Major Catholic Leaders Declare: ‘Trump’s Bombing Of Syria Only Shows That The USA Wants The Violence And Slaughtering To Continue In Syria’

By Theodore Shoebat

Two major Catholic leaders, Patriarch Ignace Joseph Younan and Bishop Georges Khazen, are condemning Trump’s bombing of Syria. According to one report:

Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4.

But U.S. President Donald Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad “launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians” and “choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children.”

“No child of God should ever suffer such horror,” he said April 6, announcing that he had ordered the strike against the air base from which he said the chemical weapons attack was launched.

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph Younan called the attack an aggression and told Catholic News Service: “It is a shame that the United States administration didn’t wait until an honest United Nations investigation was thoroughly made into what is said to be a chemical air strike in Khan Shaykun.”

“The agglomerate media and the supremacist policy of the USA just want the killing and destroying conflict in Syria to continue, and this primarily to kill whatever attempt to resolve the bloody crisis,” added Younan, who was born in Syria and served for 14 years as bishop of the New Jersey-based Diocese of Our Lady of Deliverance for Syriac Catholics in the United States and Canada.

Bishop Georges Khazen, who serves Latin-rite Catholics in Aleppo, told the Rome-based Fides news agency that he was baffled by “the speed with which it was decided and carried out, without any adequate investigation into the tragic massacre with chemical weapons which took place in Idlib province.”

He said the attack “opens new disturbing scenarios for all.”

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  • rodolfo

    Americans please pray for your leaders that they may discern first before acting hastily. That America shall be the instrument of peace and shall be the example of Light of Christ Jesus.

    • filomena seiffert

      Americans wanted that demon in power they voted for him. Guilty as hell of the murders of the people in Syria, Iraq, and all others.

      • Wow! Amazing! You sit as if you are God and condemning me, along with others, for voting for Trump!

        Wow I guess that makes you a saint! Incredible!

        • Craig A. Mouldey

          If I was American I would have voted for Trump. Given the alternative and his message of no more interventions, saying no to the globalist agenda etc. there was no other choice. Clearly Trump was viewed as a threat to the establishment which is why there has been this non stop, near hysterical attack against him. So, that would seem to say he was sincere initially in what he campaigned on. But he is now surrounded by all the wrong people and he probably really has surrendered himself to them and is merely the spokesman for those who are running the show. This turn of events just goes to show how deeply embedded the shadow government is. I think this is now going to a very dark place. There will be an event with Korea and they now have changed their mind and Assad has to go. What will China and Russia do?

          • Mounting evidences are showing the airstrikes were nothing more than a demonstration. It didn’t really do any severe damage and the runways were deliberately avoided. Syria also evacuated their planes and personnel, clearly have been warned in advanced by Russia who received heads up from America.

            It was also good seeing many of Trump supporters sending him barrage of tweets criticizing and voicing their opposition to any military intervention hours in advance. The problem are coming from those insufferable dolts who see Trump can do no wrong and are actually idolizing him.

            Like I said Friday, this whole thing reminds me of a scene from “Sum of all fears” where Dr. Ryan tried to explain to the committee the reason Russia’s new premier talked and acted like a hardliner was to keep the hardliners off his back. I get the impression Trump is doing that, but I still do not support any military involvement in Syria.

          • Craig A. Mouldey

            Yes, I’ve heard this view and there may be some truth to it. One analyst said they probably used older, less accurate cruise missiles to deplete their stock.
            The bigger problem is they have seriously upset Russia and now Trump is saying they are not finished, that more is coming while his Samantha Powers clone at the U.N. is now saying Assad has to go. I’m also hearing reports, as yet unconfirmed that U.S. troops are flooding over the border from Jordan.

          • Heck. You are also right.

          • Craig A. Mouldey

            Walid, I read an short article this morning about a group of Swedish doctors who have been examining the pictures and video of the alleged gas attack scene. They said it is a staged photo op. Someone can be heard directing in the back ground in Arabic like a director on a movie set. They conclude that in fact these people are the ones who killed the victims. There are pictures of people wearing gas masks yet handling bodies with bare hands yet they didn’t get infected? Any thoughts on this?

          • Do you have these “videos” or “links” to what you are talking about?

          • Craig A. Mouldey

            I knew you were going to ask that. Here is an article and a video. In the video it sure appears some are having great trouble breathing.
            https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704101052502141-white-helmet-syria-chemical-attack/

          • Стефан Евгений

            Sputnik, dear brother? careful they may start calling you a KGB troll 🙂 Sputnick is a good site much better than RT.

