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Saturday, July 30, 2016
"Polish Experts: ‘Europe is at The End of its Existence. Western Europe is Practically Dead’
Breibart News By Oliver JJ Lane July 30, 2016
Speaking to Polish television, a former member of Poland’s counter-terror police and an academic expert on information warfare and terrorism have articulated their concern about the intellectual and spiritual collapse of European civilization, remarking it is “at the end of its existence”.
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBS) officer Jacek Wrona and military history academic Dr. Rafał Brzeski were guests on the Polish TVP Info programme discussing the Munich shooting in which nine were killed, and were forced to conclude it was a symptom of the end of European Civilisation. Information warfare expert Dr. Brzeski rejected the suggestion in German media that the Munich killer — an 18 year old Muslim — was mad, pointing out the killing had “an element of planning”, reports wPolityce.
As for the treatment of the attack in the mainstream media, the academic said it was a case of the “ministry of propaganda at work… it is self-censorship. There is nothing worse than self-censorship in journalism”. Rejecting the reluctance of mainstream media to recognize the killings as a terrorism, he said: “this is definitely an act of terror… the execution of an act of terrorism. He was setting out to scare people, and that is an act of terror”.
Prempting the emergency press conference held by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in which she said her government stood by its policies and decisions which helped create the migrant crisis, and recognising the frustration of the German people with this approach, the academic remarked: “The Germans have had enough of this, which does not mean the government has had enough. These are two different approaches”.
Former specialist counter-terror police officer Mr. Wrona expressed his deep concerns for the future of Europe on the back of a summer of terror attacks across France and Germany. Noting the phenomenon of free movement of people across Europe which has effectively meant free movement of illegal ex-Soviet weapons from Eastern to Western Europe, the security expert said: “The whole Balkans are flooded with weapons, and from the Balkans have come two million people.
“Together with them came arms dealers, gangsters, drug dealers. Buying a Kalashnikov [Soviet automatic rifle] in Bosnia and Herzegovina is as it was with us after the war. You can buy one for peanuts”.
But the free flow of guns and grenades West is not the main problem Europe faces said the officer. Pointing to the existential crisis of a lack of faith and confidence, Mr. Wrona said: “The worst problem for [the police service] is political correctness… Europe is at the end of its existence. Western Europe is practically dead. These people live in a void, without ideas. And then come along the young, who [only want] to make money, as once did the barbarians”.
Polish politicians and public figures have consistently been at the forefront of robust responses to the Europe migrant crisis. Breitbart London reported the remarks of Poland’s interior minister Mariusz Blaszczak after the Islamist Nice attacks that saw 84 killed this month when he said multiculturalism, immigration, and political correctness were responsible for the killing. Earlier this year popular Polish magazine wSIECI splashed on the “Islamic rape of Europe” with a graphic front cover which was shared around the world as mainstream media reacted in horror to the frank discussion of the “clash of two civilisations in the countries of old Europe”.
Briebart News by Virgina Hale July 28, 2016
Pope Francis demanded Poland “overcome fear” and open their borders to Muslim migrants who are “fleeing wars and hunger”. The pontiff claimed wars are nothing to do with religion as “all religions want peace”.
As Europe is beset almost daily by Islamic terror attacks, the Pope chastised Poland’s government for refusing to accept thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. He said opening the country’s borders would take “great wisdom and compassion”.
Headlining World Youth Day in Krakow the pontiff said that many Poles had emigrated, and so urged the country to understand why migrants are now arriving in Europe. He said: “We must not be afraid to say the truth, the world is at war because it has lost peace.
Alluding to Poles’ reluctance to accept Muslim migrants, the Pope declared that none of the conflict in the world is related to religion in any way.
He said: “When I speak of war I speak of wars over interests, money, resources, not religion. All religions want peace, it’s the others who want war.”
Seventy per cent of Poles don’t want their nation to accept Muslim migrants.
Pope Francis urged Poland to welcome migrants “fleeing” from a number of things including “hunger” and the lack of “fundamental rights”.
He told the crowd in Krakow: “You need a willingness to accept people fleeing from wars and hunger; solidarity with people deprived of their fundamental rights, including freedom and safety to profess their faith.”
While Poles hold their countryman Pope John Paul II in great respect, the current pontiff has alienated many in the country. Journalist Katarzyna Wisniewska wrote that for a Catholic country, Poland is in an unusual position with Pope Francis’ visit. “Nobody here is waiting for the Pope,” she stated.
In Poland’s edition of Newsweek magazine, Jaroslaw Makowski wrote: “It is no secret that the message of Francis is ignored by the Polish clergy.”
Speaking about the Pope’s message, Polish politician Beata Kempa remarked that the country is already rehousing refugees from Donbass, the heavily-shelled region of Ukraine. The head of the Prime Minister’s Office also pointed out that Poland has more than a million economic migrants.
Asked whether the government would “follow the teachings of the Pope” and open Poland’s borders to migrants from the Middle East and Africa, Ms. Kempa noted that they are donating generously to causes like refugee camps in Jordan.
Aid to such camps is best, she argued, as migrants can be in “their natural environment, where they feel best. Where they will be able to get back, after the war, to their homes. This is most important.”
The Pope’s headline appearance at World Youth Day was overshadowed by news that Islamists in France had beheaded an 85 year old Catholic priest during morning mass.
Yesterday, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło called on Germany to “explain” the country being hit by “terror attacks on a daily basis”. Germany took in more than a million migrants in 2015, the majority of them Muslim.