"Oh, and Happy Easter "

 In the global village of today, we all are living in the same big house! In Syria, this tiny , geographically speaking, land is indeed perfumed with civilization, history, amity and fraternity. Syria's Celebration of today's Easter is filled with bitter-sweet   feelings. The bitterness is in part the result of Syrians long suffering from Al-Qaeda Wahabbi affiliates, backed by some Western countries, US and Gulf puppets!

Sweetness is once Syrians have such a US peace-activist, Janice Kortkamp, along with scores of distinguished persons from around the globe, touring Syria. The writings and memories of my close friend, Janice, is indeed a sigh of relief for many Syrians as the beautiful ringing  of Churches sinking deeply into the depth of our soul and conscience.

The Syriatimes Online takes pride in publishing some of Janice Kortkamp personal reflections registered on her facebook page:

  Ma'aloula, Syria

A dear, humble man with the most beautiful smile sang the Lord's Prayer for us in Aramaic on Good Friday.

Ma'aloula has been a Christian village since there were such things.

But it was almost gone.

America's "moderate rebels" of the Free Syrian Army attacked it with a vengeance alongside Al Qaeda...as they always do.

Our "moderates" executed many who would not convert to their fake, twisted, violent, completely intolerant version of "Islam".

The local men who had formed a militia to protect their homes were able to hold off the terrorists with the help of Hezbollah fighters until they could get almost all of the women and children out via ancient sewer tunnels.

Then US "moderate" terrorists ransacked the place, looted and vandalized the the homes, businesses, churches, and orphanage.

They stole the priceless, ancient, unique icons and sold them to Israel, Europe, and Gulf countries.

After six months the Syrian armed forces and allies finalized the liberation out of Ma'aloula. So many Muslims died defending that Christian village that is held precious by Syrians of all faiths and people groups.

When we visited they were honoring the second anniversary of that liberation.

So much is destroyed but they are rebuilding. President Assad made the restoration of Ma'aloula a top priority. The Syrian Army protects the people who have moved back. Since I first visited one year ago I can see great progress already in spite of the terrible war in their country.

Its hard for me this morning, to write in such a way as to build bridges with Americans who have been lied to incessantly by our government, war-profiteering media, and NGOs masking themselves as humanitarian organizations while existing only to further political agendas...because I am filled with rage as I write this.

After the lies and horrors of Iraq and Libya are so obvious and so exposed now...why oh why do Americans continue their blind, ignorant and often arrogant support for the US war machine?

Oh, and Happy Easter

 

The Christians Protected

Damascus, April 12, 2017

Woke up to the sounds of war. Big booms, think they're outgoing and if so may God guide them to wipe out the terrorists that are less than 1 km from where I write.

Big war booms competed for ear-share last week with the marching band drums of the local churches, as they practiced for their Easter Holy Week parades.

Palm Sunday a few days ago, had all the Christians out in their best Sunday outfits. The ladies were so beautiful...the streets were full of gorgeous women decked out and little girls in bright dresses. Little boys looking like small gentlemen in suit coats, vests and ties and their handsome fathers too.

Spent the afternoon talking with Christians in a local cafe. When asked what they thought of Trump's attack on their army they universally denounced it as an attack on them personally. They asked me why America seems so bent on destroying Christianity and civilization in the Middle East, in their Syria especially. I said I knew why ... for Israel of course ... and they agreed, surprised an American understood.

One lady, the matriarch of the family, was in tears, she appreciated so much my recent interview here that she had seen. We hugged each other in deep sadness.

The Christians were protected from the terrorists-next-store by Muslims of the Syrian Arab Army, men ... and women ... who sacrifice everything to preserve and protect the religious diversity here. To protect the empowerment of women here. To protect their homeland. Above all to protect their own families.

To protect all that from the US backed mercenary terrorists who want it all gone.

I have no respect for Americans who support the insanity of the US war machine and the swaths of death and destruction it leaves behind. After 14 years of this rampage we've been on, the total disasters we've created ... there is no excuse now.

Ivanka Trump will probably not cry for these victims of John McCain's "moderate rebels"; US backed Ahrar al Sham terrorist group has claimed responsibility. They had a suicide bomber take out nine buses of evacuees. McCain made sure the monsters who did this have advanced US weapons including TOW anti tank missiles.

Appears that 118 people died today in this monsters' massacre but...

...no wars will start for these children. No main stream media newscaster will demand action.

Trump will probably just eat another piece of cake. Well let him eat cake in hell for supporting the "moderate" demons in Syria.

Took a long, lovely walk around Old Damascus yesterday evening. There was an overcast sky and the temperature of the air was so ... perfectly neutral ... that the combination of the two made for a difficult-to-describe environment. Not sensory deprivation chamber, more like a cocoon ... safe, serene.

