Italy will deploy two naval vessels to Libya in an effort to deter illegal migration and human smuggling into Europe, the Italian government announced Wednesday.
The move to save face comes after the Italian authorities seized a “refugee” “rescue” ship – m/s Iuventa – operated by “Jugend Rettet”, a group based in Berlin, over allegations that the groups operatives had contact with Libyan smugglers.
Ambrogio Cartosio, a public prosecutor from Trapani, claimed that there is evidence that migrants were “handed over” to the m/s Iuventa by smugglers rather than being “rescued”, and later transferred to other ships to be taken ashore in Italy.
It is not the first time concerns have raised over the illegal operations by the NGOs. People with common sense have suspected this since the beginning of the invasion, which is misleadingly referred as the “migrant/refugee crisis” by the mainstream media.
The Italian effort comes just a few days before Defend Europe’s m/s C-Star is due to arrive in the area, with the mission to monitor the criminal behavior of the NGO’s. Left-wing activists and fronts for human trafficking such as “Hope Not Hate”, and hate groups such as ANTIFA have fought Defend Europe’s efforts since its inception. The actions of the left recently resulted in Patreon deleting the account of Lauren Southern – a Canadian alt-right journalist connected to Defend Europe – for trumped-up charges, that her actions might lead to loss of life; when in reality the mission is to save lives by exposing the human smugglers and their NGO counterparts, thus disincentivizing people to risk their lives in the Mediterranean.
At a meeting in Estonia in July, the Italian government introduced a “code of conduct” for all NGOs operating search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean. Based on the new rules; NGOs are not to interfere with Libyan coastguard operations, allow armed police on board their ships, and reveal all the sources of their funding.
Several NGOs, including Doctors Without Borders (MSF), have refused to sign the code saying they refuse to have armed police on board their vessels and insist the new code would make it more difficult to transfer migrants to larger ships.
Author: Sander Laanemaa
Sander Laanemaa was born in Estonia in 1984. In 2011 he graduated from the Estonian Maritime Academy as a deck officer. During his studies he took an interest in history, philosophy, psychology, and the occult. His research guided him deep into the rabbit hole, which ultimately led to the creation of Culture Wars.
Sander is fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish, and Estonian.
He has given a number of lectures on various topics on maritime affairs, and also on ancient history and the faults of contemporary social movements.