Y U So Mad?

George Soros


The infamous George Soros recently wrote an article for Project Syndicate. In the article, Soros’ main point was that President Vladimir Putin is not an ally to the west against ISIS. Soros said that the European Union and the United States of American are making a mistake by trusting that President Putin is on their side in their war on ISIS.

Soros explains that there is plenty of evidence that shows the contrary. In fact, Putin’s aim is to ensure that the European Union falls a part and he has stumbled upon a good way to do that: further the refugee crisis in Syria so that they flood Europe at a rate that is not absorbable.

While the President of Russia may say that he is also fighting ISIS, he is instead harming the Syrian civilians. He has sent planes to bomb them in both southern and norther Syria. These attacks have cause tens of thousands of civilians to flee for safer areas, like Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. There are thousands of these civilians who are forced to camp outside of these countries, hoping that they are admitted. Putin has even somewhat teamed up with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. While Putin launched an air attack on the northern region of Syria, al-Assad ordered a ground assault

Soros wrote this article because he wants to protect the European Union. He believes in the principles and ideals set forth by them. Forbes billionaire Soros has been leading the fight for more open societies, like the one that has been created by the European Union for decades. Soros credits his childhood as the factor that stimulated him to fight for equality and more open societies that protect their citizens and the citizens of the world.

Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. His family was Jewish and due to the Nazi occupation during his childhood, the lived in fear. The occupation ended when World War II came to a close, however, the Nazis were replaced by the communist regime. The oppression forced Soros to flee to London, England in 1947. Soros created a life for himself in London by taking jobs as a waiter and railroad porter. He then attended the London School of Economics. Soros graduated in 1952 and went to work for a London investment bank in an entry level position. 4 years later, Soros immigrated to The United States of America, where he worked in New York in investment management and analyst positions.

Soros had a long line of significant success, which allowed him to retire and pursue his passion of philanthropy. He founded the Open Society Foundations and has dedicated his life to making the world much better.