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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Trump "Trumps" world Syrian refugee crisis

Following the fall of Germany after World War II, the people of the world asked, "How did the Germans not know about the Nazi death camps?".  Well, I'm asking today's world, "How can we not know about the Syrian refugee crises?"  Moreover, Americans are more absorbed in the vitriolic narratives of Donald Trump than we are concerned about the human carnage going on in Syria. We have a responsibility to respond to this question and care for those suffering as a result of this humanitaran tragedy.
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Syrian Refugee "death" Crisis - How can the world not know this is happening?
Frankly, I'm embarassed about how Donald Trump's presidential campaign gets top billing over world news. 

American media pander for viewer ratings by giving Donald Trump all the free exposure he absorbs, like quicksand. Yet, they're ignoring the Syrian refugee crisis, the horrific destruction of the city of Aleppo, the deaths of children by drowning as families flee from Greece to Turkey across the Aegean Sea and desperate people who are dying from starvation as part of President Bashar al-Assad's campaign of tyranny to win a revolution he has the power to stop.  In fact, the Turkish and Italian Coast Guards are picking up the bodies of drowned children like dead fish, as they suffer with their families in over capacity capsized boats, trying to reach Turkey.

Here is a link to a fact filled website with informaton Americans and the world must know about the Syrian refugee crises. In fact, the Syrian refugee crises is the largest humanitarian disaster happening in the world today and the ramifications from the tragedy will remain with us for generations. It's unconcianable for the world to continue to let this crises continue, especially when the solution is to eliminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In fact, Assad is one mortal man. He must receive justice for the murder and forced dislocaiton of tens of thousands (by some counts, even millions) of his own people, plus the resulting annihilation of his country, as a result of a civil war he could've stopped. Tragically, Assad won't stop the horrendous Syrian civil war. He won't stop it because doing so will put his life on trial and, besides, Russia's President Putin is propping him up like the corpse at an old fashioned Irish wake.

What you need to know: Crisis in Syria, refugees, and the impact on children -

Syria crisis: Fast facts
  • 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance.
  • 4.6 million Syrians are refugees, and 6.6 million are displaced within Syria; half are children.
  • Most Syrian refugees remain in the Middle East, in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt; about 10 percent of the refugees have fled to Europe.
  • Children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited. Millions have been forced to quit school.

Why are Syrians fleeing their homes?
  • Violence: Since the Syrian civil war began, 320,000 people have been killed, including nearly 12,000 children. About 1.5 million people have been wounded or permanently disabled, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.4 The war has become more deadly since foreign powers joined the conflict.
  • Collapsed infrastructure: Within Syria, healthcare, education systems, and other infrastructure have been destroyed; the economy is shattered.
  • Children’s safety: Syrian children — the nation’s hope for a better future — have lost loved ones, suffered injuries, missed years of schooling, and witnessed violence and brutality. Warring parties forcibly recruit children to serve as fighters, human shields, and in support roles, according to the U.S. State Department.
Eventually, President Assad and Russia's Czar Putin will die, but the Syrian refugee crises will continue to unfold after hose two are into rigor mortis. 

Will powerful people, those who were able to help resolve the Syrian crises, be able to face the consequences of having done nothing when they are asked, "How could you not know?".

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