          • Craig A. Mouldey

            Thanks for that. I needed something to put a smile on my face. Wait until they find out I’m a new catechumen with the Russian Orthodox Church in America!
            But hey, if Walid can be Mossad why can’t I be KGB?

          • Grandmere

            Nasdrovia! And while I’m at it, Mozel Tov!

          • Craig A. Mouldey

            Merci ma soeur.

          • Craig A. Mouldey

            And one more as to what really happened. The Donald will have to publicly confess he did wrong bigly!
            https://www.infowars.com/donald-trump-is-an-international-law-breaker/
            Don’t be put off by the location of the story. It’s written by someone not connected to them.

          • filomena seiffert

            Put trump on a shrine and kiss his feet

          • Oh my, aren’t you in such a wonderful mood?

          • filomena seiffert

            Sure, I am on a suffering mood after the realization the Syrian people have nothing to hope from the monster but is OK because we are celebrating the week of Christ sacrifice and I just keep thinking how many days he was suffering knowing his great agony was drawing near, and knowing his suffering would be in vain for many of the human race. I offer my pain to unite with his pain and go on.

          • I certainly can relate. The Coptic martyrdom today weighed heavily on my mind. They were the reason I wanted to become Catholic.

            It was hard not to break down and cry during communion today as I was thinking about them, worrying about the fate of their pope (thank God he is still alive) but their loss has really inflicted me on a deep level.

          • Fair statement.

          • Grandmere

            People in the US didn’t vote for him because they saw him as some kind of savior. They voted for him because they saw Hillary Clinton as absolutely diabolical. No matter where we are in this world, if we vote for a temporal leader, it will always be for the lesser of two evils.

          • Kamau41

            Absolutely, Grandmere. It’s incredibly sad that some people will never get the message. Astonishing….

          • Dang. You are also right.

            But one question. Why did the right wing blogs suffer a nearly 50% loss of viewership right after Trump won. Rescue Christians is also down 50%.

            Why?

          • Grandmere

            I think people are becoming exhausted. They have a bad case of whiplash. It is, however, distressing to see RC donors flagging. It must be a sign of the times.

          • “I think people are becoming exhausted. They have a bad case of whiplash.”

            I don’t think this is the case. I think its that 50% of ‘conservatives’ believe that ‘Trump will solve it all’.

            With all conservative blogs they all crashed at once. I even checked with others and they have the same case.

            And it all happened right after Trump won.

          • Grandmere

            Maybe I’m just projecting. I know my neck is kind of sore. I have a question. If the “powers that be” are so keen to depose a “dictator” who is oppressing his people, why don’t they help the people of Venezuela who are capable of holding elections the minute Maduro is out? All we hear is crickets.

        • Grandmere

          You haven’t blocked her yet? I have no idea what hateful thing she said but I don’t need to. She is no good for us.

          • filomena seiffert

            WHO are you to say I am not good for others? Since my first comments you tried to get involved and I ignored you for while until I told you how I see you, no hot, no cold. Old Lilith.

      • Ceirwyn

        Typical foreign ignorance. You would prefer the military industrial darling, anti-christian, and practicing witch, Hillary? Because that was the only other option. Benghazi anyone?

        Also, you should stop blaming all the problems in those nations on America alone. Blame terrorists. No nation started this Syria mess, ISIS did.

        • Grandmere

          She is a troll, plain and simple. I blocked her a long time ago.

        • filomena seiffert

          Who said I had preferences? Yes, USA was the one to star the whole murdering of Syrians by its proxy army ISIS. I know US IS NOT THE ONLY ONE but is the head of the serpent

      • Flame blue

        Trump is not guilty of doing anything in Iraq and other countries, with the exception of Syria, where he has 4 deaths to account for, whether they were guilty or not so! He doesn’t deserve the name tag ” demon”. You are exaggerating and that’s a version of lying!

        Sometimes leaders have to wage war, but it should not be based on a knee jerk reaction or thinking you are the World’s policeman or a puppet of Erdogan.

        • filomena seiffert

          What he is doing is the demons work.

          • Grace Ziem

            Grand will be amused (we don’t always agree) but I also think you are often counterproductive on this site. When we try to present goodness and truth and keep getting attacked, Paul tells us to watch for motives.

