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Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 11:40am On Dec 20, 2015
Assad makes surprise Christmas visit to Damascus church (PHOTOS)
Published time: 19 Dec, 2015 19:30
Edited time: 19 Dec, 2015 19:39
A Christmas choir had a surprise visitor overnight after Bashar Assad made an appearance at a church in the Syrian capital of Damascus where rehearsals were taking place.
The Syrian president and his wife, Asma, visited the Notre Dame de Damas Church, an ancient cathedral located just 2 kilometers from the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar in the eastern suburb of Ghouta in Damascus.
Assad and his wife chatted with the men and women of the "Joy Choir," who were practicing ahead of a performance on Christmas Eve, state media said Saturday.
The couple were seen smiling and posing for pictures with the group and also listened to the recital of Christmas poems at the church, which was hit by mortar fire on Friday.
The visit coincided with the adoption of Friday’s UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria, which was unanimously adopted. The resolution refrained from mentioning the Syrian leader.
Source: https://www.rt.com/news/326541-assad-visit-church-damascas/

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by byna: 11:43am On Dec 20, 2015
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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by ironheart(m): 11:54am On Dec 20, 2015
That's lovely
Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by alatbaba1(m): 11:58am On Dec 20, 2015
I was there too
Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Sanguine77(m): 11:59am On Dec 20, 2015
That is good but his actions and inactions have led to the death, displacement and poverty of millions of his country men.
The essence of good governance is to provide for the greater good of the greater majority and when the presence of a leader breeds chaos, war and death, then it is time to go.
His actions is a good one as it encourages religious unity, but he should be arrested for war crimes.
On the other hand, kudos to these Syrian christians who in the face of war, death, pestilence, famine and uncertainty, they are upbeat nd even planning to celebrate xmas even after their church has been bombed: do not lose hope no matter the present situation cos tomorrow will be better.

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 12:37pm On Dec 20, 2015
Sanguine77:
That is good but his actions and inactions have led to the death, displacement and poverty of millions of his country men.
The essence of good governance is to provide for the greater good of the greater majority and when the presence of a leader breeds chaos, war and death, then it is time to go.
His actions is a good one as it encourages religious unity, but he should be arrested for war crimes.
On the other hand, kudos to these Syrian christians who in the face of war, death, pestilence, famine and uncertainty, they are upbeat nd even planning to celebrate xmas even after their church has been bombed: do not lose hope no matter the present situation cos tomorrow will be better.
And what do you think should happen to Bush,Blair, Cameron, Obama and the criminals occupying Palestine if Assad is to be tried for war crimes?
The people of Syria should be allowed to decide whether he stays or not.
He won a an election last year and still has the mandate of the Syrian people.
The liver eaters and throat cutting 'moderates' promoted by the Zionists cannot win elections in Syria, hence the "Assad must go" chant.

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Sanguine77(m): 6:06am On Dec 22, 2015
seagulsntrawler:

And what do you think should happen to Bush,Blair, Cameron, Obama and the criminals occupying Palestine if Assad is to be tried for war crimes?
The people of Syria should be allowed to decide whether he stays or not.
He won a an election last year and still has the mandate of the Syrian people.
The liver eaters and throat cutting 'moderates' promoted by the Zionists cannot win elections in Syria, hence the "Assad must go" chant.
These men you mentioned tried to protect their national interests by fighting the regimes that harboured dissidents and terrorists who operated against western interests from the middle east. That said, I still believe that the middle east crises would not have escalated to this extent if the war in Iraq was not fought and even the ouster of former Libyian strong man. The west value the lives of their citizens and when a view a country as an enemy, they go all out against them even if they are wrong in their assertions.
The crux of the matter is: the middle east should be sincere to fish out all terrorists in their enclave while the west should employ the application of intelligience and tact because the numerous wars of terror have yielded no much fruit.

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 6:32am On Dec 22, 2015
Sanguine77:

These men you mentioned tried to protect their national interests by fighting the regimes that harboured dissidents and terrorists who operated against western interests from the middle east. That said, I still believe that the middle east crises would not have escalated to this extent if the war in Iraq was not fought and even the ouster of former Libyian strong man. The west value the lives of their citizens and when a view a country as an enemy, they go all out against them even if they are wrong in their assertions.
The crux of the matter is: the middle east should be sincere to fish out all terrorists in their enclave while the west should employ the application of intelligience and tact because the numerous wars of terror have yielded no much fruit.
Those men are criminals, who deserves to be hanged for wanton destruction of the middle east. Millions of Iraqi,Syrian and Libyan lives have been lost in the bid to protect their "national interest". No WMD was found in Iraq and Saddam had no proven link with al-CIA-da, so why was Iraq attacked?
They were not defending any national interest by attacking those countries rather it was a ploy to destabilize the whole region for a greater Israel.
Do you realise that ISIS and other terrorists will take over Syria once Assad is forced out and Syria will lose its secular way of life forever all because Assad refuse to do the biddings of the west by allowing Qatari pipelines through Syria to Europe.
www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43772.htm
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43648.htm

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Sanguine77(m): 10:17am On Dec 24, 2015
seagulsntrawler:

Those men are criminals, who deserves to be hanged for wanton destruction of the middle east. Millions of Iraqi,Syrian and Libyan lives have been lost in the bid to protect their "national interest". No WMD was found in Iraq and Saddam had no proven link with al-CIA-da, so why was Iraq attacked?
They were not defending any national interest by attacking those countries rather it was a ploy to destabilize the whole region for a greater Israel.
Do you realise that ISIS and other terrorists will take over Syria once Assad is forced out and Syria will lose its secular way of life forever all because Assad refuse to do the biddings of the west by allowing Qatari pipelines through Syria to Europe.
www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43772.htm
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43648.htm

