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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: woodwardjnr
Can't keep giving them free housing and welfare. Too many and too expensive.
I know it sounds heartless, but returning them to war zones is worse.
We can stop war by refusing to be slaves of the military industrial complex, and thus it would eventually cease to function. As to the reasons for the war in Syria, and the Middle East in general; there’s blatantly a collective of genocidal maniacs whom want rid of particular bloodlines, and then there is an unholy obsession with finding a certain something which has eluded them for a very long time (whatever that may be, I imagine Ancient Egypt is relevant). Then there’s outright gluttony which in all honesty is likely the primary driving force. Seemingly they’ll stop at nothing in order to attain absolute domination, which quite frankly is unobtainable because nature will always run its course... it is but a matter time.
I believe it's heartless to try and support them by giving them a place in a new society. That way they'll just stay weak forever.
originally posted by: stumason
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
So our constant promotion of Westernization actually inspires people to want to come & share in the dream.
Quite why they don't take that as an inspiration to change things in their own countries is a bloody mystery though. In many African countries, the forces of the state are weak and minuscule in comparison to their populations. With a bit of organisation and common sense, they could actually effect change back at home, but they don't for the most part.
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: angeldoll
As I said on another Thread, if the men didn't flee and fought instead then maybe this child and others could go home.
Fleeing plays right into ISIS hands.
What happened in WWII? W stood and fought (well i didnt personally but you know what i mean)
originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: johnnyjoe1979
Surely you didn't actually believe this absurd comment would come across as benevolent? I'm sure the Syrians wouldn't appreciate your little show of generosity. I didn't and I'm American.
Humans have this little built-in trait called "survival instinct". You can call it 'weakness' if you want to show how little you know about human behavior.
A further 7.6 million Syrians have been internally displaced within the country, bringing the total number forced to flee their homes to more than 11 million - half the country's pre-crisis population.
Three million Syrians have become refugees abroad and 6.5 million more have fled their homes for other locations within the country (a group known as "internally displaced people," or IDPs)—all told, roughly 43 percent of Syria's pre-war population of 22 million. The study comes a week after the UN announced that almost 200,000 people have died in the conflict. It's the "biggest humanitarian emergency of our era," according to the UN's refugee agency.
Relative to the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the war between Israel and Hamas, and the collapse of the Libyan government, the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria has received scant attention in recent months. But it's no less consequential a development in the region. What does it mean for a country's future when half its people are uprooted? What does it mean for Syria's neighbors, including Lebanon, which now has the highest proportion of refugees of any country in the world, and Jordan, which has taken in a comparable number of Syrian refugees to all of Canada moving to the U.S.?