Updates on the growing global refugee crisis

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Bulldozers Pull Down Calais Jungle (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/news/329392-calais-jungle-container-camp/

"Diggers and bulldozers protected by riot police have begun carving a path towards the Calais 'Jungle' camp - home to thousands of refugees - after authorities told the migrants to move..."

 

'Stop Asylum Nonsense!': Anti-Refugee Rally in Duch Town Erupts (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/news/329385-netherlands-anti-refugee-clashes/

"Riot police move in to disperse a 1,000-strong march against the opening of a refugee center in the town of Heesch."

NDPP

German Minister Urges Merkel to Close Germany's Borders to Refugees

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/01/19/446423/Germany-refugees-transpo...

"German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told the Muenchner Merkur newspaper that Berlin must prevent refugees from crossing into Germany and even act alone if it cannot reach a Europe-wide deal on resettling them in the continent.

Dobrindt said, 'The sentence; 'The closure of the border would see Europe fail', is true in reverse. Not closing the border, just going on, would bring Europe to its knees.'

Europe is facing an unprecedented influx of refugees who are fleeing conflict-ridden zones in Africa and the Middle East, particularly Syria. According to figures released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than one million refugees reached Europe's shores in 2015.

More than 3,300 people either died or went missing in their perilous journey to the continent. Many blame major European powers for the exodus, saying their policies have led to a surge in terrorism and wars, forcing more people out of their homes."

NDPP

Macedonia Closes Border With Greece To Migrants

https://www.rt.com/news/329586-macedonia-border-refugees-greece/

"Macedonia closes border with Greece, AFP reports."

 

Health Scare in Denmark as Refugees Bring Back Diptheria After 20-Yr Absence

https://www.rt.com/news/329542-denmark-infectious-diseases-refugees/

"Danish authorities have warned hospitals over possible outbreaks of infectious diseases, as several cases of diptheria, tuberculosis and malaria carried by refugees have already been registered."

Doug Woodard

Asylum applicants and the backlash against women:

http://wp.me/pGd5z-5F0

A little incoherent but makes some interesting points.

NDPP

Dozens of Refugees Drown Near Greek Island of Farmakonisi

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/23/refu-j23.html

"The dead were among the growing toll of victims to die while fleeing from the fallout of a decade of relentless imperialist war in the Middle East and North Africa. Every day sees the arrival on Mediterranean shores of rickety boats piled with refugees fleeing the fallout of wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen.

Millions have abandoned their homes in response to the constant threat of death at the hands of US military forces and proxy armies, and the absence of employment and reliable food and shelter created by the widespread destruction of infrastructure.

Refugees who survive the crossing to Europeean shores are being welcomed by a growing refugee management system of concentration camps, militarized police and ever more authoritarianism...closely linked with the preparations for dictatorship being pursued by the entire European ruling class..."

NDPP

Xenophobia & Panic Rises in Europe

https://youtu.be/JVThZhsM478

Estonian FM: "Islamic migrants invading Europe: a war against Christianity."

 

France: Guns Out -Tensions High

https://youtu.be/uN7JO0pRB1c

"Calais locals fight with pro-refugees at rally"

NDPP

Denmark City Makes Pork Mandatory To Restrict Muslim Refugees

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/01/21/446771/Denmark-Germany-Randers/

"A Danish city has made serving pork mandatory in an apparent effort to tighten restrictions for Muslim refugees coming to the country. Denmark has a history of opposing Muslims' habits of eating, with former prime minister Helle Thornung-Schmidt lashing out at some nurseries in 2013 for serving halal-butchered meat instead of pork because Muslim children had refused to eat..."

NDPP

Sweden To Expel Up To 80,000 Asylum Seekers

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/01/28/447635/Sweden-asylum-seekers-An...

"We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000,' Sweden's Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said on Wednesday, adding that Stockholm had called on the police and authorities in charge of refugees to organize their expulsion..."

monty1

This is what happens when the US wreaks havoc on the ME. And isn't it sad that they aren't taking anywhere near their share of these poor suffering people into their country. With the cheap and tawdry excuse of them being terrorists.

NDPP

'Treated Like Animals': Children Brutalized in Calais 'Jungle' (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/uk/331052-calais-jungle-children-abuse/

"RT-UK journalist Rob Edwards, who was attacked by a knife-wielding gang while reporting from the Calais 'jungle' camp, says refugee children resort to violence because European governments have dehumanized them. The so-called 'Jungle' camp is home to 5,000 migrants and refugees..."

