posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 02:31 AM
Originally posted by Golf66
Nothing says to the world - we have money to burn like send us your refugees...
I'm not sure Greece is in the position to be offering itself as a receiver of refugees - more a producer of them.
What are these people thinking?
Maybe they are inviting people who would consider Greece relatively stable compared to where they came from so people will see how bad things can be.
Where else are refugees from Syria meant to go?
Turkey doesn't want any more of them.
Cyprus can't handle too many.
Jordan cant handle any more.
Saudi Arabia is only interested in stirring religious tensions between Shia and Sunni.
A short ferry trip to Greece is the easiest solution.
The United Nations however, should be the ones baring the cost of this though.
And it's a piss poor effort by the United Nations for not stepping up to the plate earlier and arranging these sorts of things.
Greece though should say no, it wont accept any refugees, or accept 5,000 max, at an absolute maximum.
That way they all flood into Turkey.
This has several benefits for Greece.
1) Pay back for Turkey's involvement in the people smuggling trade which has flooded Greece with over a million illegal immigrants.
2) Refugees in Turkey will break the 100,000 barrier, which is Turkey's "red line". Once 100,000 is reached, it reserves the right to take military
action to intervene directly into Syria. Therefore this will drag Turkey into a costly war, hurting Turkey. Turkey is an enemy of Greece, regardless
of NATO membership. The West wants to drag Turkey into that war anyway, so Greece may as well help push things in that direction.