Over the weekend, a ship filled with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya. Hundreds of people, fleeing from the Middle East and Africa were reported to be on this ship and have perished.
Libya.......That country rings a bell, right?
Didn't the U.S. and its European vassals turn that place into a living hell when they intervened and got rid of Gaddafi? That was followed by the blowback in Benghazi, and a country with militias fighting one another for power.
Also over the weekend (in Libya) ISIS released a video showing the execution of 30 Christians.
Is it any wonder that scores of innocent people would want to leave this hell, and are willing to risk their lives on a smuggler's boat with the hope that they might live?
Oh what a disaster these American/European military interventions produce.
Yet check out how those who had a hand in creating this mess want to deal with it (my emphasis):
In Italy's Parliament, the leaders of foreign affairs and defense commissions pushed for the EU and the UN to prepare a naval blockade of Libya's coast. Without one, "the traffickers will continue to operate and make money and the wretched will continue to die," said Pier Fernando Casini, the Senate foreign affairs commission president.Prepare a naval blockade of Libya? That's basically telling those who are fleeing for their lives: "Sorry, we're locking you in. Don't even think about putting your life in danger at sea. We're going to make sure that you have to dodge bullets instead."
Also, look how this Italian politician tries to blame the smugglers, who "make money" by trying to smuggle people to safety. He wants to make sure that this life-saving service no longer "operates".
These migrants are running for their lives because of US/European government actions. This is a government-created problem. It's a military interventionist problem. It's a problem of not minding your own business.
Leave it to a politician to brush that aside as if it never happened.
Reprinted with author's permission from Target Liberty.