Should America accept Afghan refugees?

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Should America accept Afghan refugees?

  1. Yes, just a few

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    13.0%
  2. Yes, in the thousands

    9 vote(s)
    39.1%
  3. Yes, in the hundreds of thousands

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. Yes, in the millions

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    4.3%
  5. No

    3 vote(s)
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  6. I don't know

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    4.3%
  7. I don't care

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  8. Other (please elaborate)

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  1. Josh77

    Josh77 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Were you responding to me? I fully support helping Afghan refugees.
     
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  2. Aleksander Ulyanov

    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    No, they see them as "brown"; racially inferior "mud people". They're not afraid they'll blow them as much as date their daughters
     
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    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    But not most of them unless I'm misreading your posts (or the wrong ones, sorry if I'm doing that)
     
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    Josh77 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    lol, I think you might be. I'm recieving a lot of flak because I do want to help most of them. Any who wish to come unless they are terrorists or want to purposely harm America.
     
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    MiaBleu Well-Known Member

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    After what the US did to that country.....one has to ask?? That is the least the US can do to remain a civilized , humanitarian force in the world.
     
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    And you will know this, how? These people are not stupid you know. They're not innocent, dumb, peasants. And they have your number wholesale, whether their intentions are good or ill.

    I'm far more afraid of the profound naivety of White Knights, as it happens. That will kill us faster than anything.

    PS: I'm opposed to the shipping of refugees away from their homelands (or near neighbourhoods) generally. We should be using whatever resources are allocated for the purpose, in situ. Send the help to them. It's much kinder.
     
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    You cannot possibly know this. You won't know until it's too late.
     
  8. Josh77

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    Ummmm, so you want to reinvade? We can’t give them the help they need without another invasion.

    Better to be a white knight than to be a miserly coward that covers all their blessings for themselves instead of sharing their fortune with the world. One day our nation may be the one that needs the help, or the evacuation. We she always stand ready to help the innocents of other nations when their governments place them in danger, especially when we had our level of involvement as we did in Afghanistan.

    I’ll never understand how people like you can live in such fear. Everyone in this country had ancestors that immigrated here, often due to disaster in their homeland. The Irish, for example. Giving refugees a new life, with new opportunities in this country is what America is all about. Be thankful America wasn’t turning away those looking for a better life when your ancestors showed up.
     
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    I'm sure we all have had a conversation similar to this.


    Person 1: What you just said/did hurt my feelings.
    Person 2: No, I didn't.
    Person: 1: Yes, my feelings are hurt by what you said/did.
    Person 2: Ridiculous!

    Person 2 isn't inside Person's 1 so it's impossible for #2 to tell #1 how he feels or how he should feel. #2's responsibility is to acknowledge the feedback. It's irrelevant if the comment was INTENDED to be hurtful. It only matters that is WAS hurtful.

    This situation is like that.

    America: We're coming in. Like it or not.
    Afghanistan: No, we're good. Just stay home.
    America: We know what's best for you. We're coming.
    Taliban: (19 years later) Play time is over. Get the hell out.
    American: OK, we're leaving. Give us a year to pull out.
    Afghanistan: Wait, you said you'd help us. Don't leave us.
    America: Yeah, whatever. Good luck with that.

    I am sure there are many people here that were completely on board with W. giving the order. Now, here 20 years later, some of those same people feel completely justified in not only leaving behind the people that helped us (against their own country) but have now made them a target of hatred here. Not only is that wrong, it's evil.
     
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    Why everyone who worked for the U.S.? I bet they got paid, and probably a fine salary for a third world country. And most likely that is the reason many worked for the U.S., not because they ABSOLUTELY LOVE AMERICANS or even agree with us for that matter. My daughter worked for Walmart for about 3 months 15 years ago. Should they be forced to give her a pension?


    Here's the mindset: 9/11
     
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    Pension? We are talking about saving their lives.
     
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    1) No, I want to send aid. Big difference.

    2) I want to share our blessings via the sending of aid.

    3) People like me? You mean non-white people from migrant families originating in the Third World? Please, do tell!
     
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    I voted in the thousands to limit to those who fought with and worked with our forces there. Those who did not are required by international law to seek refuge in the neighboring countries or their first port of debarkation.
     
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    Muslims belong in Muslim countries/tribes because in their world, Allah writes the rules. Conduct that is a felony over here, is OK over their.
     
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    The problem with your argument is we are talking about afghani’s coming from Afghanistan using the common meaning of refugee.
    IMO, neither the Afghani’s nor the US had the will to defeat the Taliban. We seem to forget that part. It’s Vietnam all over again.
     

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