Let’s stop calling them “refugees”

The Syrian, so called, “refugees” are not actually “refugees.” A refugee will at least attempt to go home after the crisis is over. A “immigrant” comes to stay.

Let’s just call them “immigrants” or “crisis immigrants” or “emergency immigrants.” But let’s be done with this “refugee” nonsense.

Arming Syrians, Disarming Americans?

CNN Breaking News 4:55 PM, 19 March, 2013

There is a “high probability” that Syria used chemical weapons against opposition forces, though verification is needed, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday.

The claims come amid pressure in the West to arm the rebels, long overmatched by the Syrian military and its allies.

The embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday accused rebels of a deadly chemical weapon missile attack on the town of Khan al-Asal in Aleppo province. The opposition has accused al-Assad’s forces of using such weapons.

The civil war — which began two years ago after a government crackdown on Syrian protesters — has left around 70,000 people dead, the United Nations says, and uprooted more than 1 million people.

So, let me get this straight: The same people who want to disarm Americans so that the American government can run roughshod over civilians wants to arm Syrian “rebels” (Syrian civilians) so that they can defend themselves against a government that wants to run roughshod over them.