In a letter to Israel-Firster John Kerry, American Catholic Bishops and European Catholic leaders have warned that a US-led military attack on Syria would lead to an escalation of hostilities.
The letter, signed by the committee chairman, Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, called on the US to work with other governments to pursue negotiations and a cease-fire.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese laeders have insisted that there would never be a peaceful solution to the Syrian bloodshed without Tehran being on the negotiation table. Both the US and Israel have rejected Putin’s proposal.
“Were previous weapons programs successful in this region, and did the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan bring peace? What good can bombs do in a country already bleeding from a thousand wounds?”, Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn wrote in a column in Austria’s Heute daily last week.
Even Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, a Crypto-Jew, voiced his opposition to war on Syria in his speech at the British House of Common.
Syrian-born Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Gregory III Laham told the US-based Catholic News Service that military intervention “would be a tragedy, a tragedy, a tragedy – for the whole country and the whole Middle East.”
Last week, Syrian Chaldean Catholic bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, warned on Vatican Radio: “If there is an armed intervention, that would mean, I believe, a world war. That risk has returned.”
Francis I, the Kosher Pope, during a meeting with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, also rejected Barack Obama’s bullying Bashar al-Assad.
The Vatican said in a statement that during the talks it was reaffirmed that “the path of dialogue and negotiation between all the components of Syrian society, with the support of the international community, is the only option to put end to the conflict and violence that every day cause the loss of so many lives, especially among the civilian population.”
In 1999, King Abdullah II, born to a British-mother, replaced his uncle Prince Hassan bin Talal, Crown Prince for over three decades, a Washington choice. Prince Hassan’s downfall came as result of his accusing Israel for not interested in having peace with Palestinians. I think, he could have made the “Biblical Sin” under the influence of his Pakistan-born wife, Princess Sarwat. Jordan and Egypt are Israel’s only two Arab neighbors which have peace treaty with the Zionist entity in return for annual American bribe of $350 million (Jordan) and $1.3 billion (Egypt).
The US-born Canadian war reporter and author, Eric Margolis, posted the following on his blog on August 31, 2013.
Let’s face some hard facts about the vicious conflict in Syria.
If the US directly attacks Syria, the real cause will not be the recent chemical attacks. What are 300 or so dead in a 2-year old war fuelled by the western powers that has so far killed over 100,000?
The Syrian conflict is a proxy war being waged against Iran by the United States, conservative Arab oil producers, and three former Mideast colonial powers, Britain, France and Turkey who are seeking to restore their domination in the region. Israel, hoping to isolate Hezbollah and cement its annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights, cheers from the sidelines. Syria and Hezbollah are Iran’s only Arab friends.
Washington’s Syrian misadventure threatens to put the US on a very perilous collision course with Russia, Syria’s close ally. So far, Russia has sought a diplomatic solution, but it’s most unwise to push tough Vladimir Putin too hard. Syria is as close to Russia as northern Mexico is to the United States.