 

voice of the damned

monty1 wrote:

This is what happens when the US wreaks havoc on the ME. And isn't it sad that they aren't taking anywhere near their share of these poor suffering people into their country. With the cheap and tawdry excuse of them being terrorists.

Well, in fairness to the US excuse-makers, even Canada's Liberal government, much trumpeted for its generosity toward the Syrian refugees, have announced that they aren't accepting certain demographics from the Middle East. To wit, single, childless males.

Pondering

voice of the damned wrote:

monty1 wrote:

This is what happens when the US wreaks havoc on the ME. And isn't it sad that they aren't taking anywhere near their share of these poor suffering people into their country. With the cheap and tawdry excuse of them being terrorists.

Well, in fairness to the US excuse-makers, even Canada's Liberal government, much trumpeted for its generosity toward the Syrian refugees, have announced that they aren't accepting certain demographics from the Middle East. To wit, single, childless males.

That isn't true and never was.

The UN did all the selecting and they confirmed they were not asked to exclude single childless men. The UN priorizes the vulnerable and that does include some young single childless men who have a specific vulnerability like sexual orientation or illness. The majority that are designated amongst the most vulnerable are families, especially headed by single women and the elderly or chronically ill.

NDPP

Europol: 10,000 Refugee Kids Missing in Europe

https://youtu.be/5STdMqpvyDU

"Europol says some 5,000 children have disappeared in Italy alone, with another thousand missing in Sweden. Stockholm says it has very little information.."

 

voice of the damned

Pondering wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

monty1 wrote:

This is what happens when the US wreaks havoc on the ME. And isn't it sad that they aren't taking anywhere near their share of these poor suffering people into their country. With the cheap and tawdry excuse of them being terrorists.

Well, in fairness to the US excuse-makers, even Canada's Liberal government, much trumpeted for its generosity toward the Syrian refugees, have announced that they aren't accepting certain demographics from the Middle East. To wit, single, childless males.

That isn't true and never was.

The UN did all the selecting and they confirmed they were not asked to exclude single childless men. The UN priorizes the vulnerable and that does include some young single childless men who have a specific vulnerability like sexual orientation or illness. The majority that are designated amongst the most vulnerable are families, especially headed by single women and the elderly or chronically ill.

Well, this is interesting. On Nov. 26th, the Canadian Press quoted a named civil-servant as stating that single men would NOT, in fact, be excluded from the influx of refugees.

http://tinyurl.com/z9svbmu

However, almost three weeks later, babble ran an opinion piece stating that "...Justin Trudeau's government confirmed reports that Canada will screen out single men in its bid to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees over the next few months."

http://tinyurl.com/z34dztw

But the link in that sentence takes you to an article about the original, unconfirmed reports, not about any confirmation on Trudeau's part. So, either the writer neglected to include the most up-to-date link, or she was talking out of her ear when she referenced Trudeau's supposed confirmation.

So, I will retract my claim that the government had a policy of excluding all(heterosexual) single men. It is kind of odd how long that impression has remained in the public consciousness, though.

NDPP

Immigration Deaths and Rapes: Katie Hopkins vs Mo Ansar

https://youtu.be/pyWi_iLZ5YA

"UK columnist Katie Hopkins and political commentator Mo Ansar discuss the huge influx of migrants into Europe..."

Pondering

voice of the damned wrote:
 

So, I will retract my claim that the government had a policy of excluding all(heterosexual) single men. It is kind of odd how long that impression has remained in the public consciousness, though.

Not really because in a year end overview a CTV or CBC commentator repeated it as fact. I remember being shocked because it was well after the UNHRC said they were doing the selecting and had not recieved any such request from the Liberals.

The MSM really is morphing into tabloid news under sensationalized headlines. Fortunately fewer and fewer people pay any attention to them.

voice of the damned

Yeah, but I've been kind of wondering how strenuously the Liberals went about denying the claims.

The Toronto Star, quoting "unnamed sources", reported the alleged No Bachelors policy on Sunday Nov. 22. On Thursday Nov. 26th, the Canadian Press quoted Deborah Tunis, an immigration official, as denying that such a policy existed. During that period, numerous media outlets, including internationally, reported the policy as fact, with many editorialing against it, and Tom Mulcair issued criticism of the Liberal policy based on the assumption that bachelors would be excluded.

