Remember the “Arab Spring”?
You don’t hear that phrase used much by the media anymore, do you? Funny about that.
In early 2011, when mass protests first began in Tunisia and Egypt, refugees started boarding rickety boats in North Africa and making the crossing to Lampedusa, Malta, Sicily, and other convenient destinations in the EU. Later on that year the United States, Britain, and France grew impatient with the slow pace of organized dissent in Libya, and decided to jump-start a “Libyan Spring” by shipping money, arms, and special forces advisors to Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Libya. These misguided actions created new waves of refugees (some of them deliberately released by Col. Qaddafi) pouring into the overtaxed reception centers on Lampedusa.
Now, four years later, a major European politician is finally publicly discussing what was obvious to anyone who followed the news back in 2011: the Arab Spring was a glorious opportunity for Islamic terror groups to slip mujahideen into the EU surreptitiously, disguised as refugees.
Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National in France, recently addressed the following statement to the European Parliament. Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|0:04||Madame Le Pen… Ladies and gentlemen,|
|0:08||All your decisions have contributed to disarm us, including morally,|
|0:12||against fundamental Islamism for many years now,|
|0:16||but I would like to touch on one subject which seems to|
|0:20||pass in complete silence: Italian journalists|
|0:24||have been informed by the President of Libya’s National Assembly (name?)|
|0:28||of his serious concern, I quote, “Europe has seriously underestimated the possibility that militants|
|0:32||infiltrate via Lampedusa, Sicily, or Malta.|
|0:36||The risks are increasing with a spectacular rhythm.”. The reality is|
|0:40||that a simple declaration of “Syrian Nationality” or a simple file|
|0:44||of “Refugee” obliges us, according to law,|
|0:48||to welcome and provide for|
|0:52||people of whom we know, strictly speaking, nothing.|
|0:56||On whom we have no information whatsoever, especially since|
|1:00||we have broken our relationship with Syrian intelligence, who were|
|1:04||a serious source of information on fundamentalists.|
|1:08||The Italian foreign minister made the same declaration, but withdraw it|
|1:12||under pressure of intellectual terrorism from the PC brigade.|
|1:16||They abuse us with reassuring catch-phrases|
|1:20||and goody-goody sentiments. The reality is that we|
|1:24||have no defense against these risks, except to rediscover our national borders.