Why are Christians still being persecuted in the Middle East? Asked this vital question, Vince Dhimmos of the New Silk Strategies website gives this detailed, accurate and shocking explanation:

This ironic phenomenon has been explained previously in detail at New Silk Strategies:–analysis/quora-why-does-trump-recognize-jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-jerusalem

On the campaign trail, Trump had complained that Syrian Christians could not get visas to the US under Obama.

But when he became president, he too refused visas to most Christian Syrians.

In 1973, President Nixon signed a deal with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia that made the US a mercenary force for the Saudi dictators — in exchange for their charging ONLY US dollars for their oil and for keeping their reserves in US dollars.

So what kind of country has the US, supposedly a Christian country, chosen to partner with to save the US dollar?

Saudi Arabia jails people who try to worship Christ, even in their own homes (by contrast, Iran has 600 Christian churches, but the US government demonizes that country, which figures high on the Saudis’ blacklist because it is Shiite-run). We can infer from this that Christianity does not figure high on the list of things that official Washington considers worthy of protection.

Every US-waged war since the conclusion of the aforementioned agreement (except the Granada and Panama wars) has been fought to defend national leaders who oppose Christianity (along with Shiites) and oust leaders who tolerate Christianity. Saudi Wahhabism seeks a religiously pure Muslim world where only Sunni Wahhabists can roam freely. Even Shiite Muslims are not tolerated. You can claim this is a coincidence if you really need to, but you are free to reach your own conclusion if you dare. Saddam Hussein was very tolerant of Christians, and even had one in his cabinet. Iraq is also Shiite-majority, which does not set will with the Saudis. With the moral support of anti-Christian Saudi Arabia, the US attacked Iraq, and immediately after the US “won,” thousands of Assyrian Christians, who had lived in peace side by side with their Muslim brothers in Iraq, were forced to leave. The militants who forced them to leave were adherents to the SAUDI religion of Wahhabism, many of whom later organized to form ISIS.

ISIS would not have been formed without US intervention. The group’s first organizers founded the group in a US-administered prison in Iraq and ISIS then expanded throughout Iraq and into Syria. Now pay attention: as the US was claiming to wage a “War on Terror,” thousands upon thousands of white Toyota trucks full of armed ISIS fighters were allowed to travel across the desert in broad daylight. You can still see videos of them on line. The US bombers stood down and did not attack a single one of them, even though it was then known that these people were terrorists who decapitated people who disagreed with their intolerant and violent religion. How is this a war on terror, you ask? You ask rightly.

But that was just the beginning of the destructive effects of US policies on Christianity. As a result of this and subsequent US-waged wars in the Muslim world, millions of Muslims, many of them radicalized and imbued with dangerous attitudes and intentions toward Europeans, where Christianity still persisted in certain places, though in a generally weakened form. The result was a dilution of the original Christian culture and a strong Islamizing tendency that further weakened the Christian culture. Thus, the attack on Christianity was two-pronged:

Prong 1—decimation of Middle Eastern Christian communities, and

Prong 2—the dilution of Christian culture and behaviour in Europe.

There are also additional factors in the massive de-Christianization effort throughout the West, including a stultifying political correctness that made it impossible for Europeans to discuss the problems of mass migration openly and without fear. Some note that the atmosphere of intimidation and fear is similar to that which had once prevailed in the Soviet Union.

The US not only helped ISIS get started, but then allowed them to enter Syrian populated areas and mingle with the civilians where they would be extremely difficult to eradicate. Ask yourself: coincidence? Well, it is helpful to know that Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafez were the most pro-Christian leaders in the Middle East. So under the treaty concluded between Nixon and Faisal, this would all make sense assuming Washington officialdom is totally amoral, wouldn’t it? And it would make sense for the US and its puppets in Europe to say “Assad must go” and for the US to claim that Assad was using poison gas on his own people, even though it was known that terrorists also used chemical weapons. No proof was ever presented to the US that Assad had actually done these things. After all, we can surmise that the officials in Washington would lean over backwards to make them happy to save the US dollar. And the Saudis were indeed happy. US-Saudi relations couldn’t have been better. Yet the peoples targeted by the US-Saudi team suffered immensely. Their homes were blown up, their loved ones were killed and maimed. But the arms manufacturers thrived. Murder is good for business. Morality was no longer a consideration in Washington.

ISIS is the most virulently anti-Christian organization on the planet and was founded and allowed to grow under the watchful eyes of the country that claimed to be fighting a “War on Terror.” As a result of this negligence, ISIS militants killed or force-converted Christians in Syria wherever they found them. This could not have helped but please the Saudis, who were sending arms and fighters to Syria with tacit approval of Washington. But was it just negligence or was it intentional aiding and abetting of anti-Christian terror?

Even now, US proxy Israel – which wants to eliminate Assad and has a strange partnership with Saudi – is launching missile attacks on Syria claiming it is pre-empting an Iranian attack, even though the Iranians have never attacked Israel and have fought bravely against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Iran did fire missiles into the Israel-occupied Golan Heights but the Golan Heights are Syrian sovereign territory and the Israeli troops stationed there are trespassing. But the US pretends that this occupied land belongs to Israel and claims, preposterously, that Iran has no right to help Syria recover it.