And when the government did formally announce the policy(on the 24th I believe), they clarified that single GAY men would be accepted, but I can't find any source saying that they explicity refuted the idea that non-gay bachelors would be excluded. As far as I can tell, that had to wait for Ms. Tunis on the 26th.

Whereas in this age of the 24 hour news cycle and social media, I think it would have been a pretty easy thing for someone in the government, either in Immigration, the PMO or whatever, to send out a tweet saying something like "Media reports totally false; UN prioritizes families, but single men will also be accepted", immediately following the first erroneous report.

I don't know why those government insiders told the press that bachelors would be excluded, maybe it was just an innocent mistake. But it does seem to me that, once the idea got out there, the Liberals were in no hurry to stop its spread.

NDPP

Balkan Route: Thousands of Migrants Stuck in Greece as Macedonia Warns Will Seal Border

https://youtu.be/UcFkuXcSN1U

"The Balkan refugee route may soon be closed, if Austria reaches its limit of 37,500 asylum seekers."

NDPP

Europe's Slow-Motion Debacle  -  by Pepe Escobar

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/03/europes-slow-motion-debacle/

"From a failed attempt to clear the Calais jungle to the appalling situation at the Greek-Macedonian border, the EU crumbles under the strain of a massive refugee crisis. Even the Kafkaesque Brussels Eurocrat-construct admits - off the record, because official EU must always project a mythical image of unity: ' we are on the edge of an abyss.'

Across the EU and amidst Russian intellectual elites, scenarios proliferate on the imminent collapse of Western civilization, as a huge number of refugees cannot be properly assimilated.

One of the key myths of the whole refugee crisis is that Erdogan's AKP government is doing all it can to contain it. Nonsense. The crisis itself was engineered by Ankara in 2015 - when refugees were released from their holding camps in Turkey under threat that they would not be cared for anymore.

The refugee flood was not a 'spontaneous' creation, as Syrians, Iraqis and/or Afghans suddenly decided to flee to the EU. It was directly instigated by [NATO] Ankara. And Erdogan from the start was already contemplating the Big Prize; to bribe the EU, especially Merkel, to pay - at least 3 billion euros - so most refugees remain not on Turkish soil, but on one of his own neo-Ottoman sub plots; a 'safe zone' to be built inside Syrian territory.

The stark fact is that the whole refugee crisis - an existential crisis for Europe - is being used by Ankara as a bargaining chip for an elaborate extortion racket..."

voice of the damned

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Across the EU and amidst Russian intellectual elites, scenarios proliferate on the imminent collapse of Western civilization, as a huge number of refugees cannot be properly assimilated.

So, when did it become acceptable for leftists to start complainining that immigrants weren't being "propery assimilated"? Serious question, because it is a trend that I've noticed the last couple of years.

I rememeber a time on babble when complaining that immigrants weren't assimilating fast enough would get you lambasted as a "white privilege-spouting heteronormative something or other", and probably threatened with a banning. Now, Pepe Escobar talks about a "tsunami of Muslims" being sent to Europe by western-led wars, and that terminology is considered okay?

If this keeps up, I think the left is gonna owe the ghost of Enoch Powell a big apology.

Mr. Magoo

I would guess that perhaps "assimilation" is being used to mean the bare minimum:  a place to live, a means of support, ID cards and other administrivia, kids in school.

One would certainly hope they don't mean "speaking English (or German or whatever) at home, attending the dominant church regularly and partaking of customary local foods instead of that weird stuff they like".  :0

voice of the damned

Mr. Magoo wrote:

I would guess that perhaps "assimilation" is being used to mean the bare minimum:  a place to live, a means of support, ID cards and other administrivia, kids in school.

One would certainly hope they don't mean "speaking English (or German or whatever) at home, attending the dominant church regularly and partaking of customary local foods instead of that weird stuff they like".  :0

So then he meant something along these lines...?

"We can't even deal with the 2.5 million people in this city. It's more important that we take care of the people now before we start bringing in more"

Don't think the progressive verdict on that quote was that it was just a harmless observation about infrastructure capacity.

Plus, the phrase "tsunami of Muslims" leads me to suspect that Escobar's not just fretting about Europe's ability to build more houses in time. I'm not sure what the point would be of mentioning the religion of the refugees, if he wasn't talking about cultural assimilation.

