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Germany, July, 2008
Once upon a time, Fredrik Reinfeldt and Angela Merkel got along quite well together.
News of the moment, new romance in the air (political):
Mrs Germany & the new Mr. Sweden
Angela Merkel (German Chancellor
Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister of Sweden
There’s also this latest from the godfather, Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission): Juncker calls for ‘compulsory’ redistribution of 160,000 migrants
Will this not provoke rebellion from some members of the Union, led by e.g. Hungary? And – humanitarian or immoral – if they do not like the size of the quota to be imposed on them, in response most likely be quick to claim and assert a sovereign right to determine the extent of their generosity, their own “to be or not to be” brother’s keepers?
I sometimes wonder, which is more powerful, the European Union or the Vatican?
When Stefan Löfven the Prime Minisiter of Sweden stands at the pulpit that’s what he preaches : a call for Generosity from other countries
Here’s the UK’s David Cameron’s generous response to the migrant crisis:
UK to accept 20, 000 refugees from Syria by 2020.
France is set to follow suit and accept an equal number
and as to be expected Israel of course and rightly so
Israel blames migrant crisis on militant Islam
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
According to the only source from which we know what’s going on, the Swedish papers are full of it, starting with Hans Rosling – a usual source of hope and this bit in yesterday’s DN:
“A strong voice from the people could have direct impact on policy”
The Swedish media is full of good men and women’s’ response to the refugee catastrophe which in the short term can be most easily solved if Merkel and Löfven’s persuasions prevail: a sharing of the burden / obligation, a reasonable distribution of the some one and a half million refugees or so, currently another three and a half million Syrian refugees being hosted by Lebanon and Turkey
So we see, that if Turkey was in the European Union, we would truly be saying that they have been doing more than their share of taking care of refugees in distress, to date, more than Germany and Sweden put together in taking in refugees from Syria – mainly due to proximity, true, and thank God for that and that the Turks did not deem it fit to build a wall to seal off desperate refugees from crossing over the border into Turkey – as Hungary is now doing – building a wall along the border with Serbia – the entire length.
Probably inspired by the Israel’s West Bank barrier, notably to keep out terrorists, Donald Trump wants to do the same in his case to prevent a mass invasion launched from Mexico, by people he calls “rapists”. I hear that he wants to build an electric barb wire fence along the Mexican- American border – to protect the women folk, maybe a fence that on contact could electrocute any potential intruder…
Some of these things makes you wonder whatever happened to
Love your neighbour as yourself – I am the Lord
It’s always like that – at the first spark of gunfire the bourgeoisie are the first to take the fastest means of transportation out of town, usually to where they have stashed much of their capital (it’s fashionable for some people to have a London Bank Account). As fast as an arrow is shot from a bow, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah jumped into a helicopter to Conakry when he heard the first crack of a rifle, so too the exodus from Iran from 1979 onwards, some of the Bourgeoisie and Middle class first – to the safer pastures in the US, France, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Austria, in that order – those who saw that as their best option, especially those who could afford it – like the stipulation for going on pilgrimage to Mecca – if you can afford it…
And those who can’t afford it or lack that spirit of adventure to make it by camel or on foot, usually have to stay put….
How are the Sweden Democrats reacting to this mass awakening and expression of Swedish consciousness – solidarity - generosity of spirit in response to the refugee crisis?
After some sober fantasizing about the threat to the survival of Swedish culture and the Swedish way of life, posed by huge numbers of refugees arriving in Sweden, the SD’s next major question is “who is going to pay for all this?” – and those considerations are aimed at their support base…
Amanda Björkman: Refugee crisis shows SD’s xenophobia
The latest report (and I don’t believe it) is
“SD politician wants to meet refuges with a machine gun“
And then, there are the serious concerns raised in DN’s editorial:
Learn from Angela Merkel
The moral obligation of “sharing the burden” – the world’s burden – ought not exclude powers that are greater than Sweden, Germany, the EU. Even though Iran accomodates millions of refugees from other wars, this time and quite unexpectedly it’s not the Supreme Leader of Iran in one of his ritual rants about “The Great Satan” , it’s Venezuela’s president who accuses the US of being responsible for the refugee disaster that Europe has to deal with
Do, PM Stefan Löfven & Margot Wallström have any views about this?
How do George Bush & Dick Cheney, President Obama and John Kerry respond to the charge made by Venezuela’s president?
Guilty or not guilty?
Normally, would Venezuela’s president have taken the US to the International Criminal Court of Justice and pressed charges? Got INTERPOL to issue an international warrant for the arrest of the US presidents but for the fact that the US is not a signatory of the Statue of Rome?
Anyway, what are the US’s next moves on the disaster?
Right now I’m taking a look at Information Clearing House :
Refugee Crisis: Where Are All These People Coming From And Why?
The last word goes to Hillary (I’m doing her a favour, giving her some positive exposure – she should try to project herself as the feministic, but tough as nails but, kind, considerate, compassionate, long-suffering, wise, flexible old lady, wife of Bill Clinton and mother of his kids, supports US law on same-sex marriage etc (The 91-year-old Mugabe would probably be very excited and manage to go down on his bended knees to beg or pray for her hand) her only weakness being that she wants to be the next president of the United States – so she says something that’s going to make American bulldog, bulldozer Donald Trump who also wants to be the next president of the United States to see red, blood everywhere, when Hillary says that the Iran Deal is Good for Israel.
As a dove of peace she could mean that the peace deal might help delay the bomb and help establish stability/ equilibrium in Syria (check the news), peace and tranquillity as part of a negotiated settlement, a political solution: the partitioning of Syria into new, distinctive administrative regions; short of a complete de-militarisation/dis-arming of all the jihadists who oppose Assad (protector of Christians), the black banner Caliphate-ists mostly retaining their sway over what they control
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