Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

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Cassiopian wrote:

A sickening event caused by retrograde forces – Assad, ISIS, Putin, Iran – and with no help coming from the UN, the Arab community, or the West. A total collapse of resolve across the board.

Aug 29, 2014 7:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Factoidz wrote:

THE MIDDLE EAST always wants Europe and America to STAY OUT of their business and not come to the area. So WHY don’t they step up and take care of their people?! MIDDLE EAST “Leaders”, now is your time to shine!

Aug 29, 2014 8:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SharkRider wrote:

OR, instead of Running Away, they could “man-up” and defend their own country!

Aug 29, 2014 8:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chertkov wrote:

These guys are lucky they aren’t Israelis, or even ISIS Islamists. The outcry from the media, the UN and Western governments would be heard on Pluto and the language would be unprintable.

Aug 29, 2014 9:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

This story: “Three million refugees is not just another statistic. It is a searing indictment of our collective failure to end the war in Syria.”

The author of this statement needs to go back a few steps and ask:

1. “Who started the rebellion in the first place and what was so wrong with the way Syria was being governed in the past?”
2. “Which countries trained and armed the rebel groups – including the Islamic state terrorists?”
3. “Aren’t the rebels responsible for the refugee crisis? There was no refugee crisis before the rebellion began.”

Aug 29, 2014 10:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
justinsmith wrote:

Will they seek refuge in England?

Aug 29, 2014 11:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rc0213 wrote:

Thanks, Obama, for creating this mess by starting Arab Springs, taking out the current leaders all over ME and then leave the ME for all your friends from the Radical Muslim groups to take control, as you planned it.

Aug 29, 2014 12:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Time to mind our own business. The US always makes things worse. If we left Assad and Saddam alone, ISIS/ISIL would be history. A country in civil war is easy pickins for anyone with power. Look at Africa.

Aug 29, 2014 1:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DrSaid wrote:

The Syrian people have been very hospitable among the Arab nation. I remember when I was doing my PhD thesis in 1970 titled “Sanitary and Social Problems of Palestinian Refugees in the Arab Countries”. I visited the Palestinian refugee camp in Al Yarmouk in Syria. I could see the difference between the refugees in Al Yarmouk (being the best), Jordan, and Lebanon (being the worst of all). My question is, where is Saudi Arabia? Why can’t they help those Syrian refugees, putting them in their own proper country? The Saudis are the ultimate hypocrites, encouraging the revolution against this despicable criminal dictator Bashar al-Assad, without putting too much effort, as the opposition forces in Syria needed protection from the air and military equipment of good quality. With the billions of dollars the Saudis and the Emirates spent on the military coup in Egypt, and now in Libya, they could have used that money to overthrow that dictatorship in Syria. It seems to me that the real reason behind the Saudi support of the opposition in Syria is that the regime is Shiite, an extremist group supported by Iran, who is trying to create an Islamic Papacy. The United States could have helped the Syrians by airstrike against the regime, but unfortunately that did not happen because of pressure by the Israelis, with their supporters in the United States, as the Israeli’s objective had been to prolong the war in Syria with the aim of dismantling the country into mini states, which I hope will not happen. Efforts by the Saudis and the United States could have prevented extremist Islamic groups, such as ISIS, from extending their criminal ideology, which has nothing to do with true Islam. I consider the Israelis, the Iranians, the Saudis, the United Arab Emirates in the same basket. The worst of all has been General Sisi of Egypt, who kidnapped the legitimate president and conspired with Israel in killing the Palestinians in Gaza on the pretext of being of Hamas, an extension of the Muslim Brotherhood. Shame on all of those countries. I hope their own people hold them accountable.

Aug 29, 2014 1:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bfstk wrote:

All part of Obama’s Syria strategy. Oh wait. He doesn’t have a strategy other than to bomb, bomb , bomb. This is no joke as our President seems frozen away awaiting something to trigger a return to life after thawing.

Aug 29, 2014 1:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mrejer wrote:

As we know someone have formed and supported the Islamic militias, especially and included ISIS. I think these 3 million refugees must sue the sponsors of those who directly or indirectly caused this displacement. The same principle of compensation must be applied to all refugees from Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Ukraine caused by defeating the special occidental interests. We have some 10 million worldwide refugees, who should be fairly paid for their forced dislocation. At a mere $100,000 per person we talk of at least $1 trillion. Probably only the real estate lost of this people is $100,000. But always there are many other elements in this loss, like business loss, cars, jobs, education, savings, etc.
If this can be the case maybe the Western Interests may think twice in producing such worldwide human catastrophes, where actually they share no responsibilities. The dislocated people into Western countries are used only as cheap labor and have no rights or anything else left.

Aug 29, 2014 1:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dpk25 wrote:

How sad is it that we live in a world that people have to flee to other countries just to survive.

Aug 29, 2014 2:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NPeril wrote:

“Three million Syrian refugees…” Wouldn’t these numbers make a great test-case for the anticipated, soon to be unveiled White House Executive Order Immigration Policy?

If maintaining the US century old concept of: “Give me your tired, your poor…huddle masses…” (Emma Lazarus) and honest compassion is the true motive behind the White House push for a ‘Better-Life-Immigration-2-US’; here is a chance for the White House/Harry Reed/Nancy Pelosi Democrats to show sincere empathy and relocate many of the Mideast Refuges to the US. Or is it just a façade?

Aug 30, 2014 2:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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