A delegation from the US Peace Council held a press conference and issued the above report at the UN on 9 August 2016.
They had spent six days meeting with Syrian government officials, President Assad himself, Union Leaders, opposition leaders and all manner of others, both religious and secular. The Syrian Government allowed them to meet whomsoever they wished.
“This is not a civil war in Syria. That’s probably the first thing we heard, and we heard it over and over again. It is not President Assad against his own people. It is President Assad and the Syrian people, all together, in unity, against outside forces, outside mercenary forces, terror organisations.
The names change everyday or every other day, to try to protect their identity, and maybe keep the connection between the country that funded it and that group, kind of a little bit more nebulous, but there are groups, mercenary forces, supported by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States, and underneath it, Israel, the state of Israel.
And these outside mercenary forces are the ones that are terrorising the Syrian people, and are attempting to divide the Syrian people.”
“We saw villages, that are basically Christian villages, that have been besieged by the terrorists, but have now been liberated. And the damage done to a shrine in the village called Maaloula, which is a village where they still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. And the attacks on the Christian population...
There are two things I want to mention, finally, that we feel are really important… One is…That while the United States would like to divide the Syrians up, by religion or within a religion — by the different beliefs within that religion. There wasn’t a Syrian we talked to who would accept that.
We spoke to the Grand Mufti, and he said, ‘People ask me how many Muslims there are in Syria?’and his response is always 23 million. That’s is the population of Syria. And when we talk to the bishop of one of the Orthodox Churches, he answered the same thing, the number of Christians is 23 million.
We will not allow ourselves to be divided up the way the United States has divided up the people of Iraq, or Libya, or Afghanistan, or so many other countries. We won’t allow that. And that unity, I believe, has lead to the ability of the Syrians to withstand an invasion by the most powerful country in the world, and its most powerful allies in Europe, its most powerful allies in the Middle East, with what is a vicious attack on the Syrian people.
The second is the sanctions. I have to admit that I did not know (before I went) that the United States has imposed sanctions on Syria in a way that’s similar to the sanctions that the United States imposed on Iraq in the 1990s, in order to weaken that country and that government, that the United States admits killed 500,000 children in Iraq, during the 1990s sanctions.”
In the Middle East, in the Ukraine, the bought slaughterer wreaks havoc. In the West, those who escape the slaughter are imported to wreak whatever vengeful havoc they may upon our soft, unprepared and, often, unsuspecting populations.
It's not rocket science, folks. It's all out there right in front of us, all the time.
Hopefully things will change when Trump, a political outsider, takes power.
Keep your fingers crossed.