The US also claims that Iran is its mortal enemy even though the Iranian volunteers have done an admirable job – along with the Russians and the Syrian army — of eliminating ISIS in Syria. Of course, absurdly, Trump claims HE has eliminated ISIS all by himself. Which is fine with the Syrians and the Russians as long as the US just leaves and lets them get on with their job of eliminating the last of ISIS and al-Qaeda, concentrated mostly in Idlib Province (despite the official US claim that they are defeated).

The US, via its military arm NATO, also attacked Libya, a country whose tolerant president protected Christian African guest workers from terrorist attacks. The US knew that there were terrorists waiting for Ghadaffi to exit his hiding place and would kill him. And that is what happened – to a leader who defended Christians and promoted tolerance. ISIS militants went into Libya shortly after Ghadaffi’s death, captured some of these Christian guest workers and decapitated them. It was shown on video throughout the world. The Saudis were happy. US officialdom feigned outrage.

The Kosovo war, the earliest of these wars, was a scenario like all the rest. The entire Western political class and msm waged a propaganda campaign claiming that the Serbian president was committing genocide against the Kosovars, who were mostly Muslims, and then NATO launched criminal aerial attacks on the European city of Belgrade in response to these allegations – but they were unproved. But Serbia was Christian and pro-Russian, and that was a sin in the eyes of the Western elites. 13,500 people were murdered in the war, mostly by NATO from the air.

After the war, Carla del Ponte, chief prosecutor of the UN criminal law tribunal, conducted a thorough investigation and found that the Serbian-perpetrated actions against the Kosovars did not rise to the level of genocide and were in fact punitive action against Kosovar-perpetrated terrorism against the Serbs. Further, she found that during and after the war, these Kosovar militants were collecting and selling organs from Serbian prisoners.

The Kosovars started receiving relief aid from the Saudis during the Kosovo war. Prior to this, Albanians (including those in Kosovo) were known for their liberal interpretation of Islam and were relatively peaceful and tolerant toward other religions, including Christians. After the war, however, they sent imams and built Wahhabist mosques that indoctrinated young people to become jihadists, and Kosovo soon started sending more jihadis to Syria than any other European state. Kosovo is now a very dangerous place for the few Serbs who still have their homes there. Kosovo was the cradle of Serbian Christianity (Orthodox) but today virtually every church and Christian cemetery in Kosovo has been razed, burned or vandalized. One might argue that the Clinton administration knew nothing about the Saudis and their activities, but Hillary admitted in a leaked email that she knew the US was tolerating Saudi-backed Islamic terrorists in the Middle East. Thus it is hard to believe that this radicalization was not known to the US authorities and their vassals who waged war on Serbia.

And then there was the Afghan war and the CIA clandestine intervention that started it. This intervention occurred in 1979, just 6 years after the infamous Nixon-Faisal agreement was concluded. The situation at that time was this:

According to an interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former secretary of state under Carter, the Russians had been supporting a secular regime that was fighting al-Qaeda, which the CIA had trained and supported to help drive out the Russians. Now you will no doubt realize that a secular regime is a step forward in a country that implements Sharia and persecutes women for the slightest infraction. The Soviets were helping to civilize the country. This CIA action gave rise to the Russian war on Afghanistan (which the Western press claimed was all Russia’s fault).

Of course, any support for a secular government in the Muslim world would upset the Saudis and the US intervention in that country was welcomed by them. The US was protecting its currency by promoting terror. Al-Qaeda, the US protégé, would go on to kill 3,000 Ameircans on September 11, 2001.

For the amoral officials in Washington to plot such intrigue, it was a small price to pay to defend the world’s reserve currency.

Small, that is, if one no longer holds old-fashioned Christian values.

Nowadays, NATO officials and US military reps tell us that Western soldiers must be brave and uphold “Western values.”

But when modern pols and journos talk about Western values, they are not talking about the values taught by Jesus, are they? In fact, no one today can adequately define these values.

The Bedrock on which Western faith has been anchored for millennia is disappearing fast, thanks to our elites.

There is only one country in the world that still clings to that Rock, and that is Russia, the country we are told is our enemy. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, that “enemy” has not once engaged in any foreign or military policies that targeted Christians. In fact, it has sought to fight anti-Christian terrorists in Syria since September 2015.

The fact that the US fabricates narrative after narrative to portray Russia as an enemy is the most conclusive proof of all that Washington’s ultimate goal is to eliminate Christianity.

Americans who express anti-Russian sentiment are either part of the plot or are hopelessly deluded.

2 Thessalonians 2 King James Version (KJV)
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Why doesn’t USA show any interest in defending Christian minorities in Middle East, while its leaders proclaim themselves Christians?

Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)

Answered 8m ago

I will show in the following how US officials, while claiming to be Christians, implement a consistent anti-Christian foreign policy.

The reason most US politicians claim to be Christians is because voters generally want them to and based on what really amounts to a redefinition of Christianity, which is based on a misreading of the scriptures. Most Evangelicals, who make up the biggest voting bloc in America, adhere to this redefinition, which Jesus would not recognize. Surprisingly, this means that very few Americans subscribe to the teachings of Jesus Christ, but most claim to do so. Most Evangelicals believe that their adherence to this anti-Christian misreading and their support for a warlike government that consistently kills and displaces Christians abroad, will actually hasten the Second Coming. They are clearly deluded.

Originally Published at: New Silk Strategies