          • Grandmere

            Remember going to the zoo and seeing a porcupine? They are God’s creatures. They are “interesting”. But you don’t want to go nose to nose with one. That is the reason I leave Filo alone. I don’t want to be in the kitchen, begging the Chef to pull quills out of my face. He’s too busy and he would make 41 or Trevor do it. Now I have nothing against Trevor or 41, but I would be yelling for Susan. And the customers would be wondering if we were slaughtering an animal back there. That, in a nutshell, is why I blocked our little Brazilian bombshell. ROFL

          • Grace Ziem

            I fully get that. We all have different callings. I feel God wants me to develop a LOT of patience in doing His work, so I am willing; if I just let go of ego, it is easier. So, unlike quills, if I’m not protecting ego, it doesn’t really hurt, more a nuisance, and I have to decide what is the best use of my life’s time. Blessings!

        • PAWatcher

          Trump bombed Yemen 2 months ago for Saudi Arabia. Women and children were killed along with one US special forces solider. It was a “quick” sortie, completely done on Trump’s order.
          It got shuffled under the rug real quick.
          Now the war ships are headed to N Korea “real quickly”, like Syria a “surgical” operation done “quickly” …….Trump needs to read St. Agustine’s just war theory: we voted for him to be the great tough negotiator not the trigger happy tough guy.
          But, the worst is he sending nuclear weapons to S Korea. That is inane.

    • It’s not just America…it is every nation that needs to be instruments of peace.

      We are in the midst of falling away and it will only get worse.

      • Kamau41

        “We are in the midst of falling away and it will only get worse”. That’s exactly it. I truly believe we are living in the midst of those days and the worst is definitely yet to come.

    • JamieAllen

      ISLAM HAD THE CHANCE; 1400 YEARS AGO, 1300 YEARS AGO 1200 YEARS AGO; ECT………”DON’T YOU KNOW WE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD?” I PRAY THEY TURN THE MIDDLE EAST INTO A GLOWING FURNACE

  • Kamau41

    Both Patriarch Ignace Joseph Younan and Bishop Georges Khazen are absolutely right.

  • PaulF

    The ‘western allies’ ousted Saddam Hussein. Chaos ensued. They ousted Mubarak of Egypt. Chaos ensued. They ousted Ghadaffi of Lybia. Chaos ensued, spilling over into Europe.
    Why are they so determined to oust Assad of Syria? Why are they working like mad to continue the Cold War and the disintegration of the Middle East? I was in Britain when the chemical attack took place. Hours of news coverage all against Assad rather than the rebels, and the terrorist attack in St Petersburg the previous day completely forgotten.
    On the prompting of such fake news Trump rushed to judgment, overturned the entire foreign policy on which he was elected, and punished the victims instead of the criminals. Either he has been nobbled by the powers behind the powers, or he was in their ownership from the start. This is a bitter, bitter disappointment.

    • Craig A. Mouldey

      All that you mention, and which thus far has occurred was a plan long laid out. They take out Syria then they get Iran. Control over resources and they push Russia out of the middle east. They are going to want Russia also because they are not supportive of the so called New World Order. It is a bitter disappointment but we need to be ready for the awful days to come. There was a bombing of a Coptic church today during Palm Sunday services. What does that say, that these evil people show such disdain for the Lord to do this?

    • Grandmere

      I have never had a temporal leader who did not disappoint me. They all have feet of clay, just like us. We have to make sure we are with God’s plan. It’s going to get so much worse.

      • Craig A. Mouldey

        Oh you got that right. I believed Trump believed what he was saying. However before the day was finished after the election I started to get a sense of foreboding. This power structure has a strangle hold on the west and there is nothing any one sinful person can do to change it. If they can’t force the leader to obey they will simply kill him.

  • Lance

    The UN can’t investigate a way out of a wet Paper Bag.

    • Grandmere

      SNAP!!!

  • Ceirwyn

    The military industrial complex/Deep State certainly wants war and pushes for it all the time. Nobody else wants it though.

  • Raph Sebastian

    Palm Sunday, let us all gain peace through our Ancient Church and faith and pray for the Coptic martyrs in Egypt.

    • Craig A. Mouldey

      Amen to that Raph. As Father Andrew said to me “we always have the Lord with us”.

    • I was upset when I read about it. It weighed heavily on my mind during service this morning and prayed for them during communion.

      The Coptic are the reason I wanted to become Catholic, even if it mean becoming Orthodox Anglican.

