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.
- Foreign military action in Syria could lead to a world war, Aleppo bishop warns (examiner.com)
- After Two Days on the Hill, the Administration Still has yet to Convince Me that an Attack on Syria is Necessary (thegovern.com)
- Syria strike would be catastrophe: Iraq Chaldean leader (dailystar.com.lb)
- Syrian bishop warns intervention could spark ‘world war’ (dailystar.com.lb)
- Pope asks for big turnout at Syria peace prayer (dailystar.com.lb)
- Pope asks for big turnout at Syria peace prayer (dailynewsegypt.com)
- This Is Not Iraq: This Is Syri…us (huffingtonpost.com)
- Intervención en Siria: ¿qué consecuencias tendrá para Líbano? (sanacritica.wordpress.com)
- Cattolichessimo, guerra e pace.Perché non possiamo dirci pacifisti (campariedemaistre.com)