ISIS Threatens to Send 500,000 Migrants to Europe as a ‘Psychological Weapon’

Hannah Roberts, Daily Mail, February 18, 2015

ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West, it was claimed today.

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 in Libya.

Many would be at risk of drowning with rescue services unable to cope. But authorities fear that if numbers on this scale arrived, European cities could witness riots.

Separately, the militants hope to cement their control of Libya then cross the Mediterranean disguised as refugees, according to letters seen by Quilliam the anti-terror group, reported by the Telegraph.

Italian Minister for the Interior Angelino Alfano said on Monday that Libya was the ‘absolute priority’ and insisted there was ‘not a minute to lose’ for the international community.

He said: ‘If the militias of the Caliphate advance faster than the decisions of the international community how can we put out the fire in Libya and stem the migration flows? We are at risk of an exodus without precedent.’

More than 170,000 migrants arrived in Italy by boat last year. Since last Friday almost 4,000 have been rescued.

The spread of militancy across Libya was predicted by the country’s deceased leader Muammar Gaddafi, who warned the Mediterranean would become ‘a sea of chaos’.

ISIS had not yet made frightening inroads into Libya when he made this chilling prophecy during his last interview in March 2011.

But the Arab Spring uprising that year sparked a civil war in Libya and opposition forces–backed by NATO–deposed Gaddafi in violent coup just five months after his ominous prediction.

In October 2011, forces loyal to the country’s transitional government found the ousted leader hiding in a culvert in Sirte and killed him.

Four years later, Islamic State kidnapped 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Sirte–Gaddafi’s birthplace–before releasing gruesome footage of their beheading on the shores of the Mediterranean, just 220 miles south of Italy. In it the terrorists warned that they ‘will conquer Rome’.

In response, Italian security chiefs have approved plans to put 4,800 soldiers on the country’s streets to help prevent terrorist attacks.

The statement from the Interior Ministry said they would guard ‘sensitive sites’ until at least June and reports claim 500 will be deployed in Rome–where soldiers are already guarding diplomatic residences, synagogues and Jewish schools.

The troops are also expected to be deployed at tourist venues such as archaeological sites and monuments.

A treaty between Gaddafi and the Italian premier provided for joint boat patrols which curtailed the departure of migrant boats from Libya.

But, as the Libyan despot predicted back in 2011, if the Gaddafis were brought down, Islamists would exploit the power vacuum.

Still holding court in a Bedoin tent while holed up in the fortified citadel of Bab Al Azizya, Gaddafi warned: ‘If, instead of a stable government that guarantees security, these militias linked to Bin Laden take control, the Africans will move en mass towards Europe.’

He added: ‘The Mediterranean will become a sea of chaos.’

That very sea ran red with blood when Islamic State brutally executed 21 Egyptian Christians on its shores.

The accompanying video, released on Sunday, showed the men dressed in orange jumpsuits and shackled–kneeling in the sand before the militants slit their throats and watched them bleed to death.

Egypt retaliated furiously by launching coordinated airstrikes on ISIS targets in Libya.

The European powers were putting their own security at risk by helping the rebels, Gaddafi pointed out.

He told Il Giornale, the Italian newspaper owned by his former friend Silvio Berlusconi he was saddened by the attitude of his friend. They no longer spoke.

‘I am shocked at the attitude of my European friends. They have endangered and damaged a series of great security treaties in their own interest.’

Without his harsh, but effective, regime, the entire North African Mahgreb ‘would become another Gaza,’ he claimed.

The telephone transcripts, seen by Il Messaggero newspaper claimed to provide evidence ‘that IS will use the migrants as a “psychological weapon” against countries that say they want to intervene in Libya, in particular, against Italy.’

‘As soon as our country mentioned armed intervention on Libya the jihadists suggested they let drift, bound for Italy, hundreds of boats full of migrants. The figure discussed is five hundred thousand, most of the 700,000 that are on the coast waiting to board,’ the newspaper reported.

Following the dire threat Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi immediately backtracked from his government’s previous rhetoric saying that ‘it was not the time for military intervention’.

Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said this morning that Italy does not want to embark on ‘adventures, never mind Crusades’ in Libya.

But former President Giorgio Napolitano said that the ‘biggest error’ in the post-Gaddafi’s period was the European Unions ‘lack of involvement’ in the country.

Meanwhile following direct threats on Rome, the commander of Vatican City’s 110-man Swiss Guard said his forces are ready to defend Pope Francis if ISIS attempt a strike.

