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Refugee Crisis After 9/11
The amount of refugees fleeing from war torn middle eastern countries has come to light in the media as a significant crisis in recent months. The United States is responsible for disrupting and weakening the middle eastern countries where the refugee crisis is based. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the United States has been exponentially increasing its involvement in these foreign countries for inconsequential reasons. The U.S. government has interfered with the Middle East for decades, causing destruction and chaos in countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The United States must stop attempting to take control over these nations at the expense of innocent people and take responsibility
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From Syria, 4.1 million people have left since the civil war began in 2011. An additional 7.6 million men, women, and children have been internally displaced from their homes within the country for safety reasons. In the last year alone 863,101 refugees reached Europe by sea, a drastically steep rise from 22,439 in 2012. The number of deaths of refugees on the treacherous journey through oceans and on land has dramatically increased as well. Pictures surfaced of 3 year-old Aylan from Syria. He drowned off the coast of Greece when his boat capsized on his journey to the island of Kos, creating international outrage, and embarrassment for countries, such as the U.S. which has not been particularly receptive to refugees. Over 50 percent of refugees are coming out of Syria, followed by Afghanistan, and then Iraq. The crisis has put pressure on European countries to accept and provide for the floods of people trying to escape dangerous situations within their own countries. Many countries reject them for economic reasons, or a fear of terrorism which is largely unfounded. The amount of refugees in the U.S. who have been arrested for domestic terrorism since 9/11 is zero. This is now the largest refugee crisis since World War II.
Having control in the middle east would be strategic for the U.S. economically, and US leaders saw and took advantage of that by helping to construct
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created a Governing Board made up of Iraqis who created a constitution, and voted a Shia ruler, Ayad Allawi, into power. The United States claimed to hand over leadership fully to the Iraqis. While doing this, the U.S. issued orders that included what is effectively a free trade agreement, helping U.S. economic interests. As previously shown, the new Shia government aggravated the civil war between Shia and Sunni. Many questions were raised about the connection between the U.S. and Allawi regarding intelligence secrets, but nothing was proven. A new government was put in place, but the damage from the civil war had already started. Through many years of U.S. involvement and support of chaos between Shia and Sunni, the country is currently an extremely volatile place with many groups reaching for power, leaving a war zone that many are trying to

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