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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quasi_verbatim's picture

This invasion by Allah's million-man army could be stopped overnight by main force on the high seas.

Ed Jobb's picture

Thank fuck we had our shit together years ago in Australia.

Tow the fuckers back to where they came from & if they sink

their boats we have monster liferafts for them.

Immigrants are welcome, but if you try to get in the back door

you are banned forever.

Put an immediate stop to the people smugglers profiteering on

human lives.

uhland62's picture

Most don't even have the money for the people smugglers but get it on credit. Once they're in the organised crime groups come collecting. All you do is support organised crime when you tolerate them coming in.

Get an invitation, it's called an immigration visa - I had one.

Austrians can expect that their government shields them from invasion - and African women need to learn to have fewer children.

Fourth Horseman's picture

Nigresses shitting out fewer turds? That'll never happen.

frontierland's picture

As long as they replace us by "legal" immigration policy, than it's all good.

Centerist's picture

Australia's solution is the best example for Europe to follow.  Take the benefit away from the risk, and the illegals will find somewhere else to go.

LoveTruth's picture

This Italian anger clearly shows, there is no common sense in it, and that the Italians have lost their minds! How's Austria at fault here? Since when a sovereign country is at fault for protecting herself from negers and muslims? Who gave the right immigrants from africa and asia to invade European countries? I know, the fags, the feminists, the globalists, and the multiculturalists. No one should listen to them. Italians should be hitting the streats and force their government to deport all invaders. 



frontierland's picture

The Fire Rises...

Iggby's picture

Why dont they just, build a wall?

NuYawkFrankie's picture

From 'Bella Italia' to 'Hell-a Italia'

- courtesy of the Soros*-Sponsored Islamic Invasion on behalf of ISISrael's Middle East 'Land-Grabbing/Ethnic-Cleansing' Scheme.

Italy - you've been ZATO'ed!

(* Yeah - thanks for asking: That's the SAME "Uncle George" Soros that President Kushner and Princess Ivanka hang out with in The Hamptons... popping corks & sipping champagne - no doubt Rothschild "BRUT 1948" - in a "Oy Vey! So far, so good!" back-slapping celebration).

I Write Code's picture

In a related story, Oregon has mobilized the natural guard to block the Kalifornya border.

smacker's picture

Italy seems to think that it can behave like a Transit Camp where "refugees" from North Africa (aka economic migrants) can arrive on an NGO boat, stay for a few days to feed up and then make their way to Austria, Germany and Northern Europe to live on welfare. Doubtless some wannabe terrorists among them.

Austria has decided enough is enough: if Italy allows them in, Italy must take responsibility for them.

The alternative is for Italy to round them up and ferry them back from whence they came and unload them on the beaches of North Africa. No exceptions.

PodUK's picture

This web site is embarassing.

Thom Paine's picture

This web site is embarassing to Deep State, CNN, NY Times, Obama puppet, Comey........

Lost in translation's picture

A pale shadow of its former self, sadly.

smacker's picture

Yes, the meaning of your comment is unclear, but since the Klingonista lost her US election, her army of snowflake followers were told "go forth and multiply". "Start posting Left-wing tripe on every Right-of-centre webblog you can find."

ZH has been infiltrated by these folks but they don't get away unscathed.

"Freedom is NOT Free". The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilence"

delmar Jackson's picture

but it has a nice rhythm and is easy to dance to, I give it a 7.

are we there yet's picture

Who is trying to suicide Europe, it's culture, quality of life, and identity?

delmar Jackson's picture

The same ones doing it in other western white countries. Must be those Wasps. who else would benefit from white genocide?

turkey george palmer's picture

Human traffickers my ass. The politicians in Europe are beholden to gangs just like here in the states.  Those guys can't work legally so they lay about collecting a few euro to live on.

 Sadly it's not going to get better either somewhere there are lots of families hoping the young men can make a life but there's no jobs or places to live

 These politicians are nuts for allowing these problems

delmar Jackson's picture

Until the immigration invasion of the west becomes a problem for those who are inciting, enabling and funding the immigration invasion of the west it will only get worse. Surprisingly, posting comments on websites has no effect on those engaged in white genocide. they are winning and it will be permanent.

fritskrach's picture

European Union. Never war again. Man the linies in Tyrol. Like it´s 1914-1918.  

TeaClipper's picture

Message  to Austria - Make sure you police your borders with Germany as well, because Merkel is admitting illegals as fast as the Italian mafia and North African gangs can smuggle them into Europe. Message to Italy, if you are serious about solving the illegals problem then sort out your rotten corrupt politicians who are aiding and abetting the Mafia to smuggle this human tide of illegal economic refugees into Europe in the first place. Message to the US - Arrest and detain Soros and his family.

InnVestuhrr's picture

my solution = recycle all the excess human population, esp islamic cult worshipers

Fourth Horseman's picture

Wherever niggers go, crime and destruction follow. Historical and readily observable FACT. The Austrians had their fill of the nigger pestilence.


Arrest Hillary's picture

"The Nigger Muslims are ruining it for the "moderate" Muslms !"  Capitano Francesco Shittino, Costa Accordion 

LA_Goldbug's picture

Germans show that if the order comes unwanted people can be removed.

antok9000's picture





Fucking idiots. You got what you asked for, LMAO.

KMFDM - No Pity For The Majority.

antok9000's picture

Step 1: declare the "rescue ships" unwelcome in Italian ports. If they try to enter the ports despite the official declaration, torpedo them & tow them out to open sea before they sink (so they don't block the harbor).

Step 2: trace the source of money that's financing the operation of these "rescue ships". Marine vessels aren't exactly cheap to operate, what with crew salaries, fuel, maintenance, insurance, port fees, licenses, etc, etc.

Step 3: find whoever is financing this invasion, put them on a raft, tow it out to the middle of the Mediterranean.

Step 4: have a Pay-Per-View livestream of the raft being torpedoed.

Step 5: PROFIT.