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

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.

Their activities have drawn the ire of EU nationalist groups such as Defend Europe, who have tracked and previously attempted to block the ship from reaching Italy. 

Last Saturday, the recently elected Salvini said "the good times for illegals is over - get ready to pack your bags," adding "Countries need to start doing their job and no more smugglers should be docking in Italian ports," a not-so veiled jab at NGOs organizing rescues at sea. 

"Italy and Sicily cannot be Europe's refugee camp," Salvini told a crowd in the vaction city of Pozzallo, a migration hotspot. "Nobody will take away my certainty that illegal immigration is a business... and seeing people make money on children who go on to die makes me furious," he added.

Salvini, the leader of the conservative League party, assumed his role as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior on June 1. He is currently on the road to rally support for his party's candidates in the south of Italy, attending a rally last Sunday in Sicily - a prime destination for most of the hundreds of thousands of migrants which have poured into Italy in recent years, mostly from Libya. 

A controversial agreement between Italy's former centre left government and authorities and militias in Libya has triggered a fall in overall arrivals of some 75 percent since the summer of 2017. But since the start of this year, Italian authorities have registered more than 13,500 arrivals.

The latest came late Friday, just hours after Salvini took his oath of office, with some 158 people, including nine children, landing in Pozzallo after being rescued by a humanitarian boat in an operation coordinated by the Italian coast guard. -France24

After being sworn in, Salvini said that he would ask experts within his ministry "how to reduce the number of arriving migrants and increase the number of expulsions." 

On Tuesday, Salvini met with EU interior ministers in Luxembourg to discuss the EU's controversial "Dublin" rule, which requires that would-be refugees file for asylum in the first bloc member-state they arrive at. The rule heavily penalizes Italy, which has accepted over 700,000 refugees since 2013. 

In other words - Salvini wasn't kidding around...


El Vaquero Al Gophilia Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:22 Permalink

Be the West -> See starving Africans -> Feed them -> They fuck like bunnies -> More mouths that need to be fed are born -> Many Africans don't know how to produce their own food - > See starving Africans...


Don't be surprised when a couple hundred million are knocking at Europe's door.


3rd world countries should not get 1st world benefits.  It destroys any chance they have of development.

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Jim in MN King of Ruperts Land Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

See, this is why it MATTERS that world peace has essentially been attained.

Even the Taliban have agreed to their first EVER ceasefire, and a UN plan for Yemen is being circulated.

AFRICA IS AT PEACE TODAY.  There are no hot wars (organized heavy weapons units destroying towns, neighborhoods etc.) anywhere on Earth outside of Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen, plus whatever murder Israel is up to today.

There is no reason other than jobs to leave.

The NGO human trafficking needs to end.

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BarkingCat directaction Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

Do you want to make a bet?

Give me the leadership of a country and it will be free of all non ethnic Europeans within 6 months. 

It will be free of almost all illegal immigrants within 2 years (this means illegal European immigrants).

Day 1 in charge a declaration is made that all non ethnic Europeans have to leave the country within 3 months. That gives them 3 months to arrange their affairs. After 3 months all non Europeans will remaining in the country will be forcefully sterilized (men castrated and women have ovaries removed), biomedically tagged and then forcefully deported. After 6 months anyone caught will be executed on sight.


European illegal immigrants will take longer because they have an easier time blending in.


This is actually a very mild approach to the problem.  These types of problems were solved by instant executions in the past.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 SWRichmond Sun, 06/10/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

I watched the two videos. They are short. The first one is stunning. This hasn't been a rescue mission. This has been a planned fucking invasion! In the second video, look at the size of the ship! These people aren't leaving in life rafts any more unless it is to go out 100 yards to this big ship!

The first video also says that Brussels passed a law to make it so these NGOs cannot be prosecuted for human trafficking! Insanity. Absolute insanity. Brussels wanted to create more no-go zones? They wanted people to come to Europe and be on welfare? This is not logical.

