Poland Refuses To Accept Any Refugees "As They Pose A Threat To Security", Will Not Comply With European "Blackmail"

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Seemingly unfazed by the recent European Commission proposal to punish countries which refuse to comply with "fair" refugee allocation quotas with fines as high as €250,000 per asylum seeker, the head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party and former PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski said that no refugees will be accepted in Poland "as they pose a threat to security" adding that Poland will oppose any law forcing EU members to pay €250,000 per refused refugee.

"After recent events connected with acts of terror [Poland] will not accept refugees because there is no mechanism that would ensure security," Law and Justice (PiS) chair Kaczynski said on Saturday, as quoted by Radio Poland. Needless to say, Poland is also vocally opposed to the abovementioned proposal, announced last week, which would force EU member states to pay €250,000 per refused refugee. The common complaint voiced not only by Poland, but all Eastern European nations who would suffer the most from Europe's aggressive refugee reallocation proposal is that the goal of the EC is to redistribute the weight of the refugee crisis from countries such as Greece by introducing automatic asylum quotas for each EU member state.


Protesters hold flags as they gathers during anti-immigrant rally in Warsaw

"Such a decision would abolish the sovereignty of EU member states – of course, the weaker ones. We don’t agree to that, we have to oppose that, because we are and we will be in charge in our own country,” Kaczynski said adding that "this is the position of the prime minister and the whole of PiS… From the beginning we felt that this issue should be resolved, assisting refugees outside the EU."

Others agreed. The Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said last week that the quota system is “a bad system...it makes no sense."

Poland has been very vocal in its opposition to accepting migrants. According to the European Commission proposal, Poland, which has an existing quota of 6,500, would have to pay over €1 billion ($1.1 billion) if it were to refuse to accept any refugees, according to Financial Times. Kaczynski also addressed the recent anti-government protest Warsaw, stressing that the demonstrators tried “to impose on us the forced acceptance of immigrants.”

Hungary and Slovakia have also lashed out at the European Commission’s quota system. "Regarding the fines proposed by the European Commission, it is blackmailing,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said last week. Szijjarto called the quota system a “dead-end street” and asked the Commission not to follow through with it.

The Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak also opined saying that the timing of the Commission’s proposal was difficult, given efforts to reach consensus on closing migrant routes and reaching a deal on refugees with Turkey. “In the middle of these very sensitive talks, a proposal is put on the table that sets us back nine months and does not reflect reality in some aspects,” he said.

What is surprising is the curious carrot-stick approach that has emerged in Europe: carrot when interacting with Turkey, by paying the country's increasingly despotic leader Erdogan billions to keep as many refugees within Turkey's borders, and stick when dealing with EU member states, threatening punishment if they refuse to offload some of the refugee burden borne by countries like Germany. The irony, of course, is that it was the insistence of Merkel in 2015 to open Europe up to millions of Syrian refugees in hopes this may end up boosting domestic economic growth, only to see a huge popular revulsion to the influx of immigrants which as we reported earlier today cost the Austrian Chancellor his job and has led to Germany's AfD anti-Muslim party soaring to third place in the political polls.

As RT adds, solving the migration problem is a top priority for the EU, as it continues to face the worst refugee crisis since World War II. According to a February report compiled by the International Organization for Migration, more than 100,000 people have arrived in Greece, and 7,507 in Italy, since the beginning of the year. It is troubling that as part of the solution, Brussels is facing not only a collapse of the Schengen customs union, but even greater alienation between core European nations and the more recent, and far poorer, Eastern European entrants who rightfully see themselves as secondary actors in an increasingly unequal and crumbling "union" in which just a handful of top power countries call the shots.

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johnconnor's picture

Poland and Hungary are the only ones showing some balls.... 

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

I know.  Whodathunkit.  Now what does Poland and Hungary export to the USSA so I can buy some and support their cause?  Anybody?

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Vodka from Poland, and any BMW you see had a good chunk of its parts made in Hungary. 

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Thanks Huas,  Off to the store for some Belvedere Vodka.  Martini time.

Son of Loki's picture

Poland and Hungary, like Donald Trump, say to keep their own citizens in a safe environment during the middle east chaos created by _____ [ zh'ers can fill in the blank].

 

Why would they want to let the known enemy into their country?

ConfederateH's picture

After WWI Poland and her dreams of grandeur peddled by the anglo-zionists was proabably the main cause of WWII.   The way things are going, I would suspect the same for WWIII.

They may squak about immigrants, but what they really want is the last part of Prussia they didn't steal after all their ethnic German cleansing in '45-46:  Königsberg (Kalingrad).  Nato has promised the Polish elites this cherry, and they are busy squabling over who gets which Baltic sea beach frontage.

