What in the world is going on with our world?
In the second week of April 2018, American warships were cruising toward the Syrian coast on the eastern Mediterranean. The news headlines read that Washington was keeping “all options open”, considering how to respond to an alleged poison gas attack in Douma (a rebel enclave east of Damascus) on April 7. It was again blamed on the Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and apparently left 70 people dead, including children. No investigation into the alleged attack had yet taken place. What were the allegations based on? As far as I know, on social media images and reports by the White Helmets, a so-called humanitarian organization working in Syria.
Twice before Assad was accused of using poison gas on his own people, in 2013 and 2017. But both times many observers beyond the mainline Western media fraternity were very skeptical. So when in February of this year US Defense Secretary General Mattis announced that there was no evidence for these claims that Assad did it, it should have caused any reasonable observer to take a deep breath. Yet few took notice of his comments. The warmongers of the “Deep State” pressured the White House to jump to conclusions again and so Russia was warned that missiles were heading for Syria. President Trump condescendingly told the Russians “to get ready”. The Russians on their part came with a determined but modest response, warning to shoot the missiles down.
Close to midnight
The world was at the brink of World War III. The doomsday clock crept eerily close to midnight. Thanks only to the communications between American and Russian military commands, the worst was avoided and the 104 missiles fired from American, French and British warships caused relatively little damage and no loss of life.
Not long before though, American airstrikes killed scores of Russians east of Damascus when their convoy was hit. The Russians then warned the US: “Let it not happen again!” The Russian military has been embedded in Syria since 2015, when the secular Syrian government begged it for help when it was in fear of losing the war against various Jihadi groups, including Isis, Al Qaeda and the Army of Islam. According to German journalist Jürgen Tödenhoffer in his book My Journey into the Heart of Terror – Ten Days in the Islamic State three out of four Sunni Jihadis fighting against the Syrian Army of Assad at the time, came from outside of Syria. In other words, it is not his “own people” fighting him, or at least not for the most part. It is a proxy war. Tödenhoffer and his son were the only Western journalists ever to visit the Isis caliphate during its brutal rule from 2014 to early 2017. He knows what he’s talking about.
Alongside these Jihadi’s fought the ever-elusive so-called moderate rebels backed by the West. We know today that very few of them remained “moderate” for long, if they ever were so. We also know that all of these rebel groups in Syria received support from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and indirectly from the West, including America. We know too now that some of these groups possessed chemical weapons, and have used it before in both Iraq and Syria. But that is not all. We also know that the so-called White Helmets, the source of the alleged gas attack story, has ties with Al Qaeda. According to Ben Swann of Reality Check, they are being funded by groups in the Netherlands, Denmark, Britain, and America, all seeking to oust Assad! That leaves us with one “objective” piece of evidence that an attack happened: social media. Social media? Yes, that is it.
When my 83-year-old mother recently sent me a picture – apparently taken in the Kruger Park – of a lion and an elephant strolling peacefully across the road, side by side, I texted her that it is most likely not genuine, but fake. She felt bad for sending the image. I told her not to worry, she has done nothing wrong. But when Western Heads of State jump to conclusions on the basis of social media pictures and are willing to risk WWIII on the basis of it, I am truly baffled!
This is not where it ends though. Our governments and media want us to fight on the side of the rebels. Yet we know that these Islamist Jihadist fighters seeking to overthrow Assad with “our” help, did not allow a trace of Christianity in the wake of their ghastly trail. Three years ago I visited a Syrian Christian family living in Hamilton, Ontario, of whom Isis killed or kidnapped 22 family members during that year. They showed me the beautiful church Assad helped built for them and even once visited, and the heartbreaking ruins Isis operatives left behind. In fact, I have yet to find a Syrian Christian believer who is on the side of the rebels. And yet, “we” in the West are okay with siding with the opposition, getting rid of Assad. Something does not add up.
What’s more, it’s these Jihadis who kidnapped “our” Western journalists and aid workers, chopping off their heads, not the Syrian Arab Army. It is Isis who is always so eager accepting responsibility for terror attacks in Europe and elsewhere, not the Syrian government. And we must support them?
All of this is deeply troubling. Why is there so much confusion? Why are we so gullible to believe whatever we are being told? Did anyone take notice of Bolivian actress Carla Ortiz’ work in Syria? Does anyone care to let Syria’s Christian leaders talk? Did we forget 1914? Did we forget how America got sucked into the Vietnam war and into the Iraq war in 2003? When is it going to be one war too many?
What agenda is driving all this?
As rational Christian people, let us ask ourselves one simple question: What motive would Assad have for bombing his own people with gas? He might be a dictator, but we have no reason to believe he is an idiot plotting his own demise! We always look for motives when a crime was committed. Why don’t we look for it here? Assad was winning the war west of the Euphrates, which is why most of the rebel groups have agreed to leave Douma peacefully after some intense bombing raids by the Syrian Army. That even prompted President Trump to announce a week before the alleged chemical attack occurred, that the US military will be leaving Syria soon. Why would Assad then bomb his own people? The only side that could possibly benefit from such a story was his enemies! One month after the alleged attack happened, and two weeks after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) conducted their investigation, we still do not know if it even happened.
And yet until the day the missiles were fired on April 14, none of the major news websites I quickly scan on a regular basis offered any significant pushback on a possible apocalypse. That includes the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, National Post and the New York Times. A lone voice crying in the desert was that of Tucker Carlson questioning the entire war narrative and the poison gas story on Fox News.
Is all of this not immensely troubling? Our governments and mainline news networks – warning us every day against Global Warming – were willing to lead us to the brink the abyss. For what? What in the world is going on here? What agenda is driving them? I would love to know…