The Center for Strategic Studies is warning that the current Afghan refugee crisis might make the 2015 refugee crisis seem like a “geopolitical cake walk” in comparison.
Humanitarian groups are warning that around 3 million Afghan refugees might try to make their way to Europe and the U.S. after the Taliban’s takeover of the nation.
CSIS Senior Erol Yayboke repeated those figures, predicting that the amount of displaced Afghans, which is currently nearly 2.6 million globally, could easily double within next two years.
“Unless the United States and its partners can reply to this next refugee crisis sufficiently, millions of displaced Afghans this year could make the 2015 migration problem look like a geopolitical cake walk,” says the report.
Stressing that the migrant flood of 2015 saw over a million people, mostly fighting age men, going to Europe from many different nations in North Africa and the Middle East, Yayboke says that the amount of Afghans alone going to west this time around “could be higher than even these peak numbers.”
Where the “refugees,” most of whom are really economic migrants, might end up, remains a larger issue given that there is no desire to accept them either in Middle Eastern nations or Europe.
According to one diplomat within Kabul, despite European nations fortifying their borders after 2015, “not even tanks” can prevent the coming flood if the numbers are big enough.
When asked if they would like to instead settle in closer nations with familiar cultures, like Saudi Arabia, the migrants responded that they would prefer the longer travel to European welfare states like Germany.
Despite the huge risks of accepting untold numbers of random improperly filtered people from an unstable area of the world, the report says the United States should throw open its borders.
“Around 4.5 million Vietnamese were suddenly displaced after the Vietnam war, many of these people came to the United States and now operate businesses, are in public office, and work as the backbones of communities that welcomed them in some decades ago,” says Yayboke.
“The same might be true about Afghans, if the U.S. would see how today’s challenge might be tomorrow’s opportunity.”
As one conservative revealed in the video below, the refugee crisis of 2015 into Europe led to sky-rocketing amounts of violent crime, mass rapes and innumerable terror attacks.
Author: Scott Dowdy