Visited the ancient church of St. Ananias, two flights of stairs down ... street level, actually above street level 2,000 years ago. This is the spot preserved thru time where the Apostle Paul became a Christian according to the Book of Acts.

Plus more random scenes of this beautiful unique place where mosques and churches, bars and shops sit comfortably side by side. I love sharing it with you.

I don't want to talk about the war now or the possible impending destruction of the place at the hands of reckless American war mongers.

There's a reason why Damascus is the world's oldest continually inhabited capital city...

...she's weathered many such storms. Just hope this one will be over soon."

Janice Kortkamp

 

 

 A message to President Trump

US Peace Activist, Janice Kortkamp, Speaks to the Syriatimes Online

This is what it is!

War on Syria was an unlawful war of aggression

Senator Richard Black: attacks on Syria are war crimes

Another Page of Glory

https://youtu.be/YFojnwq1ltI

Syria: Defender of the World

Journey into the Heart of Reality

 

 Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Terrorists Warehouse with Chem Weapons Hit by Syrian Airstrike in Idlib: Russian MOD

ARCHIVE: Russian military inspect suspected chemical weapons workshop in Aleppo © Ruptly

The Syrian Air Force has destroyed a warehouse in Idlib province where chemical weapons were being produced and stockpiled before being shipped to Iraq, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said.

The strike, which was launched midday Tuesday, targeted a major rebel ammunition depot east of the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement, according to RT..

The warehouse was used to both produce

and store shells containing toxic gas, Konashenkov said. The shells were delivered to Iraq and repeatedly used there, he added, pointing out that both Iraq and international organizations have confirmed the use of such weapons by militants.

The same chemical munitions were used by militants in Aleppo, where Russian military experts took samples in late 2016, Konashenkov said.

The Defense Ministry has confirmed this information as “fully objective and verified,” Konashenkov added.

According to the statement, Khan Sheikhoun civilians, who recently suffered a chemical attack, displayed identical symptoms to those of Aleppo chemical attack victims.

At least 58 people, including 11 children, reportedly died and scores were injured after a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun was targeted in a suspected gas attack on Tuesday morning, Reuters reported, citing medics and rebel activists. Soon after a missile allegedly hit the facility, people started showing symptoms of chemical poisoning, such as choking and fainting.

"We deny completely the use of any chemical or toxic material in Khan Sheikhoun town today and the army has not used nor will use in any place or time, neither in past or in future," the Syrian army said in a statement.

The Russian military stated it did not carry out any airstrike in the area either.
However, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, commenting on the incident, was quick to point to the Syrian government as a culprit, saying that it bears responsibility for the “awful” attack.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson echoed Mogherini, accusing the Syrian government of perpetrating the attack calling it “brutal, unabashed barbarism.” He argued, that besides the Syrian authorities, Iran and Russia should also bear “moral responsibility” for it.

Mr. Stupid Ambassador!

 US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has recently self-appointed herself as the representative and spokesman for the Syrian People! Ignorantly and arrogantly stated that “It’s that we don’t think the people want Assad anymore; we don’t think that he is going to be someone that the people want to have,”  Mr. Ambassador, you are a disillusioned blind fool!

According to the ongoing on the ground inside Syria, I can assure all worldwide that even the minority among Syrians who did not vote for  President Bashar Al-Assad in 2014 presidential elections are now to vote for  him in any forthcoming elections! How? Why? Transparently speaking, they have discovered that President Assad is their only protector, savor and defender! And what about more than 85 percent of the Syrians who voted, at times with their own blood- for him!?

Mr. Ambassador! Sorry Mr. stupid Ambassador, I beg to differ! All of the US unprincipled and reckless policies are but an accumulation of errors, carnages, and massacres! How millions of the innocents your country has been massacring worldwide and recently in Iraq, the Yemen, Libya, Syria, and in and in…! if some among the ewes are to pay you billions as to be appointed monarchs or princes, the Syrians have been since 2000- when they imposed presidency on Mr. Assad- chanting 'Allah, Syria, Bashar!"

A simple look at the US modern history- given the fact that all of USA history is no more than 3 hundred years- would but guide to the truth that the reckless policies of consequent US Presidents is indeed responsible for every death and destruction all over the world. Every business and financial deals of your presidents are built on others' suffering, death, blood and agonies!

Mr. stupid Ambassador, the Syrians are proud and indeed very happy that you have no love for the president of Syria! This in itself might be one of the main reasons why the Syrians- if not the majority worldwide- love and adore this president! Once the USA is in love with a leader, it means exploitation, subjugation, and slavery! Mr. Ambassador, your country is accustomed to use others as cleaning-papers!

