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Old March 3rd, 2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Europe is building more fences to keep people out

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After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, various pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud.

This summer Hungary drew international criticism for a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary's 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria and help break the Iron Curtain. Hungary hoped that this fence would stem the flow of migrants and refugees traveling through Hungary on what has been referred to as the West Balkans route into the European Union.

Many outsiders were appalled. "We have only recently taken down walls in Europe," European Union spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said when news of the fence spread in June. "We should not be putting them up."

Despite the outrage, Hungary's wall was apparently a success. Not only did the country extend its fence along its border with Croatia, other countries appear to be following its example. Slovenia has also proposed a fence along its border with Croatia, and Austria has taken the more remarkable move of beginning to build a fence along parts of its border with Slovenia a move which would mean that a fence had been built inside Europe's border-control-free Schengen Area.

One police chief even suggested that Germany needed to build a fence along its border with Austria, although he was swiftly criticized by Chancellor Angela Merkel's office.

Hungary wasn't the first European nation to build a wall in recent years. This summer, Bulgaria announced its own plan for a border fence that will eventually span 100 miles of its border with southern neighbor Turkey, although Reuters notes that migrants and refugees continue to enter the country at an unprecedented rate. Bulgaria's wall sits not too far from a wall built by Greece in 2012. This wall, constructed with the intent of keeping out migrants and refugees crossing from Turkey, pales in comparison to the more recent walls. It covers just 6.5 miles of land border with Turkey (barriers were put up along the Evros River as well) and failed to stop the growing number of migrants who reached Greece by boat.
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Europe sure sounds racist.
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Sounds like Europe is paying the price for decades of failed US policies, the worst act being the Iraq invasion.

Why don't they just mow 'em down when they're in those way overpacked boats?

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Did they adopt the welfare state from us?
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Did they adopt the welfare state from us?
Europe?

The Europeans do some stuff on their own, like the Large Hadron Collicer, and welfare states.
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The Europeans do some stuff on their own, like the Large Hadron Collicer, and welfare states.
Oh, ok.
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Oh, ok.
Have you heard of the apparitions hanging around the LHC?
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Sounds like Europe is paying the price for decades of failed US policies, the worst act being the Iraq invasion.
The reason this nation exist is because of failed European policies for centuries.

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Why don't they just mow 'em down when they're in those way overpacked boats?
Or dump them off onto an island to process their reunification with their own nation.
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The reason this nation exist is because of failed European policies for centuries....
Well, then it's only fair to subject Europeans to the results of our failed policies.
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Well, then it's only fair to subject Europeans to the results of our failed policies.
Payback is a bitch. We ain't done yet. Europe better watch out.
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Payback is a bitch. We ain't done yet. Europe better watch out.
You embrace the very reasons why the US is set for a big fall. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
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