Who and what attracted migrants to Libya? The consequences of Open Borders

Who and what attracted migrants to Libya?  The consequences of Open Borders

There are many horrific stories – including scenes of slavery and abuse – coming out of Libya, but this may be just the tip of the iceberg.

In Europe, hundreds of thousands of registered asylum seekers have just vanished. Some may be terrorists who managed to blend-in with the refugees at the border. Others may have fallen prey to the hordes of criminal organizations that thrive under the “dark side” of open borders.

The V4 Report has written over 200 articles pertaining to the European migrant crisis since September of 2015. We continue to believe that an “Open-Border” policy is a catastrophe, not an “act of humanity”.

The idea of allowing millions of migrants — without knowing who they are first — to enter Europe from regions well known for persecuting non-Muslims and containing ISIS jihadists who have declared Europe as their “next Syria” is not compassion but sheer lunacy.

The “open border” rhetoric and policies of Angela Merkel and the leaders of Brussels have not only increased the dangers for all Europeans but also for the refugees and migrants, who now have become easy prey for the criminal smuggling syndicates that transports them to and around Europe – sometimes in very unsafe conditions.

Who lured thousands of migrants worldwide to Libya? What is attracting these migrants from all over the world – from places like Bangladesh – to flock to the country of Libya? What is the lure of Libya and why are they going there in such large numbers? It’s certainly not the beaches.

Leonard Doyle of the International Organization of Migration believes migrants are coming to Libya because “they see the promise of a new life when they go to their Facebook feed and they think something wonderful is waiting for them in Europe.” Estimates say that anywhere from 400,000 to nearly one million migrants may be trapped in Libya.

The answer is obvious to all, except for those who have their own agendas. The pull factors are the “open-border” in Italy, the NGO “taxi service” to transfer the migrants from Libya, and the generous welfare benefits offered by Western Europe.

The crisis in Libya is a direct result of NGO “trafficking” and the open-entry in Italy. This acts like a magnet for migrants to flock to Libya. Brussels and Berlin have not helped with their unwise pledges of “resettlement and relocation”.

The leaders of Italy/Brussels, Angela Merkel and even Pope Francis must look directly in the mirror for advocating “feel-good” open-door policies, however well-intended, which have put so many at risk, including Europeans – who have been exposed to aggressive male migrants from regions containing Islamic extremists.

The documented collusion between the smugglers and NGOs in the Mediterranean has turned Libya into a “gathering center” for migrants worldwide to seek their one-way ticket to Europe. As we have witnessed, this has been an absolute disaster and has played right into the hands of the criminal smuggling syndicates.

The liberal media and the leaders of those global institutions who consider themselves the “Masters of the Universe” – along with the US-EU neocon cabal which destabilized Libya and Syria – have once again created misery and carnage on a grand scale. Of course, they will once again invent more fantasies in order to blame someone else for their disastrous decisions.

Some migration activists and wealthy philanthropists have shamelessly tried to blame the Visegrad4 countries of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic for the situation in Libya and elsewhere.

This is the propaganda of the left and another slanderous attack intended to smear the good people who live in the lands of Visegrad. Any person who has followed the crisis in Europe knows that it was not the leaders of Visegrad who lured the migrants to Libya.

From the beginning, Orban and the leaders of Visegrad offered sound solutions to the migrant crisis including:

1. Securing the borders first in order to separate the true war refugees from the economic migrants.

2. Providing secure “safe camps” for the refugees outside of the EU in order to protect them from all the risks and mayhem associated with open borders and to provide a shield of safety for Europeans to protect them from the dangers of unknown roaming migrants.

3. Offering assistance and funding to organizations which help the refugees in their homelands or close to them. This form of assistance has proven to be far more efficient at helping a greater number of refugees. Poland has been active in Syria, Hungary in Iraq and Nigeria, and doctors from the Czech Republic are performing life-saving surgeries for refugees in Jordan.

A Syrian Bishop has personally thanked Poland for its support and successful projects, adding “The Polish government is the only one that helps us to stay in Syria.”

Far from creating the crisis, Visegrad and other Central European nation states must be given credit for helping to reduce the flow of migrants to Germany, curtailing the migrant demand for Greece and protecting all Europeans from the many dangers of illegal migration.

Instead of relying on Germany or Greece, Viktor Orban and the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) – which includes the four Visegrad countries plus Austria, Croatia and Slovenia – took matters into their own hands (along with Macedonia) by securing the Balkan route that closed the migrant pipeline from Greece to Germany.

The decision to close the Balkan route, which pre-dated the EU-Turkey deal, was the key to reducing the flow of illegal migrants to Central Europe and cut the migrant demand for Greece. While Greece still has issues with capacity, this is due to their own actions and refusal to send all irregular migrants back to Turkey as stipulated under the EU’s agreement with Turkey.

Ironically, Germany is now totally dependent on Hungary and the CEDC to secure their border. While Merkel called the Balkan effort “not her Europe”, Germany has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the CEDC’s preventive actions.

A major catastrophe in Europe was avoided last month thanks to the joint efforts of Austria and Hungary. A Pakistani man, known as the “Pakistani butcher”, was apprehended among a group of migrants near Hungary’s southern borders. Detectives in Austria said that “the butcher” was a professional gunman accused of around 79 contract murders in Pakistan.

This is a reminder that Europe remains exposed to open borders and mass migration. The CEDC’s mission is to protect the region from illegal migration by securing the borders. What are the leaders of Sweden, Germany and the EU Parliament doing to protect Europeans?

The leaders of Visegrad have absolutely nothing to apologize for and the PM of Hungary, Viktor Orban, has been out front and correct regarding the migrant crisis since the fall of 2015.

The V4 countries from Central Europe are the future of Europe. They contain some of the fastest growing economies in the EU and there are no cultural clashes or terror on the streets of Visegrad. They consider relocation quotas a “nonsense” and remain focused on providing the energy and ideas to help the true refugees without sacrificing the security and safety of their own citizens.

Instead of attacking Visegrad over migration, the leaders of the European Union must start listening to them. A secure border is best for all.

Onward V4.