Good News for Christians on the Nineveh Plain October 27, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, Glory, horror, martyrdom, persecution, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
A couple of videos showing Christians – probably Orthodox – retaking some churches and returning home. The devastation of their communities has been extensive. The churches were ransacked and looted. Religious art was deliberately destroyed by the satan-worshipping monsters of ISIS. To a very large extent, however, the United States created this situation, first by invading precipitously, then by committing insufficient forces to pacify the country, then allowing a counterinsurgency to drag out, building hatreds and attracting jihadists from all over, and then by evacuating the country prematurely under Obama’s campaign pledge. Obama and his administration were even more directly complicit in the formation of ISIS by arming rebels against the Assad regime. Thus the entire situation can really be laid at our government’s feet.
A 360 view of the devastation, including the hateful sign of nun, for Nazarene, the islamists applied to everything Christian, so it could be identified for ransacking:
Poor Christians. Assyrian Orthodox, I would guess. Even after ISIS is driven out, it’s not going to be beer and skittles for them. I don’t think the Shia-dominated Iraqi army is going to be overly friendly. It seemed secular strong men – Hussein, Mubarak, Assad – were really the best friends Christians in the Mideast could have. Popular government there quickly leads to venting of ancient hatreds.