

          • Danny Farah

            you mean your SSNP family who shot him in the face and attended his funeral you hypocrites. You are Hezbollah whore and nothing less and nothing more. Stop pretending to be Christian.. there is nothing Christian about you..Or even utterly human

      • Barry

        The Jews? Really, again with the Jews? You really think that there are Israelis (or what, Brooklyn or London Jews?) crawling around Syria, either getting into firefights with Hiz and IS or staring at maps, deciding who will kill whom today? Did it ever occur to you that Muslims are killing each other without any Jewish help?
        I am sure if there were any Jews in Syria, they would have faced a Yazidi-like fate.

        • Hannibal

          The Jews of the Middle East…
          And I said it… jews sunnis and shias I did not exclude the moslems.
          All you said is a repeat of what I said. I did not mean jews in a bad way I meant you still have a bone in this fight which is not the case for Christians… You read too much into stuff because you are always on the defensive.

          • Hind Abyad

            “Bravo for Assad – he is a vile tyrant but he has saved Palmyra from Isil.”..
            and liberated the Yazidi
            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/27/bravo-for-assad–he-is-a-vile-tyrant-but-he-has-saved-palmyra-fr/

          • Hannibal

            The enemy of my enemies is my friend.. I grant you that. In the long term he is ONLY for Alawis because he maintains the power in a sectarian way. Let me ask you a simple question. If Christians threaten his seat would he be merciful towards them? At the end there is no nation building and no democracy. Of course for now I see Assad as the lesser of two evils but he is non the less evil.
            You see I can say those things about Trump living in the US and nothing bad begets me. Try to say that in a Syria suuq about Assad and you will disappear to not be heard of again.
            To me, they are ALL evil Hind. Obviously, I prefer Assad over ISIS but once ISIS is no more will he allow a fair election? Will a Christian or a Sunni be ever elected president? Will a yazidi be elected a president. and if majority must rule why isn’t a sunni in power? Why is it that Christian only can be president in Lebanon? and if we let the free election without the national pact will it be BUT a shiite elected to be president of Lebanon? Will a Shiite or a Sunni elect a Christian? It is an effed up place that will always be as such. The day an Israeli Christian gets elected to be a prime minister in Israel I will move and live in Israel but that will never happen because it is a jewish state like Syria is a Alawi state. It is weird that we acknowledge that Israel is an apartheid state but never said once that the biggest apartheid state is Syria.

          • Hind Abyad

            During the Armenian Genocide in 1915, survivors were sent to the Desert to die of thirst and starvation.
            100,000 found shelter and security in Syria.
            The founder of the Baath Party which ruled Syria since 1963, was a Christian.
            Maaloula is the only village in the World where Aramean, the language of Christ, is still alive, al Nusra invaded beheaded 3 Christians, stole precious ancient artifacts, vandalised churches, stole homes expelled families, kidnapped nuns.
            Syrian soldiers died to save Maalula..
            This is a western political piece of shit propaganda article.

          • Omega

            This is a western political piece of shit propaganda article.

            The Syrian government is most certainly not Saint but yes this article is precisely that.

          • Hannibal

            Balanced comments are the best 😉
            It is people who are stuck in their pathetic corners who get me… Like those sons of Abe. 😉
            Me Me Me Me Me lol

          • Omega

            I don’t know if you are saying something or trying to.

          • Hannibal

            That’s because it is nighty night where you live 😉

          • Hind Abyad

            Matrix-Guest likes;-)

          • Hannibal

            Omega did not get it 😉 but you did. The balkanization is sealed when we fall into Zion’s whirlpool where all parties are at today. Some honest people like George Hawi of the Lebanese communist party spoke up but they ended up dead. The Lebanese adage of kissing up to my rulers which originated from Ottoman Lebanon says: bous iido w d3iila bel kaser… (Translation: Kiss his hand and damn it to be broken) therefore no action is taken to take things into one’s hand but I pray God to break the hand of the tyrant.
            Hezbollah for instance had a historic opportunity to “fix” the wrongs. I feel that Sadr would have gone on the right path (asouraat el mostaqiim) which is incidentally not only a religious calling but a humanitarian one. Instead, his movement split into two. One fights for money on behalf of a tyrant and the other fills its pocket by monopolizing daily Lebanese lives. Our young is leaving in hordes. The brain drain has reached a point of no return as I meet the next generation of Lebanese on campuses from all walks of lives. Syria is in shambles and our history is decimated. While you know my politics and I have never been easy on any ME countries and have been hardest on Israel and its isolationist policies there is plenty of blame to go around the Arab world. Despite the fact I am a religious person alas religion has been used as a shell to promote parties and individuals into political importance. We are no different today than the heydays of Gibran who prophetically said:

            Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. <– All of the ME
            Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave
            and eats a bread it does not harvest.

            Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, <– The Syrian Regime
            and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful.

            Pity a nation that despises a passion in its dream,
            yet submits in its awakening.

            Pity the nation that raises not its voice
            save when it walks in a funeral,
            <– Lebanese after Hariri's death
            boasts not except among its ruins,
            and will rebel not save when its neck is laid
            between the sword and the block.

            Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, <– All Lebanese politicians bar none
            whose philosopher is a juggler,
            and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking <– Even our national anthem is stolen

            Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, <– President Lahoud
            and farewells him with hooting,
            only to welcome another with trumpeting again.

            Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years
            and whose strongmen are yet in the cradle.

            Pity the nation divided into fragments,
            each fragment deeming itself a nation.”
            <– Hezbollah, Future movement, LF, etc each is a nation within a nation.

          • Hind Abyad

            Very well said. “Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, <– President Lahoud
            and farewells him with hooting,
            only to welcome another with trumpeting again."

            I hope this is true. 'Hezbollah hands over Syrian border posts to Lebanese Army.'
            https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/hezbollah-hands-syrian-border-posts-lebanese-army/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaig

          • Barry

            No, I would say the same thing if you said Christians were involved. They have no power in Syria, other than some rich bizmen. Israeli Jews have even less power in Syria since each side hates them. It is absolutely mad that you would include that term in this forum.
            I am not defensive. Just rational.

