If some countries aren’t shitholes, then why do people flee to the US?

Kit Daniels | – JANUARY 12, 2018

Notice how the anti-Trump media is more concerned about defending the “honor” of shithole countries than defending the rights of American citizens:

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Right-Wing Parties in Germany Make Gov’t Change Migration Policy – Analyst

Immigration in Germany has become a major issue as Angela Merkel attempts to renew a coalition agreement with the Social Democratic Party (SDP). While Merkel’s allies, the CSU, have been pushing for mandatory medical tests for minors seeking asylum, the move has been opposed by the SDP. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Dr. Werner Patzelt.


Dr. Werner Patzelt: Paper which came out of the negotiations about the new grand coalition I was really surprised seeing in the chapter on migration all those demands fulfilled which had been brought forward by the CSU of Bavaria and even of the AfD, including the age verification of the refugees.  One could say that the wrong policy approach of Chancellor Merkel and her earlier grand coalition in issues of immigration has been submitted to nearly a U-turn, and if this will really turn out as a new policy approach of Germany towards immigration this will be healthy for Germany’s integrative capacity and will have pacifying effect on the German society, which during the last years was in a process of polarization over migration issues.

Sputnik: It’s been two or three years since over a million refugees and asylum seekers were accepted into Germany, what effect can this major migration dispute in the country have on government policies, has there been a softening of policy in the last two, three years?

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Dr. Werner Patzelt: At the beginning of Germany’s openness, late in 2015, there was a lot of goodwill and a lot of illusions and the German inclination towards political romanticism has grown to a new climax, but already in 2016, some sobering experiences were made with refugees and migrants, and in the course of time incremental steps, governmental policy change, cultivating less illusions than in earlier times and in this paper which was published this morning on the new government and its policy, there is a clear statement that the situation like in late 2015 never shall happen again. Therefore illusions have been broken down, political romanticism has come to an end, the goodwill of German society has been overstretched to a certain degree and therefore, we have this U-turn of policy which I spoke of.

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Sputnik: In your view, what role do you think right wing parties will now play in Germany and what influence have they had on Germany’s policy making now?

Dr. Werner Patzelt: Well first of all, without the rise of the ring-wing populist party called AfD, this U-turn in migration politics never would have happened. The Christian Democrats know quite well that they are threatened by the rise of the AfD and the Social Democrats have started to understand that a passive approach towards immigration will nourish the future rise of the AfD. Therefore, the rise of German right-wing populism on the one hand will was a consequence of a wrong approach to migration and it is a cause of the modification, of the U-turn, in this policy and therefore you will see quite clearly that democracy works exactly as it ought to work.

Dr. Werner Patzelt, is a leading expert on right-wing movements and political science professor at the Technical University in Dresden.

Refugees are ‘Muslim invaders’ seeking better lives – Hungarian PM

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies.’

Asked in an interview with the German Bild newspaper why Budapest does not want to accept any refugees, Orban replied: “We don’t consider these people to be Muslim refugees.” Instead, the tough-talking politician said they were regarded as “Muslim invaders.”

Asylum seekers must cross four countries to reach Hungary from Syria, all of which are not as rich as Germany but are economically stable, the PM said. He was apparently referring to Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia – a common route for migrants heading for ‘wealthy’ Europe.

“So, they are not running for their lives [in these countries]. They are merely economic migrants seeking a better life,” Orban concluded. He stressed though, that he can only speak for the Hungarians and they “don’t want” immigration. In his view, the government simply can’t go against the will of the people.

Going further, the prime minister noted that no refugee wants to go to Portugal, for example, adding that the majority of asylum seekers simply wanted to live in prosperous Germany.

“The reason why people are in your country is not because they are refugees, but because they want a German life,” he said, describing the issue “politically” as a European problem but, “sociologically,” as a German problem.

Orban specifically targeted Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ‘open-door’ policy towards asylum seekers. “I’ve never understood how chaos, anarchy and illegal border crossings are viewed as something good in a country like Germany, which we view as the best example of discipline and the rule of law,” he said.

The recent wave of refugees reaching Europe is merely an invasion, according to Orban. “If someone wants to come to your house, he knocks on your door and asks: ‘Can we come in, can we stay?’ They [asylum seekers] didn’t do that, they crossed the border illegally,” he stated.

In the interview, he said that multiculturalism was only “an illusion,” as Christian and Muslim societies “will never unite.” According to the Hungarian leader, the presence of a large number of Muslims results in the appearance of “parallel societies.” No such situation exists in Budapest due to a low number of migrants, he said.

