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EU's Growing Refugee Panic, How to Change Terms of Deal with Devil (Turkey)

Politics / Refugee Crisis Apr 21, 2016 - 05:09 PM GMT

By: Mike_Shedlock

Politics

When you make a deal with the devil, it's certain the devil will insist you keep up your end of the bargain.

That's precisely where we are at today in regards to the European refugee crisis.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed off on a deal with the devil (Turkey) that would give 80 million Turkish Muslims visa-free access to the EU. As part of the deal, Turkey will receive €3 billion in aid.


In return, Turkey agreed to halt the flow of refugees pouring into Greece.

Turkey did stop the flow of refugees into Greece, and now the devil wants his due.

"Growing Panic"

The Financial Times reports EU States Grow Wary as Turkey Presses for Action on Visas Pledge.

Devil Chimes In

"They cannot and should not change the rules of the game...We expect them to stick to what was agreed, otherwise how can we continue to trust the EU? We delivered on our side of the bargain. Now it is their turn," said the devil's spokesperson, Selim Yenel, Turkey's ambassador to the EU.

Supposedly it now takes a "a political smokescreen" to muster support in the Bundestag and European Parliament, which must also vote on the measures.

In other words, Merkel signed off on a deal that was not hers to make.

The devil himself chimed in.

"The EU needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the EU," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said recently.

EU Unhappiness

Brussels is unhappy with the way Turkey has passed data protection laws and has issues with some of its terrorism legislation impinging on minority rights.

EU officials have in the past blamed Ankara's liberal visa policy -- and even the plethora of destinations offered by Turkish Airlines -- for making it too easy for people to risk the trip to Europe via Turkey. At the same time, Brussels is also demanding that Turkey give visa-free access to all EU citizens.

In regards to the above EU unhappiness, a lawyer representing the devil emailed me today stating "Where does the deal specify data protection and minority rights? Please show me the clause."

The devil ended his email to Mish with this line "When did I promise happiness?"

Deal History

  • March 7: Devil Demands and Receives More Concessions from Merkel: In Bed with a Dictator
  • March 8: Needs of the "One"; Merkel's Backstabbing; Devil Cheers
  • March 9: EU leaders Recoil from Merkel's Deal With the Devil
  • March 15: Tusk Blasts Merkel Citing "Animal Farm", Seeks to "Rebalance" Refugee Deal
  • April 20: Devil demands his due, stating "It's too late to rebalance signed deal".
  • Unknown Future Date: I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the EU died.

By Mike "Mish" Shedlock
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com

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