          • Hannibal

            Again, I am saying all of the Middle East… Not talking about that craphouse Syria.

          • Omega

            Sure you would (laughing). As long as you convince yourself of your own bs – that’s what matter.

        • Omega

          Oh no, he said Jews. (panic)

          Did it ever occur to you that the Middle East was peaceful before the cancerous Zionist tumor infected it?

          • vs

            пнх

          • Hannibal
          • Omega

            I admit that’s s good example of today: two parties (Ottomans/Druzes and Maronites/Christians) fighting for land and power.

          • Y K

            The Middle East has been a hellhole for many centuries. And it will remain so at least for the foreseeable future. Hell, even genetic garbage like you split.

          • Omega

            The Middle East has not been more or less of a hellhole than the rest of the world. Your ilk impose such narrative to legitimize the daily crimes committed by the Zionists on the Palestinians. Question of making it look like: ‘Oy Vey, it’s not our fault, they’ve been killing each other for a long time’. It has, otherwise, been a lot more chaotic than the rest of the world since the 1970s with the industrialization of the oil industry and the presence/meddling of the Anglo-Americans who want what’s under the ground (all on the pretext of ‘Democracy’).

            I dont’ know how genetics is of relevance but if you define its purity by keeping it in the family, then you and your ilk are are crystal pure. Which one of your eye squints again?

          • Y K

            “The Middle East has not been more or less of a hellhole than the rest of the world”

            If only the fantasies of one dumb moron could change reality… Sadly for you, and thankfully for the civilized humanity, they can’t.

          • Hind Abyad

            During 1500 years ME lived in peace, till WWI Euro Zionists divided the ME into pieces..

          • Y K

            Just 1,500? Why not 150,000,000? Them dinosaurs were quite peaceful from what I heard.

            i wonder how someone as clinically stupid as you goes about the daily functions: opening and locking doors, turning on ovens, crossing the street, that stuff? Doesn’t letting you wander freely endanger the whole neighborhood? Someone should definitely contact the social services.

          • Hind Abyad

            Born an idiot will die an idiot..hhhh..good luck

          • Omega

            Conflicts and civil wars were not inherent to the ME you dumb clown.

            Besides, if the ME was/is that bad, why did you parasitical Khazarian thugs decided to settle in it?

        • Fouad Roueiha

          As long as I know, in 2007 there were still about 5 or 6 jew families in Syria. Unfortunately most had left because of widespread racism that has born with the foundation of zionist state.

        • bcguy

          There are Jews is Syria, real Jews.

          Syria is only fighting terrorists. its all they have ever fought.

          Israel supports ISIS, openly.

          • Y K

            There are no Jews in Syria, moron, “real”, fake or imaginary.

            There would be no Arabs as well if it were not for Turkish border guards.

            Nobody wants to live in this hellhole. Assad and his cronies simply have no place to go.

          • Hind Abyad

            US Zionists Wars are Blood Oil Monsters
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          • MaImequer0

            Cool pictures sweetie ☻☻☻

          • Y K

            I wonder what they are supposed to mean. Must be some photography exhibition at the lunatic asylum.

          • Barry

            I read your commentary list. Sorry, but I do not debate leftist, Assadi, anti-Canadian Jew haters.

          • Hind Abyad

            20-12-2013 Al Qaeda bomb Canadian hospital Al Kindi.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhekM9c8ifo&feature=youtu.be

          • Omega

            What you’re saying is: don’t criticize IsraHell. Poor thing; have a lollipop.

          • Barry

            Ok, I will have an Israeli made treat, while the biggest export from your home country is misery.

          • Omega

            I will have an Israeli made treat

            What’s that – thefts of lands, oppression, arresting children, cultural expropriation, beating rabbis, hijacking history, repackaged US military, apartheid, organ trafficking, lies, endless victimization, racism, attacking surrounding countries, deception, racism, being the biggest welfare state in the world, fables, segregation, hoaxes, false-flags, bombing civilians, …, …, …., …?

            I’ll take whatever misery a bigoted, Zionist (who pretends to be Jewish) American like you thinks comes out of Lebanon over any of the aforementioned ‘treat’ from IsraHell.

          • Rudy1947

            And what is Lebanon……a doormat.

          • Omega

            Take care of that foot Roodie.

          • Rudy1947

            Lebanon should take care of more than their feet.

          • Omega

            You’re the one stomping it Roodie.

          • Hind Abyad

            The biggest export from Israel Regime is destruction of Arab countries and chaos in the Middle East.
            “Israeli lawmaker: Assassinate Syria’s Assad”
            http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/16/israeli-lawmaker-assassinate-syrias-assad.html

          • Rudy1947

            Actually their biggest export is diamonds. Rarely decrease in value and always in demand. Tech and military hardware and several others. Israel has an excellent trade balance as well. How Lebanon doing???

          • Hind Abyad
          • Omega

            Great post. Not that the Zionist thugs give a hoot about blood anything. It actually fuels them.

          • Omega

            Yet, it’s the biggest welfare state in the world.

          • Barry

            If 400 million Arabs are dominated by 7 million Jews, then I got nothing to say about their mental, moral, emotional, financial and military existences. Eithe they are morons or the Jews are really smart. Either way, give up.
            PS- I made a purchase of Israeli made silver. 250 lots for winners of a sales contest. Told my bosses it was to counter BDS. They were cool with it since it was high quality and good price.
            So, while you complain, the Jews won another round.
            Girl, bye!

          • Hind Abyad

            Zionists have the power the mone, the media and control America. Bye

          • Barry

            Ok, Jews are too smart, rich and powerful for the poor defenseless Arabs, causing their ignorance, misery and wars. Got it, thanks.

          • Hannibal

            The saddest part Barry is that Jews pay the dearest for the zionists’ actions (is it like a handful of families ONLY owning the majority of the real estate in Israel?). How is your rent lately? Ask yourself who dies at the end on the frontline defending the rich bankers in Israel and abroad?

          • Omega

            Precisely. The case of Israel isn’t any different than the rest of the countries owned/ran by kleptocratic oligarchies. Few on top rule the majority (that works hard, fight wars, etc).

          • Omega

            Your continuous drivel is comical.

