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.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.
I'd be all in on supporting that one. That's for sure. Win-win....a highly innovative proposal: Instead of Trump’s wall, they want to build a border of solar panels. “It would have a civilizing effect in a dangerous area,” they contend. “Since solar plants use security measures to keep intruders out, the solar border would serve as a de facto virtual fence, reducing porousness of the border while producing major economic, environmental and security benefits on both sides.” Such an installation, they continue, “would make trafficking drugs, arms and people all the more difficult for criminal cartels. In Mexico, the solar border would create a New Deal-like source of high-tech construction and technology jobs all along the border, which could absorb a significant number of would-be migrant workers on their way to cross into the U.S. illegally, at great physical risk.”
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?