Nine Free Ebooks


These nine free books on Syria can be downloaded in PDF, mobi or epub formats at this link. Those in the top row are the best. The Sanctions, Sex Jihad A-Z is a good reference and has been vastly expanded. It can be had here in PDF. The others in the top row are here and here in PDF.

Syria in September: If you wish to join us in government held Syria in early September, please get in touch.  Ku Klux Klansmen, Muslim Brotherhood dross, Chrstian safe spacers and Israeli/Saudi supremacists are not welcome.

Ireland in October: We hope to get a good inter faith delegation form Syria to Ireland in October. Because of Muslim Brotherhood gangbangers, this will stay under the radar for now.

Syria: Six Free Ebooks


There are six e books at this link here, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, one each in the various folders. All are in kindle, epub and, where appropriate, in PDF format. All deal with the Syrian crisis. All are also for sale on Amazon and other major outlets.
B4 is a compendium of B1, B2 and B3. B6 is a compendium of B4 and B5.
Please download and share. My major focus now is to make events planned for May 2016 in Syria and in Ireland a success and to thereby help put Syria on the road map to peace.
Please also donate if you can. If you can help, please email me with details as to how you can help.
The major thing that is needed is to bolster Syrian civil society and, for example, for schools to adopt schools in government-held Syria. Instead of blindly collecting funds which go to help the rebels and their dishonest cause, our aim is to help the ordinary Syrians, women and children in the main, who bear the brunt of this unjust war against Syria and the Syrian people.

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Marist Option
If the above does not suit you, you can alternatively give to the Marist Congregation, who are doing excellent work in government-held Aleppo. Their bank details are as follows: Congregations Des Freres Maristes BP 70540, Collège Mariste Champville Libano, INLELBBEXXX IBL BANK S.A.L (formerly Intercontinental Bank, Beirut), Account: LB60005200190023010190033012; It is important to put: cadeau pour frere george, so Aleppo gets the money.

All royalties from the sale of these books and all monies donated from them and from associated campaigns will go and will be seen to go in cash and in person to the women and children of government-controlled Syria. The first installments will be given around May 15/16 when we hold a children’s festival there to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba and the 100th anniversary of the Sykes Picot accord. Recipients will include women and children’s groups in Saidnaya, Ma’loula, Kasab, Yarmouk and Bab Tuma, as well as some of the scores of orphanages now active in Damascus and internally displaced groups from towns such as Raqqa, Madaya, Fuah and Kafraya.
We are also trying to establish more direct ways of sending money directly into government-controlled Syria and will be working on that. Although Western Union are very active there, we are aware of its pitfalls. We will most likely send money from our bank account in Ireland to a hand full of trusted individuals only, where we micro-audit their spending. Please email me here for more information about practical ways you can help.
This project is a work in progress. Because we have to create a financial balance between putting smiles on kids’ faces and food into their bellies, we must divide the money between necessary entertainment and purchasing imported dry foods like rice and cooking oil, which most of them can no longer afford. We also have to bear in mind that the rebels will suicide bomb any celebrations they get wind of. That said, the show will go on and all monies expended will be accounted for.
We intend to be fully open and transparent in all this and to absorb all costs ourselves, so that we may better highlight the gangsterism and outright criminality the rebels’ Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been allowed to get away with. Saving Syria is a huge project and it is important matters are done properly from the beginning so that the Syrian people can win the war and win the peace as well.

Syria is a NATO-made disaster. Help us help them. Please keep up to date by following @taigstaigs and those I follow in twitter; also check out the other volumes and the websites.

Dr Declan Hayes
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Until the next volume, goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you.



Previous and Longer version of this email:

Our Syrian Mission: Bring Syrian Christian, Muslim and Druze leaders and representatives to the island of Ireland in late October/early November to concretise what can be done in practical terms for all the people of the Syrian Arab Republic. These leaders do NOT want to leave their homelands and their people.
Mother Russia’s Mission: Russia tonight deployed 28 fighter aircraft to attack the Syrian terrorists. That, with the imminent arrival of Chinese ground forces in response to Erdogan sending Chinese Uyghur terrorists into Northern Syria now leaves only Vietnam to declare. With those forces guarding the oil cash flows, Syria can rebuild.

Mission to Rome (November 25th): When President Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow meet Pope Francis in Rome, hopefully, they will force him to pro-actively support their peace efforts: some 50,000 Syrian Christians in the last month have applied for Russian visas, an indication as to who Syria’s Christians believe their true Christian friends are.

Mission to London (17 October), to Liverpool (14 October): Catholic Archbishop from the battered but unbowed city of Aleppo and a Jesuit priest from the liberated city of Homs, Syrian Arab Republic. These leaders do NOT want to leave their homelands or desert their people.

Fr Dave’s Sydney to Syria Peace Mission: Read Fr Dave’s account of his recent tour of government-held Syria
Our Last Month to Prepare for this Visit: There remains a lot of preparatory work to do to make this multi-faceted visit to the island of Ireland a success. Email me if you can help in any way. Go here for previous and a longer version of this email:

Our Unique Selling Points: We have a broad-based group of Syrian religious, community and humanitarian leaders visiting political, academic, religious and community venues on the island of Ireland but with one focused set of demands which are the logical precursors for peace with justice in Syria.

