The Mediterranean Boat People Crisis
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How Does Europe Deal With The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
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500,000 Africans Could Sail to Italy This Summer - Royal Navy Captain
Capt. Nick Cooke-Priest, of the British warship HMS Bulwark, told reporters on his ship: “Indications are there that there are 450,000 to 500,000 migrants in Libya who are waiting at the border” for voyage from the North African country’s Mediterranean coast in hopes of reaching Italian shores. His warning came as naval vessels and coastguard from Italy, Britain, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and other countries patrolled coastal waters off Libya on Saturday in an efforts to rescue the latest wave of undocumented migrants hoping to coss from African to European nations in unseaworthy boats operated by human traffickers.
Also aboard the Bulwark which is involved in an international effort to rescue the migrants and also stem the tide of people trying to enter Europe illegally, was British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon. "We could see hundreds of thousands waiting to attempt the crossing this summer," Fallon told reporters when asked about the captain’s half-million figure.
On Saturday 6 June a total of 3,480 migrants were picked up in 15 separate operations, the Italian coast guard said. Calls for help were received throughout the day from the smugglers boats, which included six rubber dinghies and nine fishing boats, all some 45 miles (72 kilometers) off the Libyan shoreline.
One Italian navy ship, the Vega, rescued hundreds of migrants from five boats alone. Another Italian naval vessel, the Driade, rescued 560 migrants, while the Irish Navy's LE Eithne, rescued 310 people, only a day after saving 113 migrants.
Fallon said Europe needed to pool intelligence and get after the gangs controlling the trafficking racket, which are based in Libya where law and order have broken down following the US led bombing campaign that ousted the tyrannical Gaddafi regime. Italian authorities pursuing the Libya-based smuggling operations say reliable information is hard to come by, Western diplomats have long left Libya which is torn by inernicene violence following the fall in 2011 of the Moammar Gaddafi regime. Rival factions command different parts of the country, and tribal and militia clashes make it unsafe for westerners to be there.
"We can try to cut off their financing. People are making money out of misery, and we can do more there track down the money, Fallon added."
About 170,000 migrants were rescued at sea last year by Italy. If the British estimates are anywhere near correct this year’s numbers could be far greater could be far greater.
So far this year, tens of thousands of migrants rescued by vessels from Ireland, Malta, Britain and elsewhere have landed in Italy . The Italian coast guard frequently dispatches cargo ships to go to the rescue. Humanitarian organizations also help with rescues at sea, which often occur when the weather changes after smugglers set sail in a dozen or more boats when seas are calm.
Police in Sicily reported that last week they detained a suspected migrant smuggler who used a new tactic of putting only a few passengers aboard a small boat in a bid to land undetected on European shores. Ragusa police said a Tunisian man was detained for smuggling after 12 fellow Tunisians aboard a wooden boat told authorities he had promised to sail them to an isolated beach near Trapani, western Sicily, at night so they could slip away undetected. Instead, police say the suspect bungled the route and was spotted by an Italian naval vessel.Separately, a Gambian skipper suspected of smuggling 116 African migrants was detained by Italian police.
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How Does Europe Deal With The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
by Phil T. Looker and Ian R Thorpe
As the full extent of the humatitarian crisis in Libya, The Mediterranean and Southern Europe (particularly Italy) becomes the focus of news coverage (having been ignored for at least a dacade) as illegal immigrants flooded into Europe, the calls for an official channel for refugees fleeing Libya to be inducted into Europe, given automatic residency rights and transported at the expense of European taxpaters to an EU nation where they will be able to claim sociasl benefits, housing and health care are going down like the provervial lead balloon with EU voters.
Instead of giving in to the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the politically correct left, we must stop this tide of expoitation at its source. To do otherwise is simply helping the ruthless criminals who are making vast profits from this traffic in human desperation.