      • Grandmere

        We really need to double down in our prayers for our Coptic brethren.

        • luis

          It is truly tragic what they are going through. Showing up to mass not knowing whether you will be killed or not shows true devotion. How many churches would be empty in the west if they had that fear?

    • Grandmere

      Amen, Raph. Have a blessed Holy Week and a happy Easter. XO

    • Kamau41

      Indeed!! A double AMEN to that brother.

  • Cuzick

    Europe “will pay for what they have been doing,” Erdoğan said, reiterating that Ankara would reconsider Turkey’s EU membership bid will be after the April 16 referendum.

    “But our people will also ask for it; the time is coming. We will make them pay the price after April 16,” the president said.

    After the April 16 referendum, “Turkey’s democracy will be strengthened,” Erdoğan said, noting that both proponents and opponents of the charter amendments needed to be respected.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/europe-going-crazy-over-proposed-executive-presidency-in-turkey-erdogan.aspx?pageID=238&nID=111821&NewsCatID=338

    Let us continue to support and pray for Rescue Christians so as many as possible of our brethren would escape the hell of persecution before this antiChrist is fully empowered.

    • Read the link you shared. 🙂

      We know that attacking Europe is his trademark, part of his bombastic charm that Turks love him for, but in the end, it will be as it was in WWII when Turks and Germany joined force to destroy Christians and the Jews, but were defeated instead.

      Keep watching because that is next Sunday.

  • “Why cant they”

    Who are these “they”?

  • “There is no good outcome there until Muslim terror is destroyed and Assad removed, but who or what would replace him?”

    Assad was destroying “Muslim terror” by terror. Commenters for years posted comments that go like this “nuke all Muslims” and now that Assad gassed them for you, you still do not approve because Trump was the one who is stopping Assad.

  • filomena seiffert

    Somebody informed and honest

  • Awesome! I have been wanting to get tanned for a while.

    🙂

    • Craig A. Mouldey

      Maybe you will finally get to try your Rayban sunglasses?

      • Grandmere

        That will definitely increase his “cool factor”.

  • Flame blue

    It would be good to find out if Trump has realised how much he has disappointed his supporters!

    • Grace Ziem

      I hope you are right; I fear many of his supporters have stopped thinking; they have been attacked so long, they are in bunker mode. I wonder if that is partly why Trump attacked Assad. ?Hoping finally for some approval? But not much came; they want to continue to shoot at him and will find whatever excuse.

  • knightsstrength

    If Trump sort Congress approval, the leaks would be out to inform Syria of impending attack. Trump did right not seeking approval as better not to inform the enemy.

  • Grandmere

    Just because I block her , that doesn’t mean that you can’t see her comments. So how am I censoring her if you can still read her invective? Stop trying to pick a fight every time you come in here.

    • What will it take to see you and Filo hugging?

      • Grandmere

        My blocking her was a hug. If I can’t see her disdain for US citizens and everything American, I don’t get angry. I can remain neutral, sit back and listen to others respond.

        • I completely understand. it wasn’t you who sent tomahawk missiles to Syria.

  • filomena seiffert

    Thank you. Some people are no capable of hearing the truth. The incredible thing is why she still bother with me, is it envy, hatred that can pass through the blocking?

  • luis

    Listen to how far commonsense can go. This guy obviously is not a scholar when it comes to the Middle East and is a Trump supporter, but even he can see something is very suspicious.

    https://youtu.be/rjpB-jqijMM

  • filomena seiffert

    Did not start yet because Putin has his head on his neck, he knows well what the infernal monsters want; to have him reacted and all hell will brake loose. Russia is practically fenced by the vassals of Europe and Japan. China is also menaced by Japan and Philippine

    • Grace Ziem

      “China is ‘menaced’ “? Whose side are you on??

      • Grandmere

        The Brazilians, of course. Hey Grace, I bet if you and I went for drinks and dinner, we would get along like a house on fire. We have different personalities. Viva le difference!

        • Grace Ziem

          I think you’re right! A part of Christ’s eternal family!

  • Kamau41

    “The remaining Trump supporters are koolaid drinkers who have not yet realized they have been played.” So now you want to condemn people who voted for Trump? What was the alternative other than Hitlery?

    Besides, we have ALWAYS said and made crystal clear that we were voting for a President and not for a Saint.

    • Your right.

    • John Roberts

      No one expects a Saint. However, Trump is betraying his campaign promised one after another. He is becoming a globalist neocon, and his supporters are in for some very big shocks.

