Introduction — August 30, 2015
The flood of refugees streaming into Europe is escalating into one of the most serious problems faced by the continent since the end of the Second World War. However, most reports on the situation fail to draw attention to one inconvenient but essential point.
The corporate media’s omission is more than an oversight though. It is deliberately disingenuous because Europe was instrumental in creating this problem in the first place.
Many of those currently trying to find sanctuary there have been displaced by wars and upheavals in their homelands. Foremost among those affected — Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan — have all experienced direct Western military “intervention” in the past decade. So it is no coincidence that many of the displaced come from one of the aforementioned states.
Nor is it a coincidence that many of the displaced are Syrian. Syria has been racked by internal conflict, which the West has covertly fomented with its allies in the gulf emirates, in an effort to oust President Assad.
In other words the West is reaping what it has sown with its military ‘interventions’ in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan and with its covert aid to “Syrian rebels”. Yet no one in the corporate media seems capable of saying as much.
Why not? Aren’t we supposed to be informer by a “free press”? Or is the Western media really just in the service of its owners? Are its journalists little more than intellectual whores in the pay of media oligarchs and corporate overlords?
Prior to the NATO assisted ousting of Gadhafi there had been no large-scale exodus of refugees from Libya. It had in fact been a stable and relatively prosperous North African state. That changed with NATO’s assisted ousting of Gadhafi in 2011.
The same had been true of Iraq prior to the first Gulf War, Aug 1990-Feb 1991, and the Western imposition of sanctions.
Although the sanctions regime was initially enforced by Britain and America, the 2003 invasion of Iraq was approved by the leaders of Western Europe, with the exception of French President Chirac, and it sealed Iraq’s fate as a failed state.
So like they say “what goes around, comes around” and the refugees that Western Europe was instrumental in displacing have now washed up on its southern shores. This wouldn’t be happening were it not for Western approved military “interventions” in North Africa and the Middle East.
The only question is whether the flood of refugee is being used to deliberately reengineer Europe’s ethnic and social make-up? Given that Germany alone is expecting nearly a million asylum seekers this year I’d say the answer is the affirmative.
If it carries on like this and it will only take a decade or so for Germany to totally transformed. Nor will this transformation be confined to Germany alone. Given the European Union’s open borders policy the rest of Europe will be too.
Forget the political platitudes from Europe’s leaders. The flood of refugees and asylum seekers is part of a transcontinental social engineering program. It may be chaotic right now but as the saying goes “out of the chaos comes order”, a New World Order. Ed.
Germany calls for fairer distribution of refugees in Europe
Reuters — August 30, 2015
Germany and a handful of other European Union states cannot go on absorbing a disproportionate share of refugees arriving in the bloc and other members must do more, a government spokesman said on Sunday.
Germany expects the number of asylum seekers it receives to quadruple to about 800,000 this year. Two state premiers said over the weekend the total could even hit 1 million in 2015.
“Germany and a few other countries are by far … those that receive the most refugees,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference. “With 28 European member states, that cannot remain the case on a continuing basis. There will have to be a fairer distribution of refugees, with more solidarity.”
Some European governments have refused to take in refugees and resisted EU proposals to agree a common plan to do more to deal with the crisis, which is intensifying due to a surge in migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Seibert said Europe needed a new approach as many member states were no longer observing the EU’s Dublin regulations, which assign most asylum seekers to the first EU country they enter until their application has been processed.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Saturday Europe’s existing policy for addressing the refugee crisis was “a disgrace”, adding: “Europe threatens to fail over this scandalous handling” of the situation.
Germany is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees.
The country has witnessed over a hundred arson attacks on asylum shelters. Last weekend, more than 30 police were injured in clashes in the eastern town of Heidenau, near Dresden, when a protest against a refugee shelter there got out of hand.
On Saturday, around 5,000 people marched peacefully in Dresden in a show of support for refugees. The demonstration came as some state politicians said the number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany this year could surpass 800,000.
Hesse state premier Volker Bouffier said he expect around 1 million to arrive. Dietmar Woidke, state premier of Brandenburg, agreed that was possible: “I’m ruling nothing out, including a million,” Woidke told the Tagesspiegel am Sonntag newspaper.
(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Mark Heinrich)