Kneeling "Lady Europe" kissed Erdogan's feet
This is not the first curse to Merkel in the direction of the Turks heated by ambition. A week ago, the Chancellor flew in with a visit to Ankara to persuade the local leaders to restrain the flow of refugees, whom Turkey actively transports to Europe. I remember that Monday with two impressive events. First of all, the joint press conference of Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
During its course, the Chancellor defiantly supported Turkey’s anti-Russian line, angrily denounced Russia in the "barbaric bombardment of civilians in Syrian cities who were forced to leave their homes and join the endless stream of refugees that swept over Europe." Merkel said in Ankara that she was shocked by "the human suffering of tens of thousands of people caused by shelling and bombing from the Russian side." (I quote from Reuters.)
The second event took place in German Mainz (the capital of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.) 8 February, Germany plunged into a carnival week similar to our “Maslenitsa”. Its key moment is pink or “crazy” Monday. On this occasion, the Germans arrange carnival processions. It was in Mainz. Here, on one of the festive platforms, the public presented a very piquant picture: the kneeling doll “Dama Europa” (very similar to the Bundeskanzlerin) kisses the legs of the Erdogan doll.
Above the carnival joke you can laugh. However, the Germans are no longer laughing. The flow of migrants has disturbed their calm, measured life. The authorities do not cope with the situation. At a loss, they hurried to the Turks, began to offer billions of euros to build refugee camps on Turkish soil. However, Ankara takes the money without burdening itself. The Germans see it and draw conclusions. According to local polls, now about forty percent of the German population supports the resignation of Angela Merkel from the post of federal chancellor. The circle of dissatisfied with the actions of the authorities is not limited to the participants of the survey and active protest.
Meanwhile, in Germany comes the big election season. It will end next fall with the formation of the Bundestag. In the meantime, it's time to change the land parliaments and governments. The first in this row are the federal land of Rhineland-Palatinate, already familiar from carnival satire, as well as Baden-Württemberg and Saxony-Anhalt. 13 March there will be a super-Sunday - elections to local landtags. The election prospects of the ruling party headed by Angela Merkel, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, will largely depend on their results.
In this context, the picture of a European doll kissing the legs of the Turkish president’s doll does not seem like a funny joke. Especially because in Mainz for the first time in German stories The election allowed a young but ambitious party of migrants and immigrants Deutsche Partei Die Einheit.
The backbone of the party Die Einheit ("Unity") form our countrymen. They seriously spoil the electoral calculations of the Christian Democrats. Indeed, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where three million people have the right to vote, a significant part of voters, according to sociologists, are "immigrants and people with a migratory background." It was their activity that forced the CDU leader, Angela Merkel, not only to fall down before the intractable Turks, but also publicly sin against the truth, blaming Russia for the social crisis in Germany and Europe.
Unpresentable policy of a candidate for permanent members of the UN Security Council
The European Union has always kept on two main colossi — economically powerful Germany and politically influential France, a nuclear power with international prestige and the capabilities of a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Under French President Francois Hollande, the French’s foreign policy had faded considerably, which Germany tried to take advantage of. She is actively involved in major international processes.
The Germans did not win special laurels in this field, they were more content with the second or third roles. Where Germany took the initiative, either there was a failure (as mediated between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition from Maidan), or the Germans became manipulated by the party to the conflict. The best example of this is the demonstrative non-fulfillment of the Minsk accords by the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, with the explicit connivance of the guarantor of these agreements, German Chancellor Merkel. For completeness, one should add the servile pro-American policy of Angela Merkel, and now the pro-Turkish one. It becomes clear that the debut of Germany, as an independent influential international player, did not set.
This failure is very painful for the Germans. Indeed, in recent years, the countries of the world have seriously started talking about expanding the most influential club of international politics - the UN Security Council. For the role of a new permanent member of the Security Council, among the priority candidates, the FRG was considered. Now, through the efforts of Merkel, Germany found herself on the tune of the Turks, which somehow does not fit with her future status among the most respected powers on the planet.
For this reason, or because of the warning of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about the beginning of the “new cold war”, which was announced at the Munich Security Conference, the German media suddenly changed their tone. In the week, instead of the usual anti-Russian rhetoric, the theme of returning to cooperation with Moscow was heard in them. The call to “urgently restore confidence” is reflected in many Germanic publications.
