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US Air Strikes on Syria: Betrayal

President Bashar al-Assad

After the alleged use of chemical weapons in northern Syria by the Syrian army, and just a week after the Trump administration said that US diplomatic policy on Syria was no longer focused on making Bashar al-Assad leave power, Donald Trump says he has changed his mind on Mr Assad. So much for détente with Russia. Less than an hour ago, news broke that the US military had fired more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syrian targets near Homs, Syria. Mr Trump, I thought, might give us a few years of peace. The Deep State and those near Mr Trump have decided otherwise, and so, it seems, has Mr Trump himself. (These developments are in line, I should think, with Steve Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council’s principals committee.) The media have done it again, the benefit accruing to Daesh and the Israeli state. Mr Trump has betrayed us.

Update: According to @Partisangirl, Russia shot down many of the Tomahawk missiles striking at the Syrian airforce. The Trump administration denies accidental incidents between US and Russian military forces in Syria.

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For the Worship of the Holy Wisdom of God

Psalm 118 sung in the Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God.

One day, perhaps, the Hagia Sophia will be returned to the pure worship of Jesus Christ, the word and the wisdom of God, together with the Father and the Holy Ghost. The Muslims, for their worship, have the Süleymaniye Mosque and Sultan Ahmet Mosque; but in this most populous city of Europe the word of God must be heard, and the gospel of Jesus Christ must be proclaimed, to the glory of God and the salvation of the people. May the prayers of the Church and the witness of her evangelists and martyrs, by the merits of Christ our Lord, win back the heart of Constantinople.