COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN IN THE GUARDIAN
This is the supreme low point for the EU under Merkel's influence.
A deal forged with one of the most evil and ruthless leaders on the planet, and it involves giving him lots of money and encouragement to become a future part of the EU.
We've had a lot of garbage propaganda about Russians doing this or that, including an idiotic claim that Russia has weaponized migration.
But here is a pay-off deal with the very man who really has weaponized migration, Erdogan.
Paying a mass murderer - Syria and his own Kurds - to help alleviate the very problem he created.
Oh, I am sick at the thought of the EU today, where once, in de Gaulle's day, I much admire
How does any Western politician ever again open his or her mouth to speak of ethics or morality or rights?
Of course, I am sure that the murderous empire of the United States has been pushing hard for this.
None of this would have happened had Europe stood up to the United States - and its evil proxies - Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel - five years or so ago.
They are the ones who caused all of this.
Yet our governments and press cannot stop calling Putin - who has done nothing but defend Russia's interests in the face of another American aggression - names.
Then they sign a deal with a mass murderer, thief, and tyrant against free speech.
A monumental disgrace.
I suspect strongly that intense American pressure is at work to achieve just that, Turkey always been having been viewed as a key geo-political spot in the endless hostility towards Russia.