You all should forgive my many posts today. I know it’s hard to keep up and some of you may not even see some of them. I will understand.
If you read the international press, you certainly have read of the refugee crisis facing Europe with refugees coming from war torn Syria where Europe is bombing to make Europe safe, and Russia and Turkey, you know anyone with an airforce and an idle army within km of Syria is doing that. I think the US could be offering support in form of tactical missile technology and I don’t know what else.
Now that we have the background story, the question is, is it a crisis because for once, in a long time, Europe is faced with so many refugees it doesn’t know what to do? Or is it something deeper that I am unable to fathom?
Let’s have a little perspective. Kenya has refugees from Somali, South Sudan, DRC, I don’t know where else. Even Somali has refugee camps for the internally displaced and those fleeing conflicts from South Sudan.
In my estimation, Europe and America sell between them, around 90% of all the weapons used in these conflicts. That is, to put it plainly, they are the major players in the conflict providing the necessary fuel or should I call it consumables for conflict. Why in the name of all that is holy, and I mean a well aged Scotch whisky, would they want to run away from the problem they have contributed heavily, in terms of profits, to create?
I will very quickly, with justice, I think, excuse the average Jane or John from this profiteering. But is it not time the profiteers said enough with these wars. We will from now own distribute books and flowers, and maybe condoms instead of bombs, guns and more guns?
I could be wrong in my analysis but I think there is a case to be made?