Italy Furious After Austria Deploys Troops, Armored Vehicles To Border

Tyler Durden's picture

An angry Italy summoned Austria's ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to re-introduce border controls and deploy troops and armored vehicles along the border to block any migrant influx out of Italy. Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil told Kronen Zeitung daily that troops could go to the Brenner Pass and that four Pandur armoured personnel carriers had been sent to the Tyrol region with 750 troops were on standby.

“We need to prepare for the migration development in Italy, and I expect very promptly that border controls will have to be activated and assistance requested,” Hans Peter Doskozil told the online edition of the Krone daily, adding that a military deployment at the busy Alpine pass would be "indispensable if the influx into Italy [across the Mediterranean] does not diminish". While Austria has border checks with Hungary and Slovenia, elsewhere - such as on the border with Italy - it adheres to the EU open borders system.

Doskozil explained that “these are not battle tanks. These are armored vehicles without weapons which could block roads. These were already used during the refugee crisis of 2015/16 at the Spielfeld border crossing [with Slovenia],” just in case Italy got the impression that its northern neighbor was preparing to invade.

The Austrian border check point at Brenner.

The border controls will include the Alpine Brenner pass, which forms the border between Austria and Italy, one of the main mountain passes in the eastern Alps. There isn’t a strict time plan for the step-up in border security, but, according to Doskozil’s spokesman, “we see how the situation in Italy is becoming more acute and we have to be prepared to avoid a situation comparable to summer 2015” according to Reuters.

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that Vienna is prepared to "protect" the frontier with Italy "if necessary," as he spoke with the Austria Press Agency. Later Italy's foreign ministry said it had summoned Austrian Ambassador Rene Pollitzer "following the Austrian government's statement about deploying troops to the Brenner (pass)".

The latest turmoil inside Europe's customs union comes two years after Germany admitted over a million mostly Syrian migrants, as part of Angela Merkel's "Open Door" (since shut) welcome, and just days after Italy's interior minister demanded other EU nations "step up" and relieve Italy of the sudden flood of inbound migrants.

The Italian governor of South Tyrol, Arno Kompatscher, sought to defuse tensions. According to BBC, he said Austria had issued similar warnings about the border previously, and the situation there remained "quiet and stable". Austria was gearing up for a general election in October, Mr Kompatscher noted. The anti-immigration Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) is expected to poll strongly.

People-smuggling gangs have been exploiting the violence and chaos in Libya. The shortest crossing from Libya to Italy is only about 460km (290 miles). Nearly 85,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy in the first half of this year, across the Mediterranean. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says that is about 20% more than in the first half of 2016.

To be sure, the UN joined Italy's appeal, with Vincent Cochetel, the UNHCR'S special envoy for the central Mediterranean, saying that “this is not sustainable. We need to have other countries joining Italy and sharing that responsibility." So far, nobody in the European "Union" has stepped up to "share the responsibility" of Europe's generous refugee acceptance program.

The latest report by the UNHCR, revealed another troubling statistics: few of the migrants coming to Europe will granted asylum: 30% of them are fleeing conflict or persecution, while 70% of those arriving in Italy are economic migrants. Most migrants and refugees are young, single men with little or no education, and almost 15% are unaccompanied minors.

Meanwhile, Italy has also warned that the current scale of migrant arrivals is unsustainable and that it could even close its ports and impound aid agencies' rescue ships. In other words, yet another refugee crisis in Europe is imminent.

It will be the second time this has happened in two years. In 2015, the EU's Schengen system, or the free movement across most European borders,  was overwhelmed by an influx of migrants and refugees, whoe reached Central Europe via the Balkans, and most sought asylum in Germany. Since then, tighter border controls in the Balkans have reduced the numbers heading north from Greece. Most of the influx to Austria was via Hungary. Many of those who came by train or on foot were refugees from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones.

So far 101,000 migrants have entered Europe in 2017 via the Mediterranean and according to the latest figures, 2,247 people have died or are missing at sea.

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83_vf_1100_c's picture

Sour grapes by Italy. Let them post the carabinieri on their own borders. How many peaceful ME countries are taking in refugees? Yeah, none, they don't want thousands of military age young males fucking up their status quo and are un PC enough to just say no. Trump is trying to do the same but the left is fighting him tooth and nail.

godiva chocolate's picture

Maybe Italy needs to do the same and deploy it's troops to the borders where it is being invaded my muslims too.  Protect that coast.

Yen Cross's picture

 I'll take the Italians over the French any day.  Much better food. clothing, cars, jewelry, and women.

BlussMann's picture

For the time being. "Once they go Black they can never come back."

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

I'll take the Italians over the French any day.  Much better food. clothing, cars, jewelry, and women.

