Hillary Clinton: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is A 'Global Crisis'
"The entire world now sees [it] doesn't just affect the Syrian people; it affects all of us."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the United States should help to address the Syrian refugee crisis, but added that a much larger global response was needed to resolve the issue.
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, whether the U.S. should raise its quota for Syrian refugees.
"We should do our part, as should the Europeans; but this is a broader, global crisis," Clinton replied. "We now have more refugees than we've had in many years -- I think, since the Second World War."
The crisis has displaced more than 4.1 million Syrians, and the U.S. has announced that it will accept 8,000 refugees in 2016.
Calling the crisis "heartbreaking," Clinton said that the issue was one that "the entire world now sees doesn't just affect the Syrian people; it affects all of us. That's what I've been saying for years."
Clinton also said she supported doing more to arm moderate Syrian rebels early on in their fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad, a position that President Barack Obama disagreed with. Asked whether Obama's foreign policy caused the crisis, Clinton said that "the world's policies" were responsible.
"I advocated for -- as I say -- a more robust policy. But sitting here today, I can't say that would have, on its own, made a difference, because this had to be an international effort," she said.
In an interview with The Huffington Post on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. could "do a lot more to protect" Syrian refugees and would work with existing refugee camps in other countries.
Yeah! She is very right and why not these countries which are faced with human crisis enjoyed the sucking the bloods of these immigrants countries resources. Can any government deny the fact?
And now when the time has come to pay back then their trousers got wet and they started shitting.
Holland PM even said we don't want any Muslim. OK, Soon the Muslim world would also not want any of the Hollanders dealing with Muslim world directly or indirectly.
When you talk don't talk bastardly but talk gentlemanly. This crisis is not Muslim created crisis it is created by Israel, UK, French and Germany.
It has taken a turn to global crisis now Face the Music and control. Hillary Clinton has very rightly sounded the warning.
Now, MR. dear Israel, UK, French, Germany and UK would you say for whom the bell tolls. let me say, the sin do not pardon its father and follows to his grave also.
Now brood over the sins of decades done years after years more CRISIS to come WAIT FOR THOSE TO COME ,