All semester I have been following an issue I could feel strongly about. I chose the Syrian refugee crisis. Because in a time of speculation and chaos the real victims of the ISIS conflict need every voice they can get. As I followed this issue, I could see the world changing. First I viewed the … Continue reading We Deserve to Live
Today the US House of Representatives voted to tighten the already strict requirements for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. However President Barack Obama has said he will veto the legislation if it is passed. Just a few highlight points about this legislation: “The bill would require the Head of the FBI, AND The Department of Homeland … Continue reading US takes a “Trump” stance on Syrian Immigrants
“I work for 12 hours a day” This is a statement becoming more and more popularly used by Syrian Refugee children, that are currently seeking asylum in Jordan. For these Syrian refugee children; some as young as 3 years old, working a 12 hour day has become very common among the farms along the Dead … Continue reading Modern Slave Labor in Syria
This refugee crisis is reaching a new level of intense. Syrian refugees are now dying off the coast of Greece. Close to 300,000 Syrians have entered Greece just in this last year, making efforts to get into the neighboring EU countries. The boat is said to have been traveling from where 3 year old Syrian … Continue reading Setting off from Bodrum Beach
Okay so we all know about the Syrian conflict, and I previously posted that Russia was getting a little to involved for US minds. Well of course it couldn’t just end there. Russia then decided to fire 26 missiles at 11 targets along north/northwestern Syria. However 4 of those missiles never made it anywhere near … Continue reading The Missiles that Fell
In the last week, Russia has been seen silently creeping onto the Syrian lands. So much so that, just last week the US Secretary of State john Kerry called the Foreign Minister of Russia to voice his concerns. The US and NATO chief have expressed worry, for the fact that previous to this Russia was … Continue reading Swiggity Swooty watch out Syria, cause Russia is coming for that Booty!
The conflict as the world knows began in March of 2011, when a protest full of rebels broke out in Daraa. The issue then became that the government using lethal force to remove “pro-democracy demonstrations” from view. In response to this the opposition force began to take arms as a way of removing security forces from … Continue reading How the Conflict is Affecting not only Syria, but Other Close Countries