Oct. 9, 2015
- Europe’s Refugee Crisis Driven by Iran Deal – Guy Bechor
Why is there suddenly a huge jump in the wave of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe on a daily basis? The answer is the nuclear deal with Iran. The millions of refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan had some vague hope that Syrian President Bashar Assad would fall one day, that one day the civil war might end. As soon as they saw that the nuclear deal had been signed, and that Iran would receive $150 billion and an end to the sanctions, they realized that what is happening in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon is not going to end.
Europe’s leaders, who pushed for a deal with Iran with all their might, didn’t realize that it would lead to the millions who are now on their way. This isn’t the first time that the European Union falls into its own trap. It happened in 2011, when an outburst of “human rights” made Europe topple Muammar Gaddafi, the leader who singlehandedly curbed the migration to Europe via the sea. Now there are hundreds of thousands of migrants through Libya. The writer heads the Middle East Division at the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. (Ynet News)