How Lebanon is coping with more than a million Syrian refugees

“…The Lebanese can be proud of doing their bit but, truth be told, they didn’t really have much say in the matter. The Syrians just came. And the concern today is not just the shock of so many more people, it’s that their long-term presence may push the country into yet another existential crisis.”

  • Ron MacDonald

    Here’s a suggestion . . .

  • Ron MacDonald

    How’s this for a suggestion?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I can’t worry about Medieval societies that drive themselves off a cliff and then scream for a handout. Let’s do a thought experiment and ask ourselves if there were some vast disaster in Israel would they let those refugees in? Of course not, the UN would send tanks to the border to kill Jews.

  • Scaramouche

    You know who must be really pissed off? Palestinian “refugees” who are still stuck in those crappy Lebanese “refugee camps.”

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The Hezbollah Shiites are also having a shit hemorrhage over being inundated by all those Sunnis.

  • Maggat

    The cultures will be essentially the same. Therefore, other than over crowding it is a far better fit than trying to integrate these western value haters into our society.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Lebanon is nothing more than a suburb of Syria anyway.
    Maybe Hamas will save them.
    Screw ’em!

  • Xavier

    The odd thing is that the invasion will actually lower the Lebanese terrorist to non-terrorist ratio.

    Not by much, though.

  • Achmed

    Canada has about the lowest population density of any country so if Canada is not a racist country we should invite all of them to come to Canada.

    • Xavier

      What’s wrong with being racist? If that’s what it takes to save your culture – and your life – so be it.

    • tom_billesley

      Energy used for heating is high in Canada, so adding to the population is environmentally unsustainable. Try Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Algeria. The Rub’ al Khali “empty quarter” of Saudi Arabia is an obvious candidate.

    • Clink9

      Misery loves company.

  • tom_billesley

    Migrants are said to be of great benefit to the economy and society of western countries. Such a high concentration of migrants will obviously be a great boon to Lebanon. We should be envious.

    They’ll be getting a few more. Cyprus says it will not take all of the migrants that landed in the Akrotiri British sovereign base area. About a third will be rejected for security reasons. Britain says that any rejects, and those that refuse to apply for asylum in Cyprus, will be returned to Lebanon.

    Cypriot media reported earlier this week that unnamed foreign services had requested information from the local security services on at least five migrants suspected of possible connections with terrorists groups.

  • Icebow

    Just the sight of them is becoming less and less bearable.