NOT ONLY WILL THE WORLD DO NOTHING TO TO HELP SYRIANS STOP ASSAD, THIS IS WHERE THEY OFFER OUR REFUGEES ‘SHELTER’. Jordan (Al-Zaatari): Oct 2, 2012 - This is one of the many reasons it’s hard for Syrians not to be cynical. This is the shelter that the world offers Syrians fleeing the very real massacres of Assad’s forces.
Syria’s immediate neighbors have all but shut their doors to the flood of desperate, hungry and terrorized refugees. In Lebanon, the Hezbullah dominated government has given it’s approval for it’s satellite militia’s to kidnap Syrians from their hospital beds. Funny how quick these same Lebanese forget when the Syrian people opened their homes to tens of thousands of them in 2006.
In Iraq, the Maliki lead government, which has proven to be nothing more than a re-incarnation of Saddam, albeit very sectarian in nature, takes it’s queues from Iran now. Most of the 8,000 or so refugees who fled Syria’s eastern-most province of Dier Ezzor to Iraq have family members over the border, yet the government has chosen instead to imprison (literally) them in camps and have made it clear that Syrians are not welcome and that Iraq will not offer their neighbors any safe haven. This is after some 2million refugees settled across Syria and by some estimates more than 4million Iraqi’s transited, safely & unmolested, through the country to other places.
In Jordan, border guards have actually sent whole families back across the border on numerous occasions to suffer a fate we all know is worse than death. With the opening of the Zaatari camp some months ago, Syrians were led to believe they had a safe haven in a brotherly neighbor only to find themselves in a squalid, hellish, dust-swept camp with little water, no electricity and few resources. Many Palestinian refugees living in Syria are still denied access and sent back or placed in camps much worse than the Zaatari Camp. Families living in these camps have suffered the humiliation of having to marry off their daughters to online ‘bidders’ or in “auctions” as they have been resigned to think that doing so will save these girls from the misery of daily life at the camps.
Turkey has been the most friendly and open neighbor, hosting approximately 80,000 refugees in formal camps with at least another 100,000 or so crossing informally. The government has also tolerated the Free Syrian Army establishing ad-hoc safe houses and supply routes into Syria. However the Turks recent closure of formal border crossings and the denial of entry to any new refugees has caused a dire situation on the Syrian side of the border where as of this writing 10,000+ refugees are waiting to enter from a dirty, sqalid no-man’s land. This is (in my opinion) a political move to force the World to accept the Turkish proposal of establishing a safe-zone within Northern Syria. Turkey does not want more Syrians crossing for it’s own domestic/political reasons.
The world has abandoned the people of Syria. Our neighbors would rather forget about us. And you dare to ask why Syrians are cynical?