Speaking as a former political refugee…

Speaking as a former political refugee, the United Nations has failed in its structural integration of humanity as a dominant socialist utopia.

Most (if not all) of the refugee camps in Europe are relying on private organizations to rescue and keep refugees / migrants alive.

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I came to this country as a political refugee from Cuba after suffering horrendous persecution under Castro’s Communist regime. Members of my family were imprisoned, tortured and executed. Growing up under the despotic military dictatorship of Fidel Castro led to my experience as a political refugee in the United States.

There is no way to compare the current situation of the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe with the Refugee child in Grande Synthe Refugee Camp in Francerefugee program that embraced my family and I in the United States. Even though it is well known that Cuban spies infiltrated the Cuban political refugee program at the time that my asylum took place (they still do!)– it is also evident that Cuban refugees were not attacking American citizens on our own soil in acts of violence representing the Castro regime.

Having said this, I’d like to address the truth about the ineptitude and farcical nature of the United Nations vis-à-vis the refugee / migrant crisis in Europe: it is patently clear that the United Nations has failed again. After all, most (if not all) of the refugee camps in Europe are relying on private organizations to rescue and keep refugees / migrants alive.

CLICK TO ENLARGE – “UN ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis” – Screen caption from The Guardian – 6 September 2015

After so many treaties, proclamations, expressions of indignation and empty rhetoric– where is the United Nations when you need them? Why aren’t they creating safe zones overseen by their representatives wearing their little blue berets in the war-torn regions of the Middle East, so that refugees can remain in their homelands?  What’s happening with the obscene amount of taxpayer money that the United States gives annually to the United Nations? Why is it that the United Nations, as the most powerful socialist entity in the world, is incapable of creating safe zones for these refugees?

Is it that the UN member countries do not want to cooperate?

Is it that when it comes to human rights– the biggest chunk of the money is going to population control and the undermining of traditional marriage and family in places like Sub-Saharan Africa, which for the most part vehemently rejects this type of UN agenda?

What about all the international treaties that were supposed to kick into place during a catastrophic human crisis– such as the one Europe faces with the refugees / migrants?

The truth is that the United Nations has failed in its structural integration of humanity as a dominant socialist utopia. It is also true that ethnic identification, socioeconomic status, religious and political background are extremely difficult to assess at check points flooded with thousands of persons who may be carrying false documents– or none at all. But isn’t this what the United Nations was supposed to solve? After all, these socialists operate under the name “United Nations”!

It is a fact that European countries and the United States do not have in place a hierarchic system of geographical, statistical and demographic data that can address the current refugee / migrant crisis from the Middle East, in order to ensure the safety of the citizens of host countries.

In contrast to the scenario of the Middle Eastern refugees, I came to this country as a political refugee from Cuba as part of a cohesive group that shared a common identity. We were anti-communists who wanted to assimilate into American society as productive and peaceful citizens. This is not the case with the current refugees / migrants, among which are those who support Sharia Law and other customs that are incompatible with the Commandments of God and the Natural Law– which are the basis of Western Civilization.

Tragically, the Christians of the Middle East, whose values are based on the Commandments of God and the Natural Law, are being beheaded and exterminated while politicians in Washington DC and in the United Nations worry about those who believe in Sharia Law!

Yes, I’m sure that some (or many) of these refugees / migrants are Muslims fleeing Islamic extremism– but there is an undeniable fact: by identifying as Muslims they are directly or indirectly (depending on the degree of their fervor) supporting Islamic law, which is Sharia Law– as the framework within which public policies and some private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islam. No degree of political correctness can hide this!

This leads to the following question: why is it that the United Nations has failed to convince its Muslim members / leaders that Sharia Law is incompatible with the UN’s socialist utopia?

My heart goes out to the little children who desperately need to be rescued– and are caught in the violence of the Middle East and other regions where Islamic extremism is prevailing. It is time to put pressure on inept political leaders so that truly innocent people can be saved during this crisis.

The only safe solution, both for authentic refugees and the citizens of countries under pressure to host them, is the creation of safe zones in the refugees’ countries of origin.  But this requires true leadership– not romantic political correctness.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.


Bristol volunteers run refugee camp in Northern France (ITV News Report, 21 December, 2015 at 8:25am) 

UN Agencies ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis (The Guardian, by Harriet Grant, Sunday – 6 September 2015 at 17:00 EDT)

SYRIA CRISIS: UN Security Council ‘failing victims’ (BBC News, 12 March 2015)

United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention

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THE MIDDLE EAST SECTARIAN WAR: Modern-day Shia-Sunni conflict, twelve years and counting

Once Moslems arrive– they tend to stay. In Spain they stayed for more than 700 years… something to think about as we examine modern-day sectarian violence in the Middle East– vis-à-vis the election of the next president of the United States.

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Detail of the Alhambra, Spain-- where Moslems ruled for over 700 years
Detail of the Alhambra, Spain– where Moslems ruled for over 700 years

Sectarian violence among Moslems began in the 7th Century AD. But twelve years ago an event took place which marked the beginning of modern-day Middle Eastern sectarian violence: a bomb was set off in the perimeter of the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq, a holy site for followers of Shia Islam and the place where their first Imam,  Ali ibn Abi Talib, is buried.

The blast took the life of Ayatollah Muhammad Bakr al-Hakim, one of the leaders of the Shiite Moslems in Iraq. He opposed Saddam Hussein (a Sunni)– but his approach to opposing the former dictator was considered moderate by observers of Islamic sectarian tensions.

What the world did not realize, as bodies were being pulled out from the rubble at the shrine in Najaf, is that this violent event set off the Shia-Sunni sectarian war in the Middle East. Shia Moslems are the majority in Iran and southeastern Iraq, while the Sunnis have lived predominantly in the northern and western region of Iraq.

Ten days earlier, a bomb was set off at the United Nations location in the Canal Hotel in Baghdad. While some consider that the UN blast was the beginning of the current sectarian war, it really was not. That blast was aimed at Americans and Europeans– while the blast at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf was aimed at Iraqis.

The terrorist activities of Hamas (Iran’s terrorist group) and the Houthi Shia rebellion in Yemen are an extension of what began that bloody Friday in Najaf, twelve years ago.  The birth and rise of ISIS, a Salafi jihadist group made up mainly of extremist Sunnis from Syria and Iraq, is another violent ramification of what took place in Najaf.

So, what are we to make of this ongoing nightmare in the Middle East, vis-à-vis the election of the next president of the United States?

Are Americans prepared to ask tough questions of the presidential candidates, regarding the Middle East nightmare?

What solutions do these presidential candidates bring to the table– considering the violent Islamic theater that includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia– and the world at large, through jihadist internet recruitment?

Wars, protracted conflicts, and dictatorships begin with a single act of violence. As a Cuban who suffered the ravages of communism I must remind my readers that Fidel Castro’s “revolution” began with his brutal assault of the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953.  His Marxist terrorist activities continued until he took control of Cuba on January 1, 1959. Nearly 57 years later Cuba remains a communist island prison– in spite of Obama’s recent cowardly diplomacy with Cuba’s communist thugs. But there’s no denying that for over half a century the United States and the world have taken a passive and collaborative stance– which has allowed Castro to internationalize his Marxist agenda.

The exact same thing that happened in Cuba is happening in the Middle East– or has the world forgotten that history repeats itself?

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.

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