Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has vowed to repel any Italian ships approaching Libya’s waters without permission.

On Wednesday, Italy’s parliament approved a plan to send naval boats to Libya to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Italy is the main recipient of migrants making the dangerous trip from Libya.

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has now ordered naval bases in four Libyan cities to block Italian ships.

  • Ho Hum

    If NATO was doing what it was designed to do it would have its navy forces repelling the invaders from Libya. If the Libya army resists bomb the hell out of it. Instead what is NATO doing? Staging endless war games on Russia’s back door in an attempt to antagonize Putin.

  • Muhry

    These people are invading Italy and should be treated as any invader would be. That this Libyan turd doesn’t want Italy to be able to thwart the invasion means he should be treated as an accomplice.

  • Naturally, Muslim Libya favors continued invasion of Europe by Muslims and will do anything it dares to do to keep it happening. Ditto for all Muslim countries, including Turkey. After all, the day that Muslims sufficiently flood and then take over Europe, this will be a happy day for all Muslims.

    Let us not forget that when the Muslims arrived in Spain in the 8th century (711), they first entered through what is now Gibraltar with a small expeditionary force (under 2000 men), exploring the possibilities. Having found a power vacuum in the peninsula, they returned with a larger force (some 12000 men) a couple of years later, and quickly conquered it.

    Today’s invasion by millions of sundry “migrants” (whether refugees or economic opportunists) seems innocuous to the EU authorities and media as a percentage of the total population. But that just goes to show the power vacuum actually in Europe. The migrants (mostly men) will become the conquering army for Islam, once the numbers are sufficient (some estimate the number Muslims in Europe as already 10%). Even if there is a civil war, with native Europeans trying to eject them, it is not sure to succeed once the numbers are sufficient. Very often in world history, civilized peoples have been overrun and dominated by barbarians.

    • krystal10

      Never twice without thrice. That’s what happens when they don’t bother to research history.
      It’ll probably end up like the previous WW I and II.
      Their only way out will be to implore the USA for help. Central Europe remembers this and are acting accordingly.

  • andycanuck

    Field Marshal???
    Say what you will about Qaddaffi but at least he stuck to “Colonel” his whole time.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Solution: Mine the Libyan ports.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Gee, it’s almost right back to the days of Carthage.
    The ghost of Hannibal rises!