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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Austria to deploy military to border to block migrants

Austria sent armored vehicles close to its border with Italy and will deploy 750 soldiers to guard it against the influx of migrants, the government said.

The problem is not simply limited to Austria, it is happening all over Europe with enormous numbers of asylum seekers who continue crossing the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya. 

Thus far this year, over 85,000 migrants have been rescued and brought to Italy, where they will eventually grow in number and demand Sharia law.

Austria will increase border controls at Brenner Pass, a major trade and transport route through the Alps connecting it with Italy.

The 750 soldiers could be immediately sent to the border within 72 hours pending a migration emergency.

"I expect border controls will be introduced very soon," defense minister Peter Doskozil told Kronen Zeitung

"But we see how the situation in Italy is becoming more acute and we have to be prepared to avoid a situation comparable to summer 2015," he added, referencing the period when hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants poured into Western Europe along the so-called Balkan Route.

Tens of thousands of migrants have nowhere to go with France and Switzerland having closed their borders over the last year. The EU came up with a plan to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers stuck in Greece and Italy, but thus far have only resettled 12,000.

Italy says it can't deal with the huge number of asylum-seekers without any help, mostly consisting of economic migrants flooding across the Mediterranean.

Italy wants rescued migrants to be sent to ports in Spain and France, but both Paris and Madrid are reluctant to the idea after experiencing higher levels of crimes from their guests.

The Italian government warned that after years of taking in hundreds of thousands of migrants, they're now at a breaking point. 

I say, send them to Germany--Angela Merkel is only too happy to allow them entry.