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Introduction — Oct 30, 2015

George Soros

The grand philanthropist: George Soros

Given that George Soros has just announced that the EU should accept “at least” a million migrants per annum its fair to say that he wants to encourage migration to Europe.
That being the case it’s worth asking if he’s not actually funding the non-governmental organisations that are helping migrants find their way to Europe: with handbooks, maps and websites. This obviously takes money and Soros is renowned as a “philanthropist” after all.
As it happens one of Soros’s non-profit organisations is indeed behind the Open Society initiative, which seeks to encourage migration from Third World countries to Europe.
However, George Soros motive for this may not be as altruistic as it seems. As Syrian Girl explains to Paul Joseph Watson, one of the effects of the massive influx of cheap labour will be to drive down wages, especially at the more menial end of the job market.
As Syrian Girl also explained here, another reason for the creation of the crisis had been to pave the way for direct Western military intervention in Syria. The subsequent Russian intervention has changed that part of the equation and prevented direct Western military involvement, at least for now.
However, we shouldn’t be under any illusion about the refugee/migrant crisis. It has been created, like so many other previous problems, to open the way for a “solution” that benefits the global elite. The migrants or ordinary European will not benefit in any way whatsoever.
No. The real beneficiaries will be people like Soros who will reap rich rewards in terms of lower wages for menial work and more workers willing to accept lower pay. For Soros and his kind it’s a win-win situation.
The people who will pay will be ordinary European workers, especially the more menial, and the migrants themselves; who if they manage to establish themselves in Europe will either end up on welfare or, if they are lucky, in poorly paid menial work.
So in effect the migrant crisis will make the rich richer and the poor even poorer. Like we said, it’s a win-win situation for Soros and his kind. Ed.

Sky Finds ‘Handbook’ For EU-Bound Migrants

By Jonathan Samuels, Sky News Correspondent, Lesbos, Greece — Sept 13, 2015

Maps and guides for migrants to Europe

Maps and guides for migrants to Europe

Refugees arriving in Greece on people smugglers’ boats are given a ‘migrants handbook’ packed with tips, maps, phone numbers and advice about getting across Europe.

Among discarded life jackets and punctured rubber dinghies, Sky News discovered a tattered copy of the unique travel guide washed up on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The booklet’s cover features a photograph of a young man on a beach at sunset, looking longingly out to sea, with oars at his feet after making the treacherous crossing.

The ‘rough guide’ is written in Arabic and contains phone numbers of organisations which might help refugees making the journey, such as the Red Cross and UNHCR.

Among those behind the booklet are organisations called WatchTheMed-Alarmphone and w2eu, which means ‘Welcome To Europe’.

Sonia, who did not want to give her surname, is a volunteer with WatchTheMed and told Sky News: “Activists from our network distribute the guides for free in Turkey”.

The guide is distributed to refugees as they come ashore on the Aegean Islands and in Athens and other Greek cities.

She added that other leaflets about safety at sea were distributed to would be migrants before they set out on their journeys with advice on what to do if they get into trouble on the water.

Guide for EU bound migrants

Guide for EU bound migrants

The guide Sky News found also contained a 24-hour hotline number for migrants to call so volunteers can then pass their details to the relevant coastguard.

“We take information about how many people are in the boats if they get into trouble” she said.

“It’s a life-saving service we give to refugees. They are going to go anyway, so it’s better if we give them advice.”

Arabic speaker Sonia takes calls from her home in Austria and is one of a number of volunteers for WatchTheMed.

“We are a big group of about 100 people” she said. “We are based across Europe and North Africa.”

The pocket-sized guide has a handy map of Europe detailing the areas boats tend to land in.

Marked in red are what it describes as “detention/reception/screening sites”.

On the back page are photographs of sun-drenched Greek islands, the main port on Lesbos, Mitilini, and a smiling man alongside the caption: “When I arrived at the shores of Mitilini I came to understand that I am no child anymore.”

W2eu’s website says “We welcome all travellers on their difficult trip and wish you all a good journey – because freedom of movement is everybody’s right!”.

It goes on to say they aim to offer contacts and counselling to refugees and migrants: “At the outer borders of Europe, people are refused entry, they are imprisoned and deported.

“Nevertheless people are coming. W2eu.info is supporting you who come to Europe in your struggle for a better life”.