Douma: Stop the West rushing to war!

Douma - images show plenty of children, precious few concerned parents.

Douma – images show plenty of children, precious few concerned parents.

We have a few hours to pray the US, UK and France do not start a war with Russia.  The Western powers have the pretext of an alleged, unproven chemical attack in Douma.  They will use that to start a war in Syria unless the Lord intervenes.  Russia has pledged to retaliate, according to the Daily Express.  US missiles will be shot down.

Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV: “If there is a strike by the Americans then… the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired.”

The sources of missiles launches  could include US ships.  In the worst-case scenario, that could provide the US with a pretext to target Russia itself.

Jer 4:19  My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

The UK Government is evil

The Syrian Arab Army is now securing Douma, the final town in Eastern Ghouta.  Syria has just liberated the whole area from the jihadists who held its people hostage.  Christians in Damascus have celebrated Easter according to their various traditions.  As we reported here, for the first time in years they have done that free of jihadist missile strikes.  Praise God for that freedom to worship the risen Lord Jesus.

Yet whenever there is progress towards peace in Syria, the jihadists post pictures of alleged victims of a chemical attack.  And naturally, Western politicians rush to condemn ‘Assad’ with no evidence at all that the alleged ‘attack’ even took place.

We have to say, with sorrow, that our UK government is evil.  Our politicians will not leave the Middle East in peace.  Firstly, they thrive on lies.  Secondly, they are men and women of war.  Thirdly, they are supported by a sycophantic mainstream media.  Fourthly, they think the British people are stupid.

Romans 3:15  Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16  Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17  And the way of peace have they not known: 18  There is no fear of God before their eyes. 

The Russians are now saying the UK Foreign Office pressed the ‘White Helmets’ to speed up the provocation in Douma.  The UK funds the White Helmets, who are embedded with the jihadists.   International monitors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are in Douma now.   We hope they can shed some light on whether a chemical attack actually took place at all.

Opposition is growing in the US

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson

Thank God opposition is growing.  In the US, on Fox News, Tucker Carlson blasted the call to declare war on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.  He spoke of ‘Foreign Policy by Viral Video.’  He was widely supported on Social Media.  I tweeted, ‘At last someone in the US is speaking up for Syria. Who is there in the UK?’

Carlson noted that shortly before the attack, President Donald Trump said he would like to see an end to American involvement in Syria.  “How would [gassing civilians] benefit Assad?” Carlson asked.

He said observers have been telling “the same story they did last April” after an alleged sarin attack.  He was not defending Assad or the “rebels” but asking why so many people are jumping to conclusions.  Indeed, he spoke critically of the President of Syria. He added he could have perpetrated the attack. But he also accused those who have tied it to him—like Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean—of building their case without evidence. The fact the desire to go to war in Syria had received bipartisan support was itself suspicious, he said.

“We should be skeptical of this, starting with the poison gas attack itself,” Carlson said. “All the geniuses tell us that Assad killed those children. But do they really know that? Of course they don’t really know that—they’re making it up. They have no real idea what happened.” Carlson’s piece on Fox News is well worth a watch.

And here in the United Kingdom

Meanwhile, here in the UK, there actually is someone.  The Chair of the Defence Select Committee warned last night of pitfalls of intervening in Syria.  In what the Daily Express calls an ‘explosive BBC Newsnight interview’, Julian Lewis spoke against war.  The Conservative MP for New Forest East told Emily Maitlis ‘We touch this at our peril’.

Newsnight-Emily Mattis Julian Lewis

Newsnight: Emily Mattis (left), Julian Lewis (centre)

He told viewers the UK Government had ‘recommended bombing first one side, then the other and then the first side again.’  He was concerned that ‘you do not seem to accept that what we’ve got here in Syria is a choice between monsters on the one hand and maniacs on the other.’

The influential MP said the House of Commons was right to vote against air strikes against Syria in 2013.  He said: ‘2013 was exactly the right thing to do. If we had done what is now being suggested, which is what was being suggested then, which was to bring down Assad it would have had the exact same effect of bringing down other dictators.’