Mr. Magoo

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Plus, the phrase "tsunami of Muslims" leads me to suspect that Escobar's not just fretting about Europe's ability to build more houses in time. I'm not sure what the point would be of mentioning the religion of the refugees, if he wasn't talking about cultural assimilation.

Fair point.

NDPP

EU Turkey Migrant Talks: Leaders Accused of 'Selling Souls'

https://youtu.be/ibz6B_yjK7g

"In Brussels, EU leaders are right now meeting with Turkey - to try and find ways to stem the flow of migrants crossing the border."

NDPP

Salam Alaikum Sweden (docu)

https://www.rt.com/shows/documentary/335047-sweden-welcomes-refugees-cri...

"Testing the limits of Swedish generosity."

NDPP

'Stop Invasion of Europe!': Protesters Block Migrant Routes to Calais

https://youtu.be/JtaNPZgr07E

"The problem now is a point of no return has been reached. So, how to solve a problem that could have been avoided, had they paid attention to this 18 months ago. Then we could have made more preparations. When you have a crisis situation, you need a critical risk-management program.

Critical infrastructure is at risk. One is transport, the other is infrastructure of government. The critical infrastructure risk-management program has not been prepared before this happened and now the situation is not that simple..."

 

Turkey and Europe: Human Trafficking on a Scale Not Seen Since the Atlantic Slave Trade

http://blackagendareport.com/turkey_europe_human_trafficking

"The agreement between Europe and Turkey to keep millions of refugees from entering Europe is a deal between devils. Europe, which has fattened itself on other peoples' lands and blood for half a millenium, is allowed to wall out the 'invaders.'

Meanwhile, Turkey springs its vast protection racket trap - agreeing to insulate Europe from further incursions, from the formerly colonized peoples. A human trafficking and protection scheme from hell..."

NDPP

European Union and Turkey Reach Deal to Seal Borders and Expel Refugees

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/19/refu-m19.html

"A summit between the 28 European Union (EU) heads of government and Turkish PM Ahmet Davotuglu produced an agreement yesterday in Brussels aimed at hermetically sealing off Europe's borders to the millions of refugees fleeing war zones in the Middle East and North Africa.

Unveiling the deal after two days of talks, EU Council President Donald Tusk declared it would apply to refugees arriving in Greece after March 20. Refugees arriving on the Greek islands by crossing the Agean Sea will be returned to Turkey, following the completion of a farcical asylum procedure in Greece.

In exchange, the EU pledged to accept one Syrian refugee via legal means for every Syrian sent back to Turkey from Greece. This process will commence April 4.

On top of the 3 billion EUR offered to Turkey thus far, the EU has agreed to pay an additional 3 billion to Ankara by 2018. Turkey will also be offered the prospect of visa-free travel with the 28-state bloc for its citizens and the opening of a new chapter in negotiations over Turkish membership in the EU.

The deal agreed to unanimously by all EU governments is a blatant repudiation of the basic democratic right to asylum. The catastrophic conditions that have created the mess of refugees now blocked at Europe's borders are themselves the product of the actions of the imperial powers.

The so-called 'left' is fully on board with the anti-refugee policy. In Germany, the Left Party is backing Merkel's policy, embodied in the deal with Turkey. In Greece, the Syriza government of Alexis Tsipras has joined hands with Davutoglu in upholding Fortress Europe."

NDPP

Deportations Kick Off in Greece Amid Warnings Turkey is 'Not Safe Third Country For Refugees'

https://newcoldwar.org/deportations-kick-off-greece-amid-warnings-turkey...

"Despite the serious legal gaps and lack of adequate protection in Turkey, the EU is forging ahead with a dangerous deal,' Georgios Kosmopoulos, head of AI in Greece told Associated Press, referring to the operation, which started at dawn and was conducted under heavy security.

'Turkey is not a safe third country for refugees. The EU and Greek authorities know this and have noi excuse...what we are seeing here is the symbolic kick-off of what might be a very dangerous practice of returns to Turkey..."

NDPP

'Risks & Weaknesses': EU Parliament Picks Apart Turkey Migrant Deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA8XHAfzvLU

"The President of the European Council has admitted the migrant deal sealed with Turkey last month leaves a lot to be desired..."

voice of the damned

voice of the damned wrote:
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Across the EU and amidst Russian intellectual elites, scenarios proliferate on the imminent collapse of Western civilization, as a huge number of refugees cannot be properly assimilated.

So, when did it become acceptable for leftists to start complainining that immigrants weren't being "propery assimilated"? Serious question, because it is a trend that I've noticed the last couple of years.

