Millions of migrants are disappearing or dying trying to make their way out of the countries that have undergone bombing campaigns, specifically by the U.S. backed NATO, and the United States in its crusades of liberation.
The most recent disaster involves a transport boat capsizing off the coast of Libya. Most likely it was on its way to Lampedusa, a small Sicilian island in the far south. According to the BBC, almost 700 people may have drowned.
Official estimates are that as of this year, 35,000 migrants have arrived from North Africa. Thousands are continuing to arrive every week by boats which are often crammed to double or triple the safe holding capacity.
Thousands of refugees originate in war-torn countries such as Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and other near-eastern countries, and pay their life savings to human smugglers supposedly to deliver them to safe-havens.
Ironically these nations of origin are the very ones which have come under fire from undercover U.S. operations, NATO, and the United States armed forces while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in office, and the Nobel-peace prize winner President Barack Obama is at the helm.
The fact that these countries have become destabilized are not so much a concern as long as assets can be auctioned off to western conglomerates. This explains the widespread lack of coverage, lack of public discussion, lack of understanding or openness on these issues at many American workplaces where employees may be fired for engaging in political discussion.
The 99% in America are left in the darkness also due to miniscule or distorted media coverages, while the 1% (which our leadership represents) celebrate the deposition of leaders who resisted the IMF/World Bank globalization agenda.
Tens of millions of what were once middle-class respectable citizens, now without any hope, are forced to seek a means of living elsewhere because conditions in their country have become too harsh. They are left vulnerable to organized crime for turning into slaves at sweatshops or in the sex trade.
Traumatized and without regular home or education environments, young refugees are left vulnerable to the predations of radicalization by terrorist extremists, as war begets more war, not peace. According to CNN, recruiters make clever use of green technology such as cell phones to recruit the young.
Today ISIS runs a powerful, slick, modern social media machine distributing messages daily across many different platforms...Full of adolescent frustration, young Muslims are being lured into a romanticized and glamorous world which bears no relation to the misery actually inflicted by ISIS.
Meanwhile corporate bankers, oil conglomerates, developers, and mining companies along with other shadier profiteers, as in the crusades, have already reaped and are continuing to invest in riches hallowed from bombs.
If the United States and European-NATO countries can spark the disintegration of once viable independent economic communities under the guise of liberation, they should be willing to welcome all the new migrants in through an open door policy. Millions of these refugees are seeking more democracy, and the rewards of liberation without having to die first.
Instead the capitalistic profit machine mostly ignores the fates of those suffer. The present debate in the EU, while appearing concerned about treating migrants equitably has only evidenced an ambiguity of committment, according to Human Rights Watch. The definition of migrants as asylum-seekers, climate refugees, or war refugees, or simply desperate to escape poverty needs to be widened, Kenneth Roth said in a recent radio interview.
That will continue to force southern Mediterranean nations into dealing with the problem. According to Al Jazeera, Italy’s rescue operation, Mare Nostrum, was forced to stop last year due to high operating costs.
Mare Nostrum, created after more than 350 people drowned off Lampedusa in October 2013, rescued 130,000 people last year. [However] Italy scaled back Mare Nostrum after failing to persuade its European partners to help meet its operating costs of $12m a month.
Maybe the intention is to help keep southern Mediterranean countries–already suffering under severe austerity measures–permanently in debt–or turn them into poorly paid vigilante soldiers for Frontex (EU’s border patrol).