The official European Union Committee of Britain’s Upper House of Parliament has concluded that the European Union’s naval mission in the Mediterranean—which was supposed to halt the nonwhite invasion of Europe—is a failure and has had exactly the opposite intended effect.
According to a report issued by the House of Lords in London, “Europe’s anti-smuggling naval mission in the Mediterranean has been a failure.”
The report, described as “damning” in media reports, says that the pan-EU “Operation Sophia,” had failed to disrupt the business model of the people smuggling industry operating in Libya, and had in fact encouraged it to grow.
Ironically, the report was drawn up under the chairmanship of one “Baroness Verma”—who is an Indian-born female who was promoted to the House of Lords by the Conservative Party—says that the EU should not extend the mandate for Operation Sophia when it comes up for renewal later this month.
“Operation Sophia has failed to meet the objective of its mandate — to disrupt the business model of people smuggling. It should not be renewed,” Verma said.
Operation Sophia, which was started in April 2015 following several massive invader shipwrecks, has been supported by the Royal Navy, with the 3,500-ton HMS Echo, a multi-purpose survey ship, currently deployed.
Despite the intervention, more than 100,000 nonwhite invaders—mostly sub-Saharan Africans—pretending to be refugees had been picked up in the Mediterranean this year, a 20 percent increase from the first half of 2016.
The report found that this mass invasion had increased even though Operation Sophia had led to the destruction of more than 450 boats and the arrest of some 110 people smugglers.
Evidence to the Committee from Edward Hobart, the migration envoy at the Foreign Office, said that the smugglers had adapted after the naval ships began intercepting larger vessels that carried many hundreds of invaders.
Hobart said that was now “very rare” for boats capable of transporting more than 500 or 600 people to depart from Libya, but instead much smaller inflatable boats were now being picked up only 12 miles off the Libyan coast.
Such small boats now accounted for 70 percent of all the vessels leaving the Libyan coast, because the smugglers were now aware that they no longer had to cross the Mediterranean Sea by themselves, but could rely on race-blind European liberals picking them up and ferrying them to Europe in safety.
According to a report in the Telegraph newspaper, Joseph Walker-Cousins, a senior fellow at the Institute for Statecraft, a think-tank, has dared to point this out, saying that “deploying naval assets at sea was actively fueling the trade.
“Picking up migrants in the water incentivises traffickers not even to intend to try to get their cargo to the other side of the sea, because all they need to do is get them out 100 kilometres (60 miles) or so and they will be picked up,” he said.
Senior diplomatic sources in Brussels told that newspaper however that the EU would renew the mandate for Operation Sophia, despite the advice of the Lords’ report.