The countries of the right-wing Eastern European “Visegrad group” – Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia – have all promised to help Greece deal with the recent wave of migrants assaulting its borders, with Austria joining the effort as well.
The crisis was instigated near the end of February when Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders to migrants for passage into Europe, in an explicit attempt to pressure the EU into financial concessions.
The Turkish move appears motivated at least partly by frustration after their occupying forces were thrashed in northern Syria by the legitimate Syrian government supported by Russia. In addition, Erdogan has accused the EU of not living up to its obligations from a 2016 treaty that promised Turkey financial aid to deal with millions of refugees from the Syrian war and keep them out of Europe.
Mainstream sources have reported that the Turkish government and military appear to be actively facilitating the movement of tens of thousands of people (Erdogan has claimed as much as 100,000), by providing transportation, instructing migrants, and even attacking Greek border guards.
Greece has denied a claim by Turkey that they are responsible for the death of a migrant.
Despite Erdogan explicitly stating that the invasion was meant as a punishment for Europe, some leftist politicians have chosen to ignore what is happening in order to virtue signal or continue the war against their own populations. In Germany, which took in over a million people during the crisis of 2015-2016, resulting in a wave of crime and social unrest, politicians, artists, and journalists started a hashtag meaning “we have space” to pressure Merkel to throw open the doors once again. Similarly, Finland’s feminist-led government stated that any personnel they deploy would help migrants claim asylum.
In contrast, the Visegrad alliance of conservative-led Eastern European nations has promised to support Greece’s territorial sovereignty and defend Europe from invasion, with Poland and Austria both sending police to assist. The Greek border is currently defended not only by official forces but also reportedly ordinary Greek citizens who have taken it upon themselves to patrol. The EU, which appears to have at least partly learned the lesson of 2015, also sent a small force.
Creatively, Bulgaria, at the request of Greece, opened a dam on the Evros River to cause flooding and make it harder for migrants to cross.
While the Greek government is for now holding its ground at the border with Turkey, it has already lost the confidence of many Greeks due to its previous mismanagement of the situation. In late February, tensions on the islands of Lesbos and Chios boiled over into violence as natives attacked riot police sent over from the mainland, forcing them to retreat. The islanders were protesting the government’s decision to build new migrant camps, a policy they have not reneged on.
The current party in power is the ostensibly center-right New Democracy, which won a landslide in mid-2019 by taking votes from the hard right through promising to defend Greek sovereignty and crack down on illegal migration. Yet again, as has happened many times in Greece and the West as a whole, they appear to have betrayed their voters and instead intend to spread out containment of tens of thousands of migrants throughout the country.
Lesbos, which has a population of around 85,000 natives, currently also houses over 21,000 migrants in overcrowded conditions, with rampant strife between them and the locals. The islanders are now insisting that no migrants should remain. Other locations on the mainland, however, are no more eager for the government to relocate them there.
What this crisis makes clear is that while it may have appeared that things were calming down, none of the underlying political problems in Europe have been solved, and the EU will at best continue to inadequately band-aid situations to try to keep the right out of power. Until Greeks, and all Europeans, are represented by right-wing parties that genuinely put their interests first, they will continue to fall prey to malicious outsiders and traitors within their gates, and the people will continue to lose faith in their system and its corrupt leadership.
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CLOWNWORLD: Imported Coronavirus Testing Kits Found to be Contaminated with Coronavirus
This is why Western Civilization is crumbling.
In the United Kingdom, authorities have found that some coronavirus testing kits coming from other countries are contamined with the highly contagious disease that has the entire world in a panic.
Britain has been working mightily to test more of their residents, with the hopes of getting the number up to 25,000 per day by the end of April. They have asked private companies to help them achieve this goal, but Luxembourg-based manufacturer Eurofins noted that some of their testing supplies have been contaminated with coronavirus.
According to government sources, the contamination is not expected to halt testing capability by much. The British authorities claim they are now testing 10,000 people per day, although those figures have been disputed. Cabinet minister Michael Gove claimed that they reached that benchmark on Sunday, but figures from Public Health England showed that only 8,000 tests were conducted despite the ability to carry out thousands more.
Anthony Costello, a professor who works at the University College London, has criticized the efforts by the British government to combat the ill effects of the coronavirus. He believes their testing regime is lagging needlessly in comparison to other countries that have had success in combating the pandemic.
“We have 44 molecular virology labs in the UK. If they were doing 400 tests a day we would be up to Germany levels of testing and that is perfectly feasible… If you look at Korea, they have done 490,000 tests. Their death rate is three per million and they have suppressed the virus,” Costello said.
“I don’t see why we can’t get these 44 labs up and running, finding cases and testing,” he added. “We must go to mass testing and when we remove the lockdown… then we will have a control mechanism which will enable us to wait, without socially distancing the whole country, for drugs or a vaccine for herd immunity.”
There have been widespread reports that bad medical supplies are being sent out of China into the West as well:
The Dutch government has ordered a recall of around 600,000 masks out of a shipment of 1.3 million from China after they failed to meet quality standards.
The defective masks had already been distributed to several hospitals currently battling the COVID-19 outbreak, news agency AFP and Dutch media reported. The Dutch Health Ministry has kept the rest of the shipment on hold.
An inspection revealed that the FFP2 masks did not protect the face properly or had defective filter membranes. The fine filters stop the virus from entering the mouth or nose. The masks failed more than one inspection.
“A second test also revealed that the masks did not meet the quality norms. Now it has been decided not to use any of this shipment,” said the Health Ministry said in a statement to news agency AFP.
The masks were delivered to the Netherlands by a Chinese manufacturer on March 21. The Health Ministry said it would conduct extra testing on any future shipments.
Several hospitals in the Netherlands had already rejected some of the shipment even before the Health Ministry issued the recall.
“When they were delivered to our hospital, I immediately rejected those masks,” a hospital source told Dutch public broadcaster NOS.
Globalism has needlessly put many different countries at an elevated state of risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
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