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    A translator shows documents to Afghan migrants during a roam by members of The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA), at the Jules Ferry reception centre near the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, on January 14, 2016.

    Vienna Says Violence Outbreak Possible Over Measures to Reduce Migrant Flow

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    The Austrian Foreign Minister said that he did not rule out the outbreak of violence on the border in the course of the authorities' implementing the recently agreed measures to tackle the migrant crisis.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, the Austrian federal government and some provincial governors agreed to reduce migration to the country to some 37,000 people per year, significantly lower than the over 90,000 asylum applications the country received in 2015. Prior to that, Vienna enhanced the measures to defend state borders against illegal border crossings.

    "In the most part, the refugees behave peacefully. But, of course, it is possible that some will try to use force against the police and the army. Yes, it can lead to ugly scenes," Sebastian Kurz told the newspaper Oesterreich in an interview to be published on Sunday.

    He added that limits to refugee flow are necessary as many of them bypass safe European countries, as Austria, Germany or, for instance, Sweden are wealthier and more prosperous.

    "The next wave of refugees threatens the Schengen. I am hundred percent sure that we will finally find a common European solution. Domino effect will increase the pressure for this to happen faster."

    Europe is struggling to find a solution to a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Germany and Austria are among the destinations most popular with refugees.

    EU border agency Frontex detected some 1.6 million illegal border crossings in 2015.

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      Netanyahu recently gave an interview (a very telling and unusually restrained interview at DAVOS) in which he clarifies his approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian problem: No peace deal just get a better grip on the West Bank. Acolytes of this approach will posit that the “solution end game“ is literally hundreds of years away. In fact the recent failures of the Middle East politically and economically lend considerable support to the argument that a peaceful solution is premature. “Just look at the neighborhood how can a reasonable deal be agreed with given the world views on display; given what else is happening around we are doing just fine”. As long as the middle east is failing such a position will hold strong water; the prediction that the oil generated wealth would inevitably strengthen the other Middle East powers relative to the Israeli people( over time as the influence of such wealth spreads through the Middle East) is a forecast that simply cannot be taken for granted. Conversely, if the Middle East were to succeed the impetus to find a Israeli-Palestinian solution would be huge and growing by the day.
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      If the West had listened to Prof. Alexandre Dugin. MSU none of this would be happening.

      In the new study of Ethno Sociology we can find the political theorems that will work for nations and more widely the world.

      The West is now following a Marxist ideology or what is popularly termed as Cultural Marxism. It will result in the end as another Communist State where the mechanisms of control will not first be the economy, but the culture, a mono-culture.

      Mr. Dugin's thoughts and ideas stress the opposite. Whether true or not he has been rumored to advise President Putin on certain things. I suggest those interested to search out the lectures he has presented.

      Sputnik should write some Russian Cultural and Intelligentsia pieces so people in the world can better understand Russian people and thought.
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