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Pat Buchanan: America Says 'No!' to a Beltway War

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Last week, hell came to the tiny Christian village of Maaloula where they still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.

“Rebels of the Free Syrian Army launched an assault aided by a suicide bomber from Jabhat al-Nusra,” the al-Qaida-linked Islamic terrorist group, writes the Washington Post.

The AP picked up the story:

One resident said bearded rebels shouting “God is great!” attacked Christian homes and churches. “They shot and killed people. … I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street.”

Maaloula is now a “ghost town.” Christians left behind were told, “Either you convert to Islam or you will be beheaded.”

“Where is President Obama?” wailed a refugee. And, indeed, where is Obama?

He is out lobbying Congress for authority to attack the Syrian army that defended Maaloula as John McCain beats the drums for a Senate resolution to have the U.S. military “change the momentum” of the war to the rebels who terrorized the convent nuns of Maaloula.

If we strike Syria and break its army, what happens to 2 million Syrian Christians? Does anyone care?...

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I've been...

...studying a bit of church history, reading about some of the early Assyrian branches. Feeling literally nauseous and heavy-hearted as I see headlines like this about these very people--along with people of every faith and creed--in ever-increasing danger of slaughter. The Charlie Roses and John McCains don't even seem to bat an eye about this, and how our attacks will only aid such atrocities. Truly despicable.

"Do the Israelis, who have

"Do the Israelis, who have instructed AIPAC to get Congress back in line behind a war Americans do not want to fight"

Everyone being lobbied by those Israel Lobbyists should be recording every word of their conversations. If any of those lobbyists even appear to be making threats on recording devices, recordings should be uploaded to Youtube immediately. Get them MF-ers.

Such lobbyists...

...should indeed be exposed for all to see. I love the Israeli people; but this kind of immoral lusting for war by their leaders and ours just sickens me.