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A Nun’s Witness

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.”

And as for the Kurds ……..

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.”

Christians savaged by Kurds and Turks affirms SOS Chrétiens d’Orient

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.

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour for The Syria Times

Christians in the Turkish-Kurd firing-line

 

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.

Christian Genocide Remembered

Armenian Genocide

In 1915, there were 2 million Armenians living in the declining Ottoman Empire. But under the cover of World War I, the Turkish government systematically destroyed 1.5 million people in attempts to unify all of the Turkish people by creating a new empire with one language and one religion.

This ethnic cleaning of Armenians, and other minorities, including Assyrians, Pontian and Anatolian Greeks, is today known as the Armenian Genocide.

Despite pressure from Armenians and activists worldwide, Turkey still refuses to acknowledge the genocide, claiming that there was no premeditation on the deaths of the Armenians.

Read more at Syrian Free Press

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