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In his strongest speech yet, Boris says Assad is an arch terrorist

Boris Johnson’s view on how to achieve peace in Syria has never wavered and his latest speech is stronger than ever.  He has held this view since 2016, and below,  in the Sunday Telegraph today, he explains exactly he believes this is the way forward.

Boris begins:   “It is in some ways bizarre that Bashar al-Assad should be so reckless. It seems mystifying that he should now raise the stakes by so blatantly murdering so many of his own people with chemical weapons. Indeed, there is a sense in which it would frankly be more convenient for the outside world to pretend that it did not happen.  Continue reading

Now the Russians accuse superbrain Boris of starting a Cold War

The Russians accused genial Boris Johnson today of starting a Cold War!  Rather a hysterical overreaction to Boris’s successful New York visit.  Straight talking Boris is a uniter, not a divider, but he was appalled at the Russians’ treatment of children in Aleppo and their support of Assad, a ruler who uses nerve gas on his own people. He would not have shirked  passing on his views.putinmoscowThe penchant of the Russians for mental chess games has also not escaped our astute Foreign Secretary.   Clearly they are concerned he is onto their manoeuvres, can play better than they can and has warned the President Elect all about them. The Sun reported:  The Foreign Secretary, who visited Mr Trump’s transition team earlier this week, had previously said Russia was “up to all sorts of very dirty tricks” such as cyber warfare. Continue reading

Boris Johnson’s statement today on Aleppo

RECENT EVENTS:   Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson outlined the tragic events in Aleppo over the past few months.  The last UN convoy entered Eastern Allepo on 7th July. The last food rations were handed out on 10th November.  The last functioning hospital was blown to bits on 19th November.borisiraq275,000 men, women and children are therefore trapped in E. Aleppo without food, medical care, water, or electricity.  They are being bombarded from the air with barrel bombs by Syrian helicopters, it is a hell we cannot possibly imagine. The Foreign Sec. then gave a graphic description of barrel bombs.

The rebel forces began to collapse on 26th November, and hundreds of young soldiers have been marched off to an unknown fate. Continue reading

The emergency debate in the Commons on Aleppo

There was an emergency debate held in the House of Commons today on Aleppo, with Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood answering questions.syriaaleppoMr. Ellwood began with a statement on the latest developments in  Aleppo, the latest being that Assad’s forces have been making inroads into Eastern Aleppo, where not one hospital is left standing. Continue reading

Boris in Berlin: You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube

Boris Johnson handled a frosty meeting in Berlin  with his German opposite number, Steinmeier with his usual placid charm today.  Steinmeier tried to rattle Boris with criticisms of the problems over Brexit,  complaining Germany had been “left in limbo”.   He also said acidly he “didn’t appreciate” Boris’s attitude during the Referendum.  The German FM confirmed there would be no single market without free movement. borisbrexit13Instead of sniping back, Boris said reasonably:  “”It’s very important to understand this is one stage in a legal process. We will go on and appeal, but I don’t think it will interfere with the timetable for that process.” Continue reading

Boris Johnson has a practical plan to end the terrible suffering in Syria

Boris Johnson wrote in the Times today that there is a solution to end the appalling suffering in Syria.  Boris urges the Kremlin to end its support for Assad.assadThe Times reported:  “In an article for The Times today Mr Johnson says that Russia’s military efforts in Syria are keeping Assad in power and are “seemingly indefensible”. Mr Johnson says that Assad is the “one man who bears overwhelming responsibility” for the Syrian war and heaps censure on his “killing machine, his barrel-bombs, and . . . his fight for personal political survival”. Continue reading

Boris Johnson elated, Syria back in charge of Palmyra

Boris Johnson describes his joy in the Daily Telegraph that Syria has won back control of Palmyra.  He begins:  ” I suppose it is bizarre to feel such joy at the military success of one of the vilest regimes on earth. But I cannot conceal my elation as the news comes in from Palmyra and it is reported that the Syrian army is genuinely back in control of the entire Unesco site.

Russian Warplanes Bomb ISIL-Held City of Palmyra

Russian Warplanes Bomb ISIL-Held City of Palmyra

There may be booby traps in the ruins, but the terrorists are at last on the run. Hooray, I say. Bravo – and keep going. Yes, I know. Assad is a monster, a dictator. He barrel-bombs his own people. His jails are full of tortured opponents. He and his father ruled for generations by the application of terror and violence – and yet there are at least two reasons why any sane person should feel a sense of satisfaction at what Assad’s troops have accomplished.

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