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Great article from the Catholic Family News. I am of the opinion that western military has been used since the WW1 to undermine Christian Nations and communities the world over.This article speaks to this to some degree:

Quote: is an attempt to force Iraqi Christians to leave Iraq and to empty Iraq of Christians.”18 This purge seems to be successful. There had been about 1.4 million Christians in Iraq, but according to a recent
State Department report, there are an estimated 400,000 to 600,000 Christians who remain. More than half have fled since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. Human Event’s John Hayward wrote on December 20, “Thousands of Christians have fled to Kurdish enclaves in Syria, Jordon, Lebanon. The Kurdish government has been working to assist the refugees … Better than fifteen thousand Iraqi Christians...

....Faced with this mounting persecution of Christians, to what can we look for the answer? Can we look towards the military might of the United States to end the persecution? Many Iraqi Catholics say no, claiming they are much worse off now than prior to the 2003 invasion. Just before the United States launched its 2003 Iraq operation, Chronicles writer Wayne Allensworth warned, “Iraqi Christians say they will be the first victims of a war that might dismember their country, unleashing ethnic and religious conflicts that Baghdad had previously suppressed. Tariq, a Christian merchant in Baghdad, told the French weekly Marianne that ‘if the United States goes to war against our country… (t)he Wahhabis and other fundamentalists will take advantage of the confusion to throw us out of our homes, destroy us as a community and declare Iraq an Islamic nation’.” Allensworth continued, “If recent history is any indication, Tariq has cause for
concern. The Shiite uprising in southern Iraq during the first Gulf War – encouraged and then abandoned by Washington – targeted Christians. Many Christians had supported Saddam’s regime, in spite of creeping Islamification, as their best hope for survival in the Islamic Middle East.”