Ms Maitlis reminded him: ‘You’re opening up a whole can of worms there because you voted for the Iraq War.’  In response, the MP replied humbly: ‘I did, and I made a mistake.’

OPCW will go to Syria

There was welcome news last night that a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is now preparing to deploy to Syria.

A statement said: ‘Today, the OPCW Technical Secretariat has requested the Syrian Arab Republic to make the necessary arrangements for such a deployment. This has coincided with a request from the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian Federation to investigate the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma. The team is preparing to deploy to Syria shortly.’

We pray the Western powers will wait for the OPCW to report its findings.  It’s a big prayer.  But if we put some action with it, by emailing our members of parliament, we can show the Lord our prayer is serious.

Jonah 3:9  Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 

Morning Star gets it right (again)!

We don’t often agree with the far-left Morning Star newspaper.  Nevertheless, on Syria, its editor, Ben Chacko, is bang on once again.

In an editorial he condemns those ‘banging the drums of war’: ‘The history of imperialist interference and intervention in the Middle East has been one of utter catastrophe for its peoples.

‘In the scramble for control over resources, transport routes and regimes, Britain, France and the US have organised invasions, coups, wars and blockades that have killed or displaced people in their millions, empowering dictators and torturers and setting communities at each others’ throats across the whole region.’

Mr Chacko reminds us that what is referred to as ‘the Assad regime’ is ‘the internationally recognised, legitimate and elected government in Damascus’.

Inconsistencies in Douma poison gas photos

Mr Chacko also points out some inconsistencies in the alleged poison gas attack in Douma.

He says: ‘Film of the aftermath, broadcast across the world in recent days, shows a troupe of very camera-conscious young men washing down the victims, all of whom are children, most of them looking more bewildered than wounded or incapacitated, and without a distressed parent or relative in sight.’

In January, papers reported a chlorine attack in Ghouta. Now, RT reports, the Syrian Red Crescent says there was no such attack.

The Mail Online’s Peter Hitchens has a blog article entitled ‘Rushing to Judgment’.  In it he raises questions over a previous alleged ‘attack’.  He analyses the OPCW report on the Khan Shaykhun incident.  Moreover, he finds it inconsistent and inconclusive.  Elsewhere, he suggests that those of us who oppose military action are seen as betraying their country.  We are seen as being in favour of foreign, enemy powers.  Hitchens writes: “This is an invariable symptom of a country whose elite is bent on war.”

Rebel chemical weapons factory found in Ghouta

American-made Saudi-supplied compressor for making chemical weapons in jihadist factory in Eastern Ghouta

American-made Saudi-supplied compressor for making chemical weapons in jihadist factory in Eastern Ghouta

Exactly a month ago the Syrian Arab Army liberated a rural part of Eastern Ghouta.  They found a small factory kitted out to make and deliver chemical weapons.

SteemKR brought together a series of tweets by Columbia University graduate and Oxford-based commentator Sharmine Narwani.  Firstly, she complains that no other journalist was interested:

‘Sharmine Narwani was in East Ghouta on Tuesday, March 13, and she wrote this thread on Twitter:
I was 25 meters from a battlefront between Shifouniyeh and Misraba, areas recently liberated from militants. Western journalists flock to the humanitarian corridor in the north, but not a single one visited this makeshift chemical lab discovered by the Syrian Army on Monday, March 13 (2018).’

Secondly, she points out that the Western powers went all quiet about chemical weapons!  Thirdly, she took numerous photos including one of a compressor supplied by the US to Saudi Arabia.  And fourthly, she observes our ‘ally’ Saudi Arabia supports the jihadists with money and equipment.  Because, contrary to what Saudi leader MbS says, only his government could have shipped this kit.

Nigel Farage calls for caution

Nigel Farage has distanced himself from ‘friend for life’ Donald Trump, as RT puts it.  The Ex-UKIP leader is concerned over the President’s bellicose tweets threatening missile strikes.  He mentioned UK intervention in Libya and Iraq on his LBC radio program.  “We intervene, we get rid of these Arab nationalist dictators because we think it is the right thing to do, having never thought through what the long-term consequences are.”

