Vince Dhimos answered a question in German at Quora. Translation:
Who is to blame for the Migration crisis in Europe?
Before we can answer this, we must establish that there is a migration crisis. Some Europeans say there is a crisis, others say there is none.
Fine. But how many of us understand that the real crisis is not the impact that this migration has on Europeans, especially Germans, but rather the heart-wrenching tragedy that it represents in the lives of the migrants themselves, many of whom have left their homes and families behind in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Africa? The majority of Western people are seeing the crisis through ethnocentric eyes – that is, in terms of their own comfort or discomfort. They largely ignore the plight of the refugees themselves.
And who is to blame for the fact that Iraqis, Libyans and Syrians were forced to leave their homes?
The blame must be laid at the feet of the US and its allies, including NATO, who supported the Arab Spring and the revolutions, which were foolishly described by naive Western people as “democratic.” These revolutions caused nothing but chaos and death because the leaders were radical Islamists, not sincere activists seeking Western style democracy.
In Syria, this revolution ushered in the invasion of the IS and the unspeakable horrors they caused – beheadings, forced conversions, seizure of territories where tolerance once reigned and imposition of harsh Shariah law on people who had grown accustomed to freedom and tolerance. Bashar al-Assad was democratically elected but was falsely called a “dictator” by cynical Western politicians and media. He and his father Hafez presided over the most tolerant of all the nations in the Middle East, where any Syrian considered it impolite even to ask another Syrian what his religion was. Christians, Shiites, Yazidis and Sunnis lived in relative harmony. It is true that Hafez Assad did in fact put down by force a rebellion of jihadists who were intent on “liberating” territory by means of terror. But somehow, the Western world, led by the US, has assumed the attitude that Islamic radicals must be tolerated while democratically elected tolerant leaders are dictators and must be overthrown by the US, US allies and NATO. This is best illustrated by the famous long lines of IS Toyota trucks freely entering Syria from Iraq while the US was supposedly waging a war on terror. These long lines of invaders prove that the War on Terror was clearly a fake. It is amazing how many Western people accepted this illogical assumption and supported the US invasions of the Middle East that ultimately led to the invasion of Syria, Iraq and Libya by terrorists.
The main source of arms and financing given to IS and Al-Qaeda was Saudi Arabia, the closest Arab ally of the US, which collaborated with the Saudis in supporting the terrorists. The US also shipped arms to terrorists, as reported by the brave Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva. Zero Hedge reports:
If you view the situation from the standpoint represented above, you can easily see who is to blame for the fact that millions of Middle Easterners lost their homes and were forced to flee. And even if you maintain that there is no crisis for Europe, there is indeed a great heartbreak for the migrants themselves.
As for the African migrants, many of them were forced to flee because of terrorist groups like al-Hijra and al-Mujajiroun in Kenya; Boko Haram and Wilayat Gharb Afriqiyah in Nigeria; Jama’at Nusrat al Islam and affiliates in Mali and Burkina Faso, Ansar al-Sharia in Libya and many more. These terrorists were inspired by the initial success of IS and Al-Qaeda in the Middle East – and again, we have the US and its allies to thank for that. The African migrants were driven from their homes not only directly by these terrorists but also by the instability of governments caused by them.
Without the intervention of the US and its allies, there would no doubt be an influx of migrants into Europe, but there would be no major migrant crisis.