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From the BBC:

Haste for migrant deal shows Merkel under strain
Gavin Hewitt
Chief correspondent
20 October 2015

In politics you can sometimes gauge the level of panic and fear by the speed with which previously held principles are set aside.

So with the migrant crisis.

Some open borders have been suspended, governments are contemplating talking to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, long denounced as a brutal dictator, and a deal is being hastily concluded with Turkey, widely held to be an increasingly authoritarian country. …

Angela Merkel has called her decision to open Germany’s borders to refugees a “historic challenge” – but she is no longer in charge of events.

Her increasingly restive party is muttering she is “without a plan”.

So the overture to Turkey – it is born out of the failure of other policies.

Germany had put great store by burden-sharing, by getting other countries to accept quotas.

It was muscled through a meeting of EU interior ministers against the wishes of several countries.

But only a handful of refugees have been relocated. Many others are refusing to leave Germany. …

So Turkey came to be seen as the key to managing the crisis. …

Even though Turkey is only a couple of weeks away from a sensitive election, Angela Merkel has hurried to Ankara to meet the president and prime minister. …

The Turks are in no hurry to conclude a deal.

They understand events have handed them powerful cards. …

So the Turkish government wants funding – perhaps 3bn euros (£2.2bn; $3.4bn) or more.

It wants a lifting of visa restrictions inside the open borders of the Schengen area.

It wants to see its application to join the EU “fast-tracked”.

The EU has indicated that it is prepared to support opening Chapter 17 of the accession process which deals with economic and monetary affairs.

Turkey was accepted as a formal candidate to join the EU in 1999.

It was a slow process. Not all of Europe’s leaders wanted Turkey in the union.

Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy said: “The EU is primarily for the European continent. To my knowledge, our Turkish friends – a great power, a great nation – are mainly in Asia Minor.”

Only recently the German chancellor said: “I still have hesitations over Turkey’s full membership.”

The hesitations were not just about the impact of having such a large country join the union.

There were increasing concerns about the authoritarian leadership of Erdogan, the leader of the AKP, an Islamist party.

The media is not free. Journalists are frequently under pressure of arrest. Some reporters have been jailed.

Papers and TV networks have been restricted in reporting the investigation into the recent Ankara bombings.

The courts are not always impartial and the rights of the Kurdish minority are under threat.

Many members of the European Parliament believe their concerns about basic human rights have not been addressed and are now being set aside.

The fact that Angela Merkel was prepared to shake the hand of the Turkish president in the midst of a controversial election campaign is a sign of Europe’s desperation. …

His opponents accuse him of using a bomb attack to launch raids against the Kurds and so widen political divisions. …

The publication of the EU’s annual progress report on Turkey’s EU membership, which almost certainly contains criticism of the Turkish leadership, has now suddenly been delayed – probably until after the Turkish election.

Compromises unimaginable just weeks ago are now being embraced.

Actually, it shouldn’t have taken all that much imagination to foresee the consequences back in late August.

 
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  1. A confluence of Steve’s areas of interest:

    The German own-goal migration crisis and the Turkish deep state goals.

    Did Merkel somehow get fooled by the Turkish deep state to create the invasion of her own country, knowing her best option to fix it would be to cow to Turkish demands?

    All this needs is a relationship to early 20th Century golf course architecture and a cameo by Kristin Ritter to know that the universe is now just trolling Mr. Sailer.

  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, the real and bigger point is that ‘open borders’ is *the* dominant political and economic orthodoxy – as can be seen by the trade magazines of the political class, namely The Economist and the WSJ, pushing the policy at every possible opportunity.
    The political class – vide New Labour – was always merely desperately sniffing for a way to foist the policy on to a sceptical and unwilling electorate by stealth.

    All the present crisis has done is to give us the merest taste of what ‘open borders’ means in practice. And a lot of dumbass politicians have had the scales knocked from their eyes.
    It won’t stop them in the long run, though. To the political class the plaudit of being labelled as ‘smart’ by The Economist is just too over powering – like a dog with a big, brown juicy steak, they will forget everything to devour that steak.

  3. I think it’s a mistake to concentrate on Mother Childless’s personal psychodrama, to speculate about brain-eating bacteria and the like. This is a disease that the BRD was deliberately infected with at its creation. That the symptoms have become truly menacing only now doesn’t contradict that.

