Monday, August 31, 2015

Mass Exodus in recent weeks - who's to blame?

People in vulnerable territories are on the move again. In recent years, it started with the Rohingyas of Myanmar who have been rightfully described as the world's most persecuted people in our planet. Now add to that list, the Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, North Africans and sub-Saharan Africans, let alone the Hispanics from Central and South America.


Most of the migrants coming to Europe are victims of wars raging in their home countries which have made it impossible for them to survive and raise a family. Consider, e.g., latest report of death of some 71 Syrians who suffocated to death in a truck while moving into Austria. They were trying to escape Bashar al-Asad's killing fields only to be killed by criminal traffickers. We have seen similar episodes with the Rohingya migrants whose mass graves were found in the jungles of Thailand and Malaysia.


But many other migrants, esp. the Hispanics coming to the USA, are economic migrants.


Justin Raymondo of the Antiwar.com has written an article on the subject in which he asks, "As thousands of refugees wash up on the shores of Europe – over 107,000 in the last month – it is a scene of horror and misery untold... They come from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Is it a coincidence that these are all countries that have been attacked by the United States in its endless “war on terrorism”?"


You can read his views by clicking here.

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