Friday, 1 June 2012

Syria: The Unpalatable Truth

Revd Adib Awad on Syria from Stephen Sizer on Vimeo.

I am just back from a visit to Iran with Evangelical church leaders from the Middle East. Revd Adib Awad is General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon. He was raised as a child with Bashar Al-Assad and knows him well.

Revd Awad insists Qatar and Saudi Arabia along with the US are funding mercenaries from Libya and Iraq to attack civilians in Syria and that the army are not responsible. He is convinced the President enjoys the support of at least 75% of Syrians. He insists none of Syria's diplomats around the world has defected to the opposition. He is confident that the Kofi Annan report will exonerate the Syrian government and that the external forces seeking to destabilise Syria will not succeed.

Revd Haroutune Silimian on Syria from Stephen Sizer on Vimeo.

Revd Haroutune Selimian is President of the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria. In this interview he claims the US and Western backed militia are responsible for much of the violence in Syria. He is hopeful that Syria will remain united and defeat those seeking regime change.

See also:

Syria: The Unpalatable Truth

Syria: The Proxy War

Five Syrian Nightmares

The Plight of Christians in Syria
Syria: The Next Yugoslavia or maybe Somalia?

Western 'Christian' Backed Opposition Targetting Syrian Christians?
Syrian Christians Catalysts for Peace

Syria: Its all about Oil

Pray for Syria