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    Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    Is Merkel's fate now sealed? Is the EU now doomed? I think so.

    Weekend Roundup: The Berlin Attack Has Sealed The Political Fate Of Europe | The Huffington Post

    Europe was already reeling from major terror attacks in Brussels, Paris and Nice as well as Brexit and the defeat of the political establishment in the Italian referendum before this week. With anti-immigrant parties standing ambitiously in the wings waiting for events to further boost them into power, the worst thing that could have happened, the shoe waiting to drop, was a terror attack at Christmas time in Germany by an asylum-seeker linked to Islamist terror groups. It is just that which took place in Berlin this week.
    The article pivots, frequently, in rather ADD fashion, but here is a good point worth considering.

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    If the question is, do we need secure borders down South? I have to say yes. We do not want Latin America, with its drugs and high murder rates, coming here to the US. Who does? But, why not make that border economically smart?

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    Re: Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Is Merkel's fate now sealed? Is the EU now doomed? I think so.

    Weekend Roundup: The Berlin Attack Has Sealed The Political Fate Of Europe | The Huffington Post



    The article pivots, frequently, in rather ADD fashion, but here is a good point worth considering.



    I'd be all in on supporting that one. That's for sure. Win-win.

    If the question is, do we need secure borders down South? I have to say yes. We do not want Latin America, with its drugs and high murder rates, coming here to the US. Who does? But, why not make that border economically smart?
    As long as the virtual wall is privately owned, financed and operated

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    Re: Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    I would not go that far but I do think that this event and all the issues around it (for instance that the Germans failed to offload this Radical Islamic Terrorist because Tunisia refused to take him back) has cemented into place into opinion that the European security apparatus is not currently up to the job of dealing with the Muslims. I think is is also now clear to all that Merkel and the rest never factored in the long term security costs when they were doing their cost/benefit analysis of importing all of these Muslims, and that the European people are going to have to divert a lot of Euros towards internal security for as far as the eye can see. This money is going to have to come from someplace, which comes just as they are also wondering how they are going to deal with Americans insistance that they pay for more of their share of their military security costs, and as Germans are starting to notice that stuff like their schools have been underfunded for years and are falling into disrepair. There is not even in Germany enough money to spread around to deal with everything, there might just be a big crash in the future. For sure Merkel is headed for a crash, but she does not seem to see it yet.





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    Re: Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    I would not go that far but I do think that this event and all the issues around it (for instance that the Germans failed to offload this Radical Islamic Terrorist because Tunisia refused to take him back) has cemented into place into opinion that the European security apparatus is not currently up to the job of dealing with the Muslims. I think is is also now clear to all that Merkel and the rest never factored in the long term security costs when they were doing their cost/benefit analysis of importing all of these Muslims, and that the European people are going to have to divert a lot of Euros towards internal security for as far as the eye can see. This money is going to have to come from someplace, which comes just as they are also wondering how they are going to deal with Americans insistance that they pay for more of their share of their military security costs, and as Germans are starting to notice that stuff like their schools have been underfunded for years and are falling into disrepair. There is not even in Germany enough money to spread around to deal with everything, there might just be a big crash in the future. For sure Merkel is headed for a crash, but she does not seem to see it yet.





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    Her miscalculation is that she thinks these people will assimilate to German society and take care of the aging German population by become hard working Germans of a different religion. Man, the level of stupid it takes to believe that is off the charts.

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    Re: Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Her miscalculation is that she thinks these people will assimilate to German society and take care of the aging German population by become hard working Germans of a different religion. Man, the level of stupid it takes to believe that is off the charts.
    I bet the educated Jew isn't looking so bad after all

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    Re: Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Is Merkel's fate now sealed? Is the EU now doomed? I think so.

    Weekend Roundup: The Berlin Attack Has Sealed The Political Fate Of Europe | The Huffington Post



    The article pivots, frequently, in rather ADD fashion, but here is a good point worth considering.



    I'd be all in on supporting that one. That's for sure. Win-win.

    If the question is, do we need secure borders down South? I have to say yes. We do not want Latin America, with its drugs and high murder rates, coming here to the US. Who does? But, why not make that border economically smart?
    Because it's another liberal pipe dream. Sounds good in theory, a real bitch to maintain and enforce in practice.
    If it's a liberal inspired idea regarding security...it will be a cluster****.

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    As long as the virtual wall is privately owned, financed and operated
    With plenty of machine gun nests, to "protect" those solar panels!

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    Re: Was the Berlin Attack a Game-Changer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    I would not go that far but I do think that this event and all the issues around it (for instance that the Germans failed to offload this Radical Islamic Terrorist because Tunisia refused to take him back) has cemented into place into opinion that the European security apparatus is not currently up to the job of dealing with the Muslims. I think is is also now clear to all that Merkel and the rest never factored in the long term security costs when they were doing their cost/benefit analysis of importing all of these Muslims, and that the European people are going to have to divert a lot of Euros towards internal security for as far as the eye can see. This money is going to have to come from someplace, which comes just as they are also wondering how they are going to deal with Americans insistance that they pay for more of their share of their military security costs, and as Germans are starting to notice that stuff like their schools have been underfunded for years and are falling into disrepair. There is not even in Germany enough money to spread around to deal with everything, there might just be a big crash in the future. For sure Merkel is headed for a crash, but she does not seem to see it yet.


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    Spot on!

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Her miscalculation is that she thinks these people will assimilate to German society and take care of the aging German population by become hard working Germans of a different religion. Man, the level of stupid it takes to believe that is off the charts.
    I have to agree with you on this one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Militant_Vegan_ View Post
    I bet the educated Jew isn't looking so bad after all
    I bet you are right.

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