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Flight of the Rohingya


#1

Flight of the Rohingya

Daniel P. Sullivan

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.

The names of the refugees below have been changed to protect their identities.


#2

I gather that there are around 55 million refugees in the world. We hear daily of people escaping from Africa to Europe; escaping from such countries as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan via boats to Australia;escaping from one vicious state in Asia to another equally callous Asian state; and so on ad nauseam.

Why are there so many refugees?

Because we allow our world to be run by criminals of the most vile sort; those who are wealthy hypocrites to whom power is more important than compassion.


#4

Between the devils

And the deep bloody sea


#5

I’d go so far as to say that compassion doesn’t even exist for them.