Merkel, under heavy pressure at home to reduce arrivals, supports a plan under which transit country Turkey would seal its borders and then fly refugees to Europe where they would be settled under an EU quota system.I first thought the word to describe this is obtuse, but it denotes dullness, which Merkel is not. Willful or refractory (stubbornly disobedient) miscomprehension is helpful but, again, there's no failure of intellect that I can see. Willful, mulish misdirection captures more of the element of intentionality that is obviously at work.
Still, Merkel's mindset is hard to capture. The problems of Muslim hostility and incompatibility are obvious for anyone to see but officially they are not seen. More to the point, it is officially forbidden to see them.
It's as though a soldier would present alarming news to his officer like this:
Private: "Sir, the enemy has mounted a human wave attack!"It's a puzzle. All through the West, with honorable exceptions, we have leaders who don't lead or who mouth stupidities like "leading from behind" or "moderate Islam."
Officer: "Right you are. Let's have a spot of breakfast."
And terrible dangers – civilizational threats – are not addressed.
 "Merkel rejects east Europe plan to shut Balkans refugee route." By France24, 2/16/16.
H/t: Gates of Vienna.