Category Archives: Syria

Trump good. Assad bad.


I seem to be missing something?

It seems that Assad – allegedly – gassing 70 ‘women and children’ civilians in Idlib is a war crime and a crime against humanity. Trump-etting on about the ‘beautiful babies’ murdered by the wicked Assad – allegedly – requires an ‘appropriate and measured response’ from the USA by chucking 59 cruise missiles at an empty air base from which the ‘alleged’ chemical strike was ‘allegedly’ launched.

However, it does seem to be OK for the USAF to blow the living shit out of three times that number in Mosul using their nice eco-friendly non chemical bombs. The number of beautifully babies pulled out of the rubble there seems to be perfectly acceptable because we blew them up instead of gassing them.

So – Trump good, Assad bad. America good, Assad bad.

I condemn the USA for sticking it’s nose into Syria. Equally I condemn Russia for doing the same thing. It would be best for all if both countries pulled out and let the Syrians get on with their internal conflict without external interference. It is, after all, their affair and none of our business.

But no. Now America is banging on about regime change – because that worked so well in Iraq and Afghanistan didn’t it?

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Aleppo

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There’s not been a lot else on the news this week apart from the situation in Aleppo. Frankly, I’m getting a bit sick of hearing about it. Sure, what we’re hearing is very sad but do we really have to have saturation news coverage?

There’s been a lot of talk about war crimes, human rights, humanitarian aid and moral responsibility. Nice words, but what use are they really? I feel sorry for the civilians in Aleppo caught up in the middle of a bloody siege in the midst of civil war, watching their friends and relatives die and their home raised to the ground. But war crimes?

At the end of the day, all war is a crime. Human rights? Well, when one side deliberately melds into the civilian population in the hope that a human shield will give them cover from their enemies, it’s a bit rich to start bleating about human rights, isn’t it?

There’s a lot been said about the wicked Assad regime – notice the BBC no longer uses the phrase ‘Syrian Government’ but ‘Assad Regime’. Little is said in the outright media bias about the other side. And how much of what we see in the media can we really trust? Isn’t it amazing that in a city where the communications infrastructure is literally shot to shit, they still manage to get pictures and reports out so easily and quickly? Propaganda? Shurely not!

Much has also been made about the cease fire. That’s the cease fire that been put into place by the wicked ‘Assad regime’ and it’s wicked Russian allies. Much has also been made of the slowdown in evacuating civilians and fighters from the city, but hang on a minute! If you were the government side, wouldn’t you want to make sure that the people you were evacuating were genuine and not rebels sneaking out to re-arm and attack you again? I know I would…

And what of tis country having a ‘moral responsibility’ to help? Well, no we don’t actually. It’s a civil war in a foreign country and, frankly, it’s none of our business.

I hope that the siege of Aleppo ends soon and that the Syrian civil war ends soon so innocent people caught in the middle stop being killed and can get on with rebuilding their country and their lives.

But it’s still bugger all to do with us…

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Let’s talk Turkey




You might find this a bit heavy for an Easter Saturday but thats just too bad because Nigel Farage – whatever you might think of him – is here talking one hell of a lot of sense about the supposed ‘deal’ between the EU and Turkey.

Well worth a couple of minutes of your life to listen to this and then ask yourself whether you really want to remain in this shitfest of a union…?

This is a good deal?!?

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So after days of ‘difficult and intense negotiation’, the Fourth Reich has capitulated to the Turks. It seems the anything is fine as long as it doesn’t jeopardise Turkish admission to the EU…

Can anyone explain to me exactly how the ‘deal’ being reached between the Reich and Turkey is going to reduce the number of migrants coming in to Europe? The plan is that the ‘irregular’ migrants reaching Greece will be returned to Turkey – provided that for each each one returned Europe takes one ‘genuine’ refugee from the camps on the Syrian border and resettles them in the EU.

So basically the same number of migrants enter Europe – only, of course, the ‘irregular’ migrants will continue to come anyway. And in return for this, Turkey gets visa free entry into the EU. This means that not only do we get a continuing flow of illegals, but also a load of ‘legals’ as well as a load of Turks.

And what does the EU get in return? Well, bugger all actually except for a bill for €6 billion in Turkish blackmail money and an even bigger increase in migration than we have at the moment.

And while we’re at it, how are we going to get those migrants onto the boats in Greece to return them to Turkey? I foresee a few problems in that. They’re not exactly going to go quietly are they?

But Britain doesn’t need to worry because we’ve got Cameron and his first rate negotiating skills. According to Cave-In-Dave, Britain has ‘an absolutely rock-solid opt-out from these things, so there’s no prospect of Britain joining a common asylum process in Europe’

I’ll believe that when I see it…