Our Methods: Having secured a hearing at the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament’s) Foreign Affairs Committee, we then approached relevant bodies of appropriate stature to host meetings. The response was universally positive, echoing the widespread underlying desire to address the root of the issue, rather than to be distracted by the emotion of the latest ISIS, al Nusra or Turkish atrocities or PR gimmicks.

Our Hopes: are to open a proper debate on the island or Ireland, solidify the support that exists for a proper with justice peace in Westminster from Ulster’s MPs, and, through appropriate channels, have material, spiritual and moral aid directed to the civilians of Damascus, Aleppo, Foua and Kefraya who continue to be murdered on a daily basis now by the Saudi-funded terrorists. It is a long haul.

Our Reality: ISIS, al Nusra and all related terrorist franchises must be defeated, expansionist regimes like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar contained and a process of normalisation begun. Once stability is restored, as it has largely been in Homs, Qusayr, the Qalamoun Mountains and other areas Syria’s armed forces have wrested from the rebels, basic logic dictates that then and only then can processes of governance reform be addressed.

Our Biases: We make no apologies for our humanitarian biases. Though everyone, Syria’s President Assad included, agrees on the need for reforms, no-one can honestly argue that there are any worthwhile political, religious or community leaders on the rebel side: there are none. It is a logical nonsense to suppose that, in a country, Syria, where the only effective force advocating violent rebellion were the sectarian sociopaths of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, any acceptable or secular group of rebels could emerge ab ovo. The USA’s most recent failure to recruit anything more than a handful of well-paid rebel Contras, most of whom subsequently deserted, show that.

Our “Diversity”: This email is being sent to proponents of all the various branches of the Abrahamic faiths, as well as very prominent atheists, gays and transgenders on the island of Ireland and beyond and members of all of the leading parties on the island of Ireland. That is because the Muslim Brotherhood’s war on Syria is an attack on basic human principles, which Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey ignore both at home and abroad

Our Focus: is on the areas of the Syrian Arab Republic under the protection of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies. Those are the only areas in Syria where minorities can openly practice their religion and where any semblance of normality, such as the normal curriculum of schools or universities, exists. There is nowhere in rebel-held Syria where any minority religion may be practiced and, though facile atheists might quip that is a good thing, they would be summarily executed just as more well-meaning Britons have been before them by the Muslim Brotherhood and their various franchises.

Focus on Foua & Kefraya: These are two Shia villages in the Aleppo countryside that have been under terrorist bombardment for four years now, with hundreds of children dead so far in those two villages alone. As the terrorists are preparing for a very major assault on it with NATO-supplied state-of-the-art weaponry, we can expect thousands more innocent Shias to be slaughtered over the coming days unless Russia further ups the ante. As with the wholesale Alawite massacres of August 2013 or the more recent suicide bombings of kindergartens in Homs by the moderate rebels, their demise will pass largely unremarked upon here in the West, by those with their own nefarious agendas.

England, Home and Beauty: Progress will be made in Syria if and only if all those on the island of Ireland and elsewhere do their duty as human beings, as politicians, as academics, as trade union, religious and community leaders and members. We have made a small beginning and, in the spirit of Nelson at Trafalgar, that is all we ask. Do your duty.

Syrian Peace Bridgeheads: Through a number of visits, some of us, Irish, Australians, Italians, have got access to Syrian universities, Syrian hospitals, Syrian orphanages (no shortage of them), religious and community leaders and front-line areas such as the Armenian front-line town of Kessab and Yarmouk Palestinian camp. It is possible to arrange fact-finding visits to those and other places for representative people from the island of Ireland as long as they are realistic in their expectations and accept that neither the white flag of surrender nor the black flag of ISIS/al Nusra will be fluttering over the ramparts of Damascus any time soon. Email me for details.

Takbir Refugees not our focus: These economic migrants shouting the ISIS war cry are not our focus. Others are addressing this tangential symptom.

Flesh-Eating Moderate Rebel Refugees not our Focus: Though it has now been amply demonstrated that, amongst the legions of male refugees of military age, marching into Merkel’s Berlin, there are scores of rebels with the blood of innocent Syrian children on their hands, they are not our focus. This is so even though the BBC tells us they are all moderate murderers, just like Abu Sakkar, the Free Syrian Army leader the BBC interviewed after he was filmed eating the flesh of a Syrian soldier.

Safe Havens Not Our Focus: The latest refugee stunt notwithstanding, the idea of having a safe haven for Christians or other “minorities” is daft. Not only is the idea of ghettoes or bantulands repugnant in its own right but the viability of such areas totally depends, as in South Africa, on the non-existing goodwill of their overlords and neither Turkey nor its proxies have ever displayed any goodwill to any minorities. Indeed, following Kurdish gains in the recent Turkish elections, Turkish security forces are now lynching Kurds the length and breadth of Turkey (and in Germany too) and are conducting air raids against them in Iraq on the pretext of fighting ISIS who kill Kurds and who are armed, funded and protected by Turkey. With regard to Syria, Christians and other groups are not minorities but integral parts of the fabric of society, the very fabric Turkey and Germany, the joint architects of the 1915 Syriac, Pontic Greek and Armenian genocides, are busily destroying.

