On 24 Sep 2015 at 8:21pm sceptic wrote:
You cant help but feel sorry for all those people fleeing from their war torn country. There must be more young men fleeing than there are left behind causing all this trouble. My question is why cant they train all the young men over the age of 18 ( a bit like national service ) and then when they are ready send them back to fight and reclaim their country. All the countries that are taking them in could play a part in this. Just a thought.
On 24 Sep 2015 at 8:35pm concerned wrote:
why are so many young fit men running away and leaving the women and children behind, every time I see the crowds of refugees it seems to be nearly all young men, where are all the women and children, and in amongst the crowds there are hardly any old people. just saying what I see on the telly.
On 24 Sep 2015 at 8:47pm Somethings Gotta Change wrote:
That would be too simple me thinks.
The laughing young men that you speak about are 'seeking a better future' yes they want it ready made for them.
To fight for ones own Country, to debate/fight for change, to change their own Countries leaders would be too hard it would seem.
My Parents & Grandparents and those that went before them that put money & peaceful social politics into changing our Country for the better would be turning in their Graves.
Unfortunately I can see our fair Nation getting swamped!
On 24 Sep 2015 at 9:32pm Country Boy wrote:
There is always a flip side to a story. I work with a girl who moved to England from Hungary two years ago. She didn't come to work yesterday because she has had to return to Hungary in an emergency and try and help her mother recover her home that has been 'seized' by a group of migrants. Fact!
On 24 Sep 2015 at 10:04pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I can see the logic, but I think it would create more problems. Sadly I think the Russians and Chinese were right all along - keeping Assad in power and crushing any opposition, as Egypt has now done, would have been the lesser of several evils. Getting rid of Gadaffi has done Libya no real favours - we naively expect democracy but instead we get anarchy.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 6:54am When the cat is dead wrote:
The mice will swarm.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 8:53am Rosie wrote:
Some 2 million 'Syrians' have been camped in Turkey on the Syrian border. Both sides of the border have largely Kurdish populations. The Kurds in Turkey have been in a state of semi insurrection for several decades. The massive exodus of Syrians from Turkey coincides with the intervention of Turkey in Syria. It seems the Turks have been bombing Kurds in Northern Syria rather than just Daesh/IS/Isil. The Kurds in Iraq and in Syria have been the most effective fighting force against Daesh. The Turks may be expelling young Kurdish men from the camps which would explain what Concerned has noticed. What we need is some honest intelligence of what's behind this massive migration and a regional policy on how to deal with it. Cameron's ostrich-like approach won't work and shameful.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 4:06pm The Old Mayor wrote:
There is and has been Consription in Syria for quite a while, however, they still need more and it has been stepped up in a much more aggressive manner, arresting and tracking down young eligible men in the streets. Bit like the old Press Gangs we had here for the Navy several hundred years ago. So all those men are fleeing, both their country and the chance to fight for it. Probably do the same here if we needed to call on them.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 4:55pm One volunteer wrote:
is worth 10 pressed men.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 8:41pm concerned wrote:
thankyou for that Rosie, at last an answer to the question, instead of just a thumbs down. with all the miss information, its hard to know what to believe. I wish all people on this forum were as informative.
On 25 Sep 2015 at 10:44pm Belladonna wrote:
Concerned - which faction in Syria's civil war do you think all these 'fit young men' should be fighting for ?
On 26 Sep 2015 at 7:26am concerned wrote:
well belladonna, I don't believe ANY side of a war is right, so the answer to your question is NONE. but if one has to fight, I suppose you fight for what is right for you.
the middle east seem to fight each other if someone sneezes the wrong way. so which ever side they choose. if that side wins, it only wins until the next fraction comes along and starts again!
On 26 Sep 2015 at 7:28am concerned wrote:
just out of interest Belladonna why don't you tell us which side you THINK is right?
On 27 Sep 2015 at 7:35am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think it's quite possible that there isn't a right side. Daesh definitely aren't the right side, Assad's a tyrant so his side isn't the right side either, but apart from not being in favour of the other two, we don't know what those opposing Assad are in favour of apart from getting rid of Assad, so I don't feel I'm in a position to form an opinion.
It so often seems to happen that when a dictator is deposed it just creates a vacancy for another one, the whole of the situation in Middle East fills me with despair.