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The truth of the Syrian conflict

Benghazi to Damascus

The “Arab Spring” stalled in the face of Bashar al-Assad’s defiance.  The President of Syria shocked many in the western world when he chose to slaughter hundreds of thousands of his own people rather than yield to the demands of regime change from the Muslim Brotherhood, backed by President Obama.

You see, the sweep of the “faux-democracy” movement known as the Arab Spring was to have long since washed away all secular governments in the Mideast – dictatorships and monarchies alike – clearing the way for the installation of Sunni-dominated theocratic Islamist governments under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

This is the truth behind all of the recent convulsions in the Middle East; in Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood found a willing patron, someone willing to empower them to restore the former Ottoman Empire (the goal espoused by Hassan al-Banna at their founding) by whatever means necessary.

The ultimate aim of the Arab Spring is to build a “Caliphate,” a coalition of Islamic states operating under the rubric of an Islamic union, ruled by an Islamist Kalif, who will usher in an era of economic, spiritual and military renewal for the depressed states of the region.

Seeing everything through the red-lens of a Marxist, Obama has bought the Muslim Brotherhood’s lie that the root of terrorism lies in western exploitation and oppression of Arab peoples.  Believing this fantasy has permitted Obama to envision an enduring legacy for himself – as the man who finally brought peace to the Mideast – by enabling this “pan-Arabic Islamic Union” to form and take its place among the economic powers of the world.  An Islamic version of the European Union if you will.

What has been overlooked (or simply ignored depending on your source) is the fact that Islam recognizes no borders but its own and exists for the sole purpose of subjugating the earth to Islam.  This is not the stuff from which prudent alliances are made.  It is the stuff from which one crafts one’s own destruction.

Benghazi was a central transit point for the illegal shipment of arms and advanced weaponry to so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels from the captured stockpiles of the now deposed Gaddafi, as well as other advanced weapons provided by the United States and other nations without the knowledge or permission of Congress.

The Consulate/arms depot that was the Benghazi mission was a certain target for not only Libyan rebels (who wanted the arms for themselves) but also for Iranian-backed forces who had sniffed out the operation months before.

All these elements were in place and known to the Obama Administration, yet they blundered ahead, risking the lives of not only the Americans at the Benghazi mission, but also the tens of thousands of innocent lives placed in harm’s way by introducing such firepower to remarkably unstable offshoots of al-Qaeda in the hopes that they would use them responsibly.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin recently explained, the majority of fighters in these Syrian opposition groups are mercenaries who will shift sides at the first whiff of a larger paycheck.  These are the same mercenaries that have subsequently joined ISIS (bringing with them all of the advanced weaponry America has kindly provided) and promptly began a slaughter of non-Muslims such as has not been seen on this earth in centuries.

Putin continued –

“One does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras.”

“Are these the people you want to support? Are they the ones you want to supply with weapons?”

The Global Faith Institute has been informing both the public and policymakers of the true dynamics at work in this conflict for several years now.  We wrote of the arms-running operation in Benghazi mere days after the fatal attack on the mission.

We mapped the players and their motivations in the following weeks, accurately predicting the events of the last three years based upon our sources and research.

With Russia no longer relying on proxies to advance their interests in the region, it is extremely important – I daresay, essential – to understand the truth behind the headlines and the actions of both our enemies, our allies and our own government.

We are closer to major war at this moment than we have been since the height of the Cold War.  In the coming weeks, in major publications across the United States we will publish a series of articles under the heading of From Benghazi to Damascus – the truth behind the Syrian conflict.

May the Lord bless and guide our efforts.  Stay tuned.

1/15/15 Lunch w/ Kris Paronto – Topic: Benghazi 9/11/12

On January 15th, we had lunch with Kris “Tanto” Paronto!

Here’s what you missed…

Kris Paronto and Dr. Mark Christian at Luncheon in January.Kris Paronto, known as “Tanto” to his special operations buddies was the featured speaker at the Global Faith Institute Monthly Luncheon.

There was a six-man security team in Benghazi the night of the September 11, 2012 attacks.  Two of those men, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty died.  Kris was one of the four who survived. They wrote a book about their experience called 13 Hours: The inside account of what really happened in Benghazi.  It is a bestseller and will be made into a movie.