Bumpo's picture

What ever happened to foreign aid. Shit, create safe zones in these god-forsaken places. Why give them the option to merge with Europe?

Paveway IV's picture

Poland supported the U.S. coup that destroyed Ukraine. Their exports to Ukraine dried up, and the Russian embargo killed more of their export business.

They have a million illegal Ukrainian refugees in Poland today, which further decimated their already weak economy. Poland argues that they are not refugees fleeing a failed, repressive state (that Poland helped create). Instead, Poland calls the Ukrainian refugees 'economic migrants' and assumes they will go back some day. The result is that young Polish citizens with few skills have been forced themselves to emigrate further west to find work. 

This is an effectively Polish cultural and economic genocide. Why? Because their leaders insist on supporting U.S. neocons and their global hegemony schemes. 

Tip for Poland: There still might be time to loosen the NATO noose around your neck. After we wood-chipper the neocons here and end the Neo Cold War (or the U.S. just implodes) you will be kicked to the curb by the U.S. No bases, no American troops, no missile defense bullshit. Stop being a pathetic U.S. dick-sucker for once and do something to save what's left of your country.

You don't need to build a God damn moat around Poland - just stop supporting the U.S. psychopaths that have been using you all along like a cheap whore. You may want to reconsider your relation with your neighbor, Russia. They seem to have a lot more sincere interest in saving your neighborhood than the decaying, crony-infested U.S. - you will never be able to build a wall high enough to keep out all the refugees the U.S. will keep creating. Something the rest of the EU may want to ponder as well.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

This is an effectively Polish cultural and economic genocide. Why? Because their leaders insist on supporting U.S. neocons and their global hegemony schemes.

Poland's leaders insisted on supporting the Nazi German regime during the 1930s, almost (but not quite) until 1940. They signed a non-aggression pact with Germany in 1934, and in 1938 they even participated in Germany's peacekeeping® operation in Czechoslovakia.

you will be kicked to the curb by the U.S.

How interesting. Toward the end of 1939, Poland was kicked to the curb by the Nazis.

You may want to reconsider your relation with your neighbor, Russia. They seem to have a lot more sincere interest in saving your neighborhood than the decaying, crony-infested U.S.

You know, anti-Russian hostility was running high in Poland right around the time when the Nazis threw Poland under the bus.

I'm sure this is all coincidental.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/09/04/poland-victim-of-coloni...

Paveway IV's picture

How fitting that Andrew Lobaczewski, the clinical psychologist that studied psychopathy, was Polish. His studies of psychopathy were based on the earlier works of two other Polish psychiatrists and psychologists: Blachowski and Dabrowski (as well as many other non-Poles). The psychopaths that ran Poland's pathocratic regimes over the years apparently had the perfect audience in their population: weak, compliant masochists created by years of oppression. Kind of like how the U.S. population is being groomed for their psychopathic control today. 

Another interesting Polish footnote is that Lobaczewski originally tried to publish his work on psychopathy, Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, in his new country: the United States. He had the enthusiastic promise of publishing help from another well-connected Polish-American by the name of Zbigniew Brzezinski. Turns out Brzezinski was just stalling him and trying to keep the book from being published at all. After years of getting nowhwere with Brzezinski, Lobaczewski returned to Poland to write the manuscript and eventually submitted it himself to a tiny, nobody publisher.

The last thing psychopaths want is for the little people to have a name for their disease. Once something is named, people start recognizing it and pointing fingers at the psychopaths. That just ruins the whole damn scheme of exploitation and control. That's always a good time for a gigantic, manufactured war - to cleanse the little people of such dangerous ideas and otherwise distract them while they are slowly re-caged.

rygar's picture

the article you linked is complete piece of crap. Prime example of creative history interpretation by russian propaganda specialists

Haus-Targaryen's picture

You are often quite direct -- but you are normally fairly spot-on.  

Have we talked about the Poland A/B Theory, because for every Polish nationalist that is eyeing everything East of the Elbe -- there are two German nationalists eyeing --- well everything in orange.  

Spitzer's picture

Poland should join the Eurasian Customs Union instead. No migrant quotas there !

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

They were in this Union before, should have stayed, but decided to leave, while destroying the industry that was built in the Soviet era. The younger generation is washing floors in UK and Germany. But! The dream of being a part of Europe came true, now they should reap the "benefits".

ConfederateH's picture

I have seen that chart before, and it is interesting that eastern part are far more nationalist and ethnically proud.  Correct me if I am wrong, but neither A nor B have significant Germin minorities though.  This is much different than the Russian minorities in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Poland was also split between the wars between those looking for lebensraum to the east, and those looking for lebensraum to the west.  Sadly most Americans, and even Europeans, have no clue what happened in Central Europe after Versailles and Locarno.  Take Chechoslovakia and the Chechs  (Benes) persecution of the German, Slovakian, Hungarian, Ukranian and Ruthinian minorities.

