Syrien: Wie ein weiteres westliches Kriegsverbrechen begangen wird

Syrien: Wie ein weiteres westliches Kriegsverbrechen begangen wird


Die Kriegsverbrecher in Washington und anderen westlichen Hauptstädten sind entschlossen, ihre Lüge beizubehalten, dass die syrische Regierung chemische Waffen eingesetzt habe. Nach dem gescheiterten Bemühungen, die UN-Inspektoren für chemische Waffen in Syrien einzuschüchtern, hat Washington nun gefordert, dass UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon die Chemiewaffen-Inspektoren zurückrufe, bevor sie die Beweise beurteilen und ihren Bericht verfassen können. Der UN-Generalsekretär widerstand den Washingtoner Kriegsverbrechern und lehnte ihre Forderung ab. Jedoch, wie beim Irak, ist die Entscheidung Washingtons militärische Aggression zu entfachen auch im Falle Syriens nicht auf Tatsachen basiert. http://rt.com/op-edge/syria-un-war-investigation-006/Das Gesicht, daß der Westen der Welt präsentiert ist das des unverfrorenen Lügners.

Washington und seine britischen und französischen Marionettenregierungen sind bereit, noch einmal ihre Kriminalität zu verraten. Das Bild des Westens als Kriegsverbrecher ist kein Propaganda-Bild, das durch die Feinde des Westens geschaffen wurde, sondern das Porträt, das der Westen von sich selbst gemalt.

Die britische Zeitung ‚The Independent’ berichtete, dass über das vergangene Wochenende Obama, Cameron und Hollande vereinbarten, Marschflugkörper-Angriffe gegen die syrische Regierung innerhalb von zwei Wochen zu starten, trotz des Fehlens einer Genehmigung durch die UNO und trotz des Fehlens jeglicher Beweise der Behauptungen von Washington, dass die syrische Regierung chemische Waffen gegen die Washington-unterstützten “Rebellen” verwendete – wobei diese ‚Rebellen’ weitgehend US-unterstützte externe Kräfte sind, die versuchen, die syrische Regierung zu stürzen.

Tatsächlich ist ein Grund für die Eile, einen neuen Krieb vom Zaume zu brechen, die UNO Inspektion zu verhindern, von der Washington weiß, daß sie ihre Behauptungen widerlegen würden, daß die Regierung Giftgas eingesetzt habe. Der Inspektionsbericht könnte eventuell sogar Washington eines Angriffs unter falscher Flagge überführen in Form der angeblichen “Rebellen”, die eine große Anzahl von Kindern in einem Bereich versammelte, um sie durch chemische Waffen zu ermorden, wobei die Schuld der syrische Regierung in die Schuhe gesteckt werden sollte.

Ein weiterer Grund für die Eile, den Krieg zu beginnen ist, dass Cameron, der britische Premierminister, in den Krieg gehen möchte, bevor das britische Parlament ihm untersagen könnte, Deckung für Obamas Kriegsverbrechen zu liefern, so wie bereits Tony Blair Deckung für George W. Bush besorgte, wofür Blair gebührend belohnt wurde. Was mag Cameron Leben in Syrien kümmern, wenn er sein Amt mit der Aussicht auf ein 50-Millionen Dollar Vermögen verlassen kann.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-un-weapons-inspectors-attacked-as-they-try-to-enter-poison-gas-attack-site-8784435.html 

Die syrische Regierung, wohl wissend, dass sie nicht verantwortlich für die Verwendung chemischer Waffen ist, hat beschlossen, sich einer UNO Inspektion durch Waffeninspektoren zu unterwerfen. Allerdings hat Washington erklärte, dass es “zu spät” für die UN-Inspektoren sei und dass Washington die eigennützigen Behauptungen der al-Qaida verbundenen “Rebellen” Glauben schenkt, welche behaupten, dass die syrische Regierung Zivilisten mit chemischen Waffen angegriffen habe. Siehe auch http://news.antiwar.com/2013/08/25/syria-accepts-un-inspectors-us-spurns-call-as-too-late/
Beim Versuch, die UNO-Inspekteure am Tatort von ihrer Arbeit abzuhalten, wurden auf die Inspekteure von Scharfschützen gefeuert und sie gezwungen, sich zurückzuziehen, obwohl ein späterer Bericht von RT sagte, die Inspekteure haben sich wieder an ihrem Untersuchungsort eingefunden. http://rt.com/news/un-chemical-oservers-shot-000/

Die korrupte britische Regierung hat erklärt, dass Syrien ohne UNO Genehmigung angegriffen werden könne, ebenso wie Serbien und Libyen militärisch ohne Genehmigung der UNO angegriffen wurden. Mit anderen Worten, die westlichen Demokratien haben bereits Präzedenzfälle für die Verletzung internationalen Rechts geschaffen: “Internationales Recht? Wir brauchen kein stinkendes Völkerrecht.“ Der Westen kennt nur eine Regel: Macht ist Recht. Solange der Westen die Macht hat, hat der Westen recht.