            Report Shows Israel Has Highest Poverty Rate in Western World
            http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/357276/report-shows-israel-has-highest-poverty-rate-in-western-world/

          • vs

            $821 a month is poverty, idiot?

          • Omega

            Take your complaint to The Forward. Then to JPost, Haaretz, Times of Israel, Financial Times, etc.

            http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/More-than-1-in-5-Israelis-live-in-poverty-highest-in-developed-world-475444
            http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.690901
            http://www.timesofisrael.com/1-in-5-families-below-poverty-line-and-getting-poorer-state-says/
            http://blogs.ft.com/ftdata/2016/10/19/young-people-have-replaced-the-elderly-as-the-group-most-at-risk-across-the-developed-world/
            – …

            As far as the cost of Syrian girls in Jordan is concerned, I don’t see the relevance here but you should keep your pedophile escapade stories in Jordan to yourself.

          • vs

            OmegaHell, you are not only idiot, worse you are fake and civilisation hateful. Relevance of Syrian girls per 5$ is result of Assad dictatorship and wars and misery, what your relevance of Israel here, idiot?

          • Omega

            Yes, blame the war in Syria and the resulting consequences (displacement of its people, poverty, misery, etc) on its government while conveniently ignoring the Zionist vermin’s (almost century-long) aspiration to weaken all central powers in the ME.

            The topic of wealth and poverty was brought in by Barry. I responded accordingly. But yes, I know, don’t ever talk about IsraHell. You parasite, you.

          • vs

            You are primitive mental masturbating on Israel and civilisation, idiot you simply have no own thoughts, not capable to think. Its you OmegaHell parasite in american invented internet, fake idiot, not me

          • Omega

            Get back to me when you’re done raving.

          • vs

            OmegaHell, пнх

          • Omega

            Your ignorance of geo-politics is aberrant.

          • Barry

            Nice comeback! I will even forgive yout auto corrwct or pack of English grammar skills. But you dont answer the question.
            So what is it? Arabs are poor little lambs or Jews are wolves? Either way, pathetic.

          • Hind Abyad

            “I will even forgive yout auto corrwct or pack of English grammar skill”.
            Well done, AberrantBarryEnglish ;-))

          • Barry

            Sorry, the bully Jews were beating up entire nations of Arabs again. I could not hear you over the din.
            Cheers to Canada, where you fight the good fight for Lebanon, LOL.

          • Omega

            There is no ‘comeback’ for bigotry but I can add that it has nothing to do with 400M Arabs vs 7M Jews, being a wolf or a sheep.

          • Barry

            You wish genocide on 7 million people and I am the bigot? No wonder the Jews eat your lunch.

          • Omega

            You are not a bigot; you’re a big bigot.

            Ignorance and fear are the two pillars of bigotry. The first one (ignorance) you already demonstrated it. The latter (fear) is shown in making lies up (that I wish to see 7M people die).

            Show me where I have advocated anything of the like. I am waiting, pathetic, lying wuss.

          • Hind Abyad

            Stop your mendacity hypocrite.

          • vs

            Israel bombing ISIS friends on Sinai and Golan, don’t be fool

          • Niemals

            Define “real Jews”.

      • Omega

        The struggle is between the Anglo-American-Zionists and the remaining central powers of the Middle East. It was never about God, Shia, Sunni, Jews or Christians (those were pretexts) but about absolutely territorial hegemony and monopolistic control of the oil reserves. The West has invigorated and supported Islamic Fundamentalism for decades to get it done.

        The American policy is mainly aimed at preventing adversarial regional hegemony (whether in the form of multilateral pan-Arabism or in the form of one strong regional power) that would establish monopolistic control over the Middle Eastern oil reserves. The US does not pursue this policy of “lebanonisation” in a classical imperial fashion, hints Lewis, but instead by invigorating Islamic fundamentalism, as religious opposition groups are the only ones that have at their disposal a network outside the control of the state. – Lewis, “Rethinking the Middle East,” 107-16.

        • Rudy1947

          Prior to the Syrian conflict Syria rank 33rd in oil production. By ME standards, minimal, and their economy was frail. Not exactly any Anglo-American-Zionist desire for conquest.

          • Omega

            You need to read my comment again.

          • Rudy1947

            Why?

          • Omega

            Because your reply shows you understood nothing of my comment.

          • Rudy1947

            Why??

          • Omega

            Alright, let me help you. I wrote the central powers of the Middle East, not Syria alone. I wrote absolute territorial hegemony and monopolistic control of the oil reserves (of the aforementioned entity, the Middle East – not Syria alone).

            The breaking up of Lebanon, Iraq and Syria has been in the works for decades. It’s only since the 1980s that the US has been actively (read: militarily) involved in making it happen.

          • Rudy1947

            Nor did I say Syria alone.

          • Omega
          • Rudy1947

            Still waiting for the statement of Syria alone.

          • Omega

            Maybe you can’t see the picture I posted. Let me copy paste what you wrote forty minutes ago:

            Prior to the Syrian conflict Syria rank 33rd in oil production. By ME standards, minimal, and their economy was frail. Not exactly any Anglo-American-Zionist desire for conquest.

            If that’s not Syria alone then I don’t know what it is.

          • Rudy1947

            Your initial comment referred to many of possible interest and “but about absolute territorial hegemony and monopolistic control of the oil reserves”. I simply disputed the interest in Syria “alone”, since Syria was not an oil rich country.

          • Omega

            The monopolistic control of the oil reserves of the ME has nothing to do with Syria’s (known to be low) or any other particular country’s oil reserves. It’s about one superpower controlling the oil reserves of the ME after achieving territorial hegemony. Hence why breaking up the central powers (Iraq, Syria, Iran) will assure the Anglo-American-Zionists total control of the ME (in making of Israel the only superpower in the region) and what’s under it. This has been in the works for decades.

          • Merlin

            Which super power?

          • Omega

            Read my comment again.

          • Rudy1947

            Which super power!

          • Omega

            Trolling again Roodie aka Solomon/Metusaleh/Merlin?

          • Rudy1947

            Which super power????

