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Originally posted by mmiichael
The EU is in a pickle as far as security goes. Their whole concern was a Russian encroachement. 64 years of the US making that sure it didn't happen. They developed no real protective infrastructure for themselves.
One of the reasons they have and may still entertain Turkey being admitted into the EU is because it has such a well developed military infrastructure and operative standing army. But that prospect opens a can of worms. Suddenly it is being realized that asymmetrical warfare from the Muslim world might be their biggest security issue. And Turkey is moving more in the Muslim world camp as it abandons it's secular outlook and hopes of being part of the EU.
With unemployment a major concern in the economic downturn, no one wants to open the door to a poor Middle East country giving new access to scarce jobs.
The EU strategy is appeasement to the Middle East rather than fear of retaliation. But it's not an effective strategy.
Watch for a series of terrorist attacks in Germany, possibly in the next few weeks.