TFS Writers Discuss Syrian refugee crisis, House vote and Paris attacks

Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 3 September 2015. "Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 3 September 2015" by Mstyslav Chernov - Own work.

Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 3 September 2015. “Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 3 September 2015” by Mstyslav Chernov – Own work.

The TFS team of Katy Burnett, Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer discussed the Syrian refugee vote in Congress and the general causes of the rise of ISIS including the conduct in foreign policy of the Bush and Obama Administrations. Both administrations and parties bare some responsibility for the rise of ISIS and the destabilization of the Middle East. We talk about the subterfuge of the congressional vote on the “SAFE Act,” which was simply a diversion to race-bait rather than solve the actual problems that have created this refugee and terror crisis. We also discuss whether the US has been fundamentally on the wrong side in the Middle East thanks to alliances with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, while Iran and Russia fight ISIS.

The audio runs 11:05 and is after the jump.

 

 

 

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