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This story is two days old but I forgot to post it. Police caught a smuggler near the Austrian border with four Syrians in his car. While they were waiting for a police transporter, a video journalist interviewed the smuggler, who proved to be an idiot spouting Jobbik's rhetoric. In a slow voice, he explained that "There are two ways to take over a country: with weapons and with refugees," and he wanted to take the refugees across the border (allegedly for free) so that they don't stay here.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 at 03:39:24 PM EST
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Haha, can't all Jobbik members do that? Hungary would be free of refugees, the refugees, free of Hungary, and Jobbik would land where they belong: in jail. Universal happiness.
by Katrin on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 at 03:46:32 PM EST
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LOL!

But, seriously, domestic smugglers in Hungary are some of the worst. While the government was pretty happy to announce that the culprits of the truck with 71 dead refugees were Bulgarian citizens (even though they operated from Hungary), now there are several stories each day of caught smugglers ripping off or robbing their clients who prove to be Hungarian citizens. The ripping off even extends to railway employees: a refugee was sold a 'ticket' for an astronomical sum of €120 which was in reality a badge for marking damaged wagons.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 at 04:06:40 PM EST
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Well, how do you know they are the worst? I am quite sure that all other countries the refugees need to travel through can boast of roughly the same percentage of baddies. Actually Dublin is a gigantic job creation scheme for criminals.
by Katrin on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 at 04:31:42 PM EST
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While I base this on reading only reports by Hungarian police, the sample includes smugglers from several other countries (there was even an Austrian who crashed due to driving under the influence of drugs). I can imagine two reasons, one circumstantial, one specific: this could be the mark of the "business" at its early stages when most smugglers are small-time or first-time criminals; or this could be a side effect of the wave of racism, a much less humane version of what that idiot did.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 at 04:49:06 PM EST
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