Peter Sutherland, the United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for international migration, is hopping from one pulpit to the next, preaching the message that the refugee tsunami proves national sovereignty is an “illusion,” a mere shibboleth” that must be done away with.
Moreover, says Sutherland, the United States and the European Union “have not merely a moral but a legal obligation to protect refugees.” And that means, he makes quite clear, that the United States and EU are obligated to take in an unspecified quota — but potentially millions — of refugees and migrants, most of whom are currently streaming out of the Muslim countries of the war-decimated Middle East and Africa.
In an October 8 interview with UN News Centre, Sutherland responded to the question, “What is your message to governments?” with this reply: “I will ask the governments to cooperate, to recognise that sovereignty is an illusion — that sovereignty is an absolute illusion that has to be put behind us. The days of hiding behind borders and fences are long gone. We have to work together and cooperate together to make a better world. And that means taking on some of the old shibboleths, taking on some of the old historic memories and images of our own country and recognising that we’re part of humankind.”
Earlier in the interview Sutherland established his compassion credentials, stating:
Recently, two weeks ago, I was in Calais [France], in the camp there, and all I can say is it was, and is, appalling — hygienically, in terms of sanitary conditions, in terms of the way that people live. I have seen other camps which are better. But we can do something there….
Anyone who watches their televisions with the films of the appalling nature of the conflict that is taking place there can readily understand how people, particularly those with children must feel obliged to leave.
The huge numbers that are coming are the inevitable concomitant of a terrible conflict.
And we should have known, and we should know, that where there are terrible conflicts now, as in the past, the inevitable result is huge migratory flows.
Well, “we” here at The New American did know and did warn, repeatedly, that the ongoing U.S./EU/NATO/UN-led wars that Sutherland and his fellow globalists were/are waging under various rubrics (war on terror, regime change, Arab Spring) would have terrible consequences, including, as he now puts it “inevitable … huge migratory flows.” Now that the inevitable has happened (and continues to happen, because Sutherland and the globalists continue their obliteration and devastation of entire regions), those responsible for the carnage have a “solution” that will compound the desolation.