Una afirmación tremenda, ciertamente. Es la conclusión de este artículo: On the streets of England?von EU Referendum von Richard. El razonamiento es como sigue: Tras la invasión de Afganistán a la búsqueda de Bin Laden, los talibanes se han refugiado en la región fronteriza de Paquistaní, lo que está llevando el país al punto de la guerra civil. Pakistán podría acabar derrumbándose como país, en cuyo caso habría un flujo masivo de refugiados a Reino Unido.
With the massive bombing in Peshawar (pictured), on top of the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Pakistan, Max Fisher over at AtlanticWire blog pulls together a compendium of commentary from the region. One commentator puts the case for the fighting in the tribal areas spilling over into the rest of Pakistan, leading to a full-scale civil war and the demise of Pakistan as a state.
The instability in Pakistan, and the scale of the violence, somewhat relegates Afghanistan to the level of a second-order problem, but it raises the interesting question as to whether our attempts at “nation building” in Afghanistan are actually responsible for triggering the even bigger problem in Pakistan, where we could be witnessing the collapse of a nation.
From a domestic (UK) point of view, the growing instability in Pakistan has massive implications. Already under strain from Moslem immigration, much of it from Pakistan, with a growing and highly voluble fundamentalist faction, civil war – or something approaching it – this could trigger another wave of immigration, which would be hard to contain. Current EU rules would prevent us from excluding members of extended families, which collectively could number hundreds of thousands.
And, with regional passions high, we could see the various factions fight out their battles on British turf, the violence spilling over into the streets of England. Kabul and Peshawar may seem distant but this is the “global village” in practice, with faraway events, and policies of which we take little notice, coming back to haunt us in unpleasant and dangerous ways.
Una razón de más que muestra que es hora de tocar retirada y traer a nuestros soldados a defender nuestras fronteras. Y de repatriar a estos indeseables.