Frankfurter Rundschau observer Andreas Schwarzkopf, for example, recalled that it was Russia that helped conclude an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, and concluded: “The West can and should negotiate with Russia. Disagreements need to be settled by compromise. To do this, it is necessary to soberly analyze what the other side wants. ”
The mood of Andreas Schwarzkopf was shared by columnist of the weekly Der Spiegel Jacob Augustein. He wrote: “Europe blames Russia for everything that goes wrong on the continent,” and some German journalists even explain the reason for the increased mistrust of German residents to their own press, by the actions of Russian special services.
Augustein is hinting here at the history of 13-year-old girl Lisa, about the trouble that Germany has learned from the reports of Russian television. The German authorities then tried to hide the rape of a girl from the public, so as not to annoy the population once more with the behavior of migrants. After publicizing this crime on a Russian television channel, the Berlin police accused the poor girl, her relatives and our television journalist of spreading inaccurate information. The German press willingly supported the version of the authorities, and in some publications the Russian special services strained out of place, as if provoking the whole campaign.
American doctrine and shock from migrants
Migrants are the most sensitive topic in Germany today. For some reason, listening to Merkel about her shock from the "bombing attacks of the Russian side", I remembered the senior partners of the German Chancellor in the United States. In the mid-nineties, they developed the military doctrine of "Shock and Awe", which is used today. Its meaning is to suppress the opponent’s will to resist, impose one’s own rhythm, convince of the futility of resistance and subdue the winner’s will. Americans use this technique in all subsequent conflicts. The developers of the doctrine called it a shock shock comparable to the atomic attack of Hiroshima or Nagasaki. This scheme is clearly visible in the stream of refugees that has swept over Europe. Some experts say bluntly that the Americans had a hand in the crisis with migrants.
Like it or not, but in Germany, and in Europe, now its "shock and awe." A sort of social Hiroshima, where the main blow fell on the local population. The press sometimes leaks messages about the demonstrative looting of shops, violence and humiliation to which indigenous people are subjected. The German authorities are trying to silence these cases, so as not to cast a shadow on the policy of the Federal Chancellor, who opened the floodgates of migrant permissiveness. Arguments are made in justification, as if the fresh blood of new labor resources would now flow into the German economy.
Something of course will join. Only at the closest approximation the picture is not so rosy. Here in the Ministry of Labor and Economic Development of Finland looked closely and found out that migrants have a very low level of education. According to the author of the study, Sakari Puisto, only 20 percent of asylum-seekers have vocational education, and a diploma of higher education - less than 10 percent of immigrants. Moreover, every fifth migrant is illiterate, and English is known to have less than 10 percent. Among the migrants with a profession, cooks, hairdressers and drivers prevail. Puisto gave impressive statistics: after 10 years of living in Finland, the employment rate among immigrants from the Middle East and African countries is 40 percent.
Germany does not practice such research. At least in the local printing of such data is not found. It is unlikely that the “guests of Merkel”, as migrants in Germany like to call themselves, other social attitudes and a different educational level. So, a simple calculation shows that last year the Federal Republic of Germany accepted the 1,1 million refugees. Nearly seven hundred thousand of them drove for a benefit.
Language will not turn to blame for the refugees who suffered from the war. But the Germans could count on gratitude for a warm welcome. This is the problem. Social networks are full of records, combining which you can get the following picture: people are scared of migrants. In the places of their settlement, the Germans are afraid to leave the house in the dark, to leave children and property unattended.
The mood of these people in the pages of the newspaper Politico was well conveyed by the director of the Berlin Institute for Global Public Policy Torsten Benner: “The time has come for Europe to prepare for a new shock, this time from Merkel.”
Migration is a seasonal process. The current problems of Europeans and Germans brought immigrants last year's wave, which peaked before the start of the operation of the Russian aerospace forces in Syria. The German Chancellor knows this, but does not hesitate to shift the responsibility for the flow of refugees to Russia. Someone such a substitution of cause-effect relationships, perhaps, will be satisfied. However, it will soon pass. The key issue was and will remain the resettlement of immigrants, their subordination to existing local laws and rules. The German authorities will not succeed in dumping this problem on Russia, how not to solve it even by the personal participation of the Bundeskanzlerin Merkel in the organization of the notorious non-flying zones familiar to all of Libya.
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