Polish military vigorously attack Iraqi migrant families at Belarus border migrants breached
16 November 2021, 09:00-10:00AM GMT—Following weeks of freezing cold life in the woods of Belarus without food, a handful of Iraqi Kurds have twice achieved a minor breach of the outer perimeter of the Polish border despite extreme force used against the unarmed migrants.
“An attempt is being made to force the border through, all under the supervision of Belarusian services,” blames Poland’s border services on Twitter.
15-16 November 2021—Journalist Igor Zhdanov reports from the new migrant camp set up at the Belarus-Poland border as security forces roll out water cannons and a helicopter roams the skies overhead.
The two sides of the story seem to be:
- “Russia and Belarus are responsible,” says the USA State department.
- “The West invaded Iraq and wrecked our country for eight years and we are fleeing to Europe,” says Ahmed from Erbil, Iraq, who spoke to FPMag‘s Behar Abbasi.
“The survivors of America’s mass murder of a million Iraqis, including alleged Kurdish allies, from 2003 through the current date, are now at risk of perishing in sub-zero temperatures, soaking wet from water canons,” charges Simon Baldock, an Israel-based security analyst.
“America says it will issue more sanctions to solve the problems. Officials in Minsk, Belarus are saying to me that because it is suffering in a horrific pandemic surge and widespread poverty caused by existing sanctions, it is not able to curb the transient flow of migrants,” Mr. Baldock added. “Apparently that is true of Lithuania and Poland as well.”
“And the Iraqi Kurds I have spoken with are saying, ‘We are cold, we are hungry, and we are now desperate and realize we and our children will likely die here,'” added Mr. Baldock.
“There are millions of displaced Kurdish Iraqis here in Iraq and their conditions are awful and worsening as Iraq disintegrates in domestic conflict and chaos,” he said.
Mr. Baldock spoke to FPMag from Duhok, in northern Iraq.
“The people in Poland making wild allegations of migrant conspiracies do not speak the languages of the Kurdish people, so how do the people of Kurdistan have a motive in all of this,” says Dr. Nassima al Amouri, an NGO doctor in charge of operation of women’s shelters and clinics in the north of Syria and Iraq as well as other countries in the region.
“More than that, Polish officials admit that they have not spoken to any persons representing the migrants now freezing in the Belarus forests along the Polish and Lithuanian borders,” Dr. Nassima al Amouri added.
“There will be many more starving Iraqi refugees fleeing from the utter chaos of Iraq as America finally responded to Baghdad’s January 2020-demand that American forces get out of their country,” she said.
“Kurdish families from Iraq have fled the post-war chaos of their country, another American created disaster area,” they are telling reporters at the Polish border.
Videos shot in the region show migrants are starving; children are suffering gas attacks, pepper spray and tear gas; and the migrants have no possessions, very little water and no food. They are desperate.
Alleging hypocrisy of the West, Iraqi (Kurdish) migrants say, “the West invaded Iraq and destroyed their lives, killing a million, so they just want a fair break in Europe,” explained an Iraqi citizen in broken English.
16 November 2021—Journalist Igor Zhdanov reports from an area along the Belarus/Polish border where migrant families breached the outer perimeter as they were attacked with stun grenades, tear gas, and chemical spraying water cannon as numerous troop helicopters hovered overhead ready to go to the attack..