Donald Trump claimed on June 18, that Germany’s leadership, and the leadership in other EU nations, caused the migrant-crisis that Europe is facing:
The US Government is clearly lying about this. The US Government itself caused this crisis that Europeans are struggling to deal with. Would the crisis even exist, at all, if the US had not invaded and tried to overthrow (and in some instances actually overthrown) the governments in Libya, Syria, and elsewhere — the places from which these migrants are escaping? The US Government, and a few of its allies in Europe (the ones who actually therefore really do share in some of the authentic blame for this crisis) caused this war and government-overthrow, etc., but Germany’s Government wasn’t among them, nor were many of the others in Europe. If the US Government had not led these invasions, probably not even France would have participated in any of them. The US Government, alone, is responsible for having caused these migrants. The US Government itself created this enormous burden to Europe, and yet refuses to accept these migrants that it itself had produced, by its having invaded and bombed to overthrow (among others) Libya’s Government, and then Syria’s Government, and by its aiding Al Qaeda in organising and leading and arming, jihadists from all over the world to come to Syria to overthrow Syria’s Government and to replace it with one that would be selected by the US regime’s key Middle Eastern ally, the Saud family, who own Saudi Arabia, including its Government, and who are determined to take over Syria. Trump blames Angela Merkel for — in essence — having been an ally of the US regime, a regime of aggression which goes back decades, and which Trump himself now is leading, instead of his ending, and of his restoring democracy to the United States, and, finally, thus, his restoring freedom (from America), and peace, to other nations, in Europe, and elsewhere (such as in Syria, Yemen, etc.).
Trump blames Merkel, not himself, his predecessor and not the US-politics — not the agencies who actually caused these migrants. Hypocrisy purer than that which Trump there expressed, cannot be imagined, and this hypocrisy comes from Trump now, no longer from Obama, who (in fact) caused the problem. As the 2016 study, An Overview of the Middle East Immigrants in the EU: Origin, Status Quo and Challenges states in its Abstract:
"EU has the most inhabited immigrant population; it has up to a population of 56 million foreign-born people. And due to the perennial war and chaos in the Middle East, the amount of relocated population in the region, especially the number of migrants, ranks the No.1 all over the world. … There are a large number of migrants and asylum seekers heading to EU countries; it can be divided into four stages. Since the Arab Spring, especially after the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, and the rise of the Islamic State in 2013, the whole EU area have experienced the biggest wave of migrants since World War II."
All of these invasions have been, and are, invasions of countries where the US regime demands regime-change. In order to understand the deeper source of this problem, one must understand, first, the US regime’s continuing obsession to conquer Russia after its communism and Warsaw Pact military alliance, had ended; second, one needs to understand the US regime’s consequent and consistent aim after the supposed end of the Cold War, to take over control of Russia’s allied countries, including not only those within the Soviet Union and its military Warsaw Pact, but also within the Middle East, especially Syria and Iran, and even countries such as Libya, where the leader was nominally Sunni but nonetheless friendly toward Russia.
Back at the start of the promised post-Cold-War period, in 1990, the US regime, under its then-President, George Herbert Walker Bush, privately and repeatedly agreed with the USSR regime, under its then-President Mikhail Gorbachev, to end the Cold War — agreed that NATO would not expand one inch to the east — that there would be no expansion of the US military alliance against the USSR (soon to become again Russia alone). The US regime’s promise was that NATO would not take in and add to NATO’s membership, any of the countries that then were either in the USSR’s military alliance the Warsaw Pact (Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania) or in the USSR itself other than Russia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan), except for the eastern part of Germany. The US regime simply lied. But the Russian Government followed through on all of its commitments. Russia was now trapped, by Gorbachev’s having trusted liars, whose actual goal turned out to be more conflicts, not peace.
Currently, the membership of NATO includes all of the former Warsaw Pact nations, and now the US regime aims to bring in also to NATO membership: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹ and Ukraine. Georgia and Ukraine are the first parts of the former USSR republics — not merely parts of the Warsaw Pact but parts now of the USSR itself — to join the anti-Russian military alliance, if either of them gets allowed in. The very possibility of this happening, goes beyond anything that the naive, trusting, Mikhail Gorbachev, would ever have imagined. He hadn’t the slightest idea of how evil was (and still is) America’s Deep State (that which controls America). But now we all know. History is clear and unambiguous on the matter.
