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10th September 2015
Merkel's "Folly" - EU Immigration 2015 (Updated 30th Oct 2018)
Merkel made both a reckless and calculating move when she invited 800,000 immigrants (Syrian refugees) to settle in Germany; as long as they could make it to the German border. She certainly created a virtual “Black Hole” within Europe which could potentially suck in migrants from everywhere on the planet. The fact that she was referring to Syrian refugees was largely lost in translation then everyone suddenly became Syrian, and a refugee; illicit passports and other ID documents in much demand, for a price, in Turkey.
The notion that opening the borders of Germany to the rest of the world would ensure that potential immigrants would stop trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in flimsy vessels and simultaneously put people traffickers in Libya and Turkey out of business, defies logic. In fact, one result was that traffickers began offering to take children for free and there does not appear to have been any reduction in people trafficking via the Mediterranean Sea route. The reduction will, however, take place naturally as winter approaches and the Mediterranean Sea becomes too dangerous to cross safely, even in a more seaworthy craft. The migration continues today notably across Morocco to Spain, Greece and Italy.
For Merkel this reckless gambit makes sense (indeed it was a deliberate calculation) to maintain and, more precisely, to expand Germany's dominant economic position within the EU and more widely. It has been estimated that Germany needs to import at least 400,000 new “workers” each year to counteract its declining birth rate and emigration of young ethnic Germans to Switzerland, Austria and the USA.
Clearly, Germany either considers the EU open border policy’s ability to attract young talent from other states within the EU inadequate or the talent pool itself is declining or the current pool does not contain the expertise or education necessary for Germany to increase its dominance within the EU. More likely the crisis is seen as a way of expanding the EU to cheaper labour migrants than those within the EU open border areas.
In reality, the real talent in the EU has probably left as the EU has developed, as they looked into the future and decided to vote with their feet. This is why, especially in the UK we have to import less qualified migrants, those with unrecognised qualifications, or with poor language skills from overseas to cover vacancies in medical staff for our NHS.
Various comments have been made in the press about educated immigrants which suggest that the Syrian population does indeed contain the necessary talent pool, as apparently many Syrians are doctors or are otherwise professionally qualified - to work on a BMW production line or perhaps sweep the streets? Der Spiegel had previously reported that over 500,000 immigrants with college degrees came to Germany in the first half of 2012, but that contrasts with a German labour force which is predicted to have declined by 7,000,000 in 2025. Merkel's poor recent election results show that Germans do not believe that Germany has benefited from her actions and fear worse to come if she remains in power.
Whilst some of the refugees are women with children, some children are accompanied by men, some families, and some elderly refugees. The majority appear to be overwhelmingly young, healthy males, who should be fighting in Syria to try to reclaim their country. Apparently most of the men would rather not remain in Turkey - where they might be required to join the Turkish army for a couple of years, and so have moved to mainland Europe. These young men will have left behind wives, or girlfriends, parents, grandparents and other dependents, in which case the 400,000 per year who would be allowed to settle in Germany becomes 800,000 or 1,600,000 per year.
A look back
Germany has been in this situation before. In the early 1970’s the German economy collapsed, following the 1955-1973 Guest Worker era, and the government froze recruitment of "Gastarbeiter" (foreign guest workers) with Wolfgang Schauble the German Finance Minister (as now) stating that Germany had made a mistake in the 1960’s by expecting foreign workers to integrate. He also stated that multiculturalism had been a disaster for Germany.(German finance minister says too many "Gastarbeiter" were allowed in – Guardian 18th March 2011)
This problem escalated further with a major influx of migrants joining families already in Germany who had maintained their residence permits from the earlier influx. So many in fact that Germany became the 3rd largest immigrant country in the world in 1990 with almost 11 million living there. (Labor Shortage: Germany Needs More Immigrants By Anthony Advincula / New American Media January 4, 2015)
Interestingly, reports in the Press today suggest large numbers of migrants are shunning Germany and marching through Denmark en route to Sweden where the benefits are better. So Germany may have to improve its benefits or force the immigrants to remain in Germany for a fixed period, i.e. for a specified number of years. That, however, may limit the number of migrants who see Germany as the most attractive country in Europe.
It was reported that Britain is being charged £90 million for not joining the EU migrant free-for-all, even though we have an opt-out. We were warned in the Lisbon Treaty (2007) of the real intentions of the EU, but it is not until now that we see how it really operates that we realise the looming disaster we are involved in and the true nature of the EU.
The wider view
Germany is now in the process of repeating mistakes that they made previously. This time they intend to protect themselves by spreading the problem throughout the EU. Forcing unwilling governments and populations to accept immigrants who are not needed, who probably don’t want to be there anyway, and may leave as soon as they get their papers, simply to be absorbed to reduce any overspill effects on Germany. Thus migrants will be pushed by economic forces to live in those countries which offer the best opportunities for benefits and to build their lives, apart and distinct from the native populations. In this case, Sweden and Britain would be the preferred destinations. These immigrants are quite simply eco-fodder to be cynically exploited as cheap labour to further the ambitions and to power an increasing industrial growth in Germany.
Merkel and Juncker’s actions have nothing to do with compassion, although the actions of the German and Austrian populations and others clearly are motivated by this. According to a report by wsws.org Germany and the EU have been interfering in Syria since the beginning of the civil war, and their interference has created immense suffering for the Syrian people, which is likely to have encouraged many people to flee from the country. “Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) has played a key role in the Syrian “rebels" arms supplies.
