Sunday, February 12, 2012

Christians in Syria in Fear - Idea for Ron Paul

Well, here we go -

Syria is, aside from Jordan and Israel, one of the last places in the Middle East in which Christians can expect some degree of peace and security. Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt have joined the rest of the nations of that region in ensuring that life is a matter of day-by-day survival for non-Muslims. The heavy-handed governments that ruled these countries, while not comprised of the nicest of guys, at least provided a check on the intense hatred of Christians and Jews to which those who follow the letter of the law of Islam subscribe.

The Bush administration toppled the regime in Iraq. The Obama administration was a major player in defeating Qaddafi and repeatedly called for Mubarak to step down in Egypt, and Syria is next on its hit list.

In nations with measurable Christian communities in which the strongman was forced out of power, Pandora's boxes were opened. The result has been a horror show of murders, rapes, kidnappings, bombings, arsons and more for those who are descended from some of the earliest Christian communities.

I cannot being to understand the lack of empathy that this administration has for Christians in the Middle East.

The Christians of Syria, including the refugees that feld the insanity of Iraq, are not only very afraid, but they have little hope for the future. If Assad is run out of town, it is going to get ugly in Syria just as it has in Iraq and Egypt. Note the laughable plans to deal with the Maspero attacks, where the Egyptian army shot and ran over Copts in Egypt who were protesting the failure of the new government to protect them:

Ron Paul, while being  the only candidate who seems to understand the dire threats to American sovereignty that loom over us, has so far demonstrated a knowledge of the Middle East and Islam that pretty much matches my understanding of the Hadron Large Particle Collider.

If he wants to modify his position without taking away from his desire to avoid military action in that region while at least demonstrating that he realizes that there is a major problem there, I submit the following idea: (Note that this comes from a person who would deem it a indescribable tragedy to see the Churches, Synagogues, and all other historical buildings, artwork, and monuments fall to Islamic stagnation and hatred)

Propose that the US (And Canada if the Canucks too are willing) offer immediate permanent visas for all Christians, Jews currently, and Zoroastrians** living in the Middle East. Since Hamas recently again stated that they will never recognize Israel,the offer must also be extended to them. A significant portion of Middle Eastern Muslims simply do not want Christians in their midst, so this no doubt will be looked upon favorably by the peace-loving and tolerant Mohammedans. The US will spend the money and donate the manpower resources to ensure that these people can leave safely. Perhaps we can persuade the Saudi royalty to contribute to help defray the costs. It will be a whole lot cheaper in the long-term to spend the money now rather than to keep going over there in the future. I know that this is a cop-out, but who can argue that anti-Jewish/Christian hatred among Muslims will abate anytime soon?

Once this is accomplished, no Muslim or Muslim-dominated governing body should have any reason to complain. Of course they will always find something about which they will howl, but at that point, so what?

Then, they can take all of that region and choke on it.

When the inevitable demand for more concessions can only be manifested in further calls for and subsequent attempts to take over more territory, who will then be able to deny that the problem is not the Western presence in the Middle East but Islam itself?

The Palestinians can run what was once Israel into the ground, the Shiites, Sunni, Sufis, Druze, and others can go back to killing each other, and, aside from our oil money to which they are welcome, the inevitable stagnation can begin. Iran will have no concrete reason to even threaten to close the strait of Hormuz.

As I had mentioned once before, the Leftists would not want any part of this idea - these people, although from the Middle East, are hardworking, religious, traditional, family-oriented, tend to be patriotic, (All contrary to Leftist dogma) and would likely refrain from voting for candidates who advance radically Leftist causes. No, the Left would rather bring in hordes of immigrants whose culture would be more in tune with being controlled and coddled by the government.

The US does not recognize religion as a reason when, for example, a Copt applies for a visa to leave Egypt an settle here. Ron Paul could propose to change that. We would get a shot in the arm of an industrious, appreciative, and ready-to-assimilate group of immigrants. I assure all who read this that we will not need to make signs in Arabic or any other language from that region as the new Americans will learn English readily and terrorist ties or sympathies will be statistically zero. 

Anyone who is familiar with Christian communities in the US that are made up of Middle Eastern immigrants is fully aware that they are not only an absolute pleasure to have as neighbors and coworkers, they are also incredibly successful in education and business. The Churches that they build within a generation attest to their rapid accomplishments of economic prosperity as well as their devotion. Although there have been isolated examples of clannish types of violence among some of them, these cannot be held to be appreciable different from that of some earlier immigrants groups. It is, however, markedly different from the scale of crime (drugs, prostitution, rape, honor-killings, etc) that is disproportionate among Muslim immigrants.

Maybe someone will propose this to the Paul campaign - it would eliminate a whole lot of problems while providing many advantages to the US and Canada.

** The ancient Persian religion still has adherents in Iran. They too are not wanted and are regularly trod upon.

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