FullAuto, on 03 January 2016 - 04:00 AM, said:
Then perhaps one of you apart from silencer can tell me what it is I don't understand?
FA, I very much share your point of view. As far as the refugees are concerned. It seems to me that the story has, by now, gotten quite a few facets to be polished.
If I was to try to describe as I see the story (a lot of it guesswork), it would go something like this...
People fled Syria and a lot of them ended in Turkey. Millions of refugees are a huge load on the country so I'm guessing Turkey tried to reason with EU to take its share, which didn't happen. So Turks are fed up and let the refugees go, probably inciting their flight and arming them with data.
The refugees flee and their very real humanitarian crisis is noticed by many others. As EU tries to deal with the problem at hand and welcomes the refugees as much as possible, a lot of economic migrants join with the refugees as they, too, want a better life. EU migration capacity is overloaded and fences start to rise (Hungary). Some describe the fences as bad, yet all (except the ones on the other side) welcome new fences (Slovenia etc.).
EU finally starts talking with Turkey to stop the flight of the refugees. Turkey smells profit and the deal is made. For now, the refugee flow is down.
Turkey is revealed to be buying oil from IS. Also, as latest news tell, it also gave all the necessary ingredients for Sarin gas to IS. Basically, Turkey is a major problem right now. If they acted alone, naturally, it may also have deeper roots into "The West", as IS was doing the hard work of destroying countries over the Middle East. For Turkey, the major incentive was seeing Kurds destroyed and buying oil cheap. Others might have been waiting for Syria to fall before taking action.
Russia enters the picture and all crap happens. Not that it is Russia's fault, but plans are thwarted. Suddenly IS starts to lose grounds. Russia can't be given the credit for destroying IS, so US finally starts doing anything against IS, while demanding that Assad is thrown into trash. Paris happens and others join in. UK and France actually start talking to Russia, much to the US dismay.
Then the Turks, enraged by the Russian interference into the oil dealing and Kurd destruction, shoot down a Russian plane. It was a deliberate and thought-through act. It may yet turn out to be a HUGE mistake.
Everybody gasps. What will happen? What if Russia does what US probably would and destroys some military targets in Turkey - a NATO member?! I'm absolutely convinced that A LOT of phones rang behind the scenes. If Russia decided to act, nobody would do a thing (risk the end of the world for someone who is supporting terrorism?!), which could lead to the end of NATO. Also, Turkey holding the keys to migrant crisis, EU must have had an additional heart attack. My opinion on that is that Turkey should be thrown out of NATO ASAP. Erdogan is losing his mind anyway, now also describing how Hitler had a good governmental system and all. Even if that was true, one has to be hugely MENTAL to say it out loud. Erdogan is just the man.
Now, the situation is being calmed down, but the damage is done. I can only wonder what else will happen. And I definitely will buy a wood furnace as this is the only thing that works when you're out of gas and electricity. This much of a preper I can afford to be.
Anyway, if I'm at least partially correct, the refugees are but a drop in the sea, yet their problems are just as real and we as a society need to help them. Preferably in a safe way.
NoX, thank you for describing what happens when a solution did not think everything through. Surely mixing people of both warring sides is bad. Keeping a lot of refugees in the same spot is wrong to begin with as they tend to form their own communities, which won't encourage them to learn the language and they may not "fit in" (take the culture of the population as their own) for generations. Meanwhile feeling cast out, isolated - afraid. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and so forth.