“Former US military adviser David Kilcullen says there would be no Isis without Iraq invasion” Lizzie Dearden, March 4, 2016.
“The persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East, as well as the silence with which it has been met in the West, are the subject of journalist Ed West’s Kindle Single “The Silence of Our Friends.” The booklet is a brisk and chilling litany of horrors: Discriminatory laws, mass graves, unofficial pogroms, and exile. The persecuted are not just Coptic and Nestorian Christians who have relatively few co-communicants in the West, but Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants as well.”Geoffrey Grider. January 23, 2014.
“For more than a decade, extremists have targeted Christians and other minorities, who often serve as stand-ins for the West. This was especially true in Iraq after the U.S. invasion, which caused hundreds of thousands to flee. ‘‘Since 2003, we’ve lost priests, bishops and more than 60 churches were bombed,’’ Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, said. With the fall of Saddam Hussein, Christians began to leave Iraq in large numbers, and the population shrank to less than 500,000 today from as many as 1.5 million in 2003.” Eliza Griswold, July 22, 2015.
“In Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Christians were left alone if they did not interfere in politics. Indeed, they prospered as doctors, lawyers, journalists, academics, engineers, businessmen. A Christian, Tariq Aziz, was Saddam’s foreign minister who negotiated with Secretary of State James Baker to try to prevent what became the Gulf War.” Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative, April 14, 2017
“Before 2003, there were still 800,000 Christians in Iraq. But after a decade of church bombings and murders of priests, their numbers have plummeted. When the Islamic State seized a third of Iraq, Christians under the group’s rule had to convert to Islam and pay a tax or face beheading.” Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative, April 14, 2017
“Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who came up through intelligence positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that the George W. Bush administration’s Iraq war was a tremendous blunder that helped to create the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.” Matt Ferner, 11/30/2015 03:19 pm ET | Updated Dec 19, 2016. Huffington Post.
“With their command and control centre based in Istanbul, Turkey, military supplies from Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular were transported by Turkish intelligence to the border for rebel acquisition. CIA operatives along with Israeli and Jordanian commandos were also training FSA rebels on the Jordanian-Syrian border with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. In addition, other reports show that British and French military were also involved in these secret training programmes. It appears that the same FSA rebels receiving this elite training went straight into ISIS – last month one ISIS commander, Abu Yusaf, said, ‘Many of the FSA people who the west has trained are actually joining us.’” Nafeez Ahmed
I believe many Christians and other denominations would still be alive today and the countries where they lived would still be whole, were it not for the “illegal wars” planned and carried out by Western war criminals (past and present) in positions of power. Some of these war criminals purport to be “Christian” but they and their associates created the unholy mess, that has resulted in not only the killings of Christians, but other unfortunate peoples in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and other countries too. Yet, one wonders, why the media has not reported or made the connection that these terrible crimes against humanity are the result of the depredations planned by; “The War Criminals That Opened The Gates Of Hell.” Such, is the state of the “investigative news” business that it has become, “Propaganda Peddlers for war criminals...” that are training terrorists, that are killing Christians and other peoples’ as well.
“The effective propagandist must be a master of the art of speech, of writing, of journalism, of the poster and of the leaflet. He must have the gift to use the major methods of influencing public opinion such as the press, film and radio to serve his ideas and goals, above all in an age of advancing technology.” - Joseph Goebbles, Nazi Propagandist
Despite the overwhelming evidence that our “leaders” and their treacherous “allies’ are funding, training and arming terrorists that are slaughtering Christians and other denominations in the Middle East; this information is suppressed. Instead, we are fed a daily diet of B.S. by “TV News and Newspapers” that protects the war criminals in our midst. Though one courageous American politician did say this:
“Under U.S. law it is illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to al-Qaeda, ISIS or other terrorist groups. If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and other terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government.[i]... Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, December 8, 2016,Press Release.
“Known and documented, Saudi Arabia has played a key strategic role in promoting and financing terrorism on behalf of Washington. Moreover, Saudi weapons purchases from the US and Canada are also being used to equip and arm various ‘opposition’ rebel groups in Syria including the ISIL and Al Nusrah.”
“The West may have to pay a price for its alliance with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies, which have always found Sunni jihadism more attractive than democracy....Western powers and their regional allies have largely escaped criticism for their role in reigniting the war in Iraq....” Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, U.K. 13 July 2014.
“The refugee crisis should be seen as the warning signal that the United States and its NATO allies – especially Britain and France – are bringing the world to a state of chaos that is going to keep spreading and that is approaching a point of no return. It is quick and easy to break things. Putting them back together may be impossible. Civilization itself may be more fragile than it seems.” Diana Johnstone, September 7, 2015.
I believe based on abundant evidence, what we are seeing is: The Actions of the ‘Depraved’ and other “... evidence of planning of wars” is available at links below.
Therefore, in closing I ask: “Should Some Political Leaders and Others Be Tried as Accessories After the fact?”
And: “Are There War Criminals Living In America, Canada, England, Germany, France and other NATO Countries?”
And Finally: Do We Need Present Day Nuremberg Trials?
“The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held between 1945 and 1949 in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders, political officials, industrialists, and financiers for crimes they had committed during World War II.”
Stephen J. Gray
April 15, 2017.
Articles of interest at links below:
"Americans and the West were telling us they came to bring democracy, freedom, and prosperity," said Louis Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon who spoke before the Security Council, in an email. "What we are living is anarchy, war, death, and the plight of three million refugees." Monica Cantilero, July 26, 2015. Christian Today.
“Marlin, who runs the group Aid to the Church in Need, explores not only the damage done by the Islamic State but that committed by those who should be America’s allies. Devout Muslim Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rules NATO-member Turkey with an iron fist as president. His actions since he became prime minister point to a desire to re-establish the Ottoman Empire. His anti-Semitic views make headlines, but hardly anyone touches on the downfall of Christianity in the country during his tenure.” Mary Chastain, August 5, 2015.
Are Some NATO and G20 Members Funding, Arming and Training Terrorists?