Previous and Longer version of this email: www.taigs.com
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. http://www.acnuk.org/events.php 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 http://tinyurl.com/SyriaDave
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: www.taigs.com
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 https://youtu.be/UpZuEmKwNjM 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 www.taigs.com 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 http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/05/eight-problems-with-amnestys-report-on-aleppo-syria/ 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.