Friendly Fire is worse then enemy fire. Who was it who said that the “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"? Ah yes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So we've put up The Clash for our friends in the West, but perhaps prayer would be better. What was it Job prayed? "I know that my Redeemer lives." (Job 19). In sorting out the truth from the fiction, this we know is true. Our Redeemer lives, whatever state we find our skin.