Around 40 flights from the Middle East land at Minsk airport everyday. Thousands of migrants amass on the border to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland to put pressure on their border controls. The numbers keep rising because Belarusian President Alexandr Lukashenko issues plenty of ‘tourist visas’ to load his weapon, the weapon of mass migration. The migrants are a retaliation for EU’s sanction which followed election fraud, a brutal crackdown and the forced landing of an Irish airline flight to arrest oppositional blogger Raman Pratasevich Раман Пратасевіч.
A sea of tents sprawls over the US American airbase Ramstein (Germany, state of Rhineland-Palatinate) to host at least 20,000 Afghans; more likely 34,000 already. About a thousand arrivals land every day and the troops have moved a 5,000 of them to their nearby military base ‘Rhine Ordnance Barracks.’ The US works feverishly to expand its capacity there to host even 6,000 of them. And while many conservatives have dropped the ball in their obsession to exploit any failure of the Biden administration, the uneasy question who can be rescued, correctly identified and who can not remains unanswered. Commentator after commentator shows compassion with that 50% of women that will have to live under the Taliban despite the Pew Research finding that 99% of those very women want to live under shariah law. Everybody feels heartless asking how the other 1% can be identified so we don’t import the very Taliban we once set out to fight. And now with the sprawling camp smack in the middle of Europe nobody knows how to get some of the “rescued” back home again.
Harrison Mwilima at Deutsche Welle, which is a leg of the German public broadcasting system, has designed a new form of cooperation between Africa and Europe: Europe denies all its interests and African regimes get everything they want.
For that to work Europeans have to listen. Currently they work with dictators, he abhors, just to curb migration. They should rather listen to same dictators, he proposes. The piece is another intellectual gem highlighting the quality of German public broadcasting.
Police officers made a visit at Björn Höcke’s home. The opposition leader in the parliament of the state of Thuringen is accused of having posted hate on social media. What is there to search in a home when the “crime” is committed on the internet? The officers just want to see if Björn Höcke’s words were his own words and not maybe … Lock, a squirrel! It is a classic example of intimidation and government overreach in Merkel’s “best Germany we ever had.” (note: That was her last election campaign slogan.)
When Charles Michel, the head of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, entered the press room, there was one chair for the Turkish leader and one for the European leader. And so Charles Michel sat down. After all he is the leader of the assembly of the heads of government and thus the European leader. Or is that von der Leyen? Does one know?
It’s all damn complicated. Who leads what in Europe and who is answerable to who? Desperate feminists decided that the gender decided who got the chair and that Ursula von der Leyen was outpatriarchied by Michel and Erdogan. Sure enough Erdogan could not know in advance that she would enter the room later than Michel. But he could know and did know that he could totally expose the lack of understandably defined responsibilities and accountabilities in the EU.
The official story of Angela Merkel’s “opening of the border(s)” (Grenzöffnung) is that she was taken by surprise by an emergency on September 4th, 2015. The reality is much different. The disposal of the Dublin Agreement, which delegates the responsibility of the asylum applications within the Schengen area of the EU, was completed a week in advance and leaked documents show the details of it. The agency responsible for immigration and asylum (BAMF) tweeted out its change of procedures a few days later. The newspaper Tagesspiegel wrote an entire article. If Merkel can read, she knew what was going on. Her role, however, was probably bigger.
Germany’s judicial system is being flooded with requests from migrants who want asylum — so much so that legal watchers are warning: the system is about to collapse under the weight of all the petitions. Blame Angela Merkel. She’s the one who’s let in so many migrants and refugees, despite concerns of citizens who say…
Italy demands that NGOs who effectively engage in human trafficking on the Mediterranean Sea should be forced to keep transponder signalling on to allow their location.
Furthermore are their ships expected to operate outside Lybian sea.
The EU is expected to hand 45 million Euro to the barely functioning Lybian government de facto only in control of the nation’s capitol so they can build up a border patrol.
That money will go straight into black accounts.
Italy asks her fellow EU countries to accommodate more refugees and take the ballast from them.
Slowly but surely EU conceives the idea that migrants picked up on sea may be sent back to Lybia and not be accustomed in Italy. However, EU still demands accommodations for refugees built in 3,000 places across Italy.