Christine Douglass Williams
“Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), warned on Tuesday that 800,000 more migrants could be driven into Europe unless the assault on Tripoli by warlord Khalifa Haftar ends soon.”
Since when did Tripoli’s internal problems with warlord Khalifa Haftar become the EU’s problem?
It is astonishing how Islamic supremacist thugs are now giving orders to the EU. This is the fault of globalists who have surrendered their countries’ sovereignty.
Al-Sarraj also warned:
“Amongst these 800,000 there are terrorists and criminals. This will be disastrous.”
Al-Sarraj has lost control of his own country, a common failure he shares with the EU globalists, who have lost their abilities to govern, creating a disastrous future for the EU (if globalists remain as leaders).
“The Libyan prime minister also said the West should take responsibility for the chaos that erupted in Libya after former President Barack Obama’s military intervention in 2011, an action certain European leaders pressured Obama to take.”
The brazenness of Islamic supremacists is escalating and will continue to subvert the West. Under globalist leaders, citizens who are paying taxes for the personal security of their reckless leaders are left defenseless to face the dangers of these “terrorists and criminals” that Al-Sarraj warned about.
When Westerners warn about these “terrorists and criminals” who are threatening the West however, they are deemed to be “racist” and “Islamophobic.”
EU countries need border fences, security forces, and the restoration of sovereignty, law and order to the EU. Only populists are advocating such measures.
Meanwhile, a Libyan Migrant NGO Captain — in an equal show of brazenness — has also demanded that Europe voluntarily take in over 500,000 Migrants.
“Libyan PM: Siege of Tripoli Could Drive 800,000 More Migrants into,” by John Hayward, Breitbart, April 16, 2019:
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), warned on Tuesday that 800,000 more migrants could be driven into Europe unless the assault on Tripoli by warlord Khalifa Haftar ends soon.
Sarraj issued this warning – which could be taken as a threat to prod Europe into taking action against Haftar – during an interview with Sky News. It was the first interview Sarraj has given since Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA) began their push toward Tripoli.
“The international community must pressurize these forces and call it by its name and pressurize them to go back to where they came from,” said Sarraj.
“What’s going to happen with this security breakdown is that 800,000 illegal migrants on Libyan ground will have to leave Libya and will cross the sea towards Europe. Amongst these 800,000 there are terrorists and criminals. This will be disastrous,” he said.
Asked what he wanted the Europeans to do, Sarraj made it clear that talking would not be enough to dissuade Haftar, but refused to explicitly call for immediate military intervention. His strategy is to repeatedly stress the perils of the situation, emphasizing the humanitarian nightmare that will unfold if fighting continues, and wait for the Europeans and/or Americans to volunteer themselves for duty against Haftar’s army.
“We speak about a political intervention. But when we see civilians targeted in their houses, hospitals, and schools – our electricity being cut because of destruction to our infrastructure – I think all means are possible for us to get the help of one of the parties to stop this assault,” Sarraj said in a characteristic exchange.
The Libyan prime minister also said the West should take responsibility for the chaos that erupted in Libya after former President Barack Obama’s military intervention in 2011, an action certain European leaders pressured Obama to take.
“The world has abandoned Libya and left it to suffer on its own and a lot of things have become complicated. And I fear that’s what’s happening will happen again and the world will abandon Libya again and it will go into another dark tunnel,” said Sarraj.
The GNA appears to have surprised Haftar with the strength of its resistance, turning what he predicted would be a two-day waltz to victory into a bloody quagmire on the outskirts of the city. According to the United Nations, over 120 people have been killed in the fighting so far, plus over 550 wounded. The U.N. did not divide these totals into combatants versus civilians, but it added that the fighting has displaced over 13,500 civilians.
U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame made a specific reference to the bombing of a school about 9 miles from Tripoli as an example of collateral damage but did not indicate which side of the conflict was responsible. Both the GNA and LNA have conducted airstrikes in the area.
Sarraj vehemently denied Haftar’s allegations that Tripoli is filled with “terrorists” in his Sky News interview, but Reuters noted that a number of hardcore Islamist militia groups have rallied to defend the GNA in Tripoli.