No Fly Zones Not Our Focus: No fly zones are only an excuse to deliver Foua, Kefraya and all of Syria up to the headhackers the same way Libya was delivered up to Irish and other headhackers. We will leave No Fly Final Solutions to others. They are not our focus.

Political NGOs not our Focus: Well-funded groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, which have continually called for the humanitarian carpet bombing of Syria along the Yemeni, Libyan and Iraqi models, are not our focus. Nor are Muslim Brotherhood controlled groups like Hand in Hand for Syria or the White Helmets which are al Nusra’s designated undertakers. Not only is there no point meeting with them or giving them further legitimacy in the eyes of their dodgy donors but it is actually physically dangerous to do so. See here for further details.

Amnesty International: A Partial Charge Sheet:
• Amnesty corroborated the testimony of the ‘Kuwaiti teenage girl’ meme that Iraqi troops were stealing incubators from Kuwaiti hospitals and leaving babies to die on the floor.
• Amnesty disseminated the ‘African’ mercenaries in Libya meme, which led to the widespread lynching of sub-Saharan African labourers and migrants by Libya’s moderate rebels. Dr Saleyha Ahsan, one of the BBC doctors/reporters who starred in Panorama’s Saving Syria’s Children fraud, posted Facebook selfies of herself with trussed-up Africans awaiting execution and openly admitted watching ISIS killers slitting throats gives her “a rush”. We, on the other hand, are repulsed by Irish-connected gangsters publicly beheading Egyptian Copts and Ethiopian Christians on Mediterranean beaches and slaughtering Irish and British citizens on Tunisian beaches.
• Amnesty International fully supported the ‘humanitarian’ carpet bombing of Libya.
• Amnesty International fully supports sectarian Muslim Brotherhood murder gangs in Egypt.
• Amnesty International’s pro ISIS propaganda piece on Aleppo has, according to this at least eight very major flaws.
• Amnesty International and allied groups should confine themselves to opposing Irish water charges. They have nothing but more death to offer Syria.
• The only thing to say in favour of Amnesty International is that Human Rights watch is infinitely worse.

Syria’s Cuisine Diplomacy

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Something they Ate at Dinner with the Assads?: As the attached photos show, quite recently, Syria’s President and First Lady stayed with Her Majesty, the Queen in Buckingham Palace. They also dined with John Kerry, who is now strong-arming Bulgaria to join Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the slaughter of Syria’s remaining Christians.
Dinner in Waterford with the ISIS Terrorists: Apparently, most Irish-based ISIS terrorists are in Waterford, with 20 or some of them having clocked up “humanitarian” experience in Syria and Iraq. The various “Before Europe and In Europe” terrorists I have posted in the previous post here probably means they will blend in quite well or at least have a Network to plug into.
Trinity College: I had a long and productive meeting in Trinity College, who, given the above, fully understand the need for some discretion and ambiguity on my side. The Trinity meeting will be largely in their hands, with me inviting a few of “The Wretched of the Earth” and few invites going to Waterford. I will firm that up more later today.
Dublin’s Old Hands: I met some old war horses from the Labour and similar Parties and their experience was invaluable. I will be acting on their advice today and creating some synergies from Donegal to Limerick.
Queen’s University: I got an email from Queen’s and they have lined up a very impressive list of guests. I will likewise contact them later this morning.
Beirut: Our friends in Beirut have been busily lobbying some household names and hopefully a lot will come out of that. They will be speaking with people in Ireland about this today.
Damascus: Syria has had a major sandstorm which the Al Qaeda terrorists have used to advantage and another major centre is likely to fall to them today.



