The European hypocrisy when criticizing President Donald Trump’s efforts to stop illegal immigration along the U.S. southern border simply is baffling.
The European mainstream media are tripping over themselves in copying New York Times and Washington Post attitudes of demonizing the “racist” Trump efforts to build a wall to stop criminal activity, none of them mentioning that Europe already has its own walls.
The criminal activity includes the multi-billion-dollar drug epidemic trail into the U.S. – $10 billion of drugs moves annually through Arizona alone. Unbelievable 99.8 percent of illegal drugs are shipped into the U.S. through the Mexico border. Sixty-four billion USD worth of drugs are sent into America every year from Mexico. The Democrats fight like crazy to maintain it.
Yet, the European Union already built their own wall! Billions have been allocated to maintain the exact same type of wall, between Turkey and Syria. It is 764 kilometer (475 mile) long, designed to keep illegal Asians from flooding Turkey and from there, traveling into Europe.
Turkish forces reportedly fire machine guns at the refugees who are trying to cross the border, blocking them from entering, as reported by Human Rights Watch. The German Der Spiegel has a quite revealing article on the issue. In addition, the EU is allegedly funding the military equipment used to stop the illegal refugees from entering Turkey, according to quite an extensive report by The Black Sea.
The deals risk the EU’s complicitity in possible violations of the international rights of refugees. Still no mainstream European media outlet touches the subject. All they ever talk about is “the horribly racist Trump wall.”
The EU-funded wall in Turkey reportedly incorporates both electronic and advanced technology layers. The physical layer includes modular concrete walls, patrol routes, manned and unmanned towers and passenger tracks, according to one of the few media outlets that address this issue.
When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – sworn enemy of Open Society globalist hedge-fund master George Soros – built the fence in Hungary that stops the flow of migrants into Europe, the media outcry was immense. Orbán was “racist, islamophobe, anti-Europe, anti-immigrants” and so on. Yet, later, when the EU funds a 764-kilometer-long wall between Turkey and Syria, the media are remarkably silent.
The European Commission Fact Sheet report from 2016 states that the European Union would, in close cooperation with Turkey, allocated €3 billion under the Facility for Refugees and speed it up. An additional €3 billion was to be allocated to Turkey by the end of 2018. Part of the deal was also to open up the borders between Turkey and the EU. No one can deny that Turkey’s Erdogan is brilliant. He makes the whole of Europe sing in fear to his tune, while being paid billions for it.
According to Der Spiegel: “The EU states have provided the government in Ankara with security and surveillance technology valued at more than 80 million euros in exchange for the protection of its borders.”
It is perfectly understandable that countries try to prevent illegal immigration, as it destabilizes the nation, creates anarchy and has all kinds of destructive effects. Not the least, it tends to push the wage level down, which benefits the ultra rich, as pointed out by many, among them best-selling author and social commentator Ann Coulter.
National borders are there to prevent chaos and make sure its citizens have rights, prosperity and legal protection. Since the Westphalia Peace in 1648, national sovereignty has been the core principle to peace between nations.
Those who continuously push for a capitalist globalization of markets and therefore need open and unregulated borders, understandably need to demolish national sovereignty. The internationalist economic system is dependent on borderless societies to dominate the world stage. They want the few to succeed, not for wage levels to rise for the broader parts of the people. #Davos.
The liberal-progressive morality in effect goes like this: When President Trump does it, it’s automatically wrong and should be condemned in the harshest way possible. When the Europeans do exactly the same, we all support it.
When the Obama administration points out that the southern border represent serious threats, as Todd Bensman at Middle East Forum reports, the media remain silent. If “white, male, heterosexual” Trump says illegal immigration is dangerous, he automatically is a racist.
The European hypocrisy, both in the media and among politicians, is astounding. They exemplify the art of double standards in an unprecedented manner.