Welcome. This edition is a follow up article to FIND YOU VOICE 16 posted 23rd Nov 15 dealing with the migration crisis.
I don’t think there is any doubt that the summer migration crisis has gotten worse over the winter. With the civil war in Syria turning into an international conflict, Russia, France and Britain all joining the sectarian bloodletting. The refugee numbers are growing at an alarming rate. Towns and cities are being emptied of their populations and again we are seeing men women and children
feeling by the thousands with just the clothes on their backs.
We need to ask, since the big debate in the House of Commons about bombing Syria, the government seems to have gone very quiet on how it’s all going. The British have been operating in the skies above Syria for a few months now but yet refugees are still drowning at sea on a regular basis. The numbers are staggering, millions of people are living in refugee camps in the county’s niebouring Syria and all of these counties are small and relatively poor.
An intense Russian assault on one of the country's most populous cities has in the last few days sent as many as 20,000 people to the border crossing, as President Bashar al-Assad's troops close in on rebel-held territory.
The United Nations said on Friday that at least 15,000 people had fled the fighting, and that tens of thousands more were waiting at the border. Video footage showed thousands of people, mostly women, children and the elderly, massing at the Bab al-Salam border crossing. Moscow intervened militarily in Syria’s war at the end of September. Its air strikes first shored up Mr Assad’s north-western heartlands and then ground down rebel offensives on three fronts across the country, tipping the balance of power in favour of the regime.
This is why we don’t hear anything about the British contribution to the conflict, unlike the Russian campaign the Brits are pointless, ineffective, insignificant and just a token which will only lead to innocent loss of life and more refugees.
When the ex Polish foreign minister says clearly on the BBC that it is foreign policy that is to blame, with the destabilising actions of Britain and its allies in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya that have created the issues, no one batted an eyelid let alone called him a terrorist sympathiser. But if the likes of Jeremy Corbin say the truth like that then they are called traitors.
In 2016 the migration crisis will peak. The war in Syria will change as the Syrian government will control most of the country with the help of Russia and Iran, this will lead to millions of permanently displaced people all looking for somewhere safe they can call home. That’s just our view of things.
If you read this article then please read FIND YOUR VOICE 16 and don’t stay silent, please,