What part of the tautology is hard for people to understand?
Europe has been put to test after Turkey provided free passage for scores of migrants heading westward, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, describing Ankara’s move as an “attack on the EU.”
The latest move by Turkey to allow migrants to leave its territory over the weekend was an attack “on the European Union and Greece,” and also a “test for the EU,” Kurz said on Tuesday. If European countries cave in to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pressure, then 13,000 migrants desperately waiting at the EU border will only be “the beginning,” the Austrian Chancellor warned. According to Kurz, the migrants that amassed on the Greek border didn’t come from the war-ravaged parts of Syria as their exodus was “deliberately organized” by Turkey.
Germany’s former defense minister and European Commission’s sitting chief Ursula von der Leyen said that allowing potentially millions of migrants to enter Europe “cannot be an answer or solution” to Turkey’s problems in Syria.
Meanwhile, Greek authorities who struggled to hold back the wave on their borders, described it as “an invasion.” Greek police fired tear gas at migrants attempting to storm the border fence, while the coast guard tried to stop refugee dinghies by pushing them away outside the country’s southern islands.
Immigration has always been war. Whether it was the Mongols migrating to India, the Germans migrating to Italy, the Goths migrating to Byzantium, the Normans migrating to England, the Europeans migrating to the Americas, the Japanese migrating to China, the Germans migrating to Eastern Europe, or the Jews migrating to Canaan, the result has always been military occupation, followed by the large-scale slaughter and suppression of the native population.
And because immigration is war, open borders is surrender.