Italian admiral tells Angela Merkel’s government to shut down operations of NGO “slave ship” Sea-Watch.
There must be pressure put on Germany by others to act. A ship with its flag is facilitating human trafficking, flooding Italy and exposing all in Europe to great risks.
Merkel and Germany cannot continue to do as they please with utter disregard for others.
There is too much respect for Germany; the EU has member states not plebe states.
– The open letter, which refers to the NGO’s vessel Sea-Watch 3 as a “slave ship”, asks for intervention from the German state as the ship flies the German flag.
“I ask you to take all the necessary measures to stop all Sea-Watch 3 activities related to the landing of illegal immigrants in Italy,” De Felice wrote in the letter to Germany’s ambassador to Italy.
The letter, sections of which were published by Italian newspaper Il Giornale on Monday, goes on to accuse the captain of the vessel of breaking several maritime rules and committing “international crimes”.
“These acts do not honour his nation and its flag, placing Germany and the most Christian German Evangelical Church in a position of ‘unconscious’ collaboration with human traffickers,” De Felice said.
“In conclusion, [I am] waiting for your government to remove the honoured German flag from the mast of the slave ship Sea-Watch 3,” he said and added that he hoped the German government would do what is right.
* The V4 Report has little faith in the German government but maybe those who take the anti-migration position can collectively urge Germany to put an end to its support of illegal migration.
It is exposing all.