Update: New York Times reporting that Iraqi government telling refugees to come on home to Iraq, we are more stable then Egypt now.
When I saw this story yesterday (below) my first thought was, oh no, there will be an excuse for us to take the refugees (100,000!) who have been taken in in recent years by that mean-spirited government in Egypt.
Now, today, I’m happy to report that there should be absolutely no reason for us to take any refugees from Egypt. The citizens of Egypt have gotten what they demanded (or will shortly when the military gets out of the way)—- a glorious Marxist/Islamist government where everyone will be equal and get all sorts of stuff (from somewhere!) and their borders will be open and diversity will be welcome (and all those who flow in can get stuff too, from somewhere!).
Here is how the story at the Huffington Post about Egypt no longer being a “safe haven” begins:
Ghada El-Khafagy fled Iraq four years ago with her two young children, in a journey that took her to Jordan, back to Baghdad and then finally to Egypt, but after two weeks of an often violent uprising, this second homeland is no longer a refuge.
“Please do not ask me about how I spent the past week. It was really terrible. I spent most of the time crying at home,” the 31-year-old single mother said. “I’m afraid to go out, to see anyone. I don’t know what might happen.”
Her decision to leave underscores the desperate condition of many of the roughly 100,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living in Cairo. Facing shortages of food and fuel, marauding street gangs and tanks in the streets, many have decided to flee.
For years, Egypt has provided a new home for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees, a safe haven in the middle of a tumultuous region.
Readers alert me to any story you see about the US having to take refugees from Egypt now. Barack Obama told us today that it was just great what happened in Egypt, that Egypt was free and that it had “inspired us.”