August 27, 2015

The realities and the tragedies of life in Syria in 2015

Syria is just about the size of Washington State, U.S.A.
It has a population of 18 million. 

This is a Syrian man in a war zone with 3 sons and no wife.
What are his options in this war-torn country?

Because Syria has been a war-zone for years, almost 3 million 
Syrians have fled to Syria's bordering countries - Turkey, Lebanon, 
Jordan and Iraq. 6.5 million Syrians are internally displaced within Syria.

If you live in Syria, you face death....every day

If you live in Syria, you face the possible destruction of your home 
and of your city on a daily basis.

You may pay to get on a leaky critically over-crowded boat that may or 
may not sink. You then travel across the Mediterranean Sea hoping to land in 
some civilized European country. But Europe cannot absorb all of those 
who are fleeing from chaos and evil in our world and therefore many are turned back.

If you stay in Syria, you have the option of enduring Bashar
Al-Assad, a hereditary dictator, who has repeatedly bombed and
gassed his own citizens into oblivion. He has stolen over
$6 Billion U.S. dollars from his country's coffers and set up
bank accounts in Russia, in the event that things at home get rough
and he has to flee to luxury.  He is the most corrupt of men. 

Or if you are Syrian, you can choose to live under the control
of Isis. Isis is a terrorist organization based on 13th 
century ideals of barbarism. They continually behead innocent civilians, burn soldiers 
alive, throw gay men from roof-tops, rape non-Muslim women and generally 
conduct a reign of terror and chaos wherever they go. They welcome death for 
themselves and impose death on everyone else. They are the vilest and lowest of men.

And therefore....there are very few options available for the man with the three sons pictured above. He is forsaken in this world and has nowhere to go. 

God help him and his children. Amen. 

The world's politicians have no viable solutions to this misery. They abandon us.

Therefore pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Syria and Iraq. Amen. 

God save us from the dictators and the religious psychopaths.  They are killing us, Father. Amen. 

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