18 October, 2015

Russian priest blessing missiles to fight against Syrian Muslim rebels

This is the article showing the 21st Century crusading against the bad Muslims. The United States might stain the bullets with pork blood but that did not really add any Christian crusading factor. Now priests are doing some activities to help the crusading against bad guys from the desert.

The blessing of missiles comes after Patriarch Kirill, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, declared that Russia's intervention in Syria, which is aimed at the rebels currently aligned against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is a "holy battle."

"Russia took a responsible decision to use military forces to protect the Syrian people from the woes brought on by the tyranny of terrorists," Kirill said.

Russia has been carrying out a high tempo of airstrikes largely against nationalist Syrian rebels, with few strikes against ISIS, since September 30. Moscow has signaled that it is in for the long haul in the country after having moved large supplies of aircraft, tanks, munitions, and even singers and dancers for entertainment to Syria.

Moscow has declared that its intervention is aimed at defeating ISIS, but maps of Russian airstrikes seem to indicate that Russia is significantly more interested in propping up the Assad regime than destroying the Islamic State. (http://elicit.wix.com/the-watchdog#!An-Orthodox-priest-blesses-Russian-missiles-for-airstrikes-in-Syria/c193z/56238df00cf2c3a4a71404d9)