"Hypocritical" France Caves, Agrees To Take Shipwrecked Migrants After Macron Spat With Italy

France has agreed to accept some of the 630 migrants from 26 countries rescued by the MV Aquarius following an international spat between French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian authorities which led to Spain agreeing to take them in.

Among them are 450 adult men and 80 women -- including at least seven pregnant women -- as well as 11 under-13s and 93 adolescents, according to figures released by authorities in Valencia. -AFP

After Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to accept the NGO vessel packed with shipwrecked immigrants, Macron said that Italy was "playing politics" with the migrants, and that the Italian government had displayed "cynicism and irresponsibility."

Mr Macron's spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said the French president recalled that "in cases of distress, those with the nearest coastline have a responsibility to respond".

"There is a degree of cynicism and irresponsibility in the Italian government's behaviour," he quoted President Macron as saying. -BBC

Rome wasn't having any of Macron's rhetoric - as Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte shot back - accusing Macron of being hypocritical, cynical and rigid. 

"The statements around the Aquarius affair that come from France are surprising and show a serious lack of knowledge about what is really happening. Italy can not accept hypocritical lessons from countries that have always preferred to turn their backs when it comes to immigration," Conte's office said.


After Italy closed their ports to the migrants and nearby Malta refused to take them in as well, Spain agreed to take the North Africans - who were escorted by the Italian Navy to Valencia. 

The ship is making the 1,500-kilometre (930-mile) voyage to Spain accompanied by Italian coast guard vessels, which have taken on board some of the migrants.

High waves and winds forced the convoy to take a detour on the way, but the first migrants are expected to land in Valencia between 6am (0400 GMT) and 12pm (1000 GMT) on Sunday. -AFP

And after several days of discussions, Madrid announced on Saturday that it had accepted France's offer to take in some of the 630 shipwrecked migrants

"The French government will work together with the Spanish government to handle the arrival of the migrants", said Spain's deputy prime minister, Carmen Calvo. 

"France will accept migrants who express the wish to go there" once they have been processed in Valencia, a statement said.

Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, thanked Macron for his gesture, saying it was "exactly the kind of cooperation Europe needs" at this hour.

In Valencia, preparations were underway to welcome the worn-out travellers after their long ordeal. A huge banner was put up at the port saying "Welcome home" in various languages including Catalan, the local language, and Arab. -AFP

Following the international spat, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte met to discuss the situation - agreeing that the EU should set up asylum processing centers in Africa to avoid the "voyages of death." 

Italy's Matteo Salvini however warned that any other NGO operated rescue ships would be similarly banned from docking in Italy.

"While the Aquarius is sailing towards Spain, two other Dutch NGO operated vessels (Lifeline and Seefuchs) have arrived off the Libyan coast, to wait for their human cargos once the people smugglers abandon them," Salvini said in a Facebook post.

"These people should know that Italy no longer wants to be any part of this business of clandestine immigration and they will have to look for other ports to go to," he said.

"As minister and as a father, I take this action for the benefit of all," he added.

Merkel needs help...

German Chancellor Anngela Merkel says she will ask France to help diffuse a domestic crisis brewing in Germany over migration, amid fears that the EU will unravel unless member states adopt a mutual immigration policy. 

At a regular meeting of their joint Cabinets on Tuesday, Germany will seek the support of French President Emmanuel Macron to find a common EU response for managing an influx of refugees, Merkel said Saturday in a weekly podcast. The stakes for the EU are high, she said.

Emmanuel Macron and Angela MerkelPhotographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg
A dispute in Merkelís coalition over migration policy has escalated into one of the biggest tests of her chancellorship, while the populist government that took over in Italy this month has blocked refugee vessels from entering Italian ports. -Bloomberg

Coordinating an EU-wide response is "in my view one of the most decisive issues for European unity," said Merkel, adding that the influx of migrants is "a European challenge that requires a European answer.

Hmm, we seem to recall it was mostly Merkel's idea. 

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Soeder disagreed in a June 14 Bild Zeitung interview - saying that a European solution "doesn't convince me," and that the move would mean "the majority of asylum seekers who come to Europe make their way to Germany." 

From January to May, about 78,000 people sought asylum in Germany compared with 90,000 a year ago, the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper said Saturday, citing Interior Ministry data. About a fifth of the refugees in Germany this year were registered in other EU states and would have been turned away were rules in force sought by the CSU, the paper said. -Bloomberg

Around 49% of German voters surveyed by Die Welt said they either "definitely" or "sooner" place trust in German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to solve the asylum crisis vs. 32% who trust Merkel's approach.


