Migrant violence in Croatia: Illegal migrants, overwhelming aggressive males, try to force their way into Croatia, then scuffle with Croatian police.
Several were injured on Wednesday as migrants demanding to cross Bosnia’s northwestern border threw stones at Croatian police who responded by firing teargas and using batons to push them back, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.
About 16,000 migrants, most from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Morocco, have passed through Bosnia this year. Some 5,000 are estimated to be stuck in the country, mostly in the towns of Bihac and Velika Kladusa near the Croatian border.
Some of the migrants hurled stones and scuffled with the police, who responded properly by using teargas and batons to defend the Croatian border. Ironically, this action by Croatia greatly benefits Germany, which is often the country the migrants seek.
Two policemen were slightly injured, a police spokeswoman said, and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced the deployment of reinforcements in the area.
“Croatian police will protect the border, but at the same time fully respecting international, humanitarian and our own laws,” Plenkovic told reporters.
Plenkovic must realize that so-called UN “international laws” often prevent a country from properly defending its border. Despite the fantasies of the UN and other “open-border” zealots, national security comes first and the Croatian police must be given the leeway to do what is necessary to repel the intruders. If the migrants push, the police must push back with more force, or the border will be breached.
* There has been an ongoing smear campaign conducted by the usual suspects directed at the police in Croatia. The NGOs and “charities” are attempting to intimidate the police in an effort to break their will. This must not be tolerated, Croatians depend on their border guards – not the UN – to protect them from unknown and aggressive male migrants from violent regions.
Plenkovic and the authorities in Croatia must fully support its border guards in the face of these attacks. The migrants do not respect “soft” talk. The police force must be well-equipped to defend the border without worrying about UN or EU protocol.
A strong message, backed by action, must be sent to the illegal migrants that they will not be entering Croatia.
How else is one supposed to seal the border without answering a penetrating force with a stronger response?