Syria: These Colours Don’t Run

isis_refugee terror1 terror2Upping the Ante: We are now seeking more support in tiny Lebanon, which houses millions of Syrian refugees and whose gallant soldiers are being beheaded by the rebels our own governments and NGOs support.
Schedule for Irish Tour:
Clare Daly TD and Mick Wallace TD: When I informed our friends in Damascus these two Irish members of the Irish Parliament might be imprisoned for anti-war protests when they arrive, they insisted on adding their prisons (hopefully Mountjoy) to the itinerary.
Tuesday 27 October/Wednesday 28 October: Arrive in Dublin: Briefing, Press Conference, Media. Short trips to Mountjoy, North Dublin and Meath.
Wednesday 28 October/Thursday 29 October: Short stop at Drogheda and the Boyne River. Three meetings in Queen’s University Belfast: one open, one to NGOs and charities, one to religious and political leaders. Meeting with Democratic Unionist Party leaders.
Friday 30 November: CAIN Centre, Magee College, University of Ulster. Stay in Co Donegal.
Saturday 31 October: Donegal.
Sunday 1 November: Cos Galway/Mayo. Overnight in West Galway.
Monday 2 November: National University of Ireland, Galway
Tuesday 3 November: Group A: Limerick, stopping off at Dysert Co Clare. Group B: National Women’s Institute Dublin, stopping off in Athlone.
Wednesday 4 November: Foreign Affairs Committee of Oireachtas (Irish Parliament); Public meeting, Trinity College Dublin.
Media: Several national and local TV, radio and newspapers have been lined up and more will undoubtedly follow.
National Collections etc.: We expect this will happen mainly through the Churches with all proceeds going to those still in the Syrian Arab Republic (zero overheads or expenses).
Other Meetings: Although several other religious and other institutes have been put forward, many of them can be subsumed into the existing ones, all of which are in Ireland’s most high-prestige academies. That said, Syrians in Syria need all the help they can get.
Ireland’s 29 Catholic Bishops: will be fully Informed by the end of September and they will hopefully add further to this visit. Several Catholic Dioceses and Church of Ireland (Anglican) Archbishops as well as Muslim imams have offered support. Our friends in the West and in Belfast are working hard on the religious angle, where we will aim for synergies.
Next Steps: Beirut and Damascus are moving along. The Irish blue print is all but done. It just needs finessing.
Timeline to War: Here is the time line for NATO’s/GCC’s war on Syria. A good albeit very imperfect and in parts dubious starting reference point.
Terrorist Refugees: This link by a notorious Qatari-funded academic propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood murder gang tells us we can reform the terrorists and get them to be as lambs. The attached picture shows a terrorist leader moving into Macedonia. Last I heard, he and hundreds of others are now in Austria, where no doubt they will spread peace and good will to Druze, Alawi, Shia and Christians once the Merkel regime gets them to see the light.
Non-Terrorist Refugees: Those moving towards Merkel’s Germany seem to be mostly fit young men, who will be a credit to the Merkel regime where they will undoubtedly explain why they are they not lining up to fight the “Assad regime” aka the Christians, Armenians, Alawi, Ismaili, Druze, Shia, Sunni, who have been subjected to genocide and privation by Merkel’s death by sanctions campaign
Media Wars: These links are worth a look as they show the “flaws” in our media. The Douma attack, incidentally, was the work of the moderate terrorists as was the related attack on the Druze, even though the BBC tried to blame it on the seven Syrian soldiers murdered defending the Druze, whose apolitical holy men are beheaded as a matter of course by the moderate rebels the Merkel regime helps fund.
Catechism of Clichés: The proxy wars against Nigeria, Syria, Yemen and other countries are as illegal and immoral as were the dismemberment of Libya and Iraq and the cackle of clichés from “radicals” who support humanitarian bombing does not change that. As this document www.tinyurl,com/HandSyria shows, some over-educated Muslim Brotherhood connected louts tend to make co-ordinated threatening phone calls to get venues to cancel and, if that fails, they disrupt meetings with the vilest profanities, even going so far as to threaten Syrian children. As in London, I will track them all down and all of their various bluffs will be called. In the meantime, check out the NHS surgeons who double as head-hacking terrorists or the consultant urologist who has snuff videos on his phone (he has since gone back to Syria to adjudicate at Sharia kangaroo courts the rebels run). Just remember that those are the moderates and West Dublin houses the real hardliners who have committed the vilest war crimes in Syria and Libya.
Refugees and The Axe to the Root: The tens of thousands of Syrian and other refugees Erdogan’s Turkish regime have shunted towards Europe are not the problem. The roots of the problem are the illegal wars that have destroyed Yemen, Libya, Iraq and that currently devour Nigeria and the Syrian Arab Republic. Though Saudi Arabia, along with the micro statelet of Qatar, the main culprits in Yemen, refuses to take in any refugees/migrants, Merkel’s German regime, which kills Syrians with sanctions and Greeks through extortion, is no better. If the Merkel regime wants to stop killing Syrian children, it should lift its sanctions. Winter has arrived early in Syria and the lack of oil and warm clothes are already causing many more unnecessary deaths amongst the weakest. So too are the never-ending terrorist attacks of our beloved moderate sectarian rebels on Damascus, Aleppo and the Druze town of Sweida in the South and the Shia villages in the North that have been under constant indiscriminate bombardment for over four years now and pictures, sans Photoshop, abound of the rebels’ Slaughter of these Unsung Innocents. The fact that the German regime’s Turkish, Qatari and Saudi allies regard Druze, Alawi and Shia as sub-humans and openly call for their extermination is no excuse for us to allow them to be murdered on this industrial scale. Though the German and Turkish regimes, with their appalling human rights track records stretching back to the Armenian and Syriac genocides which Turkey committed and its German ally encouraged and condoned might wish otherwise, the humanitarian solution is to end their unjust wars. Germany can surely find other things to export besides arms and pornography.
Today: I have Syrian meetings all day long, with Trinity and UCG academics, trade unionists and politicians, culminating in the Halfpenny Bridge Inn between 5-6.30pm.