Mr Farage rejected the idea of military strikes even if Assad were found to be responsible. “Look I don’t know whether Assad used chemical weapons or not. I don’t know why he would given he is winning the war anyway. But even if we knew it was him, and we decided we are going to attack military bases, attack the palace, if the result of concerted action with us, the Americans and the French results in the overthrow of Assad, is that the right thing for us to do?

“Well we might think morally it is the right thing for us to do… because of some of the horrible, awful things he has done. But what comes next? Chaos, instability and maybe a chance for ISIS [Islamic State/IS] to build its forces again.

“What in the longer term are we actually trying to achieve?”

Keep praying

Ex-UK-ambassador Craig Murray rules out any possibility ‘that Assad is dropping chemical weapons in Ghouta’.  In a blog post, he suggests: ‘In this extraordinary war, where Saudi-funded jihadist head choppers have Israeli air support and US and UK military “advisers”, every time the Syrian army is about to take complete control of a major jihadist enclave, at the last moment when victory is in their grasp, the Syrian Army allegedly attacks children with chemical weapons, for no military reason at all. We have been fed this narrative again and again and again.’

Keep praying for peace, and email your MP to warn of the pitfalls of rushing to war against Syria, especially on such a flimsy pretext.   Urge Parliament send bricks, not bombs, to Syria.  Ask your MP to support the Syrian government and its Christian minority and help rebuild Syria.  Yes, despite Bashar Al-Assad remaining in power!  Find your MP in this Parliament link.

Luke 1:78  Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79  To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 

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  1. Thank you, Stephen, for your sense of urgency! I read a little about the Khan Shaykhun you mentioned and it could have been a mixture of the chemicals stored – a mixture of the chlorine and fertiliser – at a place which took a direct bomb hit. These two chemicals would give sarin like symptoms.
    Also, I would like to add an example of a past false flag plot which involved Syria over 60 years ago: Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in another Arab country they accused of spreading terror and threatening the west’s oil supplies, by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures. (The Guardian, 27/09/03).
    Btw, I tried a couple of times to post about the attack being a possible false flag in the comments section of a newspaper, but it was refused. It may be copyright because of mentioning another paper, but I have done this in the past with no problems.
    And I have been struck at how newspapers seem to be taking the govt line without their own investigations.

    1. The manipulation of journalism (and now TV and Internet) in favour of Britain’s international intrigues never stopped after WWII or indeed throughout and after the Cold War. I don’t understand why people are so shocked or surprised about this. A mangy leopard never changes it’s spots.

  2. If there is a war, which side will you be on ?

  3. The bombing of Syria is a fulfilment of Bible prophecy (Isaiah 17) Damascus will be raised to the ground. Jesus is coming back soon. In the meantime we are to pray without ceasing!

    1. Amen to the need for prayer, Helen. But as to Isaiah 17, it’s a prophecy of destruction of both Damascus and Israel and a call to repentance. We might take the view that Damascus has been reduced to a ruinous heap in our time, as it was in 732BC, which may be a fulfillment of Isaiah’;s prophecy. But someone will object that in 732BC and in our own day the city has not been completely destroyed. So are we looking for a total literalism? Discus! But look at this:
      Isa 17:12  Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! 13  The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. 
      Let us pray the Lord will rebuke those whose hearts are set on war.

  4. On the Emmaus road, God did not let the disciples recognise Jesus.

    Our governments have evil intent, promote abominations in law, therefore I suspect judgment will come upon our nations. God has blinded them to the truth, or even to seek out the truth. God will put hooks in ‘their jaws’ and force them to join the battle.

    Whether now, or later, the armies of the nations will be gathered together around Jerusalem and God will annihilate them.

    We must have confidence that God has a plan, for His Son and for the church, His bride. Don’t let our hearts fail us for fear – Though the earth be removed and the mountains carried into the sea – God is our refuge and strength.

    Pray for peace but be prepared for war. Remember what David said of the Philistines when he lived with them: I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.