I sure hope Russia can avoid reconstruction.

ClydeCrashcup's picture

No, Poland has only a tiny minority of ethnic Germans (less than 1% of the population) as a result of the ethnic cleansing which occurrred immediately post-WWII at the behest of the Allies.  The Soviet Union annexed much of what had formerly been eastern Poland, forcing the Polish population out of those territories, while Poland's borders, both eastern and western, were shifted markedly westward.  All this resulted in Poland's post-WWII population being remarkably homogeneous, as the former Belorussian and Ukrainian minorities ended up in the Soviet Union, the Jewish population being almost completely killed by the Nazis, and the German minority either voluntarily or forcibly being resettled in the Germanies proper.

ConfederateH's picture

Homogeneous, but in possession of stolen land, courtesy of the Zionists overwhelming greed for their own land.

ClydeCrashcup's picture

"Stolen land"?  Stolen from whom?  You mean like the eastern Baltic regions that Germans under the Teutonic Knights stole from the Prussians in the 13th and 14th centuries (may God damn you for all eternity, Conrad of Masovia, for inviting in those pernicious invaders and colonizers!) before they genocided them into extinction and then appropriated their very name?  Or the lands stolen from Poland by the USSR after WWII?  Or the lands stolen from the Polish Commonwealth by the Prussian, Russian and Austrian Empires in the late 18th century?

Anyway, the Poles had no voice, and no choice, in the reshaping of their country's borders following World War II.

ConfederateH's picture

In which city do you live, Clyde?  If your city had a war with a neighboring city, and yours won, would you be justified in raping and murdering your ex neighbors and stealing their land, even if your neighbors had fought against the war from the beginning?

Does a claim from 1450 have as much relevance as "that was my grandfathers house and we spent summers with him there"?

ClydeCrashcup's picture

 

Does a claim from 1450 have as much relevance as "that was my grandfathers house and we spent summers with him there"?

One could pose the same question at any random point in history.  What about the houses of all those Polish grandfathers whose families lived in what is now Belarus or Ukraine for many centuries until WWII?   I don't know how to answer it, to be honest.  Where does justice lie in such cases?

ConfederateH's picture

Two wrongs don't make a right.  Just because my neighbor wooped on me doesn't justify me wooping on somebody else.

But that isn't really the issue I was raising.  It is the question of to what degree are the polish elites going along with Nato in the hope of conquest in Königsberg.

Haus has said that there are plenty of Germans drooling over reconquest of say, zB. Saxony.  I sincely doubt it.

BarkingCat's picture

Go and get it you ball-less fuck.

Your nation's leader is a perfect representation for it - a big flapping useless old cunt.

Soon enough you will not have to worry about some lands outside your borders that think are yours. You are about to lose your entire country while cowering in a corner.

Justin Case's picture

Adolf Hitler's numerous, and reasonable, offers of peace to the Allied powers are a matter of indisputable historical record. Establishment 'Court Historians' cannot deny the reality of these reasonable offers, so they choose to simply ignore them instead.

1939
Hitler proposes peaceful solutions to the problem of the 'Polish Corridor'

After World War I, the victorious allies had carved up German territory and given part of Germany (Western Prussia) to the newly re-established nation of Poland. Eastern Prussia was left isolated; totally cut off from Germany. Tensions among Poles, Jews and minority Germans simmered in the area.
 
To resolve the problem, Hitler makes numerous sensible proposals; which include: demilitarization of the key port areas, public referendum, accepting Gdynia as a Polish port city on the Baltic Sea, 1 km wide rail & road passages to link Eastern Prussia to Germany, or to link Poland to the Baltic Sea. (here)

Even the pre-war August 28th headline of the Hitler-hating New York Times confirmed that Hitler sought to avoid war with Britain & France. Hitler's thoughtful letter to France is published in full.
 
Finally, as attacks against Germans living in Poland escalate, Hitler proposes that the region be placed under International control. Every German proposal is ignored. We now know that, behind the scenes, US President Roosevelt had been pressuring Poland to not make any deals with Germany.

LATE AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 1939
In 11th hour attempt to avert war, Hitler calls for emergency talks between Germany and Poland

Just three days before the actual outbreak of what was to become World War II, Britain agrees to come to the Poland's assistance in the event of a conflict with Germany. (Anglo Polish Military Alliance) This unecessary deal emboldens the Polish and Jewish militias who want the West to wage war upon Germany. To force Hitler's hand, terrorists begin murdering German civilians in large numbers. A British ex-Pat named William Joyce describes the events:

"On the nights of August 25 to August 31 inclusive, there occurred, besides innumerable attacks on civilians of German blood, 44 perfectly authenticated acts of armed violence against German official persons and property. These incidents took place either on the border or inside German territory.
 
