Angela Merkel …. let the desire for political posturing stand in the way of her judgement on this issue. First, re Syria, it was “Let ‘em all come”. Anyone from Syria was entitled to asylum (and that’s around 23 million). Note how the definition of “Asylum seeker” has been broadened out to include millions – not just those with “a well-founded fear of persecution”.
Now it’s anyone from Syria.
But how do you know that the asylum seeker is indeed from Syria? Especially if on the sea crossing they’ve thrown away any papers they had. Simon Schama had a quick answer “You know they’re Syrian because they speak Arabic”. His sally was greeted with appreciative mirth by the QT audience, as though he’d scored a point. I had to remind him that Arabic is spoken widely across the Middle East and North Africa. You might as well say that speaking English proves a person comes from London. I know of at least one case of a migrant claiming in impeccable Arabic to come from Syria. The only problem was that he pronounced his Arabic in a clear North African accent.
But within weeks the crisis had grown out of control, there was chaos across Eastern Europe, and Merkel’s ratings were dropping like a stone. She started to come under pressure not just from the German public and from political opponents, but from her own party. So the high-flown rhetoric of compassion was replaced in short order with barriers and barbed wire, and proposals for concentration camps (sorry, “holding centres”) on Germany’s southern borders.
Now we have the proposed EU/Turkey deal (which Prime Minister Erdogan reportedly – but rightly – calls “bribery”.
In simple terms, the EU has offered Turkey’s 75 million citizens a much more generous visa régime (How generous? No doubt time will tell), and accelerated accession negotiations, in exchange for cooperation in stemming the tide of refugees. There are many problems with this scheme. First, Austria and France have both promised referendums prior to Turkish accession, so Turkish membership is not in Angela Merkel’s gift. Secondly, opinion in Turkey is hardening against the two million migrants there already, so Erdogan will not win many votes by stopping them from leaving. Thirdly, to judge by newspaper reports, there’s a flourishing cottage industry on the west coast of Turkey selling inflatables and other impedimenta of the sea voyage to would-be migrants. So if there is an EU/Turkey deal, it won’t stick.
But where is the logic in offering free access to the EU (either with “relaxed visas”, or with EU membership) to 75 million Turks, in the vague hope that they might obstruct access to a couple of million other migrants?
As people get older, I’m told they are increasingly amazed by the follies they see around them. I’m a year older than I was when last elected, and I notice myself using the phrase “You couldn’t make it up” more often than I should. But in this case, you really couldn’t make it up.
Roger Helmer (He might be dumb about fracking, but he understands immigration issues well enough)
What we have here is a failure to communicate
Dresden Police Expect 10,000 for Pegida Rally, Counter-Demonstration
Up to 10,000 people are expected to assemble Monday in the eastern German city of Dresden for a rally marking the first anniversary of the founding of the migrant-sceptic Pegida group, and for a counter-demonstration, a local police spokesperson said.
BERLIN (Sputnik) — The anniversary of the self-styled union of “patriotic Europeans,” which campaigns against the “Islamization of the West,” will take place amid a major migration crisis in Europe that has seen around 600,000 refugees arrive in the EU since the start of 2015.
Translated by Kristina Rus
Tsar Peter I [Putin’s favorite Russian leader – KR] used to say: “Don’t trust the three: don’t trust a woman, don’t trust a Turk, and don’t trust a non-drinker.”
Turkey has always, throughout history, played on the contradictions of the interests of Russia and the West. And the sudden concern of Erdogan about accidental trespassing of a Russian fighter jet into Turkish airspace from Syria should not be taken as NATO’s sincerity. Such situations arise almost daily on all border territories worldwide. What can we say about those occasions, where there are military operations in those areas…
Turkey itself has offered a passage through its border to the radical Islamist groups to the Syrian territory. And even preceded their interventions with shelling of its artillery batteries. Let us recall the Kessab massacre in March of last year.
The fact that the operation of the Russian military-space forces in Syria inevitably leads to Turkey soon having to greet these groups on its territory, and will have to forever forget about smuggling oil from ISIS for 10-15 dollars per barrel.
So let us not erase from the memory the advice of Peter Alekseevich — do not trust a Turk!
And the oil will gradually appreciate… even though the global press will link this to the reduction in drilling in the United States. But we will not trust this ‘woman’ either.
And never trust Merkel
The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan – The genocide of the Peoples of Europe (The Day The Luck Of The Irish Ran Out)
Thanks to the staggering rise of Muslim immigrants, sexual assaults have increased 500% in the Scandinavian country.
Again total cover up in the Muslim invasion of Europe. In this report, a doctor describes the stabbing of an attending physician at one of the hospitals overrun with Muslim migrants — there are no arrests and no media coverage, of course. But there’s more — what he describes is gruesome.
Czech doctor describes conditions in German hospital — watch the whole thing:
The worst is where the doctor explains they are not allowed to report on the reality of it.
Video thanks to Armaros
It Just Gets Better And Better In Merkel’s Germany-Posting xenophobic views online in Germany could cost you your job & child – report
Individuals who choose to share radical or xenophobic views on social media risk not only losing their jobs in Germany, but their children as well, local media reports. Posting an unorthodox opinion on Facebook could be enough to get the ball rolling.
Refugee centers are burning
But let us take a look at the hand that trained them.
The Twelve Commandments of the Russian World
October 18, 2014
1. Live in harmony with God, by conscience. Go through life with love in your heart, even in the enemy only see a victim of the devil.
2. Don’t accept injustice. Defend the weak and the oppressed irrespective of their race and tribe, help them.
3. Look truth in the eye. Distinguish good from evil, and do not give in to attempts to equate one to the other.
4. Do not get discouraged and always fight evil. Remember, evil is ultimately weaker than good, even if it seems invincible right now. Be strong, but remember that the strength is in truth.
5. Don’t be ashamed of the breadth of your soul. Even if because of it you commit sins and mistakes, don’t let that lead you on a path of narrowing thoughts and actions. Try to absorb the fullness of the world, and live life as openly as if you are already before the throne of the Lord.
6. Judge a man by his soul and not appearance and big words. Appreciate kindness and sincerity more then other qualities in a man. Consider everyone who lives according to conscience a brother. Remember, Russian – is not so much blood as the spirit.
7. Keep the faith and traditions of your grandfathers. Do not chase trends. Make sure technology doesn’t kill the divine in you, and fashion does not dehumanize you. Appreciate the experience of ancestors and the wisdom of antiquity. Remember, the old-fashioned village ways slow the plunge of mankind into the abyss.
8. Put creative work above trade and speculation. Despise parasitism on the labor of the people. Be indifferent to luxury, if it is generated by injustice – despise it. Don’t let things and living comfort own you. Remember the ancient truth – labor is noble.
9. Self-sacrifice is the supreme condition of a man. Live for others, not for yourself.
10. Don’t try to build a heaven on earth for everyone, but do good to whomever you can. Remember, the higher justice is only in heaven, on earth it is important to avoid falling into the abyss.
11. Create and build the beautiful and the great. Try to live every second as God in the days of creation. Elevate the good, overcome evil. Remember, there is nothing worse than wasted seconds, not to mention self-destruction. Reach for the sky, and then the earthly life will make sense.
12. Russia is the last Noah’s ark of humanity. When evaluating what is happening in the world and in our country, keep in mind this truth. Before all Russians there is a common ultimate goal, compared to which the arrangement of the earthly existence is a necessary, but minor thing. And remember, Russia is not there for you, but you are there for Russia.