Los cristianos sirios consideran que una intervención sólo empeoraría la situación

Coat of arms of Syria -- the "Hawk of Qur...

Coat of arms of Syria — the “Hawk of Qureish” with shield of vertical tricolor of the national flag, holding a scroll with the words الجمهورية العربية السورية (Al-Jumhuriyah al-`Arabiyah as-Suriyah “The Syrian Arab Republic”). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christians may be no fans of the regime of President Bashar Assad, but they generally prefer it to what they see as the likely alternative — rising Islamic fundamentalism and Iraq-style chaos, in which religious minorities such as themselves would be among the primary victims.

“We heard a lot about democracy and freedom from the U.S. in Iraq, and we see now the results — how the country came to be destroyed,” said Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo in a recent interview. “The first to lose were the Christians of Iraq.”

“We must say that, what the U.S. did in Iraq, we don’t want repeated in Syria,” Audo said.

That stance has the strong backing of the Vatican, which has launched a full-court diplomatic press. Pope Francis designated Saturday as a day of prayer and fasting for peace, while Vatican diplomats requested that all ambassadors accredited to the Holy See attend a briefing on Syria  on Thursday.

Por cierto, antes de que alguien me nombre Libia como ejemplo de intervención humanitaria muy bien hecha, lean esto.

Al-Qaeda anuncia que se vengará de los cristianos si triunfa la revolución en Siria

English: Door in the Saint Thecla (Mar Takla) ...

English: Door in the Saint Thecla (Mar Takla) monastery, Ma’loula, Syria Français : Porte dans le monastère de Sainte-Thècle (Mar Takla), Maaloula, Syrie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While U.S. leaders continue pushing for war against the Syrian government, today “Al-Qaeda-linked rebels,”reports AP, “launched an assault on a regime-held Christian mountain village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday…  In the attack on the village of Maaloula, rebels commandeered a mountaintop hotel and nearby caves and shelled the community below, said a nun, speaking by phone from a convent in the village. She spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.”

Arabic news agency Al Hadath gives more information concerning this latest terror attack on Syria’s Christians, specifically how the al-Qaeda linked rebels “terrorized the Christians, threatening to be avenged on them after the triumph of the revolution.”

Más aquí.

Al-Qaradawi también quiere que se intervenga en Siria

English: Yusuf Al Qardawi at the Third Annual ...

English: Yusuf Al Qardawi at the Third Annual Doha Educational Conference in Doha in February 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Por supuesto, no lo dijo textualmente. Simplemente dijo “Dios prepara a aquellos que tomarán venganza por los muertos”.

A prominent Sunni Muslim cleric offered tacit support yesterday for any Western strike on Syria, suggesting foreign powers were God’s instrument for vengeance.

‘We wish we were able to take revenge for our brothers who have been killed … in their hundreds, but God prepares those who would take revenge for them,’ Egyptian-born Sheikh Youssef Al Qaradawi said in his weekly sermon from Doha, where he lives.

‘We ask God to punish them for what they have done. They deserve what is happening to them,’ Qaradawi said, referring to Bashar Al Assad’s forces, in a sermon broadcast on Qatar state television.

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