A shocking allegation: A woman who claims to have been on the same Turkish people-smuggling boat as that dead Kurdish boy, Aylan Kurdi, now claims that Kurdi’s own father, Abdullah, was the smuggler.
She says he was the one who was driving the boat, who capsized it, who didn’t have enough life jackets, who let people drown, including his own family.
An incredible allegation that if true could explain some of the bizarre inconsistencies of the story so far.
The Kurdis were not in Syria or any other war zone; they'd been living in Turkey for three years. Turkey is a democracy and Kurds are a large minority there. If you’re in Turkey, you’re not a refugee fleeing danger.
Kurdi's sister Tima said they were all getting into a boat to go to Europe. Not to get away from war but because Abdullah Kurdi needed dental work.
Kurdi’s first comments last week? The Wall Street Journal says he told reporters he swam ashore by himself but he told other reporters that the coast guard saved him. That’s not a minor detail but a pretty central fact.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist and don’t think this is part of a major propaganda scheme but more likely a minor propaganda scheme: A human smuggler trying to hide his own tracks.
But he’s been used as a major propaganda talking point by countless opportunists who saw the first version of his story as a battering ram to attack the borders and national security of the West and thereby let in millions of young Muslim men.
Here in Canada, far-left-wing NDP MP, Fin Donnelly, went on TV and flat-out lied, claiming that Canada had rejected a refugee application from Abdullah Kurdi and his family. That was a lie — Canada never received a refugee application from them and they were not refugees. But the lie was too delicious, and the CBC and the rest of the world ran with it.
Remember 25 years ago, when tearful testimony by a pretty, articulate Kuwaiti girl named Nayirah -- about babies being thrown from incubators -- helped steer America into going to war with Iraq?
I’m not saying that Abdullah Kurdi or Aylan Kurdi are this year’s Nayirah. It’s much more likely that he’s just a disgraceful human trafficker, who profited off the misery of his own people, and then one day his own family died because of his incompetence or bad luck.
I wish the Media Party would take five minutes off of their campaign for open borders and unlimited Muslim immigration, to do some journalism here.
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