Orban, a harsh critic of migration and mandatory migrant quotas, has repeatedly cast doubt on the validity of migrants’ humanitarian plight. He once called asylum seekers “a Trojan horse for terrorism.” 

In September, Hungary claimed that fences on its borders with Croatia and Serbia had helped to cut the inflow of migrants by over 99 percent since 2015. The country’s border fence has been repeatedly criticized by other European states, as well as by EU politicians, but Budapest has resisted pressure to remove it.

Last month, Budapest, along with Poland and the Czech Republic, defended its “right” to reject EU-imposed refugee quotas amid pressure from the European Commission.  Despite repeated EC warnings, the three countries continue to pursue a course of non-compliance, arguing that migrants pose a direct threat to the public’s security.

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By Ben Marquis, Conservative Tribune, December 20, 2017:

As the flood of refugees fleeing jihadist-filled war zones in the Middle East and North Africa have poured into Europe over the past few years, Germany has served as the final destination for a substantial number of them.

According to Reuters, Germany witnessed an 8.5 percent increase in their migrant population in 2016, placing the total number of residents in the country with an immigrant background at approximately 18.6 million people.

The Federal Statistics Office noted that roughly one-fifth of the German population — about 22.5 percent — were either first or second generation migrants with one or less parents of Germanic heritage.

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ISIS threatens attacks on US soil over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has threatened attacks in the United States in retaliation for Donald Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to one of the terrorist group’s social media accounts.


The message was relayed on an account on the Telegram instant message service. In that message, IS said it would carry out operations in the US, showing photos of New York’s Times Square and what appeared to be an explosive belt and detonator.

Calling the US president a “dog,” the message promised a response to that decision by “recognizing explosives” as the capital of the United States, Reuters reported.

Trump announced his formal recognition of the ancient city as the Jewish state’s capital last week. “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering,” he said.

The move prompted anger across the Muslim world, along with criticism from most EU states, Russia and China.

On Wednesday, Hamas renewed its call for a new infitada, or uprising: “The Hamas movement has called on the Palestinian people to face the Israeli occupation and adopt the blessed intifada option against it and against the American decision on Jerusalem,” Hamas spokesperson Abdullatif Al Qanoua told RT.

Meanwhile, Iran’s defense minister said Trump’s decision would speed up the destruction of Tehran’s arch rival: “(Trump‘s) move will hasten the destruction of the Zionist regime [Israel] and will double unity among Muslims,” Brigadier General Hatami told a meeting of senior military officials Monday, as cited by various Iranian media outlets.


‘Day of Rage’ protests were called in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem following Trump’s announcement, leading to hundreds being injured. Others demonstrated in Asian capitals and in Europe, with Israeli flags being burned in Berlin.

In an emergency UN Security Council meeting following the decision, British ambassador Matthew Rycroft said the UK “disagrees” with Trump’s decision, while France said it “regrets” the move. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also stressed that Berlin “does not support” Trump’s decision, while EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the European Union would continue to recognize the “international consensus” on Jerusalem.

However, the US remains steadfast, with US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley stating on Sunday that “the sky hasn’t fallen” following Trump’s decision. She insisted that the move was the “right thing to do” and that it’s “just reality” that Jerusalem is indisputably the capital of Israel.

Haley also stated during the emergency meeting that only the United States – not the other 14 nations comprising the council – has credibility when it comes to mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

IDF says 2 rockets launched from Gaza amid violent protests over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on December 7, 2017 © Abbas Momani / AFP

At least two rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory, but failed to reach its targets, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said. The incident comes amid ongoing violent mass protests over the US decision on Jerusalem.


News of the rocket launches first popped up on Israeli smartphone apps asking for those in cities near the Gaza strip to stay alert. The IDF later confirmed at least two missiles were fired from the Gaza Strip “towards the State of Israel,” but failed to strike its intended targets.

Later Thursday, the IDF struck two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip. The IDF said the strikes were in retaliation to rocket launches from the enclave earlier. Israel used the Air Force and a tank in its strike, the IDF said.


A local Salafist group called the Al-Tawheed Brigade claimed responsibility for the missile launches, the Jerusalem Post reported. However, the IDF has repeatedly stated that it holds Hamas responsible for all hostile activities targeting Israel which emanates from Gaza.

