German Chancellor Angela is telling Turks in Germany to develop a high level of loyalty. The admonishment sounds like a kindergarten teacher preaching to her kids to play nice.
In related news, Jean-Claude Juncker repeated Merkel’s ill-fated message from a year ago, welcoming all refugees. He is seriously out of touch with voter reality given events of the past year.
Please consider Merkel Tells Turks in Germany to ‘Develop a High Level of Loyalty’.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Germany’s Turkish population to “develop a high level of loyalty” to their new homeland, in the latest sign of political concern about divided allegiances in the Turkish community.
She also warned both supporters and opponents of the authoritarian Turkish president to avoid stirring political violence. “The freedom of thought and of holding demonstrations is valid in Germany for everybody who lives here, but of course all their differences of opinion must be argued out peacefully.”
Ms Merkel’s unusually tough message is clearly designed to give her conservative CDU party a boost in two regional elections next month — in rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Berlin — where the rightwing anti-migration, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany is gaining ground.
But it also reflects government fears about political radicalisation among the country’s 3m ethnic Turks, who are split roughly 50-50 between German and Turkish citizens. The political controversy could complicate Ms Merkel’s efforts to keep in place the EU-Turkey refugee pact, which is under growing criticism in Germany for the concessions made to Mr Erdogan, including the soft-pedalling of criticism of his post-coup crackdown.
I fail to see how message telling kids or adults to play nice is tough at all. Then again we are talking about someone who welcomed refugees with open arms.
Arms Open Wide
Meanwhile Jean-Claude Juncker goes out his his way at every opportunity to prove what an idiot he is. Juncker says “Borders Are The Worst Invention Ever Made By Politicians”
ZeroHedge notes the border BS starts near the 10 minute mark.
In a sense, I sympathize. However, you either need borders or you need to stop free handouts. In addition there are legitimate terrorist concerns.
Juncker remains a foolish and a drunken liability to Merkel. Yet, she puts up with him.
A week before the Brexit referendum, a drunk Juncker made a fool out of himself on the world stage.
Drunken Juncker Video
If the clip does not play you can catch it at ‘Drunk’ EU Chief Junker Face Slaps World Leaders at Summit in Resurfaced Viral Video.
It’s widely known that Juncker is a drunk liar. He confessed to being a liar himself.
Other than being a pompous buffoon, Jean-Claude Juncker is most famous for his statement “When it becomes serious, you have to lie“.
I expected Merkel would have found a way to have gotten rid of this clown by now. But I was wrong.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock