It’s not like we haven’t been warning about this over the past decade.
alien invasion of europe: now a deluge
The Italian navy rescued 3,000 “migrants” aboard more than a dozen boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday. Like hundreds of thousands of others before them, they were taken to Europe for de facto permanent settlement. At the same time, any semblance of border control along the southeastern land route has collapsed. Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia’s border also on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and used batons in a futile bid to stem their flow. So much for Macedonia declaring a state of emergency on August 20 and announcing that it was sealing its borders.
In July over 50,000 persons from the Middle East and Afghanistan are estimated to have reached Greece’s extended coastline by boat from Turkey. The Turks have done nothing to impede their initial entry from Syria and Iraq, followed by a long transit across Anatolia and departure by sea. The Greeks have been chartering ships to take them from the inundated Aegean islands to Salonika, and facilitated their transit further north.
“Tell Brussels we are coming, no matter what,” 32-year-old Saeed from Syria said. This is not an idle boast. For weeks illegal aliens had been pouring across the border into Macedonia at a rate of some 2,000 per day en route to Serbia, where up to 8,000 reached the southern border town of Preševo this past weekend. Their next target is Hungary, and from there the promised land of Europe’s welfare havens further west.
Hungary is the only country in the region with the political will to act decisively. For the past six weeks it has been constructing a 13 ft tall steel and barbed wire fence along its 110-mile-long border with Serbia. This has prompted a barrage of criticism from Brussels and from various bleeding-heart NGOs, but the decision is very popular among most ordinary Hungarians. When the fence is finished at the end of August it is possible that some of the influx will shift west, to Croatia. Luckily for the government in Zagreb, most of the border with Serbia is formed by the Danube (85 miles) which is hard to cross. The land section (70 miles) is in flat, partly marshy land. Another possibility is that the refugee wave will shift east, to Bulgaria and Romania, but that route is unattractive to the migrants because it takes them physically away from the intended destination in Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia.