Syrian Refugees and Their Own War Effort
Do Syrian refugees feel Syrian? Or are their loyalties to their tribes? I raise this question when I consider the multitude of army-aged men and army-aged single women among the throngs of refugees begging to be let into European countries. Why are they not fighting for the release of their nation from evil dictatorship? Is it because they don’t really feel Syrian, so why risk it? Because Syria is not a real country?
That stands in stark contrast to Israelis and Jews who not only stay in Israel to fight, if they are already there, but who also come back home if they happen to have been elsewhere when the fighting breaks out.
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