SYRIA: Preliminary FAQs

FAQs: These, the beginnings of my own FAQs, are the result of my travels to Syria. Though the Syrian crisis is multi-faceted, the emphasis should be on stopping outside state, NGO and other forces making a very bad situation infinitely worse. Neither the violence nor the flood of refugees fleeing Syria and other countries will end until countries like Saudi Arabia and their terrorist proxies stop throwing financial and logistical fuel on the fire on the pyre that is Syria.  These FAQs do not claim to be definitive; they are given to allow more focused and helpful suggestions to be made. Ebding the Syrian violence will take a lot of work over a lot of years. Some honesty would also help.
Alawite: Syria is NOT ruled by an Alawite elite. In accordance with common colonial practice, the French promoted Alawite and Druze officers in the military on the divide and conquer principle that the Dutch used to promote Catholic and Protestant military officers in Indonesia. Although Alawites may be disproportionately over-represented amongst the elite, this would not be more pronounced than similar distortions elsewhere. Sunnis are well-represented at the highest government levels and in the military and inter-marriages are very common, the marriage of Syria’s President to a Sunni being one such high-profile example. The fanatics of the Muslim Brotherhood apart, Syria’s problems are not sectarian at heart. They are socio-economic in nature and the sectarians’ war against Syria only accentuate those problems.
Al Jazeera Arabic: Is part of the Qatari controlled Al Jazeera network. It is less moderate or, if you prefer, more honest than its English sister station and regularly and explicitly calls for the extermination of Syria’s Druze, Alawite and Shia communities. Irish-based spokespeople for the Muslim Brotherhood terror gang have featured prominently on this notorious Muslim Brotherhood station. Al Jazeera Arabic and its Qatar sponsors are very major contributors to the violence sweeping the Arab world.
Assadist: Calling opponents of the rebels Assadists is just a way to polarise opinion, to help target and murder those who genuinely oppose the ISIS and other rebel gangs and to justify raping, enslaving and murdering them; it is a hate crime, akin to baiting Jews in 1930s’ Berlin. Most Syrians who support the Syrian Arab Army do so because they want to protect their homes and homeland from the rebels who want to kill or enslave them. Most non-Syrians who support Syria’s right to exist do so because they see what the alternative is and the ugly forces trying to impose that alternative against the wishes of the Syrian people. President Assad, his family and his clan are bit parts in this. The Assadist slur is a cheap and nasty one disseminated by cheap and nasty people, who should be robustly taken to task over it.
Ba’ath Party: The Ba’ath Party is a catch-all party. Its most dedicated members are in the front lines fighting the rebels not least because they know that they and their family members are summarily executed whenever the rebels get the chance to kill them.
Barrel bombs: Barrel bombs are widely used as they are cost-effective. The rebels highlight them not out of any real humanitarian concern but because they want a no-fly zone so that Syria might be bombed back into barbarity just as Libya and Serbia were. Barrel bombs are just one in an array of ordnance and Ken Roth of the Human Rights Watch group discredits himself by comparing them to the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack.
Casualties, Civilian and Otherwise: The Syrian Arab Army and its allies have borne the bulk of the casualties to date. This has been largely due to their use of outmoded tactics in the early years of the invasion when Qatari, Turkish and Saudi controlled gangs held the initiative. Currently, about half of all rebel fatalities are foreigners, evidence of the mercenary nature of much of their support.
Christian axe to grind: Although it is true that Christians were far better treated in Syria than in any country contiguous to it, the war against Syria goes much deeper than religion. The rebels are waging war against civilisation and the basic norms of humanity which underscore our modern world. Far from axe-grinding, Western Christian leaders are doing little of practical consequence to help. When Syria’s Christians deliver their tales of woe to the uncaring West, Syria’s enemies parrot the Christians are merely running to report to their paymasters. The truth of course is that Syria’s enemies want to silence all Syrian voices for peace and, as in the case of Syria’s indefatigable Christian leaders, marginalise and discredit those voices they cannot totally muffle.
Free Syrian Army: The Free Syrian Army are not and never have been an effective fighting force. They are a Muslim Brotherhood controlled umbrella group, whose top tiers consist of ex-Army officers and sundry buccaneers with an insatiable sense of entitlement. Their foot soldiers are more interested in rape and pillage than in fighting and footage abounds showing them engaged in all manners of crimes from mass looting to rape to eating the hearts of their prisoners. The very idea that an effective group of secular rebels could emerge in Syria is a patent nonsense. They are a concoction of the Muslim Brotherhood, their paymasters and the Qatari-funded PR companies they hire.