I wonder if the Italians can manufacture all that while their whole family members are being raped?

Joe A's picture

Berlusconi -with all his flaws and bad character treats- knew this all along and was buddy-buddy (or bunga bunga) with Ghadaffi and paid him generously to stop the migrants from crossing. Sarkozy and Cameron wanted to get rid of Ghadaffi but Berlusconi didn't.

The right recently won the municipal elections in Italy because municipalities need to bare the costs of this crisis.

RichardENixon's picture

The significance of what Hilligula and her boss did in Libya cannot be overstated.

Joe A's picture

Along with Sarkozy and Cameron.

Ghordius's picture

Italy was protecting Gaddaffi's regime since the late 70's

Ronald Reagan had to order US bombers to start from bases in the UK because Germany and France denied, on behalf of Italy, the use of their airspace for attacks. the planes flew over Spain, and one of the victims was a granddaughter of Gaddaffi. the strike was a revenge act for a terrorist strike. all in the 80's

question: how would the angry crowd here react to Italy re-colonizing L?

it would entail getting rid of warlords. some of them have friends. one of them is getting courted by four sides

Joe A's picture

The "funny" thing is, that attack by Reagan on Libya was retaliation for an attack on a discotheque in Germany that targeted American GI's that Libya wasn't even responsible for.

Anyway, Berlusconi was against getting rid of Ghadaffi. Both are/were crooks although one more more than the other. But Berlusconi had insights there that are proven to be right. He is trying to get back into politics after being banned because of corruption. The current migrant crisis in Italy is the cause of the right winning the recent municipal elections. At a national level, you could see that right will win that as well. And elections in Italy are only one fall of government away. And governments in Italy fall faster than leaves in autumn :-)

Libya is messed up and people trafficking is good business for warlords and criminals. You now have people that were fighting Ghadaffi in Libya saying that they are now his biggest fan because although Ghadaffi's regime was repressive, there was peace and people had good income. Now they are free but have a civil war on their hands plus they have to work themselves now.

Btw. recently Ghadaffi's son was released from day way before his jail term was up. Will he makes his way to Libya? Is this an attempt to restore the old regime?

Another btw. A Dutch was correspondent along with relatives of migrants that drowned, is suing Frans Timmermans and NGO for being accomplishes to the drama which is happening in the Med. Not sure what the status is of that case. For now I think it has not been dismissed.

Btw 2. Bill Gates warns Germany about taking in more migrants from Africa. Says that Germany and Europe will be overwhelmed. He says more development aid is needed. Yes Bill, but no longer in the form of supporting corrupt governments there. There is a bit of a SME revolution going on in Africa, thanks to new technologies. That should be supported. You will only be able to keep people there if they have jobs.


dogismycopilot's picture

Saif Islam Khaddafi is the recently freed son of Khadaffi. No one know what he is going to do. He has a couple of sisters and a brother left I think. The rest are dead and he knows that his father was hunted down by the west to be turned over to be gang raped by a bunch of Radical Islamic Assholes (funded by Qatar no less).

Saif lost several fingers when the French Mirages shot up his escape column and captured him.

Now this is important because Saif was THE MOST WESTERNIZED of Khadaffis kids (LSE) and Saif was fucking begging anyone who would listen that his father would negotiate a deal. Saif even had somoene get a message to Hillary Clinton saying, "let's make a deal." We know her response now.

Saif Islam (translate: sword of Islam) tried to build a bridge with the west. What did it get him? I bet he goes to the dark side of Islam now. 

Joe A's picture

Thanks for this infor. It is one big cluster fuck there and in the rest of MENA. All because some people wanted to play war games and nation making games there, as well as trying to win a place for themselves in the history books.

walküre's picture

The good ole' Colonel in return promised Italy to keep the niggers away from the coast.

Best times for Europe were in the Eighties and Nineties!


Cordeezy's picture

Austrians want to protect their border.... Unbelieveable!!  Some countries still believe in borders, Austrians and the USA will be allies it appears if it ever comes to war!


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

We should have been allies in the last war.

LoveTruth's picture

F-n Italian government allows NGO's to import negroids and islamists. Italians, French and Germans who's governments imported so many of them should be revoked the right to travel visa free to Eeast Europe.  

I support the Austrians they are doing the right thing, defending their identity and culture. 


Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Have you been to Vienna lately? Muslims everywhere and a growing number of Africans too. 

GoldenDonuts's picture

Stop the NGO ships from landing.  Turn them around back to Libya.  Then when the ngo ships get back to europe charge them with humap trafficing.

SpanishGoop's picture

Shoot them, at least with 16 bullets per ship.


