We should call the Invasion of Europe Gadhafi’s Revenge!
The former Libyan leader (before his untimely “demise” at the hands of a coalition of French, British and American smart people) warned that Europe would be conquered, not with guns and swords, but with an invasion by masses of humanity overwhelming the continent from Africa and the Middle East. That is exactly what is happening.
LOL! I’m not going to let readers forget the role Obama’s gals played in this disaster! Hillary, Susan Rice and Samantha Power were after Gaddafi’s head, and look what they got!
We live in interesting times (Chinese curse?).
Everyone must leave some letter for your grandchildren and great grandchildren about how you witnessed the end of western civilization in Europe because someone else will be writing the history of Europe (in Arabic).
This is an AP story at Earthlink (hat tip: Chaz). Emphasis is mine:
ROME (AP) — Naval vessels from Italy, Britain, Ireland and other countries steamed toward the waters off Libya on Saturday to rescue the latest wave of migrants from smugglers’ boats. British authorities warned that up to 500,000 people could attempt the perilous crossing this summer.
Capt. Nick Cooke-Priest, on the British warship HMS Bulwark, told reporters aboard: “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.
Also aboard the Bulwark, part of a multi-nation patrol and rescue force, was British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon. “We could see hundreds of thousands trying to cross this summer,” Fallon told reporters who asked about the captain’s half-million figure.
During Saturday, a total of 3,480 migrants had been safely rescued in 15 separate operations, the Italian coast guard said. Calls for help went out via satellite phone earlier in 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, the coast guard statement said.
Pitching in to save the migrants were Italian coast guard, navy and border police boats and aircraft, a tug boat, two German military ships, the Hessen and the Berlin, and an Irish naval ship LE Eithne.
Italian authorities investigating the Libya-based smuggling operations say reliable intelligence is hard to come by, given that Western diplomats have long left Libya, wracked by violence following the 2011 demise of the Moammar Gadhafi regime. Rival governments command different parts of the country, and tribal and militia clashes aggravate the chaos.
With every boat rescue the word goes back to Africa—launch the next boat.
There is no sign that any European ‘leader’ has the spine (or other body part!) to do what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says must be done—turn the boats back to the North African coast!
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Regarding the spelling of Moammar Gadhafi’s name: We have used different spellings here at RRW mostly due to whatever spelling is being used in the news story we are reporting at the time.