…introduction by Jonas E. Alexis, VT Editor

Joshua Mawhorter nails it: the war machine and New World Order agents have never been about protecting Christians in the Middle East. No, they have been about perpetuating any ideology that will materialize their essentially diabolical plan.

All you have to do to is just read a number of scholarly studies and reports on what actually happened in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Or, all you have to do is ask Jewish Neocon Daniel Pipes, who insidiously declared that America ought to support Jihadists in the Middle East (particularly in Syria) and the Syrian government so that they could end up killing each other.

Here is Pipes at his best:

“The West should prevent either side in the civil war from emerging victorious by helping whichever side is losing, so as to prolong their conflict.’”[1]

Pipes knew that this was a diabolical enterprise. He knew that this did not line up with the moral and political order. He knew that a prolonged conflict in the region would create more bloodshed, more misery, and more destruction. He knew that perpetual wars mean perpetual hatred for the countries which have promoted the wars in the first place, namely, Israel and the Zionist State of America. He didn’t ask for peaceful resolution. He wanted massive deaths.

Pipes obviously wanted the Syrian terrorists to cut the hearts out of their victims and eat them before cheering crowds.[2] Moreover, he did perceive that no reasonable person would agree with his perversion. In fact, he added:

“This policy recommendation of ‘helping whichever side is losing’ sounds odd, I admit, but it is strategic.”[3]

Strategic? More chaos is strategic? Well, according to essentially Talmudic mores, the answer is yes. As Jewish writer Sidney Blumenthal has shown, the Neoconservative movement has its political and intellectual ideology “in the disputatious heritage of the Talmud.”[4] But this Neoconservative movement helped perpetuate wars in the Middle, and these wars have been detrimental to Christians in the region. Mawhorter’s article is desperately needed.

Joshua Mawhorter

James 4:1-2 – “What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel….”

Western and American Christians are often led to support wars purported to be for America’s strategic interests and American peace, safety, and freedom, not realizing that these wars often involve funding, supporting, arming, and excusing regional forces that mean persecution and death for other Christians.

Washington has long engaged in a strategy of allying with radical Islamists and local criminal elements to the detriment of Christians in the region. Washington has supported radical Islamic jihadists and local criminal elements at the expense of Christians in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East for several years.

It seems like the only time the political-military-media complex cares about the persecution and death of Christians is when it can be utilized to continue Washington’s secular military empire abroad.

In other words, as long as the U.S. government and military are funding, training, and army groups dangerous to Christians allegedly for American peace, safety, freedom, it is acceptable. On the other hand, as soon as there is any suggestion or actual minimizing of the war state, we are gravely warned that it will lead to persecution and death for Christians. Basically, they only want you to care about Christians if doing so furthers the interests of the war state. The common factor is not protection of Christians globally, but rather whatever arguments can be used to perpetuate government’s biggest program – the war state. And, like all government programs, it allegedly never has enough time or money. But the interests of the US war state and global Christian safety and welfare are not one and the same.

For example, in Afghanistan for two decades and about $2 trillion ($300 million per day since 2001), the United States government has funded, armed, trained and empowered terrible criminal elements in Afghanistan in order to use them to provide security and fight against the Taliban. These included warlords, criminals, rapists, and child molesters who abused their American-provided power to further abuse their victims (including many Christians). Amidst these issues, American soldiers were put in the untenable ethical position to ignore or dismiss such abuses. Christians would not support such abuses, however, after a commitment to leave Afghanistan followed through by an actual withdrawal began to take place, the Taliban began to retake control. It was at this point when persecution and death of Christians in Afghanistan became relevant. The truth is Christians and others had long been endangered in Afghanistan at the expense of the American taxpayer, but the political-military-media complex focus only highlighted it when it involved continuing the justification for the war state.

Washington’s foreign interventions have been detrimental to Christians in the region as Iraq, Syria, and Libya will demonstrate.


The US invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein was a boon to Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and would later help facilitate the rise of the Islamic State or ISIS in the region in general and in Iraq in particular. In 2001, it was estimated that al-Qaeda had approximately 400 members worldwide and by 2019 the numbers had risen to approximately 20,000 worldwide. This is hardly an unqualified success.

The Christians were fairly tolerated in Iraq during the Saddam regime (as terrible and authoritarian as it was), but its removal created a power vacuum filled by those who sought to persecute and destroy the Iraqi Christians. Keep in mind that it had been the policy of the 1980s to fund and support Saddam Hussein’s regime in a war against Iran (1980-1988), which helped facilitate Saddam in his atrocities and maintain his power.

Conservative evangelicals were some of the most vocal proponents in support of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, not knowing the disaster this would unleash on Iraq, the region, and their fellow Christians. American Christians had no way of knowing the extent of the consequences and cannot be blamed for being misled by the propaganda of the government and their allies in the media, however, we should know better (especially now) than to accept the narrative of the state in favor of its own interventions in other countries.

