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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Rubicon727's picture

First and foremost ---- my Italian friend says ALL Italian politicians are corrupt. They're paid off by the EU financial/political criminals.Just like in the US. So the notion that the Italian government is up in arms against Austria, or any other country in Europe is total nonsense. It is the Italian people who are furious, not the politicans.

What this article also FAILED to acknowledge is that George Soros and the like ARE DIRECTLY profiting off this migration with their huge ships that pick up by the thousands those waiting on the shores of Libya/elsewhere  Small boats transfer " the slaves" to George Soros ships that are capable of boarding thousands at a time.



chilller's picture

Your nuts for allowing these migrants into your country. They have no intention of becoming countrymen ....but to take it over with their shariah law.

artichoke's picture

Nor ability to become countrymen.  They belong elsewhere.

LOL123's picture

This is exactly why you want to be a soverign State. If one or several countries unanimously make a mistake, Soverign States can correct the error and not make a "collective" mistake for the irresponsible decisions of the herd mentality.... Communism compartmentalized is how to stop it from spreading.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Total extermination is how to keep it from spreading.  Kill or be killed!

redmudhooch's picture

Its gonna be a bloody mess over there when it gits set off, gonna make WW2 look like a stroll at the park on a nice day.

Why can't they see this coming? Fuck!

Horse Pizzle's picture

Europe needs a final solution for the Muslim question.

The One...'s picture

We need the reincarnation of Vlad of Wallachia... Vlad knew what to do, he would set them straight! I will sharpen a pole at both ends and prepare...  ;-)

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Europe requires permits for possessing pointy sticks and man-balls.

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

There are people who can't find a specific country on a map, much less point out Europe or probably even Land. THey are concernecd and stand in line for the next iPhone. Freedom to them is choosing what color their cell phone will be. They are known in the US as democrats.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Because, subconciously, they have finally realized that they are victims of the last war's fuckover by the zionists. They have now developed a death-wish that will soon materialize in the form of a mass slaughter unlike in any previously experience. As a pure example of mass-delusion and insanity, even now, with open arms and legs, they welcome total annihilation, while at the same time denying their self-imposed future fate.

eofarrell's picture

Surely it would be very simple for Italy to impound these NGO boats whilst they investigate them for possible "People Smuggling". Given how slowly the Italian system operates, that could be years. They might even be able to prove it. 

Robert of Ottawa's picture

Confiscate them and use them to ship the invaders back.

marcusfenix's picture

Good to see Austria is not a lemming state willing to follow western Europe right over that cliff.

After all it's pretty simple common sense at work here, why bother halving borders if they are not going to be enforced?

Especially considering what is knocking at the door. 

I give the government credit for putting their own people first, it's nice to see for a change. 

Sebul's picture

Italy, you cant handle the migration? so shoot 2 Soros NGO boats and i want to see if more boats come. easy like that and should be done one year ago.

sinbad2's picture

All these refugees are created by the US, the Europeans know that, but are too gutless to tell the US to stop.

Robert of Ottawa's picture

No they are NOT refugees. See my previous post. Admittedly the destruction of Libya was a stupid thing to do, but Obomber was following his EUropean allies along with the Clit.

The One...'s picture

Under direct orders from the (((Tribe))) of course...

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

As already noted in the article there is elections upcoming in Austria.

With a population fed up beyond imagination a major landslide is on the way. Remember, last year there was presidential elections in Austria. And only with a massive media onslaught they could prevent to have the first outspoken nationalist in all of Western Europe taking such an office. Since then the leaders of all the major parties in Austria had to be replaced (rage was and still is boiling high) but the one from the nationalist party.

* With this election probably the Conservatives will be first. With a leader that's talking really tough. If they had kept the old leader, they would have been destroyed.

* Socialists and Nationalists will probably battle for the second place. With major losses for the Socialists and major gains for the Nationalists.

* The best thing is, the Green Party is struggling for survival. Due to their immigration stupidity and many other issues.

* And with some extra luck, "market" and immigration friendly Liberals will be crushed, too.