The attack came amid ongoing mass protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which engulfed some regions of the occupied West Bank as well as the Gaza Strip. More than thirty Palestinians were injured by gunfire and rubber bullets from the IDF in the protests Thursday, medical sources told Reuters.

Protesters were throwing rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops while burning US and Israeli flags.

In the West Bank cities of Hebron and Al-Bireh, the protest rallies were attended by thousands of demonstrators who chanted, “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine.” In the cities of Ramallah, Tul Karm, and Nablus, also located in the West bank, hundreds of protesters were burning pictures and effigies of Trump as well as throwing stones at security forces.

In Ramallah and the Gaza Strip, angry protesters were defacing and burning US flags. According to Israeli media, the demonstrators were also chanting, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

In response, Israeli troops used “riot-dispersal gear,” a military spokeswoman told journalists. The clashes left four people injured, 20 by gunfire and 20 more by rubber bullets. Israeli security forces also fired tear gas at the protesters.

An RT Arabic producer was injured in one incident in Ramallah when Israeli troops used tear gas to disperse protesters. The producer lost consciousness following the tear gas attack and was hospitalized.

In the Gaza Strip, dozens of angry protesters gathered near the border fence with Israel and hurled rocks at Israeli soldiers on the other side. Soldiers responded with gunfire, injuring at least seven people, as reported by Reuters.

The IDF meanwhile announced that additional troops would be deployed to the areas affected by the mass protests as part of “the IDF’s readiness for possible developments.” In the view of a “situational assessment by the IDF General Staff,”the Israeli army “decided that a number of battalions will reinforce the area of [the West Bank], as well as combat intelligence and territorial defense units,” the IDF said, as cited by the Times of Israel.

Israeli police also announced that it would deploy additional officers to Jerusalem. Police “are prepared for an immediate operational response to a wide range of scenarios if necessary,” a police spokesperson said. At the same time, protests in the city were reported to be non-violent.

Earlier, Palestinian Islamist group Hamas called for a new uprising against Israel following the US decision. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the US move “deplorable.” He also travelled to Jordan to meet King Abdullah II to discuss the rapidly developing issue.

Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, in a move that almost immediately triggered large scale protests across the Middle East. Palestinians called for three days of rage against the controversial move. Anti-US protests were also held in Jordan and even in Turkey, a US NATO ally.

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The US decision also provoked concerns among world leaders, with many denouncing the move. Egypt and Jordan said Wednesday that they reject the declaration. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Trump’s announcement disregards the 1980 UN resolution on the status of Jerusalem and threatened to cut ties with Israel. Saudi Arabia called the step “irresponsible and unwarranted.”

Even traditional US allies in Europe were reluctant to support Washington. On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would “stick to the relevant UN resolutions,” which “make clear that the status of Jerusalem needs to be negotiated as part of negotiations on a two-state solution for Israel.” Earlier, the chancellor made clear that Germany will not support Trump in his decision on Jerusalem.

Over 200 flights canceled as German pilots refuse to deport rejected asylum seekers

Protest against deporting migrants who were denied asylum at Duesseldorf Airport. © Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters

Pilots in Germany are refusing to deport rejected asylum seekers, leading to the cancelation of more than 200 flights.


A freedom of information request revealed that 222 scheduled flights were forced to be canceled over the course of 2017 as pilots refused to play a part in returning people to Afghanistan, which is still reeling from years of occupation by Western forces.

Deutsche Welle reports that 140 of the canceled flights were to take off from Frankfurt Airport, which is the largest in the country. Dusseldorf Airport, where activist groups regularly hold demonstrations against deportation, saw 40 flights canceled.

An anti-deportation protester is denied entry into Duesseldorf Airport. © Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters

Despite a recent increase in deportations, Germany remains by far the most popular destination in the European Union for refugees and migrants. In 2017, it processed more asylum applications than all other EU countries combined.

The most recent statistics from the immigration office reveal Germany has accepted nearly 170,000 asylum seekers this year. It has also rejected approximately 210,000, however nearly half of those decisions have been appealed and about 25 percent of them have been overturned.

People protest against the deportation of refugees at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

In order to reduce the number of appeals and speed up the deportations the German Interior Ministry has started offering rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 (US$3,550) to return to their countries of origin.

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The new program, dubbed ‘Your country. Your future. Now!’ promises generous payouts to those who decide to return voluntarily. Families are eligible for up to €3,000 and individuals for up to €1,000.