About the Middle East refugee crisis

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Do you agree that Western intervention in the Middle East is the reason for the refugee crisis?

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  1. stan1990

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    The focus of analysts and observers of the Arab Spring phenomena, which resulted in the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War, were about politics. On the ground, political factors played a secondary role, especially in the media, misleading the public opinion about the real motives of the crisis that led the region to social unrest and instability. The recent refugee crisis was rooted in economic factors, including fluctuations in oil prices, rising commodity prices especially grain, Western military intervention in the Arab world, Africa and Asia, and finally globalization and free trade agreements.

    The sharp rise in the oil prices to $ 100 / barrel and above is a nightmare for countries that rely on fossil fuel as a major source of energy. It means a higher energy bill for countries such as Tunisia or Egypt, leading to a swelling budget deficit that grows year after year. Besides, the energy bill will consume vital resources governments can allocate for education, health and infrastructure.

    The rise in oil prices has contributed to the increase in transportation costs, and thus the rise in the prices of other commodities such as grain. As a result, the low-income and the poor will face more challenges in affording even their subsidy. The allocation of agricultural land in countries such as Brazil or the United States in the cultivation of maize, sugarcane and soybeans for producing biofuels (ethanol-85), feeding livestock and poultry have made the provision of grain to feed the growing population is Difficult.

    Western intervention in the Middle East, Asia and Africa contributed to the instability in countries that are already suffering from chronic crises. This intervention is responsible for the intricate situation of these countries. The Arab Spring and civil wars led to the fall of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the failure of those attempts in Syria and Morocco because of the flexibility of political systems on the one hand, and the balance of the internal structure of those countries on the other. Since the end of the Cold War, all attempts of Western intervention in the world affairs failed to bring about any positive change. These attempts haven't been in the interest of the people of those countries, where the Western military machine objects have been to divide and control. On the contrary, Western intervention resulted in the emergence of organizations such as al-Qaeda, which later evolved into ISIS. The motives of intervention are related to the oil and Gas, and not to human rights which used only as a pretext. spangling terms are used by the international organization to defend the views of Western governments that violate human rights on a systematic scale.

    Food security in the third world countries is at risk because of the integration of the agricultural sector into the globalization and free trade. The United States and European countries have flooded third world countries markets with cheap agricultural products, which has damaged the local agricultural sector that unable to compete. The United States and European countries are providing support to agro-enterprises, where industrial agriculture prevails, giant corporations with large capital, government subsidies through tax breaks, and the purchase of surplus productions. At the same time, the terms of the free trade agreements with various African and Asian countries prohibited their governments from providing any support for local farmers.

    All of these factors produced a crisis for local populations which forced to leave their homeland because of armed conflicts aimed to control and plunder resources. The humanitarian motives used by the West as an excuse to intervene in countries such as Libya and Syria are absent when it comes to civil wars in countries such as Congo, where more than four million Congolese have fallen victim to a conflict of ethnic and sectarian wars. The republic of Congo was a target for transnational corporations competing for natural resources funding their own warlords and armed militia.

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  2. yasureoktoo

    yasureoktoo Banned

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    Giving stone age people, advanced weapons with which to practice their religion more efficiently is the problem.
     
  3. stan1990

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    I am not sure if I understand what do you mean
     
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    Actually bronze age
    These people have been fighting each other since the 7th century, but they used swords.
    When oil was discovered, we sided with some, giving the ruling side weapons.
    I believe it started with bolt action rifles..
    Then as time went on and other countries got involved, they supplied weapons better than the ones they had.
    Then we had to outdo them, and the race was on.
     
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