This video says about itself:
Amnesty slams EU response to Syrian refugees
13 Dec 2013
Amnesty International says the failure of EU leaders to provide a safe haven for Syrian refugees was ‘outrageous’, after revealing in a damning report that member states have offered places for just 12,340 people over the next year.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Saturday, 14 December 2013
UK has not offered to take in a single Syrian refugee!
THE fact that the UK ruling coalition is involved up to its neck in organising the war in Syria, and is also keeping it going, is well known. It has permitted hundreds of Islamists to go from the UK to fight the Assad regime and still insists that it is in favour of regime change – that is, the carnage continuing.
Only a ‘no’ vote in the UK House of Commons stopped Cameron and Hague sending British troops into Syria as part of an Anglo-American invasion force.
That vote, in fact, reinforced the opposition of the US public to the war and prevented Obama from going to war. …
Following the US-UK-Saudi–Qatari–Turkish-backed invasion of Syria by tens of thousands of Islamists, the country has been ruined, hundreds of thousands of people are now refugees, hungry and cold in camps all over the Middle East, while in Syria the slaughter of the innocents continues at the hands of NATO’s allies.
In fact, the Islamist and Al-Qaeda militants have turned on each other.
A report by the Syrian ‘opposition’ National Council for Truth, Justice and Reconciliation website stated yesterday that: ‘The ISIL (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has control of the offices of Liwa Suqur al-Sham and Liwa Ahfad al-Rasul. It also seized large weapons caches belonging to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA). These caches contained weapons and ammunition provided by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the US through Turkey.
‘These developments prompted Abu-Abd-al-Malik, the head of the Shari’ah Committee of Ahrar al-Sham, to take the harshest and most violent position against the ISIL since the beasts and hyenas of the two herds began to devour each other.’
The UK ruling class which loves to pose as ‘caring’ does not give a damn for the Syrian people.
This is rammed home by the fact that the cynical British bourgeoisie has not offered to accept a single Syrian exile into Britain!
‘European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle’, human rights group Amnesty says.
Only 10 member states have offered to take in refugees and even then only 12,000, it complains. The UK and Italy have offered no places at all, it adds!
The UN estimates almost 2.3 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries since March 2011.
Hague and Cameron weep crocodile tears for the Syrian people whose plight they have engineered, while not offering to resettle a single Syrian in the UK.
Britain’s policy on Syria has just been sunk, and nobody noticed | The Independent: here.
Asylum seeker filmed weeping tells her story: here.
Despite voting for military action in Syria, the chairman of an important US Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee said the US and much of the world have been highly skeptical of the value of military intervention. Speaking last week in Manama, Bahrain’s capital, at The Manama Dialogue for Regional Security, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said a Sept. 4 committee vote was not taken to the full Senate because there was a diplomatic opening with Syria to explore the destruction of its chemical weapons: here.
TORTURE, flogging, and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), an armed group that controls large areas of northern Syria, said Amnesty International in a briefing published on Thursday: here.
Having failed to advance regime-change through talks in Geneva, Washington is stepping up its funding and arming of Islamist and mercenary fighters in Syria: here.
- Syrian refugees facing extreme hardship as blizzards hit region (theguardian.com)
- Britain should “hang its head in shame” over Syrian refugee crisis (newstatesman.com)
- EU failing Syria refugees – Amnesty (bbc.co.uk)
- More misery for Syrian refugees as heavy snow hits Middle East (abc.net.au)
- Mikati: Lebanon disappointed with Syrian refugee aid (dailystar.com.lb)
- Winter storm hits Syrian refugees (bbc.co.uk)
- UK criticised over failing to resettle Syrian refugees (itv.com)
- The Bankruptcy of the West’s Syrian Policy (counterpunch.org)