According to Reuters, the United States and Turkey signed an agreement on Thursday to train and equip Islamists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Turkey will provide an equal number of trainers to work alongside their American military counterparts, said an official at the U.S. military’s Central Command.
Reuters said that the agreement is “to train and equip Syrian moderates to fight the Islamic State.” Yet, the same Reuters report said, “Turkey hopes the training will also bolster the weakened and divided Syrian opposition in their war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”
It is highly doubtful that these “moderate” Islamists will fight the Islamic State (ISIS). In fact, according to WorldNetDaily, “moderate” Syrian rebels trained in 2012 by U.S. military instructors later joined the Islamic State.
WorldNetDaily was first to report the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in in Jordan 2012 and 2013. Again, the same Jordan will train similar Islamists.
Why use an alleged war against ISIS to expand training for Islamists who eventually join ISIS? Reuters said that Saudi Arabia also offered a site for such training. Saudi Arabia is notorious for its total ban on Christianity. In contrast, Syria, whose president the U.S., Turkey and Saudi Arabia want to overthrow, has been known for its tolerance for a Christian community that has existed in Syria for 2,000 years.
U.S.-supported Syrian rebels have been known for atrocities against Christians in Syria.
It seems that a bigger Republican presence in the U.S. Congress has increased pressure to support these “moderate” Islamists fighting Assad.
Even though Obama, the Republicans and the mainstream media insist on calling these Islamic rebels “moderate,” Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was forthright: “The term ‘moderate Islam’ is ugly and offensive — Islam is Islam.”
Actually, if the Syrian rebels were “moderate,” Saudi Arabia would never support them. William Murray, president of the Religious Freedom Coalition, said “the only way to stop the tide of Islamic terror in the Middle East and the world is to shut down the funding state of that terror, Saudi Arabia.”
Turkey would never train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. According to WorldNetDaily, Turkey backs ISIS to eliminate Assad. And Pat Buchanan, a former Reagan adviser, told in WorldNetDaily: “Depose Assad, welcome Muslim Brotherhood.”
Because of the extreme violence, rapes and slaughters against Syrian Christians by Syrian rebels, CBNNews said in a headline: “Syrian Christians: “Why Is America at War with Us””
You can ask on behalf of these Christians:
Why Is Obama at War with Syrian Christians?
Why Are Republicans at War with Syrian Christians?
If the U.S. were serious about a real war against ISIS, it would not be helping Turkey and Saudi Arabia to overthrow Assad, the only Islamic dictator in the Middle East who is fighting ISIS and protecting Christian minorities.
If the U.S. were serious about a real war against ISIS, it would be helping to overthrow Islamic dictatorships in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The U.S.-Turkey agreement to expand training of Islamists in Syria will only expand persecution against Christians.
What can you do? If you are an American Christian, you have a responsibility to speak up, because your tax money is being used to fund U.S. military trainers and their Islamist trainees against Syria. Because of these wicked policies, there is blood in the hands of American taxpayers. The Obama administration, with Republican assistance, makes your tax-money an accessory to the murder of Christians.
Contact right now your representative and senator and say: “I do not want my money shedding Christian blood in Syria! Please, stop it!”
Because this is an international crisis involving Syrian Christians and their families, international Christians can also help by contacting the members of U.S. Congress to condemn Turkey for its support for ISIS and Syrian rebels and condemn Saudi Arabia for its blatant anti-Christian ban.
You can contact the U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/
You can also contact the U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov/
The U.S. Congress should also be encouraged to praise the Syrian government for being the Muslim government that most protects Christian minorities in the Middle East.
If the U.S. wants to defeat ISIS, it should sign an agreement with Syria. If the U.S. wants nothing to do with Syria, it should do as President James Madison said, “To cherish peace and friendly intercourse with all nations having correspondent dispositions; to maintain sincere neutrality toward belligerent nations and to exclude foreign intrigues and foreign partialities.”
If it is hard for a Christian America to support Syria for the sake of persecuted Christians, it should be impossible for her to support Turkey or Saudi Arabia.
Turkey was responsible for the worst genocide against Christians in the 20th century.
Saudi Arabia has a total ban on Christianity.
America should have a total ban on agreements with both radical Islamic nations.
Portuguese version of this article: Turquia e EUA assinam acordo para treinar e equipar islamistas contra a Síria
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