Colonel Christoph Graf said ‘Following the terrorists’ threats, we’re asking the guards to be more attentive and observe peoples’ movements closely. If something happens we’re ready, as are the men of the Gendarmerie.’

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  • DaveMed

    More damaging than a nuclear bomb.

  • ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West, it was claimed today.

    The problem is that psychological warfare only works if the intended targets finds something wrong with what you’re doing to them. In this case, half of Europe would be cheering if a half a million Libyans flood into Europe, most of Europe’s governing authorities, and not to mention that apostate Pope.

    • Charles Martel

      I am certain all of the indigenous people want them out except for one tribe of you know who.

      • Plenty of non-tribal (real) Europeans want them just as badly.

      • je suis paganisme

        And they seem to be leaving Europe.
        Perfect—they help to ruin Europe, bring in the Muslims, then they go to help expand the borders of Israel, sans Muslims.

      • David Ashton

        And not even many of them now.

    • David Ashton

      Not “half”, but the rest is probably correct.

  • Charles Martel

    With this warning we should be sinking every one

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Charlie, we need you to rise from your grave and wield your hammer once more against those who would defile the land of your ancestors and descendants.

  • Dave4088

    This is the “Camp of the Saints” reality show. Progressive, anti-racist morons like Angela Merkel of Germany would wholeheartedly welcome these savages as would Pope worthless of the Catholic church.

    • Chip Carver

      Spot on! I tend to see the muslim invasion as a harbinger of what’s to come in the US if/when the powers that be can get the hispanics motivated enough to start gong after YT in order to “take back” Aztlan. Not that either group will succeed, they won’t. But some rough times are ahead.

    • ricpic

      This is it. This is the moment Europe comes to its senses or goes under. And since I don’t think anything will make the socialist elite come to its senses the only hope for Europe is the overthrow of the ruling class. The rulers will not resist, will not defend their home countries. Civil war and the overthrow of the socialist elite must follow if Europe is to survive. We’re next.

  • SentryattheGate

    And, Nerobama is bringing a bunch of Syrians (Muslims I assume) to the US! Probably to the South, where they have settled a lot of Somalians. What can we do?

    • Musashi5000

      What are you willing to do?

    • Are you trying to question bringing in the Syrians to the US? We must be careful not to stigmatize … That’s what I heard in an Ebola health panel back in the initial Ebola scare in the US. One of the government health experts said, “We must be careful not to stigmatize…” And he did not finish the sentence. If you are trying to hoodwink some audience, it is very important not to get too explicit. They might start to question what you’re trying to put over on them. “Stigmatize” is one the fancier terms for racist, bigoted etc.
      [It’s time for this whole system to collapse.]

    • Engelsman

      Maybe the USA should be taking in the Syrian refugees because the USA started the whole Syrian war by training, financing and organising groups which then became the “Free Syrian Army” which then became ISIS. The USA and and their EU-NATO poodles are directly responsible for the Syrian War and refugee crisis.

      Karma is is bitch!

  • MekongDelta69

    How about WE send in 500,000 troops and wipe these sub-humans from the face of the earth?

  • WR_the_realist

    I hope they do it. I Europe is ever going to grow some testicles and start sinking those “refugee” boats, this is what will make that happen.

  • David Ashton

    A curtain of fire.

  • Reynardine

    At least they explicitly admit now that migration is an actual weapon.

  • Chip Carver

    The people who are behind the immigration mess in the West have let the genie out of the bottle. They are not going to be able to take control of things the way they have dreamed for so long. One hopes that this miscalculation is going to kick them then in teeth. And it will. Hard and repeatedly. Deservedly so.

  • Greeks entered Troy with the legendary Trojan Horse.
    ISIS need only broadcast their arrival and the door remains wide open.

    • Reynardine

      With the “Household as metaphor for State” it’s like we’re leaving the front door open, our daughters naked and bound, and we ourselves bent over the couch with our pants around our ankles.

  • JustJeff

    Is it still a race war if only one side is fighting?

  • Spaniard in LA

    Torpedo the boats!

    • Reynardine

      With all the technology at our disposal, we could make shark chum out of them by pressing a button.

      We won’t because we’re wusses.

  • Cobbett

    Never forget that Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy are responsible for the nightmare that is unravelling in Libya. Utterly worthless.

    • Spaniard in LA

      You are absolutely right! I don’t remember ISIS running around when Gaddafi was in power.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    Leftists would happily welcome these “immigrants” with open arms, treating the threats as a call for help and welfare.

