V4 Report: Italy ??: Are we getting closer to a brutal showdown between UN-EU “law” verses the European nation states and their right – as sovereign and free countries – to defend their borders and people?
Should the policies of the UN or EU be able to weaken the national security of a nation state? We do not believe so, but this is clearly the case today.
We think this clash is long overdue.
** As the smugglers, migrants and NGOs continue to abuse the territory of Europe, the nation states are handcuffed and often find themselves disarmed by UN mandates and other insane EU laws that prevent them from properly defending their borders from illegal migrants, among them potential terrorists.
For instance, when 700 young and aggressive male migrants stormed and broke through the border of Spain, one would think that they should have been sent back over the border immediately after being detained. However, due to an “EU law”, Spain was prevented from doing so. This is simply insane and prevents a nation from properly defending its sovereign territory.
*** This clash between the UN and the European nation states is on the horizon. The world has changed and so too must Europe or it will soon cease to exist as we know it.
International law is not easy to enforce and it must have the broad support of others to be used a deterrent. In addition, global conventions can be outdated and obsolete. In this case, we do not believe the UN or EU would have enough support from others in order to punish Italy for taking the measures necessary to protect their borders from smugglers, mafia lords, “charities” and migrants who do not play be the rules.
This is clearly a national security issue involving illegal human trafficking. It is not about “refugees”.
We feel many others states would support Italy, thus making this “alleged” breach of international law irrelevant.
– The game is stacked against the nation states. It’s akin to playing a hockey game against an opponent who insists that his rival cannot have a goalie, defensemen or ice skates….and where the referees (UN) have placed all their bets on the other team.
This must change.
With the leaders of Africa refusing to take back their citizens scheduled for deportation from Europe, a country such as Italy has no other choice but to deny entry and pull the boats back to where they set sail. Italy must be able to determine its own border and migration policies, not unelected bureaucrats in Brussels or Geneva.
The UN and EU have little leverage other than “shaming”, which may play well for the media in Berlin and France, but will have little impact on Italy’s procedures. The only shame belongs to those who have exposed all Europeans to great risks by failing to defend Europe’s borders.
Of course, the alleged breach by Italy comes from the testimony of discredited open-border activists, like Amnesty Italia, who expose all in Europe by aiding in the efforts of illegal migration. Joining them are far-left politicians who want to commit Europe, against the will of the people, to endless mass migration.
However, both the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli insisted that the rescue, carried out by the Italian-flagged Asso Ventotto supply ship, was co-ordinated by the Libyan coast guard without the involvement of its Italian counterpart.
A press release from the ship’s operator, Augusta Offshore, confirmed their account, saying the ship got a call from the Libyan coast guard to respond to a rubber dinghy carrying migrants. A Libyan ship escorted them to shore after the rescue, about 2.5 kilometres southwest of the Sabratah oil platform, it said.
**** Salvini must press on and others in Europe must not be silent. Just as Viktor Orban took action which benefited all in Central Europe, Salvini is taking a stand not only to defend his own country but the whole of Europe as well.
We expect Visegrad and Austria to stand by him, but others, particularly in Central Europe, must sideline Brussels by giving their full support to Salvini’s efforts.
Ironically, while Germany will most likely condemn Salvini, it is they who may benefit the most from his policy.
It is inconceivable that Italy and others can continue to be held hostage by the EU or UN. Has one looked at the territory of Europe and compared it to the surging population of a gigantic Africa?
Apparently, Matteo Salvini has.