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    https://sputniknews.com/europe/20160...refugees-home/

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu...-idUSKCN0V80IH

    Seems like it's only temporary?
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    Well.. Yeah. They aren't immigrating here, they are seeking refuge until the war in their own country has stopped / it is safe to return.
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    There's an election coming up this year so this might just be tough talk to win votes. Also, she doesn't want to give Le Pen more ammunition because Le Pen victory equals death blow to EU.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    That seems unfeasible. They can't very easily send the millions of refugees back all at once when Syria is deemed safe, which will likely be no sooner than a few years time, by which time many will have stayed in Europe for almost a decade.

    "Merkel said 70 percent of the refugees who fled to Germany from former Yugoslavia in the 1990s had returned."

    Very impressive - so 30% of refugees from Yugoslavia from the 1990s are still in Germany? That's a significant minority.
    But remember the whole thing started in the context of Germany's demographic crisis. No-one is going to want to get rid of Germany's new young labour force. Nobody is going to be sent back who escapes from refugee housing and government handouts into the wider German economy.

    Not enough Yugoslavs remained in Germany after peace broke out


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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    That seems unfeasible. They can't very easily send the millions of refugees back all at once when Syria is deemed safe, which will likely be no sooner than a few years time, by which time many will have stayed in Europe for almost a decade.

    "Merkel said 70 percent of the refugees who fled to Germany from former Yugoslavia in the 1990s had returned."

    So 30% of refugees from Yugoslavia from the 1990s are still in Germany, decades later?
    The war in Syria is very near its end; advancements by the Syrian army and allied forces have shown true to that. As long as political stability is allowed to take lead, then Syria should be able to rebuild a lot faster than you would think. Incidentally, it was the west who caused this spate of instability in the first place.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Caused? No. We helped the instability, but we didn't cause it.
    So what did cause it?
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    Great! Let's take in a few million more
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    So what did cause it?
    Really too hard to say, but I have a hunch the recent rise of Islamic fundamentalism right across the Muslim world might have some thing to do with it...

    Could be wrong, obviously... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)
    Really too hard to say, but I have a hunch the recent rise of Islamic fundamentalism right across the Muslim world might have some thing to do with it...

    Could be wrong, obviously... :rolleyes:
    Who caused the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? The west
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    The war in Syria is very near its end; advancements by the Syrian army and allied forces have shown true to that. As long as political stability is allowed to take lead, then Syria should be able to rebuild a lot faster than you would think. Incidentally, it was the west who caused this spate of instability in the first place.
    The Syrian army is nowhere near winning the war outright. They have severe manpower problems which prevent a total victory, as demonstrated by the recent loss of Palmyra. The rebels still control pretty much all of Idlib province, as well as parts of neighbouring provinces, and the Syrian army has hardly taken any ground from ISIS - Palmyra was just retaken by ISIS and a previous government push into Raqqa province was repelled.

    They're consolidating in the Damascus and Aleppo areas, but it'll be ages before they're in any position to decisively crush the rebels in the north.

    And the west absolutely did not "cause" the war in Syria. The war started because of a government crackdown on protests, which led to army soldiers defecting to the rebels and civilians taking up arms. The west added to it once it was underway, but they did not start it, they merely reacted to it.

    (Original post by sayan98)
    Who caused the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? The west
    The people of the Middle East are very lucky to have the west. Without us, who else would they blame all their own problems on?
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    (Original post by sayan98)
    Who caused the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? The west
    No. It was obviously Mohammed, who invented Islam as a political ideology intended to control the behaviour of his superstitious compatriots.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    No. It was obviously Mohammed, who invented Islam as a political ideology intended to control the behaviour of his superstitious compatriots.
    Ok.
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    (Original post by sayan98)
    Who caused the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? The west
    Yes. Nothing to do with Islam at all really.

    In fact the beheading chaps in Iraq and Syria got their name wrong, thinking about it. It should have been called "The evil, disbelieving, Crusader West caused us to rise! State."

    Far more accurate. Catchy too...
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Jesus Christ.

    Have you heard of Pakistan or Saudi Arabia?
    Who did they get funded by? The west
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    The West funds everyone.
    That's your final answer?
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)
    Yes. Nothing to do with Islam at all really.

    In fact the beheading chaps in Iraq and Syria got their name wrong, thinking about it. It should have been called "The evil, disbelieving, Crusader West caused us to rise! State."

    Far more accurate. Catchy too...
    k.
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    (Original post by sayan98)
    Who caused the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? The west
    Islam?
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    (Original post by sayan98)
    Who caused the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? The west
    I think Saudi Arabia played a bigger role than the "west".
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    (Original post by Josb)
    I think Saudi Arabia played a bigger role than the "west".
    Ok... I don't really care what you think...
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    (Original post by sayan98)
    Ok... I don't really care what you think...
    You should. You would perhaps avoid saying such absurdities.
 
 
 
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