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About those Libyan refugees – will you believe this?


I am sure that you have heard all about the refugee crisis. I know that in every war there are always refugees, and ever since the Vietnam war there have been boat people. Most of these people escape by paying someone to take them away from the country of conflict…. or at least that is what we have been told on many occasions. There are, of course, many of these “refugees” who leave for economic reasons. Within the last few days I have come across one story of someone who left the border area between Tunisia and Libya. He did not do it because of the conflict, but for economic reasons. 

However, it is this story that caught my eye, because it contains details about those so-called refugees heading out from Libya. I should add here that the island of Lampedusa is stretched to the limit because of the “refugees” and that Malta is not helping in this particular crisis. However, it is in the detail of this story that is the reason I am blogging about it. This is the first time that I have ever heard of a regime forcing people into boats, leaving them to face the perils of being on the open sea, and leaving them to drown.

In a sign that the regime is trying to force a refugee crisis as a weapon against its Nato enemies, almost 1,900 people from Libya arrived in five boats on the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Linosa this weekend alone. Another vessel sank – bringing the total lost to four boats. Hundreds of bodies are now washing ashore along the Libyan coast. Some of the refugees said they were forced on to the boats by Libyan troops and police, the International Organisation for Migration reported. Others were given free passage, in contrast to the normal practice where migrants are charged fortunes for the crossing.

“The flow of migrants from Libya to Italy has undeniably accelerated very recently,” said the IOM’s spokesman, Jean Philippe Chauzy. “Until recently, the flow to Europe was overwhelmingly Tunisians and there were no departures [by sea] from Libya. But as of yesterday, a total of 12,360 people on 35 vessels have arrived in Lampedusa and Malta from Libya.”

*******UPDATE****** MORE REPORTS ON SAME SUBJECT

The UK Guardian is also running with this story and has some more detail about the complicity of the Libyan regime with regard to allowing immigrant workers to flee in unseaworthy boats.

The Libyan regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is allowing thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants on to overcrowded, unseaworthy ships in an apparently calculated attempt to use migration as a weapon to pressure Nato and the EU countries backing Libya‘s rebels.

Libyan officials admit they are not preventing boats full with African migrants embarking on perilous journeys to Europe. This is in protest at air strikes, which they say have destroyed the country’s coastguard.

Turning a blind eye to people smuggling has had disastrous effects, apparently leading to the deaths of hundreds of boat people during unsuccessful attempts to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa, Malta, and other parts of Europe.

Officials are still assessing the death toll from the sinking of an unseaworthy and overcrowded ship that is feared to have claimed hundreds of lives when it went down less than two miles off Tripoli last Friday.

A senior UN official said there had been reports that some migrants had been ordered at gunpoint to board boats by the Libyan army.

Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, said the agency had received reports that the Libyan army was organising and directing the exodus with scant regard for human life or for Libya’s international obligations.

Fleming said one survivor had told the UN refugee agency that he and others had initially refused to board a ship they believed to be dangerously overcrowded. Libyan soldiers fired their guns into the air to force people to go on board, the survivor said.

Other survivors told the UN that some ships were leaving Tripoli only for their captain to disembark once they were at sea and take a pilot boat back to shore. “They [the migrants] are told, ‘here’s the compass, you go that way’,” Fleming said.

However, survivors of Friday’s tragedy told the Guardian they did not believe Libyan soldiers or officials had been involved.

This is a very serious situation, but it also goes beyond the regime itself. There are people smugglers and extremely unscrupulous people involved. I suggest that you read the whole report and consider it for yourself, because there is more to the story than meets the eye.

Obsfucation


Why did Barry Soetoro decide to wave around his fake BC, claiming that it was the original copy from HDOH right now? Why was he trying to divert attention? There are a few theories, including his fear that people are listening to Donald Trump, and that the Jerome Corsi book would cause him a lot of damage.  However, there is probably another reason that he wanted to divert attention. It has to do with his father.

Taking Barry at his word, (although I still think Barry does not act like a man born as a Leo), that he was born August 4, 1961, means that I accept that Barry’s father is the randy Barack Obama Sr. It seems that Barry Sr. was a bit of a ladies man when he was away from home, especially with white radical women fawning all over him.

The UK paper The Guardian reports on the release of documents under FOI legislation to investigative journalist Heather Smathers. It seems that Barry Sr. was warned about his bed hopping when he was in Hawaii. The immigration dept was suspicious of the fact that he “married” an American citizen, and they were watching to see if there was evidence of them living together.  Also, it seems that Harvard was keen to get rid of their “star” Kenyan student when he had completed his exams, but not his thesis for his doctorate.

Rather than taking at face value the comment from the Guardian about how Obama Sr. was treated, I would suggest reading the underlying documents that are linked to the article. They are fascinating to say the least. He was involved with several young women at Harvard. The authorities were aware of the “marriage” and Barry’s birth. They also warn that the marriage might not be legitimate (thinking that perhaps it was a means to stay in the country).

It is clear that the document being waved about is not the long form birth certificate. It is a forgery, and not a very good one. This probably means that the real certificate held by Barry has been altered to the name Soetoro. Such an alteration would explain why he does not want it to be seen, and why he stated that his mother did not have the evidence to make a claim on Sr.’s estate, when in fact the Immigration department had very good documents on Barry Sr.

Could it be that Barry created the diversion to cover up the release of the documents relating to his father? I do not know. However, you can have a look at the documents at this link.

 

People Smuggling, Asylum seekers – a consequence of war?


The issue of illegal immigrants is one that is shared in many countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, France and Spain – to name but a few countries that have problems with illegal immigrants.

We even share some of the stupidity of our politicians who fail to see that this form of immigration is a financial drain as well as being a social drain upon the population.  The American experience is well documented, especially when the border between Mexico and the USA is so very porous.  It is more difficult to get into Canada than it is to get into the USA!! 

However, the Australian experience is a little bit different because we do not have the porous borders. Australia is a very large island. We have a problem with illegal immigrants (not just those who overstay their visas) who attempt to get to Australia via the people smugglers in boats.

People smuggling must be very profitable because the people involved seem to be unbothered when their boats are captured and then burned. However, it is a very risky venture for those who are prepared to pay these smugglers for the opportunity to gain access to the Australian shores.  This is despite the fact that many spend a very long time in detention centres, and that they risk their lives on the journey (the number of deaths from drowning is quite high).

Some, but not all, of these people come from Afghanistan. Others come from Iran, Pakistan and a small mixture of other races. It would be easy to point the finger and state that these people are civilians fleeing a war. Are they? Is it really true? Is is more likely that they are queue jumpers who simply want a better life in Australia?

One of the difficulties faced by Australia is the fact that up until now Indonesia has not had any laws against people smuggling. You might ask what has Indonesia got to do with asylum seekers from Afghanistan? The answer is somewhat clear cut, and that is these people attempt to get to Australia via Indonesia. In fact they come to Australia on Indonesian fishing vessels.

Thus it is good news when the Indonesian government announces that it is going to introduce anti-people smuggling laws.  This is something that should have happened years ago. Australia has been struggling to cope with these illegal immigrants, and it is about time that the Indonesia government helped to stamp out people smuggling.

The Australian detention centre on Christmas Island is full. On top of that the people who were placed in the detention centre on Christmas Island have participated in riots, and also they have caused a break-out.  There have been attempts to find a new location outside of Australia for these illegal immigrants, but it has been to no avail. Instead the Australian government will open up an old army barracks in Tasmania and move some of the people to that facility.  It is not necessarily a good solution to the problem.