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Afghanistan on the Great Lakes

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Submitted by Andy Palec (United States), Oct 4, 2021 at 21:51

It is eye opening that in my state, Wisconsin, where some 12,000 Afghans are temporarily housed, we are host to more Syrian refugees than Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan combined. There is a conundrum however that many of these refugees assisted US and NATO forces during our long military presence and we have an obligation to those Afghans. But I am deeply skeptical and distrustful of the rushed vetting process and the deference to Islamic culture by a government that cannot seem to get much right when it comes to sovereignty and finding Middle Eastern or Central Asian countries for their repatriation makes sense.

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