While the media hand-wrings and wails about the poor migrants overwhelming Europe, it is a crisis, but not what the media would have you believe. The crisis is crushing — the scale of which is one not seen in Europe since the end of World War II.
Obama’s “Junior Varsity” team has overturned the order of the world. And it’s only just begun.
It’s all of a piece.
In February, the Islamic State threatened to send half a million Muslim migrants in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West.
February 2015: Transcripts of telephone intercepts published in Italy claim to provide evidence that ISIS is threatening to send 500,000 migrants simultaneously out to sea in hundreds of boats in a ‘psychological weapon’ against Europe if there is military intervention against them.
Lest we forget, back in May, I reported that the Islamic State was making a fortune smuggling Muslim “migrants” into Europe.
European Union and African officials are scrambling to find ways to stop the migration. On Wednesday the Guardian revealed a 19-page E.U. strategy report to crack down on the smugglers, which included air strikes on boats and possibly the use of troops in Libya.
But while E.U. officials anguish over the plight of people crossing the Mediterranean to get to Europe, the migration has proved an invaluable business opportunity for groups like ISIS. So valuable that international crime experts believe ISIS might have launched some attacks specifically in order to drive people to flee, and then profit from their flight.
And back in July, I warned that hundreds of ISIS members planned on infiltrating Europe, together with masses of refugees from Libya, Syria, and Iraq.
Already in March, a top Libyuan general was warning that ISIS could use Libya as a jumping-off point for a European invasion. General Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan army, warned that Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists running rampant in the north African state are set to infiltrate Europe and expand their reign of terror into the West. ISIS will “spread in even the European countries if (the West) does not offer real help to the Libyan people, especially the Libyan army,” he told the Associated Press. He warned the ISIS terrorists “will head with the illegal migrants to Europe, where corruption and destruction will spread just like Libya. But there it will be hard to confront them.”