I thought diversity was our greatest strength?
If so, why is Lukashenko the bad guy for giving the EU more of it?
It just doesn’t make sense.
The European Union has accused Belarus of attacking the bloc with Iraqi migrants by forcing them to cross the borders into Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.
European leaders had accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of not only orchestrating and facilitating migrant flows, but of flying migrants directly from Iraq to Minsk and marching them to Belarus’s borders with European Union member-states, allegedly to blackmail the bloc which has clashed with the former Soviet territory since its disputed election.
Lithuania, a small Baltic nation of around 2.8 million, has seen 4,100 illegals cross from Belarus so far this year — more than 50 times that arrived in 2020. Earlier this month, Lithuania ordered its border guards to repel all attempts at illegal entry, with force if necessary.
The country’s border guard agency released footage alleging to show Belarusian riot police forcing migrants to cross the border into Lithuania, according to Sky News, with the current presidency of the Council of the European Union calling it “aggressive behaviour”.
The EU president continued that it is “unacceptable and amounts to a direct attack aimed at destabilising and pressurising the EU.
“The European Union will need to further consider its response to these situations in order to increase its effectiveness and to deter any future attempts to instrumentalise illegal migration in this manner.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime minister of fellow Baltic nation Estonia, Kaja Kallas, accused President Lukashenko further, asserting that what was happening on the border was “no refugee crisis”, but “a hybrid attack on the European Union”.
It sounds like Lukashenko is trying to make his enemies stronger.
Why would he do something like that?
He must be… completely insane.