Greece to erect 'anti-migrant' wall. The same story is corroborated by The Turkish Weekly
Plans are being made to build a 206km long wall along the land border with Turkey and the US/Mexico wall will be used as the model so presumably there'll be surveillance cameras, barbed wire and predator drones. The EU's Frontex is already there patrolling the borders, helping to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
I just feel uneasy about this - it doesn't sit right and there must be a better way - and there's always the question: is it keeping out or keeping in? There's no official comment yet from the EU or the Turkish government.
There's one other item of interest, this time from France. The information emerged during the trial of eight men on terrorism charges in Paris. It's pointless me commenting on it - successive British governments have not only failed to get to grips with terrorists in our midst but have actively encouraged them with their soft, appeasing policies.
'British' Muslim terrorists offered safe houses in France.
British terrorists were regularly recruited and offered safe houses by French gangsters allegedly involved in the financing of Al Qaeda, a court heard today. The sinister links between Islamic radicals on both sides of the Channel came to light at the trial of eight men at the Paris Assizes. All are accused of carrying out post office raids and other robberies in order to raise funds to carry out terrorist atrocities across Europe.
..."Boukemiche learned such good English in prison in London that he no longer needed an interpreter when he got out. He built up numerous contacts among Al Qaeda networks in Britain and offered then a safe house close to his cafe in France." The terrorist case against Boukemiche was dropped in Britain following a £3million trial so as to protect the life of an undercover secret service agent in Algeria.
Finally, the sort of local story that irritates me no end: Bedfordshire Borough Council threatened a man with a £1k fine if he did not take down posters of his missing cat. It's fly-posting and environmental damage, apparently.