But most American Christians are unaware of the results and consequences the invasion and occupation of Iraq had on their fellow Christians. Seemingly, the only time they hear about the negative impact on foreign Christians is when that information fits with the argument for continued foreign intervention. Justin Raimondo wrote in 2012,

“This has been a consistent pattern of US foreign policy since the Bush administration, which, after all, launched our disastrous invasion of Iraq and thus condemned its heretofore safe and relatively free Christian community to death.”


The US government allied with, funded, and armed radical Islamicists in Syria in order to overthrow the Assad regime. Not only did this lead to destabilization that contributed to the rise of groups like ISIS – the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Not only is this a fact, but a declassified report confirmed it and, in fact, the Pentagon predicted this might be the outcome. This was so prevalent that Tulsi Gabbard sponsored a bill entitled the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” in 2017.

Nevertheless, the settled policy goal was to remove Assad who is still in power today and was one of the major bulwarks against ISIS in the region. Whatever may legitimately be said about the Assad regime in Syria, it served as a block against the rise of radical Islamicists rather than giving them money and weapons. In the Syrian civil war, the policy of the US government was to support the “rebels” (often radical Islamic terrorist groups) against the forces of the Assad regime. Needless to say, this had a devastating impact on the Christians in the region. BBC reported in 2015,

“Nor has that war spared the Christian community. Thousands have been forced from their homes by the threat from hardline Islamist rebels and jihadist militants.

In areas seized by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), Christians have been ordered to convert to Islam, pay jizya (a religious levy), or face death. In the Syrian province of Hassakeh in February 2015, hundreds of Christians are feared to have been kidnapped by the militants.”

“This has led some Christians to express support for President Assad, particularly as sectarian violence has increased and jihadist militant groups calling for an Islamic state in Syria have grown in strength.”

“Many fear that if President Assad is overthrown, Christians will be targeted and communities destroyed as many were in Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003.”


The bombing of Libya, the funding of “moderate rebels [radical jihadists],” and the encouragement of the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime led to disaster in Libya and in the region, for everybody in general and for the Christians in particular. These arguably illegal actions (extension of military action past the provisions of the War Powers Resolution Act) furthered sectarian civil war in Libya, served to further destabilize the region and allowed for the rise of forces like the Islamic State, led to the reopening to the slave trade, and condemned many of the Christians there to persecution and death. For example, here is footage of NATO rebels destroying Christian symbols and graves at a cemetery in Libya.


International persecution of Christians is a terrible reality for many. It is important for Christians worldwide to pray for our brothers and sisters who are being subjected to religious persecution because of where they live. That being said, care for Christians internationally ought not to be confounded with whether or not the Washington war state is maximized or minimized. Unfortunately, many American Christians (and Americans in general) have accepted the self-justifying narrative of the state, based on liberal internationalism, regarding foreign intervention.

Traditionally, a foreign intervention directed by Washington in other countries have led to adverse outcomes for Christians, yet American Christians have been unaware, remained silent, or supported the intervention. On the other hand, when withdrawal threatens to slightly minimize the war state, like withdrawing from Afghanistan, has adverse outcomes for Christians, American Christians demand that the military remain, and the intervention continue. This is an inconsistency. The common factor is not care for foreign Christians but whatever benefits Washington’s war state.

It should also be mentioned that these interventions have led to disaster in the region and arguably made Americans less safe. These interventions have not achieved the promised results, they have wasted trillions of American taxpayer dollars, they have led to many deaths and countless injuries, they have destabilized the region and created future problems that will require further interventions, and Washington has allied with, funded, trained, supported, and empowered our next enemies.

Furthermore, we cannot have empire abroad through foreign intervention and occupation and liberty at home. America is supposed to be an example of peace and freedom to the whole world. It is not the troops, it is not the American people, it is the state. Christians should be wary of these arguments for foreign intervention, occupation, and war because the Washington war state establishment has shown itself willing both to endanger and to protect Christians through its actions, whatever forwards its interests and justifies its continued existence, money, and power.

Joshua Mawhorter is a high school teacher of government, economics, and American history and teaches the Bible, theology, apologetics, church history, and philosophy at his local church.

  • [1] Daniel Pipes, “Support the Syrian Rebels?,” National Review, May 12, 2013.
  • [2] Paul Wood, “Face-to-face with Abu Sakkar, Syria’s ‘heart-eating cannibal,’” BBC, July 5, 2013.
  • [3] Pipes, “Support the Syrian Rebels?,” National Review, May 12, 2013.
  • [4] Sidney Blumenthal, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment: From Conservative ideology to Political Power (New York: HarperCollins, 1998), 124.


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  1. I know of only TWO church leaders in the United States who know exactly what is going on in the United States and around the world. The first is Chuck Baldwin (whom I support) in Kalispell, Montana and the second is Louis Farrakhan, in Chicago. If there are others, I do not know about them.

    American “churches” are so worried about losing their tax-exempt status that they dare not inform their congregations as to what is really going on.