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waspwench Rubicon727 Sun, 06/10/2018 - 21:58 Permalink

The use of African immigrants, even as cheap labour, is very limited.   They have little in the way of skills or education or brains, are often diseased, and, they arrive expecting to be taken care of.   They do not come seeking work, they come seeking welfare.   The real reason behind the invasion is to economically cripple the Europeans who have to pay for their housing, feeding, education, medical care, etc.

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fleur de lis waspwench Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:37 Permalink

Welfare is the problem -- that is what is drawing them, not work prospects and building a better life.

Even without the social problems they bring they are simply not capable of going from a primitive and often violent life to a highly sophisticated society.

They come from lawless societies where they live day to day, hand to mouth.

The migrants know that they will get free housing, food, clothing, medical care, and maybe job training or education if they qualify.

Of course they risk their lives to get there -- it is a sure bet that they would live a short hostile life if they stayed, so the travel risk is worth it to them.

However this simply will not last.

Upon arrival and once settled they do nothing but eat and sleep and get taken care of by the stupid Europeans.


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fleur de lis HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:27 Permalink

Any European nation that wants to stop the flow of organized illegal population transfers needs to stop taking orders from Brussels.

That means leaving the EU slave ship.

There is no other way.

And by the looks of the pushback on the Brits for daring to leave the EU slave ship, it will take a unanimous effort for any nation to escape the chains.

The slave ship will secure all exits and do whatever they have to do to beat back any European population that balks.

They did not come this far to see the loot taken away from them.

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thisandthat SWRichmond Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

I wouldn't be surprised if someone in Portugal jumped on the occasion to step on their toes and call for taking them in. And, who knows, immunitary system needs patogens to develop antibodies...

Not that I really fault any of those peeps, mind you, even if they're essentially just opportunists. But if you had your country, economy, community, family destroyed, would you be kind and grateful to the perps and those who remained silent, even benefited from said destruction, even if ultimately it was for the benefit of (((others)))? Yes, I'm pointing at you, (((Kikestone Institute))).


Ok, so Spain took them; suits them. Better them than us, I guess. Maybe we can learn from the result (ahah, jk).

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tr123 directaction Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:31 Permalink

Sure you could. Willpower is all that is needed. Tell everybody there will be no more welfare and no more arrivals, that you will be returned if you are found. Who will want to go? Those that are foolish enough to go anyway will have their ships returned to port of origin. It's pointless to try. What's Libya gonna do about it? Declare war on Italy? Bribe them with some Euros and they will happily enforce the new system anyhow.

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Pure Evil tr123 Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:36 Permalink

It's certainly working for Hungary and Poland.

The message "we don't want you, we won't tolerate you, we won't subsidize your existence" is working.

They seem to get the message and head to other lands.

I like the way they look so congenial coming off the boat. But, once they get settled they go on crime sprees.

It there are no jobs for the Europeon natives then why are they importing millions of so called rapefugees? Certainly not for their skills or brain power.

Obviously to expand the socialist welfare state.

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Sudden Debt SWRichmond Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:05 Permalink

Well, some are hard working people.

The muslims... no so much.


They can come in, but have to work their way in and take care of themselves.

That will cause 95% of all immigrants to leave and we'll be left with the good once.

The cook in my favorite restaurant is a Afghan who is here for 5 years now. Speaks the language and is very respectfull. People like that are welcome.

But there's a lot of trash that comes here and who doesn't do shit. Those should all be left to take care of themselves.

And a migrant policeforce should be created to crack down extremely hard on those fuckers who think they can do what they want. These muslims should learn that Europe will beat their asses like we've always did in the past.


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Jultorsk SWRichmond Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:50 Permalink

Meanwhile in Finland the newly appointed Chief of the Finnish Border Guard, first Head of Frontex and former Frontex Executive Ilkka Laitinen says: "What does it even mean to 'Close the borders'? It is not sustainable development, it does not solve anything. If people are coming over the border, then they will come if they want to do so."

(”Mitä se tarkoittaa, että rajat kiinni? Ei se ole kestävää kehitystä, ei se ratkaise mitään. Jos ihmiset ovat tulossa rajan yli, niin he tulevat, jos ovat tullakseen”, hän sanoo.)

I kid you not.

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