Der Autor
Prof. Dr. Roberts hat Berufungen an der Virginia Tech, Tulane University, University of New Mexico, Stanford University gehalten, wo er Senior Research Fellow in der Hoover Institution, George Mason University, wo er eine gemeinsame Berufung als Professor für Ökonomie und Professor für Betriebswirtschaftslehre war und Georgetown University, wo er den William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy im Zentrum für Strategische und Internationale Studien.

Er hat zahlreiche Kapitel zu Büchern beigetragen und veröffentlichte zahlreiche Artikel in Zeitschriften der Wissenschaft, einschließlich des Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethik, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Cardoza Law Review, Rivista de Politische Economica und Zeitschrift für Wirtschafspolitik. Er hat Einträge in der McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics und der New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance.
Er hat Kommentare in den folgenden Zeitungen oder Zeitschriften veröffentlicht: The Public Interest, The National Interest, Policy Review, National Review, The Independent Review, Harpers, die New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune London Times, die Financial Times, TLS , The Spectator, The International Economy, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Befreiung, und die Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Er hat vor Ausschüssen des Kongresses als Experte zu 30 Anlässen bezeugt.
Prof. Dr. Roberts war Mitherausgeber und Kolumnist des Wall Street Journal und Kolumnist für Business Week und dem Scripps Howard News Service. Er war ein national Kolumnist für Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles. Im Jahr 1992 erhielt er den Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 wurde die Forbes Media Guide ordnete ihn als einer der besten sieben Journalisten in den Vereinigten Staaten.

Präsident Reagan ernannte Prof. Dr. Roberts Assistant Secretary of the Treasury für Wirtschaftspolitik und er wurde in seinem Amt vom US-Senat bestätigt. Von 1975 bis 1978 war Dr. Roberts auf der Kongress-Mitarbeiter, wo er den Kemp-Roth Gesetzentwurf erarbeitet und spielte eine führende Rolle bei der Entwicklung parteiübergreifender Unterstützung für eine angebotsorientierte Wirtschaftspolitik. Nach dem Verlassen des Treasury diente er als Berater für das US Department of Defense und dem US Department of Commerce.

Prof. Dr. Roberts wurde das Treasury Department Meritorious Service Award verliehen für “seine herausragenden Beiträge zur Formulierung der Vereinigten Staaten Wirtschaftspolitik.” In 1987 erkannte ihn die französische Regierung als den “Handwerker der Erneuerung in Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Politik nach einem halben Jahrhundert der staatlichen Interventionismus” an und nahm ihn in die Ehrenlegion auf.

Syria: Another Western War Crime In The Making — Paul Craig Roberts

 http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

 

The war criminals in Washington and other Western capitals are determined to maintain their lie that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. Having failed in efforts to intimidate the UN chemical inspectors in Syria, Washington has demanded that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon withdraw the chemical weapons inspectors before they can assess the evidence and make their report. The UN Secretary General stood up to the Washington war criminals and rejected their demand. However, as with Iraq, Washington’s decision to commit aggression against Syria is not based on any facts. http://rt.com/op-edge/syria-un-war-investigation-006/ 

The US and UK governments have revealed none of the “conclusive evidence” they claim to have that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. Listening to their voices, observing their body language, and looking into their eyes, it is completely obvious that John Kerry and his British and German puppets are lying through their teeth. This is a far more shameful situation than the massive lies that former Secretary of State Colin Powell told the UN about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Colin Powell claims that he was deceived by the White House and did not know that he was lying. Kerry and the British, French, and German puppets know full well that they are lying. 

The face that the West presents to the world is the brazen face of a liar.

Washington and its British and French puppet governments are poised to yet again reveal their criminality. The image of the West as War Criminal is not a propaganda image created by the West’s enemies, but the portrait that the West has painted of itself.

