When you remember that every refugee who gets official status also gets the right to reunification with the rest of the family, the question of Germany becoming New Syria and Europe converting into New Pakistan becomes just a question of time, and a pretty short time besides.
A man does not leave his wife and children “in the hands of a ruthless enemy” and runs away; if he does, then there is another name for him, and this name is neither “a man” nor “a refugee”. Could these strong young guys could not find their side in the fight or not find weapons to defend their country and their families? Come on, there are eight factions in Syria, and they are all are armed to their teeth.
Just three years ago Angela Merkel solemnly declared that the policy of multiculturalism failed. The theory was great, harmonic, liberal, humanistic… But in practice, it failed.
What facts or circumstances made European leaders make a round about turn and start calling all European countries to open their doors, borders and wallets for millions of immigrants from Africa and Middle East?
[Bringing with them their adamantine unshakable notion of what culture is, and their fixed belief that theirs is superior to the culture of the host.] Read more »
A record 270,000 to 280,000 refugees arrived in Germany in September, more than the total for 2014, said the interior minister of the southern state of Bavaria Wednesday.
“According to current figures… we have to assume that in September 2015 between 270,000 and 280,000 refugees came to Germany,” said Joachim Herrmann.
Europe’s biggest economy recorded around 200,000 migrant arrivals for the whole of 2014.
The sudden surge this year has left local authorities scrambling to register as well as provide lodgings, food and basic care for the new arrivals.
Herrmann highlighted the pressure on the state government of Bavaria — the key gateway for migrants arriving through the western Balkans and Hungary.
“My fellow interior ministers confirm, without exception, that pretty soon we’ll hit our limits in terms of accommodation,” he said.
If the figure of 2% of the “refugees” being Jihadi fighters is correct, then Germany now has over 5000 resident Islamic extremists more than it had a year ago. I can’t see that having a happy ending. Read more »
Here is some of the truth that the Media Party won’t show you, talk about or even acknowledge in their unbalanced coverage of the ‘ refugee crisis. ‘
Ever wonder why Hungary isn’t keen on taking in more Muslims but are happy to help Christian refugees?Left Wing supporters of Gay rights and Gay marriage who ethusiastically support Muslim refugees keep forgetting this inconvenient little truth.
Germany is already paying the price of its compassion and empathy with out limits policy.Without consideration of the effect on the existing German population, its economy, its people, its housing and its workforce it already is at breaking point.
Watch the Media start turning on Germany now as it is forced to start imposing limits in a vain attempt to protect itself. Until now Germany has been held up as the shining light of compassion, taking country shoppers without limits. Anybody from anywhere has been promised free housing, food and welfare in Germany and unsurprisingly they have been unable to meet the overwhelming demand for such largesse.
Watch the country shoppers now turn on Germany and see how short lived the gratitude will be of those who made it inside. Yesterday I watched a video of a young Muslim couple with a child and one on the way showing a reporter around their free apartment inside Germany. They wanted a bigger one and did not like having to share a kitchen with the other occupants of the apartment block. The apartment was sunny and clean and they had plenty of food. Their entire life was funded by the German taxpayer and all they did was complain.They didn’t talk about looking for work or earning their own way. Their sole concern was getting as much as they could from Mother Germany.
Today’s face of the day is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Never before have I seen a clearer example of a leader and a Nation so affected by guilt. With their heartfelt and genuine desire to make amends for the evil of a previous generation, Germany is going to be destroyed beyond redemption.
Angela has said that, “As a strong, economically healthy country, we have the strength to do what is necessary.” At the rate refugees are pouring into Germany I do not think that their economy will be strong or healthy economically for much longer.
Germany is, from a humanitarian point of view, leading by example. Last month, Germany unilaterally waived its right to deport Syrians back to the first European Union nation they enter, effectively agreeing to let most of those who are able to make it here stay.
Angela Merkel is in a spot of bother for daring to entertain bailing out the dodgy, socialist Greek ratbags for a third time.
Germany’s ruling coalition appears to be deeply split over Greece’s latest reform proposals ahead of a climactic meeting of EU leaders at the weekend.
While senior Social Democrats (SPD), the junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, welcomed the list of concessions from the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, members of her own conservative bloc were scathing about Greece’s position.
As financial experts digested the plan from Athens, the joint chief executive of Berlin’s stock exchange, Artur Fischer, said that business leaders in Germany felt Greece had squandered its credibility, and that if Merkel agreed to a third bailout for Greece, she could also be signing up to the continuation of the crisis for years to come, thereby risking her chancellorship.
“This is the toughest time in her chancellorship so far. Can she resist the voices of opposition within her own party to push through a third bailout in the Bundestag that most of them are against?” said Fischer.
Chris Trotter can usually be relied on to give a sensible opinion on most political matters, though occasionally he loses himself in an orgy of self congratulation when it appears someone can claim “Capitalism doesn’t Work”.
