Western intervention in Iraq ‘disastrous’, bishop told – Christian Today

Western intervention in Iraq has been catastrophic for the region's ancient civilisation, the Rt Rev Geoffrey Rowell was told on a visit to the region on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Rowell visited Erbil and Iraqi Kurdistan in December with Rev Dr William Taylor, Chair of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association, following an earlier meeting at Lambeth Palace with leaders of Middle Eastern Churches.

Mark Woods. Christian Today. 9 February 2015

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  1. “Fr Gabriel, who received us, spoke strongly about the consequences of the Iraq wars for Iraq’s ancient civilization. ‘You have’, he said, ‘turned the Tigris and Euphrates into rivers of blood’ – an indication of the depth of feeling of a clearly devout Christian monk concerning western intervention in Iraq…

    “The Iraqi Army and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces do not engender sufficient trust to be seen as safeguarding Christian returnees – some kind of international guarantor would also be needed.”

    This is the dilemma.

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