  2. Self defense ultimately is the rightful strategy. Jesus (Son of the Living God) is a realist and will not allow His people to be killed off and not defend themselves against the likes of ISIS. The happy-clapper Zionist lovers with Scofield’s interpretation of worshiping Jews in order to be blessed (as we can see how US is blessed!!) and rapture… is a different faith than those in the ancient Churches in ME. Our Priests and Deacons often would take up arms to defend their people and communities. They practiced pure Christianity under very difficult conditions and stood up to Muslims who were set on destroying them, and very often paid the ultimate price in order to keep the Faith. Unfortunately, the Western Christian Missionaries became part of the problem in late 1800’s and early 1900’s -by trying to convert them to Roman Catholicism, Protestant or Russian Orthodox in order to expand their influence. They would play politics in the region and eventually backing the Turks against the Christians. The Russians did actually help Christians survival in the region but only until the Russian revolution -when they went back to their country. Being left with reliance on Western countries, ME Christians were slaughtered and ultimately started deserting their region and scattered around the world. The West is still doing the same today and worries more about Israel and Zionists than the Christians who still live in ME.

    • Such a simple question , should have a simple answer, but what religions do is immediately complicate it. A sure sign of rationalization invigorated by deceit. Then denial of what the entire world sees as obvious. A child’s tactic. Persecution is normally backlash for previous violence or missionaries going where they are not wanted. Invasion and forced or even attempted conversion, is the track record. Death and destruction of wisdom.

  3. The protector spirits have been usurped by religion and crown. Christianity is a warrior religion designed to be a military tool. Hence the ultimate sacrifice. It is extremely convenient.
    However, the Triumvirate daily plots the 3 factions against each other militarily due to financial and political considerations. It is an agreement between power brokers that the 3 factions will be turned on each other when convenience is to be observed. Precisely why I say, if the people knew the truth , they would tare down the cathedrals with their bare hands.
    Deception or usurpation of the protector spirit in the people, is no way, a successful long game plan. A very short minded choice. Childish actually and predictable.

    • From the moment I laid eyes on the structure and order and content of the text , it was apparent that this OT and NT was amalgamated and devised to direct armies. That is my input to theology. Jewish scholars rightly deny the OT is their history, to a point. The game of pretend starts at David. Where the myth is amalgamated with false history. The upper hierarchy of Christianity and Islam and Judaism know this. This is the triumvirate and they work in allegiance to the crowns. The antithesis of what the US intention is. Freedom of it, is freedom from it. It will not rule over us. They cannot hide their tricks. They will swallow humility. And people will be better for it. The truth shall set you free.

    • 1 John 4: Dear friends,(A) do not believe every spirit,(B) but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.(C) 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh(D) is from God,(E) 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist,(F) which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.(G)

      4 You, dear children,(H) are from God and have overcome them,(I) because the one who is in you(J) is greater than the one who is in the world.(K) 5 They are from the world(L) and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us.(M) This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth(N) and the spirit of falsehood.(O)

    • Elvin, if the test is only positive when it completely agrees with your belief, then it is a bad test.

      The test is to bring 2 priests, and see which one can make it rain or call the wind. This is something I have never seen any christian leader do, but plenty of others.

    • The request to test, is not an act of belief, it is an act of proof. Ultimately, people want to see. Especially when they are being directed to do things that do not correlate to their intuition.
      Currently, in the entire world, not a single priest is requesting a test, because it is not something that has not been done a thousand times to zero. And anyone who knows is not curious, and the religions dare not venture into it. It is a guaranteed loss. This question only exists, in the minds of those who follow Rome. It is laughable to the rest of the world. They tolerate to stay alive.

  4. I do not know of any message in a Christian New Testament that teaches them they need to get into physical warfare. I have at least 10 New Testament translations.
    If a so called Christian group teaches other wise, according to the New, they are wicked heretics.

    “God blesses those people who are merciful. They will be treated with mercy! God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him! God blesses those people who make peace. They will be called his children! God blesses those people who are treated badly for doing right. They belong to the kingdom of heaven. God will bless you when people insult you, mistreat you, and tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. Be happy and excited! You will have a great reward in heaven. People did these same things to the prophets who lived long ago.”
    (Matthew 5:7-12 Contemporary English Version

    • I seem to remember Jesus getting violent when he overthrew the blood sacrifice money changers…..and in five days they tortured and murdered him. No Christian should forget that FACT….and all should know exactly what the Talmud says about Jesus followers and the non-Jew.

      Read the Oded Yinon plan for growing Is-reel. That is where they support ISIS in neighbor countries and when they attack the Christians, Jews and Muslims, Is-reel offers (only) Jews a “settlement” to move to. Thus Christians and Muslims are displaced, while Jews go to Israel to steal, torture and make Is-reel bigger. Think I’m wrong? This is all planned to make Us Goy pay for and build IS-REEL.


  5. We might as well face it. The only people who get ahead in government or military are the ones who will sell their own country down the river.
    That’s what happens when government is under enemy occupation and control.
    It’s been that way for so long now, I can’t see it changing.
    But anything’s possible.
    I mean who would have ever thought the “land of the free and the home of the brave” could have ever been brought under total subjection?
    At least Eisenhower had the guts to admit it.

    • And the “spirit” which “occupies” that “government” and many others, is that “spirit” which Jesus told the Pharisees was their “father,” Satan, the spirit of anti-christ.

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