Should We Commend The First Refugee Relocation When So Little Has Been Done

What are these men smiling about?


The departure of 30 refugees from Athens International Airport to Luxembourg was one of those events where the staging overshadowed, and spoiled, the symbolism.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras admitted that 30 people among the quarter of a million who have landed in Greece in 2015 alone was “a drop in the ocean”. It was probably the most sincere phrase that was heard in this ceremonious affair.

After months of inertia and hundreds of people drowning in the Aegean, the European Union officials heralded the successful relocation of 30 people as a giant leap. The Greek government allowed only public broadcaster ERT (a state-owned enterprise) to cover the ceremony. One wonders why.

Despite the goofy smiles of political leaders and proclamations of solidarity, compassion, and heart-warming wishes, all the things that look good on the 8:00 o’clock news, the ceremony was difficult to upstage, yet more footage of crying survivors who mourned the loss of loved ones was playing on another channel.

It was a sad and hypocritical affair. No matter how many bleeding-heart clichés came out of the lips of Tsipras, the European Union Commissioner on Migration, the President of the European Parliament, and all the other officials, the truth remains that very little has been done to tackle the refugee crisis. And no public word whatsoever on the hundreds of smugglers who run daily routes of death on rickety boats.

Because for the 30 refugees who flew to safety on Wednesday, another 30 lost their lives in the past three days in Greek waters alone. Not to mention the tens of thousands waiting to depart for their destination, even without the comfort of an airplane or the pretentious handshake of a politician.

Watching this “let’s show our compassion and win some votes” party, it was easy to notice that the EU officials, accounted for ironically added up to more people than the 30 refugees being relocated. The whole thing was more staged than a WWF fight.

Behind the cameras, of course, there was a game of give and take with Tspiras and EU leaders along the lines of “If I keep more refugees in my backyard, will you loosen up my bailout obligations?”

After all compassion is not free.


  1. We are frozen from taking action because of the incompetence far leftist fanatics that ranted leftist buzz words “xenophobia’, “racism” and “fascism” for years… for trying to defend our own border.

    Now that the Marxists are in power they are trapped by their own words . Now that they see the effects of not taking steps to control illegal immigration, migrants are flooding Greece in greater and greater numbers.

    Even though most of them will leave for better economic pastures (even most refugees understand Marxists are incompetent), some won’t .

    And nor will it stop. Millions upon millions more to come. Greece is, quite literally, headed for failed state. Thank leftists of every stripe for this.

    (also see behavior of leftists during Greek civil war)

  2. Arrest, prosecute. imprison then kick out all illegal migrants.,Temporary humanitarian visas for legitimate refugees. Load distributed between all EU states. Better border controls through drones and automation. Stiffer criminal penalties for human trafficking. Problem solved.

    Nope. Leftists “human rights’ activists need to treat nearly every illegal as an “undocumented migrant”. Leftists need to give citizenship to refugees. Someone with a little common sense would realize the long term effect of this isn’t a multicultural Greece as leftists keep narrating. Its no Greece whatsoever. (also see non-existent native Indian state in the region now called America that speaks English not Apache)

  3. 30 is a meaningless insignificant number.

    The solution is to secure Europe’s borders against illegal immigration and for the EU to place economic sanctions on Turkey for purposely flooding Europe with Muslim foreigners. Any attempt to integrate this endless tide of 3rd world mostly Muslim males of military age into European Christian civilization, i.e. “marrying” Islam to European Christendom, is a sad example of Europe forsaking its own Christian heritage.

    The consequences for Europe will unfortunately be tragic, and predictably so.

    Malachi Chapter 2 Verses 11:12

    “Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.”

    If Indigenous Europeans genuinely want to help this mix of refugees, and illegal economic migrants, they can do so by opposing the Machiavellian machinations of European governments which at the behest of the AIPAC approved US political establishment, stir up wars in the Islamic world to further the geopolitical interests of Israel.

  4. Very good article and says it how it is just a publicity stunt but who are they trying to impress. It will not impress many EU leaders, there is no trust that this Government. will keep their word for a MOU that they do not want.