Syria

US May Consider Resettling Syrian Refugees

If the U.N. suggests the move

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WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) — Washington could consider the idea of resettling thousands of Syrian refugees if the United Nations requests it, a State Department official said.

The United States could be a destination for some of the 1.6 million people trying to flee Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and the deadly civil war that has plagued the country for two years, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

An official from the State Department, whose name was not reported, said the government would consider the idea if the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees requests it, which would be the normal procedure.

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  1. What a great idea, except they would be welfare cases.

    The answer is partition. Syria is large enough. The rebels aren’t going away soon. The divisions are ethnic and religious; that’s not going away soon.

    It’s what will eventually happen to Iraq, as happened to the former Yugoslavia, as will happen in Afghanistan.

    Not that it’s any of our business.

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