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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 05:47 PM

The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/04/the-arab-worlds-wealthiest-nations-are-doing-next-to-nothing-for-syrias-refugees/


The world has been transfixed in recent weeks by the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe, an influx of migrants unprecedented since World War II. Their plight was chillingly highlighted on Wednesday in the image of a drowned Syrian toddler, his lifeless body lying alone on a Turkish beach.

A fair amount of attention has fallen on the failure of many Western governments to adequately address the burden on Syria's neighboring countries, which are struggling to host the brunt of the roughly 4 million Syrians forced out of the country by its civil war.

Some European countries have been criticized for offering sanctuary only to a small number of refugees, or for discriminating between Muslims and Christians. There's also been a good deal of continental hand-wringing over the general dysfunction of Europe's systems for migration and asylum.

Less ire, though, has been directed at another set of stakeholders who almost certainly should be doing more: Saudi Arabia and the wealthy Arab states along the Persian Gulf.
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 06:15 PM

1. They do next to nothing

For anybody,anytime. Why should a massive humanitarian crisis change the norm?

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 06:16 PM

2. they don't help the Palestinians either

 

Really not into that helping thing. Bribe Isis to stay away and ignore it all.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 06:22 PM

3. They are the ones funding the wars

Displacing the refugees. why would they help them...

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 06:22 PM

4. Oppressing it's own citizens under the boot of extremist religious dogma and killing civilians in Yemen is a full time job.

Not to let the racist religious zealots in Hungarian government off the hook, though.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 06:43 PM

5. I'm glad to see this being brought up. I was thinking the same thing...

And the fact that Saudi has been funding some of the groups that created this human tragedy is all the more reason why they should fund some relief. I mean, the U.S. sometimes engages in nation-building after we engage in nation-destruction.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 07:09 PM

6. you must be missing the outcry and offers of help from that part of the world or indonesia nt

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 07:10 PM

7. Rulers in the Arab world benefit from the suffering of Syrian refugees & the plight of Palestinians

It directs the outrage of their populations away from the oppressors in their own country.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 07:29 PM

8. Some European countries have been criticized for offering sanctuary only to a small number"

And some say we must b ring 65,000 here to the US.
Uh, no.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 5, 2015, 02:31 AM

9. Because the US had no role in the crisis in Syria?

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2015, 09:52 AM

10. Good for you to help get this out there

Syria is in bad shape. I am so concerned about the people of Yemen. They are cluster bombing cities full of people with American cluster bombs.

What ever happened to the United Nations? Did Bush and Porn Stash completely neuter it?

http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/09/04/wealthy-gulf-states-have-accepted-zero-syrian-refugees/

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