Standing their ground…

That’s what the AP is pushing about “migrants” waiting in Greece who Macedonia has decided not to allow into their country. Because you know, being interested in who’s coming into your country and having any control over your border is racist. From the AP propaganda narrative news story:

Through the coils of razor wire and a fence that stretches across green fields, the gathered people can see what has become a forbidden land — Macedonia and its still-snow-capped mountains, the route they had hoped to take on their journey northward through the Balkans to the more prosperous heartland of Europe.

It’s not forbidden land, you just need a passport like any racist, xenophobic European would need to enter. The author, Idyli Tsakiri, has already admitted that the reason that these “migrants” are heading for Europe isn’t safety but it’s rather about who gives away the most free stuff.

The gate in the fence has been sealed for nearly a month to the thousands of refugees and other migrants whose desperate dash across the continent left Europe scrambling for a coherent response to its largest refugee crisis since World War II. The decision that eventually came was to close the western Balkan route, stranding more than 51,000 people in Greece, the vast majority of them war refugees.

Gaining control of your borders sounds like a coherent response to me. Perhaps the author would be willing to take some migrants into their own home?

“Despite the closure, more than 11,000 remain in what was once a transit camp near the village of Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border. The camp has long since overflowed, with men, women and children enduring deplorable conditions in howling winds and pouring rain for days and weeks.”

Deplorable conditions; how exactly? The author never describes how in any detail.

While hundreds have boarded buses heading to other, more organized camps that Greek authorities have been frantically setting up across the country, many insist they will not leave. They still hope against hope — and against all indications — that Europe will relent and reopen the borders.

Why don’t European countries just accept unlimited immigration from the Middle East and Africa when countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Iran take in no one?

‘I don’t know what will happen. I am confused a little, like everyone here,’ said Ahmad, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer from Daraa in Syria who would not give his surname to protect his family. Having fled Syria about two months ago, he has been in Idomeni for roughly 40 days and says he doesn’t want to move to another camp.

‘I am comfortable here in a big tent. The other camps will be the same. So I just wait here.’

This guy isn’t complaining and is even comfortable; what’s deplorable about his conditions again?

His dream is the same as those of countless others who have passed through these fields. ‘To have a safe life, in a safe country without any troubles.’

He hopes to find a job, preferably in engineering, in whichever country he ends up in. ‘My town was destroyed. There is nothing left in Syria. There is no safe place for us left right now.’

Did he think of defending his country before he left? Why not start over in Greece since he’s already there? Is Greece not safe enough for him or does it not have enough welfare benefits?

On Thursday, one farmer turned up with his tractor and started plowing by the tents as small children played in the field.

‘I need to plow my field. Not somebody else’s field, mine! I have a business with 70-80 calves, I want to produce (food for them), feed them, because, financially, I can’t take this anymore,’ said Lazaros Oulis after the police stopped him.

‘I told some NGOs here that I would give them a couple of acres so they could build two large sheds and I could save the rest of my field, nobody paid attention to me,’ he said. ‘I don’t have a problem with the (refugee) families, no problem at all. I could have been in their place. But I, also, have obligations.’

Obviously, this thougtkriminal needs to realize that his farm isn’t his land anymore; it belongs to all of us.

Some of the refugees pointed out that Oulis had set up a canteen in the camp but that his business had now dropped off as other canteens had appeared with better prices. Still, they showed understanding for his complaint.

‘He is right, I say that he is right because it’s his land.’ said 32-year-old Syrian Reshal Hamdo.

‘We don’t know what we will do, this is not our country, it’s not our land.’

At least a few of the refugees admit that they can’t do whatever they want to.

‘The situation here … it’s reasonable. It’s safe, and the general atmosphere is great,’ said Saleh Abdi, a 23-year-old from the Syrian capital, Damascus, hoping to reach his 15-year-old brother who made it to the Netherlands. ‘So I don’t want them to move me to another place. … Here I am free. Nobody can tell me to do this or that.’

What about the camps is deplorable again?

‘Another plan, to try from another country,’ he said. ‘Possibly one of the smugglers. There is no other choice.’

Is Greece not safe? This man just said it was. Is it not a choice to help Greece?

His little brother has told him of a wonderful life in the Netherlands, and he prays the borders will open so he can rejoin him.

‘We hope. … I always depend on my God and my God won’t let me down. … I put all my power in my God. So I think, I hope, the border will be open.’

I’m sure that Allah will grant this man victory over the infidels.

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Of course, some thoughtcriminals thought they had the right to dissenting opinions:

Arpad

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