Middle East Bishops Say US Has ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Help Christians

Middle East Bishops Say US Has ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Help Christians:

Catholic leaders in the Middle East say that the United Sates has the “moral responsibility” to help stop the savagery against Christians in the region, and to provide assistance to help them stay in the region, because it was the U.S. that unleashed the chaos in the first place….

[Jean-Clément Jeanbart, Greek Melkite Archbishop of Aleppo,] agreed with [the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, Bashar Matti] Warda that the U.S. has a greater responsibility than other countries, because it made a “mistake” of thinking that it was a “good strategy” to destroy the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Jeanbart added that he feels the U.S. may be on the brink of making the same mistake again today in Syria, by trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

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Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd

Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd:

Some of us scapegoat the policemen we hire to carry out these chaos-causing anti-laws. Some scapegoat the victims of these chaos-causing anti-laws. But rarely do we ever step back and see the cause for what it really is: our ancient, universal need to use violence and domination to subdue those who disagree with us. Whether it’s the drug user, unlicensed driver, prostitute, tax objector, or raw milk seller – we insist on blindly using violence: hiring armed agents to subdue, capture and cage nonviolent human beings.

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U.S. Army Minister Leaves “Imperial” Military to Protest “Unaccountable Killing,” “Policy of Terror”

U.S. Army Minister Leaves “Imperial” Military to Protest “Unaccountable Killing,” “Policy of Terror”:

U.S. Army Reserve chaplain Chris Antal wrote an open letter to President Obama in April announcing his resignation. In the letter…, he excoriated the Executive Branch for giving itself “the right to kill anyone, anywhere on earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified officials.”

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