The UK Independent reports that over this past week-end Obama, Cameron, and Hollande agreed to launch cruise missile attacks against the Syrian government within two weeks despite the lack of any authorization from the UN and despite the absence of any evidence in behalf of Washington’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the Washington-backed “rebels”, largely US supported external forces, seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.

Indeed, one reason for the rush to war is to prevent the UN inspection that Washington knows would disprove its claim and possibly implicate Washington in the false flag attack by the “rebels,” who assembled a large number of children into one area to be chemically murdered with the blame pinned by Washington on the Syrian government.

Another reason for the rush to war is that Cameron, the UK prime minister, wants to get the war going before the British parliament can block him for providing cover for Obama’s war crimes the way that Tony Blair provided cover for George W. Bush, for which Blair was duly rewarded. What does Cameron care about Syrian lives when he can leave office into the waiting arms of a $50 million fortune.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-un-weapons-inspectors-attacked-as-they-try-to-enter-poison-gas-attack-site-8784435.html 

The Syrian government, knowing that it is not responsible for the chemical weapons incident, has agreed for the UN to send in chemical inspectors to determine the substance used and the method of delivery. However, Washington has declared that it is “too late” for UN inspectors and that Washington accepts the self-serving claim of the al Qaeda affiliated “rebels” that the Syrian government attacked civilians with chemical weapons.http://news.antiwar.com/2013/08/25/obama-administration-accepts-rebels-account-on-syria-prepares-for-war/ See also http://news.antiwar.com/2013/08/25/syria-accepts-un-inspectors-us-spurns-call-as-too-late/

In an attempt to prevent the UN chemical inspectors who arrived on the scene from doing their work, the inspectors were fired upon by snipers in “rebel” held territory and forced off site, although a later report from RT says the inspectors have returned to the site to conduct their inspection. http://rt.com/news/un-chemical-oservers-shot-000/

The corrupt British government has declared that Syria can be attacked without UN authorization, just as Serbia and Libya were militarily attacked without UN authorization. In other words, the Western democracies have already established precedents for violating international law. “International law? We don’t need no stinking international law!” The West knows only one rule: Might is Right. As long as the West has the Might, the West has the Right.

In a response to the news report that the US, UK, and France are preparing to attack Syria, the Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov, said that such unilateral action is a “severe violation of international law,” and that the violation was not only a legal one but also an ethical and moral violation. Lavrov referred to the lies and deception used by the West to justify its grave violations of international law in military attacks on Serbia, Iraq, and Libya and how the US government used preemptive moves to undermine every hope for peaceful settlements in Iraq, Libya, and Syria.
Once again Washington has preempted any hope of peaceful settlement. By announcing the forthcoming attack, the US destroyed any incentive for the “rebels” to participate in the peace talks with the Syrian government. On the verge of these talks taking place, the “rebels” now have no incentive to participate as the West’s military is coming to their aid.

In his press conference Lavrov spoke of how the ruling parties in the US, UK, and France stir up emotions among poorly informed people that, once aroused, have to be satisfied by war. This, of course, is the way the US manipulated the public in order to attack Afghanistan and Iraq. But the American public is tired of the wars, the goal of which is never made clear, and has grown suspicious of the government’s justifications for more wars.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that “Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria’s government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed.” http://news.yahoo.com/syria-war-escalates-americans-cool-u-intervention-reuters-003146054.html However, Obama could not care less that only 9 percent of the public supports his warmongering. As former president Jimmy Carter recently stated, “America has no functioning democracy.”http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/ It has a police state in which the executive branch has placed itself above all law and the Constitution.

This police state is now going to commit yet another Nazi-style war crime of unprovoked aggression. At Nuremberg the Nazis were sentenced to death for precisely the identical actions being committed by Obama, Cameron, and Hollande. The West is banking on might, not right, to keep it out of the criminal dock.

The US, UK, and French governments have not explained why it matters whether people in the wars initiated by the West are killed by explosives made of depleted uranium or with chemical agents or any other weapon. It was obvious from the beginning that Obama was setting up the Syrian government for attack. Obama demonized chemical weapons–but not nuclear “bunker busters” that the US might use on Iran. Then Obama drew a red line, saying that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrians was such a great crime that the West would be obliged to attack Syria. Washington’s UK puppets, William Hague and Cameron, have just repeated this nonsensical claim.http://rt.com/news/uk-response-without-un-backing-979/ The final step in the frame-up was to orchestrate a chemical incident and blame the Syrian government.

