“Operation Sophia”: WikiLeaks releases classified data on EU military op against refugee flows

https://www.rt.com/news/332734-wikileaks-eu-op-refugees/

WikiLeaks has released a classified report detailing the EU’s military operations against refugee flows in Europe. It also outlines a plan to develop a “reliable” government in Libya which will, in turn, allow EU operations to expand in the area.

The leaked report, dated January 29, 2016, is written by the operation’s commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino of the Italian Navy, for the European Union Military Committee and the Political and Security Committee of the EU.

The document gives refugee flow statistics and details of performed and planned operation phases of the joint EU forces operating in the Mediterranean.

The report also places pressure on the responsible EU bodies to help speed up the process of forming a “reliable” government in Libya, which is expected to invite EU forces to operate within its territorial waters, and later give permission to extend EU military operations onshore.

“Through the capability and capacity building of the Libyan Navy and Coastguard we will be able to give the Libyan authorities something in exchange for their cooperation in tackling the irregular migration issue. This collaboration could represent one of the elements of the EU comprehensive approach to help secure their invitation to operate inside their territory during Phase 2 activities,” the document states.

Admiral Credendino writes that the task force is ready to proceed to phase 2B despite political and legal challenges:

“…We are ready to move to phase 2B (Territorial Waters) where we can make a more significant impact on the smuggler and traffickers business model.”

“However, in order to move into the following phases we need to have a government of national accord with which to engage.”

“A suitable legal finish is absolutely fundamental to the transition to phase 2B (Territorial Waters) as without this, we cannot be effective.”

“Central to this and to the whole transition to phase 2B, is an agreement with the Libyan authorities. Ultimately they have the casting vote on the legal finish which will in turn drive the transition to phase 2B and the appetite for Member States to provide assets. As a European Union, we must therefore apply diplomatic pressure appropriately to deliver the correct outcome,” the document states.

The leak comes less than five months after it was reported that Operation Sophia would consist of 22 member states and 1,300 personnel which would board and seize suspect vessels in the Mediterranean.

However, the document notes that when the operation progresses into phases 2B and 3, “the smugglers will again most likely adapt quickly to the changing situation. The primary concern for smugglers will likely remain to avoid being apprehended so they can continue their illegal activities.”

The operation’s objective is primarily to disrupt smuggling routes by human traffickers, rather than to stop migration flows, according to the European Union Institute for Security Studies, which wrote in a document that the operation began on July 27, 2015.

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“The report also places pressure on the responsible EU bodies to help speed up the process of forming a “reliable” government in Libya, which is expected to invite EU forces to operate within its territorial waters, and later give permission to extend EU military operations onshore.”

i thought after they got rid of gaddaffi that everything was fixed??

A suitable legal finish is absolutely fundamental to the transition to phase 2B (Territorial Waters) as without this, we cannot be effective.”

401

~ by seeker401 on February 22, 2016.

12 Responses to ““Operation Sophia”: WikiLeaks releases classified data on EU military op against refugee flows”

  1. The report, the operation and the leak are outdated by about 12 months. The crisis has long ago shifted to Greece, let’s hope the EU will notice before there is no EU anymore.

  2. I think if people read the Green Book and knew how people were receiving the benefits from it, they would begin to understand why Gaddaffi had to go.

  3. sometimes they art imitates was going on or just they are telling in the teli
    take at look at this look y-day feb-21
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Madam_Secretary_episodes#Season_2_.282015.E2.80.9316.29
    btw no-director on wiki
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5235876/?ref_=ttep_ep14
    directed by http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0339111/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

  4. sure but also you know they need broadcast they plans too sometimes are a window to they

  5. look the list of special-guest directors most are hiliar friends

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