In 1973, "Henry Kissinger came to President Frangieh and asked him to deport all Christians from Lebanon." - Lebanese Christian bishop Antoine al-Shedrawi.
Video Title: Lebanese Bishop: Plan to Drive Christians out of Mideast is Decades-Old Western Policy. Source: Eretz Zen. Date Published: October 25, 2013. Description:
In a televised interview with Lebanese MTV, Lebanese Christian bishop Antoine al-Shedrawi discusses the current situation of the Syrian Christians, the status of the two Aleppo bishops kidnapped by rebels, and the exodus of Christians from the Middle East. He blames the current expulsion of Christians from the Mideast on Western foreign policy. He points to an example in 1973 when then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked Lebanese President Suleiman Frangieh to get all Lebanese Christians deported from their homeland.Quotes from the video below:
Source: MTV (Lebanon)
"Host: Do you have any impression that there is anything specific, i.e. the Christians are being targeted or are they just like the rest of the Syrian people?It is very interesting that Zionist-friendly France recently offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing from ISIS terrorists.
Lebanese Christian bishop Antoine al-Shedrawi: No, they are being definitely targeted, and I have said it in a statement that I made in Mexico and that was published in Lebanon. . . Since 1973, they are being targeted. . . when Henry Kissinger came to President Frangieh and asked him to deport all Christians from Lebanon. President Frangieh told him: "The land is ours, and we shall defend it until the last drop of our blood."
There is a foreign policy, an American policy and an European one, unfortunately, which is to hit Syria from every possible side. However, it is also to hit the Christians first. The plan is to drive the Christians out of the East. . . Because the Christian presence [in the East], and all people know it as we know it, is a significant threat to Israel."
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako, Iraq's most senior church leader, said back in April: "The church is facing a disaster, and if the situation continues along this course, our numbers in the coming 10 years will be not more than a few thousand."
When thousands of Christians in Mosul were forced to leave after ISIS captured the city in June, the world responded with a shrug.