[quote=Salvo]I agree. I think it’s crude how so many people blindly supported the Iraqi war thinking they were “gonna bomb them Muslims” and had no idea that they were bombing Christians as well…
Actually while I have heard that “said” it was not what I had heard from the inhabitants in that area of the world generally; not knowing any specific individual in Iraq, I held my opinion to myself but then there is this:
"…Secret documents found in Iraq reveal a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by former President Saddam Hussein against indigenous Assyrian Christians living in northern Iraq.
According to the Rev. Ken Joseph Jr., a leader in the Assyrian Christian community, the documents tell of a “decades-long pattern” of persecution and “Islamization” by Saddam.
Writes Joseph in a column on AssyrianChristians.com:
“Entitled ‘The Settlements and Villages of the Christian Assyrians in the Region of Kurdistan Iraq,’ the document, which goes to 104 pages, is a shocking view of a previously mostly unknown campaign of terror against a tiny minority in Iraq.”
Joseph says 290 villages were named in the documentation with the word “destroyed” next to each one.
“The document with ‘Confidential For Internal Use Only’ and subtitled ‘The Contribution of the International Non-Governmental Organizations to the Islamization of Assyrian Villages’ goes into great detail on the destruction of the indigenous people of the region,” he writes. …"