HRClinton's picture

1 torpedo iceberg is do much cheaper. 

Conax's picture

If Italy likes these slimeballs so much they should thank the Austrians for keeping them in Italy for them. Like a neighboring farmer that drives your cows back onto your property, he's done you a favor. 

What's that, Italy? You wanted rid of them? Hypocrites. Admit the truth.

The international chosenites in Brussels did this to you. Take it up with them.

You go, Austria. Nice job.

lancia11's picture

Never understood why the people without papers they allow are called "illegals". If I'm doing something illegal I'll go to jail.

Vageling's picture

Ah... Italy! Part of the EU europhiles that want to destroy nation-states, supports troops near the Russian border! LMFAO! Fuck you, Italy. They can position their troops anywhere! in their SOVEREIGN!!! nation as they want. Keep the ferries running to bring in the invaders! LoL! Nation-states are not dead yet, you bankrupt muthafuckaz! Boo fucking hoo! Not every country is braindead. Sue the human traffickers! Shut the ports! Morons.

Robert of Ottawa's picture

Sink the boats! Return the invaders!

lancia11's picture

Now, Merkel will 'Anschluss' Austria.

Rich Monk's picture

Good for Austria. Stop the illegals at the border, open fire if need be! The Jews at the EU have destroyed Europe, they should be rounded up and hanged.

markar's picture

Clooney's estate is near the Austrian border. Certainly he can help with the overflow and take in a few hundred.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Clooney like boys so Afghanistan would be his place of comparability.

HRClinton's picture

It's at Lago di Como. Lake Como.

markar's picture

Clooney's estate is near the Austrian border. Certainly he can help with the overflow and take in a few hundred.

Griffin's picture

Icelanders are now gobsmacked after 9 Afghan tourists chased a lamb over a large area and then chopped its head off.

This is weird, to say the least.  

Maybe those guys should have taken the Iceland Golden Circle express tour.


Fundies's picture

Fucking stupid wogs. Good fences make good hard is it ?

Griffin's picture

They come from a different culture, and i suppose something like that is normal to them.

Icelanders on the other hand just go the nearest supermarket to get something for the BBQ.



The One...'s picture

Their religion of pieces tells them that the meat they consume must be "halal" meaning they must cut the animals throat and yell

Aloha Snack-bar!

Robert of Ottawa's picture

Afghan tourists? ... Oh, I get it, very droll :-)

LA_Goldbug's picture

Here is an example how they set everyone up for the coup de grâce

"Rethinking Anti-Immigration Rhetoric after the Oslo and Utøya Terror Attacks
Mette Wiggen
Pages 585-604 | Published online: 03 Jan 2013
This article examines right-wing populism and populist rhetoric in Norway preceding the July 22, 2011 terror attacks at Utøya and in Oslo. It describes how the mainstream media, academics, and political parties have appealed to the public in an increasingly populist fashion and have spread fear about immigration, immigrants, and integration. It argues that while the populist right-wing Progress Party has adopted immigration and integration as its main cause and has gained support because of it, the Progress Party alone cannot be blamed for the widespread xenophobia in Norway. The media are also responsible for the way immigration, culture, and race have been reported, as are a wide range of politicians for formulating increasingly stricter immigration policies. In the aftermath of July 22 politicians became acutely concerned about their own anti-immigrant rhetoric and how it may have influenced the terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. A broad consensus to address and change the language used in the immigration debate was agreed upon; more openness and more democracy was promised. Much has changed, but even more has stayed the same in Norwegian politics and attitudes to immigration and Islam."

Yes citizens, YOU SHOULD NOT be anti-immigration even if it kills you in the end. Brevik is starting to sound more sane than most.

Griffin's picture

Obviously Anders Breivik is mad, and should spend his entire remaining life in a prison or a institution for the mentally ill.

No one should use the actions of a mad person as some kind of a guide line to form opinions about anything in my view.


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Yes, of course. Sacrificing yourself for the survival of your country and its people  is mad...especially if you are an anti-Bolshevik/anti-Zionist NWO type of person!

Bricker's picture

Austria wants nothing to do with the Moors. This is how a wall works before it is built

Vinividivinci's picture

..."out of Italy"...
wasn't Merryl Streep in that movie ?

Bricker's picture

I think it was "Into Canada" after she sells her whitey Connecticut neighborhood house

Stormtrooper's picture

I remember it as "Deep Throat".

JD59's picture

All it will take is a couple of EBOLA refugees on a boat to Italy, and this BS will stop.

MCDirtMigger's picture

Protect the motherland at all costs. Repel the invaders!

Whootie_who's picture

Africans just looking for some Liebenstraum ... and welfare