Thursday, November 19, 2015
Europe at War, Dutch Government considers the idea of a mini Schengen area in Europe, they have arrived at the George Laird views camps need to be built and travel for migrant restricted, oh unpopular SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon heads towards the George Laird view on Syrian air strikes if a ‘case’ is made by David Cameron, too little too late Sturgeon!
Over the last few days I wrote this post:
The purpose of which was to put forward what I thought needed to be done to start the process to safeguard Europe.
The suggestions were:
1/ EU Border Force
2/ EU internal immigration policy for EU citizens
3/ intervention and mobilisation of the military in member states
4/ New EU wide ID card scheme
5/ No non EU economic migrant processed from this crisis and allowed to remain within an EU country which has accept them can travel to any other EU member state. Everyone should be completely documented, if a breach occurred; the person or group will be returned to the EU country they were settled and registered in.
I also stated that it was a matter of national security that there be detention camps built, when I made these suggestions online to a group I am connected with, the immediate reaction was to call me a racist and the usual rhetoric that goes with it.
Some people cannot see the wider picture and the damage that has been created in Europe by Angela Merkel among others.
So, people catch up with me yet again, the Dutch want to establish 'inner Schengen' area within Europe.
Now, what does that mean?
It means I would guess that my number 5, that no migrant can travel to any other EU member state would in effect come true.
When I made this post available to view online; I was also called a fascist, there is nothing fascist about securing the safety of EU nationals.
The Dutch government is considering bringing forward the creation of a mini-Schengen zone, already some people say this is the most extreme response yet to the migrant crisis, but it isn’t. It is in reality a matter of fact response to deal with a specific set of unusual circumstances that endanger us all.
The spate of terrorism to hit Paris wasn’t unexpected, it was always going to come to this, ISIS had gotten terrorists into Europe, Paris shows this; others that are not active yet are in sleeper cells.
There will be more attacks; this will create fear and anger, the incident where a Muslim woman was wounded with a box cutter in a race-hate attack in Marseille, in the south of France is the start of a backlash. An innocent woman was attacked, the person who did it, was wrong, angry and misguided.
Isis is everyone’s enemy regardless of religion.
Across Europe, as I said previously we needed to secure our borders, this is now happening, things I predict comes to pass it seems. The Dutch want to have an inner Schengen area of the following countries, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. Other Europe countries would have border controls and act as a buffer and the migrant transit camps would be set outside inner Schengen.
Nothing official has worked its way through to the EU just yet but German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told a news conference in Berlin that his Dutch counterpart had raised the idea with him.
The Germans are said not to be enthusiastic, I would imagine that this raw proposal would need to be fleshed out more; however it is worth discussion even from a purely academic viewpoint.
I don’t think it will happen because of lack of political will, the Germans aren’t having a good migrant crisis, but then neither is anyone else, plus they are supposed to be taking in 850,000 people.
Thomas de Maiziere said:
"Our political goal must be that the Schengen area as a whole functions."
The reality is that things cannot go back to normal, to get Schengen to work again would take years and until the external border of the EU is secure, it is dead.
At present the Dutch plan have a plan, the French have a plan and everyone else will be drawing up measures and suggestions to kick about the place, we need a stable Europe, we don’t have it, we need a vision of a new Europe which looks rather divided and paralysed by fear and short term thinking.
News reports tell that Isil mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in the St-Denis raid after a fierce gun battle and explosions, he may be confirmed dead but the legacy of this attack will not be forgotten as the Marseille incident shows.
People are growing apart, countries are growing apart, Finland may exit the European Union in 2016, Britain may exit the Europe Union; things will not get better unless there is strong leadership to take the cause of Europe forward.
So far, it looks like our current politicians have no stomach for doing what needs to be done to safeguard our national security, if this isn’t addressed then don’t be surprised if the far right starts to get seats and power in elected institutions right across the continent.
We need leaders.
Finally, I see that Nicola Sturgeon has said:
"I'm prepared to listen to case for UK air strikes on Syria."
Too late Nicola, George Laird already backed air strikes on Syria, try to keep up instead of lagging behind like an old tried dog, you aren't a stateswoman, you are a shallow hollow inept woman.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University