Step 1: Issue open invitation to Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan, etc. migrants.
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit!
closely followed by (continuing with my comics/cartoon references) a Charlie Brown football move:
Step 4: Close the border.
Can anyone guess what Step 5 will be? The editors of the Wall Street Journal provide some helpful analysis:
It worked—too well. Berlin’s perceived openness is encouraging many others still in the Middle East to risk dangerous sea and land journeys to Europe. The German public’s initial wave of humanitarian enthusiasm has given way to the realization that they can’t cope indefinitely with an almost unlimited number of desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa.
I think it’s actually worse than that. The Germans’ “perceived openness” has put who knows how many unfortunates into a pipeline of migrants. Many of the people stalled at the border probably set out for Germany a week or ten days ago—long before the Germans had second thoughts.
It’s yet another example of the Germans making what is already a bad situation worse with their machinations. Mass migration doesn’t just stop on a dime.