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German Development Minister: 'Eight to Ten Million Refugees Are Still on the Way'

This is impossible for Germany -- and Europe as a whole -- to deal with:

Development Minister Gerd Müller warned that the biggest refugee movements to Europe are still to come. He said that only 10% of the migrants from the chaos in Iraq and Syria have reached Europe so far: "Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way."

That's an insane amount of self-declared refugees. There's no chance in hell of Germany and other European countries being able to absorb them. Europe already has a massive refugee crisis on its hands. This will make those problems even worse. And by "worse" I mean: completely FUBAR.

It's time for Germany to put an end to it. Some migrants -- eg., those who clearly are refugees, those who have no other place to go, those with German family members (husband, wife), those who actually add something of value to Germany -- are and still should be welcome, but 90% (or more) of these folks have to be told they aren't welcome now and they'll never be welcome. Ever. If they arrive, they need to be shipped back to whatever country they came from. That may be rather disappointing to them, but it'll be even more disappointing to everybody if Germany changes into some sort of European Syria.

Oh, and with "if they arrive" I do actually mean if. You see, Europe's borders should -- finally! -- be completely closed. Nobody who isn't welcome gets in, not even temporarily. When they're on the boat from North Africa or the Middle East/Turkey, they need to be stopped and simply brought back. You want to come as a self-declared refugee without family in Germany (or other European states), you'll have to file a request from outside of Europe. Only if and when the screening process shows you won't pose a threat to the German (or European) way of life and you won't cost the taxpayer a dime can you come in. And even then you'll be on probation for at least five years.

In the meantime, Germany has to take the lead in creating safe havens in the Middle East where refugees can live until peace has returned to the region. Let's face it: it's not even necessary to let all those folks come to Europe; they can just as well live in the Middle East, but in a buffer zone created by Europe, the United States, and Turkey (in other words: NATO).

That's what Germany and other European nations should do. Sadly, nobody in their right mind believes they'll actually do so. Angela Merkel and her ilk will be too afraid of being labeled "racists." If they have to sacrifice their own culture, moral values, and nation to prevent that from happening, they'll do so. Gladly, even.