During the luncheon, Kris described that night and gave us information that has never been heard in the media.  Stay tuned to Global Faith Institute!  You’ll hear more from this American hero in the future.

Global Faith Institute hosts an educational luncheon, every third Thursday of each month. We meet in Omaha, NE at the Garden Cafe (Rockbrook Village). Click here for details on the next luncheon.

A Few Timely Questions About Syria

Maher and Bashar Assad

Were the chemical weapon attacks staged by a ‘double agent’ within the Syrian Army?

Does the official ‘chemical weapon attack’ story make sense to anyone?  We’re not  trying to deny that the weapons were launched by someone within the Syrian Army, the case has been made and the evidence is compelling, clearly the rebels didn’t launch the 2:30 am August 22nd 2013  attack .

But…could this have been the work of an infiltrator within the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division?  Could this mole have launched the Aug. 21 attack on the eastern Ghouta suburbs of the capital, Damascus?  A captain in the unit who fired the chemical shells had his life threatened when he hesitated to fire the munitions, the threat being made by a regional commander within the Syrian army.  Who is this regional commander?

Why do we seem insistent on going to war without asking these very important questions… which are among many that remain unanswered about the source of the chemical attacks?

We need to stop trying to belabor the point of whether or not this attack was launched by the Syrian Army.  Clearly, U.S. intelligence has provided documentation of this fact, as mentioned in the Washington Post

“U.S. spy agencies recorded each step in the alleged chemical attack, from the extensive preparations to the launching of rockets to the after-action assessments by Syrian officials. Those records and intercepts would become the core of the Obama administration’s evidentiary case linking the Syrian government to what one official called an “indiscriminate, inconceivable horror” — the use of outlawed toxins to kill nearly 1,500 civilians, including at least 426 children.”

The question that remains at this point is, if Syrian President Assad didn’t launch this attack…who did?  Though there’s evidence that President Assad’s younger brother, Maher Assad, was in command of the unit accused of launching the attacks, this still doesn’t explain why or even provide a motive for the attack.  So, we ask, who had a motive??

Various reports claim that immediately after the attacks the commander of the chemical weapons unit had several “frantic” calls with the Syrian Defense Minister, in which the Defense Minister was apparently trying to ascertain exactly what had happened.  Why would the Defense minister have been surprised if the preparations had been taking place for 3 days, as the following statement from the Washington Post makes clear?

The preparations, as described by U.S. intelligence analysts, continued from Aug. 18 until just after midnight on Aug. 21, when the projectiles were loaded into rocket launchers behind the government’s defensive lines. Then, at 2:30 a.m., a half-dozen densely populated neighborhoods were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by an oozing blanket of suffocating gas.”

So, are we to believe that the President of Syria would launch a massive chemical attack (as mentioned above) on civilians and not let his own Defense Minister in on that plan?   There are those who speculate that the frantic calls were related to the Syrian Governments surprise at the effectiveness of the attack.  We have to ask, “Why would the casualty count engender frantic phone calls?”  If one were to launch such massive chemical weapons ON PURPOSE and they were effective, that’s cause for a ‘Mission accomplished’ phone call, not a frantic one (we’re not advocating this, just examining motive).  However, if one were to see that an UNAUTHORIZED chemical attack had been carried out by one’s own military (that he is supposed to be in charge of), that would indeed be cause for a ‘frantic’ phone call, to say the least.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said that the Syrian regimes continued bombing of the affected area is a blatant attempt to keep UN inspectors out of the area and is thus another smoking gun showing that the regime is responsible for the attack.  While that might be true, couldn’t it also be true that the regime was doing whatever it could to cover up a chemical attack that they didn’t intend to launch?

Another important question…does it seem suspicious to anyone  that the Syrian regime would launch a chemical weapon attack 3 days after the U.N. inspection team arrived in Damascus?  If Assad was going to use chemical weapons, why would he wait until the folks who would identify it are in your own backyard??

And does it seem suspicious that there’d be a reporter waiting on a rooftop 3 miles from the launch location, with a video camera, at 3AM to catch the missile in flight?  This same reporter quickly posted these pictures online and commenced Skype interviews. Even in a war torn country, we’re wary to believe that reporters are pulling ‘stakeout’ duty on rooftops…just in case something happens.

