Refugee crisis: European leaders blamed for record high deaths in the Mediterranean | The Independent – John Gelmini

Dr Alf makes interesting points about the so called Refugee Crisis and the EU’s response.He also makes a point about the recent BREXIT vote and wonders whether the result might have been different with different handling of that Refugee Crisis.

In the first place, the problems in Syria came about because the West wanted to build an oil pipeline which President Assad refused to allow. That triggered to so called civil war, the injection of Western special forces, the actions of ISIS funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Kuwait and the training, support and resupply of the Syrian rebels by Turkey, UK and USA who have collectively decided to Balkanise Syria into 3 enclaves, replace President Assad and then move onto Iran.

The invitation by President Assad to Russia to assist militarily to stop his country from being dismembered has meant increased fighting and more refugees.

By encouraging the refugees to come Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in Europe, has created an industrial sized people smuggling and identity theft business which is bring in economic migrants from 180 different countries. Her failure to do anything about the results of the maelstrom that she and stupid and complacent EU leaders have created has caused the present problem which the Gulf States and Turkey have further exploited for their own ends.

BREXIT was going to happen anyway because the EU failed to deliver on its original promises, on the Greek financial crises and on jobs.

They have said one thing and in secret done another and even the most stupid people instinctively know this to be the case.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Greece running out of time to avoid default, leaders concede | Business | The Guardian – John Gelmini

Dr Alf is right, the newspaper headlines about Greece will become increasingly “alarmist” as the prospects for GREXIT loom larger.

We should remember that newspaper proprietors exist to sell newspapers and that alarm, bad news and the promulgation of despondency, crises and impending doom sells newspapers, not calm and rational thought.

In the end, Greece has had £300 billion gbp, has repaid nothing when interest is factored in,wants more money and apparently has no intention of repaying any of it. Effectively, it wants to carry on as it is, failing to reform and it wants other people to go on paying for its folly in perpetuity. This cannot go on, the money already lent to Greece must be written-off but that country should receive not a penny more, without evidence of hard-reforms.

John Gelmini