Condemn the barbaric decision of the European Union to bomb refugees
The European Union’s leading members – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – have already agreed to the “military” assault on what the grouping of 28 member states is calling “human smugglers.”
Cynically exploiting the death of over 1800 men, women and children in the course of crossing the Mediterranean by boats, the EU has decided to "solve" the humanitarian crisis by bombing boats carrying refugees!
That isn't all. A key component of the EU plan includes seeking UN sanction to enter Libya’s territorial waters to try and bomb the boats there. This plan – apart from its murderous intent – also violates afresh the sovereignty of a country that the US and European imperialists have in recent years repeatedly mauled for its own strategic interests. The EU's move is being opposed by the present Libyan government as a violation of sovereignty. Russia has declared it will veto any such move in the UN Security Council.
The disastrous consequence of colonialism as well as military interventions has ensured that there have been a steady stream of refugees from Africa and West Asia into Europe. However, the recent wars of aggression and destruction of nations has greatly escalated the refugee problem.
Libya, which was the most economically developed country of Africa, has been ruthlesly destroyed, its people forced to become refugees. A similar refugee crisis has been created in Syria as a result of the imperialist sponsored war for regime change, and the murderous activities of the imperialist created ISIS. A number of other countries of North Africa are also in turmoil as a result of the covert and overt military interventions by the imperialists and the civil wars sponsored by them.
Their countries bombed and reduced to chaos, economic opportunities destroyed, people from West Asia and North Africa are struggling to survive. Their desperate attempts to immigrate to Europe for survival are only a manifestation of this crisis, sired by the imperialists.
Between 1998-2013 around 44,000 migrants were smuggled into Europe annually. In 2014, there were 220,000, over 170,000 crossing the Mediterranean in boats. Having created the refugee crisis by its barbaric policy of destroying nations, the imperialists are now declaring in typical hitlerite fashion that they have found the "solution" to the humanitarian crisis they have created by bombing the refugees to death!
The refugee crisis has its source in the wars, instability and poverty created by the imperialist system of states and military and other forms of intervention by the imperialist states. The current crisis in the Mediterranean must be seen in the context of the aim of the big powers of Europe to extend their hegemony over North Africa and the Sahel.
This decision of the EU is a fascist decision that reveals that these imperialists are bent on taking the world back into medieval times. The Communist Ghadar Party condemns the imperialists of the European Union for this decision which is nothing less than a crime against humanity.