Associated Press/Photo by Hassan Ammar

Trump says ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria strike

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/14/18, 08:57 am

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared a joint military strike on Syria “perfectly executed.” The United States, France, and Britain on Friday night launched cruise missiles at the Syrian capital of Damascus to destroy President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons capability and punish him for using the banned weapons on his own people. “Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “Could not have had a better result.

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Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

The paralysis on Syria

Syria | Warning: Local war crimes don’t stay local
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/12/18, 03:55 pm

The latest grim scenes from Syria come in a grim month. April marks the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the ethnic and religious cleansing by the Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915. It saw the killing of 1.5 million Armenians and 250,000 Assyrian Christians, forever changing the complexion of Turkey and neighbors Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Long-timers contend, rightly, Islamic extremism gained ground in that soil as religious and ideological diversity nearly was obliterated.

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Through fire to forgiveness

Faith & Inspiration | The ‘Napalm Girl’ of Vietnam says a bomb pointed her to Christ
by June Cheng
Posted 4/12/18, 02:50 pm

With the snap of a camera, a photojournalist immortalized the most agonizing moment of Kim Phuc Phan Thi’s life: The 9-year-old girl was running from air raids on the Vietnamese village of Trang Bang, naked, arms spread, screaming in pain from the napalm burning her neck, back, and arms.

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