If you’ve been following us for long, you’ve undoubtedly already had the opportunity to read our explanation of the 9/11/12 Benghazi attacks.  If you’re not familiar with the truth behind the attacks and how the Syrian conflict has been in the works for quite some time, reading our article published in the Gateway Pundit will give you a better perspective on what you see playing out in the news today.

As we’ve mentioned multiple times, there are no ‘good guys and bad guys’ in this conflict.  When dealing with Islam and its true adherents, there’s rarely a ‘good guy’ to be found.  However, lacking a good guy doesn’t preclude us from seeking the truth, particularly if we’re attempting to use this evidence as justification to go to war.

Only a dreamer would believe that this will be a short operation, considering all the players involved. Hezbollah is fighting for its existence and Iran won’t let their progeny in Syria and Lebanon slip quietly into the night…they will protect what they see as theirs.

There’s only one path to anything resembling peace in this conflict.  In an effort to avoid the beginning of World War 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin must convince his friend Basher el Assad to step down.  Once he’s resigned, the United States and Russia can negotiate for the future of this ancient country.  This solution must provide assurances of safety and sovereignty for all ethnic and religious groups especially the Christians, Jews, Kurds and nearly 2 million Alawite Shiite’s currently residing in Syria.

Finally, in the spirit of grace and mercy, extended even for those who seem to lack it themselves, we call on President Obama to provide a 24 hour period to allow President Assad a final opportunity to resign, before bombing begins.  This stipulation needs to be included in the final resolution that Congress will vote on next week, a resolution that might otherwise be the first domino tipped in the beginning of World War 3.

More on Benghazi – From The Gateway Pundit 8/1/13

More on Benghazi

Posted by Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:56 AM – 

Dr. Mark Christian, an obstetrician/gynecologist by profession, was destined to become a Sunni religious leader in Egypt. Mark was groomed from boyhood to become an influential leader of the Muslim faith. He later converted to Christianity and moved to America. Mark now hopes to educate a sleeping American public to the actuality of Islamic intention in this country.

Mideast Libya Militant Backlash

Dr. Mark Christian from the Global Faith Institute sent The Gateway Pundit his account of the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012:

Syrian president Bashar el Assad, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah of Lebanon are fully responsible for the death of United States Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama has known this fact since the minute he first learned about the attack.

Stevens, from his Benghazi base, was stockpiling weapons – and resourcing the expert fighters who could use them – to topple Assad’s rule in Syria. On September 11, 2012, Assad powerfully punched back, raiding the Benghazi compound which housed the armament for his own destruction. Though Assad’s reprisal resulted in the loss of four American lives, including Stevens, he forcefully conveyed that he would not be thrown out of the ring.

The Syrian uprising is not a simple “the good guys vs. the bad guys” action-packed conflict. While there is plenty of action, there are no good guys. There are, however, two opponents who have been duking it out for hundreds of years, the Sunnis and the Shiites. In the Sunni corner, we have U.S. President Barack Obama, championed primarily by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Egypt. Their combatants, the Shiites, include Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah – the Lebanese militia controlled by Iran and Syria.

Under President Barack Obama’s direction in the 2011 Arab Spring, the Sunnis had already ousted evil dictators from countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. It appeared to be pro-democracy freedom-fighting at its finest. It wasn’t. The overthrown governments were quickly replaced with Muslim-Brotherhood-aligned, Sunni Islamic theocracies. And the next country on the list for overthrow was Syria. But unlike the easier targets of Mubarek, Ben Ali, and Gaddafi, Shiite Syrian leader Bashar Assad has the powerful allies of Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia.

The Assad regime was fully aware of the shrouded activity in Benghazi, fully aware that Ambassador Christopher Stevens, the man credited for the assassination of Gaddafi, was much more than an ambassador. Though serving in Tripoli as the U.S. Ambassador to transition a tribal Libya to Sunni Islamic rule, Stevens covertly used Benghazi as his base of operation for the next phase of Arab Spring: overthrowing Assad in Syria. From his Benghazi compound Stevens stored and supplied weapons for thousands of hired, rebel fighters – many of which were al-Qaeda – headed to Syria.