Friday Prayers: Because Friday prayers can be volatile or sensitive times in Muslim communities, the Palestinian, Egyptian, Syrian and other authorities have tended to monitor them to ensure passions are not being enflamed and, when they are, they would warn the imam to tone things down or suffer the consequences. The rebels have simply murdered moderate imams and have ensconced their own bellicose puppets in their stead. This has not been helpful at all. The legacy of the press-ganging of child soldiers, the incendiary imams and the sheer brutality with which the rebels have pursued their dubious aims will take generations to overcome.
Gay/transgender: I have met members of Syria’s gay and transgender communities in Damascus and they live peaceably. Although the rebels execute them by throwing them off buildings for visual effects, one has to suspect that they are just using alleged sexual orientation as an excuse to rob and murder them as all the rebels long ago made their views on such issues crystal clear and how such transgressions against their own warped mora “values” were to be dealt with. Either way, the fact that leading members of England’s and Ireland’s gay communities support the homophobic Muslim Brotherhood rebels should be a cause of serious self-reflection for them.
Hezbollah: Hezbollah only emerged following the 1982 massacre of Palestinians and Lebanese Shia by Christian militia at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Hezbollah believe and the evidence, such as the endless saturation bombing of Syrian Shia villages and the endless Al Jazeera Arabic pronouncements, supports them, that should Sunni supremacists get their way, they will again be slaughtered. No less a figure than the homophobic, genocidal mysoginist Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to whom several well-known Irish Muslim leaders have sworn allegiance, is unequivocal about this: the Shias, along with homosexuals and various other groups, must be totally and utterly exterminated and, as we see in Syria, his followers are practicing waht he and others preach. For my own part, I have found Hezbollah members to be ok the few times I have met them but then I don’t pick fights with them. The only thing that really surprised me about them was their support for Germany rather than Iran in the World Cup.
Iran: I have found the Iranians to be very reasonable as well during the Easter 2014 Peace Pilgrimage to Syria. Although it is true that Iran’s credit line keeps Syria afloat, that is surely a better way to spend their money than how the idle princes of Saudi Arabia and the micro state of Qatar spend theirs. The fact that Saudi Arabia wants Iran expunged surely is a point in favour of Iran than against it and should, at the very least, get us to question the role Saudi Arabian bribes play in our system and in our ongoing silence over Bahrain where Irish-trained doctors were and are still being routinely tortured.
ISIS: Because ISIS’ (Islamic State’s) form of Sunni obscurantism most resembles Wahhabism, which underwrites the rule of the Saudi Royal family and which they export to the four ends of the earth, one has to assume strong financial and military links between Saudi Arabia and their ideological brothers. Although the Iraqis, the so-called Prussians of the Arab world, are well-represented in its officer corps, military logic dictates there must be a layer from the intelligence community above them and directing them, not least because there are so many distinctly un-Arab traits about them. Journalists, academics and others should be trying to unmask those higher layers, rather than fretting about the snuff propaganda videos non-entities like Jihadi John star in.
Israel/Palestine: Syria is separate to the Israeli/Palestinian question even though both parties to that dispute have questions to answer. Israel should explain why its soldiers openly fraternise on the Golan Heights with al Nusra, why it provides material help to the rebels and why its air force now regularly bombs Syrian soldiers, who last fired a shot in anger at them 40 years ago. Hamas should likewise explain why it colludes with the Syrian rebels and if they do so solely at the behest of their Qatari and Muslim Brotherhood paymasters or if they have some ideological rather than mercenary reasons for doing so.
Kurds: As I told a Kurdish speaker at a recent Stop the War meeting (which the Muslim Brotherhood disrupted) they, as their old saying goes, have no friends but the mountains. Their new-found friends have already betrayed them. Though the Kurds’ future is in coming to an accommodation with those neighbours they can having a working peace with, their rights should not be used to confuse the greater wrong that is being done on Syria, her minorities and all her people.
Media: Although the Western media tends to be very supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood and their various front groups, even as the West debates not whether the Muslim Brotherhood are terrrorists but to what degree they are involved in terrorist crimes, supporters of peace with justice could be more pro-active in disseminating their side of the story rather than leaving the field to pro humanitarian bombing NGOS and other Orwellian groups who feed into the Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian supremacist agenda.
Muslim Brotherhood: The Muslim Brotherhood, in which Egypt’s Morsi, Turkey’s Erdogan, Qaradawi and other Qatari-based sociopaths are all leading lights, is the main terrorist organisation behind Syria’s violence and it should be dealt with accordingly. Following their failed 1982 coup, most Syrian Muslim Brotherhood terrorists fled into safe haven boltholes from where they built a network of dedicated and highly professional cadres to spew their toxins. Although the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has countless professionals and aspiring political leaders in its ranks of exiles, it not only lacks boots on the Syrian ground but it has lost out in that important regard to Nusra, ISIS and the other groups it formerly nurtured. As in Egypt and Syria, so also here: the Muslim Brotherhood should be declared illegal and its leaders charged with directing terrorism in the same way leaders of any other comparable terrorist organisation are charged.
No fly zone: Calls for a no-fly zone are just another way of calling for Syria to be destroyed by air forces in the same way that Libya, Serbia and Iraq were. Those “humanitarians” calling for a no fly zone should be queried as to their true motives.
Palestinians & UNRWA: The Palestinians in Syria, like their compatriots elsewhere, are being used by various people for their own ends. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is one such group which claims to be supporting 95% of all Palestinians in Syria. This is untrue. Most Palestinians in Syria are under the protection of the Syrian Arab Army and are provided for by the Syrian people. UNRWA are, at best, peripheral, if particularly well-funded players.
Qatar: As well as being a major user of slave labour for the corrupt 2022 World Cup, the micro state of Qatar has been a major state sponsor of terrorism throughout the Arab world, most notably in Libya and in all other areas where the Muslim Brotherhood murder gangs operate.
Refugees: There are two problems here, the stock and the flow. Though the flow of people fleeing the war zones has to be addressed, so too do the much larger stock of people left behind. No matter how many refugees are given succour, until the Muslim Brotherhood terror gangs and their state sponsors are emasculated, the flow will only continue. To speak about the current refugee problem and to ignore the forces driving these unfortunates to risk their lives in such a fashion is to address the symptom and to stupidly (or deliberately) ignore the underlying cause. The ethnic cleansing of Syria under any faux humanitarian pretext is not an acceptable solution.
Russia: The Third Rome: Because Russian involvement is the key to solving the Syrian crisis, Russia’s ongoing and various peace initiatives should be, if not fully supportedm at least thoroughly considered. Although Russia may well have some self-interest in pursuing peace, no-one could honestly dispute that Russia’s hands are much cleaner on recent Middle Eastern issues than are those of most NATO and Gulf States.
Safe areas: The idea of setting up some bantu-style Christian safe havens in Northern Syria and Northern Syria should be resisted as they serve only the cause of those who are driving the Christians and others away from their ancient homelands. The solution to the Syrian and Iraqi problems is secular governments, protected by peace-keeping forces from Vietnam, Russia, China, Iran and South American and other countries that can be seen as honest brokers and who can also protect the oil wells and attendant cash flows and thereby help secure the necessary funds for regeneration. The forces which destroyed Iraq and Libya should have no major part to play in this as they are seen as part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Saudi Arabia: One wonders how British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond recently kept a straight face when his Saudi Arabian equivalent, standing beside him, informed the world that Syria must have a more representative and democratic form of government. Critics would argue that the leaders of Saudi Arabia must be made join Turkey’s leaders in the dock and that Saudi Arabia’s role as a major state sponsor of terrorist ideology needs to be ended, that those responsible for Saudi war crimes in Bahrain and Yemen be brought to justice and its future as a single entity examined with, perhaps, the oil-rich, Shia dominated areas being given a form of self-rule and international peace-keeping force being deployed throughout the rest of Saudi Arabia to ensure women, Christians, immigrants and all other oppressed groups there are treated as fairly as they are in Syria.
Sunni Syrians: Most Sunnis support the Syrian Arab Army and comprise the bulk of its forces. Most Sunni tribes support the Syrian Army and fight and die alongside it. Whatever genuine community support the rebels enjoy is generally to be found amongst the rural poor who have been promised the wealth of others or who have been bought off with the looted spoils of war. Once peace returns and a programme for reconstruction is put in place, Sunni support for the rebels will dissipate, leaving only the embittered Muslim Brotherhood cadres to renew their plotting for their next bloodbath.