  5. “The sources of missiles launches could include US ships.”

    Never mind US ships ! They are military instruments entirely designed to defend themselves.

    What about Cyprus ? American bases on Cyprus could be a source of missiles. Cyprus is a civilian country which is part of the European Union like ourselves (or at least, the Christian part of it is, the Muslim part being a de facto part of Turkey). This is tragedy, this is trouble, and surely nobody wants a war in the Mediterranean spreading further and further west towards Europe. Already diverse holiday beaches have been affected elsewhere. We really don’t want the USA and Russia polluting the whole place for years to come.

  6. Thank you Stephen. You are absolutely correct. Why are there only two comments. Are the people really that stupid to know that we are being enslaved by this satanistic control. The new world order explained in the UN agenda 30 is plain for all to see. So watch strictly, or whatever, for a temporary diversion. You fools, you are being led down a path to enslave you. Read agenda 30. Do you agree with it.? If not: Use your voice.

  7. I cannot help remembering the last time President Trump allowed himself to be panicked into authorising the bombing of Syria, as a mere protest that turned out to be no less lethal to Syrian 33 children than a serious act of war would have been, on the pretext that the Syrian government had recently used chemical weapons against Syrian people, because that was what he’d been told. When the OPCW investigated that former rumour that triggered Trump’s first fairly mindless act of aggression then, did they find that the Syrian government, or anybody else for that matter, had used chemical weapons? When may we expect the OPCW to report on the latest, similar rumour?

    1. Quite .

      The Skripals (quite rightly) fill the news, but people stabbed to death in London are just as dead, in fact more dead.
      There is a strange feeling that it is worse for Syrians to be gassed by Syrians (or by Russians) than it is to be blown to bits by Americans (or by Syrians or by Russians). It would be nice to maintain a ban on gas attacks, just as the Pope banned the use of crossbows, and yet, in practice, if I was at school in the USA I would rather the disenchanted former pupil was armed with a crossbow than with a machine gun. Even some home-made chlorine wouldn’t be so bad. You do have to consider individual circumstances on their merits.

  8. Thank you for this report and comments re Assad and Syria.
    I am no fan of Assad. His desire to destroy Israel, along with Iran tells me he is a monster and has always been seen as such especially within Israel. However, I regard war in this instance as highly dangerous and lacking in wisdom. Clearly, it will cause even more bloodshed on an even grander scale than already is the case, and will solve nothing.
    I personally take the view that the chemical weapons are the work of Assad. His track record suggest that he is more than capable of using them if it is to his advantage. I am uneasy regarding the point of ‘evidence’ for this. Note that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. The dilemma is then how to respond. More violence is not likely to solve the issue. There may well be space still to offset this charge into military conflict, but I wonder.

    1. absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

      1. The Pentagon has no evidence that anyone was killed in their missile strike on Syria . I don’t suppose they are trying very hard to find any, either.

  9. “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”

    That is a splendid way of putting it !
    It covers all these cases where the politicians say “THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT …” eating meat from the affected animals will do any harm, or walking through the centre of Salisbury is dangerous, or whatever it is.

    When it comes to no evidence of causing long-term damage, I’m afraid that (unless there have been similar precedents already) there will be no evidence for a long time, no matter what politicians think that scientists have said. Politicians are so good at misquoting scientists, one wonders sometimes if it is deliberate.

  10. Once again Stephen Greene shows unprecedented clarity in nailing down the reckless intrigues of the Globalist Elite, of which the British government is but one tentacle. Very often critical commentators leave us swimming in the depths of negativity. But Mr Greene is somehow able to rouse our Christian spirits, showing that we can stand ready to oppose the machinations of Global capital alongside other albeit disparate rebels such as Carlton, Lewis, Chacko, Farage and Sharmine Narwani. Here indeed is the news at last, be a real witness and share it!

