Sunday, February 07, 2016
The first day of January 1939 and Argelès-sur-mer, France had a population of a few 100 people. By the end of the month it was over 100,00 as war refugees from Franco poured in from Spain, a proxy war by the great powers, a training ground for WWII. They were herded into concentration camps along the beach in inhumane conditions.
The Retirada as it is called is now "celebrated" in mea culpas, movies, marches with some shame.
Fast forward to 2015, 2016. Other peoples are being forced from their countries by wars as the "great" powers find a place to sell their weapons.
The response is no less shameful to these victims.
History repeats itself.
Posted by DL NELSON at 3:29 AM