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  •  I take "the msm doesn't care about Christians" (5+ / 0-)
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    diaries with a giant grain of salt.

    Money doesn't talk it swears.

    by Coss on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:15:31 PM PDT

    •  Understandably. (4+ / 0-)
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      Fox News is likely to tie this story in with the "War on Christmas", and say that the Obama Administration is supporting the ethnic cleansing caused by Al Qaeda versus the Christians in Syria. Obama's a socialist Muslim, don't you know...

      -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

      by sunbro on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:23:06 PM PDT

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      •  No, you are taking the true story about Christians (13+ / 0-)

        being ethnically cleansed from the Middle East by the "rebels" and falsely equating it with the "War on Christmas" for reasons of your own.

        Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

        by CIndyCasella on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:53:00 PM PDT

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        •  Cindy, what I am saying is not contradicting (1+ / 0-)
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          your diary.

          I am merely agreeing with Coss that the MSM, of which Fox News is unfortunately a part, tends to report things from a biased, conservative Christian perspective in news stations across the country because there are so many Christians, especially in the Bible Belt.

          If anything, the progressive, anti-war non-religious perspective is under-represented in the media.  Part of that is the desire by the Military Industrial Complex to go to war. War is profitable for plane-makers and bomb-makers, and yes, they influence the media's reporting as well.

          But there are so many war-weary Americans opposed to the Syria bombing, that the media is forced to soft-sell their preferred pro-war stance, in order to remain somewhat relevant.

          -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

          by sunbro on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 02:01:57 PM PDT

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          •  But this is also being talked about at Mass (12+ / 0-)

            on Sunday by Catholic priests who are antiwar.   People around here continually underestimate how important Catholics are in the vote across the all those blue states from the east coast through Minnesota.  There are your cultural values Catholics and your peace and social justice Catholics and the latter elect tons of Democrats.  And the Lutherans and Catholics in the north aren't your Rapture folks either.  They don't see war in the middle east making Israel safe for the Rapture.  They're more concerned about the Christians who are in the middle east now and wondering why all our high minded bullshit about keeping people safe in the middle east never seems to apply to them.

          •  Then why haven't we heard more about the religious (12+ / 0-)

            cleansing and persecution of Christians in the Middle East as an outcome of the Iraq War and the Syria Invasion by jihadists?

            You need to take a primer about Hagee if you want to understand how the Christians have been brainwashed to back these horrific wars.

            These Christians you speak of are ignorant of the facts that I present in this diary and their heads are filled with talk of the rapture and loving these wars based on lies, which is completely against the doctrines of their religion.

            I had a bumber sticker on my car which said, "No War in Iran," a few years ago and a guy in the car dealership where I was getting my car fixed came out and screamed at me while I was getting in my car for having that bumper sticker.

            Completely brainwashed to desire a war with Iran by his Christian fundamentalist church to the point of unprofessionally screaming at the top of his lungs at a customer for a bumper sticker on her car against war, which is what the Christian faith is supposed to be about: peace.

            The mass exodus of Christians from the Middle East due to these wars is a fact that is downplayed in the MSM, because if it were widely known it would vastly weaken the support for these wars that the MIC and other special interests have worked so hard to obtain through their Office of Special Plans and their PR propaganda lie generating firms.

            Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

            by CIndyCasella on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 02:19:20 PM PDT

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            •  "Ethnic cleansing" of Christians (1+ / 0-)
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              would have the opposite effect on people who think like John McCain. Harm brought to Christians, for John McCain, is further "proof" of the need for war!

              -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

              by sunbro on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 02:23:08 PM PDT

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              •  Except the Christians supported Assad (0+ / 0-)

                and McCain wants to support the people Bandar sent to Syria as mercs to fight against Assad.  These are the people doing the ethnic cleansing.  Christians didn't fare well in Egypt under Morsi, but when  the coup happened in Egypt, McCain seemed to be supporting Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.  McCain, Bandar and some very strange bedfellows make up the characters in this very twisted story.

                Shine like the humblest star.

                by ljm on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 08:07:36 PM PDT

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            •  Thanks for addressing these issues. (0+ / 0-)

              “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

              by jeff in nyc on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 07:16:26 PM PDT

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      •  pah. Given that we don't give a damn (1+ / 0-)
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        about the only Christians living between Lebanon to the north, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the west, why should we start caring about Christians now?

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 04:29:55 PM PDT

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    •  Unfortunately, it's often used as an (3+ / 0-)
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      axis of attack by the Right toward Obama. That doesn't mean it isn't happening, though.

      "We need to put the jam on the bottom shelf where the little people can reach it.” - Ralph Yarborough

      by Zutroy on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:45:33 PM PDT

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    •  I take what you just said with a grain of (5+ / 0-)
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      depleted uranium.

      Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by CIndyCasella on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:51:03 PM PDT

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    •  That's reasonable, but (5+ / 0-)
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      the MSM has never cared about Palestinian Christians.

      Reasonable suspicion? How can being wrong 98.6% of the time ever be reasonable?

      by happymisanthropy on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 02:14:12 PM PDT

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      •  You'd never know from the MSM.... (2+ / 0-)
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        That there were any Palestinians besides bloodthirsty Muslims.

        I don't think it's a coincidence that most Americans are unaware that there are Palestinian Christians who are opposed to Israeli policy.

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