The NATO mouthpiece, Brookings Institution, headlined on 15 November 2001, NATO Enlargement: Moving Forward; Expanding the Alliance and Completing Europe’s Integration and pretended that this expansion is being done in order to help Europeans, instead of to conquer Russia.
Ukraine has the longest of all European borders with Russia and so has been America’s top target to seize. But before seizing it, the US had tried in 2008 to turn Georgia against Russia, and the Georgian Mikheil Saakashvili was a key US agent in that effort. Saakashvili subsequently became involved in the violent coup that overthrew Ukraine’s Government in February 2014. Saakashvili organized the Georgian contingent of the snipers that were sent to Ukraine to shoot into the crowds on the Maidan Square and kill both police and demonstrators there, in such a way so that the bullets would seem to have come from the police (Berkut) and/or other forces of Ukraine’s democratically elected Government. The US regime has agents in all regions of the former Russia-affiliated bloc — not only in Western Europe. Obama’s coup to grab Ukraine away from its previous neutrality and to make it immediately a neo-Nazi rabidly anti-Russian country, has destroyed Ukraine — not only from the standpoint of the EU, but (and click on the link if you don’t already know this) from the standpoint of the Ukrainian people themselves. Who wouldn’t want to leave there? Europe has migrants from the Ukrainian operation too, not only (though mainly) from the Middle Eastern ones.
Europe’s enemy isn’t Russia’s aristocracy, but America’s aristocracy: the billionaires who control America’s transnational corporations, not the billionaires who control Russia’s international corporations — it is specifically America’s billionaires; it is the people who control the US Government; these, and no Russians at all, are the actual decision-makers, who are behind bringing down Europe. In order for Europe to win, Europeans must know whom their real enemies are.
The root of the problem is in the US, Europe’s now fake ally. Today’s America isn’t the America of the Marshall Plan. The US Government has since been taken over by organised Crime. And they want to take over the world. Europe’s refugee-crisis is simply one of the consequences. In fact, Obama had started, by no later than 2011, to plan these regime-change operations, in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine. But, in any case, none of the regime-change operations that caused the current unprecedented flood of migrants into Europe started because of what Europe’s leaders did (other than their cooperating with the US regime).
Today’s American Government is Europe’s enemy, no friend at all, to the peoples of Europe. Trump’s blaming this crisis on Europe’s leaders isn’t just a lie; it is a slanderous one. And this fact is separate from Trump’s similar slanderous lie against the migrants themselves.
On May 8, Germany’s Die Welt had headlined Number of crimes falls to lowest level since 1992 and reported that Germany’s Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, announced the 2017 national crime statistics, and he said, Germany has become safer, the safest in the last 30 years. Seehofer happens to be a member of Chancellor Merkel’s Administration who is angling to replace her as Chancellor by appealing to the strong anti-migrant portion of their own party, but even he had to admit, essentially, that the anti-migrant slur that Trump subsequently made on June 18 is a bald lie; it is even the exact opposite of the truth. Trump’s tweeted comment then was a lying slander not only against Merkel and other European leaders, but also against the migrants that the US-politics itself had produced. How depraved is that?
The refugee crisis isn’t due to the migrants themselves; and it’s not due to Europe’s leaders; it is due to the almost constantly lying US regime — the people who actually control America’s Government and America’s international corporations. On June 21, Manlio Dinucci at Global Research headlined The Circuit of Death in the Enlarged Mediterranean and he opened by saying, The politico-media projectors, focussed as they are on the migratory flow from south to north across the Mediterranean, are leaving other Mediterranean flows in the dark — those moving from north to south, comprised of military force and weapons. But the world’s biggest international exporter of weapons is the US, not the EU; and this is what is being ignored, on both sides of the Atlantic.
On 7 August 2015, I headlined The US Is Destroying Europe and reported that:
"In Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and other countries at the periphery or edges of Europe, US President Barack Obama has been pursuing a policy of destabilization, and even of bombings and other military assistance, that drives millions of migrants out of those peripheral areas and into Europe, thereby adding fuel to the far-right wing fires of anti-migrant rejectionism, and of resultant political destabilization, throughout Europe, not only on its peripheries, but even as far away as in northern Europe."
All this is still today the political paradigm of the US. The real problem isn’t across the Mediterranean; it is across the Atlantic, there’s where Europe’s real enemy is.
How the US creates a crisis
Strategic Culture Foundation
Eric Zuesse — June 24, 2018
RT News Drone view: Refugees & migrants on march through Slovenian fields after camp burns down.
(October 22, 2015)
Drone video shows migrants’ boat arrival. (September 23, 2015)