Mrs. Nikki, some would tell you that your name in Arabic carries a sexual meaning! For the ewes and those yes-sir hen-picked characterless, you can! But not in our name! Let the Syrians decide what they want! Even those besieged and kidnapped by Al-Qaeda Wahabbi affiliates in Edlib took to the streets and chanted 'Allah, Syria, Bashar',  calling on H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad as to save them!

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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Most Sincere in Fighting Terrorism

Magnet for Terrorists!

''Terrorism doesn’t have borders''

"Peace and stability are the right way to combat terrorism."

In the Interest of All Humanity!

Miracle or A Must !

Should They Pray?

They Have to Pray !

 

 

President Assad's Amman Summit Guidelines

 The coming Arab Summit in Amman should- supposedly- reflect Arab citizens' needs, fears, aspirations and preoccupations. In the absence of the guardian of Arabs' dignity, pride, secularity and amity, namely President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad, the summit is called upon to consider and underline the following guidelines enshrined by the first and only Arab Leader who  declared in Cairo , September 21, 2000 that "he did not find any excuse for not holding an Arab summit in a regular way."

As a matter of fact, supposedly,  the Summit should condemn the war of terrorism, financed and armed by some of the attendee, particularly Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others, should call for a stop in supporting terrorism against Syrians, should call for the lifting of the imposed unjust sanctions imposed on the Syria; OR should it be a Marshal Plan for reconstruction and building; OR should it be an occasion for repentance and commitment to implement UN Security Council anti-terrorism resolutions! OR should it be a push for an activation for Arabs'  Beirut Peace Initiative!

Here are some of the guidelines enshrined and outlined by  H.E. President Assad in his address to Amman Summit, March 27, 2001:

"We must be careful not to turn this summit into 'a Wailing Wall' were we sit to complain and whine, or into a charity where we meet in order to beg the world for aid. We must be courageous, make courageous resolutions, and beware of considerations that are not useful for us."

"Your Excellences, Highness, and Majesties, you are called upon to unanimously agree as not to disagree and to take '' courageous decisions'' through the Summit with a ' responsible and frank dialogue" ' hence our people aspire for many outcomes from the summit'' and to'' boost the mechanism of Arab joint actions at all levels with no limits''. The masses of your people are in waiting for your long-awaited for sound, rational and workable plans of action."

Syria Is Our Life

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Her Excellency Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria, observed  Mother's Day hosting  a group of Martyrs'  Mothers from the liberated City of Aleppo.

According to the Presidency Facebook page, a video entitled '' Mother of All" presented  Mrs. Al-Assad emotional meeting with some of the Martyr's Mothers.

''You have been the title for life, firmness, and persistence which crowned  the steadfastness of Aleppo inhabitants throughout all years,'' the First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad addressed the blessed gathering.

"Syria is our life and every span of its soil is more precious than soul and Aleppo is our lungs to breathe; hence the magic of Aleppo is known for all who love and appreciate it and not only for those who were born and lived in it."

Mrs. Al-Assad highly lauded the people of Aleppo who since day one following the liberation of their city returned to their houses and started to rebuild the factories, robbed and ransacked by the neighbors' son, the burglar of Aleppo!

" Aleppo is very dear to its inhabitants who do not like to leave it but in cases of utmost needs. You are welcome and thanks for your coming," said Mrs. Al-Assad.

"History in Syria is written by the right, blood is the ink of the right, the blood of all Syrians. The blood is precious and only writes for the right and with right," added Mrs. Al-Assad.

" Every Mother insisted to remain home though of terrorism shells, canons and was steadfast in commitment to the soil of Aleppo. Every woman was an arm for soldiers: every woman who carried water and food  on her back for the soldiers and children to drink and eat, every woman remained steadfast and sent her sons to school, university notwithstanding fear and risks; Thus, every woman was a bullet in every soldiers' gun. And every woman who withstood terrorism and remained in the territories once controlled by terrorists has been the minaret for every soldier to enter and save her." Outlined the First Lady.

"You, the mothers of Aleppo, have strengthened Aleppo as the compass  for victory; you decided to achieve victory  and were victorious through your sons, homes, patience, support to your Army; Consequently Aleppo was victorious with and through you," underscored Mrs. Asma Al-Assad.

"When the Army started liberating Aleppo, you were the target and the compass, the support and steadfastness; the strength which empowered it, the duty hence you fulfilled your duty and more," said Mrs. Al-Assad.

"Our destiny is to stand firm hence we have been groomed up with the smell of our territories' smell and as to defend our country with blood and soul; groomed up as all neighbors and family members, as not to attack any; but once others attack us, we defend and resist and fight." said Mrs. Al-Assad.

 "History would register how day by day the light is rising through the power of Martyrs' families, from the pain of our wounded's wound, from the steadfastness of a mother who has a missing member and from the yearning of the mother of the kidnapped person, who returned after a long absence." Concluded  Mrs. Asma  Al-Assad.

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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