Yusra Mardini: A refugee…

Yusra Mardini is the new poster child of refugees. She is the fly in the ointment of your common sense, She is that puff of air, that implodes that self-righteousness that you call reason. That melts that frozen heart of yours in a puddle of shame because you balked at the entering into your country of tens of thousands of un-vetted people, who have nothing; and now your on the hook for them. Your on the hook for a lifestyle, that is better than yours if you are the working poor of Canada. Yusra is enough to force tilt you to embracing clawing world of ” yeah we’ll take a couple hundred thousand of those refugees too…got any cute swimmers.”


Michael Burns Silver point drawing on specially prepared ground 16 X20 inches (Unfinished)

” The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today appointed Yusra Mardini – a Syrian refugee who together with her sister swam for three hours in the Mediterranean Sea off Turkey’s coast, pulling a capsizing boat of refugees to safety – as its new Goodwill Ambassador.”

This is a Disneyesque story, soon to be made in to a book, a movie, tee-shirts, lunch-pails, action figure, and all with a free set of signed Olympic swimming goggles by our little mermaid herself Yusra Mardini. What a little sailor.

Now I have nothing against Yusra personally, she is a pretty young lady. And a competent swimmer. I am sure she has had her troubles, coming from a troubled land. But a ‘ambassador of refugees’.

Are we that jaded, are we that impoverished of true emotion. Have we become these emotional lumps, that one organization or another, pushes a button and we react, like a Pavlovian dog; the bell rings and with gasp, we exhale..  “Ah, the little darling, she swam with her sister, towing the boat to safety. With her sister, in the frigid mediterranean, and she had no Wheaties for breakfast…ah the humanity.”

“I thought it would be a real shame if I drowned in the sea, because I am a swimmer.”

Is the future just a succession of repeated plays on our emotions, just a psy-op of operations like this one from UN refugee agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). That has become a marketing agency for the fall out of war, a marketing agency for misery. And most importantly for driving the UN’s true objective, population control and the furthering of globalism.

Having been pleaded with, by the Russian and Syrian governments to do a thorough and immediate investigation into the events of April 4th chemical gas attack at Khan Sheikhun; the UN is just getting to it, finally. A little late, maybe they will have to dig through some donkey shit and what ever contamination and through some planted evidence to get to the truth. But I am sure it is there, somewhere, in all that…the truth.


Yusra Mardini a little 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in), Weight 53 kg (117 lb); a small girl, and she towed a boat for three hours. Yusra is the youngest Goodwill Ambassador working for the UN. maybe they could give her  a special award for that, or a peace prize.

Mardini won a 100m butterfly heat at the Rio Olympics, against only four other swimmers, with a time of 1:09.21 and a rank of 41st among 45 entrants. Not great, but hell, it better than swimming in cold, cold sea.

“I want to encourage all refugees to continue with education and not stop at one point in their lives.”

“During her dangerous journey to Europe, Yusra risked her life when she jumped into the Aegean Sea from a sinking boat with her 21-year-old sister Sara and helped push it and some 18 desperate passengers to safety.”


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“We cannot forget the Olympic games bring all people together,” she said. “I’m really hoping that in the next Olympics there will be a refugee team.”

Well what a great idea, a refugee team. Seems at this rate of globalist expansion, and the U.S. taste for war of late, that everybody will be on that team.

It seems our young Yusra has a movie in the making…

“On Friday, Working Title Films – makers of Love Actually, the Bridget Jones series and Billy Elliot – announced that they had acquired the rights to develop and produce Mardini’s life story as a feature film.”


“Yusra herself could not be reached for comment on Friday. According to her agent, Marc Heinkelein, she was, characteristically, in the pool when news of the film deal broke.”

Wow, our young refugee Yusra Mardini is a busy girl, and here I thought refugees were less that homeless people. Here I thought refugees had nothing.

“During her dangerous journey to Europe, Yusra risked her life when she jumped into the Aegean Sea from a sinking boat with her 21-year-old sister Sara and helped push it and some 18 desperate passengers to safety.”

I’m sure, I am almost positive we can get that number up to 45, maybe 50 people by movie time. Throw in some snipers shooting from a boat nearby, during the worst thunderstorm in mediterranean history. There’s a terrorist in the boat she is pulling, and he wants the girls to swim faster; and we have got a block-buster that could rival the White Helmets documentary, or was that mockumentary. Or was it a child snuff film.

“Since her participation at the Rio Olympics, Ms. Mardini has worked closely with the UN agency, drawing global attention to the plight of refugees, speaking at forums including the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants (which adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants) and the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos.”

“I am thrilled to join the UNHCR family and eager to continue spreading the message that refugees are just normal people living through traumatic and devastating circumstances, who are capable of extraordinary things if only given a chance.”

“Ms. Mardini is currently a full-time student in Germany and continues to train in the hope of competing at the next Olympic Games in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, in 2020.”


Michael Burns Pen and ink drawing, wine washes on 75 lb rag paper 11 X 14 inches

Our little Miss is far from being a refugee, she is very much an instant celebrity, with millions of dollars in publicity behind her. She will be used to further a cause, her image will promote war by the west, on the bad people who cause refugees, like Bashar al-Assad. Which is a lie…the refugees are caused by the head choppers supported by a hegemonic west, bound on removing a democratically elected president of Syria. A west aiming to sell more weapons and more death. Yusra Mardini will be used to bring down the elected Syrian government. Yusra will be used to impress false sentiment on a blind and ignorant western population. Yusra Mardini is propaganda.

“Maybe I will build my life here in Germany, and when I am an old lady I will go back to Syria and teach people about my experience.”

I doubt Syria, will exist when you’re an old lady Yusra. It will be part Saudi Arabia, part Turkey, a caliphate for head choppers, and a potion holding the disputed Syrian Golan Heights (which now hold new-found areas of oil) will go to Israel. A little smidgen will go for Jordan.

“She and her sister are responsible for helping to save the lives of 20 people, including their own, after jumping off their sinking dinghy into the Aegean Sea and pushing their boat to land.”

I wish they would at least get the numbers right, is it 18…20, how many people were in that dingy/boat/ship.

Ah well, facts don’t matter. By movie time it will be a hundred.