    • Tim

      I read “treating the threats” as “tweeting the threats”…What the significance of that is, I don`t know…

    • LHathaway

      No, they would give them our jobs. Gone are the days of the wussy left. They’re more practical, now.

  • Pelayo

    I don’t want anyone to have to lose their lives. But that’s the only way some will learn.

  • Reverend Bacon

    Yeah, they wouldn’t even need to use a torpedo, which can cost about a million bucks. Most of the vessels they would cobble together could be sunk with a standard 5-inch gun.

    Because of the possible backlash from the whiners, I’d say that they should set up a blockade, and not let them on shore. They should repatriate them to another Muslim country, like, say, Somalia or Nigeria.

    • Pelayo

      They should just turn the boats back as is the policy of Australia.

      • Reynardine

        Turn them back? Why not a good old fashioned viking funeral?

        • Pelayo

          Because that would be a human rights violation. Now if the people on the boat happen to open fire first, well, then the crew of the warships really have no choice.

        • Race War Provisions

          They don’t deserve the honor

  • De Doc

    If the politicians in Europe/EU are foolish enough to take them in, why not?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    I’m sure France will gladly take all of them.

  • Pelayo

    This could come to war.

    • IstvanIN

      It should come to war.

  • james AZ

    Throw flame to each boat as reach Europe. Learn from ISIS done in Iraq . GOOD SIGN for MUSLIMS to HELL…..

  • Ed

    This is a threat easily nipped in the bud. You stop search and rescues. Any ship that makes it to Italy is turnaround and put out to sea. You can refuel the boats, that’s the humane thing I guess.

    Time for Europe to grow a pair, they’ve listened to the likes of Amnesty Intl long enough.

  • KenelmDigby

    Forget about the be headings and the immolations, this will be the *real* atrocity.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    This is not news, they have been doing that for at least 4 years. Soon Europe will be filled with black muslims. Black and muslim, so double the trouble.

  • Maybe they would be doing us a favour to threaten or try it, because it would hopefully sharpen a few minds and make people more concerned about the general situation.

    It may also be a tool with which to beat the liberals with, for how could they really pacify a public frightened of ISIS minded people arriving, or frightened of such bloc deluges.

    The trickle is something they can ignore and do ignore, but half a million people being used as a weapon to defeat Europe as a psychological and demographic threat – not quite so easy to ignore.

    • 4321realist

      “Maybe they would be doing us a favour to threaten or try it…..”

      Indeed they would. Every beheading, and other atrocities committed by Islam, just sets the West more firmly against them, and nothing like an ominous threat right in their communities wakes up the couch potatoes so quickly and so effectively silences the radicals on the left.

  • jayvbellis

    500,000 diseased Black Africans ready to invade Italy and the defense will be:

    “Meanwhile following direct threats on Rome, the commander of Vatican City’s 110-man Swiss Guard said his forces are ready to defend Pope Francis if ISIS attempt a strike.”

    And the guy they are defending is the new Liberation Theology Pope who flew his Pope jet to the Italian Island in the Med Sea to welcome the Black, Muslim boat people invaders.

    This is is straight out of Jean Respaul’s Camp of the Saints.

  • Mahtoofislooth

    They might be psychos, but the people running the show ain’t stupid. Even they know nothing ruins civilization more than hordes of Africans, let alone Muslim Africans! If they do actually do this, I’m hoping it will be the trigger to make Europe wake up and defend itself against not only Islam but the elites who are supporting them. But I sadly think the Euro govs would crack down on the natives to take in the poor immigrants. And then after more decay and internal strife and collapse, then maybe. The apathy and brainwashing is astounding.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    So, regarding the invasion, there’s the”good, the sooner the better” vs “the right needs more time to build” schools of thought on this. What do you think?

  • Yancy Derringer

    Not to worry, this is just the junior varsity trying to stir up trouble.

  • Christorchaos

    Doesnt ISIS realize they are doing us a “favor” with this move? The west is “poor” because of its lack of diversity. Muslims in our midst “enriches” us poor, poor, benighted Westerners. This will “backfire” on ISIS. (-:

  • Engelsman

    My response would be to empty Europe of the millions of African migrants and ship them off to ISIS. I think ISIS would soon get the message and stop shipping migrants to Europe. Anyway, ISIS would be too busy dealing with the African migrants stealing and breaking everything.

    If God had really wanted to to punish the ancient Egyptians, He wouldn’t have bothered with plagues of flies and frogs etc. He would have just sent a plague of Africans.

    I don’t know why politicians always make everything so complicated. Just fight fire with fire.