I rememeber a time on babble when complaining that immigrants weren't assimilating fast enough would get you lambasted as a "white privilege-spouting heteronormative something or other", and probably threatened with a banning. Now, Pepe Escobar talks about a "tsunami of Muslims" being sent to Europe by western-led wars, and that terminology is considered okay?

If this keeps up, I think the left is gonna owe the ghost of Enoch Powell a big apology.

And globalresearch.ca has now jumped head-first into the xenophobic dungheap...

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The rampage was sparked by a road accident in which an NGO vehicle crashed into and killed two young girls. The victims were Nuer and the car was driven by what some have termed a “highlander”, or an individual from the central mountainous regions around which the Ethiopian state historically crystallized, and this caused the majority-Nuer South Sudanese refugees to explode into an orgy of violence and carry out their killings. While the official death toll is slightly over a dozen people, another report cautions that it “could rise further since the refugees chased the victims to the forest, where they mutilated the bodies”. 41 refugees have since been arrested, but it’s unclear whether any more murder suspects still remain at large.

Breaking The Narrative

None of this was ever supposed to happen, well, according to Western Liberals and Cultural Marxists at least. In their ‘picture-perfect’ view of the world, only “racists”, “fascists”, and “white supremacists” would ever dare allege that overwhelming refugee influxes could destabilize host countries, but lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The western area of the country is hosting 270,000 mostly-Nuer South Sudanese refugees, despite only having an indigenous population of about 300,000. This has contributed to Ethiopia becoming the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, and it also means that there are almost more refugees in Gambella than there are locals. Seeing as how most South Sudanese refugees are Nuer, this has destabilized the already tense ethnic balance in this part of Ethiopia and can be said to have demographically reengineered it to a large degree. Under such pressure, it’s little wonder that all that it took was a small-scale vehicular accident to put the region on the edge of civil war.

"Cultural Marxists" is a term I have previously only heard from "white nationalist" and paleoconservative types. I have to wonder if Michel Chossoduvsky is trying to do a "LaRouche", and morph his ostensibly left-wing organization into a fascist cult, or if he really is just too clueless to know where this rhetoric is coming from. (Even if you're unfamilar with paleocon ideas, the usage of "marxist" as a blanket insult should be set off some alarms.)

I guess if I wanted to be conspiratorial, I could speculate that globalresearch is actually a neo-con false-flag, designed to discredit opposition to US imperialism by linking it with racism and reaction. Seems unlikely, but is probably the kind of thing that would seem convincing to the mindset of that site's followers.

http://tinyurl.com/j6ty34v

voice of the damned

voice of the damned wrote:
Quote:
Across the EU and amidst Russian intellectual elites, scenarios proliferate on the imminent collapse of Western civilization, as a huge number of refugees cannot be properly assimilated.

So, when did it become acceptable for leftists to start complainining that immigrants weren't being "propery assimilated"? Serious question, because it is a trend that I've noticed the last couple of years.

I rememeber a time on babble when complaining that immigrants weren't assimilating fast enough would get you lambasted as a "white privilege-spouting heteronormative something or other", and probably threatened with a banning. Now, Pepe Escobar talks about a "tsunami of Muslims" being sent to Europe by western-led wars, and that terminology is considered okay?

If this keeps up, I think the left is gonna owe the ghost of Enoch Powell a big apology.

And globalresearch.ca has now jumped head-first into the xenophobic dungheap...

Quote:
The rampage was sparked by a road accident in which an NGO vehicle crashed into and killed two young girls. The victims were Nuer and the car was driven by what some have termed a “highlander”, or an individual from the central mountainous regions around which the Ethiopian state historically crystallized, and this caused the majority-Nuer South Sudanese refugees to explode into an orgy of violence and carry out their killings. While the official death toll is slightly over a dozen people, another report cautions that it “could rise further since the refugees chased the victims to the forest, where they mutilated the bodies”. 41 refugees have since been arrested, but it’s unclear whether any more murder suspects still remain at large.

