‘If it weren’t for Poland, Western Europe would be swamped with new arrivals’

Military watching the start of work on the first part of some 180 kilometers of a 5.5 meter high metal wall intended to block migrants pushed by Belarus, in what the European Union calls a "hybrid attack," from crossing illegally into EU territory, in Tolcze, near Kuznica, Poland, on the Polish side of the border with Belarus on, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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They are coming through the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Belarus — another wave of migrants. If it wasn’t for Poland, Western Europe would be swamped by new arrivals, which was clearly the intention of Lukashenko and Putin in their move to push tens of thousands of migrants across the Polish and Baltic borders.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claims she has fixed the migration problem with her migration pact. Meanwhile, Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s new film slandering Polish border guards was awarded by jurors at the Venice Film Festival. 

Agnieszka Holland poses with cast members for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film “Green Border” during the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Both are examples of manipulation.

For the European Commission to claim any success in resisting the hybrid migrant attack is to stand truth on its head. It was the Polish government that took action and got attacked for it in the European Parliament by its own opposition. It was not until later that the EU commission stopped attacking Poland for “pushbacks” and recognized that protection of the border was necessary. 

However, the original narrative promoted by the EU has survived and led to the film “Green Border” by Agnieszka Holland — a film that repeats the myth that inhumane border guards stopped and abused defenseless, innocent refugees seeking a better life.

The reality of the violent attacks faced by border guards is never mentioned.

The migration crisis is real. The situation in Lampedusa is dramatic, with 6,000 arrivals in one day alone. In Serbia, the police have stopped 371 illegal migrants on the border with Romania and Hungary and confiscated weapons being transported by the migrants. The Balkan route is once again being increasingly used to enter the EU and move onward toward Germany.

Germany itself complains it has no more room for illegal migrants and cannot cope with their aggression and criminal behavior. It is the same story in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries. 

This is the reality of the “success” of the EU’s Migration Pact.

There is as much truth in von der Leyen’s claims, as there is in Agnieszka Holland’s film. What unites both is a common ideology guided by the myth of Polish xenophobia, which is now being used to force Poland to accept illegal migrants under the EU’s misguided policy. 

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