Chaldean Patriarch Calls Potential US Syrian Military Intervention a “Disaster”

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Baghdad – The US-led military intervention against Syria would be “a disaster. It would be like a volcano erupting with an explosion meant to destroy Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine. And maybe someone wants this”. This is what the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans Louis Raphael I Sako expressed to Fides Agency with regards to his concern over the prospect of an outside attack, which seems to be imminent, against the regime of Assad. At the head of the most significant Christian community in Iraq, the Western intervention in Syria fatally recalls the experience lived by its people: “After 10 years of the so-called ‘coalition of the willing’, that overthrew Saddam” notes to Fides His Beatitude Sako “our Country is still battered by bombs, security problems, by the instability of the economic crisis”. In addition, in the Syrian case, according to the Chaldean Patriarch things are even more complicated by the difficulty of grasping the real dynamics of the civil war which has been tearing apart that nation for years: “The opposition to Assad”, notes Sako “is divided, the various groups fight each other, there is a proliferation of jiahdist militias …

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