Stu Elsample Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:02 Permalink

The "migrants" are deliberately being shipped to Europe for the sole purpose of dumbing-down and darkening the population (simple minded beggars are far easier for NWO globalists to rule over). Cowardly French citizens don't have the guts to stop the wave of freeloaders, or stop the traitorous French government that is allowing it to happen.

Europe's 3rd world trash invasion problem will not go away until its leftist/EU globalist problem is gone. (edit to add...same goes for the U.S.)

giovanni_f Stu Elsample Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:05 Permalink

France, along with those two other hero nations UK and US, destroyed Libya. France is therefore directly reponsible for unleashing the stream of migants from Afrika. Consequently, France, Uk, US shoulder the burden, not Italy, Austria and Germany.

Then, France is so fucked, it doesn't really matter if they fail to "integrate" another million uneducated young men who have been sent abroad by their clans as a kind of investment in a future stream of hard currency remittances - which the clan paid for dearly beforehand in order to put up the cost for the various human traffickers. 

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Dutti directaction Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:22 Permalink

The fault does not lie with the invaders, but with the voters in those EU Nations that vote for Merkel instead of for the AFD, for Macron instead of for Marine Le Pen etc.

It took forever, but finally Italy has woken up. Hopefully, Germans will eventually also wake up from their guilt trip and from the propaganda that they are exposed to on state run TV, telling the *German Michel" to embrace diversity and the "Facharbeiter" from Africa and other shitholes.



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Escrava Isaura Four Star Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:41 Permalink

Immigration is an extension of capitalism and morality.

The capitalist sees immigration as critical for growth.

The left sees immigration as a moral imperative. I guess because they’re better people than conservatives.

However, I think the conservative inhumane morals are perfectly understandable because we live in a finite planet.  

I think the conservatives are ahead of the curve here. Post collapse the less people the better.


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eforce Arnold Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:55 Permalink

We have socialist governments in the West and most of the migrants are simply coming for the handouts, when offered land for work in the balkan countries they turned their noses up at it and marched onwards to Germany & Co.

If we had capitalist governments most of these migrants would not have come in the first place and if they did, they'd have no choice but to work and any attempts at imposing sharia/raping women would very likely result in a bullet to the head.

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Joe Trader The_Juggernaut Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:44 Permalink

what the hell is wrong with the French??


send them back to Africa and re-open your colonies, I think Africa needs political stability for a while - don't underestimate how much islam is responsible for Africa's poverty and wars.


Considering China's aggression, the west should give them the finger and move low-level manufacturing to Africa. takes care of the migrant crisis too.

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fleur de lis eforce Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:53 Permalink

Yep -- once they are on the welfare rolls they do not have to work nor integrate.

And since they are full grown males with nothing to do they create all kinds of trouble.

They are too old to be educated in work ethics and skills, and cannot adjust to a sophisticated society of rules and laws, so they are always clashing with the police one way or another.

Coming from violent societies they attack their feeders and caregivers and get off the hook because said feeders and caregivers are terrified of being called rayciss.

Then there is the matter of medical issues and their inability to follow basic health procedures.

The ships that are deliberately bringing them ashore should be confiscated and destroyed, and the passengers given food and some money and sent home.

When they are sent home a few times this psychotic socialist obsession will stop at least for a while.

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Ms No fleur de lis Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:31 Permalink

They are being used as an invasion force.  Soros and globalist rulers wouldn't bother with all of this otherwise.  When the crisis first kicked off Russia was stomping ISIS and didn't know how far if would go and to what other nations.  We know that the west funded ISIS and were behind countless color revolutions and regime changes.

Most have likely already been on the payroll in past operations, or currently.  This is why they are always ships full if men and just enough others to make it look like something else and provide a human shield.  Always mostly men of fighting age...  This stupidity is unfathomable.

It appears they will get away with these actions, entirely against the people's will, due to not wanting to be called "cynical". 

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fleur de lis Ms No Sun, 06/17/2018 - 15:25 Permalink

The only way the Europeans can address this disaster is to accept that they will be called names.

They have to get past the hypnotic control words.

They have to expect being called rayciss and ignore it.

Then they have to clearly state their positions on the matter -- who can stay and who can't and why.

Since the migrants are indeed pawns they should be treated humanely and returned -- given food and money when deported to their nations of origin.

There is no point in explaining anything to the MSM, they are in on the population transfer racket.

