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    Re: Refugees.

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    What do you think of the safe zones idea inside Syria? The Turks says they will guard these camps.
    I've supported monitored safe zones for civillians inside Syria since day 1.
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    Re: Refugees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    I've supported monitored safe zones for civillians inside Syria since day 1.
    I believe Turkey recently received a "Not Free" rating for the way its society treats journalists. Do you think that Turkish guards of civilian internment camps in Syria would react kindly to reporting?

    I wonder how we will know what's going on if they don't let the news report about the safe zones. I don't find the idea of U.N. guards particularly palatable either. Syria is starting to look like a prison after a riot. I'm not just talking about martial law, but political freedoms in general seem to be lacking in that area following the civil war.

    Some good ideas have been expressed in the thread about refugee camps. When will we make the transition from reactive to pro-active? Crises like the unresolved conflict in Syria are almost as common as natural disasters, these days. By now, you would think we would have learned how to deal with it.
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    Re: Refugees.

    I would like to add another (sobering) reason why refugees are on the rise.

    They live in extremely warm climates, and these climates are getting warmer more rapidly due to climate change. This is beginning to render places that also happen to be rife with religious and political conflict uncomfortable and difficult to live in.

    This is a problem we cannot turn a blind eye to - and my opinion is that most EU countries are turning a blind eye to the refugee crisis.

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    Re: Refugees.

    Quote Originally Posted by europious View Post
    I would like to add another (sobering) reason why refugees are on the rise.

    They live in extremely warm climates, and these climates are getting warmer more rapidly due to climate change.

    This is beginning to render places that also happen to be rife with religious and political conflict uncomfortable and difficult to live in.

    This is a problem we cannot turn a blind eye to - and my opinion is that most EU countries are turning a blind eye to the refugee crisis.
    Translation: warm weather makes muslims even more cranky and violent than usual

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    Re: Refugees.

    The best way to help these people is to clean up, and stabilize their home nations. Trump is right about NOT playing in other countries. Unfortunately the petrodollar can't last if we don't do this. But we don't need the pipeline in Syria to maintain the petrodollar. We DO need to keep Iraq and Saudi under our thumb though.

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