Merkel's Last Stand - Article 7 For Poland

Authored by Tom Luongo,

As she fights for her political life Soon-to-be-ex-Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will go down swinging against her stiffest political opponents in the European Union, the Poles.

Merkel and French President Emmanual Macron publicly agreed to back Article 7 proceedings against Poland for refusing to comply with EU immigration quotas and changes to its judicial system.

Immigration quotas, I might add, that are becoming harder to defend as the war in Syria is mostly over and the flow of refugees from there has slowed to a trickle.   But, those brought in and stranded in camps in Italy and Greece apparently need to go somewhere else.

But, no one wants them.  And the rest of the EU is trying to bully Poland and the rest of the Visigrad countries – Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia – into taking on their ‘fair share.’  The problem with this is that Merkel made this decision unilaterally and foisted it on the rest of the EU.

And she is determined not to lose this fight to Poland, not because this is any kind of humanitarian issue at this point.

No, this is about the primacy of EU diktats being enforced at the expense of logic and political cohesion.  And, as I’ve been warning about all year, Merkel will put the EU before any practical consideration and bring Article 7 proceedings against Poland.

Because she has to.

Immigration and the destruction of individual European cultures is the guiding principle behind the EU’s biggest benefactors.  This policy is part of the long-term strategic goals of the EU.  It has created an army which will be used to quell secessionist movements in the name of ‘continental security.’

Because despite the fevered dreams of a few hundred Latvians, the Russians are not invading Europe anytime soon.

And I have to wonder who will staff this Grand Army of the Oligarchy?  After impoverishing an entire generation of people thanks to a decade-long banking system bailout, you shouldn’t be expecting the crème de la crème of the vanishing European middle class.

You can expect a number of these newly-integrated immigrants that Merkel invited at everyone else’s expense will be in their ranks.  And only the most politically-acceptable members of the current armies of each country will be invited to positions of authority in this new EU army.  Their loyalty will be to the EU first and their homes second.

The very definition of a Vichy gendarme for the 21st century.

Poland and the rest of the Visigrad Four – Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia – are headed for a collision course with the rest of Western Europe over this issue and many others.

And invoking Article 7 will eventually allow the European Parliament to rescind all economic aid to Poland and its voting rights within the body.  While at that same time not allowing Poland free access to international trade because it will not be an independent nation at that point.

Any move to extricate itself from the EU politically or practically will be met with the most strident opposition.  Look no further than Brexit talks and the brutal put-down of Catalonia’s independence movement to see Poland’s future.

The first step is a political reprimand.  But, the problem for Merkel and the EU in general is that Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party is more popular than ever thanks to its opposition to her nonsense.

The same thing is happening across all of Eastern Europe.  The Czechs just elected their version of Donald Trump, Andrej Babis.  The Austrians put together a coalition government this week comprised of the two most anti-immigration parties in the country.

And their new Foreign Minister wasn’t on the job more than a couple of days before publicly declaring Austria would be ending its economic sanctions against Russia which have been in place since 2014 over Russia’s reunification with Crimea.

I wonder how well that’s going to go over the next time the council of EU Foreign Ministers gets together.  EU sanctions require unanimity or the measure is rescinded.  Opposition to these sanctions has been growing but there has been a lack of leadership in standing up to Germany on this.

That will likely change in 2018 with Germany’s leadership in flux.

Merkel will simply continue doing what she’s told to do as the European Project proceeds steadfastly towards its original goal.  It doesn’t matter that the EU will be in tatters once it gets there.  Stay the course is all she and the rest of the EU elites have left.

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Comments

wildbad 07564111 Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:18 Permalink

she may "go down swinging" but she will go down!

and I don't mean in the going down on George Soros sense...enuf of that already.

so who is responsible for trying treasonous scum like merkel who slearly serve masters and ideologies other than the german citizenry?

the BS court in the Hague? --- no chance ..owned by a political UN.

the contitutional court in Karlsruhe? --- nope in the pocket of the ECB

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BlindMonkey Tue, 12/19/2017 - 02:49 Permalink

Can this even happen if the EU vote isn't unanimously agreed to?  Why would the other Eastern Europe powers not form their own logical sub-EU bloc to protect themselves from Germany?  Next, can the Poles swallow their pride and re-align themselves Eastward with their hated (for now) foe and turn away from the West and avoid the obvious self-destruction eminating from Western Europe?  Poland needs to make a choice between Russia and China vs the globalists that are bent on self-destruction.  Choose wisely. 

Fireman Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:03 Permalink

The Vichy Gendarme or EUSSR battalions means a declaration of war by the current NAZIS in power in Berlin against the captive nation states of Urupp. (provison for such is embedded in the infamous Lisbon Treaty even providing for foreign, as in German troops, to be moved inside the EUSSR to supress nationalist revolt against the Pedophile Politburo in Brussels). EuroPeons have said NO to the EUSSR and despite what STASI agent "Erika" imagines when the €urodollah gets flushed the NAZI dream will be flushed with it.With the Brits as good as gone the rest will eventually get it and reject the disgusting and evil corpofascist United Snakes of Urupp.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV-6pHdUpfk"Count" Richard Coudenhove Kalergi’s Plan outlined by Gerd Honsik “Kalergi proclaims the abolition of the right of self-determination, ... the elimination of nations by means of ethnic separatist movements or mass allogeneic (genetically dissimilar) immigration to create a multiethnic flock without quality, easily controllable by the ruling class. Kalergi characterized the multiethnic flock as cruel and unfaithful but maintained the elite must deliberately create them in order to achieve their own superiority: ‘Then the elite will first eliminate democracy – the rule of the people. Next, the elite will eliminate the people via miscegenation, thereby replacing the ruling white race with an easily controllable mestizo race. By abolishing the principle of equality of all before the law, avoiding and punishing any criticism of minorities, and protecting minorities with special laws, the masses will be suppressed.’' "Count" Richard Coudenhove von Kalergi's genocidal screed "Practical Idealism" 1923 in pdf format (link below) is the original Austrian NAZI and his satanic tome makes Onkel Adolf's "Mein Kampf" look like a bedtime story. This mutt laid the foundations for the abomination known as the EUSSR with its capital in the sewer Brussels, seat of the totalitarian Pedophile Politburo that runs the EUSSR for the banksters and satanists. http://www.mediafire.com/file/vcpu7j7hakukmde/Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practic... 

