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Meet three-year-old Aylan Kurd and his five-year-old brother Galip. This was before they were caught in a cross fire of the war between the Islamic extremists and Kurds in
. Survival depended on their families reaching
the shores of Syria Europe before getting killed in
Here is Aylan Kurd yesterday, on the beach in
where he, his brother, and mother all died when they were in sight of freedom. Greece
We are in the midst of a refugee crisis exasperated by politics that is killing thousands of people while bureaucrats hide behind EU laws wholly unsuited for the world of today. I say "we" because our
United States policy toward Iraq and and our military action is
the cause for the 11 million people fleeing those countries and landing in no
man's land. Syria
Look at the numbers of Syrians alone fleeing the war zone for a better life for their families. These are the latest estimates of the human carnage.
However, the time for talking is over. We must pressure the EU to suspend or modify their rules requiring the registration of refugees at the borders and allow the immediate and free movement of the thousands of families caught in the bureaucratic snafu, to get to the countries where they are welcome.
The people of
Europe are among the most generous in the world. They are prepared to house and feed the
starving refugees. Germany, , and other countries stand
ready to save a generation of Middle Eastern children if the bureaucrats would
just allow them to pass through border countries to the destinations waiting to
We cannot stand by and watch. Demand action. Save lives. Protect our children!