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: Why is the AfD so successful? | Opinion | DW.COM | 06.09.2016

This is an interesting article from Germany‘s leading news portal, DW. DW’s Christoph Hasselbach reports that the rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is not surprising. He suggests that if no other party distances itself from Merkel’s refugee policy, AfD may establish itself even further.

Source: Opinion: Why is the AfD so successful? | Opinion | DW.COM | 06.09.2016

Many German’s have supported Angela Merkel on the simple assumption that she knows best. This was fine in the good years but Merkel’s open doors policy to refugees has left Germany bitterly divided. The author concludes that voters will be looking closely at political parties’ policies on immigration ahead of the national election in 2017.

Many Europeans questioned the wisdom of Merkel’s policies last year and her deal with Turkey. It is likely that many Germans will no longer simply accept that Angela knows best.