Photo from Blazing cat Fur

The Guardian: Migrant crisis: EU plan to strike Libya networks could include ground forces

Exclusive: Strategy paper for the mission focuses on air and naval campaign, but adds that ‘presence ashore’ might be needed to destroy smugglers’ assets

European plans for a military campaign to smash the migrant smuggling networks operating out of Libya include options for ground forces on Libyan territory.

The 19-page strategy paper for the mission, obtained by the Guardian, focuses on an air and naval campaign in the Mediterranean and in Libyan territorial waters, subject to United Nations blessing. But it adds that ground operations in Libya may also be needed to destroy the smugglers’ vessels and assets, such as fuel dumps.

WNU Editor: The EU is divided on what to do .... but I do know that if nothing is done, what we are seeing now will pale in comparison to the millions who now want to go to Europe.

Post a Comment