So long as Qaddafi kept order in Libya and Turkey was willing to contain most of the Middle Easterners trying to pass through, a spineless Europe could maintain the façade of immigration limits.
The Central American border surge in South Texas was our own decaffeinated, low-calorie version of what Europe is facing. And our elite is at least as weak and emasculated as Europe’s. But we are, yet again, blessed by chance — on our southern flank is Mexico, with a functioning, relatively strong state.
The only other country immediately to our south is Cuba, which holds the possibility of turning into our Libya. I don’t like the Castros any more than Qaddafi, but we might miss them when they’re gone if Cuba’s government unravels, the cartels establish a presence, and illegal aliens from around the world use the island as a jumping-off point. Which is why we’d be foolish to ever give up Guantanamo — we’re going to need somewhere to drop off the illegal aliens that’s not on U.S. soil.