What is the West’s real agenda? This is the unasked and unanswered question. Clearly, the US, UK, and French governments, which have displayed continuously their support for dictatorial regimes that serve their purposes, are not the least disturbed by dictatorships. They brand Assad a dictator as a means of demonizing him for the ill-informed Western masses. But Washington, UK, and France support any number of dictatorial regimes, such as the ones in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and now the military dictatorship in Egypt that is ruthlessly killing Egyptians without any Western government speaking of invading Egypt for “killing its own people.”

Clearly also, the forthcoming Western attack on Syria has nothing whatsoever to do with bringing “freedom and democracy” to Syria any more than freedom and democracy were reasons for the attacks on Iraq and Libya, neither of which gained any “freedom and democracy.”

The Western attack on Syria is unrelated to human rights, justice or any of the high sounding causes with which the West cloaks its criminality.

The Western media, and least of all the American presstitutes, never ask Obama, Cameron, or Hollande what the real agenda is. It is difficult to believe than any reporter is sufficiently stupid or gullible to believe that the agenda is bringing “freedom and democracy” to Syria or punishing Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons against murderous thugs trying to overthrow the Syrian government.

Of course, the question wouldn’t be answered if asked. But the act of asking it would help make the public aware that more is afoot than meets the eye. Originally, the excuse for Washington’s wars was to keep Americans safe from terrorists. Now Washington is endeavoring to turn Syria over to jihad terrorists by helping them to overthrow the secular, non-terrorist Assad government. What is the agenda behind Washington’s support of terrorism?

Perhaps the purpose of the wars is to radicalize Muslims and, thereby, destabilize Russia and even China. Russia has large populations of Muslims and is bordered by Muslim countries. Even China has some Muslim population. As radicalization spreads strife into the only two countries capable of being an obstacle to Washington’s world hegemony, Western media propaganda and the large number of US financed NGOs, posing as “human rights” organizations, can be counted on by Washington to demonize the Russian and Chinese governments for harsh measures against “rebels.”

Another advantage of the radicalization of Muslims is that it leaves former Muslim countries in long-term turmoil or civil wars, as is currently the case in Iraq and Libya, thus removing any organized state power from obstructing Israeli purposes.

Secretary of State John Kerry is working the phones using bribes and threats to build acceptance, if not support, for Washington’s war crime-in-the-making against Syria.

Washington is driving the world closer to nuclear war than it ever was even in the most dangerous periods of the Cold War. When Washington finishes with Syria, the next target is Iran. Russia and China will no longer be able to fool themselves that there is any system of international law or restraint on Western criminality. Western aggression is already forcing both countries to develop their strategic nuclear forces and to curtail the Western-financed NGOs that pose as “human rights organizations,” but in reality comprise a fifth column that Washington can use to destroy the legitimacy of the Russian and Chinese governments.

Russia and China have been extremely careless in their dealings with the United States. Essentially, the Russian political opposition is financed by Washington. Even the Chinese government is being undermined. When a US corporation opens a company in China, it creates a Chinese board on which are put relatives of the local political authorities. These boards create a conduit for payments that influence the decisions and loyalties of local and regional party members. The US has penetrated Chinese universities and intellectual attitudes. The Rockefeller University is active in China as is Rockefeller philanthropy. Dissenting voices are being created that are arrayed against the Chinese government. Demands for “liberalization” can resurrect regional and ethnic differences and undermine the cohesiveness of the national government.

Once Russia and China realize that they are riven with American fifth columns, isolated diplomatically, and outgunned militarily, nuclear weapons become the only guarantor of their sovereignty. This suggests that nuclear war is likely to terminate humanity well before humanity succumbs to global warming or rising national debts.

 

Dr. Roberts has held academic appointments at Virginia Tech, Tulane University, University of New Mexico, Stanford University where he was Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, George Mason University where he had a joint appointment as professor of economics and professor of business administration, and Georgetown University where he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He has contributed chapters to numerous books and has published many articles in journals of scholarship, including the Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law and Economics, Studies in Banking and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Public Choice, Classica et Mediaevalia, Ethics, Slavic Review, Soviet Studies, Cardoza Law Review, Rivista de Political Economica, and Zeitschrift fur Wirtschafspolitik. He has entries in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance.

He has contributed to Commentary, The Public Interest, The National Interest, Policy Review, National Review, The Independent Review, Harper’s, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, London Times, The Financial Times, TLS, The Spectator, The International Economy, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Figaro, Liberation, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. He has testified before committees of Congress on 30 occasions.

