Just days after European Union ministers floated a proposal to rescue African migrants on the Mediterranean, the plan is already sinking amid a political impasse on the question of “sharing the burden” of the crisis. Meanwhile, thousands are facing death and torture on the perilous trail to Fortress Europe.
"Much of the Libyan crisis can actually be traced back to the 2011 military strikes that NATO claimed would give rise to a new democracy. Instead, it gave rise to a new humanitarian catastrophe."
Exactly. (Where's that Pottery Barn rule when it's needed?) I was listening to a pundit--possibly Gerald Celenti--state that all this turbulence now impacting Europe's borders is going to shift European standing with the U.S. in all its bombastic missions under NATO's cover. This source suggested that the new Sino-Russian closeness added to plans of a pipeline financed by China were going to radically shift not just the financial lay of the land. In other words, Europe is getting fed up with the policies of brutal pillage and plunder.
The only way to prevent refugees migrating somewhere safer is to not create them in the first place or fix to the problems that give rise to them so that they have a secure life in their place of origin.
Bombing people-smugglers' boats will fix no problem but simply create more.
There is enough wealth in the world to give every refugee family a good future in their home country, and long-term it is cheaper and more productive than.band-aid solutions of any form.
In other news, many apartment buildings may need to be torn down after TTIP's natural gas export related price hikes to save people from having to pay too much money for heating.