          • Omega

            I’ll copy paste what I wrote: Hence why breaking up the central powers (Iraq, Syria, Iran) will assure the Anglo-American-Zionists total control of the ME (in making of Israel the only superpower in the region) and what’s under it.

          • Flint

            Which Super power?

          • Hind Abyad

            There’s Merlin echo

          • Hind Abyad

            Israel super Empire.

          • Hind Abyad

            Don’t bother with rudy number two.

          • Hind Abyad

            Before WWI, Syria was Mesopotamia Palestine and Lebanon Kemal Ataturk paper ‘Young Turk’ which promoted the Armenian Genocide editor (1915) was Russian Zeev Jabotinsky, the father of Zionism, to prepare the Levant emptied of Christians. Erdog continued Ataturk job killing their grand-children in Syria. US Zionists-Israel axes of evil did the job in Iraq. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9507ec3874344137140f019b343f43a0129b3bbaeceaf4b88115035255930a6.jpg

          • Rudy1947

            OBL created AlQaeda and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi created Daesh.

          • Hind Abyad

            Really? Oh!

          • wargame1

            They are all created by Iran Assad and Russia. Its called Red Jihad.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7lxus81xiw

          • Hind Abyad

            It was created at same time as Saudi Arabia and Balfour 1918
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4p9rSfGVs

          • Rudy1947

            Really….oh.

          • Hannibal

            An American Atheist (Jew) defending Israel (built on bigotry). What an oxymoron. ;P

          • Niemals

            Never understood your never-ending change of definitions at will.
            At one occasion there is Judaism, (Jews doesn’t exist), later the Jews exist even though they are atheists…

            You must love CATCH 22.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f26f18011f4254510ad5a923908dd02f68c160bf3b0284a60b92728e4d884a90.jpg
            Joseph Heller’s masterpiece

          • Hannibal

            Out of contest Niemals… I am being sarcastic at the motto of Rudy… These are not my words. I never said jews do not exist. I said jews as a nation do not exist. Stop putting words in my mouth.
            So for the sake of argument:
            Lebanon – Lebanese
            Palestine – Palestinians
            Syria – Syrians
            There is no Moslems – Moslemia
            nor Jews – jewdania
            etc…
            Jews are people who follow Judaism
            Is that hard to fathom?

          • Niemals

            You are claiming “jews as a nation do not exist”, means Jews doesn’t exist and I’m not putting words in your mouth.

            Your explanation have no effect.

            I don’t intend to discuss with you the Jews, turn to a Jew if you need the correct definition about the Jewish nation.

            Who you’re trying to cheat, “There is no Moslems”…
            What about the 1.6 billion worldwide (2010 est.)?

          • Hannibal

            I do not claim… These are facts. For instance, YOU Niemals are a German who follow judaism. A moslem can be an American Moslem and follow Islam NOT Saudi Arabia. etc. etc. There is no nation of Islam unless you claim ISIS to be one.

          • Niemals

            Sie behaupten, dass ich ein Deutscher bin, der dem Judentum folgt, sind Sie 100% sicher, dass Sie mit Ihrer Annahme richtig sind?

          • Hannibal

            I do not claim anything. Based on your babbling in here I deduct it.
            You are staunch defender of Judaism yet you live in Germany.

          • Niemals

            Correct deduction, I defend Jews.

            What about those defenders of Jews living in the rest of the world?

          • Hannibal

            Is that some kind of therapy prescribed by your psychiatrist to relieve a Kraut guilt of oven stuffing ancestors?

          • Hind Abyad

            He came here as Swedish became German after he was banned

          • Rudy1947

            You edited my words with (Jew) and (built on bigotry). My motto stands and I’m not Jewish, don’t have to be either.

          • Hannibal

            Of course you’re not jewish, because you’re an atheist. 😉

          • Rudy1947

            Aren’t you aware of Atheist Jews?

          • Hind Abyad

            You say there’s no such thing as Palestine or Palestinians. .
            Stupid paid hasbara.

          • Rudy1947

            You said it, I didn’t.

          • Hannibal

            Oh I am aware of many things but it does not make them sane nor right. You are an American Atheist. Go to any rabbi he will tell you if you do not believe in Yahwe you are no jew to him. A friend of mine, an American Jew born to jewish parents became a Christian. In your flawed dictionary he is a Christian jew? A jew for Jesus? or simply an American with Christian beliefs?

          • Rudy1947

            Nice little stew you created of multiple possibilities. You missed one though, an American Atheist with no ties to Christianity other than location, and no ties to Judaism.

          • Hannibal

            Or that too… Possibilities are endless ;). Great country that one of ours. A mosaic of whatever with freedom to worship or not.

          • Omega

            Atheist Jews? (laughing) Oxymoron much?

          • Rudy1947

            You need to get out more.

          • Omega

            I am not the one who put atheist and Jew next to each other.

          • Rudy1947

            I did, you denial is why I told you to get more.

          • Omega

            You can’t be atheist and Jew at the same time. The same goes for being atheist and Christian and or Muslim and or any other religion at the same time.

          • Rudy1947

            sure you can.

          • Omega

            Okay Roodie.

          • Rudy1947

            Glad I could help Omeegi.

          • Niemals

            Can’t understand Hannibal, he have the same psyche as Hind and Omega.

            In other words a bunch of confused “anti-imperialists”.

          • Hind Abyad

            Found a new word, “psyche”, copied from me. What an idiot

          • Hannibal

            Let’s try not calling them names. Argue their discourse and let’s see if they behave. 😉
            If you are a mom, happy mother’s day. If you’re not then happy mother’s day to your mom. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Thank you ;-))

          • Hind Abyad

            You are Iranian who’s family fled to Israel after the Shah was deposed..

          • Rudy1947

            Damn, I didn’t know that. Wow.

          • vs

            Falestine – Falestinians is mental political masturbation

          • Y K

            That’s stupid coming from anybody, pal. Coming from someone extolling his uninteresting sect as superior to all others, doubly so. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            “Discussion on The Hill
            Scradje R.P. – McMurphy a day ago
            ‘nice rack and excellent leg crossing skills.’
            That is a skill set that is very hard to beat.’

