The trek to Macedonia
Seven year-old Ariana, a Kurdish-Syrian immigrant, rests before crossing into Macedonia along with another 45 Syrian immigrants near the border of the Greek village of Idomeni, May 14, 2015. Hundreds of mostly Afghan, Syrian, and African immigrants cross daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way to northern European countries; most of them are turned back by Macedonian border guards.
Macedonia is one of several Balkan countries that are dealing with increased flows of refugees from war-torn Syria and Iraq.The usual illegal path runs from Turkey to either Bulgaria or Greece. Those who go to Greece usually cross Macedonia on their way to Western Europe.
Spike in Syrian Refugees Crossing Macedonia :: Balkan Insight
We don't lift no stinkin' lamp beside no golden door. But once we did. That felt good to do. I want us to do it more.“Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
No more. No more. Instead, we say:
Abandon hope, Ye who enter Here.
Gustave Doré's engravings illustrated the Divine Comedy(1861–1868); here, Dante is lost in Canto 1 of the Inferno.
I recognize the impulse of the old to return to better days.
But i only want to go back 80 years.
We instead are going back 400 years, when the
Saud Muslims presently live.
Not a good place nor time to live.
Pity the poor Saudi