As the forces of Bashar al Assad continue their brutal assault against Syrian rebels, the Middle Eastern refugee crisis is showing no signs of slowing down.
Now, as migrants are flooding hastily through ineffective checkpoints throughout a majority of Europe, two nations have stood tall against the E.U.’s migrant “quota”. Poland and Hungary have both scoffed at the idea of the E.U. trouncing on their national sovereignty by implanting these likely dangerous refugees arbitrarily within their borders.
Hungary’s defiance to the European Union was simply not enough, apparently, as the nation’s border wall has been upgraded to repel any refugees who dare defy the nation’s decree.
“Hungary, which has resisted EU demands to take in more migrants, has reportedly electrified its double-sided fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border, according to local media.
“Hungarian media was tipped off when border officials installed new electrocution warning signs in Arabic, Hungarian and Serbian on the fence.
“’It may not be a full fence shield, but there are fixed wires running parallel to the ground,’ reported journalist András Földes. ‘The 12 wires mounted on insulated points are visible on both fences of the double fence, with insulated portions on the inside of the fences since it’s assumed they [the migrants] will only come from the outside if they come in.’
‘…We also learned that a worker was shaken at the time of the installation and that he was hospitalized,’ he added.”
Europe’s migrant crisis has inspired many other countries around the world in enacting limits on the amount, if any, of these refugees that they are willing to take in. Hungary, while currently accepting no refugees, believes that they are well ahead of the curve, and that more of the E.U.’s member nations will soon follow their example. Once that occurs, illegal immigration of refugees from one European nation to another seems probable.
And that is where this high voltage traverse could get tricky.