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I have a single question about the immigration regulations:

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posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 06:12 AM

originally posted by: loam
Simple. Clean up the mess in their own dysfunctional countries and demonstrate a capacity and commitment to join the rest of the modern, civilized world.

Hey, there's a simple motto when it comes to Libya, Iraq, and Syria: "you broke it you bought it." And it's not like Iran hasn't been targeted by the West, the GCC, and Israel for the last few decades.

Yemen is currently being dismantled by our Saudi allies (with help and support from the West and their other allies, of course). Sudan's been torn apart by it's own factions, its neighbors, and a coalition of the US & Israel (who backed the rebels in the South in order to form South Sudan while also backing one faction of the rebels in the Darfur region). And the US-backed African Union has been one of the major factions fighting in Somalia, though I have no problems with this one.

In other words, it's ridiculous to say they should fix their own countries when we've played such a large hand in destabilizing them in the first place. What hope do they have of stabilizing when the world's most expensive MIC is constantly working to undermine them?

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 04:41 PM

originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: dreamingawake

Yes, very nice. Being "western" is the only possible answer?

What if there were an Aborignal country.. They would be seen as "stone-age" people, they wouldn't have an aggressive religion, would they be "priviledged"?


They have the privilege of being able to enter the country because they don't wish it ill in ways that manifest as bloody attacks on the citizens.

Privilege can mean more than your racist assumption of white privilege. It can simply mean privileged with a special relationship the same way China was and still is privileged with special trade status. No white Western civ there.

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 04:42 PM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

By the Saudis?

You are going to completely ignore the contributions of the Iranian funded Houthis in the region?

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 04:46 PM
Hmm, I wonder if those Islamic countries would take in/welcome American or Jewish migrants?

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 04:53 PM
a reply to: Zakaris

Permission to steal this and replay it in a number of arguments please!?

Very well put.

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 05:00 PM
And ignore the historic tribal hatred between Sunnis and Shias...and pretty much the Sunnis and everyone..?

Yep, this really is all down to western interference in the region. No member of Middle East society has any power, so cannot take any responsibility for their nation, enlightenedservant?

Ketsuko makes a good point.

I have been in the unfortunate position of living and working in the Middle East. No wonder so many want to escape it.

a reply to: ketsuko

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