Western support for terrorism turned Syria from heaven into hell
Unlike a decade ago when my friend visited the village, Maaloula is now destroyed, the great bazar Al-Madina Souq in Aleppo was burned and destroyed, as well as the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo and many other places of cultural heritage. All this is thanks to Western support for “moderate rebels,” who are in fact pseudo-Islamic extremists. The church of Saint Paul is in Damascus but has not been destroyed since Damascus is under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (termed by the Western media as “Assad’s army,” it is composed of Christians and Muslims, with many Christians serving as generals). The “Islamic State” is now selling Syrian history on the black market, making up to 100 million US dollars a year. Or just blowing up as idols, as they did with the Baal temple, located in the Syrian city of Palmyra. Even more disturbing is the fact that it will take years to rebuild the homes of the Syrian people and to finish the reconciliation process in Syrian society.
This could have all been prevented if the West didn`t start to arm the jihadist rebels in 2011. If this didn’t happen the conflict in Syria would have been over within a few months and today, we wouldn’t be discussing Syria as a war-torn country over and over again. Instead, we would have seen Syria as an oasis of peace and co-existence between different religions and cultures. A country with a rich history, a beautiful landscape and friendly people. And our only discussions about Syria would have been about our last holidays in the country, our lovely time at the bazaar of Aleppo, in the monasteries of Maaloula and by the Mediterranean sea at Lattakia.