    • Kelly Ann

      Excellent point ! Trump wasn’t campaigning for sainthood.

  • Lighten up.

    • John Roberts

      I joke when the issue is not life and death. Perhaps I don’t need to lighten up, perhaps you need to get more serious and realize that Trump played his supporters.

      • ‘lighten up’ means ‘take it easy’. Trevor and Grand were not the two who attacked Syria. They are against that attack so all of you are on the same camp. But even in light of trouble its always good to have joy.

      • We are going nowhere with this rigamarole.

  • On the one hand, you’re right, lately the U.S. has not been an instrument of justice.

    On the other hand Trump did not attack Iraq and Filo is wrong about that one.

    But on the other hand, had Filo wrote “Obama attacked Iraq and Syria” would the rest thrash Filo for slandering Obama?

    But on the one hand, we all voted for Trump.

    But on the other hand Trump disappointed us and he is not fighting ISIS and he instead is thrashing Assad.

    But on the other hand Assad is no angel, Trump is no angel, Putin also is not angel for he too was copulating with Erdogan just the other night.

    They are all politicians and here we are defending politicians.

    My conclusion is this: screw the politician, pay attention to the suffering brethren. We always fight over the politician. Always.

    But on the other hand the kids here always squabble.

    So what must I do?

    I must rapture. I put on a suicide belt?

    Long live Filo, Roberts, Grand, 41, Trevor, Trump, Obama, Hillary, Bashar, Putin …. death to Shoebat

    Al-Yahweh Akbar

    Kabbboooom am out of here

    • Long live Walid Shoebat.

      🙂

      • Naaa, I’d rather blow myself up than see Christians always argue over the politician.

        Render unto the politician what is due to the politician (a vote) while we render unto God what is God’s.

        He said “I was hungry and you gave me food”. This is aiding the Christian.

        We like Assad because he lets the Christian live. ISIS kills Christians and also Muslims.

        Ridding Assad is exactly doing this.

        Therefore, Trump was bad on this one.

        But no politician does purely good.

        We are simply pawns.

        But here we are squabbling over the politician. As usual.

        Then patriotism kicks in. Every one of us becomes a general Patton.

        Patton was not this great Christian either. He believed in re-incarnation.

        • I actually agree with you on everything you just said. The lack of balance is what hurt many of us.

          • Стефан Евгений

            See my reply to Walid above.

          • Wisdom.

        • Стефан Евгений

          You will not find me squabbling over the politician. the wisdom I got from old Russians is the devide between people and the politician “Us” and “Them;

          Pslam 146
          Put not your trust in princes, in sons of
          men in whom there is no salvation.

          When his breath departs he returns to
          his earth; on that very day his plans perish.
          We hear this repeated every Sundy.
          http://www.stlukeorthodox.com/html/thefaith/divineliturgyatoz/lesson10.cfm

          • Grandmere

            Wisdom from on high. Thanks, brat.

        • Grandmere

          I found a couple of gems in this speech. I’ll be proud to serve with you, anytime, anywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDAWaYu-YCo

      • Grandmere

        We loved him well.

  • You are also right.

  • No. Lets all just have a group hug. Sounds good to you?

  • I love Catholics. I love priests. I love fetuses. I love infidelijtihad.

    In time, you will see what I mean by the Alt-Right. Just give it time.

    • Стефан Евгений

      They sound just like Bolshevics, and were known early on as the Russian Social Democratic Party. We all know how that turned out ….they were populist after all.

  • I was suggesting instead of the arguing that we all have a group hug.

  • Sadly, I believe all of this mayhem was meant to scuttle plans for a the Russia-Syria-Iran pipeline which would rival US-Saudi interests in the Mideast.

    If I am correct, greed is the operative dynamic at work here and the people involved don’t care what happens to Christians, or anyone for that matter…

    I may love my country, but not most politicians and their press-titutes.

  • Grace Ziem

    “an honest United Nations investigation”? Are they clean on this issue and just dirty on the rest?

  • Grace Ziem

    Thank you for humility, something we all need as we learn. Blessings!

  • Grace Ziem

    In Revelations 11, Jerusalem (“where our Lord was crucified”) is where the 2 witnesses will prophesy for 3 and 1/2 years, and where John was told to measure the temple of God, its altar, and worshippers. Where prophesy said Gentiles would trample it for 42 months. Sounds crucial to me.