            Discussion on Ukraine Today 22 comments
            Head of “DPR” rebel group claims that integration into the Russia is aim of his “republic”

            Discussion on Guy Fawkes’ blog 650 comments
            “Top New Corbyn Aide Mocked Queen, Army, National Anthem”

            Discussion on The American Interest 207 comments
            Russia’s Imperial Amnesia
            Scradje Nick 2 days ago

            Discussion on Horrific Ventures 26 comments
            The Belko Experiment

            Discussion on Euromaidan Press 8 comments
            Valentyn Kovalsky: a story of life, war and death”
            etc..

            The list is too long. Y K best friends professional keyboard warriors

          • Y K

            “Y K best friends professional keyboard warriors”

            At least they have a profession. What do you have, besides mounting psychiatric care bills? 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            You live in active Internet virtual World..fish eyes Lieberman pays your psychiatric bills;-)))

          • Hannibal

            Stupid this and stupid that… No substance whatsoever in any discourse.

          • Omega

            His ‘atheism’ is selective. When it comes to the inbred, pagan Khazarian thugs who converted to Judaism 7-8AD, he bends backwards.

          • Hind Abyad

            Ask your friends

          • Hannibal

            You sound like a boy at 4… Why daddy why? after so many why(s) I say shut the hell up you little brat… lol

          • Rudy1947

            Why???

          • Hannibal

            LOL Exactly!

          • Rudy1947

            LOL, why exactly.

          • Hannibal

            Is it 7 in the morning where you live? I just want to know so I come beat the crap out of you. 😉

          • Rudy1947

            Second cup of coffee, already taken my morning constitutional.

          • Hind Abyad

            Why?

          • Rudy1947

            What goes in must come out.

          • Hind Abyad

            Hasbara cook diverting.

          • Rudy1947

            Basic biology.

          • man-o-war

            You know this is cooked2long and one of his many accounts trolling, right?

          • Hannibal

            I wish they had something to troll about. All their discourse is noisy with no end in sight. Like every time we have some issue to discuss about anything you hear the bugs in the background: holocost holocost holocost holocost (misspelled on purpose to portray money in it) 😉

          • man-o-war

            Boils down to a few things Israel good , Arabs bad,
            Palestinians= fake invention, Settlers=Racist word, West Bank and Gaza are part of the land deed handed down by God. Anyone anti zionist or critical of Israel is anti-semitic . Just rinse and repeat over and over again.

          • Rudy1947

            I’m Cook2half………LOLOLOLOLOL. Not really, I’m at least twice his age, don’t speak Arabic or Hebrew, I do enjoy my beer and also enjoy various pork dishes.

          • man-o-war

            Ok ok, you do seem to know a lot about him. You know that he’s not cooked2long, but cook2half. You know that he speaks Arabic and Hebrew. You know he doesn’t drink or eat pork. You know his age. How do you know so much about him? Just asking for a friend.

            Drunk Jewish teenagers having fun in Brooklyn.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lbQ-oma_gU

          • Rudy1947

            Simple, we both “played” on CNN for awhile before CNN removed the comments. We chatted and he was open about what he was doing. Cook also suggested I check out YaLibnan which I did.

            Now, this paranoia about who is who has become so silly and totally s2pid. I played that paranoia with some character names from an old Star Trek episode. YOU(and others) ARE BEING PLAYED.

          • man-o-war

            I don’t really care who you are to be honest. Just thought you were cooked2long the way you swooped in the moment i mentioned him. I guess your explanation is good enough for me. I agree that he was “open” who he was and what he was doing. I call it trolling, but playing works.

          • Rudy1947

            I’ve been called Cook2half on CNN and visa versa. Other names as well. I learned that WHO CARES!

          • Y K

            So Omega syndrome is contagious? Oy vey. 🙂

          • man-o-war

            Moron says what?

          • Y K

            Most of what you say is rather meaningless anyway, pal. So I’m not concerned if I miss some of it. 🙂

          • man-o-war

            Pot calling the kettle black, pal.
            I would prefer if you missed it all, but i’ll settle for some.

          • Y K

            “I would prefer…”

            Sadly (or not), your preferences are not on my list of preferences.

          • Hind Abyad

            Starts his tour early in the morning
            “Discussion on Harry’s Place 70 comments
            The Unexpected Death of BDS”

            Y K – Kolya an hour ago
            You do seem quite stubbornly keen on bringing (construing?) “anti-Semitism” into the picture. :-)”

            Discussion on Euromaidan Press 15 comments
            Inside RT’s world of alternative news

            Discussion on Elder of Ziyon etc..

          • Omega

            You mean: Oy vey Izmir. I must have hit a central nerve for you to be this butt hurt about exposing one of your alter-egos. By the way, hows’s Jeffrey Leechman doing?

          • Y K

            There’s something so boundlessly, hopelessly idiotic about you that I actually find it irresistibly cute. 🙂

          • Omega

            Stop it Stan; I am blushing.

            My alledged, boundless and hopeless, irresistibly cuteidiocy pals next to your abysmal butt-hurt was. 🙂

          • Omega

            Stop it Stan; I am blushing.

            My alledged, boundless, hopeless, irresistibly cute idiocy pals next to your abysmal butt-hurtness. Have you picked up your prolapsed rectum off the floor yet? 🙂

          • Y K

            Blushing’s okay, just don’t cream in your pants from overexcitement. Would be embarrassing, and we don’t want that, do we, sweetie?

          • Omega

            And another sexual connotation. You can’t help yourself, can you, deviant creature?

          • Y K

            Arabs just love posting pictures and videos of ugly Jooz on the internet. Better than looking in the mirror. 🙂

          • man-o-war

            Ugly jooz? Dat’s racist

          • Hannibal

            I agree… Arab and Jews being direct cousins explains it all. Aramaic people are different.

