You are here

Enough is enough!

Jun 27,2018 - Last updated at Jun 27,2018

His Majesty King Abdullah confirmed during his talks in Washington with US Congressional leaders that Jordan is no longer able to receive any more Syrian refugees, period.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz also said on Tuesday that the "Kingdom will not receive any new refugees from Syria under any circumstances". Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi echoed the same position by confirming that Jordanian borders will be closed to Syrian refugees fleeing the Syrian army offensive in the southern region of Syria.

UN sources say that about 45,000 Syrians have already fled the battle scene in and around the Syrian city of Daraa, and are heading towards the Jordanian border.

No one can blame Jordan for closing its borders to refugees after having welcomed and hosted hundreds of thousands of them over the past years, but was and left with little or no help and support from the international community.

As the saying goes, "once bitten, twice shy", is what now determines Jordan's policy towards any new wave of refugees. It is also the responsibility of Russia and the US, which brokered and signed an agreement of de-escalation in the south of Syria last year, to bear the cost of their failure to live up to their solemn commitment to keep the south of Syrian free of wars.

It is after all the credibility of these nations that is at stake after having committed themselves to protecting the Syrian people in the south of the country from wars and expediently ran away from this obligation. If Moscow and Washington have changed course and developed a new policy directives for southern Syrian, they must come out in the open and explain this new policy change.

Meanwhile, neither Washington nor Moscow can expect Jordan to foot the bill of their shameful changed policy. This also goes for the rest of the international community. Enough is enough!

up
7 users have voted.

Comments

AS HIS MAJESTY HAS DIRECTED, NO ONE CAN QUESTION THIS POLICY BUT IT SHOULD NOT BE BASED ON THEDE-ESCALION VIOLATIONS. THE CORRECT REASON(S) IS THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FAILED TO MET THEIR OBLIGATIONS TO SUPPORT JORDAN IN SHELTERING AND FEEDING THIS NUMBER OF REFUGEES BY A POOR AND TINY COUNTRY. THE BILLS FOR WATER, ENERGY AND ALL OTHER CAUSES OF THE INFLATION SINCE THIS WAR BEGAN SHOULD BE PAID BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. JORDAN DID OPEN THEIR BOARDERS AND DOORS WHEN CALLED UPON TO DO SO AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT THEY WERE PROMISSED. USING THE DE-ESCALATION RULES IS ONLY DILUTING THE JORDANIAN CAUSE AND TRANSFORM IT INTO ASSAD / RUSSIAN INTERVENTION. IS THERE ANY COUNTRY ON EARTH THAT WILL ALLOW REBELS IN ITS LAND?. THE WAR SHOULD BE OVER BY NOW SO WHAT ARE REMAINING REBELS DOING THERE AND FOR WHOM?. CAN JORDAN ALLOW ANY FOREIGN ARMED MEN AND WOMEN TO OCCUPY ANY SECTION OF THE KINGDOM?. IS THERE ANY COUNTRY ON EARTH THAT WILL ALLOW THIS? THE ANSWER IS IS AND SHOULD BE NO SO WHY SHOULD ASSAD ALLOW THIS EVEN IF WE ALL AGREE THAT HE IS A BAD ACTOR. THOSE WHO BROUGHT THE REBELS THERE, FINANCE AND ARMED THEM SHOULD CONVERT THE SO CALLED DE-ESCALATION ZONES INTO ACCEPTING THEM AS REFUGEES AND NEGOCIATE WITH ASSAD TO LET THEM HOP INTO A BOAT AND HEAD INTO CAMPS AND HOMES AS APPLICABLE. TWO WRONGS CAN NEVER MAKE ANY RIGHT. SOMETHING IS BOTH WRONG AND FISHY HERE AND NO ONE CAN GUESS WHAT IT IS?.
IN CONCLUSION, JORDAN HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY NO MORE BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THE SYNTHETIC EXCUSE OF THE SO-CALLED
DE-ESCALATION OR IN FACT A LATENT DE-ESCALATION AIMED AT AMBUSES AND RE-ENFORCEMENT AIMED AT FUTURE ATTACKS IN SYRIA AT A LATTER DATE. RATHER THAN JUST WRITING SOME OF THESE METAPHORIC REASON(S) THAT AMOUNTS TO BIASES AND DIFFERENT GAMES AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND SITUATIONS. THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE REASON(S) THAT THE PALETINIAN / ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT HAS GONE NO WHERE. PEOPLE IN THAT REGION NEEDS PEACE AND NOT PROXY WARS. AS THE WORLD CUP GRINDS ON, I THINK OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL THAT SHOULD HAVE QUALIED TO BE THERE OR EVEN THE PALESTINIANS BUT THE PALESTINIAN TEAM HAVE NO FACILITY FOR TRAINING OR THE RESOURCES WHILE THE ISRAELIS CONTINUE TO BE MIS-CLASIFIED AS EUROPEAN TEAM. WHY DONT WE ALL GET OUT OF THESE TANGENTS AND SAVE OUR CHILDREN. IF " NIMBY " IS GOOD ONE PARTY, IT SHOULD BE GOOD FOR ALL AND THIS IS HOW PEACE AND JUSTICE WORKS. LET US ALL TELL THE TRUTH AND SAVE THE WORLD. WITH ALL THERE GAMES GOING ON, PEACE AND STABILITY CONTINUES TO TAKE THE BACK BENCH.

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 1 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Newsletter

Get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day.