The Emperor has no clothes.
The problem is the instigators, the U.S., Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf Emirates, in that order, need to be held accountable for and to address the refugee crisis by providing refuge to the victims of their genocidal actions.
Superb! Thank you.
Very well stated.
Its not that I disagree with everything you said but why are you only pointing fingers solely at the West?
Factions behind Arab Spring demonstrations failed to follow through on commitments to overhaul their corrupt governments and instead created more chaos. Rebels in Libya and Syria psyched themselves into a fantasy by believing that if they simply removed their dictators they would create a Shangri la for themselves. Granted, they were prodded along by the West, but in all fairness, it was their responsibility to keep the peace and quickly settle their differences. To absolve the Arabs for their part in this migration calamity is false and disingenuous. Let's be honest. This could be called a self-inflicted wound, the west merely poisoned the knife.
I do feel for those citizens in Europe who had nothing to do with the forever wars initiated by the Bush Administration. I remember very clearly how many Europeans marched in the streets in order to stop Bush's madness. These rational people knew of the Pandora's Box Bush was opening and marched the streets by the millions to prevent it. For people to say Europe deserves what happening to them now is b.s. and spiteful.
Whatever happened to the "Pottery Barn" rule?
Excellent post and to add to it.
Russia has indicated it now has a military presence in Syria at the invite of that Government and will aid Syria in combatting ISIS.
The US condemns this even as the US sends troops to the Ukraine as "destabilizing".
It should be clear to anyone the US is really concerned about ISIS being defeated as ISIS is an extension of US foreign policy.
Europe contributed to the creation of refugees by invading and bombing middle east and north Africa. Europe should take care of refugees. According to UN charters, America and Europe have the responsibility to take care of America. Europe must force America to share responsibility. Or Europe will have to bear the burden alone. The problem of immigration begin when America and Europe killed people of Iraq with fake idea (Destroy Iraq nuclear weapon) And do not forget that immigration was important to Europe construction after world war 2 .
Europeans got hysterical when a couple of thousands of gypsies set their camp near their village. And these gypsies have been in Europe since hundreds of years and are Christian. Just wait and see what will happen when millions of Muslim refugees show up.
Go to war.
"War is never the answer!"
Don't go to war.
"Why aren't you helping people in their countries?"
Can't support millions of migrants.
"You caused it! Why can't you take care of everyone?"
A lot of people are quick to forget just how the UK and Europe became so rich in the first place. They did through the exploitation of countries such as Africa India and the Middle East. If we lived in a more equal planet all these arguments would be obsolete. The reason Europe is so rich is because they keep everyone else poor. Europe is still exploiting workers from these countries right this very minute. Whether they are working in their own country or working in Europe. The way people in EU can afford to live with food and clothes so cheap is because people are being exploited for you to afford these items at unrealistic prices. Think about that the next time you bang on about how they will make the EU a 3rd world country full of terrorists. Try living in the real world for a change instead of in your silly bubble.
Spot on JJ. Shame on all those Progressive pundits for not calling full attention to the US' plan to re-shape the Mideast; and the destruction WE caused. I love how they use the term , "The West." They can't bring themselves to say America and its well paid puppets.
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The only winners here are arms dealers and oil and gas producers. Profiting from other people's misery is no way to make a living.
Perhaps Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld, Mr. GW Bush or Condoleeza Rice could host a few hundred refugees each at any number of their residences in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, or California, respectively. It would only be fitting based on their major contributions to the reason for the plethora of refugees in the Middle East. And when Pres. Obama and Secy. Kerry retire, they, too could host a few hundred more each. They who call the shots should be made to assume complete responsibility for their actions. But, sorry to say that not one of these individuals will lose a minute of sleep over their poor decisions rendered without consideration of the ensuing tolls in human lives.
Bingo! !00% responsible indeed.
Not only the US is deficient in its responsibility. Don't forget that numerous other nations assisted the US in fomenting death and destruction all over the World and they also have a responsibility to these poor displaced people. Right Canada?
"Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind" In case you have not noticed, all of the sowing throughout the Middle East and North Africa was planned, initiated and financed by the followers of Judaism,implemented by their agents planted in the government of The United States; all of what is happening has been well published by themselves in all the various media, which they own; General Wesley Clarke merely drew attention to the main thrust of it. The great plan is to create a "Greater Israel", and to destroy every adjacent Middle East Sovereign Nation. Is it not obvious, the war activity focuses on atrocities forcing the people to migrate away from the conflict areas, whilst their homes and infrastructure are destroyed making it impossible for them to return, resulting in a totally disfunctional people and government. This is the mirror image of what those of the Zionist persuasion have used to devastate the Palestinians and Palestine; this is not my invention or my imagination, we have all been paying "lip-service" to it by simply sitting back and doing nothing. God help us, for the scriptures of Judaism inform and proclaim it's followers constitute the "Master Race". And having sewn this wind they are not yet reaping any of the Whirlwind. I do not blame Jews, except and insofar as they collectively elect those reponsible allowing all these criminal and inhumane acts to continue. All they do is made possible by starving the World Populations of money, whilst making sure they have a neverending supply, in order to pay off any willing "Judas".
We don't have to go down the list of all the nations involved in the death and destruction in the Middle East. The United States should consider some immediate ACTIONS to end the wars in the Middle East. We must stop sending weapons, trainers, weapons, air cover, troops and money to keep these wars going for the profits of the Military, Industrial, Congressional Complex.
We have no right to invade and destroy these nations while bankrupting our own. We need 'regime change' here in the United States. We need a new government that will put the concerns of the people of the United States over the war mongering bankers. Wars are fought to make money for the bankers and to reduce the population on earth---you know, to get rid of 'useless eaters'.
We must end all foreign entanglements as advised by our founding fathers, and take care of things in our nation. Time for regime change in the U.S. of A. The sooner the better. The military forces are now being used against the people of the United States right here in our "Homeland". (I use the term "homeland" for it's connection with the Nazi German idea of Fatherland." Our nation is as fascist as they were in the Second World War.)
Time for the people who claim to be in the land of free and home of the brave to stand up and fight back. Let's put our Constitution back as the supreme law of the land. All laws passed after the coup of Nov. 22, 1963 to be nullified as illegal. The government we have now is not a legal government. Kennedy was killed because he wanted to shut down the Federal Reserve and the CIA. This is a majority opinion in this nation to this day. We need a new government which must act as directed by the sovereign people---not by those creatures endowed by the Supreme Court with legal 'personhood'.
What you said about the U.N. Charter is nonsense, lfti..
"The global elite thrives on war and widespread human misery, on death and destruction by design."
"There is a transnational ruling class, a "Superclass", that agrees on establishing a world government. The middle class is targeted for elimination, because most of the world has no middle class, and to fully integrate and internationalize a middle class, would require industrialization and development in Africa, and certain places in Asia and Latin America. The goal of the Superclass is not to lose their wealth and power to a transnational middle class, but rather to extinguish the notion of a middle class, and transnationalize a lower, uneducated, labor oriented class, through which they will secure ultimate wealth and power.
The global economic crisis serves these ends, as whatever remaining wealth the middle class holds is in the process of being eliminated, and as the crisis progresses, the middle classes of the world will suffer, while a great percentage of lower classes of the world, poverty-stricken even prior to the crisis, will suffer the greatest, most probably leading to a massive reduction in population levels, particularly in the "underdeveloped" or "Third World" states."
Andrew Gavin Marshall, 'The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century'
"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power.
We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.
We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."
George Orwell in his book "1984"