  11. We mustn’t be at all shocked or surprised about this. A mangy leopard never changes it’s spots. Read Joanna Bogle on how, at the dawn of the 20th Century Britain and its craven ‘allies’ France and Italy conspired and tipped fraternal Nations into the horrific chaos of WWI by supporting Secessionist rebels in Hungary and exploiting insane Bolshevik infiltrators from Eastern Europe, in order to rip a hole right through the heart of Europe. The aim being to pull down the last glittering relic of Tradition, Monarchy and Christendom i.e. Austria. This shameful act in our European homeland can be seen as an evil rehearsal for all the reckless intrigues of the Western Elites that our now unfolding in the dusty lands of the middle-east. What do they care about carnage and the destruction of Nations?

    Is it too Orwellian to think that the fallout consequences from insurgence in Iraq, Libya and Syria – such as unleashing the deranged adherents of Jihadi Terrorism upon the disarmed and brainwashed civilians of Europe – may even be desirable to the Western Cabal? Terror is keeping our recession-hit indigenous peoples cowed and easier to manipulate. Maybe after all, Islamic Jihad is just another grinning Multicult Idol, only this one has a sword between it’s teeth.

  12. The fallout has already arrived and continues apace, all going to plan.
    Does this sound unfriendly, not chummy or faux Christian enough? Then listen to Our Lord’s warning against reckless Charity, which is no Charity at all, “Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you” Matthew 7:6.

  13. There’s a lot of truth in Steve J’s comment above, but I fear it is already too late the door has been left open too long, and now nobody dare to try and shut it.

    1. Joan B. Correct, the door has indeed been left open by our reckless elites. All part of the Stealth Jihad. However, never lose hope. The Nations were created by God as a distinct ordinance in His overall plan for humankind. Fighting for their survival and the rights of indigenous peoples is a righteous work in itself. An Islamic apocalypse in the UK first, followed by other European countries and Canada is indeed most likely unstoppable. But what will happen is the same as happened after the destruction of Babel. Like-minded people will cluster together, this process will accelerate once Islam smashes the secular Politically Correct Big Brother State that currently gags and diffuses any indigenous dissent. Resistance will become entrenched in Christian Enclaves and then the fightback will truly begin.

      1. You say that “the Nations” were created by God, but surely these were not the same nations as we have now. Neither the UK nor the USA was created by God as part of his initial plan, and nor was Syria as it is now; certainly not Russia or Iraq, either. In fact, it’s difficult to know what point you are making.

        1. Seventy. The Hebrew number of completeness.

            • Rocks
            • Rox G on 21 April 2018 at 21:20

            Is that 70 points ? But what are those 70 points ?

            You can hardly say that Steve J has provided a complete guide to the universe, and everything, can you ?

            • Stephen on 23 April 2018 at 17:08

            Seventy nations. It’s a number of completeness. And the different languages are explained by the account of Babel.

            • Rocks
            • Rox G on 23 April 2018 at 23:39

            But Steve J refers to fighting for the survival of these nations, as though the same ones still exist. What are they ? Do they include any key players ?

      2. hmm, interesting Steve J. Perhaps you’re right. Imo, we are probably in the End Times, there will be no “Christian fightback from enclaves”, it may well be all over soon. We need to evangelise and save those who will listen from the flames. I believe islam has a big part to play in the End Times, as sort of the Antichrist’s army (I believe God will use islam to punish the West (like He used the ancient Assyrians & Babylonians to punish ancient Israel: they’re from the same part of the world too). Only national repentance can save us, as Stephen often points out). I further believe Obama is the (final) Antichrist, THE one.

        Will there be a pre-Trib rapture? It would be nice to think so. Imo, you can build a case for pre-Trib, mid- and post-Trib, depending on which verses you emphasise. Its not helped by the fact, from what I’ve seen, that EVERYBODY who comments on this, even well-known Christian leaders, seems 100% certain they’re right and that those who disagree with them are really closet Satanists. A little humility wouldn’t go amiss, imo.

        On the subject of humility, Winston Churchill was apparently once told that Clement Attlee, his political opponent, was a very humble man. Came Winston’s reply, “well, he’s got a lot to be humble about”!!

        You may now take a break to laugh as the Spirit leads.

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