Berlin pushed strongly for the EU to adopt and regularly intensify sanctions against Syria. In Syria, the embargo has led to a catastrophic social situation. Inflation in May was 33%, and the ban on oil imports to the EU alone cut revenues by $3 billion. Some 65% of small industrial companies had to close as a result”. (Germany participates in war preparations against Syria Christoph Dreier 31 July 2012, https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/07/gesy-j31.html)
Most Germans may not realise what their government has been up to (as with Ukraine), because they are kept in the dark, and Germans are wary of any military action taking place in their name.
However, Germany has a strategic interest in Syria and is trying to reduce its reliance on Russia for gas. This “Refugee Crisis” has offered opportunities for the possibility of the integration of Syria into the EU, without the formal approach which would probably not be acceptable to the EU at large. Judging by recent events in Syria, Putin might have stolen a march on Merkel and she would be likely to be uneasy that Russia is now involved in Syria fighting ISIL. Russia is reported to be setting up a military base and an airfield for sorties into ISIL territory whilst also acting politically to encourage Assad to call elections and resolve the crisis in Syria - an action that seems to be supported in Britain.
The speech by Juncker yesterday and subsequent comments today have given the game away when he said that “refugees” could be given the right to work while they were being processed and EU passports could be made available to attract more migrants.
Brussels (Berlin) is not interested in whether the migrants are refugees or not, or who they are or where they are from as long, as they are ready to work and can be exploited. This could lead to other neighbouring states joining the EU by the back door, by accepting their migrants, en masse, without the formal accession processes and potential objections from other EU countries.
It is all about Germany
Clearly, every action taken by the EU is on behalf of Germany and its economy, however as Germany does not wish to be flooded with migrants, the rest of the EU has to take in the excess by order of the EU Commission (Berlin). What Juncker essentially said in his speech on the 9th of September, 2015 was that all actions within the EU must be for the benefit of a greater Germany, and all other EU states must sacrifice whatever is necessary in order to achieve those objectives.
Those objecting to these policies are targets for EU apparatchiks embedded within the EU nation state Establishments and infiltrated into their national cultures since 1972. In the UK, they are embedded in the Labour Party (Blairites), the Lib Dems, the Greens, in Plaid Cymru, the House of Lords, the SNP, the BBC, the rest of the liberal Left Media and elsewhere in the British Establishment, our Civil Service, even in the local Councils.
Merkel has calculated that this crisis is an opportunity to:
(a) Force closer EU integration
(b) Increase Germany's pool of cheap labour
(c) Extend the EU into new countries by the back door
(d) Entangle migrants within the populations of Europe to create a multicultural states, without the consent of the Member State populations - which will provide the impetus for truly forced EU integration (when all national borders are taken over by EU security forces to ensure compliance) into its final, intended form - total control over the former member states, as described in the Lisbon Treaty (2007)
*Merkel the Dictator (Update)
According to https://www.thelocal.de/ (a German news outlet which reports in English) - and referring to that report by Die Welt (22/9/17) made the following comments in its article.
"Merkel made the decision to take in several thousand refugees who were stranded in Hungary on September 4th 2015 after conversations with only the most senior members of her cabinet." The legal basis for the decision has never been explained, nor did the Bundestag ever vote on her actions.
"German law states that refugees do not have a right to apply for asylum in Germany if they have entered the country through another signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention." The Bundestag legal experts stated that, "according to German law, refugees should have been turned away at the Austrian border.Exceptions to this rule can be made when the Interior Ministry issues an order to allow people to enter the country, but this order was never made."
Not only was the decision taken after ignoring the 1951 Refugee Convention and Bundestag approval, it also ignored German Interior Ministry policy - but perhaps the worst aspect was that the decision by Merkel did not involve discussions with the other member states, who would have been affected by Merkel's decision - and it is illegal to change the population demographic of Germany.
The above actions by Merkel and Juncker are those of a Dictator, and Dictatorial behaviour is the hallmark of the EU - that is why they cannot reform.
Further Updates: This is from a BBC report in June 2012 by Brian Wheeler
Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman and non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International (former chairman of oil giant BP) and head of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, told the UK House of Lords that,
"The EU should "do its best to undermine" the "homogeneity" of its member states" in his role as the UN's special representative for migration.
He went on to say that"...ageing and declining populations in countries such as Germany was the key argument for the development of multicultural states. "
So there we have it - the world's financiers have decided who should populate the nation states of Europe, including the UK, to suit their own economic agenda; capture cheap labour, depress wages in the host nations and expand the customer base of the global corporations – all without any consent from the resident populations nor for any concern for the social, cultural, security and environmental cost to the people of Europe.(The UN is pushing the same agenda in the USA)
Meanwhile, the existing populations will be required to sit back and do as they are told, so that the ambitions of the global corporations can be realised. This is the true nature of the EU and we need to get out while we still can.
Update: 30th October 2018 -Peter Sutherland died in January 2018 and was replaced at the UN by William Lacy Swing whos claims that "...mass migration is in the national interest"
Update: 29th October 2018 - Angela Merkel resigned as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) - but remains as German Chancellor and plans to stay on until 2021.
It is clear that her plans failed to a large extent and resulted in her ultimate loss of popularity - there is little evidence that she feels any different now - in fact, it appears that she intends to increase migration into the EU despite its unpopularity and her current loss of office.
It is possible, perhaps even likely that she will go for the Commission President's job after Juncker leaves in 2019 - whatever she does next she will remain as the de facto leader of the EU under German control; she intends to stop Brexit at any cost - with the help of the Remain camp under Blair in the UK; who harbours ambitions for life the Presidency of the EU for himself.