          • Hind Abyad

            Secular Syria‏ @syria_

            ❗️WARNING❗️

            👉#FAKE #FAKE #FAKE👉BAHNAN YAMIN,

            SAMIRA MOUBAYED,

            MIRNA BARQ,

            AND GEORGE STIFO ARE ⚠️LYING CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS RUBBISH ARTICLE

            EHSANI2 @EHSANI22
            ———————————————————————————————–
            4 Christians tell us #Assad destroyed 60% of churches. Tortures and uses them. Little that we knew.
            http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/religion/332938-dont-be-fooled-assad-is-no-friend-of-syrias-christian-minorities
            ———————————————————————————————–

          • Hind Abyad

            Cause you have nothing to say

          • MaImequer0

            Why?☻

          • Hind Abyad

            New Jersey Pump CEO Energy Drinks Danny Nohra believes his company is on the right track in the growing sports and energy drinks market.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2210caba06ba9ebf49afe952314adbcb01349a24e644b4a73fab390023e22104.jpg

          • MaImequer0

            Sweetie, sweetie, nobody wants to see pictures of your latest crush (no, not like crush as in getting run over by a tank, the other type, the type that you have fantasies for).

          • Hind Abyad

            Mister Danny Nohra, you’re a married man you ought
            to be ashamed as ‘New Jersey Pump CEO Energy Drinks’ , disguised under this comic avatar scribbled on like a teenager, not good for your clients, as a businessman.

            ‘like crush as in getting run over by a tank, the other type, the type that you have fantasies’ is loaded with threats, the fantasies are yours now dating 7years <
            .

          • Danny Farah

            Are you jealous you queer?

          • Hind Abyad

            Jealous of a sand nigger stalking?
            Oh i know, a real Lebanese would hate women stalkers. .bye.

          • Hind Abyad

            He’s Zionist stalker.

          • Hind Abyad

            So vulgar horrible language, bala sharf.

          • Hind Abyad

            ‘Not exactly any Anglo-American-Zionist desire for conquest.’ Can’t be more lame…HaHaHa..

          • Rudy1947

            Syria has little desirability.

          • Omega

            Yet …

            “The only prospect that holds hope for us is the carving up of Syria… It is our task to prepare for that prospect. All else is a purposeless waste of time.” – Zionist militant Zeév Jabotinsky, From “We and Turkey” in Di Tribune, November 30, 1915

            “We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Muslim regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan, and Syria will fall to us.” – David Ben-Gurion, From “Ben-Gurion, A Biography” by Michael Ben-Zohar, May 1948

            “It is obvious that the above military assumptions, and the whole plan too, depend also on the Arabs continuing to be even more divided than they are now, and on the lack of any truly mass movement among them… Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking Iraq up into denominations as in Syria and Lebanon… Syria will fall apart.” – Oded Yinon, 1982. From “The Zionist Plan for the Middle East”

            “Regime change is, of course, our goal both in Lebanon and Syria. We wrote long ago that there are three ways to achieve it- the dictator chooses to change; he falls before his own unhappy people; or if he poses a threat to the outside, the outside takes him out…” -Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), From strategy paper #474 “Priorities in Lebanon & Syria”, March 2, 2005

            “Most of the states of the Middle East – Egypt is an obvious exception – are of recent and artificial construction [sic][33] and are vulnerable to [“lebanonisation”]. If the central power is sufficiently weakened, there is no real civil society to hold the polity together, no real sense of common national identity or overriding allegiance to the nation-state. The state then disintegrates – as happened in Lebanon – into a chaos of squabbling feuding, fighting sects, tribes, regions and parties.” – Bernard Lewis, “Rethinking the Middle East,” Foreign Affairs 71, no. 4 (1992): 116-7.

            The Israeli-American goal is “the drawing of a new map for the region. [Partitioning Lebanon, Syria and Iraq would leave Israel surrounded by] small tranquil states. I can assure you that the Saudi kingdom will also be divided, and the issue will reach to North African states. There will be small ethnic and confessional states. In other words, Israel will be the most important and strongest state in a region that has been partitioned into ethnic and confessional states that are in agreement with each other. This is the new Middle East.” – Seymour Hersh, “The redirection,” New Yorker, 05.03.2007

          • Hind Abyad
          • Rudy1947

            Which century was that?

          • Hind Abyad

            Ask Netanyahu

          • Omega

            You mean Mileikowsky.

          • Danny Farah

            Is that your palestinian dad?

          • Hind Abyad

            It’s your Whahabi cousins.
            God Save the sacred land of Syria/I don’t give a sh*t about Assad or Nasralla..but about Syria as neighbours, not a Saudi Califat

          • Danny Farah

            I am Christian and I do not support no muslim period no matter where they come from. get it thru your thick head you pussycat.

          • Niemals

            There is so much violence that is happening today in Islam’s name.
            Should not Islam – just like Christianity – be reformed?

          • Hind Abyad

            @idiot
            “Danny Farah – Hind Abyad • 2 days ago
            Is that your palestinian dad?
            1 • Reply•Share ›”

            No! Get it thru your thick head; poodle dogies talk like you to women
            Not Lebanese men .. (the likes of Y K vulgar Zionists)

          • MaImequer0

            Hey sweetie… do you know why birds fly upside down in Syria?
            A: B/cuz there is nothing worth shiiting on.
            The same cannot be said for Montreal.. I can think of 1 thing.

        • Danny Farah

          Are you struggling with your sexual orientation you transgender you..

          • Omega

            Different username. Dumber dissing. Keep it up Mekenseh and don’t forget to compliment yourself with your different usernames. (laughing)

    • Hind Abyad

      Not very sophisticated or knowledgeable in contemporaine reality.
      Mek style outbursts about bygone past makes you blind.
      While the World is changing for the worst, you remain parochial
      Zionist hasbara love it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUPpbfjPQ-8

      • Rudy1947

        The dear General skips over some factors that prevent any supply of advanced weapons. First and foremost is that trust is in short supply. The resale of such weapons would make a few very wealthy and that the wrong side would have that advantage. The dividing line between factions is nebulous at best.

        • Hind Abyad

          In 2013 he understood West plan was o destroy Syria.
          Funny hoe ISIS got all the armaments it needed plus chemicals.
          Go to Jewish Post cooked crook.

          • Rudy1947

            It’s not funny that Daesh obtained many weapons. The major source was from the Iraqi army which ran from the conflict. All Daesh had to do was gas up the tanks and turn the artillery in the other direction. Your lame excuses and conspiracies about the West supply weapons is bogus BS.