Breaking The Narrative

None of this was ever supposed to happen, well, according to Western Liberals and Cultural Marxists at least. In their ‘picture-perfect’ view of the world, only “racists”, “fascists”, and “white supremacists” would ever dare allege that overwhelming refugee influxes could destabilize host countries, but lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The western area of the country is hosting 270,000 mostly-Nuer South Sudanese refugees, despite only having an indigenous population of about 300,000. This has contributed to Ethiopia becoming the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, and it also means that there are almost more refugees in Gambella than there are locals. Seeing as how most South Sudanese refugees are Nuer, this has destabilized the already tense ethnic balance in this part of Ethiopia and can be said to have demographically reengineered it to a large degree. Under such pressure, it’s little wonder that all that it took was a small-scale vehicular accident to put the region on the edge of civil war.

"Cultural Marxists" is a term I have previously only heard from "white nationalist" and paleoconservative types. I have to wonder if Michel Chossoduvsky is trying to do a "LaRouche", and morph his ostensibly left-wing organization into a fascist cult, or if he really is just too clueless to know where this rhetoric is coming from. (Even if you're unfamilar with paleocon ideas, the usage of "marxist" as a blanket insult should be set off some pretty loud alarms.)

I guess if I wanted to be conspiratorial, I could speculate that globalresearch is actually a neo-con false-flag, designed to discredit opposition to US imperialism by linking it with racism and reaction. Seems unlikely, but is probably a theory that would seem convincing to the mindset of that site's followers.

http://tinyurl.com/j6ty34v

bekayne

voice of the damned wrote:
voice of the damned wrote:
Quote:
Across the EU and amidst Russian intellectual elites, scenarios proliferate on the imminent collapse of Western civilization, as a huge number of refugees cannot be properly assimilated.

 

So, when did it become acceptable for leftists to start complainining that immigrants weren't being "propery assimilated"? Serious question, because it is a trend that I've noticed the last couple of years.

 

I rememeber a time on babble when complaining that immigrants weren't assimilating fast enough would get you lambasted as a "white privilege-spouting heteronormative something or other", and probably threatened with a banning. Now, Pepe Escobar talks about a "tsunami of Muslims" being sent to Europe by western-led wars, and that terminology is considered okay?

 

If this keeps up, I think the left is gonna owe the ghost of Enoch Powell a big apology.

 

And globalresearch.ca has now jumped head-first into the xenophobic dungheap...

 

Quote:
The rampage was sparked by a road accident in which an NGO vehicle crashed into and killed two young girls. The victims were Nuer and the car was driven by what some have termed a “highlander”, or an individual from the central mountainous regions around which the Ethiopian state historically crystallized, and this caused the majority-Nuer South Sudanese refugees to explode into an orgy of violence and carry out their killings. While the official death toll is slightly over a dozen people, another report cautions that it “could rise further since the refugees chased the victims to the forest, where they mutilated the bodies”. 41 refugees have since been arrested, but it’s unclear whether any more murder suspects still remain at large.

 

Breaking The Narrative

 

None of this was ever supposed to happen, well, according to Western Liberals and Cultural Marxists at least. In their ‘picture-perfect’ view of the world, only “racists”, “fascists”, and “white supremacists” would ever dare allege that overwhelming refugee influxes could destabilize host countries, but lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The western area of the country is hosting 270,000 mostly-Nuer South Sudanese refugees, despite only having an indigenous population of about 300,000. This has contributed to Ethiopia becoming the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, and it also means that there are almost more refugees in Gambella than there are locals. Seeing as how most South Sudanese refugees are Nuer, this has destabilized the already tense ethnic balance in this part of Ethiopia and can be said to have demographically reengineered it to a large degree. Under such pressure, it’s little wonder that all that it took was a small-scale vehicular accident to put the region on the edge of civil war.

 

"Cultural Marxists" is a term I have previously only heard from "white nationalist" and paleoconservative types. I have to wonder if Michel Chossoduvsky is trying to do a "LaRouche", and morph his ostensibly left-wing organization into a fascist cult, or if he really is just too clueless to know where this rhetoric is coming from. (Even if you're unfamilar with paleocon ideas, the usage of "marxist" as a blanket insult should be set off some pretty loud alarms.)

 

I guess if I wanted to be conspiratorial, I could speculate that globalresearch is actually a neo-con false-flag, designed to discredit opposition to US imperialism by linking it with racism and reaction. Seems unlikely, but is probably a theory that would seem convincing to the mindset of that site's followers.

 

">http://tinyurl.com/j6ty34v

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/10/dugins-occult-fascism-and-the-hij...

