Lightning Flashes in the Dark Night of War Propaganda

The war on Syria is a war against children, and men, and women.
It is a war against Christians, and Muslims, and civilization itself.
It is a war for terrorism and sectarianism and extremist ideologies.
It is a war for dictatorship, permanent war, and enduring poverty.
It is a war that seeks to destroy Syria as a functioning state, to balkanize, to loot, to plunder.

It is a war that empties Western treasuries, and impoverishes the aggressors, the countries that commit Supreme International War Crimes as policy.The West and its agencies that are perpetrating this holocaust are degrading themselves, and humanity. Silence and compliance from Western populations makes monsters of us all.

Rare glimpses of what is really happening on the ground in Syria are lightning flashes that tear apart the dark nights of Western war propaganda. Reverend Ashdown has been to Syria numerous times during the war, and he is eminently qualified to offer this assessment of the retrograde barbarity that we, in the West, support, beneath the lies of “humanitarianism”:

“Syria is home to the most diverse Christian presence in the Middle East. All five ‘families’ of the Christian Church, and the Antiochene Patriarchates of the Syriac Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox and Greek Melkite Churches are situated in the country, whose State Constitution guarantees freedom of religious expression and worship. These Christian communities have coexisted for centuries alongside diverse expressions of Islam to create a society noted for its cultural and religious plurality. Ever since the beginning of the current conflict, Christians, along with Muslims who do not follow the radicalised ideology of the jihadists whom western and gulf nations support, have been specifically targeted, with Christian villages being besieged, ethnically cleansed, and constantly attacked by the multiple ‘rebel’ groups. Nationally, it is estimated that the Christian population has been more than halved during the conflict, with all the remaining Christian population living in the safety of government-controlled areas where they live peacefully alongside other members of Syrian society, and where Christian and Muslim leaders stand side by side promoting tolerance, reconciliation and the provision of welfare for all affected by the conflict.”

Vanessa Beeley, too, has studied the war from inside Syria. In the interview below we witness the violent struggle of Syrian Christians who are defending themselves, and Christianity, from the vicious assaults of Western-supported terrorists.

Transcript by Rawan Mahmasa:

This time, the rockets that landed on this area were unusual and very destructive. We think they have used C4 or another prohibited explosive because this extent of destruction is not from a normal GRAD rocket. This is the result of the Gulf blood money and Erdogan’s policy, his treacherous policy. International mercenaries are targeting civilians in the steadfast of al-Skeilbiyyeh to drive us from this land. We send a message to the world that we are staying on this land no matter what they do, we will remain steadfast with the determination of the heroic Syrian Arab Army. Our people confirm this because they will stay in their homes neighbouring the international terrorism that is gathered the countryside of Idleb. We confirm that we always carry the candles of love and peace in one hand and the other hand is on the trigger, we will not leave this land. Look! There are children toys here, there are homes here, what else is here? Is there a military base here? Where is Europe about this? Why is the Vatican silent? They is the international community silent and the “humanitarian organizations”? would they accept this landing on their homes? We worked in Lebanon for 4 years, collecting pennies to build this house, for 4 years, is he a terrorist? Look at his face, is he a militant? What is he? Why are they targeting him? They are cowards. They made people homeless. Look, it was not a usual rocket that caused all this destruction. Here the rocket landed. This may collapse, don’t stand on it. This the level of destruction of one rocket, this is not a usual rocket. Look there. It has served a concrete  pillar, scraped the iron bars here, destroyed this house, destroyed that house, it has destroyed two neighborhoods-one rocket. These are unusual rockets, they have modified them with C4 fillers. The criminals of the world supported by Erdogan, by the American intelligence and by the Gulf blood money want to displace us from this land. We can ensure everyone that we are staying on this land with the determination of the heroic Syrian Arab Army, and the protection of the Virgin Mary. We are not going anywhere, with the determination of the heroes – our steadfast civilian people – they are showing all levels of steadfastness. We hope for unequivocal support for our civilians to maintain resistance and steadfastness on this Holy Land. We confirm the resistance and we will remain steadfast. We will not move from this land, no matter what they do. Here we are now. And the launching site is visible. There it is, Tall Othman. There it is ….. look at the destruction. International terrorism is gathered in Idleb….. we want a solution for this terrorism… it will transfer to Europe, to America and to the world. They (the terrorists) always send messages of forced displacement, murder-sectarian messages which we have never experienced before. Here, we are all Syrians. The city of Skeilbiyyeh houses 400 refugees, Syrians from Idleb, the northern villages, from the northwest countryside of Hama and from the countryside of Idleb. They came to the city of Skeilbiyyeh fleeing from the criminality of their sons from the terrorization of their sons, they sought refuge with us, and we embraced them. We provide for them, give them everything they need. Parents are forced to flee the terrorism of their sons, what should we say about those sons? The mother and father couldn’t endure the terrorization of their sons! Why are West and Europe supporting them? They are criminals, we must find a solution! That is the monastery….look where the rocket landed. Look at the monastery there, the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary look where the rocket landed. It’s visible, it landed on the wall … there. They targeted the churches, they targeted the markets, the market was completely destroyed. They targeted the children’s schools. Now you will see the footage, they had targeted 4 children’s schools. What is this? The city of Skeilbiyyeh has been targeted by 4000 rockets and shells until now… this is the protector, look, the photo of St. George is still in its place. The houses were full of children, and this is the patron saint of warriors crowned with victory- Saint George, in his place, steadfast, and we will stay like him. Thank you too… we always thank the independent journalist who speaks on a humanitarian level, our friend Vanessa Beeley. We convoy a message of love and appreciation to you in my name and in the names of the people of Skeilbiyyeh. We will not forget those who stood with nus in the most dangerous circumstances and through the darkest times. Your presence in this land that’s bordering international terrorism- coming from Paris, from France- strengthens the determination of all the soldiers and increases the steadfastness of the civilians when they see the humanity in your eyes, and your arrival in the land bordering terrorism we thank you in my name and in the name of the city… we confirm our resistance and steadfastness to everyone. We have every confidence that our voice will reach the whole world, with the terrorism that our city is exposed to, and the terrorism that civilians are exposed to. We have complete confidence in you and your presence in this land and we thank you again for standing with us whenever adversity intensifies. The late leader Hafez al-Assad said in his clear words, adversities reveal the metal of people and the more adversity intensifies, the more pure gold is revealed. We always see you with us on this land during dark times, and that is what strengthens us and relieves our people’s suffering. You are always welcome thank you Vanessa B