There's an interesting article by Pepe Escobar on the website with the title *Blowback on a NATO beach*, which blames the current surge of refugees on the bombing of civilian infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa by NATO and its proxies. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to the article, but anybody can find it by Googling its title.

Many (most?) of the refugees seem to be driven by *economic* factors, but nevertheless it's the bombing that provides the impetus.