Whatever the reason behind these 'seeds', Bush did not push for any Arab Spring or even so much as envisioned revolutions across the Middle East. Specially not in the countries where it originally started which were countries with stable relationships with the US. So how did he 'set' any seed?
Last edited by Hatuey; 04-20-15 at 06:56 AM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
MSNBC said hundreds were locked in down below like the Titanic. Very tragic.
Got to love Merkel.. she has now come out and said that "Northern Europe is now forced to do something".. talk about too little too late..
Allow me to insert a shaft of light amongst the heat.
" ...The peak season for irregular Mediterranean crossings begins in Spring. Nevertheless early indications are alarming. In February, the UNHCR noted 50 deaths in 2015 compared to 12 the previous year; a significant increase. In fact the figures were grossly under-estimated. The scale of the most recent disaster was initially underestimated but as two more dinghies were recovered survivor testimony suggested that around 300 people, including young children, lost their lives in the latest incident. The passengers had left Libya in several small dinghies without food or water. Most were crudely labelled economic migrants, masking their personal stories as nationals from some of the most unstable countries in Africa.
Compared to the same period last year this number presents a dramatic increase. Human Rights Watch, the UNHCR and Amnesty International have all recognised that the replacement of Mare Nostrum will only add to this death toll.
The government has argued that the prospect of rescue encourages migrants to take this particularly dangerous route. The evidence offers a contrast here too. The increasing number of Syrians who are resorting to this route, in addition to Eritreans and Mauritanians who are also fleeing human rights abuses and political insecurity, emphasise that the demand for sanctuary and/or security is far more likely to be a motive. They are aware of the dangers but will risk everything in order to escape the dangers at home. This journey is rarely a choice but is rather a last chance option. Why else would people risk the lives of the most vulnerable family members? ... "
Fact Check: was Italy's flagship immigration project a failure?
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"