Chris’ delusions about capitalism and the Greek Crisis have come to a head with a piece where he welcomes the bludging Greek ratbags voting not to pay their debts.
He usually gets the diagnosis right, but doesn’t always get the treatment right.
THE UNFOLDING CRISIS in Greece has stripped Neoliberalism of its protective disguise and the world is recoiling from its ugliness. In normal circumstances the true purposes of the world’s neoliberal elites are masked by their use of opaque economic jargon. In the case of Greece, however, the social science of economics has been turned against them by some of its most impressive exponents. Nobel laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman have told the world that what is being done to Greece has nothing to do with economics, and everything to do with politics. A whole country is being driven to the wall in a desperate bid to destroy its left-wing government. Neoliberalism simply cannot allow the Greek Prime Minister’s, Alexis Tsipras’s, powerful lessons in democracy to go unpunished. If his Syriza Party is allowed to defeat austerity in Greece, what is there to prevent Podemos from defeating it in Spain? Or Sinn Fein in Ireland?
Yes Chris, it is all to do with politics, although those from the Austrian or Chicago schools of economics might disagree with well known left-wingers and Keynsians, Stigliz and Krugman. The politics is pretty easy to understand, especially if you take a step back from the ideology of a looney left Greek government who says “We won’t pay you”.
Germany’s 72-year-old Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schauble, has clearly been unable to cope with his 54-year-old Greek counterpart, Yanis Varoufakis. Everything about the free-wheeling Greek economics professor offends the unyielding German ideologue. Varoufakis has been unsparing in his criticism of Germany’s inability to grasp the necessity for Greek debt relief (which even the IMF now acknowledges). It’s an act of insubordination which Schauble and his colleagues are resolutely determined to punish. So unchallenged has neoliberalism’s ideological hegemony been since the collapse of Soviet-style socialism that it finds itself unable to adequately respond to Varoufakis’s neo-Keynesian populist critiques. Their greatest fear is that, like the little boy in the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the Greek Finance Minister will draw the world’s attention to the fact that the neoliberal German Emperor is wearing no clothes. Read more »
Tony Abbott is going to be seriously annoyed with David Cameron.
Cameron has come up with a really good idea for dealing with illegal immigrants.
Foreign workers will have their wages seized by police and face deportation without appeal if they are in the UK illegally, David Cameron will announce today as part of a “radical” crackdown on immigration.
The Prime Minister will vow to make the UK a “less attractive place to come and work” by using next week’s Queen’s Speech to announce a series of laws to “root out illegal immigrants and bolster deportations”.
Mr Cameron will also unveil plans to make it a criminal offence for businesses to recruit abroad without advertising in the UK first.
He will give councils powers to evict migrants and force all banks to check bank accounts against databases of people who could be in the country illegally.
The Germans are marching on the Greeks and their intransigence over repaying their loans stretches on.
The German government has raised the prospect of an in-out referendum to decide Greece’s fate in a sign that Europe’s largest creditor has begun to make contingency plans for a Greek exit from the euro.
Speaking ahead of a meeting of eurozone finance ministers inBrussels, Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble said a plebiscite on Greece’s euro membership could prove to be “helpful” for the debt-stricken country and its creditors.
“If the Greek government thinks it must hold a referendum, then let it hold a referendum,” said Mr Schaeuble.
“That might even be a helpful measure for the Greek people to decide whether it is ready to accept what is necessary, or whether it wants something different.”
His comments represent something of a volte-face from Berlin, who famously quashed plans by then prime minister George Papandreou to hold a referendum in 2011. Both Germany and France threatened to withdraw financial aid for Greece if a referendum was held at the height of its debt crisis four years ago.
The president of the European parliament, German Martin Schulz chimed in with the tacit endorsement, saying a referendum was a “possibility” but ultimately it would be up to the Greek government to decide.
Popular votes have not been the preferred course of action for European officials.
The people of the Netherlands and France voted to reject the EU Constitution in 2005, while Ireland also failed to initially ratify the Treaty of Lisbon in 2008.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras campaigned to stay in the euro when his Leftist Syriza party stormed to power in late January. But after three months of fractious talks which have yielded little agreement, Greece stands on the brink of defaulting to its own people at the end of the month.
The Greeks are trying it on with a massive claim against Germany for war reparations in a blatant attempt to avoid paying back their enormous debt and bail out funds.
Greece has demanded nearly €279bn in reparations from Germany, more than the value of its current bail-out, as the cash-strapped country continues to pursue compensation for crimes carried out by the Third Reich.
A parliamentary committee established by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras put an official number on the claim, which includes the cost of a forced Nazi loan made by the Bank of Greece and the return of archaeological treasures.
Greece suffered a brutal occupation at the hands of the Third Reich in 1941, with over 40,000 people starving to death in Athens alone.
Previous Greek calculations for the cost of the country’s occupation have stood at around €160bn. The revised figures however amount to nearly 10pc of Germany’s GDP. Read more »