From JLH, yesterday, came this translation of a news snip from Politically Incorrect:
LAMPEDUSA: DETENTION CENTER SET AFIRE
In Lampedusa, the detention center for North African refugees was set on fire. It was not set ablaze by evil radical rightists, however, but by the Tunisians themselves, 400 of them took advantage of the opportunity to flee. Where the others were accommodated is not recorded.
We can assume, however, that they will sooner or later land in the north of the EU or in Switzerland. That’s how it goes! We have given up any control over our borders. Anyone who wants to can saunter in and get up to anything he wants.
That last sentence is an understated scorcher, innit? Poor Italy.
Serendipitously, I found a video of the fire complete with Italian commentary. Even if you don’t understand Italian (and I don’t) it has a kind of meta-accuracy. Maybe it’s the vibrant voice:
Lampedusa has its own Youtube channel. Who knew?
[Dedicated to the Baron, just so Lampedusa won’t disappear while he’s away.]