Saudi Arabia has 100,000 air-conditioned tents sitting empty, still won’t take Syrian refugees.

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    Nov 22, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
    As Saudi Arabia faces mounting criticism for refusing to take in any of the millions of Syrians fleeing conflict in their homeland, it was revealed this weekend that the country has over 100,000 empty, air-conditioned tents that could house up to 3 million refugees.

    The tents, located roughly 2,150 miles from Syria in the city of Mina, are only used a few days a year to house pilgrims on their way to Mecca for the hajj, the news station TeleSUR reported.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/15/saudi-arabia-has-100000-air-conditioned-tents-sitt/
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 22, 2015 7:01 PM GMT
    This is because Muslims SUCK. When will people be honest about this?
  • Lincsbear

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    Nov 22, 2015 9:00 PM GMT
    This is the least of the Saudi regime`s crimes.
    Most western governments are too friendly with it, too compromised with arms deals and other trades, to call it out for what it truly is. Their appeasements are reaping a bitter harvest.
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    Nov 22, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
    Not at all surprising - the Saudis might send a few fighter jets against ISIS or their Iranian helpers, but they don't want any immigrants (except for some low-wage guest workers from the far east, who will work for practically nothing, and who can be controlled). And they would rather pay to have the US do their fighting for them.
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    Nov 22, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    The middle east in general is full of too much division, that's why there is all of this conflict. Canada, The U.S., Russia, China etc, all have more people working together therefor better economies. These smaller middle eastern countries want to be their own country keeping their own pointless beliefs instead of banding with surrounding countries in hopes of prosperity and interdependence, and they're all paying the ultimate price for it now that their isolated mentality is foster psychopathic terrorists.
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    Nov 23, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
    Quite simply there are Muslims, and then there are Muslims. Discrimination between the different types is rife in the Muslim world. I think the very progressive Islamic nations are also very wary of letting in any perceived 'trouble makers' who are considered to be lower level Muslims. There's a degree of snobbery involved...

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    Nov 23, 2015 12:27 AM GMT
    Agree with the sentiments - but why can they also house them in Qatar and Saudi Arabia after all their real estate can support it. I wish our government would stop supporting these barbaric and feudalistic states just for arm deals.

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    Nov 23, 2015 1:25 AM GMT
    Oil money has made them feel bigger than they actually are or ever will be. Soon, they will be overtaken or go broke.
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    Nov 23, 2015 2:12 AM GMT
    uombroca saidAgree with the sentiments - but why can they also house them in Qatar and Saudi Arabia after all their real estate can support it. I wish our government would stop supporting these barbaric and feudalistic states just for arm deals.


    The USA supports them, not for their oil (which the USA does not need 0 the USA now produces more oil than it needs), but because the USA wants them to protect oil supplies for Europe, and as a final bulwark against Iran and Lebanese Shia (hezbollah), whom the USA worries are a threat to Israel, which the USA government feels a need to support (the USA Christian right wing and the rabidly pro-Israeli democrats in New York/New Jersey/Florida demand it).

    I would say none of these are good policy decisions for the USA, but both republican and democratic majorities believe they are necessary for their re-election to Congress.

    The USA does not have a rational policy toward the middle east, and because of the above considerations, probably never will.
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    Nov 23, 2015 5:01 AM GMT
    2Bnaked saidOil money has made them feel bigger than they actually are or ever will be. Soon, they will be overtaken or go broke.


    Our oil $$ has propped up oppressive dictators in those countries.
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    Nov 23, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    uombroca saidAgree with the sentiments - but why can they also house them in Qatar and Saudi Arabia after all their real estate can support it. I wish our government would stop supporting these barbaric and feudalistic states just for arm deals.


    The USA supports them, not for their oil (which the USA does not need 0 the USA now produces more oil than it needs), but because the USA wants them to protect oil supplies for Europe, and as a final bulwark against Iran and Lebanese Shia (hezbollah), whom the USA worries are a threat to Israel, which the USA government feels a need to support (the USA Christian right wing and the rabidly pro-Israeli democrats in New York/New Jersey/Florida demand it).

    I would say none of these are good policy decisions for the USA, but both republican and democratic majorities believe they are necessary for their re-election to Congress.

    The USA does not have a rational policy toward the middle east, and because of the above considerations, probably never will.


    It is very difficult to have a rational policy in an unstable region that no one completely understands and where allegiances are continually changing.
  • Sunny_x9

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    Nov 23, 2015 6:23 AM GMT
    hey
    well , I don't know how this goes like , but I was thinking of
    taking care of a kid, is that possible , if yes how .
    I m from India , I don't know how this things go , but felt very bad
    about that Syrian refugees
    I m not a rich guy but , just like to take care of one kid
    anyway , let me know what I should know
    take care friends
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    Nov 23, 2015 8:51 AM GMT
    Sunny_x9 saidhey
    well , I don't know how this goes like , but I was thinking of
    taking care of a kid, is that possible , if yes how .
    I m from India , I don't know how this things go , but felt very bad
    about that Syrian refugees
    I m not a rich guy but , just like to take care of one kid
    anyway , let me know what I should know
    take care friends

    Getting a Syrian refugee child admitted to India depends entirely on the law of India - You would need an Indian visa or passport for him/her - assuming you could find a Syrian orphan among the refugees that wants to go to India. And unless you were taking him/her overland or by boat, to get him/her on an airplane, you would need some form of adoption papers from the UN, or from Turkey or Greece, depending on which country he was in. If the Indian government is taking refugees on its own, try talking to whatever agency in India handles these matters.
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    Nov 23, 2015 9:56 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    Sunny_x9 saidhey
    well , I don't know how this goes like , but I was thinking of
    taking care of a kid, is that possible , if yes how .
    I m from India , I don't know how this things go , but felt very bad
    about that Syrian refugees
    I m not a rich guy but , just like to take care of one kid
    anyway , let me know what I should know
    take care friends

    Getting a Syrian refugee child admitted to India depends entirely on the law of India - You would need an Indian visa or passport for him/her - assuming you could find a Syrian orphan among the refugees that wants to go to India. And unless you were taking him/her overland or by boat, to get him/her on an airplane, you would need some form of adoption papers from the UN, or from Turkey or Greece, depending on which country he was in. If the Indian government is taking refugees on its own, try talking to whatever agency in India handles these matters.


    Thanks ,
    But , its more complicated to go through the system, govt, law....
    and from both sides , anyway
    thanks for advise ,