Let them rant and rave but keep doing what has to be done.

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fleur de lis waspwench Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:05 Permalink

Rayciss is a fake word.

It has no other purpose than to control white people.

Avoid people who use it frequently, it means they have no brains and do no independent reading.

It also means that they would not think twice to destroy someone's life by using it as a fiery brand.

Having acquired a taste for venom, and relishing the fear they command by brandishing the fake word rayciss, they should be considered morons with weapons.

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MK ULTRA Alpha eforce Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:11 Permalink

Obama and company tried to do the same here. It would add to Trump's credibility if Germany's Merkel is forced from power, it would prove the tide of communism is receding. It would be the end of the Obama Merkel axis of communism. Not a New World Order, but a Trump World Order, based on America First.

After being in Trump's face at the G-7, a Merkel loss by being forced out over immigration is a huge Trump win.

Canada like I've written before is 60% anti-American, new survey says, 70% of Canadians will boycott US products. And there are reports, the Canadians are trying to kill the US Ambassador in the Canadian capitol of Ottawa. Maybe we will have to go up to Canada and burn Ottawa to the ground like the Canadians did to us in the War of 1812, when they burned the White House to the ground and the Library of Congress(killed the librarian). We didn't win, the British are spies and manipulators, they love the spy game and wars of empire, the US is just a beast of burden to be taken advantage of, until Trump showed up, the new Sheriff in town and it's high noon.

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squint MK ULTRA Alpha Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:26 Permalink

I wouldn't be too hard on Canadians as they are living in a police state. Trudeau openly attacks Canadians & panders to the immigration vote by stirring up anti Canadian & anti Trump voters. We have major problems with this Marxist POS & it does not help that he's getting "guidance" from Soros. 

I do not agree with your Anti-American & boycott statistics. Aside from freeloaders & socialists, CANADIANS want a patriotic Trump in this country & are waiting to get rid of this treasonous liberal in 2019 as they have reduced the provincial Liberal party to non party status with 7 seats in Ontario recently.

Don't attack us but help us to get rid of this parasite.

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Offthebeach Escrava Isaura Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

The left sees immigration for their money and power.  The immigrants provide votes.  They evicted less "progressives" from the cities conservatives built.  This keeps the leftists in power, and wealthy by state thieft.  This provides upper incomes, vast pensions, easy jobs in the state organs, just as Communist Party membership in the soviets, or Nazi Party in 30's-40's Germany,.  

However, cities are about striped out of wealth to convert from private owners to leftists.  Detroit, ...So leftists must move to province, state and national level to enrich themselves. Castro brothers , Chavez, Madero, Putin,....


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Endgame Napoleon Yogapith Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:30 Permalink

Greece birthed Western democracy.

Italy raised Western democracy to adulthood.

France produced the best Western art, which is now behind see-through walls due to its nutty, néolibéral immigration policies.  

Germany has the most skilled money managers and the finest Western cultural products in classical music, which do not need to be protected by walls, so they will play free & loose with immigration, especially since they can siphon off a lot of the economic burden by dumping it on Western countries with less money, like Greece and Italy.

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Offthebeach Escrava Isaura Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

The left sees immigration for their money and power.  The immigrants provide votes.  They evicted less "progressives" from the cities conservatives built.  This keeps the leftists in power, and wealthy by state thieft.  This provides upper incomes, vast pensions, easy jobs in the state organs, just as Communist Party membership in the soviets, or Nazi Party in 30's-40's Germany,.  

However, cities are about striped out of wealth to convert from private owners to leftists.  Detroit, ...So leftists must move to province, state and national level to enrich themselves. Castro brothers , Chavez, Madero, Putin,....


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Escrava Isaura Mazzy Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:39 Permalink

Growth is NOT sustainable.

"A central ingredient in smart growth' is regional planning; but, regional planning encourages more population growth, and population growth is unsustainable." We hear a lot today about "smart growth," as though "smart growth" was the magic key to the achievement of sustainability. A central ingredient in "smart growth" is regional planning; but, regional planning encourages more population growth, and population growth is unsustainable.” – Professor Albert Bartlett, 1994.



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Escrava Isaura El Vaquero Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:34 Permalink

El Vaquero: You're assuming that modern banking is capitalism.  It is not.  Capitalism is the enforcement of private property….

So then, how one acquires property?

It only can be done in two ways: Steal or buy it!

But gee, guess what? Most people don’t have money……..Not even for the basics.

Your argument is very convenient for the owners, but not for a democracy, everyone else.


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