Opinion – The Military Escalation in Iraq and Syria – Editorial – The New York Times – John Gelmini

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“Advise and assist” are new words to describe what in Vietnam was called a “police action”.

The New York Times, in this telling article, brought to us by Dr Alf, are of course talking about the escalation in an illegal war.

Assad, odious though he is, is the legitimate leader of Syria and most Syrians want him to remain in power. He poses no threat to us and is entitled to defend himself against rebels, including those funded by us and indeed the Gulf States.

This policy, if carried out, risks World War III and Europe being overwhelmed by refugees, for which people will not stand.

Russia is already putting ISIS to the sword, so what will America actually do, other than try and topple Assad and go to war with Russia and Iran?

We have been here before, Saddam Hussein had “Weapons of mass destruction”, Gaddafi was “about to kill 8000 of his own people”,”The threat from Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction was credible, growing and was capable of reaching us in 45 minutes”.

For those with longer memories, there is the “Gulf of Tonkin incident”, which was the precursor to Vietnam, a war which claimed more than a million lives, saw more bombs dropped than in the whole of World War II on all countries involved combined, created 58,000 dead American soldiers, 2,200 missing in action and 225,000 North Vietnamese missing in action. Years later, we learned from a more contrite Robert Macnamara that the Gulf of Tonkin incident “never happened” and that the war was started on completely bogus premises under the old “Domino theory”.

We seem to learn nothing from each of these experiences and Obama, and whoever is telling him what to do, has learned even less. We truly do live in dangerous times and in the West we seem to be “led” by a “Leader of the Free World” who has taken leave of his senses, and has the strategic abilities of a lobotomised Armadillo.

John Gelmini

Opinion – For Thousands of Exhausted Migrants, a Journey’s End in Munich – The New York Times – John Gelmini

The trails of these migrants merits a calm and reflective response and action to remove them all to Libya in an area cleared out by a combined European military.

Europe is full up. The UK is full up and we are setting a dangerous precedent by taking them in because as those left behind see what is happening, they too will want to have their own shot at the new “Promised Land”, which seems to be Germany or the” Nirvana” of benefit recipients and new identities, Great Britain.

Once in Europe, they will multiply faster than the indigenous population, and like Leicester, UK, which became predominantly brown 15 years ago, other places will follow.

In the end, what is left of our Judeo-Christian heritage will be destroyed and the indigenous populations marginalised.

Humanitarian crises need to be dealt with in situ, not loaded onto hard pressed taxpayers without so much as a by your leave.

The UK can support a population of 40 million at best but as Dr ALF knows it already has an official population of 64.5 million, people plus 7 million illegal immigrants.

We, in both the UK and Continental Europe, need to get a grip before it is too late.

John Gelmini