September 22, 2009
These are refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan who traveled to Calais, hoping they could make it to Britain.
278 people have been detained by the French police, 132 are children.
This is the day they destroy the Calais refugee camp known as the Jungle. French riot police were apparently armed with flamethrowers, stun guns and tear gas.
At 7.40 am, dozens of vans accompanied by bulldozers began circling the camp.
Aproximatly 500 officers were at the site.
Camp refugees, many of whom were children, were dragged away by police officers and put into waiting buses. Others were escorted out.
As I was wandering around I noticed how many didn’t want these people in their country. Not naming names or anything. When ‘I first noticed the story, I went all over.
These people have come from war torn countries. There are a few million displaced civilians because of the Iraq war and Afghanistan..
With every war there are always refugees. Now what is also interesting many of these same folks, who were complaining about the refugees were supportive of the wars.
Now however because there is a refugee problem, they don’t want to help them.
Well if you don’t want refugees don’t start wars.
Many of the children may be orphans. They can’t send children back to Afghanistan at this point in time. Many people thought they should be just shipped back.
There really may not be much for them to go back to and if their parents have been killed there is even less reason for them to go back.
We are not helping them. We are doing more harm then good.
Then there is the DU and the radiation from the Bunker Busters.
Well more will get cancer and die.
It will also affect the soldiers who are in those areas.
I think it is time to face those facts.
In Afghanistan 53 % are living in poverty and rising each year.
Unemployment has risen to 40% way up from 2000 when it was only 8%.
They have about 8,000 dead and over 59,000 who were injured.
They also have a heroin problem again. The Taliban as awful as they may be, had destroyed all the poppy fields.
Now Iran and Iraq have a heroin problem. Under Saddam heroin was never a problem in Iraq.
The heroin is now being shipped out to North America and European countries. So now they have a heroin problem too.
Now folks are complaining about the refugees.
Well what did they expect?
Every war creates millions of refugees.
Remembering all the other wars around the world that is a fact of life.
My heart goes out to them.They have suffered so much tragedy and loss.
This the areal View of the Camp. Not a very special place, but to the refugees it was home and it was safe. Safer then the war zones they came from.
What will happen to them now is unknown. They didn’t start the wars they are the victims of it.
Now they have been arrested by the very people who they thought might help them.
Seems no matter where they go they are not welcome.
Nato however had no problem invading their countries.
Nato had no problem destroying their homes and their lives.
They had no problem polluting their homeland with DU and Radiation from Bunker Busters.
No problem bombing their homes.
No problem killing their friends and realtives.
No problem at all.
They ran away from their home land, because they couldn’t take the wars anymore. They want and need to feel safe. Well I guess they will be safe in prison.
No body wants them. How shameful this is.
Especially for the children.