In Case You Missed This: Conspiracy Theorists Could Be Forgiven
|"Migrants" cross from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos|
By Leslie Shaw
Rather than stopping the flow of migrants, the recent deal Europe made with Turkey made immigration official. Yet, these deals are being negotiated by unelected European officials with no electoral mandate.
The Europeans are incapable of negotiating their way out of a paper bag.
In October 2015, they handed Turkey $3.4 billion to stop the flow of refugees into Greece. The flow continued. Six months later, in March 2016, Turkey was demanding another $3.4 billion plus visa-free travel to Europe for Turks and accelerated negotiations for membership of the European Union.
Rather than stopping the flow of migrants, the deal made it official. Europe agreed to accept one legal migrant for every illegal migrant sent back to Turkey.
With its radical Islamic government negotiating this deal, Turkey has demonstrated it is not part of the solution but part of the problem.
Now Libya wants to jump on the European gravy train.
On April 23, 2016, after a meeting in Rome with Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, Libyan Vice President Ahmed Maiteeq stated that his country wants to negotiate a deal with Europe similar to that obtained by Turkey.
He is obviously surfing on the outpouring of humanitarian angst after 500 illegal migrants were drowned in the Mediterranean in a boat that people traffickers had sent from the Libyan port of Tobruk.
Maiteeq was originally elected as prime minister of Libya in 2014 under curious circumstances. On the first day of voting, gunmen opened fire in the parliament. The final vote was tainted with irregularities and on June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled his election was invalid.
Not someone you would want to negotiate a deal with.
On the European side, these deals are being negotiated by unelected officials with no electoral mandate. The people of Europe are thus being ignored. Conspiracy theorists could be forgiven for claiming this is part of a sinister master plan. In fact, they may be right.
On June 21, 2012, former European Commissioner Peter Sutherland said this in a speech to the British House of Lords :
"The United States, or Australia and New Zealand, are migrant societies, and therefore they accommodate more readily those from other backgrounds than we do ourselves, who still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others. And that’s precisely what the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine… Anybody who thinks that by erecting borders or fences in some way a particular state can be protected from alleged 'floods' of migrants is living in cloud cuckoo land."Sutherland is a former attorney-general of Ireland, former Chairman of BP, non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International, head of the UN Global Forum on Migration and Development and could be described as the ‘’godfather of globalization.’’
What has been happening to Europe over the past 15 months may well be nothing other than a deliberate strategy to undermine -- that is, to destroy -- the nation-states of Europe, from Greece to Ireland and from Spain to Finland.
In 1973, Sutherland was a candidate in the Irish general election in Dublin North West constituency, but only 1,968 people voted for him -- 6.24% of the poll. This probably accounts for his hatred of democracy as well as his contempt for ordinary British citizens, whom he considers "racist and xenophobic."
He has no political mandate but has been instrumental in shaping the economic and social future of Europe. An advocate of mass immigration, he believes the European Union should "begin weaving together the two sides of the Mediterranean."
The results of this policy are literally blowing up in the faces of European citizens in the form of suicide vests and suitcase bombs.
Source: The Clarion Project
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