Mission Network News
January 11th, 2013
Syria (MNN) -- Pre-emptive or not, Israel has entered into the fray surrounding Syria. The January 30 airstrike and a third installation of the Iron Dome was proof of that and raised concerns about a march toward war. However, SAT-7 CEO Terry Ascott says the strike had an unintended effect: unity. "President Assad's status has gone up several points in the wake of the Israeli attack because he was then seen as a victim of Israeli aggression, and this garnered the sympathy of neighboring Arab states as well." Secondly, Syria's resources are spread too thin already. But no matter who wins, "It's not going to be good news for most Syrians and certainly for minorities such as the Kurds, or the Alawites, or the Christians." SAT-7 is a Christian satellite television ministry to the region. While they don't focus on politics, their programming team does look at impact. "We're more aimed at the plight and loss of hope for individuals, praying for these individuals, and trying to put a Christian perspective on the whole situation."
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