It is widely assumed by “xenophobic” writers such as myself that the flooding of Europe with “refugees” and “asylum seekers” is a planned event. The evidence is overwhelming — all the policy announcements by Western European political leaders of different parties in different countries at different times take the same positions and use nearly identical wording. This is true for EU and non-EU countries alike, and applies to those within the Schengen Area as well as those outside it.
It’s an open question as to what the motivation is for this lockstep imposition of cultural and ethnic replacement on the indigenous population. It may well be that the leaders of Western Europe really believe that they must import Somalis and Afghans to replace the tax base of an aging native workforce. And ideology obviously plays a part — there are many, many progressive gutmenschen among the elites who genuinely believe that Europe is enriched by the migration of foreign people. The top level of decision-makers are probably all cynical opportunists, but the middle and lower tiers of the welfare state apparatus include numerous true believers.
And money also obviously comes into it. The planning for Eurabia was set in motion more than forty years ago and has proceeded steadily since, driven by Europe’s need for affordable petroleum. The infusion of Saudi petrodollars at strategic moments has undoubtedly also played a role, helping to focus politicians’ minds on the necessity for bringing in more and more poverty-stricken Muslims from the Middle East.
But the events of the spring and summer of 2015 far exceeded the previous tranches of “refugees” brought into Europe. Contrary to widespread assertions that this rapid acceleration was planned and implemented by Angela Merkel, François Hollande, et al., there are ample indications that the current crisis was neither intended nor desired by the political managers of the European Union. The Islamization of Europe was expected to proceed gradually, over the next five to fifteen years, so that the Eurofrog would be boiled at exactly the right rate. By the time the indigenous population was roused to indignation and anger, it would have been too late — the process of replacement would have been all but complete.
Angela Merkel is now facing severe political difficulties, which can only increase along with the addition of hundreds of thousands or millions of additional “refugees” to the overloaded German welfare system. More rapes, more muggings, more murders, more expropriation of natives’ properties, more demands for more of everything — even if the mainstream media never report these events, news of what is happening spreads rapidly via Internet samizdat, and bodes ill for the electoral future of German politicians, especially at the local level. Lower-level functionaries of the CDU and the CSU have already begun to make their unhappiness known to the Chancellor.
Mrs. Merkel’s cap-in-hand supplicatory visit to Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an additional indication that events have veered far from the course she would have preferred. No German chancellor would make the walk to the Ottoman Canossa lightly — such obeisance to the would-be Sultan cannot be expected to sit well with the average voter at home. Her desperate behavior is evidence that the immigration flood in Europe is now beyond her control.
So what happened? How did the best-laid plans of the Euro-mice go astray?
We’ve been reporting on the Mediterranean “migration” crisis for nearly five years. Up until this year, the bulk of the people-trafficking took the routes from Libya and Tunisia to Lampedusa, Pantelleria, Malta, and Sicily. 2011 — the year of the “Arab Spring” — was the peak of the crisis until 2015. Sixty thousand or so illegal immigrants made their way to Italy during that year. It seemed such a huge number at the time, but Europe is now facing a possible flood of twenty-five times as many before the end of this year.
The “refugees” are still arriving at Lampedusa on a regular basis, but their numbers are dwarfed by the hundreds of thousands who cross from Turkey to Greece and then follow the well-charted land routes through Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia to get to the Promised Lands of Austria and Germany.
The Balkan route was only lightly used before this past summer. Until the middle of 2015, Turkey intercepted and returned most of the smugglers’ boats when they attempted the crossing from Asia Minor to Kos and Lesbos. A few got through here and there, but the prominent news stories about the ones that didn’t — sometimes with more than a hundred migrants in the boat — must have served as a deterrent to most of the low-budget smugglers who dominate the market today.
Nor did Turkey allow columns of immigrants form en masse to take the overland route to the Greek border crossings in Thrace. But all that has changed now; witness the raw video footage of thousands of “refugees” proceeding down major Turkish highways — accompanied by Turkish police — towards the border.
Nowadays Turkey is at best turning a blind eye towards the people-smugglers crossing the Aegean in what almost amounts to a daily ferry service. One must assume the Turkish security services are well aware of which outfits are doing the smuggling, and what routes they are using, but the government chooses not too intervene. Given the extremely lucrative nature of the trafficking business (see this news report about how many fill each boat, and how much they pay), one must also assume that Turkish government officials take a cut of the profits.
Yet the same thing could have been done long ago, in 2011 or 2012, when the Syrian “refugees” were first created. Why did Mr. Erdogan wait until now to open the floodgates?
The tsunami that overwhelmed the Greek islands began just after the Islamic State made its first terror attack on Turkish soil. It’s true that the suicide bombing on July 20 targeted Kurds, but it occurred on Turkish territory. The Turks claim a monopoly on massacring Kurds in Turkey, so this did not sit well with the Turkish government. Not only that, but ISIS has repeatedly threatened Turkey itself, warning that “the Islamic State is coming to Istanbul.” Where they kill Kurds, they can also kill Turks.
Up until then President Erdogan found it expedient to tolerate and even assist ISIS in its jihad against the Kurds in Syria and Iraq. The Islamic State was also useful as a foil against the Assad regime.
But after July Turkey seemed to make a strategic decision to change its policies. It opened the floodgates and let hordes of “refugees” into Europe — among whom are an undetermined number of mujahideen for the Islamic State and other factions of the jihad in the Middle East.
That gets them out of President Erdogan’s hair. The pickings are fatter in Europe, so the hope must be they will lose interest in Turkey. And perhaps he wanted the best ISIS cadres to escape to Berlin before they were annihilated by the Russians.
Mrs. Merkel’s supplications notwithstanding, it may not be in Turkey’s interest to stop the refugee flow. Europe will be Islamic and dominated by Turkey sooner or later, anyway, so why not sooner?
Let the ISIS fighters expend themselves wreaking havoc in Western Europe! Later, when the time is right, the real Caliphate will move in and run the show, headed by Sultan Recep or his successors.
Some loose ends to think about:
It costs a lot of money to buy a ticket for Europe from the traffickers. Most of the people coming through are unlikely to be able to afford the price. Someone is paying for it — who might that be? Some say Soros, others say the Saudis. Or maybe it’s a combination.
The “refugees” who arrived at Nickelsdorf just inside the Austrian border were paying for their €2 purchases at shops with brand new €500 notes, to the point where shopkeepers had to turn them away; they had no more change. Where did those notes come from? The immigrants didn’t find them in the bushes coming through Serbia and Hungary.
Some writers speculate that those banknotes were most likely counterfeit. However, if they did turn out to be counterfeit, someone would have been left holding the bag, as is always the case. It’s usually the business owner who gets stuck, and has to eat the loss, rather than the bank. So if they had been counterfeit, I would have expected at least some of the proprietors interviewed to have been screaming about the fact, because they would have been really hurting at that point.
Have any readers heard anything else about those high-denomination banknotes in Nickelsdorf?
There’s more that can be said about the “refugee crisis”, much more. We’ll be saying it here in due course, so stay tuned.
Hat tip for the video: Diana West.