Saturday, February 13, 2016
'Refugee flood' 'a near existential threat to Europe': Kerry.
'Refugee flood' 'a near existential threat to Europe': Kerry. (DS).
MUNICH, Germany: The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a "near existential threat" to the continent, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.
"We are facing the gravest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II," he said at the Munich Security Conference, which has been dominated by the Syrian conflict which is driving the mass flight.
"The United States understands the near existential nature of this threat to the politics and fabric of life in Europe," he told the meeting.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Saturday that the view in Paris is "not favorable" to Berlin's call for a permanent quota system to distribute more refugees across the EU, adding that France had already agreed to take in 30,000 refugees.
Kerry said about the refugee influx: "We are not saying, 'This is your problem, not ours'. This is our problem."
"And that is why we are joining now and enforcing a NATO mission to close off a key access route," he said of an alliance naval surveillance mission off Turkey and Greece.
"And we will join you in other ways to stem this tide because of the potential of its damage to the fabric of a united Europe," said Kerry. Hmmmm.........A hardly mentioned fact is that the *Immigration minister of Germany is a TURKISH descent Moslima.....I can't help wondering if she's close to Erdogan's AKP party. Read the full story here.
* Her brothers Yavuz Özoğuz and Gürhan Özoğuz, both staunch and avowed admirers of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Hizballah, run the Islamist internet site Muslim-Markt. Aydan Özoğuz distanced herself from her brothers on their radical Islamist viewpoints in a newspaper interview in October 2011