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  • 3 years ago

    Well we never really considered taking in massive amount of Syrian refugees I think America has really on taken a few thousand at most. But has an American considering the fact the it's overwhelming my country fault we should take a lot in but I don't think it would be a very smart idea politically and I'm also afriad nativist backlashes.

    • 3 years ago

      That's all valid but I would worry about how many people end up dying by having to stay in Syria or other war torn countries. If we are going to interfere as we have then we need to take on some of the consequences

  • 3 years ago

    There is no direct link as you suggest!!!!! Have they already proven that it was a refugee in Germany?? And if yes, out of how many refugees you end up having a crazy one? Probably close to none especially if you look at refugee stats vs terrorist attacks across western countries. The overwhelming majority of refugees is people in tremendous need and it is our obligation as human beings not to surrender to fear and help each other. Especially western countries who are actively involved in war in Syria have an additional responsibility to protect civilians.

    • 3 years ago

      Just ask the Canadians how they feel about the refugees. Canadians are sick of the violence,rape,drugs,murders that accompany the refugees. We dont want that in the US!

    • 3 years ago

      well canada has an official program for welcoming syrian refugees which I believed was endorsed by their beloved prime minister (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/welcome/) so not sure what you are talking about. I have quite a few Canadian friends and never mentioned any complaints or associations with the problems that you describe. If you are going to ask someone then better ask the Europeans who get all the burden. But still there are no clear links with rape/ drugs/ murders. I'm Greek and we received 100s refugees every day..while others just die in the Mediterranean trying to save their families. Even for a small country (and a quite poor at the moment) like Greece, you see humanity prevailing..Poor village people will share the scarce food that they have cause they understand what it is to be in need. So if you have any stats and proof to share that refugees=rape/drugs etc pls share. As far as I know the 99.9% of criminals are NOT refugees in the US.

  • 3 years ago

    Nope. Those refugees are FLEEING the people causing these attacks, and not taking them in just gives the terrorist groups a fresh pool of recruits. Granted, this is what Republicans want since constant warfare helps keep their defense contractor donors rolling in cash.

    But for us rational people, why would we claim to be opposed to terrorist murders, only to go out of our way to give them more people to murder? It makes no fucking sense.

    Also, many of the arguments used to try and keep out Syrian refugees now were the same ones used to send Jews back to Europe in the 1930s. How'd that work for them? Did none of you Right Wing assholes read Anne Frank's Diary as a kid, or did you put down that book when it was over and go "Thank god the brownshirts found her before she wrote anymore of this SJW bullshit"?

    • 3 years ago

      Obama's administration neither prevented nor ended the Syria problem, they've only exacerbated it from start til now. So, the partisan attack doesn't make sense. If we would stop trying to kill Assad and giving an entire country up to terrorists, we wouldn't have a problem with Syria, particularly with refugees.

    • 3 years ago

      Wouldn't it be nice if we prevented any casualty from every war? Sure, all we have to do is relocate the entire other side. What's that Austria? Hitler's attacking? Move to America! Oh, what's that every Middle East country on the map? Another Muhammed is attacking? Bring all your people to America! Problem solved, great logic, here's your prize. Your prize is nothing and it will continue to be that because Candy Land is a board game and La La Land is a movie.

    • 3 years ago

      Do you have an actual counterargument? Or are you actually so stupid you honestly believe that sarcasm is enough for you to "win ?" If so, please never have children.

  • 3 years ago

    Safety is an illusion.
    If someone really wants to hurt or kill you, they'll find a way.

    We should focus on prevention by asking:
    Why do people want to hurt us?
    Did we do something wrong? (for examle bomb their country?)
    What can we do to help them achieve their goals without violence?
    And if their goals are evil, what can we do to educate them?

  • 3 years ago

    Western countries breed their own terrorists and in addition, America was founded via terrorism against Native Americans. If we treat people like we want to be treated, we would have less of these issues. Unfortunately, most people are out for themselves and for their own benefit so they can't hear another person's side of the story if it doesn't jive with what they have envisioned for themselves. Finally, if we ARE going to discontinue immigration, at least let that lead to investment in our own citizens, especially our SCHOOLS, so that our own American citizens can have a better life!

