A New Massacre of Christians in Syria?


For full size, click once on the image, pause, and then click again.


I was involved in a conference call this morning with several Syrian intellectuals in Damascus, some (if not all) of whom have been under serious death threats for a long time.


Conditions there are terrible.  The electricity was out in Damascus, so their power was being supplied by a generator in the room.


Far worse, though, was the news that they conveyed of a massacre, by forces aligned with al-Qa‘ida, of twenty-seven Christians in Daraa (or Der’a, or Dera‘a), a town in southwestern Syria, just north of the Syrian border with Jordan.


Thus far, I’ve seen no confirmation of this news elsewhere.



An important bipartisan statement on the nuclear negotiations with Iran
"Types of Evidence"
An important new letter from the Council of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Canaries in the coal mine?
  • Doug Ealy

    In your opinion, what should be done? If the US sent Marines, would that be interpreted the same way the Marines in Beirut were seen (circa 1982)– as an army to support the Christians? I would suspect that al-Qa’ida is just one of several factions in Syria.