  4. Who needs the Gestapo when you have Bild?

    Das Vier-Buchstaben-Blatt wird einer maoistischen Wandzeitung immer ähnlicher. „Bild stellt die Hetzer an den Pranger“, brüllt es heute von den Titelseiten. Darunter druckt das Fachblatt für angewandte Willkommenskultur dann allerlei mehr oder weniger grenzwertige Einträge aus den sozialen Netzwerken samt Namen und Profilbildern ab und fordert in Politruk-Pose, der Staatsanwalt solle gefälligst „übernehmen“.

    Bild is vetting Facebook posts for ‘hate speech’ and tattling to the state prosecutors about it — Germany has laws against Voksverhetzung — inciting racial hatred.

    But: Dramatische Auflagenverluste für „Bild“, „FAZ“ und Co

    Traditional German media outlets are losing customers.

    Die verkaufte Auflage der großen Zeitungsverlage ist im dritten Quartal dieses Jahres deutlich zurückgegangen. Die Bild-Zeitung verlor im Vergleich zum Vorjahreszeitraum fast zehn Prozent ihrer Leser.

    In particular, circulation of Bild was down 10% in the 3rd quarter — it will probably sink further after their asinine propaganda shenanigans over “Flüchtlinge” (on the other hand, FAZ = Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is generally worth reading).

    • Replies: @G Pinfold
    It's an interesting scenario where the MSN, contemplating its commercial ruin, branches out into intelligence and surveillance. If your core skill is protecting the narrative and patrolling the boundaries of acceptable speech, then why not turn pro?
  5. So basically, the Europeans are back to paying tribute money to the Sultan in order to keep the muslims out.

    Whats old is new again.

  6. I know there are different forms of government in the world.

    But doing this sort of thing is just what she can just unilaterally do?

    Do elected officials in Germany serve no purpose other than the Prime Minister?

    In short, no one can tell her no?

  7. The old girl took leave of her senses: I have no idea why. Indeed, it does’t matter why. What’s needed now is a sharp reverse of course and the expulsion of the invaders.

  8. From the article:

    But only a handful of refugees have been relocated. Many others are refusing to leave Germany. …

    Most of the refugees want to settle in the United Kingdom.

    They will refuse to leave Germany if they are being sent in the opposite direction — into East Europe.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Because of EU rules, eventually they will end up in the UK.
  9. I imagine every time Erdogan takes to his bed he hears

    ….who bitch this is!?

    and slowly drifts off thinking of Mutti.

  10. “But only a handful of refugees have been relocated. Many others are refusing to leave Germany…

    You mean these “refugees” are really a bunch of stubborn, lying, deceptive shits whose home countries are a mess because they’re full of people like them?

    Who knew? Who knew? If only someone had warned us.

  11. Trump forecasts a revolution in Germany. Is he right?

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Tough to predict. On the one hand Germans have been pretty whipped into shape by anti-fascist conditioning, and the antifas are the only large organized group of brown shirt street toughs. Also due to the low,birth rate, there aren't as many young studs available to staff a revolution, an awful ot of young men are immigrants or the descendants of same.
    On the other hand I know a lot of Germans and even the American born descendants of immigrants seem to conform to the racial and cultural stereotypes of being hard-core, focused people who go allout on an objective once they make up their mind. Also, the East Germans never had the same SJW conditioning or force fitting into a multi-culti society and that is where the resistance is strongest.
    If a revolution does happen it is going to come faster than anyone anticipated, it will be triggered by a new leader popping up to provide the triggering nucleus, and the leader will be someone previously unknown to the broader world.
  12. … and the Turkish deep state goals.

    There is nothing deep state about the deal. It’s just more skimmable funds. He already hands out bids to his cronies from Turkish and gulf aid to the immigrants.

    Some politicians don’t hate the people that much. They just love their personal interests more.

  13. LIKE A BURGLAR DEMANDING HIS VICTIMS NOW ADOPT HIM IF THEY WANT HIM TO STOP BURGLARIES.

    Thanks for the article, Steve. All those fake “refugees” who invaded Europe a few weeks ago did did not fly over Turkey into Europe like birds or walk through—they traveled through countries like Turkey without European visas on buses. So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.) and Turkey allowed them safe passage through Turkey, illegally, without visas.

