… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: What I like about Putin the most is he is a class act compared to the groveling political air bags we too often find in the West.
Some might define Trump as a blustering version, but he is a groveling one too, because he will say stupid things just to get attention. That shows a desperation in the man, and a danger.
Putin does not pretend to know the solution to the EU immigration mess, but he knows the big EU social benefits are a huge magnet, and that is all he has to say. Then he dumps it right back into the EU’s lap to solve.
For Putin to have told Europe how to fix it…well that would have been Trumpish. We will never see Putin using early morning Twitter bombs to be the focus of the news everyday like Trump.
Most people are not really against immigration and taking in refugees. The historical problem comes when the numbers become a destabilizing force inside the host country.
The US brought 250,000 Somalis here, 25 divisions. They have no interest in “blending in”. They milked the social programs for everything they could get, while running all kinds of businesses on the side. Local police and prosecutors do nothing.
They were tribal and clan people, and if you talked to them about “integrating” into American society they would think you had lost your mind. But they are not the blame themselves.
Someone let a huge number of people in that do not give a crap about America other than the money they can get out of if. They will tell you where you can stuff assimilation, the Somali way of saying thank you … Jim W. Dean ]
EU encourages migration by offering large social benefits, why would the flow stop? – Putin
– First published … September 18, 2018 –
The European Union should address immigration and should not expect the problem to somehow fix itself, Putin said on Tuesday, following talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Moscow.
“If one encourages migration with large social benefits and other bonuses, why should this flow ever stop?” the Russian president said. “Yet it’s up to our colleagues in Europe to decide for themselves what is better for Europe and Europeans.”
The flow of migrants flocking to the EU remains steady, although the migrants’ countries of origin appear to change as the time passes. “At first, it was people from Syria, from Iraq, from other countries of the Middle East. Now, it’s Sub-Saharan Africa,”Putin said.
Russia is also facing migration challenges, but these are quite different to the ones affecting Europe, according to Putin. Russia does not have shared borders with countries from which refugees flock, and the majority of those who do enter the country are from post-Soviet states.
Many of those people speak the Russian language, and are easier to integrate into Russian society, the president added.
“There are lots of problems [in Russia] as well. Including in the job market,” Putin stated.
Europe, in its turn, faces an inflow of people from an entirely different culture, which makes their adaptation a “very complex” process. “Such problems must be solved within the European Union itself,” he added.
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