by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
The weight of the Syrian migrant crisis, flooding Europe in recent weeks, has been testing its humanitarian limits.
With more than one million refugees believed to be headed for Germany borders, its leaders are cracking down with strict new border controls that some see as harkening back to a more, well, authoritarian time. AFP reports:
“Can I see your passports, please?” a federal police officer asked, halting the men in their tracks at Freilassing, a key land crossing for travellers between the Salzburg region and the southern German region of Bavaria.
The trio were told to remain on the side of the road to await the police’s decision on their fate.
“We have been walking through Europe for 22 days… We thought that Germany was the only country that would treat us like human beings,” the asylum seeker said.
Unbeknownst to them, they had arrived in German territory just as Berlin announced it was reintroducing border controls after admitting the country could no longer cope with a record inflow of refugees.
Hungary has been caught between the proverbial rock-and-a-hard-place, with so many desperate migrants hitting its cities and attempting to catch trains for Western Europe, that it has been forced to use a police state to control it.
To have a heart or not? Either way, the wave of refugees has been simply overwhelming for the Eastern European nation.
Now, a similar reaction is taking hold in Germany.
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