Echoing plans which have chiefly been championed by Turkey for years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the establishment of “safe zones” inside northern Syria, which would be used to house refugees displaced by the nation’s civil war.
Merkel presented the idea as a way to keep Syria’s refugees out of Europe, something that was also clearly on Turkey’s mind, as they host millions of Syrian refugees at the moment and would clearly prefer to ship them to such “zones.”
Always unspoken in these schemes, however, is that establishing such zones would require a full-scale military invasion to conquer that territory, and retaining that territory would keep significant numbers of ground troops there for years.
As with Turkey, the German government is averse to absorbing any more refugees from the war, but almost certainly will not be willing to bear the costs of conquering territory to do it. The public calls, then, as mostly calls for other nations, mostly the US, to do the heavy lifting of starting a huge military endeavor for their sake.
2 thoughts on “Germany Calls to Impose Syrian ‘Safe Zones’ to House Refugees”
Let Merkel send the Germany Army and Luftwaffe to fight in the safe zone. She only wants it to keep refugees out of Germany, so it is Germany’s problem, not ours.
hey this isnt the first time there was a huge refugee problem!
lets just do what we did last time.
remember when the iraq war created 6 million refugees, remember all the things we did for them, like…. oh… um…. let them starve in syria..
oh wait thats the plan this time as well.
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