This must have been what it looked like when the Goths and Vandals invaded the Roman Empire during its final days. The names, places, and languages are different, but you know what they say: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
The police and government could stop this if they wanted to. The fact is, they don’t. These camps have existed for a long time and have been harassing truckers to the point where truckers have been tying pork onto their vehicles to keep the Muslims off. But with this “refugee crisis,” it looks like we may have reached a tipping point where Calais now is, more or less, a West Bank on European soil.
Hauliers have again called for a security boost at Calais as the rise in migrant numbers means they now outnumber security forces by 18 to one. Just 1,300 officers working on shifts are deployed to the town, where nearly 7,000 migrants are trying to get on board UK-bound lorries day and night.
“Even if the entire security contingent was to be deployed at any one time, the ratio would still be hard pressed to cope at 5:1,” said executive Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Hauliers Association (RHA)
“The level of security currently in place barely scratches the surface of the problem. It’s therefore hardly surprising that recent days have seen incidents of violence and attacks on trucks far worse than have been seen in recent months. And with Christmas produce still traveling across the Channel, the next few days will inevitably see a concerted push by migrants to reach the UK.”
His warning comes just days after a thousand migrants stormed the approach to the Channel Tunnel, working in groups of 50-60 at a time to slow lorries by blocking the road and help each other aboard. Some of the migrants were armed with hammers, iron bars and rocks.
Drivers using the port are growing increasingly nervous in the face of constant rock-throwing by migrants, as they battle with the 300 officers on duty at any one time. Drivers, who are also the targets of rock-throwing, say the migrants are all armed with knives and weapons of some kind.
“This will not end any time soon, it’s like a war zone and needs the army in to help control it. I do not want to be using the Calais port when heading back into the UK,” an anonymous driver told the Guardian.
Here is what Calais looks like from the ground in “the jungle.” This is the future of Europe if Islam remains unchecked:
*Article by Andrew Bieszad