"The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East" by Eugene Rogan (2015).
An excerpt from, "Crime Seems to Be Surging in Germany, from New Refugees" by Eric Zuesse, Washington's Blog, January 11, 2016:
German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN) headlined on January 11th, “Security Situation in Germany Is Out of Control,” and reported: “The former chief of Austrian Constitutional Protection, Gert Polli, holds that a radical policy-change is essential for Germany regarding immigration. The new phenomena of mass crime can no longer be concealed from the public. The government requires the security apparatus to comply with this [concealment] policy.”An excerpt from, "Angela Merkel, Refugees and the Cologne Acts of Sexual Violence" by Binoy Kampmark, Global Research, January 12, 2016:
The issue of gender violence, and its appropriation by various groups for a protection agenda, was never far away from the incidents. The Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, did not make matters any easier by suggesting that women had failed in their endeavours of self-protection. They would do better than to keep strangers “at an arm’s length”. That said, she also claimed on Tuesday that, “There are no indications that this involved people who have sought shelter in Cologne as refugees.”One obvious solution to the massive Syrian refugee crisis that has not been talked about by anyone, whether by Western leaders or Islamic leaders, is to depose the king of Saudi Arabia, send his family to Europe where they obviously like to party, and create a new, better, country in the heart of Islam, where the Syrians, Iraqis, Libyans, Afghans, and other Sunni refugees can be relocated. They can more comfortably create a new home there and get along better with each other than in the ghettos and camps of Europe.
The more balanced view is that a handful of criminal actions do not, by their nature, criminalise an entire fleeing populace. Many of the refugees currently in Germany can count themselves as survivors of sexual abuse, one of the inglorious nasties of war and conflict.
That's a more sensible solution than flooding an agitated Europe with refugees which has created a cultural clash of epic proportions. The crimes committed by some of these migrants and refugees, and even more by the terrorists who have slid like snakes alongside them, won't go unanswered for much longer. There will be violence and attacks between refugees and the host populations, especially with ring-wing parties on the rise. And it has only been a couple of years since this crisis began, so imagine the level of paranoia, crimes, violence, misunderstanding, and hate that will surface in the years to come.
Plus, there will be millions of more refugees heading to Europe because the wars in the Middle East will not end anytime soon. So there is no time to waste. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must be erased from the pages of history and replaced with a better idea of a country or community, one populated by mostly Sunni refugees. The Saudi princes, if they were courageous and wise, would themselves make this noble sacrifice willingly and help resolve a global refugee crisis that they have had a big hand in creating.
Title: Eugene Rogan on why the Ottoman Empire failed. Source: The National. Date Published: March 16, 2015. Description:
In an extensive interview at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai, Eugene Rogan, author of The Arabs, discusses his new book The Fall of the Ottomans with Faisal Al Yafai.