Expulsions All Over: Roundup Of Recent Mass Population Expulsions
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Just a brief roundup of recent mass population expulsions.

Washington Post, November 6th, quote:

Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees are being forced to leave Pakistan as the country implements an order from its interim government to remove undocumented people from within its borders. Of the roughly 4 million Afghans living in Pakistan, about 1.7 million people are thought to be in the crosshairs of this “repatriation” plan.

Time magazine, November 15th, edited quote:

War broke out in Sudan in April … the United Nations said. More than six million people have been displaced within and outside Sudan, according to the U.N., creating what has been described as the world's largest internal displacement crisis in the world.
The European Union, U.N., U.S. and U.K. have warned of human rights atrocities targeting the Massalit tribe in the Darfur region—echoing a genocide that killed 300,000 people and displaced more than two million between 2003 and 2008.

New York Times, November 17th, edited quote:

The commander of the victorious army … was taking a victory lap last week around the Nagorno-Karabakh city of Stepanakert … a ghost town after its ethnic Armenian residents fled in fear as Azerbaijani troops captured the area.

Azerbaijan seized full control over Nagorno-Karabakh, including Stepanakert, in late September after defeating separatist forces …

The territory has been transformed. More than 100,000 of its residents have fled since September, and Azerbaijanis have streamed in since last year to assume control over the homes and communities from which their families were expelled decades ago.

Al Jazeera, November 17th, quote:

Indonesia is facing a renewed refugee crisis after the arrival of three boats in as many days with nearly 600 Rohingya people on board.

Two of the boats, the first with 146 passengers and the second with 194, were able to land on beaches in Pidie on Aceh's east coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, with refugees including women and children pictured collapsed on the sand after reportedly spending a month at sea.

Sorry, I didn't mean to spoil your breakfast. Just keeping you up to date on mass population expulsions.

If you are a who-whom type—one that always wants to know who are the oppressors, who the oppressed—well:

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan are both strongly Muslim nations.

  • Both parties in Sudan’s everlasting civil war are Muslim, but those six million displaced people are black while the displacers are Arabs.

  • Azeris are Muslim, evenly split Sunni/Shia, while Armenians are Christian.

  • The Rohingyas are Muslims; the Burmese are not, but—as readers of my monthly diary will recall—Burma is one of the most seriously messed-up countries in Asia—definitely Jungle Asians, not Fancy Asians.

That's the way of the world for you. All four of those mass expulsions are headline news somewhere in the world, so you can read about them in depth with a little research. Just don't expect to see anything about them on your TV news.

If, on the other hand, you'd rather read news stories about Taylor Swift or Elon Musk, I can't say I blame you.

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