FAST FIVE: Watch: Putin Playfully Urges Syria's Assad To Host Trump Visit While Touring Biblical Site
Watch: Putin Playfully Urges Syria's Assad To Host Trump Visit While Touring Biblical Site After a video aired on Russian television featuring dialogue between Assad and Putin during the latter's visit to Damascus last week, The Hill reports of the now viral clip: “In a video of the conversation between Assad and Putin at the Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Damascus, Assad mentions the Apostle Paul's conversion to Christianity after a vision at the gate of Damascus.” Putin and Assad in Damascus, Syria, on January 7.
Assad then in joking manner said that visiting the ancient biblical site would make Trump a better person: “If Trump arrives along this road, he will become a good man.” Putin jokes Assad should invite Trump to visit Damascus.
The leaders were referring to the Straight Street, which leads to Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus, & to Apostle Paul whose life was transformed after a vision he had as he walked on that road.
He had attended a high level military briefing with Assad and the two countries' defense ministers at a headquarters in the Syrian capital, and also toured parts of the city and historic sites and churches. Putin and Assad visited the Marian Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in Damascus which dates back to the beginning of Christianity pic.twitter.com/OV7uSMzX9G – Ali (@CoolHuh_) January 7, 2020 Even though the invitation appears to have been offered in jest, it would be interesting if it actually did gain Trump's attention.
He will come.”https://t.co/5dRxuvku08 – Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) January 13, 2020 Putin's visit to the Orthodox Christian cathedral in Damascus, seat of the Patriarch of Antioch, is infused with symbolism given Moscow has throughout the war in Syria seen itself as the 'protector' of the region's sizable minority of Christians. Syria's Christian leaders in turn have not only stuck with the Assad government, fearing extermination under the 'alternative' of jihadist forces which sought to overthrow him, but have been on record as seeing Russian intervention as good thing. Tyler Durden Tue, 01/14/2020 – 15:35 Tags Religion Belief Politics.