by Mark Angelides
As the G7 nations met in Sicily to discuss, among other things, what can be done about the mass influx of migrants to Europe and any potential security threat they may pose, they ordered that all migrant boat arrivals be shuffled along to other Italian ports because the arrival of migrants may cause security issues!
Apparently, they see the arrival of these migrants as a potential threat and therefore do not want them arriving whilst they could themselves be in danger, but ignore the fact that they have allowed hundreds of thousands to arrive unvetted by this route and will continue to allow them long after tey have left Sicily. It appears that the lives of ordinary citizens are free to be endangered as long as they themselves remain safe.
News of the “boat ban” came through Italian newspapers: “Migranti, sbarchi vietati per una settimana durante il G7 di Taormina”, and has been confirmed by several other sources including The Times (who in fairness did run the story, yet the focus was on the fact that it could endanger the migrants lives by having them spend longer at sea). However, this particular “nugget” of information has yet to be spread through the MSM.
The ban was put in place by Sicily Police Chief, Franco Gabrielli, who was tasked with making the area safe for the visiting leaders. We have yet to hear from any of the world leaders condemning Gabrielli for adding danger to the migrants’ journey.
According to Organization for Migration (IOM), so far this year, more than 50,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by boat; this is up almost 40% on last year by this time. Out of not just these arrivals, but all arrivals over the last 2 years, it estimated that only 2.65% were actually classified as genuine refugees…The rest just disappear into the labyrinthine system.
The fact that the security services and world leaders all view the migrant landings as a real threat, should really make us push much harder in asking why the leaders deserve the protection, yet the common folk do not. The lives and safety of the European people should be just as high a priority as the lives of our governmental class (and of course the genuine refugees).
If they know that there is a threat, it is their responsibility to begin by protecting the people, and then coming up with solutions to stop it. It is not as though there isn’t already a perfectly good system of stopping boats arriving illegally in Australia that could be adopted. Since the very day Australia announced that anyone who arrived by boat illegally would NEVER be granted the right to stay, the boats stopped coming; and with that, the people stopped drowning (of the 50,000 arrived in Italy this year, it is thought that a further 1,400 may have perished at sea).
It is not too much for the European people to ask that the same protections afforded to our leaders are afforded to themselves from what the governments clearly see as a real and present danger.
by Mark Angelides