thoughts on syria (not all mine)


I’m struggling to get to grips with what’s going in Syria. I can’t bear to read or watch much of the news coverage, not only because it’s disturbing, but because of the impending sense of ‘I know where this is going’.

What troubles me most is the dialogue we get via the media from politicians and commentators telling us ‘we’ (the good people of the west) have two choices:

  • save people’s lives by mobilising military forces


  • allow people to suffer and die by not mobilising military forces

Does anyone truly see it as being that simplistic? When ‘our’ military get involved lots of people are killed. When ‘our’ military get involved in the Middle East, resentment is built up for the lives of all the people who are killed as a result of the intervention, and more people get killed. I just don’t buy that military intervention is the only option, or an option that holds the promise of anything resembling a happy ending. In no way does refusing to wade into a messy situation firing weapons at the ‘baddies’ undervalue the lives of the people suffering at this point in time.

On a less depressing note, I had an opportunity to cross into another dimension of thought on this matter. Apparently, if the pope would follow the instructions below, it’ll all be over, as a positively unique interpretation of history from some renegade Catholics shows us:

For all that Pope Francis says he has a love of Our Lady, still there is no liklihood that he or the Bishops are willing to obey her requests to Consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

Pope Francis and all Bishops need to remember that they follow the King of France into ruin, when the King failed to Consecrate France to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as He requested. 100 years later to the date of Our Lord’s request the French Revolution began and the King went to his execution.

And is it not strange, that the French revolution unleashed a reign of terror organised by Robespiere. That reign of terror ended with the martydom of the 16 Carmelite nuns who had offered their lives to God. The only one to be executed after them was Robespierre himself.