          • Hind Abyad

            Natural born parasite crook bogus BS..
            ‘Saving their sworn enemy: Heart stopping footage shows Israeli commandos rescuing wounded men from Syrian warzone – but WHY are they risking their lives for Islamic militants?’
            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3315347/Watch-heart-pounding-moment-Israeli-commandos-save-Islamic-militants-Syrian-warzone-risking-lives-sworn-enemies.html

          • Rudy1947

            Offering humanitarian aid to the wounded? Since when is that bogus BS.

          • Hannibal

            If they are ISIS members they are no humans. They are no animals neither. Their taxonomy defies all categories… Therefore you do them in for the sake of humanity. 😛

          • Rudy1947

            No matter which faction, if the wounded was actually a fighter, may also be obliged to share a little info with those that are providing some healing.

          • Hind Abyad

            Oh shut up.. garotting Zionists talking points..not with me.
            Zorro dehumanization profiteering..

          • Rudy1947

            Saving a man’s life without judgement is dehumanizing? Perhaps you and Hannibal should read the whole article, starting with the fact the commando unit allowing an embedded reporter with footage. Wouldn’t think it bothers Israel or the IDF at all. Also, the wounded, when returned become someone else’s burden for a while.

      • Hannibal

        He says he wants an army with Islamic rules… Here we go again. The reason we are where we are is by promoting the ONE religion. I hope he would explain which “flavor” of Islam? ISIS Islam? There is something called an educated idiot in military fatigue. 😛

    • Omega

      When you’re done throwing a teenage-girl-like tantrum, show me where I have defended Assad.

      • Hind Abyad

        Tu lui doit aucune explication..

    • Niemals

      HebAlba and Omega are useful idiots.

    • Hind Abyad

      YaLibnan Western propaganda/ the Hill Zionist repugnant article against Syrian Christians while they’re helping Iraqi Christian to calm West opinion.

      👉#FAKE #FAKE #FAKE👉BAHNAN YAMIN,
      SAMIRA MOUBAYED, MIRNA BARQ, AND GEORGE STIFO ARE LYING CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS.

      Secular Syria- Four Christians tell us Assad destroyed 60% of churches. Tortures and uses them. Little that we knew.;-)
      http://thehill.com/blogs/pu… …

    • Hind Abyad

      YaLibnan Western propaganda/ the Hill Zionist repugnant article against Syrian Christians while they’re helping Iraqi Christian to calm West opinion.

      BAHNAN YAMIN,

      SAMIRA MOUBAYED, MIRNA BARQ, AND GEORGE STIFO ARE LYING CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS.

      Secular Syria- Four Christians tell us Assad destroyed 60% of churches. Tortures and uses them. Little that we knew.;-)

      http://thehill.com/blogs/pu… …

    • Hind Abyad

      You are blind, the instigator of this shameful repugnant article is
      “Max Abrams – “Five Myths About Syrian Refugees”.
      https://www.academia.edu/31985043/Five_Myths_About_Syrian_Refugees

      “Some academics remain skeptical of Academia.edu
      They warn scholars to “think twice” before sharing their work on the popular social network. http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/some-academics-remain-skeptical-of-academia-edu/

    • Hind Abyad

      YaLibnan Western propaganda/ the Hill Zionist repugnant article against Syrian Christians while they’re helping Iraqi Christian to calm West opinion.

      BAHNAN YAMIN, SAMIRA MOUBAYED, MIRNA BARQ, AND GEORGE STIFO ARE LYING CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS.

      Secular Syria- Four Christians tell us Assad destroyed 60% of churches. Tortures and uses them. Little that we knew.;-)

  • vs

    is this a Assad socialism? (Ba’ath)

    • Danny Farah

      whatever works for his benefits. what is communism when you are acting as a dictator who gobbles up all the money..that’s not socialism either. you adopt a party so you can have a cause in order to create a power for yourself and your inner circle so you can stay protected and in charge for a long time. there is no such thing in the middle east and if you give a so called communist some money they will become capitalist or whatever you wish them to be. The only stupid ones are the SSNP who still dreams of greater Syria and Assad made them buy into it. Except he meant his own version of Syria..

  • vs
  • Omega

    Assad did that, too — starting in 2003, his intelligence services worked closely with the terrorist fanatics who would eventually form ISIS because he wanted to prevent America from stabilizing Iraq.

    The audacity of the West and their cheap, paid shills (the authors of the article in the case) has no bound. The Anglo-American-Zionist and their puppets in the Gulf and Turkey started the war in Syria, fund/train/arm/support ISIS and they blame the ordeal on the country that is being invaded/attacked. Mind bending. The totalitarian/dictatorial Syrian government was/is well, just that: totalitarian/dictatorial but let’s drop the fallacious, forced fed, narrative. Just tell it like it is: we got Iraq, want Syria so that we can get to Iran.

    The Syrian revolution began six years ago as a multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian movement, but Assad released dozens of extremists from his jails in an effort to give the revolution a more Islamist character and present the false choice between him and the radical Islamists he nurtured.

    Syrian revolution? Again, call it what it is: an artificial proxy war where the Western narrative completely omits 1) the financial, logistical, ideological and armaments-support that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and NATO provided from the very onset of the conflict to the armed insurgency, and 2) the influx of foreign jihadis from all around the world from 2012 onwards, who were allowed to cross the borders into Syria by the Turkish and Jordanian governments and were often trained by the CIA in advance. (https://www.newsbud.com/2017/04/23/newsbud-exclusive-the-balkanization-of-syria-iraq-the-roadmap-to-us-israeli-hegemony-in-the-middle-east/)

    How exactly did the Syrian government nurture radical Islamists when they got rid of them (in upwards of 20,000) in the ’80s in Hama and putting the rest of them in prison ever since? The dozens of extremists released from jail were part of new laws permitting general prison amnesties (Decree no.61 in May, 2011 and Decrees no.161 and 53 in June, 2011) which included all members of the Muslim Brotherhood and any other prisoners related to other political movements to appease the growing, national protest movement.

    Christians are not safe in Assad’s Syria. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, over 60 percent of all churches in Syria that have been destroyed during the war have been by the Assad regime.

