Friday, September 6, 2013

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire shares her account of what she witnessed in Syria

Via We Are Change:  Mairead Maguire tells her account of her visit to Syria where the Nobel Peace Laureate discovered that the "rebels" are mostly foreign jihadists ("terrorists who are murdering people") who do not want peace in Syria.  

Syrian Muslims and Christians are concerned that 40,000 foreign Islamist extremist "rebels" (affiliated with al Qaeda), will destroy their country. Syrians want to work towards nonviolent, peaceful resolution between the indigenous opposition and the Syrian government, which is supported by a majority of the population. 

Maguire's view is that normal political conflict in Syria is being escalated into a proxy war by outside interests (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, UK, and the US) which are financially supporting and arming the foreign jihadists.


Some background:

"The The Bill Congress Should Pass Instead of War" (David Swanson,, Sept. 6, 2013)

"Iran-Contra Redux? Prince Bandar Heads Secret Saudi-CIA Effort to Aid Syrian Rebels, Topple Assad" (Democracy Now!, Sept. 6, 2013)

"Al-Qaeda-linked rebels assault Syrian Christian Village" (CBS News, Sept. 4, 2013)

"With Focus on U.S.-Led Strikes, Global Failure to Meet Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis Goes Unnoticed" (Democracy Now! Sept. 4, 2013)

"Could U.S. Military Action Turn Syrian Civil War into a "Widespread Regional War"?" (Democracy Now! Sept. 3, 2013)

"Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side? (Robert Fisk, The Independent, Aug. 27, 2013)

"As Foreign Fighters Flood Syria, Fears of a New Extremist Haven" (Anne Barnard and Eric Schmitt, NYT, Aug. 8, 2013)

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