While many applaud Trump for following through and showing American strength and consider it acting in righteousness against terror on people in another country, his actions may have further complicated things.
Has anyone considered the Syrian Christian Church? After we interfered in Iraq, some Iraqi Christians would tell you that they wish the Americans never dropped their first bombs in Iraq, even though Saddam may have been an evil tyrant and ruled with an iron fist. The Christian church and population in Iraq never suffered the genocidal fate it now confronts.
According to at least one news source, the military base the Americans attacked with dozens of cruise missiles was the only thing standing between jihadists and the complete destruction of a Christian town in Northern Syria called Mhardeh. The ancient Christian population there faces extinction by ISIS, who’ve been attacking them as late as this week. According to one news source:
The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched several artillery shells towards the predominately Christian city of Mhardeh in northern Hama today.
As a result of today’s attack by the jihadist rebels, the St. George Roman Orthodox Church inside of Mhardeh was damaged, along with several buildings nearby.
According to local activists in northern Hama, the jihadist attack on Mhardeh wounded at least a dozen civilians that were in the vicinity of the St. George Church.
Now that the Syrian base has been threatened, ISIS can gain power. And that is not good for the Christians in Syria.