    • 3 years ago

      How many of the Syrian refugees have been allowed to move into the Gulf states? For instance, how many have migrated to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Qatar? Well, the answer is zero, they have closed the door on their own people. Why? Logic! Of course, they don't want to support terrorist's free ride to destroy their peace. Now, for this Americans have an obligation argument-failed. What was our obligation to the 200+ girls kidnapped by Boka-Haram? Never heard from again by the way. Where is our obligation to the millions of Africans enslaved, imprisoned, or murdered just for being Christians? We have an obligation to our own people's safety first. We are in the Middle East for resources and if you think otherwise, then you are highly misinformed. Plus, it's completely unreasonable to assume we can help every person displaced by war. It's unreasonable to continue this assumption of peace in the Middle East. When in the existence of humankind has there been peace in the Middle East? Do we really believe this will lead to utopia? If so, you are naive. If you are not naive to this, then you must be a liar.

      • 3 years ago

        This is the best post on this subject right here. When the countries around other countries refuse to take in the people fleeing there is a reason. I have been to the middle east many times and there is no way to make peace there. It is religious war, tribe vs. tribe. How many people in the US can even tell me why the different factions are fighting and what started it? I am betting there are very few. They fight over who was suppose to take over after Muhammad died and that lead to the Battle of Siffin. These people or tribes have been fighting each other for hundreds if not thousands of years before we every even went into the middle east as a nation, and they most likely will be fighting each other till the end of the earth. The only thing that would stop the fighting is to commit genocide and kill off all the other factions, and if you don't understand the factions are the Sunni, Shitte, and Kurds. But then they would just turn to the other religions and continue fighting. These countries are nothing like the US or Europe, there hatred of each other is coming from a history that has exist before our country ever came to be.

    • 3 years ago

      If you don't take in the refugees, you're forcing them straight back into the arms of ISIS, and proving to those refugees and to history everything that faction of murderers has said about the west--its distance, cruelty and malice. You risk infiltration, sure, but not taking in the refugees creates a far greater threat: an ISIS ten times its current size.

      • 3 years ago

        Just ask all the canadians what they think of the refugees! They are sick of the violence, rape, drugs and murder that accompanies the refugees!! No! We dont want refugees!!! We have our own homeless veterans and American citizens and low income, Take care of us Americans 1st!!! God Bless President Donald Trump!!! obama is a traitor to Americans, Israel and the Jews!!!

        • 3 years ago

          "They are sick of the violence, rape, drugs and murder that accompanies the refugees!!"

          Lying racist.

          "No! We dont want refugees!!!"

          Because you want terrorists to have more potential recruits and/or victims. This makes you a bad person.

          "We have our own homeless veterans and American citizens and low income, Take care of us Americans 1st!!! "

          You don't actually care about them, because if you did you wouldn't vote for politicians that want to cut programs that help them. You're just another racist scum sucking piece of shit who only wants to use the poor of your country as a weapon against the terrified refugees of another.

          "God Bless President Donald Trump!!! obama is a traitor to Americans, Israel and the Jews!!!"

          God bless a racist rapist liar? Also, how exactly is Obama a traitor to Israel when he is not a citizen of that country? Also also, he gave Israel BILLIONS of dollars worth of weaponry you lying racist piece of shit.

          Your post tells me all I need to know about you. You are scum of the Earth. Your value to society is somewhere between serial rapists and that stuff that collects at the corners of your mouth when you're thirsty.

          People like you are what make this country the mess it is. You look in the mirror and see a saint where the rest of the world sees a sociopath.

          The fact that my Dad is dead and you're not is all the proof I need that there is no God.

          Every Syrian child who gets butchered by terrorists because we wouldn't give them some food and some hope and a bed is on your head. Not that you care. Hell, you probably wish that Syrian blood on your hands was non-metaphorical so you could masturbate with it.

          Trump should die, you should die, all Right Wingers should fucking die. Then we can finally have the peaceful future that Gene Roddenberry hoped we'd have one day when he created Star Trek.

          Edit: I'd considered softening this, but no. This is how Trump supporters have been talking to me and my friends and loved ones for over a year now. If any of them get angry with me for my language, that just exposes them for the hypocrites they are. I'm not changing a goddamned word of my original comment. Let the walking tumors who supported that Nazi loving rapist they put in the White House get a taste of their own medicine.

      • 3 years ago

        Just ask the Canadians how they feel about the refugees. They are sick of the violence,rape,drugs,murders that accompanies the refugees! We dont want that in the US. We have enough low income, and homeless over here! Take care of us 1st!!!! God Bless President Donald Trump!