Victor999 Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:03 Permalink

"And their new Foreign Minister wasn’t on the job more than a couple of days before publicly declaring Austria would be ending its economic sanctions against Russia which have been in place since 2014 over Russia’s reunification with Crimea. I wonder how well that’s going to go over the next time the council of EU Foreign Ministers gets together.  EU sanctions require unanimity or the measure is rescinded.  Opposition to these sanctions has been growing but there has been a lack of leadership in standing up to Germany on this." As with all statements like this (rebellion in the ranks, and all that nonsense) the EU has just voted UNANIMOUSLY to extend Russian sanctions for another six months.  Where was Austria?  The Czech Repulbic?  Hungary? Germany/France, esp Germany, rule - Europeans need to wake up to that reality.

Albertarocks Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:15 Permalink

"Immigration quotas, I might add, that are becoming harder to defend as the war in Syria is mostly over and the flow of refugees from there has slowed to a trickle.   But, those brought in and stranded in camps in Italy and Greece apparently need to go somewhere else."How about back to Syria.  Has anybody in Brussels given that any thought?

rtb61 Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:21 Permalink

All Poland needs to do is have a nice big old public meeting with Russia and watch Merkel shut up in double quick time. The EU simply could not take the chance. What Poland could do is file Article 7 against Germany for allowing those migrants in without the approval of the EU as body. Immigration laws cut both ways.Now those would be interesting votes. Doesn't matter who has the money, what matters in the EU is the number of countries voting in a particular way.

rtb61 Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:21 Permalink

All Poland needs to do is have a nice big old public meeting with Russia and watch Merkel shut up in double quick time. The EU simply could not take the chance. What Poland could do is file Article 7 against Germany for allowing those migrants in without the approval of the EU as body. Immigration laws cut both ways.Now those would be interesting votes. Doesn't matter who has the money, what matters in the EU is the number of countries voting in a particular way.

ogretown Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:23 Permalink

Who really knows what President Trump will do in this case. It would figure that he would back the tottering EU, but then again he might not. He might be wise enough to see that if Poland is backed into a corner there is one guy...one really cool guy who can (easily) swoop in and back Poland - Vlad Putin.  And then again there is Austria with its sparkling new anti-immigrant government who might just kick in with the Poles as well. One can only hope. 

Joe A Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:26 Permalink

Both Macron and Merkel feel emboldened by Brexit. In public they say that they hate to see Britain go but in private they celebrate it because it is a way to strengthen the German-French axis. Merkel is struggling to stay in power while Macron thinks he is Napoleon. So far, he managed to piss off the Visegrad countries and Eastern European countries and alligned himself with Erdogan against Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Israel. Behind the scenes, both Germany and France (sidelining Italy) are trying to negotiate a migrant deal with Libya. Macron also raised tensions in the EU for advocating tighter political and financial integration and calling for a common EU financial system and an EU finance minister.Throw in Austria anti-migration policy and its approachment to the Visegrad countries and Austria's expansion of influence into the Balkan countries and this block against Germany, France and the EU gets stronger.Macron in his vain ambition to become emperor of Europe is driving a wedge between EU MS and between EU MS and the EU.Here is a Politico article on the EC commissioner on migration's view on migration in Europe. This will polarize things even more.https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-migration-migrants-are-here-to-s…

Easyp Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:25 Permalink

The people of Poland, Austria, Hungary and others have started to recognise the dangers of the EU and are pushing back.  Let us hope it is not too late.

Grumpy Old Man Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:29 Permalink

I suspect Ghordius will be absent on this one.The easy meat of Brexit and British political ineptitude isn't there for him with this story. However, for me, this is illustrates the real driving force behind Brexit. This story shows that the claim that EU members are 'sovereign' states is an illusion. Merkel did indeed extend the welcome without consultation and now seeks to make the eastern states suffer for her virtue signalling.Democracy indeed.

alus Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:35 Permalink

1. Poland took almost 2 mln immigrants from Ukraine already. This is the one of the biggest number regardin immigration after UK and Germany. There's one difference vs. african immigrations. Ukrainians want to work, and don't have any problem with integration. They bring benefits to country's economy, while Africans uneducated masses bring only rapes, social spendings and unrest (see what big cities in France, Germany or Sweden look like!).2. Poland dared to have own opinion, so Germans want to give an example of punishment. Strange, because USA had given permission on this (silence is enough). The reason doesn't matter, any reason is good to do this.3. If it means that Poland will leave EU (taking the rest of Visegard countries + Austria) - let it be. Anyway EU will fail sooner or later. This is just USSR but under blue flags. The same propaganda, the same way of issuing new law by uneelected body, out-of-nowhere. If they would have own EU army, be sure that they would use it agains any nation with own vision what cooperation and independence means.4. Another reason is that, Germany never paid for destroying whole Poland during WW2. Greece example is another case. This case was never finisher. They just killed 6 mln people - civilians and completelly destroyed the country. Now Germans pretend to be "protector of freedom and democracy". First- return stolen goods, and then try to play the game...5. Anyway Poland is fucked up. But if it's the price to protect our values and freedom, then I'm sure we can pay this...