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Italy Seeks to Use Forces to Halt Illegal Immigrants From Tunisia
New York Times ^ | February 14, 2011

Posted on 02/14/2011 6:35:59 AM PST by La Lydia

ROME — Italy’s interior minister said Sunday that the country hoped to send its armed forces to Tunisia to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants, after more than 3,000 Tunisians arrived by boat on an Italian island in recent days.“I will ask Tunisia’s foreign minister for authorization for our forces to intervene in Tunisia to block the influx,” Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said in an Italian television interview on Sunday....

...in 2009, Italy signed a renewed bilateral accord with Tunisia, pledging financial support in exchange for help in preventing would-be immigrants from leaving the country’s shores. But that accord seems to have unraveled...after President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was forced from power...

Mr. Maroni is from the Northern League party, which is known for its tough anti-immigrant stance and which has been jockeying for a greater role in government...In a separate, Mr. Maroni described the flow of immigrants as being “of biblical proportions,"...

In recent days, more than 3,000 Tunisians have come by boat to Lampedusa, a small Italian island closer to Tunisia than the Italian mainland, the Interior Ministry said. Hundreds have been sleeping outside because of a lack of facilities there....

...one young Tunisian said the situation at home had not changed since mid-January, prompting him to leave.

“All we ask is for the chance to work in Europe, not only in Italy, but in Europe somewhere,” he said in an interview broadcast on the Sky TG24. “We only want one thing from Italian people: help.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: immigration; izlam; parasites
Another wave of subversive, parasitic Muzlisms Isweeps over Europe.
1 posted on 02/14/2011 6:36:06 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Funny how this works. Tunisia just rioted their way to “freedom” and now they’re escaping.


2 posted on 02/14/2011 6:38:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: La Lydia

Tunisians just want to do the work that Italians don’t want to do...


3 posted on 02/14/2011 6:41:10 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: La Lydia

lol have you seen this..

Berlusconi refuses to resign, dismisses protest

http://www.kdvr.com/news/nationworld/sns-rt-international-us-itatre71d1yn-20110214,0,6784667.story


4 posted on 02/14/2011 6:41:32 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: La Lydia

Guess they figure it is more humane to send an Army to a foreign country than to just blockade your coast and sink whatever needs to be sunk.

Makes one wonder what Italy’s ‘official’ stance is towards our ‘feet on dry land’ ‘you are in’ and ‘we catch you in the water or on something floating, and you go back’ policy that is being used in Florida....

Also I am sure they spoke out in regards to the ‘Mariel Boat Lift’, that great exercise sponsored by the Carter Administration.


5 posted on 02/14/2011 6:48:24 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: La Lydia

The Camp of the Saints is looking prophetic.


6 posted on 02/14/2011 7:16:08 AM PST by mark_interrupted
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To: MichaelCorleone
Tunisians just want to do the work that Italians don’t want to do...

But they don't: Ukrainian women have all the nanny jobs sewn up, and Albanians have all the low-level factory jobs. North African men stand out in front of Coop and iPetale and offer to take your shopping cart back to the store to get the euro refund, while the women wander around the entrance holding a baby in one hand and an outstretched palm in the other.
7 posted on 02/14/2011 8:42:20 AM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: La Lydia

Camp of the Saints


8 posted on 02/14/2011 1:27:30 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: La Lydia

Diversity is our strength.


9 posted on 02/14/2011 3:11:16 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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