Friday, September 4, 2015

"Egypt billionaire offers to buy island for refugees"

I'm still waiting for the Pope to open up his palace at Castel Gandolfo.

It could be just like the Cambodian refugees in 1973:

Okay enough of that cold-hearted bastard Trudeau making light of war refugees, here's the headline story via al-Arabiya:
AFP, Cairo
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.
The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter.
"Greece or Italy sell me an island, I'll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country," he wrote. 
More than 2,300 people have died at sea trying to reach Europe since January, many of them Syrians who fled their country's four-and-a-half year conflict. 
Sawiris said in a television interview that he would approach the governments of Greece and Italy about his plan. 
Asked by AFP whether he believed it could work, he said: "Of course it's feasible."
"You have dozens of islands which are deserted and could accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees."
Sawiris said an island off Greece or Italy could cost between $10 million and $100 million, but added the "main thing is investment in infrastructure"....MORE

Someone just said the UN has 'ordered' the EU to take in 200,000 Syrian refugees.
At last count Qatar has taken in 42, "as guests of the Emir", since 2013.
Qatar is one of the largest funders of the Syrian war.

FT Magazine:
How Qatar seized control of the Syrian revolution