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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 04:20 PM

25. Yes. No Werstern country should be arming people in the Middle East.

We sell an enormous amount of weapons to that area of the world. Of course they are used and eventually will be turned against the West.

We are crazy to do that. I agree with you on that.

With regard to refugees, I don't have an opinion yet. I just don't know enough about what is going on with regard to the refugees.

But I do note that the Syrians and others in the Middle East have not welcomed the Jewish refugees from around the world, and were especially unwelcoming to the Jewish refugees in Israel when the UN established that haven for them. I am amazed that the Syrians who were so unwelcoming to Israelis are now turning to Europe for asylum. What goes around comes around. What a perfect example.

We need to remember it as we determine our policy toward Syrian refugees. How welcoming should we be? I don't know enough about the facts of their exile yet. It's all kind of murky in my mind and consciousness. Who are they? What do they want and expect?

It's very hard to be a refugee. Even when you come from a rich country and go to another rich country to live, it is very hard. As an outsider, you have to start from the bottom and work your way up in the culture and economy. It is really tough. I do not wish the role of a refugee or an immigrant on anyone. It's so hard.

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