    Finally, Turkey has admitted that it was involved in this massive invasion of Europe by these illegal aliens:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/us-europe-migrants-turkey-idUSKCN0SA1OU20151016

    So now after allowing a European invasion, Erdogan wants to join EU to invade it more (as the “refugees” would simply enter Turkey and they would then be able to travel freely further on)? It is like a burglar who robs houses demanding his victims adopt him so he can stop robbing their homes.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    "So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.) "

    You gotta be kidding me
    , @anon

    they traveled through countries like Turkey without European visas on buses. So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.)
     
    I expect it was NGOs.

    http://www.rescue.org/

    I assume there were hands pulling the strings but my guess would be the globalist kind.
  14. Perhaps this will follow the 1973 oil crisis playbook — abject capitulation, supposedly highlighting Western “decline, followed by something like the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

    Steve may not like this *particular* stubborn refusal to give up on Open Borders but the refusal to abandon principles in the face of setbacks is also a core Western value, isn’t it?

  15. The crazy cat lady metaphor is harsh. This is made up for by its deadly accuracy.

  16. Turkish Deep State meets (MI6? CIA?) Deep State: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/20/europe/turkey-death-jacky-sutton/

    • Replies: @anon
    she probably found out who bombed that march
  17. It was muscled through a meeting of EU interior ministers against the wishes of several countries.

    How Europeans see Germany – German Bullying.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
  18. @Luke Lea
    Trump forecasts a revolution in Germany. Is he right?

    Tough to predict. On the one hand Germans have been pretty whipped into shape by anti-fascist conditioning, and the antifas are the only large organized group of brown shirt street toughs. Also due to the low,birth rate, there aren’t as many young studs available to staff a revolution, an awful ot of young men are immigrants or the descendants of same.
    On the other hand I know a lot of Germans and even the American born descendants of immigrants seem to conform to the racial and cultural stereotypes of being hard-core, focused people who go allout on an objective once they make up their mind. Also, the East Germans never had the same SJW conditioning or force fitting into a multi-culti society and that is where the resistance is strongest.
    If a revolution does happen it is going to come faster than anyone anticipated, it will be triggered by a new leader popping up to provide the triggering nucleus, and the leader will be someone previously unknown to the broader world.

  19. Why Turkey wants to join the EU? Is a failed project, look at the Greeks!

  20. “Actually, it shouldn’t have taken all that much imagination to foresee the consequences back in late August.”

    They DID foresee the consequences! This is all part of their plan ! The Left wants to ethnically cleanse Whites and the Right wants an ignorant and docile proletariat. They are BOTH getting what they want! Why do people KEEP insisting that this is all about incompetence?
    It NOT an accident it’s the PLAN!

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    I wish more people would see that. People keep talking of "tackling" the "crisis", as if it were an earthquake or a volcano eruption. The northern European countries - primarily Germany, the UK and Sweden - are like one vast magnet whose generous welfare systems exert a pull that can be felt by an illiterate Bangladeshi peasant 5000 miles away. They can keep their welfare systems - all they have to do is close their borders. Keeping them open is a deliberate act of genocide.
  21. @snorlax
    Turkish Deep State meets (MI6? CIA?) Deep State: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/20/europe/turkey-death-jacky-sutton/

    she probably found out who bombed that march

  22. Its sujud Steve, not kowtowing.

    I’m surprised you got the culture completely wrong:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujud

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Thanks.
  23. @anony-mouse
    Its sujud Steve, not kowtowing.

    I'm surprised you got the culture completely wrong:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujud

    Thanks.

  24. @Tom_R
    LIKE A BURGLAR DEMANDING HIS VICTIMS NOW ADOPT HIM IF THEY WANT HIM TO STOP BURGLARIES.

    Thanks for the article, Steve. All those fake “refugees” who invaded Europe a few weeks ago did did not fly over Turkey into Europe like birds or walk through—they traveled through countries like Turkey without European visas on buses. So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.) and Turkey allowed them safe passage through Turkey, illegally, without visas.

    Finally, Turkey has admitted that it was involved in this massive invasion of Europe by these illegal aliens:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/us-europe-migrants-turkey-idUSKCN0SA1OU20151016

    So now after allowing a European invasion, Erdogan wants to join EU to invade it more (as the “refugees” would simply enter Turkey and they would then be able to travel freely further on)? It is like a burglar who robs houses demanding his victims adopt him so he can stop robbing their homes.

    “So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.) ”

    You gotta be kidding me

  25. @Sam Houston
    "Actually, it shouldn’t have taken all that much imagination to foresee the consequences back in late August."

