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Russia Foreign Minister Blasts West for Failing Christianity Particularly in the Middle East

Russia Foreign Minister Blasts West for Failing Christianity Particularly in the Middle East
Says West is ashamed of its own roots

OPINION

The Saker
http://russia-insider.com/
November 28, 2014

This is an excerpt from a longer article on the author's blog discussing Lavrov's speech last weekend to a Russian foreign policy group in Moscow.

Notice the clear contempt which Lavrov has for a pseudo-Christian "West" which dares not speak in defense of persecuted Christians, denies its own roots, and does not even respect its own traditions:

"So far, those who are not guided by real problems, but rather by a desire to quickly grab things from freshly turned up ground. It is deplorable. Exporting revolutions -- be they democratic, communist or others -- never brings any good.

State, public and civilizational structures are actually disintegrating in the Middle East--North Africa region. The destructive energy released in the process can scorch states that are located far beyond this region.

Terrorists (including the Islamic State) are claiming a national status. Moreover, they are already beginning to create quasi-governmental bodies there that engage in the administrative work.

On this backdrop, minorities, including Christians, are banished. In Europe, these issues are deemed not politically correct. They are ashamed when we invite them to do something about it together at the OSCE.

They wonder why would we focus specifically on Christians? How is that special? The OSCE has held a series of events dedicated to keeping memories about the Holocaust and its victims alive.

A few years ago, the OSCE started holding events against Islamophobia. We will be offering an analysis of the processes leading to Christianophobia.

On 4-5 December, OSCE ministerial meetings will be held in Basel, where we will present this proposal. The majority of EU member states elude this topic, because they are ashamed to talk about it.

Just as they were ashamed to include in what was then the EU constitution drafted by Valery Giscard d'Estaing a phrase that Europe has Christian roots.

If you don't remember or respect your own roots and traditions, how would you respect the traditions and values of other people? This is straightforward logic.

On 4-5 December, OSCE ministerial meetings will be held in Basel, where we will present this proposal. The majority of EU member states elude this topic, because they are ashamed to talk about it.

Just as they were ashamed to include in what was then the EU constitution drafted by Valery Giscard d'Estaing a phrase that Europe has Christian roots.

If you don't remember or respect your own roots and traditions, how would you respect the traditions and values of other people? This is straightforward logic. "

Friends, what we are witnessing before our eyes is not some petty statement about the Ukraine or sanctions, it is the admission by Lavrov of a fundamental "clash of civilizations", but not between some wholly imaginary "Christian West" and Islam, but between Christian Russia and the post-Christian West.

Russia did not want this conflict. Russia did everything in her power to prevent it.

But the West left Russia no choice and Russia now openly declares her willingness to fight and prevail.

For the full take on Mr. Lavrov's speech click here:
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/11/absolutely-crucial-statement-by-foreign.html

"The Saker" is a pseudonym for a top level American military analyst who lives in Florida, the author of the leading blog covering the Ukraine crisis, The Vineyard of the Saker, which gets an astounding 50,000 page views per day. (August - September 2014). His articles are some of the most popular on Russia Insider.

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