A must read regarding Greece, the EU and illegal migration that will make one’s blood boil. They are sacrificing the safety of all Europeans at the altar of multicult.
At this point, the EU is lost and is not worthy of Europe. Brussels will not change; the defenders of the nation state, Visegrad and traditional Europe will have to break away…we see no other option; sooner or later the EU leviathan will break any “member state” that falls out of line (Italy is a perfect example).
– “The EU does not use its police forces and intelligence forces to dismantle these [migrant smuggling] networks – they haven’t done anything, which is amazing. Not one smuggler of importance has been arrested.”
– A human smuggler in Athens was secretly recorded on camera telling the CBS reporter that he helps “move ISIS members from Greece to the rest of Europe.”
– To find out more about this disturbing situation, the Greek Reporter spoke to Balkan security analyst Ioannis Michaletos.
“More than 1.5 million people used Greece as the main gateway to enter the EU. We can more or less estimate that a significant number of extremists or veterans of the civil war in Syria, managed to use this route and embed themselves as refugees and actually make it through. Their main goal is to escape and reorganize themselves,” he explains.
Michaletos points out that the EU and Greece have tried a range of measures which only attempt to manage the flows of illegal migrants and supposed asylum seekers from Turkey and elsewhere. He believes the only way to effectively deal with this issue is to facilitate the closure of the borders between Turkey and Greece.
“There are direct and indirect ways, and you have to use a combination of both” notes Michaletos.
“A direct way would be to name the close sea regions between Turkey and Greece as military zones. This means that anybody that tries to pass through the medium line between the two countries will be stopped by Navy ships, will be detained for 18 months and will be charged with trespassing in a military zone,” he says.
The security expert added that “Because Turkey is not in the EU, Greece can do this — but not alone — because it doesn’t have the space to detain so many people. The EU needs to back Greece in order to do this.”
Michaletos points out to the Greek Reporter that “according to international law, if a Syrian passes through Turkey to go to another country, he is no longer recognized as a refugee because he did not file for asylum in the first country he entered, as long as it is considered a safe country. And Turkey is considered a safe country by the United Nations.”
The Balkan security analyst furthermore explains, however, that “The indirect way is very fascinating and could produce better results.”
He points out that “Greece, the EU, possibly Interpol and other security agencies can pinpoint — and they have the means to do this — who the smugglers in Turkey are. How are they connected with the Turkish police or the Turkish military? Who are the smugglers in the Mideast who are actually transporting these people, who in many cases are being uses as slaves because they don’t have the money to pay for their trip?”
He added that “The big heads who reside in Istanbul, or in Izmir or in Beirut should be named, arrested and sanctioned. How can you have a deterrence policy if you let these people enrich themselves and do this without any consequences?”
The security expert ends his overview of the situation with a disturbing judgment, saying that “There is no political will to enforce a unified long-term strategy because the Greek authorities are expecting the European authorities to tell them what to do… There is no Greek national strategy”.
* The EU authorities? Does one desire this type of future in “the project”?