Saturday, June 16, 2018

Italy: How the do-gooders contribute ti the migrant crisis across the Mediterranean

(Rome) The EU is currently blackballing Italy due to how after years of being the dumping spot for NGO ships and their migrant cargo, it has said no more.  Italy has received very little support for the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have been encouraged to travel by the lax policies of certain Northern European countries, but who have gone out of their to reject the hoards of migrants dumped on Italian soil.  Today the leftwing Guardian reported on this story and this part caught my eye:

 “Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers,”...Axel Steier, the co-founder of Mission Lifeline which operates the Lifeline ship, said his crew had rescued more than 100 migrants off Libya on Friday in an operation with a US warship, and transferred them to a Turkish merchant vessel. He said his ship was too small to make the journey from Libya to Italian ports and that he always transferred migrants to other ships, but insisted those craft should have the right to land in Italy. “I am sure there is an obligation for Italy to take them because its closest safe harbour is Lampedusa. We hand over migrants to Europe because of the Geneva convention,” he said.
Vessels chartered by an assortment of European NGOs have plied the waters off Libya for three years, rescuing migrants from leaking boats and transporting them to Sicily.

Get that, the do-gooders who have been picking up these people off of the coast of Africa, feel that Italy has to take it people from their glorified taxis service

So whilst the EU ruminates what to do with millions of economic chancers  who have been dropped off by so called do-gooders operating a taxis service off the coast of Africa (usually around 8 miles), they not only allow this illegal trade to continue, they berate anybody who dares speak out on yet another socialist experiment gone wrong.