This week EU government leaders are holding a summit to discuss the plight of boat people trying to cross the Meditarranean fron north Africa to Europe. They need to adopt a hard-headed and pragmatic approach to a dreadful problem to which finger-pointing and hand-wringing are not the answers and cries of "its our duty to give these people asylum" are jut the pious voices of people who a hundred years ago would have been joining moral crusades.
The pressure to give in to demands from human rights groups for a legitimate route into Europe for multitudegathering on the North African shore needs to be resisted. Such a response may sound compassionate but it would simply encourage even more people to make the journey, and help the criminals who run the migration racket.
We have made the point before in The Daily Stirrer that the longer term solution to this disaster must include the restoration of a stable government to Libya, Africa's most prosperous nation under Gaddafi, now a lawless failed state following the ousting of the dictator's regime by a coup backed by French, UK and US (the FUKUS axis) money, weapons and bombing raids.
Gaddafi spent Libya's own (no IMF loan) money building a pipe line from the Sudan border to pipe fresh water from ancient aquifers that hold cubic kilometres of the stuff to his northern cities. Many of his people had interest free mortgages, and free education due to the oil revenue provided. His down fall was orchestrated because as Libya's oil reserves were some of the largest proven on the planet, he wanted to stop oil being traded in US dollars and, like Saddam Hussein in Iraq some years before, make bilateral currency agreements with nations buying Libya's oil, this would have involved trading in physical gold for the USA. Guess who didn't like that.
Interestingly, in the past three years a move led by Russia, China and Iran to dump the US dollar (Petrodollar) as the global currency and replace it with a currency based on the Youa and Rouble have been gathering momentum. This is one of the real causes of current tensions between Russia and the USA. But while having repeatedly tried to provoke the Russians, Obama does not seem quite so keen to bomb Moscow as he and hid brotish and French sidekicks were to bomb Tripoli.
The root cause of this is decades of meddling in the political affairs of African nations by western powers, particularly the USA, and United nations. Action to improve the economies of the African countries the migrants leave behind has also been a disaster, most of the funds pumped in by western aid agencies and charities having foubd its way into the Swiss bank accounts of tyrants, warlords, corrupt officials and their extended families. But even if beter outcomes from western interventions could be achieved, they will not deal with the immediate crisis which will inevitably worsen as better weather tempts hundreds of thousands more migrants on to the high seas.
The EU has faced demands to re-establish search and rescue operations that were withdrawn last year because most of the cost was falling on bankrupt Italy and because they were thought to be acting as an incentive to migration which, in view of the numbers that are trying this year, appears to have been the case
But if migrants need to be rescued then the search and recover policy of control has already failed. The immediate priority for EU leaders now is to work out a way to prevent people boarding the boats in the first place, both by destroying captured vessels and blockading the ports they are leaving. New resettlement schemes and migration quotas will not help matters.
We have a problem too with the cancer that is politically correct thinking which has metastised thought the body politic of the EU. Virtually no modern developed country can bring itself to enforce border controls for fear of being branded "racist" by screeching American 'liberals'.
The problem is that if you accept the premise that a border can only be defended with lethal force against another recognizable lethal force, you essentially have no border when it comes to those who are either unarmed or superficially unthreatening.
At what point does an influx of people hostile to the culture and values of the nation they are entering become an invasion?
75 years ago this country (my Dad and uncles included) managed to fight off an invasion of approx. 100,000 Germans who had guns, planes and tanks, because we didn't want them to come over here and change our way of life. Why did we resist? Partly because most people agreed Naziism was a repugnant political philosophy buy also because it is our collective right as a national community to decide for ourselves how we will live, whether out young men can drink alcohol and play music and whether our young women can wear shrt skirts and go out in public with their hair uncovered.
Compare our resistance to today, when our spinleless politicians are prepared to let foreigners who hate European culturem our values and way of life and ourselves just walk in and take our country from us. We have hundreds of thousand of migrants coming here every year, without the consent of the vast majority of the British public and their presence is slowly but surely changing our way of life and not for the better.