Sunni Tribes: The Sunni tribes in the eastern half of Syria play a key role in the crisis. Though most of them remain loyal to the Syrian government and fight and die alongside the Syrian Army in places such as Deit Elzzor, ISIS and the other rebels have put a lot of work into winning over younger zealots and using them as a Trojan horse to coerce older leaders into obeying them. The many massacres of tribesmen bear withness to that.

Syria and Sectarianism: The genesis of the sectarian card can be traced to the promotion which Sam Harris’ screed denouncing received after the 9/11 Twin Towers attacks. Harris’ tract began a cottage industry of God-bashing where Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens and a mini-army of others wrote best-selling tracts essentially regurgitating the works of Thomas Paine for a modern audience and convincing a large number of people that religion rather than politics and politicians was the root of today’s political problems. In practical terms, this has led Western forces to undermine the secular underpinnings of Iraq, Libya, Syria and a number of other countries and to encourage and promote sectarians. These forces have allowed Saudi Arabia and similar countries to adopt a sectarian laager stance and to simultaneously export their own radicals to cause mayhem and to serve nefarious agendas in countries such has Syria.

Turkey: Turkey’s role in the dismemberment of Syria should be examined with regard to putting Erdogan and his key collaborators on trial in the International Criminal Court for war crimes and for sponsoring the Free Syrian Army, ISIS, the Grey Wolves and the plethora of other terrorist groups it controls and that operate with impunity in Turkey. Evidence of Erdogan’s compicity in the the rape of the Armnian town of Kessab, the Kurdish town of Kobani, Idlib, Aleppo and many other places is as overwhelming as is evidence of their Syriac and Armenian genocides a century ago.
Yarmouk: Yarmouk Camp, which I visited in April 2015, is the only Palestinian enclave in Syria with a sizable rebel presence. Prior to the violence, it was a prosperous commercial hub, which, fatally, was given much autonomy by the Syrian authorities. This autonomy allowed the rebels gain a foothold. Currently, most Yarmouk Palestinians have fled to government-controlled areas and Palestinian forces allied to the Syrian Army control one part of Yarmouk whilst a volatile coalition of the Free Syrian Army, their ISIS and Nusra allies and some sundry other gangs control the rest. Yarmouk has been used as a propaganda tool by the rebels’ supporters and they have even published fake pictures from them in an attempt to swindle even more money from gullible people for their dishonest cause.


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We Save Syria: The attached, done gratis by professional Vietnamese graphic designer friends of mine, is our We Save Syria logo.
FAQs: I have published an exploratory list of FAQs on the Syrian conflict at
Syria’s Problems, Syria’s Solutions: Though the delegation’s religious, medical, community and academic leaders will comprehensively cover all relevant Syrian topics, their focus is on offering practical ways we can help redress the awful human, social, physical, archaeological and community damage Syria’s social tissue has suffered in this vernichtungsschlacht gegen Syrien.
Irish Exports Killed by The Syrian Arab Army include Alaa Ciymeh, Shamseddin Gaidan, Hudhaifa ElSayed, Hisham Habbash and Muthenna Abu Taubah, all of whom had Irish passports/roots. Eamonn Bradley, Mahdi/Mehdi al-Harati and Housam “Irish Dave” Najjair aka “The Dublin Sniper” are amongst those assets who have returned here. Though this hall of Irish shame includes at least one Nusra terrorist, one ISIS terrorist, one Army of Islam terrorist and four Liwa al-Umma terrorists, Harati’s Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance network bears especial mention.
The Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance murder gang has, with Turkey’s Grey Wolves and its other affiliates, been pivotally involved in summarily lynching sub-Saharan Africans in Libya, in trafficking Yezidi and Assyrian sex slaves in Syria and Iraq, in fencing precious artefacts throughout Europe and in all the other crimes that are the hall mark of the Syrian, Iraqi and Libyan “revolutionaries”. Dubliner Harati, its founder, together with his “Dublin Sniper” side kick, is one to be very wary of, not least because, as this link suggests, some Irish radicals, who logistically succour the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (who are now officially merging with the Ahrar ash-Sham murder gang), regard these sociopaths as broth-of-a-boy heroes.
13 January 2013: Harati’s Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance and allied groups murdered 82 architecture students from Aleppo University; some photos of those dead students are here as are photos of and comments on Damascus’ fantastic crop of current architecture students and staff. Two days after I left Homs at the time of the 2014 Presidential election, rebel suicide bombers deliberately targeted a kindergarten I visited, killing over 50 of its small charges. Outrages like these are a daily occurrence in Aleppo and other areas under siege by Harati’s Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance.
Irish archaeologists hand-wringing over Palmyra and Nimrud or Irish clerics offering cloistered prayers for orphaned Syriac children, gang-raped Armenian teenagers, kidnapped Greek Orthodox nuns or God-forsaken unfortunates drowning in the Mediterranean does not negate the deep concern that Irish criminal godfathers who regard these pre-school Syrian toddlers as legitimate targets fit only for extermination remain at large plotting more mayhem.


