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Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:47 PM

"Why Don't Refugees Go Back To Where They Came From?"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:51 PM

1. There is a cruelty that runs

in the veins of xenophobes.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:53 AM

7. Well said. Indeed, you don't see 'xenophobe' and 'compassion' in the same sentence very often.

That is why such fear is primarily a conservative phenomenon.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:53 PM

2. The thing is, a lot of them will want to, months or years down the road, to rebuild what...

 

has been destroyed.

Others will settle elsewhere, mingle or not, and all sorts of other things occur.

This is why resettlement is important, it give refugees options they normally don't have access to. Safety and security, then deal with the rest later.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:17 AM

5. Months and years from now, ISIS and the Syrian goon squads will still be fighting.

And the US and Russia will gladly sell, (or give) weapons to them all.

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Response to Humanist_Activist (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:33 AM

6. +1000. nt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:58 PM

3. I have met many refugees over my lifetime all the way back to WWII.

All of them really wanted to go back an rebuild once it was safe to do so. As it is so often many got caught up in life, raising families and trying to survive so they didn't. But it wasn't that they didn't want to go back.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 12:10 AM

4. Most people who are forced to emigrate because of war or economic destruction want to go back

Or to have never left. That's why I always argue that we need to see what we can do to help the people where they are. I don't always love where I live, but it's home.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:56 AM

8. correct me if I'm wrong

but isn't religion at the root of all this strife?

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Response to madokie (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 08:30 AM

9. Partially. Popular antipathy for the "dictator for life" concept plays a role too. n/t

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Response to madokie (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 08:37 AM

10. Yes and no because

there would never be this level of destruction without the profits associated with weapons of war.

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