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Regarding the terrible plan to have them take over Greek islands

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Submitted by Anon (Israel), Aug 2, 2016 at 15:57

Instead of having the EU feel it's caught between a rock and a hard place, why does Europe not immediately announce that it doesn't recognize Syrians (and others) coming from a safe country (like Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey) to require asylum.

Even without this step, merely announcing that anyone coming this way will not receive even one euro from Germany (or any EU country) would do a great deal to reduce Turkey's leverage. They can advertise it just as Australia did a few years ago, promising no even one will stay in Australia. They can set up refugee centers, which give no money, in the middle of nowhere for whomever comes anyway.

The billions of euros they spend on wefare for these asylum seekers incentivises the process.

Dr. Pipes, can't you suggest this to anyone, alongside making a deal with Egypt to take in those who do get through to Europe? I remember I suggested Egypt over Turkey and you found that an attractive prospect.

Without cutting off the financial incentive, they'll continue wanting to come.

Imagine if it were Turkey promising any Iraqi, Syrian, Afghan a handsome payment every month for crossing to Europe + finding them an apartment, spending tens of billions for this purpose. Well, it's the EU doing it.


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In effect, this is what the Europeans are coming around to this suggestion by placing ads in Middle Eastern newspapers telling how lousy it will be in Denmark, waring them about sexual practices in the Netherlands, threatening to take jewelry from migrants, and even this plan to hole the migrants in Greek islands.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Regarding the terrible plan to have them take over Greek islands [212 words]
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AnonAug 2, 2016 15:57231153
Is no one in charge awake in Europe? [232 words]Charles MartelOct 6, 2015 16:35225486
They can make most of them leave by cutting off money for maybe 2% of them each month [32 words]AnonAug 2, 2016 16:34225486
Would the refugees ever go back [113 words]PrashantSep 24, 2015 19:35225355
but those Muslims sure are good at practicing "religion"! [11 words]Charles MartelSep 23, 2015 12:11225339
1The Saudis and Syrian refugees [40 words]dhimmi no moreSep 18, 2015 12:43225102
4Muslim refugees don't end their sufferings in the West [152 words]blertMay 20, 2015 18:55223443
1Former Immigration Requirement; Being Noncommunist [166 words]RobertOct 5, 2015 19:17223443
Please prove the New YOrk times piece is 'idiotic' [25 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
NickMay 19, 2015 05:23223413
1The US is not the world's dumping ground [49 words]Michael SJun 13, 2015 06:11223413

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