Well, you are entitled to your own opinion which may not count in the scheme of things but like I said, the west has by their actions and inactions contributed in no small measure to the crises and militancy in the middle east.
Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 11:29am On Dec 24, 2015
Sanguine77:


Well, you are entitled to your own opinion which may not count in the scheme of things but like I said, the west has by their actions and inactions contributed in no small measure to the crises and militancy in the middle east.
Do you realise the level of resentment people all over the world have for the west because of their hypocrisy,imperialistic and hegemonistic tendencies? People are gradually being awakened to the atrocities of the west and I don't need my opinion to be reckoned with before people see the light because nobody can stop the truth.
Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Zoharariel(m): 1:31pm On Dec 24, 2015
Bashar Al-Assad - The arabian cat with 9lives who, by the right arm of Vladimirovich Putin, stood up to the AngloZionist conspiracy.

Thou shalt live longer than Obama, Netanyahu & Erdogan!

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 2:00pm On Dec 24, 2015
Zoharariel:
Bashar Al-Assad - The arabian cat with 9lives who, by the right arm of Vladimirovich Putin, stood up to the AngloZionist conspiracy.

Thou shalt live longer than Obama, Netanyahu & Erdogan!
A very big amen to that!
And the zionist scumbags keep telling those who care to listen that he is killing "his own people". Assad once said he won't last a day in power if he doesn't have the support of the Syrian people. Credit must go to the Syrian people and most especially the Syrian arab army. Hezzbollah, Iran(via the military advisers,troops and general kazeem soulaiman), ,coalition of defence forces(Palestinian resistant troops, Syrian vigilantes) and most importantly, the Russian Federation all deserve commendation for standing up to the throat cutting, liver eating, AK47 armed "moderates".gringringrin

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by fineguy11(m): 7:59pm On Dec 24, 2015
seagulsntrawler:

A very big amen to that!
And the zionist scumbags keep telling those who care to listen that he is killing "his own people". Assad once said he won't last a day in power if he doesn't have the support of the Syrian people. Credit must go to the Syrian people and most especially the Syrian arab army. Hezzbollah, Iran(via the military advisers,troops and general kazeem soulaiman), ,coalition of defence forces(Palestinian resistant troops, Syrian vigilantes) and most importantly, the Russian Federation all deserve commendation for standing up to the throat cutting, liver eating, AK47 armed "moderates".gringringrin

Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 2:52am On Dec 25, 2015
[quote author=fineguy11 post=41313129][/quote] I no for mind your e-cookies sha. gringringrin
Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Zoharariel(m): 11:57am On Dec 25, 2015
seagulsntrawler:

A very big amen to that!
And the zionist scumbags keep telling those who care to listen that he is killing "his own people". Assad once said he won't last a day in power if he doesn't have the support of the Syrian people. Credit must go to the Syrian people and most especially the Syrian arab army. Hezzbollah, Iran(via the military advisers,troops and general kazeem soulaiman), ,coalition of defence forces(Palestinian resistant troops, Syrian vigilantes) and most importantly, the Russian Federation all deserve commendation for standing up to the throat cutting, liver eating, AK47 armed "moderates".gringringrin

grin grin grin

Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by seagulsntrawler: 6:51pm On Dec 25, 2015
Zoharariel:

grin grin grin
At least make I claim land for Ukraine too!!!gringringrin

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Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Raphael81(m): 11:27am On Dec 28, 2015
seagulsntrawler:
Assad makes surprise Christmas visit to Damascus church (PHOTOS)
Published time: 19 Dec, 2015 19:30
Edited time: 19 Dec, 2015 19:39
A Christmas choir had a surprise visitor overnight after Bashar Assad made an appearance at a church in the Syrian capital of Damascus where rehearsals were taking place.
The Syrian president and his wife, Asma, visited the Notre Dame de Damas Church, an ancient cathedral located just 2 kilometers from the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar in the eastern suburb of Ghouta in Damascus.
Assad and his wife chatted with the men and women of the "Joy Choir," who were practicing ahead of a performance on Christmas Eve, state media said Saturday.
The couple were seen smiling and posing for pictures with the group and also listened to the recital of Christmas poems at the church, which was hit by mortar fire on Friday.
The visit coincided with the adoption of Friday’s UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria, which was unanimously adopted. The resolution refrained from mentioning the Syrian leader.
Source: https://www.rt.com/news/326541-assad-visit-church-damascas/

beautiful, it shows dat d dictator also fears God
Re: Assad Makes Surprise Christmas Visit To Church(pix) by Sanguine77(m): 11:50am On Dec 31, 2015
seagulsntrawler:

Do you realise the level of resentment people all over the world have for the west because of their hypocrisy,imperialistic and hegemonistic tendencies? People are gradually being awakened to the atrocities of the west and I don't need my opinion to be reckoned with before people see the light because nobody can stop the truth.
Its all alright. The west was and is still responsible for the economic $ political woes of Africa via colonialism $ neo-colonialism but the bulk of the blame should go to the African leaders who thru their avarice and corrupt tendencies have suppressed any form of development as well as making sure we continue to be in the doldrums of underdevelopment.
We are our own problem so stop blaming the west.

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