Weapons of Mass Migration

How Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is waging war on his western neighbors

By Mark Krikorian on November 16, 2021

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is waging war on his western neighbors, European Union members Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. But he’s not using tanks and planes.

He’s using migrants.

. . .

In other words, Lukashenko — like many a dictator before him — is trying to blackmail the EU. He has them in an unfortunate bind of not wanting to make a choice between, on the one hand, admitting millions more from the third world — which would doubtless fuel further political upheaval from voters sick of crime, welfare cheats, and the foreignization of their societies — and, on the other, seeing its talk of a “right to asylum” exposed as the high-minded piffle that it is. . . .

[Read the whole thing at National Review.]