On the night of August 31, a band of Polish desperadoes actually occupied the German Broadcasting Station at Gleiwitz. Now it was clear that unless German troops marched at once, not a man, woman or child of German blood within the Polish territory could reasonably expect to avoid persecution and slaughter."
 
And yet, just prior to ordering the invasion of Poland (September 1, 1939), Hitler is still trying to resolve the situation peacefully by summoning the Polish Foreign Minister for talks. Unbeknown to Hitler, the fix was already in. After the 3 week German-Polish War ends in victory for the Germans, Hitler declares:

"I attempted to find a tolerable solution. I submitted this attempt to the Polish rulers. You know these proposals. They were more than moderate. I do not know what mental condition the Polish Government was in when it refused these proposals. As an answer, Poland gave the order for the first mobilization, and my request to the Polish Foreign Minister to visit me to discuss these questions was refused. Instead of going to Berlin, he went to London.”

True Blue's picture

 If only the rest of Europe were as smart as Poland...

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Interesting fact - the Polish got the reputation as morons, due to a newpaper article published in the UK back some 100 years ago as the Polish government was pissing off everyone around them.  

bigkahuna's picture

ah, the irony as the Polish are making all the "smart" governments look like morons...

Supernova Born's picture

They voted for Cruz in Wisconsin so as to reinforce the notion.

SWRichmond's picture

"How many Polacks does it take to tell the EU to fuck off?"

"We're about to find out."

 

Spitzer's picture

But the Pols use Russia to extort money from NATO and the EU

researchfix's picture

The Polish would never get to the idea to give something. For them EU and NATO is to get whatever possible.

Miles Ahead's picture

the Polish got the reputation as morons, due to a newpaper article published in the UK back some 100 years ago

LOL... sorry!  But I don't think so!  I'm from Cleveland!

And look at 'em now.  Siding with the U.S. against their natural trading partner and neighbor - Russia.  Putting themselves in the bullseye of potential N- annihilation. Getting in Putin's cross-hairs.  How dumb is that?

Naw... there's more there than some 100 year old UK newspaper article... just sayin'.

BarkingCat's picture

You have to know some history to understand their attitude towards Russia.

Although their current hysteria baseless.

dark pools of soros's picture

remember, if you are not uber progressive you are a redneck

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Voting for Bernie Sanders is there new litmus test

jus_lite_reading's picture

Another interesting fact- the Polish carpenters/sheetrockers/plumbers etc who I hired to renovate a rental property, and who are all LEGALLY in this country are some of the hardest working people I ever hired.

Miles Ahead's picture

Yes we love hard workers.  Not to say that things are going to get done in the most efficient manner using best practices and technology when available, but for the rest of us in America - we've always loved hard workers.  Especially for shit we'd rather not do.

BarkingCat's picture

The reputation is mostly due to immigrants being uneducated peasants.

They really should have gotten a reputation as drunks as Polish men make the Irish look like social drinkers.

Justin Case's picture

Musta been meat head on All In The Family

Donald J. Trump's picture

Belvedere is good but don't rule out luksusowa. It is a great potato vodka and you can probably pick up 3 or 4 bottles for the price of one Belvedere.  Pick up a bottle of Krupnik while you're at it, it doesn't get any more polish than that.

ClydeCrashcup's picture

My preference is Zubrowka, flavored with bison grass.

Donald J. Trump's picture

Thanks for the tip.  We Buffalo Poles tend to take our heritage pretty serious, and I have not tried Zubrowka.  I will look at my liquor stores for it.  Have you found it readily available?  Do you drink it with Apple juice like a lot of people recommend?  The vodka sounds good neat but the apple juice is throwing me off.

ClydeCrashcup's picture

DT, I will drink Zubrowka both neat (and ice cold), and also sometimes mixed with apple juice, depending on my mood and situation.  I probably prefer the former, though.

WojtekSz's picture

try Zubrowka wi PEAR juice - much harder to get but the tase is much more refined than apple

 

ClydeCrashcup's picture

That sounds delicious, Wojtek!

But as you say, I don't know where I would get the pear juice.  I suppose I could use my juicer to make it directly from pears, though.

Justin Case's picture

I just brought the grass home. Can make it here.

HRH of Aquitaine's picture

If you want that European vacay go to Budapest (there is a sweet Harley shop downtown) or to Warsaw or to Prague. The cities have been cleaned up and improved and most young people speak English and the cities are safe.

Victor Orban, the PM of Hungary, is a real patriot. Hungary is also the single European country with a Christian constitution. Orban has been standing up against the Brussels bullies from the beginning of the muslim invasion.

zero_wedge's picture

Krakow is a better time than Warsaw, IMO.  :-)