As Migrants Pour Into Italy ISIS Say: Overrun Europe with Immigrants and "Turn it into Hell'
Thousands of Africans every month are crowding onto flimsy boats like this one to make the three hundred mile journey from Libya to Sicily and the refuge of European territory*. (Image source - Malta Star)
It is well reported that western intervention in Libya, for the purpose of overthrowing Gaddafi resulted in the North African nation going from the most prosperous and modern nation in Africa to a lawless failed state in the space of three years. Now we learn that ISIS aka Islamic State, the terrorist army that plans to establish a caliphate, has gained a hold on the country. And it gets worse ...
An ISIS report obtained by Libyan media in January, reveals that the Islamic State are planning to use Libya "to get to Europe," and overrun it with illegal migrants to "turn it into hell." According to the report, ISIS considers "illegal immigration" to be a privileged channel of access to the Old Continent.
This of course is due to lax rules established by the elitists and out of touch rulers of the EU, unelected bureaucrats whose grip on reality is made tenuous by the insanity of politically correct insanity with which they have all been indoctrinated during higher education.
Libya has become a huge assembly point for Africans fleeing poverty, civil war, political corruption and hunger in that continents many failed states, desperate to get to Italy and claim refugee status, before taking advantage of the lack of border controls and heading deeper into Europe. Italy, drowning in debt and teetering on the edge of defaulting on its obligations, fears the wave of immigrants landing on its shores, will plunge the country into chaos and civil conflict.
Even prior to last Saturday's murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt by terrorists who crossed from Libya, warning signs that Libya was becoming the latest and deadliest outpost of the Islamic State were apparent. Libya's institutional vacuum due to the failure to establish a ruling authority following the overthrow of Gaddafi by US, UK and French military forces (the FUKUS axis) has created an ideal environment for terrorists.
Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said the Islamic State will control a territory on the Mediterranean coast "within two months" if the West does not intervene.
Thousands of people have been arriving in Libya in recent months, having been offered the prospect of getting out of North Africa. They are now crammed into refugee camps, creating a situation of chaos. In such a situation it is easy for terrorists trained to shoot or bomb to merge into the crowds.
According to one report, analysts now believe that the risk of a major terror attack on Italian territory is more concrete than ever before. The hypothesis considered most likely is that a mass exodus of at least two hundred thousand foreigners has crowded onto barges bound for Europe.
*The picture (top) may be posed, we do not know, but the people on the boat look clean and happy. There have been cases however of such boats being towed by small fishing vessels having been cut free when Italian coastguards were sighted, so that the human traffickers might try to escape arrest.RELATED POSTS:
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Although Britain has deployed naval forces to assist in a rescue operation, France and Italy are blocking the mission until Britain agrees to take in thousands of migrants.. This kind of blackmail is typical of the smooth faced bureaucrats who run Europe, in effect they are saying "If you want to offer humanitarian aid you do it on our terms and flood your country with unskilled, illiterate economic migrants (NB not refugees, migrants)."
Last month Britain deployed HMS Bulwark, the Royal Navy's flagship, and the frigate HMS Kent to assist in operations designed to smash the smuggling rings currently shipping migrants into Europe. Obviously the Euronazis of Brussels do not want to stop the ruthless criminals who are flooding the European continent with migrants. Would we put it past these self serving shits to have done some kind of deal with with the criminals? No we wouldn't, they're the type of people who would pimp out their daughters to further their political aims. READ MORE at The Daily Stirrer
I guess what's really behind this is Merkel and Hollande are pissed off because Dave got his announcement in before they had time to call another summit of leaders, so they could stuff themselves stupid at our expense while they sat around waiting for Obmama to call and tell them what to do.
Cameron's acting independently would be totally unacceptable to the Eurocrats of course, - who does this man think he is FFS? The leader of an independent nation or something?
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