These architecture students (above) at Aleppo University were amongst a large group of their fellows the rebels murdered. Aleppo University has been a key target of the rebels and their Turkish sponsors, who wish to bring Syria to its knees. Turkey’s deliberate destruction and looting of Aleppo’s industrial zones has played into Erdogan’s expansionist aims as it opens the door for Turkish hegemony.

The students below are architecture students from Damascus University. When I visited the university in April 2015, I viewed their exhibition which explained how they intend to rebuild Syria. Although I have supervised literally hundreds of post-graduate theses and have a good few other relevant academic and practical achievements under my belt, I have never been as impressed as I was with those students and their mentors. Their plans were thoroughly thought out, structured and costed and they answered al lof my many questions with aplomb. Though the rebels may have murdered hundreds of Aleppo’s brightest, the students of Damascus seem determined to fill the boots of their fallen Aleppan colleagues. With Zenobias like them, we can save Syria.






Syrian Update

Progress is being made in Belfast and, the pending election notwithstanding, also in Dublin and the West of Ireland with a number of women and other groups coming on board. The considerable practical experience groups like CAIN, the various conflict studies centres, ecumenics centres and the human rights centres have accumulated over the last very many years will be of good practical benefit, over both the shorter and longer terms.

Dr Ahmad al Khaddour is here with fellow cardiologist Mr Joel Dunning giving a very informative albeit rather technical interview and, 13 minutes into this next video, he gives a less technical but equally informative one to George Galloway and Putri Gayatri Pertiwi. In the former interview, Mr Khaddour urges his fellow-surgeons to take the road to Damascus. “The Lawless Roads” must be trod by at least some of us if peace is ever to return to Syria. The delegation will be urging academic, political, medical, religious and community leaders to take that most famous of roads with us in December.

Prof. Seham al-Danon, who is a leading member of Syria’s Druze community, is the deputy dean of the Faculty of Arts at Damascus University, where she is also Professor of Regional Geography. Prof. al-Danon was very seriously injured in a targeted rebel assassination attempt in June 2013, which necessitated both of her legs to be amputated. Though not nearly as badly affected as Aleppo or Homs Universities, Damascus University nevertheless has had 60 students, 5 lecturers and 15 employees murdered as well as a further 200, including Prof al-Danon, very seriously injured. Prof. Al-Danon continues both with her academic administrative duties and still writes and speaks on the role of culture in combatting extremism and in building peace and reconciliation.

Prof. Maria Saadeh’s professional page makes plain she is the type of urbane high achiever we would all like to have in our Parliaments. Yet the rebels revile representative Syrians like her and Prof Danon, from their dress to their independence as modern women and their determination to shape the modern world rather than be literally shackled to a kitchen stove.

Prof. Khaled al Assaad, age 82, former Director of Antiquities & Museums for UNESCO’s jewel of Palmyra, author of over 20 scholarly tomes on Palmyra and honoured by numerous European academic societies, has now joined Syria’s long list of martyrs

Joseph Louis Lagrange, along with Euler, the greatest mathematician of the eighteenth century, lamented Laurent de Lavoisier’s murder with these words “It took them only an instant to cut off that head, but France (Syria in Prof Assaad’s case) may not produce another like it in a century.”

All Saints’ Day in Ireland: Our plans for 1 November include a major link-up to Syria where good people like Prof. Assaad continue to be martyred every day of the year. The pastoral needs of relevant minority religions on the island of Ireland, most of whom are based near Waterford, will also be accommodated then.

Lord Molyneaux at Belsen: was mentioned in the last email. Please click these links &, especially the second one of his account of the Catholic Mass he attended at Belsen. It is probably the most harrowing thing you will ever read in your life. Syria is not dissimilar. However, as he said regarding that Tridentine Mass, good eventually triumphs. But it will only triumph if people bite the bullet, stand up for what they profess and not leave it all to octogenarians like the late Prof. al Assaad and his good friend, Patriarch Gregorios Laham, who will be with us all in late October.