Syria discussions and Syrian holocaust

WWII Holocaust Survivors


Talks about how to deal with Syria have been going on and new ones begin soon:

January 22, 2104

U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said he will meet Syrian opposition and government delegations separately Thursday, a day ahead of their first negotiations when he will try to bring them together to discuss ending that country’s bloody civil war.

Brahimi, speaking to a news conference Wednesday after all-day ministerial talks in the Swiss city of Montreux, said he has “fairly clear indications” that the parties are ready to discuss prisoner swaps, humanitarian access and local cease-fires.

“We will try to see if we meet Friday morning separately and hopefully by Friday afternoon both sides will sit in one room,” he said later.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the two sides that “enough is enough,” imploring them to end a conflict he said had made Syria “a breeding ground for foreign extremists and terrorists.”

Ban was blunt, saying he did not expect any instant breakthroughs and the talks will be difficult. But he said the Syrian people are “desperately looking for relief from the nightmare in which they are trapped.”

As far as the nightmare in Syria, in addition to 100,000 presumably killed during the conflict there in the past three years or so, on the news I saw recent images allegedly from Syria that reminded of the brutality by the Germans of the Jewish imprisonments, mistreatments, murders, and tortures known as the Holocaust (non-Jews were also affected).

Here is a report about what some associated with the Assad Regime have been involved in over the past couple of years:

January 22, 2014

Professor Sue Black from the University of Dundee studied thousands of pictures of bodies of young men who are believed to have been tortured by the Syrian regime.

She says the photographs released in the last few days were the most “distressing” she had ever seen.

Political leaders, including foreign secretary William Hague and US secretary of state John Kerry, have gathered in Switzerland for peace talks aimed at ending the three-year conflict…Damascus has denied allegations of abuses after the emergence of the gruesome images, apparently smuggled out by a defector from the regime and published in a report commissioned by Qatar, which supports Syrian rebel and opposition groups…

But former war crimes prosecutors who examined more than 55,000 photographs said to show the emaciated corpses of victims say they implicate the “agents” of the Assad regime, while Mr Hague said there was “compelling and horrific” evidence of abuses and those responsible should be held to account.

Assad’s mass killings are Syria’s ‘holocaust’

THE systematic torture and killing of 11,000 detainees in Syria has been compared to the holocaust by a Scottish scientist who co-authored a report claiming the Assad regime is guilty of war crimes…

The atrocities, reported on by Prof Black and five other experts in their fields, came to light as the result of the defection of a former Syrian military policeman, whose job had been to take photographs of the corpses of the torture victims.

The former military policeman – codenamed Caesar to protect his true identity – managed to smuggle out 55,000 pictures that he and others had taken of around 11,000 corpses.

Speaking to The Scotsman after returning from her trip to the Middle East where she spent two days examining the images, Prof Black described the pictures as “absolutely horrendous”, and likened the imagery of the starved remains with “going back in time and looking at concentration camps”.

She said: “It was most distressing. In this day and age, you really don’t expect to be able to witness these sort of things on this sort of scale. It is very sobering.”

While many claimed ‘never again’ would the world put up with the type of atrocities associated with the Holocaust and WWII, the reality is that something similar has happened in Syria this century and something worse will also be coming (cf. Matthew 24:21-22).

I have been praying for the victims of Syria’s civil war for some time, and what has happened makes me wish to pray more fervently for God’s Kingdom to come (cf. Matthew 6:10)–quickly (cf. Revelation 22:20).

While hopefully, some of the torture and killings will stop, even if that occurs, Syria will not end up well

More trouble is coming to Syria, and the Bible teaches that its capital Damascus will be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1). An Islamic confederation that will include the land of Syria is coming (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:1-8; Psalm 83:4-8) is coming.

Jesus taught, “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
Damascus and Syria in Prophecy Will Bashar Assad hold power as he has it? Does the Bible show that Damascus, the capital of Syria, will be destroyed? What will happen to Syria? Will the Syrians support the final King of the South that the Bible tells will rise up? Which scriptures discuss the rise and fall of an Arabic confederation? Does Islamic prophecy predict the destruction of Syria. This is a YouTube video.
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
Blood Moons and Prophecy There are four ‘blood moons’ expected in 2014 and 2015. Do they signal the Day of the Lord or the return of Jesus Christ? A related YouTube video is also available: Blood Moons, Prophecy, 2014, and 2015.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.

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