Kessab, Syria and the ABC, inter al.

Time magazine had a brief essay on the subject of Islamists and the Syrian border town of Kessab.  It seemed largely sympathetic to the marauders.  A blogger, Mark Movsesian, with First Things informed readers of the existence and events at the place.  He further observed:

Many Armenian Christians in Kessab descend from refugees who fled the last great persecution of Christians in the region, the Armenian Genocide of 1915–itself a byproduct, in part, of a jihad the Ottoman Empire declared against Christians during World War I. The sad ironies will not escape any of the Christians in Syria today.

Mark Twain’s rhyming history diligently creates new couplets.  

And western media?  Except for Time as mentioned, neither seen nor heard.

 

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