Conditions at a migrant reception centre on the island of Lampedusa are "getting desperate", an Italian official has told the BBC. There are now more than 1,000 men, women and children housed at the centre, which is over double its capacity.Some 2,700 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean since Saturday, the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Boats carrying more people are due to dock at Lamepdusa later on Tuesday. The influx has added more pressure to the already overflowing reception centre.
... BUT I SUSPECT THAT MOST OF THE MEN ARE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER ITALY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS:
ISIS PROMISES TO CONQUER ROME.
AND THEY ARE USING LIBYA AS THEIR GATEWAY.
Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi shuttered up the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action. Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission—especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State.
In fact, Renzi didn’t specify exactly who would wield that military might, and, two days later, when no one volunteered to lead the charge, he backtracked. “It’s not the time for a military intervention,” Renzi told an Italian television station Monday night and said the United Nations had to lead the way. “Our proposal is to wait for the UN Security Council. The strength of the UN is decidedly superior to that of the radical militias.”
Whether the time is right or not, there is no question that there is a palpable tension in Italy over the ISIS threat—Libya is just 109 miles away from the island of Lampedusa and 300 miles from Sicily—made worse by a 64 percent increase in illegal migrant arrivals by sea since last year. In all of 2014, more than 170,000 people arrived from Libya and Turkey, the highest number ever recorded.170,000?!?!?!? THIS UNDOUBTEDLY INCLUDES AT LEAST 1000 TERRORISTS.
EACH ONE WILLING TO BECOME SUICIDE BOMBER AND LOOKING FORWARD TO CUTTING YOUR HEAD OFF OR BURNING YOU ALIVE.
THEY'RE PROBABLY USING "REFUGEE" STATUS TO SEND THOUSANDS AS "IMMIGRANTS" TO THE USA, TOO.