Libyan Crisis – Italy Warns of a New Wave of Immigrants to Europe

“…Chaos in Libya has led to immediate concern that hundreds of thousands of immigrants could head for Europe. Italy’s interior minister, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels, called on Thursday for European help in dealing with a looming ‘catastrophic humanitarian emergency.’ [for europeans!]

“Other Italian officials warned earlier this week of a wave of refugees fleeing violence that Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has reportedly visited on its own people. But if Libya collapses into anarchy, some observers have said, it could become an immigration route for far more people from sub-Saharan Africa.

“A ‘Biblical Exodus’

“‘We know what to expect when the Libyan national system falls,’ said Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Wednesday, according to the UK Telegraph. ‘A wave of 200,000 to 300,000 immigrants.’

“‘These are estimates, and on the low side,’ he added. ‘It is a Biblical exodus. It’s a problem that no Italian should underestimate….'”

update 02/27: see also steve sailer’s Electing A New People: The Case of Libya’s Muammar Kaddafi

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  1. Well, yeah, Ma’am. Sh*t indeed. I could use, and do feel like using, some right nautical language here, but I’ll leave you to use your imagination about what I’m thinking about saying.


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