Journalism

Dr. Roberts was associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He was a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

Public Service

President Reagan appointed Dr. Roberts Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and he was confirmed in office by the U.S. Senate. From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy. After leaving the Treasury, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Honors

Dr. Roberts was awarded the Treasury Department’s Meritorious Service Award for “his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy.”

In 1987 the French government recognized him as “the artisan of a renewal in economic science and policy after half a century of state interventionism” and inducted him into the Legion of Hon

Irish Support Muslim Brotherhood

As Ireland is in the forefront of Al Nusra in Syria, so also are they supporting the Muslim Brotherhood church cross burners. As the Muslim Brotherhood criminals lay waste to Coptic churches, all the state controlled Irish media can do is whinge that four of their number were arrested in the mosque the Muslim Brotherhood occupied. RTE had a sister of the four trouble makers on, praising the Muslim Brotherhood church burners and blaming everyone but the Muslim Brotherhood for the crimes.

An earlier RTE report  claimed there were fears for the four Irish passport carrying trouble makers arrested. The only fears are from professional politicians who court them and from their father,

 

Four Irish passport holders arrested at the centre of Muslim Brotherhood activity in Cairo

Their father is Imam Sheikh Hussein Halawa who runs the Clonskeagh mosque with which most of the Irish passport holders killed in Syria were connected.

The report states: The siblings were among thousands who took took to the streets on Friday for what they believed would be a peaceful protest against the military. After violent clashes, they sought sanctuary in the mosque. The sisters and their were in their parents’ native Egypt with their mother for summer holidays while their father remained at home in Ireland. Sheikh Hussein Halawa moved to Dublin with his family 18 years ago.

So they just happened to go into the mosque where the hardliners were holed up.

Holiday makers are supposed to stay away form trouble spots but these characters went lemming like to it. And the Irish are supposed to take up the cudgels for them rather than the Copts and Shias who are being lynched by the Muslim Brotherhood who shared the mosque with these innocents at large.

Indian women object to rape gangs

Indian women are mounting pickets to protest against the national penchant for gang rape in that nation of sickos. ucknow, India (CNN) — In a dusty, run-down neighborhood on the outskirts of Lucknow, the capital of one of India’s poorest and most conservative states, Uttar Pradesh, a vigilante group is making a name for itself.

But these are no ordinary vigilantes.

They’re girls — mainly teenagers — who patrol their local streets protecting women and girls from sexual harassment. In their matching black and red black salwar kameez — the traditional garb worn by women across South Asia — they target offending males who have over-stepped the mark.

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The punishment? Humiliation, sometimes worse.

Their motivation is painfully clear. Every single girl in the so-called “Red Brigade” has been a victim of sexual assault — some have even been raped by their own family members, they say.

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In most cases, the crimes have gone unpunished and the victim left to suffer the trauma in silent shame. These girls have been forced to act, they say, because no one else will.

 

Syrian Salafist Scum Behead another Sunni Scholar

Syrian Salafist Scum Behead another Sunni Scholar Press TV reports that the CIA’s Arab Legion have lopped off the head of another moderate Sunni cleric. This on a day when the fate of Fr Paolo, the discredited Jesuit priest, who stupidly handed himself over the head choppers, continues to make waves with even the Pope being dragged in.

According to Syria’s Al-Ikhbariya TV, the militants, who are said to be members of the terrorist group al-Nusra Front, beheaded Seifeddine and hanged his head on the minaret of Al-Hassan Mosque, where he used to lead the prayers.

 

Next for Chopping: The West’s allies bring forward another Syrian cleric to chop him up Lee Rigby style.

Killed on Saudi Arabia’s say so

Al Jazeera stalwart Qaradawi ordered this hit,.

 

Syrian Clerics Exterminated by the Rebel Riff Raff

 

Quasayr Monastery: Normal Service Restored

Syrian soldiers liberate Qusayr

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English Translation All of the main monotheistic religions have strong, deep and very long roots in Syria. Different religions have lived together in peace and harmony in Syria for more than 7,000 years, for almost all of recorded history. However the oppressive, obscurantist Takfiri ideology which the Al-Nusra Front uses as a cover for its terrorist acts against the Syrian people and the Syrian way of life has no respect for our ways. The monastery of Deir Mar Elias is another sad example of their terrorist crimes against Syria.