Now, the instrumental role of NATO in the collapse of the Libyan state in 2011; the Syrian war that is now going into its fifth year; ISIS; Ukraine, and, above all, the European refugee crisis appears to have provided the Duginists a rare opportunity to exploit existing splits arising among cross-sections of the western antiwar Left as well as among activists in the Muslim community itself in order to recruit among these groups. This is especially in evidence in the recent talking points adopted by a number of otherwise progressive and left-leaning pundits who regularly appear on RT (Russia Today) and elsewhere in the alternative media where their usually consistent antiwar stance with regard to Syria specifically (and western imperialism generally) has, in paradoxical fashion, given way instead to a melange of reactionary narratives over the European refugee crisis. In short, we have a situation where certain progressives (and even some Muslims) have adopted the contemporary white supremacist kulturkampf rhetoric of fascists and fellow travellers that largely victimizes Mid East/North African immigrants and asylum seekers in Europe, and where rightwing hysteria over a perceived threat to ‘European culture’ and ‘its way of life’ is uncritically repeated, to varying degrees, parrot fashion.

 

NDPP

Disinformation Warfare: US Officials Working To Keep Russia, Europe at Odds

http://sptnkne.ws/aQbZ

"NATO Supreme Commander Philip Breedlove recently took US hawks' campaign of Russia-baiting up a notch, suggesting Russia and Syria have 'deliberately weaponized' refugees to 'break European resolve'. The remarks, and the mainstream media's ability to convey them with a straight face, are an indication of a broken system, experts suggest..."

 

After Bombing Libya into Chaos, NATO Plans BLockade To Bar Refugees From Europe with US Help

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/28/after_bombing_libya_into_chaos_nato_plan...

"Rights experts say NATO is likely violating international law.."

Canada supports and participates

 

 

voice of the damned

Breedlove's comments are basically the mirror image of what the Putin-apologists accuse the west of.

It seems that nobody on either side of this divide is capable of acknowledging that the influx of refugees, while resutling from disastrous policies pursued by The Other Guy, might not actually have been a deliberately planned consequence.

voice of the damned

And I had to chuckle when I saw the Salon article quoting the guy from Human Rights Watch making comments AGAINST nato. From wikipedia...

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Financier and philanthropist George Soros of the Open Society Foundation announced in 2010 his intention to grant US $100 million to HRW over a period of ten years to help it expand its efforts internationally. He said, "Human Rights Watch is one of the most effective organizations I support. Human rights underpin our greatest aspirations: they're at the heart of open societies."[13][14][15] The donation increases Human Rights Watch's operating staff of 300 by 120 people. The donation was the largest in the organization's history.[16]

Given that Soros allegedly vets every single action undetaken by one of his vanity projects to make sure it's pro-American, those comments must have a hidden agenda. Prob'ly when you play them backwards, they tell you to support NATO.

Doug Woodard
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Merkel & Tusk Threw EU Values Overboard to Appease Erdogan

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/340995-armenia-turkey-genocide-eu-erdogan/

"On the same weekend marking the Armenian genocide, EU leaders Angela Merkel and Donald Tusk were in Turkey lavishing praise on Ankara for allegedly relieving the refugee crisis..."

 

Migration Crisis: UK to Join NATO Refugee Patrols in Aegean

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/07/uk-military-to-join-nato-re...

"The UK military is to join NATO forces intercepting and returning people trying to reach Europe from Turkey as David Cameron prepared to meet European leaders to discuss the escalating migration crisis.

The vessel will join naval vessels from Germany, CANADA, Turkey and Greece as part of NATO's first intervention in the migration crisis..."

 Canada's participation in refugee interdiction woujld seem to be the perfect place to put your money where your mouths are on the refugee crisis. I've posted on this before but here it is again in a nice Guardian version, so no excuse to ignore it because RT reported it first.

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The Calm Before the Coming Storm  -  by Pepe Escobar

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/03/the-calm-before-the-coming-global...

"...Walking Dead Europe, meanwhile, subcontracted and/or externalized a policy of refugee repression, thus unleashing the largest deportation since WWII, complete with camps financed by EU taxpayers and managed by the Great Democrat Erdogan.

The missing link is now in the open; everything is proceeding under control of NATO linked think-tanks..."

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EU Commission Backs Visa-Free Travel Deal With Turkey

https://youtu.be/b2yigYtfN1Y

 

'Blackmail': Eastern European Govts Lash Out at EC's Quota Penalty Proposal

https://www.rt.com/news/341814-eastern-europe-refugee-quotas/

"Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have lashed out at the European Commission's proposal to fine countries that refuse to implement a quota plan for the distribution of refugees. Brussels says the plan is aimed at easing pressure faced by frontline nations.

