There it was. A rather curious picture of a German SWAT team officer. He was wearing chain mail that looked like something out of the middle ages and the Knights of the Templar. The picture was so odd, I checked out SNOPEs that immediately labeled it “mostly false” even though, in the end, it was true. German police do not normally wear chain mail except “when they are heading into a situation that involves someone armed with a sharp stabbing or cutting weapon.” SNOPEs was careful to distance the wearing of such an item from an increase in Muslim refugee stabbings. This raised the question of how could something be mostly false when it was partially true. Political correctness came to mind.
We hear a lot about terrorism in Western Europe. Frankly, what we read about or see on the television doesn’t tell the story. The number of “no-go” zones increases annually and many of these zones have been abandoned to Muslim gangs that out gun and out man the local police. Sweden is in such dire straits that Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson, spoke on national television and pleaded for assistance: “Help us, help us!” (Unfortunately, he was appealing to the residents of the “no-go” zones so it is questionable whether such an appeal will have any measurable impact on gang violence and police and citizen distress.)
What bothers me most, however, is that the nations of Western Europe have adopted a survival tactic that amounts to the abandonment of the nation in favor of the protection of monuments, museums and special events. In France, for example, the government intends to build a bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower. Yes, you have that right a wall – and yet the Europeans condemn President Trump for having the audacity to build one to protect America’s national borders. Apparently, the French and the rest of Western Europe only like walls when they protect national treasures and not the nation or its native citizenry.
I watch the events in Western Europe with a combination of amazement and dread. The countries of France, Germany, Sweden and others are rushing helter-skelter into a disaster of their own choosing. Only the Visegrad countries, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and The Czech Republic, have taken a stand against the huge hordes of individuals coming into Europe from Muslim majority countries. (Notably, not all of these individuals are refugees of war. Many are driven by economics and focus on the very generous welfare states of Western Europe that essentially allow for a lifetime without work at the expense of the working classes of European nations.)
The Supreme Court just agreed to give President Trump about 90 days to address the problems with immigration from a half dozen out of control Muslim dominated nations. Without records, it is virtually impossible to vet anyone coming from these countries. Nevertheless, Americans had best seriously consider Europe as an example of what happens when there is no vetting and no assimilation – and the thin blue line of police is helpless.
Now there is an app for the cell phone that warns about no-go zones and criminal activity in Paris. Must be a great comfort.
boy, how low can TBE poster go? You totally mischaracterized what SNOPES says – TBE is the worse source for anything factual and those posting on this article critizing SNOPES are dreadful people. SNOPES says that the picture is true but goes back before 2016 and is not related to recent activity – what part of this do you think is incorrect?
These people cannot be properly vetted. Why should the taxpayer be on the hook for the tremendous cost of faux vetting each immigrant?
These people are let in this country because it benefits the establishment. One way or another, immigrants put money into the establishments pockets. Generally, that money is in the form of some type of government assistance, i.e. Government CHECK. Plus the establishment gets more cheap labor.
This is all BS. It’s out of control. It’s all about establishment lobbyists with checkbooks and the corruption they purchase.
The supposedly compassionate Christian NGOs are destroying Western Europe. They get so much per head and they are importing 98% Muslims into Europe.
Whenever I see non-profit whatever these days, I automatically know it a bunch of crooks.
Its common here in NoVA for churches to rent houses in lower income neighborhoods and stuff them full of mexican immigrants. Basically a church-sponsored flop house.
The churches today are paragons of socialism. Somehow, charity has morphed into government welfare and helping the poor comes at the expense of damaging the working middle class. When churches and governments collude, trouble follows.
When government pays the church to enact the government policies, it’s time to worry even more. The church is paid to take in the refugees and then find them jobs and homes in the community. Yet there is no input from the community about the number that can be absorbed into the community. My county health department is overwhelmed and over budget with the refugees we’ve taken in. The schools are over crowded and they have students who speak so many different languages that they can’t get translators for them all. I’m hoping we won’t get any more -at least until we catch up with these – which will take a long time. This church will bankrupt the county if they keep it up
The churches have become polluted by progressivism and political correctness. They operate above the communities they are supposed to serve. Having been on a vestry, I can tell you it is very easy to forget that the people in the congregation are the ones you serve first – they are the flock.
Taxpayer sponsored. They get billions from HHS/office of refugee resettlement. This is all a leftist push to destroy our republic. Refugee resettlement must be ended.
Why people still pay attention to Snopes is beyond me
I think if you read the first paragraph the author roughly equates SNOPEs with CNN. Lies and political correctness dominate both organizations.
The point was that Snopes is less credible than the National Enquirer. Actually to put those 2 in the same sentence is an insult to the Enquirer. At least they got the John Edwards story right. More than one can say for Snopes.
Hey! The Enquirer is the premier newspaper today. By the way, did you read about the Project Veritas expose on CNN and the Russia stories. The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart are all over it. Sucker needs to go.
Which sucker or Zucker – we have so many to choose from