As Reuters reports today, Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo, Yohanna Ibrahim and Paul Yazigi, were kidnapped by US-allied Islamic insurgents in the village of Kfar Dael as they were “carrying out humanitarian work”.
The two high-ranking Christian bishops were outspoken in warning about the threats to the religious balance in Syria posed by the Islamist extremists who have received the weapons provided by Saudi Arabia and Qatar with US transport support via Croatia.
Curiously enough, Israel, busy hosting a supine US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel eager to convince our favorite Middle East partner that “there is ‘no daylight at all’ between Israel and the U.S.” when it comes to Iran, is rather sanguine about the US-supported advances of the insurgents in Syria.
As Professor Uzi Rabi, of Tel Aviv University, told Xinhua this week:
“The United States and its allies would like to be prepared for the day after, ‘and since the Syrian administration could collapse we are going to have a real geo-political shift here, so it goes without saying the more prepared you are the better.'”
Why doesn’t Israel seem concerned at all about so-called Muslim extremists armed by Saudi Wahabis and pledged to al-Qaeda? Do they believe they can control the Salafi extremists once they depose Assad? Or is it something else? The worse the better? If they are betting, one can only admire their moxie. Double down!
Meanwhile, the morally corrupt European Union has decided to lift sanctions on Syrian oil exports as long as the flow is controlled by West-backed insurgents. The corrupt commies who run the EU no doubt negotiated a sweetheart deal with the insurgents in exchange for a kick-back to their “personal” favorite charities… Just like the Libyan rebels promised these corrupt bastards 35 percent of future oil revenues in exchange for bombing their country.
Think of it as a last ditch Plan-B effort to forestall the Euro Death Watch.
As when the noose tightened on ally Serbia at the end of the 1990s, the supposed Russian bear remains in hibernation. Putin partisans expect something dramatic, but my money says they wait in vain. History is on my side. I will gladly cover all bets.
The West intends to bleed the last drop of blood from Syria. Then to Iran. First the Green Revolution will be given a blood infusion by the US intervention machine to boost its chance to affect a color revolution come June. When that fails, Hagel promises us it’s bombs away!
On Twitter @DanielLMcAdams9:59 pm on April 22, 2013 Email Daniel McAdams