The theme of this year’s forthcoming Independence Day march in Warsaw is taken from a popular Polish Marian hymn.
The allegedly ‘moderate’ Free Syrian Army (FSA), funded, trained and armed by the Western Powers, is now re-branded as the Syrian National Army (SNA) and works as the spearhead of Turkey’s invasion force in northern Syria.
With the U.S.A. (and the U.K. and France) apparently no longer interested in pursuing a lost cause and withdrawing from the quagmire it created, those who once lauded the ‘moderate’ murderers when it was in Western government interests to do so now describe the ‘moderate’ opposition they created, funded, armed and trained as “crazy and not reliable.”
Sister Guadalupe Rodrigo, an Argentinian nun who was stationed in Syria for several years from when war broke out reminds us that “the moderate opposition does not exist in Syria ……. There is no moderate opposition. Unless we want to call ‘moderate’ those who dismember Christians. If that is moderate, then yes, there is moderate opposition.”
Alexandre Goodarzy, the French Head of Mission of SOS Chrétien d’Orient in Syria for the past four 4 years, has wondered why the Western media had not woken up when the Turkish regime occupied Afrin and Jarablus areas in the north of Syria and when it supported terrorist groups against the Syrian State?
He told the Syria Times: “Why do the western countries stand by the separatist Kurdish militias in Syria? These militias, mainly PKK and YPG, have been internationally designated as terrorist groups. i.e. why does the West support the Kurds when it puts them on the international terrorist list?
“We in the west have to reconsider our alliances. Our governments have to face the stupid actions they made in the past,” Goodarzy added, referring to the fact that the Kurdish militias in Syria have betrayed the Syrian government and people.
“When the war started in Syria in 2011, the Syrian state gave weapons to the Kurdish groups to defend Syria in the north of the country as the Syrian army had to fight terrorist groups in a lot flashpoint areas , but what happened is that the Kurds used the weapons against the Syrian army and people,” he asserted.
Goodarzy went on to say: “I know that for Syria all Syrian people are united and Kurdish people are part of the Syrian people. Yes, this is exactly the case when we are speaking about the people. but these military and political militias have taken advantage of the situation since the beginning of the war on Syria.”
He affirmed that the separatist Kurdish militias have practiced suppressive and savage acts against citizens, who contradict their agenda. “For example, they kidnapped many Syrian Christians in Qameshli and forced them to join the fight alongside YPG. This move came within other measures adopted by those militias against the Syrian Christians in the northeast of Syria because of their loyalty to the Syrian state.”
Now, the population, who has suffered from the brutal practices of the separatist Kurdish militias, are suffering from the Turkish attack and may be tomorrow they will suffer under ISIS because Kurds are telling everybody that they are not able to contain the jail where they have put the members of ISIS.
“What does this mean? Is it a threat?? Are those Kurdish militias saying: if you are not supporting us any more, and if you are letting us down in front of the Turks, we are going to liberate all ISIS prisoners? This is a real problem! And this for us in the western countries is a cruel reality and shows the lies and the bad alliances that we have done in the past,” Goodarzy concluded.
Tens of thousands of Christians are at risk of being caught up in Turkey’s invasion of the north-eastern Syrian borderlands, much of which is currently under the control of Kurdish terrorists. One of the first attacks of the Turkish campaign has been on the city of Qamishli, which was originally founded as a refuge for Christians fleeing the Turkish genocide conducted against Christians just over one-hundred years ago.
The first reported civilian victims of the Turkish bombing of Kurdish-held areas of Qamishli were a Christian family whose house was hit by either mortar fire or artillery shelling.
The Christians of northern Syria are trapped in a deadly vice between the Turkish army and its Jihadist militia forces and the Trotskyist-inclined Kurds who continue to persecute the Christian communities whenever and wherever they can.
About one-third of Qamishli is still under the control of the Syrian government and is protected by the Syrian Arab Army and government-supporting militias such as the Christian-based ‘Sootoro’. Undoubtedly it’s the only relatively safe area in north-eastern Syria for Christians to take refuge if they can manage to get past the Kurdish checkpoints.
Signs of the Divine Plan at work, or just mere coincidence?
The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls today, 7th October, coming just a short while after the incredible announcement that a sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima will be raised in St. Petersburg. Now, the rosary is very closely related to the events of Fatima, of course. And so is Russia. But to fully underline the profound portent of things that may be to come consider also that today, 7th October, so closely connected to the rosary, is also the birthday of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Philippines has told a panel discussion attached to the 74th Session of United Nations General Assembly that the persecution and killing of Christians throughout the world is a “votive offering of the West” to ensure oil supplies.
Participants of the panel related that “80% of people killed because of their religious beliefs are Christian and the number of Christians hurt or displaced is on the rise.”
Hungary’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Szijjarto, stressed that “In global politics, the fact that Christians are being persecuted is being ignored,” and that the Hungarian government is “fighting against the perception that Christianophobia would be the last acceptable form of discrimination.”
Since 2017, Hungary has provided $40 million to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Szijjarto said direct aid has been given to Catholic bishops eager to help Christians stay in their homes and encourage others to return from exile elsewhere.
“The bishops ask us not to invite people to settle in Europe because that contributes to fulfilling the goal of terrorist organisations to eliminate the Christian community,” he said.
Hungarian funds have been used to rebuild 1,000 homes on the Ninevah Plain in Iraq and reconstruct 33 Christian churches in Lebanon, he added. Four schools are being built in Iraq and Syria, and Hungary is covering the medical expenses of the three largest Christian hospitals in Syria.
Szijjarto said more than 50,000 Christians have either returned home or been able to stay in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Ethiopia because of the Hungarian aid.
Ambassador Ghady El Khoury of Lebanon revealed that Christians now comprise just 5% of the population of the Middle East, down from almost 20% in the last century.
A Byzantine Rite sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima is due to be built in St. Petersburg, according to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX).
Father Alejandro Burgos, a Spanish priest exercising his apostolate in St. Petersburg is quoted as saying that “the Orthodox confessions are not opposed to this project. Many Russians have great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, who interceded for the conversion of Russia during the communist persecution.”
Some years ago a founding trustee of The Saint George Educational Trust, due to his role in the European Parliament, was invited to speak as a guest to Deputies of the Russian State Duma. He was able to briefly explain something about the appearances of the Mother of God at Fatima in 1917 and of the eventual resurgence and reuniting of Christendom with Russia being Heaven’s chosen instrument.