One of Germany’s former advisers to a chancellor, Horst Teltschik, warned the European Union had become so bureaucratic and politically correct – allowing in mass refugees, eroding the culture of the region, ignoring the threat and realities of Islamic terror – the bloc is not only about to break up, but also break out in war.
At the very least, he warned, Europeans ought to brace for more Islamic-tied terror attacks due to the mass influx of mostly Muslim migrants.
“The refugee wave is only the beginning,” Teltschik said, the Express reported. “Millions of Arabs, Africans, Pakistani, Afghans and others, tormented by war, terror and poverty are looking for new life perspectives. The communist ideology is dead. Today, we are witnessing a totalitarian and murderous Islamism with its terrorist acts, that are spreading across borders. No upper limits or video surveillance will help this. This is like treating the symptoms, only worse.”
He said the current political reality is the “erosion” of the European Union, including the demise of the euro.
Just look at Brexit, and the rise of populist movements in several areas, and more authoritarian governments in Poland, Romania and Hungary, Teltschik said.
From the Express:
“Europe is failing as a team player and is on the brink of war as rising nationalism sweeps the continent, a former chancellor advisor has warned. …
“Speaking of the embattled Brussels club, Mr Teltschik added: ‘The European Commission is overwhelmed with criticism almost every day, often enough by those who make the decisions, or rather don’t make them, for the EU at the European Council.
“‘The German-French engine has been stuttering for years.
“Mr Teltschik also issued a chilling warning, telling Europeans to brace for an ongoing migrant crisis, which he says has only just begun, along with more Islamist-inspired terror attacks.”
Meanwhile, he went on, the rest of the world’s powers were chugging along, both politically and economically. Europe, he warned, was falling far behind.
Teltschik was a national security advisder under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and between 1999 and 2008, he chaired the Munich Conference on Security Policy.
He also said, the Express reported:
“Teltschik said the bureaucratic European Union (EU) is struggling in the face of a catastrophic euro crisis that continues to “gain tract” and a sensational Brexit vote, which prompted an “erosion” of its powers.
“Hinting that a break-up of the Union is more than likely, Mr Telthschik said the bloc’s main players France and Germany were ‘stuttering.’
“The German politician said: ‘European integration was the peacemaking response of the Europeans to the catastrophe of two world wars.
“‘No generation in Europe has ever been able to live in peace, freedom and prosperity for seventy years.’”