Their crimes against this monastery are not their first such outrage; nor, unfortunately will it be their last. These savages still have not fully whetted their lust for ignorance, which they satiate by desecrating the Syrian people’s symbols of light, faith and knowledge. The foreign Takfiri mercenaries have violated and destroyed both Islamic and Christian sanctuaries and shrines in equal measure. Their evil, nihilistic handiwork can be seen from the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo to the Maronite Church, in the shrines of Sayyeda Zainab and Hujr ibn Adi, in St. Mary Church of the Holy Belt, in Deir Mar Elias and in very many other holy places that had stood unmolested for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years.

The prophet of Mar Elias is one of the prophets of the Old Testament. He lived around 800 BC at the time of King Ahab, who married Jezebel who worshipped idols. Both Jezebel and King Ahab went to Palestine and stopped the people worshipping God and made them submit to their own false idols instead. Then the Prophet Elijah, also known as Mar Elias, propounded faith in God Almighty. He killed the priests of the idols and persuaded the people to stop worshipping Jezebel’s false idols and to again worship God Almighty.

He is Mar Elias or Elijah, whose name means that Allah is God; he came to the world to preach in the name of God at a time where there was harsh sedition.

Mar Elias then fled to Syria and prayed in this shrine, the shrine of Mar Elias in Jousa. That’s why this place is named after him. He bestowed on this monastery the icon of Mar Elias. Muslims and Christians pray side by side here and seek intercession with this great Prophet. The Psalter speaks of the Prophet Elijah as does Jesus Christ in the New Testament  as does the Holy Quran, which likewise declares that Elias was a prophet.

Deir Mar Elias is situated in the village of Jousa in Al-Qusayr, Homs. The foreign-led jihadists did untold damage here before the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate it.

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The monastery’s simple rooms were originally built from clay. Later, the Church came and built the visitors’ rooms. We now have about 40 rooms to receive visitors free of charge and we also have the administration building and the orphans’ shelter. This is what the church has established as a modern covenant. We build the new but preserve the old; this room is the oldest part of the monastery.

Syria’s beleagured Christians pray for deliverance from the head hacking priest killing, child raping, Saudi sponsored foreign rebels.

We would traditionally celebrate the festival of Mar Elias, with more than 50 000 pilgrims coming to this monastery from all over Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and the entire region buzz with the joys of life when the pilgrims gathered here during the summer months. However, when the foreign insurgents captured the area, we had to flee to a safe place. They entered this monastery and, as you can see, they destroyed everything and looted the monastery as well. They burnt the shrine, they broke the Baptismal font, and they broke the altar which we used to pray on. It is as if with this terrible act they wanted to kill the soul of love, the soul of prayer, the soul of forgiveness which is present in this shrine.

I am sure that whoever committed this terrible act on this monastery or on the other churches or mosques, that they are people from outside of Syria. They hold a Takfiri ideology that lusts to kill Syria’s code of tolerance, togetherness and mutual love and respect.  They wanted to uproot, kill and replace our ancient and deep held Syrian culture, they wanted to turn Syria into another Afghanistan, and they wanted to poison us with their sectarian bile which was never our way and which we never desired nor asked for. Muslims and Christians have been together here for all of history, we share our happiness, our sadness, our prayers, and all our other experiences, hopes and joys. Unfortunately they wanted to rip apart this body, this Syrian texture, the social fabric of Syrian life we all hold dear.

No matter what you ruined, no matter what you destroyed, you won’t be able to destroy Syria’s indomitable will. We will rebuild and repair the stones you wrecked. As for our souls, our love, our living, you will never be able to destroy it. With the rocket they ruined our entry, with the bomb they burnt our shrine, but they weren’t able to so much as scorch the love that dwells within us. We’ll paint the shrine again, we’ll build, we’ll bring stones that are better and even more beautiful than what was here before and the monastery will again brim with visitors and pilgrims from all religions. I turn to all of you that pray to Mar Elias and I say to the foreign Tafkiri that Deir Mar Elias, despite the wanton damage, will again be open to visitors and pilgrims and, hand in hand, Muslims and Christians will rebuild this monastery and make it a centre for tolerance and mutual living, a centre of life and  a testament to love.  

As for me, I rejoice that our monastery has been rescued from these vandals and I believe that Syria’s Muslims will soon call here to give thanks to Mar Elias when this terrorism and destruction ends  and they will rejoice and, for now, that they will pray alongside all of Syria’s people for the end of terrorism and the strength and fortitude to endure until this monastery and all of Syria can again return to its motif of tolerance and mutual respect, which is the precious pulse and heart beat of the very soul of our dear land of Syria.

Liberators on a tractor ensure mass to be said for the first time in over a year as the gang rapists flee.