    Christians (those who didn’t speak against the government at least) were safe under Assad and churches standing for decades but all went down the drain with the Syrian revolution? Hmmm, okay.

    Syrians right now, both Christians and Muslim, are the victims of a tyrannical regime on the one side and radical Islamist terrorists such as ISIS and al-Qaeda and other radical groups on the other.

    Odd; very odd.

    Furthermore, they [the West] completely disregard the popular support the government maintained throughout the whole conflict, which can almost completely be established by admissions in sources linked to Assad’s adversaries. A Turkish poll from late 2011 showed that only 5% of the Syrian respondents supported violent protest, while 91% opposed it,[22] and a Qatar-sponsored enquiry from around the same time found that 55% of the Syrian population wanted Assad to stay.[23] In addition, an internal NATO study in 2013 estimated that 70% supported the president in contrast to a mere 10% support for the armed opposition.[24] After constitutional amendments following a referendum, the first real democratic and competitive presidential elections in decades were held in 2014. Although Western media were quick to dismiss the credibility of the elections, the over 100 international observers present – coming from allied (e.g. Russia and Iran) as well as nonpartisan (e.g. Brazil, Venezuela and Uganda) countries around the world – issued a statement in which they declared that the elections were “free and fair” and were held “in a democratic environment, contrary to Western propaganda.”[25] Assad won the elections against his two opponents with 88,7% of the vote, with a massive participation rate of 73,4%.[26] This means that a staggering 64% of the eligible voters chose for Assad to remain in power, which is more than double of the 26% of the eligible American voters that put Donald Trump into office. As Sunnis make up 75% of the population and Alawites only 11%, this completely shatters the false representation put forward by Western media and officials of the Syrian government’s rule as a sectarian Alawite dictatorship suppressing a Sunni majority.https://www.newsbud.com/2017/04/23/newsbud-exclusive-the-balkanization-of-syria-iraq-the-roadmap-to-us-israeli-hegemony-in-the-middle-east/

    Yet the vast majority of Syrians inside Syria and throughout the world simply want a secular democratic country like we enjoy here in the United States, with equal rights for all citizens.

    HAHAHA!!! I can almost hear the violin in the background. You bloody, cheap, sold out, clowns.

    • Flint

      The economic status of Syria:

      “Syrian oil production decreased to 280,000 barrels with the beginning of the conflict and as a result of the economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian government, according to a statement by the Syrian oil minister in November 2011. Government expenses include 700 billion lira, 451 billion for general expenses including 90 billion for the army and 267 billion for developmental projects, making up around one third of the budget. This means that the budget of the Syrian government had suffered from a deficit estimated at 122 billion lira before the start of the conflict, according to the IMF report from 2009, even though Syria had a commercial surplus during the rule of the late Hafez al-Assad.”

      “According to estimates by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, $48 billion is required for the reconstruction of Syria; the Partnership Conference for Investment in Syria the Future estimated the amount at $60-200 billion by the end of 2012. This means that Syria needs 25 years to reconstruct what has been destroyed during the conflict. The percentage of losses in the year 2011 alone stands at 81.7 percent of the value of the local production of the Syrian economy in 2010, having reached $59 billion according to World Bank estimates. According to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, those losses include a drop in local production by 35 percent in 2011, equivalent to $20 billion, $12.4 billion of which are foreign investment losses and $8.9 billion tourism. The Syrian economy is expected to have lost an additional 18.8 percent in 2012.”

      “Several factors led to the exit of capital and investors outside Syria. All government services ground to a halt as the government started punishing the people by stopping main services like water and electricity. Power outages lasted for at least four hours and could continue for days and weeks, according to the official website of the Syrian Ministry of Electricity. These hit the most luxurious neighborhoods in Damascus and several areas in the countryside, which housed the majority of factories because taxes there are less than those in the cities in accordance with the Syrian investment law.”

      All was not great with Syria prior to the conflict. The economy was stagnant and Syrian policies did not work.

      • Omega

        I thank you for that utterly irrelevant nugget of trivia but Syria’s oil reserves were not part of my comment – the monopolistic control of the oil reserves of the Middle East was. Neither were the Syrian economy and/or its policies part of it and/or the reason for the war.

        • Flint

          The oil reserves are part of my comment and a part of Syria’s economy, hence both are relevant.

          • Omega

            Comical non sequitur. I leave you to it.

          • Flint

            Comical reply, I leave you to you empty response.

          • Omega

            My comment said it all. You’re desperately trying to negate it (because it involves IsraHell) with things I didn’t say and/or irrelevance.

          • Flint

            Have you answered the Super Power question yet or are you afraid to specify.

          • Omega

            I did to your alter-so and/or buddy, Roodie.

          • Flint

            No where to be found, Omeegy

          • Hind Abyad

            Ohh encore?

          • Hind Abyad

            Enfin!

      • Hind Abyad

        This is old.

        • Rudy1947

          So are you.

          • Hind Abyad

            Are you Flint?

          • Rudy1947

            I was and Brahms and Solomon and Merlin and Methuselah. Didn’t you ever watch Star Trek?

          • Sex & Chocolate

            One of the best episodes, original star trek rules;)))

          • Hind Abyad

            So is my grand mother

  • Hind Abyad

    The instigator of this shamefull repugnant article
    “Max Abrams – “Five Myths About Syrian Refugees”.
    https://www.academia.edu/31985043/Five_Myths_About_Syrian_Refugees

    “Some academics remain skeptical of Academia.edu
    They warn scholars to “think twice” before sharing their work on the popular social network. http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/some-academics-remain-skeptical-of-academia-edu/

  • Kandinski

    Yes, and he personaly deported 1.3 million Christians from Iraq which started around 2007. And don’t be so pathetic,Anglo Americans consider eastern Christians as inferior and wasteable.

  • bcguy

    What a load of utter crap.

  • bcguy

    Listen to a real Christian in Syria. Not Zionist/Christian fake news

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJEM3d2BRBE

    • Niemals

      Define “real Christian”.

  • Ron Habster

    My cousin was a priest in Syria, they kidnapped him and held him over 30 days until ransom was paid. They butchered him. Where was the help from the Syrians army..so sad