The African invasion of Europe across the Mediterranean Sea has been caused by the British and French governments’ wrecking of the Gadhafi regime in Libya—and is now also being aided by Libyan warlords and the Italian mafia.
According to an article in Germany’s Bild newspaper, the “disintegrated” state of Libya following Gadhafi’s fall made it much easier to send boats to Europe and “anyone who wants to, can do trafficking. The militia and the Italian mafia are earning their share.”
The Garabuli detention center where hundreds of Africans are detained by the Libyan government.
The Bild newspaper gained access to one of the Libyan government’s seaside detention centers being run by the new “anti-illegal immigration” department, and reported on the conditions prevailing among the sub-Saharan African inmates.
The country of Libya is in “disintegration,” the newspaper says.
The European Union-supported government “governs” from ships off the coast—because it is unable to govern from Tripoli, which is under the control of a “moderate Islamist” organization, Fajr Libya.
“And in the east of the country, the terror organization ISIS has conquered an area of 250 kilometers in length,” Bild continues.
This makes it easy for the traffickers to operate. At Garabuli beach, 50 kilometers away from Tripoli, invaders wait in abandoned buildings for the traffickers.
The Bild reporters met “Abdul,” a trafficker in Libya. He comes from Nigeria, just like many of the invaders he smuggles.
Abdul tells the Bild that “Under Gaddafi, it was much harder to send boats to Europe. But now there is no longer a state. Anyone who wants to can do trafficking. The militia and the Italian mafia are earning their share.”
The price for a place in a boat is currently around €1,200 euros. Over 100 people are transported on a single rubber boat. Wooden boats are used for up to 800 people.
Business for the traffickers is so good, the Bild says, that they can keep bribing the government and police. This way, “everyone is making money in the end.”
Africans inside the Garabuli detention center, waiting for their chance to invade Europe.
The Libyan authorities who seek to end the smuggling admit that they cannot cope.
Investigator Salim Eghleeb, of the “anti-illegal immigration” department, tells the newspaper that “we have been asking Europe for help, but nothing happens. It is conceivable that the number of people will rise to over a million. We don’t know.”
“The problem must be solved at the African borders. We have such big problems in Libya. How are we supposed to cope if, on top of that, millions of refugees end up permanently staying in the country?”
This means, the Bild adds, that the “Libyans have few good reasons for really wanting to stop the traffickers at their borders.”
In other words, the 2011 destruction of the Gadhafi government was the single greatest factor in opening the sluice gates of sub-Saharan Africa into Europe.
While a number of nations provided logistical and blockade support to the anti-Gadhafi “rebels,” the real military action which proved decisive was launched by the US, the UK, and France.
Those countries’’ leaders—President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, ultimately bear the blame for destroying the Gadhafi government—and turning on the African invasion taps which now threaten to destroy Europe.