Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
“More than 1,750 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean within 24 hours, Italy’s coast guard said Thursday, as EU leaders prepared for a summit on stemming the flow of boats from North Africa to Europe,” The Local reports today.
On the eve of the Malta meeting, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and his Libyan counterpart signed a deal in Rome on tackling people smugglers in the North African country.
Italy pledged money, coast guard training and equipment to assist the UN-backed government and urged EU leaders to do the same when they meet in Valletta to address the worst migrant crisis since World War II.
Closing the smuggling route from Libya to Europe is “within our reach”, EU chief Donald Tusk said Thursday.
Cynical observers could be forgiven for questioning the Italian government’s commitment to “stemming the flow of boats from North Africa to Europe” considering that the country’s “coast guard” is apparently in the habit of patrolling waters as distant from Italy as, for instance, twenty miles off the Libyan coast, where 1,400 African migrants were rescued in October according to The Times of Israel.
“NGOs, smugglers, the mafia in cahoots with the European Union have shipped thousands of illegals into Europe under the pretext of rescuing people, assisted by the Italian coast guard which coordinated their activities,” accuses Gefira, which further characterizes the state-assisted smuggling as taking place “on an industrial scale”:
Human traffickers contact the Italian coast guard in advance to receive support and to pick up their dubious cargo. NGO ships are directed to the “rescue spot” even as those to be rescued are still in Libya. The 15 ships that we observed are owned or leased by NGOs have regularly been seen to leave their Italian ports, head south, stop short of reaching the Libyan coast, pick up their human cargo, and take course back 260 miles to Italy even though the port of Zarzis in Tunis is just 60 miles away from the rescue spot.
The organizations in question are: MOAS, Jugend Rettet, Stichting Bootvluchting, Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, Proactiva Open Arms, Sea-Watch.org, Sea-Eye and Life Boat. […]
However high-minded the intentions of these organisations might be, their actions are criminal as most of these migrants are not eligible for being granted asylum and will end up on the streets of Rome or Paris and undermine Europe’s stability raising racially motivated social tensions.
Brussels has created particular legislature to protect people traffickers against prosecution. In a dedicated section of an EU resolution entitled On Search and Rescue, the text states that “private ship masters and non-governmental organisations who assist in sea rescues in the Mediterranean Sea should not risk punishment for providing such assistance.”
During the two months of our observation, we have monitored at least 39,000 Africans illegally smuggled into Italy, which was done with the full consent of the Italian and European authorities.
MOAS, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, is a “humanitarian project” operating out of Malta. Major funding for the outfit comes from oil and gas interest OGI, maritime industry player Unique Group, the EU-subsidized Caritas, drone manufacturer Schiebel, and activist organization Avaaz.
The motivation of Unique Group, which manufactures the CentiFloat, should be obvious enough: “Deployed as a migrant boat is approached, the Centifloat™ has been designed to mitigate the often-catastrophic consequences of capsize during an uncontrolled abandonment, when the occupants surge towards the side from which they first sight the rescue craft.”
Patrolling the vast expanse of the Mediterranean Sea for refugee boats, which covers approximately 2.5 million square kilometers (970,000 square miles), is a daunting but necessary task. Frontex, which runs the EU’s patrol mission in the Mediterranean, has struggled to deal with the scale of the problem and is due to get a 54 percent budget increase next year. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration said that almost 3,000 migrants and refugees have perished crossing the Mediterranean in 2015 so far, with a record 500,000 in total attempting the crossing.
To try and prevent such tragic losses, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) […] uses two remote-piloted aircraft, otherwise known as drones, to scour the sea and locate refugees in distress. The Schiebel S-100 Camcopters, which can fly for up to six hours and provide a live video stream, reportedly cost $300,000 per month to rent but have played a pivotal role in enabling MOAS to save 11,680 lives so far.
Most interesting of all, perhaps, is Avaaz, “a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere” which is operated by an exotic crypto-Jew named Ricken Patel and a gang of co-ethnics including Eli Pariser and Ben Brandzel.