Everything looks like a coalition of Conservatives and Nationalists with strong majority ahead. To make you understand the situation in Austria. We are one of the most redneck and self-respecting countries in all of Western Europe. Mountainous country with LOTS of Eastern European immigrants (which always worked out fine). That makes tough people. Don't fuck with us.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Now that explains a lot.

Too bad Haider was offed by the Zionists.

null's picture

Yes, it is.
But you know, somebody was bound to ... um, get him off.

J Mahoney's picture

Do you take in fed-up Americans? 

I am really proud of you guys along with the Czechs, Hungarians, Slovakians, Bulgarians, and Pols -- keep telling the UE, US, UK, and UN to mind their own fucking business and create safe zone IN THE MIDDLE EAST for these people--They DO NOT assimilate into western thinking, Christian based, crime hating, women respecting cultures.

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

Immigrants with European heritage always welcome to Austria.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Some may remember and say: "Austria, birthplace of the Fuhrer, the only leader of vision, and also the only one in his right mind during those soul-trying times. Oh, well he tried...but the seed was deeply planted, and still survives, awaiting only light and the correct nourishment."

Dancing Disraeli's picture

While still a champion bodybuilder, Schwarzenegger once said of a German audience he had just posed for, 'These people are nothing without an Austrian to lead them.'

Ended up hating Arnold for his RINO politics, but love that quip.

Wish all Austria the best.

The Count's picture

Grenzen dicht! Die Negaranten sollen bleiben wo sie hingehören.

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

So ist es, mein Freund. Österreicher?

The One...'s picture

You need to rid yourself of the socialists first. Like Merkel and Van der Bellen

The Count's picture

Easier said than done. 40 years of socialst indoctrination has taken a serious toll.

The One...'s picture

And the people of the EU have few guns... I fear Europe is doomed. Fare thee well brother. Good luck rcovering your country... We in the US also struggle to reclaim what is ours and we shall have it or die.

Able Ape's picture

How in the hell can uneducated refugees improve ANY country...Send them back home and let them sort it out in their own country...You GO, Austria... If you're a brain surgeon, c'mon over!....

Robert of Ottawa's picture

They are not refugees, they are an invasion force, courtesy of the Muslim Brotherhood, Erdogan, Soros and a bunch of fools.

Able Ape's picture

Yes, you are absolutely RIGHT!...

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

Send them to the vatican and tear down that wall.

HomelessPatriot's picture

Idiots! they are all suicidal leaders so foolish

SMC's picture

Some countries recognize an invasion when they see one.

Infinite_Trench's picture

Just goes to show you, the average Austrian is more intelligent than the average Italian...

arby63's picture

Goes without saying. Not sure why. Genetics I guess.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Italy's prior invasion by muzzies had genetically changed the population.  Now in the Second Invasion, the cucks are conflicted...cognitive dissonance, and all that comes with it. Have some compassion for the losers, whydon'tcha? If you let your guard down, you will be next in line.

The One...'s picture

This is what happens when you let socialists run your country. Your neighbors start building fences and moving troops to secure the border...

Robert of Ottawa's picture

May I suggest to the Italians that they use their navy (yes, they have one) to sink and otherwise return the invaders. Probably could rounf them all up in a month and leave  on the beach in Libya.

saldulilem's picture

'Furious', 'angry' mere editorial embellishment, not supported by article. Color me shocked.

JailBanksters's picture

Pay up or else ....


artichoke's picture

So Italy, protect YOUR border.  Don't let those ships into your ports.

Takemine2go's picture

What do you call 2,247 migrants who have died or are missing at sea?

A good start

ZeInfidel's picture

why do they have to cross an ocean...shouldn't their actual neighbours and fellow muslims take them in with open arms? isn't that what islam is all about?


fuck the western world is dumb.

DjangoCat's picture

The western world are patsies.  Did you not read the ZH article showing the AIS tracks of Drs without Borders and other NGO ships back and forth from the Libyan coast to Italy.  They go in within a mile of the coast and pick everybody up, then ferry them across to Europe.  This is organised people dumping organised by Soros et al.  Wake up people.

SMD's picture

How many are Israel taking?

Umh's picture

Zero, like everyone else with a brain.