In August of 2010 Libya then leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi gave this warning:
‘Europe runs the risk of turning black from illegal immigration, it could turn into Africa.
‘We need support from the European Union to stop this army trying to get across from Libya, which is their entry point.
‘At the moment there is a dangerous level of immigration from Africa into Europe and we don’t know what will happen.
‘What will be the reaction of the white Christian Europeans to this mass of hungry, uneducated Africans?
‘We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and cohesive continent or if it will be destroyed by this barbarian invasion. We have to imagine that this could happen but before it does we need to work together.’
Granted, Gaddafi was pressuring for over £4 billion a year from Europe for his part and efforts in stemming a massive migration through his gateway country to Europe. However, Europe scoffed:
Silvana Mura, of the anti-sleaze party Italy of Values, said: ‘We need to know immediately if the Italian government intends to support this proposal which is in essence an unacceptable blackmail.
‘We have already had to support the clown antics of the Libyan leader on his visit to Italy, with the approval of the government and now he is asking for a pay off from Europe.’
Luigi de Magistris, an MEP with Italy of Values, said: ‘The dictator Gaddafi wants five billion euro to stop immigration but where will the money go?
‘Will it go towards those deported and put into concentration camps in Libya?’
So how many billions a year have been spent, and continue to spend, on the endless tsunami of “refugees”/migrants who have flooded through Libya since Hillary/Rice/Power/Obama ousted the Libyan leader to be Shish Kebabbed up the ass and shot through the head in the streets without trial?
And here we are … nearly six years after Gaddafi’s warning, and roughly a few short years after his death-by-mob in the street…
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – After a flurry of boat departures that sent hundreds of migrants to their deaths in the Mediterranean, survivors told police they had been kept for weeks on one meal a day in holding houses near the Libyan shore.
Then they boarded the rubber or wooden vessels, but only those co-opted to run or drive the boats were given life-jackets, according to accounts given to Italian police.
As calmer summer weather begins, European officials who struck a deal with Turkey to block crossings to Greece have been scrambling for ways to shut down flows on the other major sea route into the EU from Libya.
They hope a U.N.-sponsored government that arrived in Tripoli in March will bring stability, and the EU last week agreed to help to train Libya’s coastguard.
But Libyan officials describe themselves as under-resourced and helpless against powerful smugglers who go about their trade with impunity, adapting swiftly to new conditions.
At least 880 migrants and refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean last week, the U.N. refugee agency said. The route between North Africa and Italy was “dramatically more dangerous” than the one to Greece, it said, with the chance of perishing estimated at one in 23.
The new government faces a complex challenge asserting its authority, while efforts to counter people trafficking were thrown into disarray by the conflict that followed Libya’s 2011 uprising, and the coastguard feels abandoned.
“The only assistance we have been offered so far is promises,” said Colonel Abdulssmad Massoud of the coastguard in Tripoli.
As migrants pass through Libya, they enter a system marked by abuse, corruption and a near-complete vacuum of state authority.
Many African migrants remain in the system for months or years, some settling or returning home and some raising money for an onward journey to Europe. A minority turn to crime or end up fighting in Libya’s fitful conflict.
“All the smugglers are connected and they pass the migrants on between each other,” said Ibrahim Shawish, the mayor of Murzuq, a desert town about 350 km from Libya’s southern border.
Traffickers can cross that border freely he said, and convoys of as many as 25 vehicles then head north unhindered. “Sometimes there’s a checkpoint at the entrance of a city, but they can always take a different route.”
There is no policing and little external aid. Germany has pledged 4.5 million euros ($5 million) to support communities in Sabha and Gatroun, two key southern areas on migrant routes, but Libyan officials complain that international efforts are too focused on blocking crossings at sea.
Though the EU has warned of hundreds of thousands of displaced people who could cross the Mediterranean, officials and aid workers in Libya say a lack of data makes an accurate estimate impossible…
As I said, and here we are .. in record numbers … with no end insight … and European culture and citizens paying a huge price.
I’m not saying Gaddafi should have been paid the money.
I’m saying Hillary Clinton built this by removing him from holding them at his gate.