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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 10:18 AM

Ma'loula or Maaloula is a village in Syria with historical and archeological significance... [View all]

Ma'loula or Maaloula ( Aramaic: ܡܥܠܘܠܐ‎, Maʿlūlā; Arabic: معلولا‎ Maʿlūlā ) is a village in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma'loula

It is known as one of three places where Western Aramaic is still spoken, the other two being the nearby villages Jubb Adin and Bakh'a.


Regardless of faith and politics there are historical sites there that do indeed have archeological significance.
The village is on a UNESCO list of tentative world heritage sites. http://news.yahoo.com/activists-syrian-rebels-christian-village-093722827.html

I hope the rebels respect the history of that place and do not behave like the marauders who destroyed tombs in Timbuktu.

One of the problems with the Syria conflict is that the "Bad Guy" is protecting minority faiths from the "good guys"... and even that is overly simplistic. There is so much going sideways in that country that if there is indeed one place where we do not need to be picking sides, it is this place.

I get it that we can not just sit on our hands while people suffer. So let's make sure that those neighboring countries that are getting tremendous amounts of refugees, also get tremendous amounts of real support. We as a country should be sending cargo planes full of clean water, clothing, and food. How many meals could we serve for a million dollars.

We are ready to spend at least a billion dollars bombing Syria. Why can't we leave the bombs at home and spend a billion dollars trying to help the people fleeing that mess?

I wish the President would go to congress to ask them to vote for massive amounts of humanitarian aid for the host countries that are resettling so many millions of people trying to flee the madness that is going on on Syria.

Why can't we. instead of bombing Syria, send aid and support to Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq?

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