Meanwhile the EU continues to face the worst refugee crisis since WWII. Most of the asylum seekers are arriving from war-torn Syria, where around 250,000 people have been killed and more than 12 million displaced sicne 2011, according to UN figures.

Earlier Wednesday, the Commission backed a visa-free travel agreement with [NATO] Turkey after Ankara threatened to back out of a landmark migration deal."

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voice of the damned wrote:

"Cultural Marxists" is a term I have previously only heard from "white nationalist" and paleoconservative types. I have to wonder if Michel Chossoduvsky is trying to do a "LaRouche", and morph his ostensibly left-wing organization into a fascist cult, or if he really is just too clueless to know where this rhetoric is coming from. (Even if you're unfamilar with paleocon ideas, the usage of "marxist" as a blanket insult should be set off some pretty loud alarms.)

Here's a piece from one of GlobalResearch's most prolific authors, Brandon Turbeville

http://www.brandonturbeville.com/2016/02/the-european-rape-crisis-cause-...

And what was the response of the authorities in Germany, a country who does not think twice about jailing elderly women for thoughtcrime or legislating and promoting various forms of cultural Marxist ideologies like feminism? It was to suggest that the victims were largely responsible and should conduct themselves in a way that does not invite an assault upon them. This was, of course, after the authorities and the press remained entirely silent on the whole affair for as long as possible before the sheer number of victims reached a level where it could no longer be kept under the rug.

He calls for the end of immigration into Europe, all Syrian refugees being sent back to Syria, and an end to "political correctness".

 

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Also on Global Research...

Jonathan Freedland's Plea

https://jamiesternweiner.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/jonathan-freedlands-plea/

"...Let's imagine that more than 70% of these people were refugees..."

 

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EU's Missing Refugee Children (and vid)

http://217.218.67.231/Detail/2016/05/06/464181/-EU-refugee-children-

"More than 10,000 refugee children remain unaccounted for across the European Union..."

!!!

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Who Will Pay the 3 Billion Euros Annually For the Turkish War Against Syria?

http://www.voltairenet.org/article191603.html

"We have been stating for several weeks that the 3 billion euro annually promised by the European Union to Turkey are not destined to help the migrants, but to finance the war against Syria..."

bingo.

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More:

How the European Union is Manipulating the Syrian Refugees

http://www.voltairenet.org/article191568.html

"In six and one half months, we have gone from a crisis concerning migrants who were mostly African, and who drowned in the Mediterranean before reaching the coasts of Italy, to a windfall for German heavy industry, which was able to have 800,000 workers at minimal cost, and then to an operation for financing the war against Syria and the dispersal of its population."

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'Truly Appalling': Turkish Border Guards Continue to Shoot Syrian Refugees - HRW (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/news/342514-turkey-border-guards-refugees/

"Turkish border guards are continuing to shoot and abuse Syrian refugees who are crossing into the country, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

'Firing at traumatized men, women and children fleeing fighting and indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling,' Human Rights Watch researcher Gerry Simpson said in a statement. HRW has published a video of witness accounts online..."

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Turkish Threat To Unleash Migrants

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/turkish-threat-to-unleash-migran...

"Turkey is threatening to unleash a new wave of migrants bound for Europe in July if its citizens are not allowed visa-free travel to the Continent..."

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#RefugeesWelcome Thessaloniki#RefugeesWelcome Thessaloniki

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Three households in #Thessaloniki opened their doors to #refugees. According to Lambros, Yanna and Kostas who host three refugee families accordingly, this is not a rare situation. Many people offer their homes as a shelter for an unspecified amount of time since borders to central #Europe remain closed.

Refugees have to deal with great problems, starting with the difficulties reaching the Greek Asylum Service, which operates through Skype. The vast majority of them are still stranded in the camps, under harsh conditions, without much information about their future.

The three hosts in our short documentary talked to #AthensLive about their everyday routines with their foreign guests, who soon became friends, their simultaneous push for the government to come up with a solution to the refugee issue, while underlining that they have to do nothing with philanthropy. Solidarity is the outcome.

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Europe's War on Refugees is Repeating the Mistakes of the War on Drugs

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/01/europes-war-on-refugees-is-repeat...

Why is Canada's role in Op Sophia never mentioned?

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