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America's entanglement with Israel

Arab Spring Refugees: The Cost of “Democracy Promotion”

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Jo Coghlan, an Australian expert on refugees, notes another perfectly predictable consequence of America’s Israeli-induced “democracy promotion” in the Middle East:

As a result of the uprisings occurring in the Middle East, large populations of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) have been created inside of those countries, as well as great numbers of refugees fleeing to bordering countries. This has consequences for a region with already existing refugee populations, notably the more than one million Iraqi refugees that have settled in Syria since 2006. The possibility of increased large-scale refugee movement from Libya and Syria will cause a devastating humanitarian crisis and may further destabilize the region. The United Nations is already warning of an aid crisis with significant food and medicine shortages reporting in the region.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

June 30, 2011 at 6:33 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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