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    Syria, Iraq Refugees Blaming US for Their Troubles

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    Refugees are streaming into Europe from Syria and Iraq, escaping the rapacious fist of ISIL. While the extremist "Islamic State" cuts a clear bogeyman, many refugees are pointing their fingers at the West, especially the US, and their handling of the situation.

    Rzgar Abdul, 28, fled his home in Iraq to escape ISIS. He now resides in a barrack-style campground for refugees in Hungary.

    He blames his squalid existence on the United States.

    “Iraq’s problem is America’s problem,” Abdul said “This crisis is America’s problem. In Iraq, Syria, all over, the U.S. did not do enough.”

    However, the CIA alone spent $40 million just in efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    Nonetheless, Abdul’s views are shared by refugees across countries in Europe and the Middle East.

    Refugee Jebrail Mohamed, 26, said the United State’s failure to use more man power in Syria led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands.

    That sentiment stretches to Europe’s political figures.

    Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch, deputy chairpersons of the Left Party in the German Parliament, said in a policy paper, “Killer gangs, such as the Islamic State, were indirectly supported and without hindrance supplied with money and weapons from countries including those allied with Germany,” apparently referring to early efforts to back moderate rebels in Syria.

    Now, President Barack Obama has declared the U.S. will extend asylum to 10,000 Syrian refugees.

    Europe faces an even larger burden.

    The European Union on Friday delayed for a month a proposed refugee resettlement program due to indecisiveness over how to deal with the massive influx.

    Every day, thousands cross into Hungary alone.

    Denmark plans to reject the plan.

    In Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban denounced migrants bringing trouble to his country.

    “They seized railway stations, rejected giving fingerprints, failed to cooperate and are unwilling to go to places where they would get food, water, accommodation and medical care,” Orban said at a news conference Friday. “They rebelled against Hungarian legal order.”

    The UN is planning to provide supplies for 95,000 in the region including prefabricated homes for 300 families. 

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    Daesh, Middle East, refugees, Dietmar Bartsch, Sahra Wagenknecht, Rzgar Abdul, Jebrail Mohamed, Barack Obama, Iraq, Syria
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