I will say however that I believe the heresy of Americanism has contributed to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
It was the American Cardinals at the second Vatican council who accused Cardinal Tapouni of 'anti-Semitism' for staying neutral on the Declaration 'On Jews' (how can Cardinal Tappouni be anti-Semitic? he is a Semite).
Cardinal Tappouni's objection to the declaration on the Jews was not because he was an 'anti-semite' but rather his fear of a negative backlash against his flock by Muslims, he stated that the declaration was simply a politically correct act. All his predictions about persecution proved to be correct.
Patriarch Ignatius Cardinal Tappouni
I will finish of by asking you to PRAY FOR SYRIA and pray that there will be no military intervention.
"Pray for the Church in Syria" - St Ignatius of Antioch
With the prayers of the Birth-Giver of God Maryam and Mor Ephrem, God Bless you all