In August, 2012, team Sunni provoked team Shiite on their home turf in Tehran at the Non-Alignment Movement Summit. After making several diplomatic attempts to end the illicit smuggling of guns and gunners by Obama and the Sunnis into Syria, Iran became insulted when Egyptian President Morsi demanded removal of Syrian President Assad. Following this ultimatum, Morsi arrogantly snubbed the fundamental Shiite beliefs held by Iranian President Ahmadinejad and spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. This was the last straw.

The threatened Shiites forcefully and strategically retaliated by attacking the Benghazi compound. Why? They were seeking to expose the Sunni agenda of President Barack Obama to the American electorate during Obama’s re-election campaign, Iran was confident that this bold retribution would prevent Obama’s second presidential term, and squash the Sunni initiative in Syria.

On the morning of September 11, 2012, Christopher Stevens and his aide, Sean Smith, were meeting at the Benghazi headquarters with Turkish Consul General, Ali Sait Akin, and his associates. Turkey was the staging ground through which the Syria-bound guns and rebels were smuggled. Thirty-four additional Syrian opposition supporters were also in attendance. Shortly after Mr. Akin & Co. made a substantial “financial contribution” and left, the compound was struck by a highly-organized assault by Hezbollah fighters. The eyes of the Middle East, as well as any online observer of Libyan and Middle Eastern press, watched the brazen attack on Benghazi…

…If Americans knew what really happened, if the mainstream media uncovered and exposed Obama and his Sunni agenda, Obama would not be the current American president, but a prosecuted American citizen. If his orchestration and support of Arab Spring, including Syria, was revealed, President Obama, who has hidden much more than Benghazi from the American people, would finally be held accountable for his actions. If it became public knowledge that – while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ignoring the body of her American Ambassador Christopher Stevens, she was ordering that all of Stevens’ classified information in Tripoli be destroyed – then Ms. Clinton’s presidential aspirations might be imprisoned. And the families of Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty would definitively know what difference it does make when the daylight of truth shines on the darkness of night.

Eye-witnesses, including the thirty-four various nationals who participated in Stevens’ meeting on the morning of September 11, 2012, could provide testimony exponentially more illuminating than the scripted smoke of the one-day Congressional performance of Benghazi whistle blowers. However, their interest in exposing the truth, and their whereabouts, is extremely unlikely since they were undoubtedly complicit with the Sunni scheme.

But Benghazi was just the beginning. Assad and his gang continue to target countries supporting the Syrian uprising.
Were these attacks just isolated events or part of a coordinated plan?
*On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon in America.
*Two Iranian-linked terrorists were apprehended just days following the Boston bombing when their plan to derail a Canadian passenger train in Toronto was thwarted.
*A car bomb injured two guards at the French Embassy in Tripoli on April 23, 2013; France financially supported the Syrian opposition.
*British Prime Minister Cameron met with Russian President Putin on May 10, 2013, and with President Obama on May 13, 2013. On May 22, 2013, a British soldier was publically beheaded by terrorists.
*Dozens are killed from a car bomb near the Syrian border in Reyhanli, Turkey on May 11, 2013.
*President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan meet on May 16, 2013 followed by violent riots in Istanbul, where bombings as recent as June 5, 2013 have occurred.

As tensions between Israel and Syria intensify, as Syria is purported to have received its first shipment of $300 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia, all the key players are keenly conscious that an attack against Syria, the dominant subject of the upcoming Geneva talks, is an attack against Russia. The stakes are shockingly high, and there is no indication of either faction, Sunni or Shiite, backing down. Meanwhile, as the controlled and calculated fires of IRS and the Associated Press capture the American attention, keeping them distracted and clueless, a catastrophic wildfire awaits. World War III could readily ignite, and the Benghazi blazes were simply the match.

Related… Benghazi cover-up is the proxy battle with the war with Iran

UPDATE: Dr. Mark Christian added this:

“Ambassador Stevens served his country sacrificially all of his life, as did the other three Americans who lost their lives in the Benghazi attack. We view all four of the lost as American heroes whose lives were lost in pursuit of American freedom and ideals for others. Due to an editing mistake, it is inferred in our article that Ambassador Stevens was receiving money from Turkish officials. We in no way meant to infer this scenario, we do not in any way believe it to be true and apologize to the family and friends of the lost for any concerns this mistake may have caused.”