    They DID foresee the consequences! This is all part of their plan ! The Left wants to ethnically cleanse Whites and the Right wants an ignorant and docile proletariat. They are BOTH getting what they want! Why do people KEEP insisting that this is all about incompetence?
    It NOT an accident it's the PLAN!

    I wish more people would see that. People keep talking of “tackling” the “crisis”, as if it were an earthquake or a volcano eruption. The northern European countries – primarily Germany, the UK and Sweden – are like one vast magnet whose generous welfare systems exert a pull that can be felt by an illiterate Bangladeshi peasant 5000 miles away. They can keep their welfare systems – all they have to do is close their borders. Keeping them open is a deliberate act of genocide.

  26. @eah
    Who needs the Gestapo when you have Bild?

    Das Vier-Buchstaben-Blatt wird einer maoistischen Wandzeitung immer ähnlicher. „Bild stellt die Hetzer an den Pranger“, brüllt es heute von den Titelseiten. Darunter druckt das Fachblatt für angewandte Willkommenskultur dann allerlei mehr oder weniger grenzwertige Einträge aus den sozialen Netzwerken samt Namen und Profilbildern ab und fordert in Politruk-Pose, der Staatsanwalt solle gefälligst „übernehmen“.

    Bild is vetting Facebook posts for 'hate speech' and tattling to the state prosecutors about it -- Germany has laws against Voksverhetzung -- inciting racial hatred.

    But: Dramatische Auflagenverluste für „Bild“, „FAZ“ und Co

    Traditional German media outlets are losing customers.

    Die verkaufte Auflage der großen Zeitungsverlage ist im dritten Quartal dieses Jahres deutlich zurückgegangen. Die Bild-Zeitung verlor im Vergleich zum Vorjahreszeitraum fast zehn Prozent ihrer Leser.

    In particular, circulation of Bild was down 10% in the 3rd quarter -- it will probably sink further after their asinine propaganda shenanigans over "Flüchtlinge" (on the other hand, FAZ = Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is generally worth reading).

    It’s an interesting scenario where the MSN, contemplating its commercial ruin, branches out into intelligence and surveillance. If your core skill is protecting the narrative and patrolling the boundaries of acceptable speech, then why not turn pro?

  27. @Mike Sylwester
    From the article:

    But only a handful of refugees have been relocated. Many others are refusing to leave Germany. …
     
    Most of the refugees want to settle in the United Kingdom.

    They will refuse to leave Germany if they are being sent in the opposite direction -- into East Europe.

    Because of EU rules, eventually they will end up in the UK.

  28. Erdogan is a type of Asian so you can see where the error crept in.

  29. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/netanyahu-holocaust-comments-are-no-reason-to-change-our-view-of-history-says-merkel-aide-a6702951.html

    In related news, Bibi made a somewhat dumb remark blaming the final solution on the Grand Mufti, and Merkel steps in to say she doesn’t want to share any of her precious guilt, because, after all, without unlimited guilt her whole immigration policy kind of just looks dumb.

    Add that to the frankly bizarre European media coverage of the latest Palestinian stabbing wave, in which a terrorist stabbing as many people as he can before charging police and getting shot is reported as “Palestinian boy killed” and you have a treasure trove of Steve Sailer content.

    But of course Steve just ignores it because the important thing to know is that liberalism is really just a function of Jewish neurosis and self interest.

  30. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom_R
    LIKE A BURGLAR DEMANDING HIS VICTIMS NOW ADOPT HIM IF THEY WANT HIM TO STOP BURGLARIES.

    Thanks for the article, Steve. All those fake “refugees” who invaded Europe a few weeks ago did did not fly over Turkey into Europe like birds or walk through—they traveled through countries like Turkey without European visas on buses. So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.) and Turkey allowed them safe passage through Turkey, illegally, without visas.

    Finally, Turkey has admitted that it was involved in this massive invasion of Europe by these illegal aliens:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/us-europe-migrants-turkey-idUSKCN0SA1OU20151016

    So now after allowing a European invasion, Erdogan wants to join EU to invade it more (as the “refugees” would simply enter Turkey and they would then be able to travel freely further on)? It is like a burglar who robs houses demanding his victims adopt him so he can stop robbing their homes.

    they traveled through countries like Turkey without European visas on buses. So somebody organized these buses (the Zionists did as there are reports online of these organizers talking in Hebrew, etc.)

    I expect it was NGOs.

    http://www.rescue.org/

    I assume there were hands pulling the strings but my guess would be the globalist kind.

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