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‘The Safest Port Is Yours’: Italy’s Interior Minister Blocks Migrant Ship, Hundreds Of North Africans Denied Entry

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By Tyler Durden | 10 June 2018

ZERO HEDGE — Italy’s new populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has made good on his warning last weekend that “the good times for illegals are over” – writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast – calling Malta the “safest port” for the passengers, and advising that Rome will not offer refuge.

Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini has written an urgent letter to the Valletta authorities to communicate that this is the “safest port”, so it is up to them to give the green light to the ‘docking. At the moment there was no answer and in the meantime it was decided to prevent Aquarius from choosing a landing in our country as an alternative. -roma.corriere.it (translated)

Malta has not responded to Salvini’s letter. If they do not agree to open their ports and provide relief – which they have been hesitant to do in recent years, the vessel will be stranded – setting the stage for an international crisis if they cannot land elsewhere.

Malta takes in nobody. France pushes people back at the border, Spain defends its frontier with weapons,” Salvini wrote on Facebook. “From today, Italy will also start to say no to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration.”

“My aim is to guarantee a peaceful life for these youths in Africa and for our children in Italy,” Salvini said, using the hashtag #chiudimoiporti “We will shut the ports”.

The unprecedented decision to block entry was made by Salvini as well as Italy’s Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli, following several recent dockings – and is a signal that the country’s new populist government will no longer bear the brunt of unchecked migration from North Africa into Europe.

The last two days have been marked by the departure of over a thousand migrants towards the European coasts. In the first weekend as Minister of the Interior of Salvini, in the ports of Reggio Calabria and Pozzallo were three ships landed with about 500 refugees on board. During the night another 600 people were rescued and transhipped on the Aquarius ship, the object of the clash with Malta. Aquarius is the only NGO currently present in the Mediterranean: on board now has exactly 629 refugees, including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and 7 pregnant women. –Republica.it

The pro-migrant NGO ship in question, Aquarius, belongs to SOS Mediterranee under the flag of Gibralter, and has been ferrying North African migrants into Europe for several years. […]

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1 Comment on ‘The Safest Port Is Yours’: Italy’s Interior Minister Blocks Migrant Ship, Hundreds Of North Africans Denied Entry

  1. Now if they follow it up by rounding up the illegals who are already there, and kicking them out of Italy, we’ll know they mean business. Because without aid waiting at the targetted land, the new crop wouldn’t have set sail. If they were brave and tough, they’d’ve made a living in their own countries, not tried to become parasites, barnacles and botton-feeders in the land of their enemies.

    I read “Muslim migrants chop down 5000 olive trees to express their anger at not being allowed to travel to Western Europe,” and thought to myself, Now here’s a place where ‘an eye for an eye’ comes into play, under the law of the Muslims. Pipelines for oil and water would be the logical target.

    But, in fact, Muslims are also the sock-puppets of Babylon. Just as are the masses promised freedom by the Communist method of starvation and subversion, world-wide. Communism frees them from the starvation Communist agents have caused, and turns them on the target it wants blamed for their starvation, to be subsequently destroyed. We saw it in The French Revolution, truthfully written up by Nesta Webster.

    Their methods don’t change, because it doesn’t have to; Communists are the ones who write history, and their history shows the next “liberated people” what it showed the French farmers. It did the same to the Russians, only moreso. Maybe Italy has seen the light and doesn’t want to be Bolshevized.

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