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Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants From Mediterranean
« on: June 08, 2014, 04:05:57 PM »
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Re: Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants From Mediterranean
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 07:03:38 PM »
Bad move by the Italians.

This only encourages more to come by the thousands, or tens of thousands.

Read the wiki on "The Camp of the Saints" here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Camp_of_the_Saints

The better move would have to let them sink into the waters of the Mediterranean...
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Re: Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants From Mediterranean
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 07:11:44 PM »
they ought to be taking them back to North Africa, from whence they came.

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Re: Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants From Mediterranean
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 09:59:18 PM »
they ought to be taking them back to North Africa, from whence they came.

They can't. No landing rights along the near coast now for Naval vessels, though they used to do that when Gaddafi were in power. Now they drop them on Lampadusa to be processed and flown or shipped home and destroy the captured boats, if they haven't already done that at sea. Sometimes they don't bother "rescuing" the crew of the boat before they sink it, especially if the crew are the sort that dump their cargo half way.

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Re: Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants From Mediterranean
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 10:04:54 PM »
They can't. No landing rights along the near coast now for Naval vessels, though they used to do that when Gaddafi were in power. Now they drop them on Lampadusa to be processed and flown or shipped home and destroy the captured boats, if they haven't already done that at sea. Sometimes they don't bother "rescuing" the crew of the boat before they sink it, especially if the crew are the sort that dump their cargo half way.

It's the best of a bad bunch of options.

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