Greece has announced plans to build a controversial new wall along its 128 mile-long land border with Turkey to keep out Muslim illegal aliens.
UK TELEGRAPH–”The Greek public has reached its limit in taking in illegal immigrants. We are absolutely determined on this issue. Greece can’t take it anymore.” (Nor should they have to, let Muslim countries take care of their own garbage)
Christos Papoutsis, a Greek interior minister, insisted the wall was necessary after Brussels intervened last year to prevent an immigration crisis by sending in an elite taskforce of border guards to protect the frontier between Greece and Turkey, the EU’s most insecure boundary. He compared the planned barrier to the 650-mile fence along sections of the United-States-Mexico border.
Critics said the planned wall would be viewed as a symbol of widespread opposition, led by France, Germany and Greece, to Turkish EU membership and an emblem of a new Christian-Muslim divide between West and East. (As it should. Turkey must never be allowed into the EU)
”It is easy to imagine how a permanent structure would quickly symbolise the anti-Turkish camp or give the impression of a fortress Christian Europe that wants to keep Muslims out,” said a European diplomat. “Putting up fences would not be helpful at a time when it is more important to build bridges.” (No, building bridges is a terrible idea when its Muslims on the other end)
The first stage unveiled yesterday was a proposed a 10-foot high, eight mile long trial wall by a weak entry point on the Turkish border, near the Evros river and the town of Orestidada, that was overwhelmed by immigrants last October.
Arrests of illegal immigrants entering Greece from Turkey increased five-fold, to 31,219, in the first nine months of 2010, the only EU land border to show a rise.
Frontex, the EU’s border agency, has estimated that the Greek-Turkey border is responsible for up to 90 per cent of illegal immigration, mainly from Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Two weeks ago, the European Commission said it will extend, until March, the deployment of 175 armed EU border guards and criticised Greece for conditions in its detention centres, described as “inhuman” and “degrading” by the UN late last year .(Who cares, they are criminal aliens invading another country)
”These measures could just be short-term when Greece, in particular, needs to reform in order to better manage their borders,” said a Commission official.
Turkish foreign ministry officials have reacted angrily to the suggestion that illegal immigration is caused by Turkey.
”We are actively fighting against such attempts. Each year thousands of people are caught in Turkey’s territories before passing the border to Greece. This is an international issue and needs international action,” said an official.