Friday, January 22, 2016
How to Mismanage a Perfectly Good Crisis
As a result, Europe in general, and Germany in particular, no longer needed their lowly foreign "guest workers". However, despite repeated urgings of the German Government as well as offers of financial assistance to relocate---preferably back to Turkey or at least out of Germany, there were few takers. In fact, Germany faced a influx as friends and relatives and simply down and out individuals made their way to Germany and other parts of Europe. Many of these individuals wound up on Germany's very generous and stressed welfare system.
As a result, in addition to the spillover from Germany, there was an influx of poverty ridden immigrants from northern and southeast Africa as well as from the Middle East and Central Asia. Certainly, the collapse of the USSR didn't help either. The former USSR maintained tight control over a number of self-styled "Anonymous Republics" along its southern border running from Turkey to Pakistan which encompassed millions of individuals who lived in tribal communities. Another key factor was a major blunder by the Soviet Union---the invasion of Afghanistan. Russian political and military leaders supported the installation of a puppet regime just as the US had done in Vietnam and elsewhere. What the Russians apparently hadn't counted on was the resistance they would met from the Afghani people. US intelligence agencies and members of Congress and the military were delighted. In fact, just as Soviet Russia and Communist China had aided the North Koreans and North Vietnamese, as well as various other guerrilla insurgents throughout the world, the US would return the favor by arming, training, and financing the Afghani rebels. Through US encouragement, the resistance to the Russian invaders morphed from a nationalist war into a religious war.
This, it seems, was the spark which ignited our present situation, which led to two Gulf Wars (the first for the liberation of Kuwaiti oil and the royal family...err...I mean the Kuwaiti People...yeah, that's it) and the second to remove a neutered Saddam Hussein and install our own puppet government to manage the flow of Iraqi oil and gas and serve as a buffer state against the Iranians. There was the invasion of Afghanistan following the cowardly 9/11 attack to remove a repressive Taliban as well as the capture of Bin Laden and Al Qaeda leadership. Following US and Allied strategic failures, another attempt at the creation of a new counter-insurgent group, ISIS, backfired. Further policy failures resulted in the destabilization of neighboring Syria and the ongoing devastation that country is still experiencing. It is out of this cesspool, that has resulted in Europe's recent troubles (and soon to be coming to a country near you. Oh joy).
Why? Could it be for the same reason that those guilty of the attacks in Europe; the individual and gang rapes, beatings, and so forth are excused? Why is it that the German government officials in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, and elsewhere have been quick to blame or ignore the victims? Even when the local Imams proclaim that the Western women "deserved" it because they were alone, or not dressed properly (as they define it) or were wearing perfume and so forth. Why are government officials in England so quick to bow to threats from these individuals---forcing the English to comply? Same in Germany. Why? I have no doubt the Germans or Danish, Swedes, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians, French and others have the backbone to stand up for their countries, their families and their friends but certainly it appears their political leaders do not. I suppose if it happened to their wives, mothers, or daughters it might change their minds, but I doubt it. Liberalism works well when everyone is playing by the same rules, but clearly these individuals are not and don't intend to.
Race relations have plummeted, often over what appears to be manufactured events in some case and gross incompetence in others, while the corporate media dictates content and the "crisis-du-jure". In today's managed world, image is everything. We are facing the dual threat of unrestricted illegal immigration, 11 million and counting, while the Obama Regime vacillates from trying to rekindle the Cold War with Russia, invade Syria, and importing thousands of so-called "refugees" instead of creating a stable area within their own countries or asking our so-called Arab allies to open their largely empty refugee facilities which are capable of holding tens of thousands of refugees. I wonder why they haven't stepped up and offered?
What we need to realize and accept is that the world we knew pre-9/11 is forever gone just like Europe and the rest of the world following the end of World War One which saw the fall of three empires--Germany, Russia, Austro-Hungary, the crippling of three more---England, France, Ottoman (Turkey), the rise of the US and Japan and a restructuring of world military and economic power. We need to take stock of our values individually and as a nation just as Europe, Russia, and the rest of the world does. It's time we decide what really matters and act while there's still time.