Just to finish off:
"The Syrian civil war has been a catastrophe for Syria's Christians. Many have been killed. Many have fled."
And who, O Suppository of All Wisdom, do you suppose is killing Syria's Christians (and other non-Christian minorities)?
Sectarian gangs, armed and trained by that pinnacle of 'Western civilisation', the US (and its camp followers).
"It must drolly and with some bitter irony be recalled, too, that Christians fared a little better in Iraq under Saddam Hussein than during the past 10 years."
Now there's an admission for you! But how grudging is: "fared a little better"?
Do I have to wheel in an Iraqi Christian here? So be it:
"Rana stepped out of church in Baghdad December 2006 to find an envelope wedged against her car windshield. Inside was a bullet - a message that she and her family were next on an assassin's list. They fled the city the next day, leaving behind a business, a home - everything. 'I don't like Saddam Hussein, but he didn't bother the Christians,' said Rana, 29, after a church service in London. 'He was a dictator. When he went, the gangs came from everywhere'," ('People turned on Christians': persecuted Iraqi minorities reflect on life after Saddam, Andrew Testa, worldnews.nbcnews.com, 19/3/13)
And who unleashed those sectarian gangs?
Correct, 'Western civilisation'.