The fallout from the Manchester suicide bombing continues to have ripple effects across all of Europe. One of the less noted bits of fallout comes to us from Poland, where their Prime Minister had some particularly harsh words for the European Union this week. The EU has been threatening to impose fines on Poland if they don’t “do their part” and take in a mandatory number of refugees. Prime Minister Beata Szydło responded by citing the Manchester attack and telling the EU that they would not be blackmailed into sacrificing their own security and safety. (Media Circus, Europe. Emphasis in original)
Strong words, Wednesday, from Poland’s conservative prime minister, Beata Szydło, in reaction to EU threats to force her country to accept migrants or face massive fines.
‘’Poland will not submit to any blackmail on the part of the European Union’’, Szydło stated during a parliamentary debate, adding that her Central European nation would not be participating in the ‘’madness of the Brussels elites.’’
Referencing the Islamist suicide bombing which killed 22, mainly children, and injured dozens more at a pop concert in Manchester this week, the Catholic prime minister said she had the courage to call out the EU’s political elites on their ‘’folly’’.
One detail I had missed in the Manchester coverage was that two of the victims were Polish. This has clearly raised the ire of the Prime Minister and she went on to issue what may well become a rallying cry for other nations of the EU as terror attacks continue. She asks a very pointed question of her fellow European leaders, wondering how long they are willing to remain on their knees as their security is eroded.
‘’Where are you going, Europe? Get up off your knees. Get out of your lethargy. Otherwise you will be crying every day for your children’’, she warned, stating that Poland had no intention of accepting Brussels-imposed migrants.
Szydło also accused her liberal opposition of supporting EU migrant policy, and in doing so ‘’going hand in hand with those who point a gun at Europe, at us all.’’
We’ve seen this in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and others. While much of Europe is still stuck in their traditional socialist models of behavior, Islamic terrorists have, it seems, begun to wake some of them up, including their leaders. Policies of open borders and “cultural acceptance” have no impact on Islamic terrorists other than to encourage them to ply their deadly trade in your nation. Unfortunately, not everyone has gotten the message. The French have been hit by one terror attack after another and still managed to elect an open borders, EU enthusiast as their next president. Szydlo is asking the right question in terms of where these countries are going and how long they plan to remain “on their knees” in the face of an existential threat.
Now the current threat facing Poland is a financial one. Will the EU actually impose massive fines on that nation for refusing to go along with their resettlement agenda? If they get them to knuckle under and the next big attack takes place in Warsaw, you can expect the blow back to be even more severe.