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Greece on brink of chaos as refugees riot over forced return to Turkey
Rival ethnic groups clash in Piraeus and 800 break out of detention centre on Chios as EU deal brings desperation

The Greek government is bracing itself for violence ahead of the European Union implementing a landmark deal that, from Monday, will see Syrian refugees and migrants being deported back to Turkey en masse, despite a ruling from their High Court that returning them to Syria would endanger them.
Rioting and rebellion by thousands of entrapped refugees across Greece has triggered mounting fears in Athens over the practicality of enforcing an agreement already marred by growing concerns over its legality. Islands have become flashpoints, with as many as 800 people breaking out of a detention centre on Chios on Friday.
Some 750 migrants are set to be sent back between Monday and Wednesday from the island of Lesbos to the Turkish port of Dikili.

A woman feeds pigeons at the port of Piraeus near Athens where migrants are camped out.
Refugee "Tent City" Near Athens
“We are expecting violence. People in despair tend to be violent,” the leftist-led government’s migration spokesman, Giorgos Kyritsis, told the Observer. “The whole philosophy of the deal is to deter human trafficking [into Europe] from the Turkish coast, but it is going to be difficult and we are trying to use a soft approach. These are people have fled war. They are not criminals.”

Barely 24 hours ahead of the pact coming into force, it emerged that Frontex, the EU border agency, had not dispatched the appropriate personnel to oversee the operation. Eight Frontex boats will transport men, women and children, who are detained on Greek islands and have been selected for deportation, back across the Aegean following fast-track asylum hearings. But of the 2,300 officials the EU has promised to send Greece only 200 have so far arrived, Kyritsis admitted.
“We are still waiting for the legal experts and translators they said they would send,” he added. “Even Frontex personnel haven’t got here yet.” Humanitarian aid also earmarked for Greece had similarly been held up, with the result that the bankrupt country was managing the crisis – and continued refugee flows – on very limited funds from the state budget.

Migrants hold hands as they block the highway near the town of Polykastro in northern Greece in protest at the closure of the border with Macedonia.
Migrants hold hands as they block the highway near the town of Polykastro in northern Greece in protest at the closure of the border with Macedonia. 

On Saturday overstretched resources were evident in the chaos on Chios where detainees, fearing imminent deportation, had not only run amok, breaking through razorwire enclosing a holding centre on the island, but in despair had marched on the town’s port. In the stampede three refugees were stabbed as riot police tried to control the crowds with stun guns and teargas. The camp, a former recycling factory, had been ransacked, with cabins and even fingerprint equipment smashed.

“If they make me go back to Turkey I’ll throw myself and my family into the sea,” said Mustafa, a Syrian waiting with his wife and children at the port of Chios told Agence France-Presse. “We went from hell to hell.”

“This is what happens when you have 30 policemen guarding 1,600 refugees determined to get out,” said Benjamin Julian, an Icelandic volunteer speaking from the island. “I witnessed it all and I know that all the time they were chanting ‘freedom, freedom, freedom’ and ‘no Torkia [Turkey], no Torkia’. That is what they want and are determined to get.”
In the mayhem that had ensued, panic-stricken local authorities had been forced to divert the daily ferry connecting the island with the mainland for fear it would be stormed.
Similar outbreaks of violence had also occurred in Piraeus, Athens’ port city, where eight young men had been taken to hospital after riots erupted between rival ethnic groups on Wednesday.
With tensions on the rise in Lesbos, the Aegean island that has borne the brunt of the flows, and in Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonia frontier where around 11,000 have massed since the border’s closure, NGOs warned of a timebomb in the making. Hopes of numbers decreasing following the announcement of the EU-Turkey deal have been dispelled by a renewed surge in arrivals with the onset of spring.
Official figures showed that 52,147 refugees and migrants were stranded in the country at the weekend, with 6,129 registered on Aegean islands that had been almost completely evacuated after the accord was reached on 20 March.. Last year, more than 1.1 million irregular migrants streamed into Europe with over 850,000 pouring into the continent through Greece.
Pleas from Athens to fellow EU member states to reopen the Balkan route have fallen on deaf ears.
An Afghan man holds a prosthetic leg during a recent protest at Moria detention centre, Lesbos.
The Greek Government Isn't Fooling Around Anymore
Comment:

Just who in the hell do these people think they are?  They come to one of our countries, and act like a bunch of thugs because they are told they have to go back.

The Greek government simply cannot afford these people.  The Greek citizens have been forced into more and more austerity programs because of the bad economy and they are not about to make cut backs in their own lives while giving refugees - many of which are economic immigrants and not true refugees - all kinds of freebies.

That brings me round to the United States.  How much more immigration can we handle financially.  I'm not about to make any cut backs in my life either in order for the government to be able to continue to afford to hand out a free ride to these "refugees" and Mestizo immigrants.

It may be true that I live like a king compared to the people of their country, but I don't live there. I live in the United States and I judge my level of prosperity or poverty based on what I see around me and on television.

Using those criteria, I'm living close to the bottom of the barrel - literally one or two steps above being homeless.  I shouldn't have to do with anything less - and neither should any other American if he doesn't want to.  I'm willing to share with my own Aryan Folk when I can, but not with outsiders.

Also, I'm only referring to able bodied men, not women and children, but rather than flee the war, these men should choose a side and fight for it.  Instead they are behaving like rats deserting a sinking ship.  I'm sure at least the married men would say they have to be there to take care of their families.  Horse manure.  They can take care of their families by fighting to protect them from the enemy.

I hate to throw around the word coward, because war is a very scary thing.  But as we say, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

Dan 88!

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