“Avaaz: clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguise?” skeptically poses the Off-Guardian. The group was founded with assistance from Soros-connected MoveOn.org and maintains a sinisterly eclectic portfolio of pet “humanitarian” causes that over the years has ranged from freeing Pussy Riot to lobbying for military intervention against Libya and Syria:
Post stuff like this on Facebook and you get a hundred shares, because of course, by definition, everyone wants to close the gap between the world they have and the world they want. To this extent Avaaz is selling Hallmark cards. […]
And, we have to admit, Avaaz does this better than almost anyone. Any mainstream social conscience issue you can name, Avaaz will probably be all over it like a rash. Petitions are their game and they have petitions running about everything. Right now they want to stop hunger, ban the Confederate flag, save the whales, stop global warming and find a safe place for Syrians. […]
So, what – beyond the beguiling presentation – is Avaaz? Who set them up? Who pays their bills? Who mans their ramparts?
Citing an advertised figure of $20,000,000 raised by the organization, Off-Guardian continues:
The claim that all this comes from “the generosity of individual members” is of course impossible to quantify, as is the claim that Avaaz “doesn’t accept payments of more than $5,000.” We need more information here. Does this mean there’s a ceiling of $5,000 per donor? Or can a single donor hand over unlimited parcels of $5,000? And how about numerous “individual members” from one family or organisation? We seem to be getting a frank disclosure, but on closer analysis we really aren’t being told very much.
Also of some note – according to that Wikipedia page Avaaz was founded in 2007, so the claim that “since 2009, Avaaz has not taken donations from foundations or corporations” obviously implies that before this time they did take such donations. No one at Avaaz seems to have more to say about that though. […]
MoveOn.org […] are a Democratic party front group, currently campaigning against GMO salmon, the Confederate flag, Greek austerity and numerous other things […] According to the WaPo they received $1.6 million from “George Soros and his wife” back in 2004.
Now let’s also take a look at those “leading global social entrepreneurs” who co-founded Avaaz.
The most high-profile of these is Ricken Patel. He’s a special darling of mainstream media, which likes doing features on him as a fearless crusader for marginalised truth and justice. I’ve found at least two Guardian articles lauding his virtues, while People Magazine – with bold self-parody – included him in an article on the world’s most eligible hot humanitarians. In 2013 the Observer called him “the global leader of online protest“. That same year Intelligent Life Magazine ran a similarly adulatory piece on him, complete with a pic of Rick sitting in a street cafe, looking hip and caring and keeewl. “Can we change the world, one click at a time?” it asked, before answering “Ricken Patel, a young Canadian, thinks so, and he now has tens of millions of followers to show for it.”
So apparently the neo-liberal, pseudo-left press love this man and really – really – want us to love him too.
His media fans tend to avoid more than a brief summary of Ricken’s life prior to co-founding Avaaz, and becoming its well-paid Executive Director. Maybe because the Oxbridge/Harvard education and stints working for the Rockerfeller Foundation, the Gates Foundation, the United Nations, and consulting for the International Crisis Group don’t fit that well with the carefully cultivated image of a young average guy just trying to make a difference.
The International Crisis Group has George Soros as a “trustee” (my how that man gets around). Other trustees include Wes Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, several retired state department officials, ambassadors, diplomats and prime ministers. […]
So what of Avaaz? Should we offer it and its gang of super-well-connected founders the benefit of the doubt? Does it matter why Ricken wants us to sign up and save whales […]? Isn’t the fact they are speaking up enough?
No […] Motive matters, and if we ignore it we risk losing the meaning behind anything we try to achieve. We become as hypocritical as those we allow to set our agenda. Any organisation that tries to put a moral glaze on calling for the invasion of sovereign countries, and the inevitable resulting murder of innocents is not worth defending […]. If we just let their obviously corrupt, or at very least hugely misconceived agenda pass without comment we are conniving at a deception. Well-intentioned people risk having their energies misdirected or wasted in causes that are ill-defined or even entirely bogus. And one discredited clicktivist can easily cast doubt on the many genuine grassroots movements trying very hard to do good.
There is ultimately little substantive difference between what Avaaz and its fellow travelers advocated in Libya and continue to demand in Syria and the program they are presently pursuing in Europe. The troops and their tactics may have changed, but the process of the destabilization, degradation, and subjugation of what naturally ought to be the free countries of sovereign nations proceeds without cease.
— R. Chlodwig von K. (@icareviews) November 27, 2016