The refugee crisis in Europe could be a blessing in disguise for the USA. Politicians think to be acceptable, a solution must be complex. Not true. Sometimes the right solution is simple and maybe even counter intuitive or hard to implement. I will attempt to explain how the US can benefit from the refugee crisis in Europe.
Some of these refugees might be recruited to the US. The US and other countries benefited from intellectuals and artists who fled Nazi Germany and other countries; people like: Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Peter Carl Fabergé, Gloria Estefan, Sigmund Freud, Joseph Conrad and Victor Hugo. The US should actively recruit some of the best and brightest that are fleeing Syria Afghanistan and Somalia. Most the refugees are fleeing Afghanistan.
Then there’s the whole issue of recruiting mercenaries and spies. Using mercenaries is not new concept. Throughout history, governments have hired mercenaries to fight their battles. I’m sure you have heard of the Gurkha regiments of the British and Indian armies, and the French Foreign Legion. The Greeks often provided mercenaries, sometimes fighting each other on opposing armies. Of course, you have heard of the Swiss Guards who guard the Pope in Vatican City. Indian, Germany and Polish mercenaries were used by the Americans, French and British in the American Revolutionary War. Later, American Native-Indians were employed as scouts in the West. More recently, Montagnard tribesmen were hired by the US Army in Vietnam and used as scouts (Kit Karson Scouts). Enough history.
If we aren’t doing so already, we should be culling the refugees for use as spies to infiltrate #ISIL. A large percentage of the refugees are from Afghanistan, but they also come from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, and Kosovo. We should also consider forming fighting units made up of refugees and commanded by US Army officers. We could hire them straight out as mercenaries or have them join the US Army. It makes sense. They know the language, the terrain and in some cases, they know the enemy.
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