A close second is women- Sometimes pregnant women
Young men just can't be used to play the manipulative card as effectively.
This time a German NGO allegedly found a deceased refugee child
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But when a German rescuer who gave his name as Martin looked closer, he noticed the "shining, friendly but motionless eyes" and the body that looked like a doll with its "arms and tiny fingers stretched toward the sky."A German 'rescuer' whose name may or may not be Martin- "gave his name as" tells us this is likely a false name. No one checked the facts. Very descriptive recounting
According to the German aid group Sea-Watch, the baby was on a boatSo an NGO operative claimed this baby was on a refugee boat. Both Sea-Watch and the Italian navy participated in the rescue operation. According to "Martin". No verification other then from the person who gave his name as Martin
The rescuer, a father who usually works as a music therapist in Germany and was volunteering with Sea-Watch, said of his reaction to recovering the baby's corpse: "I wanted to scream, but I decided to sing instead, in order to calm myself and the baby which should never have died — and to give some kind of expression to this incomprehensible, heartbreaking moment."I wanted to scream but I decided to sing? I'm not believing this tale.
According to Martin, most of the other drowned refugees were women; two of them appeared to have been pregnant.
"The death of refugees is being tolerated to scare off others who might come after them," Sea-Watch founder Harald Höppner was quoted as saying.As a deterrent?!
A deterrent to who. Apparently not fleeing persons because we have NGO's continuing to show us images and present contrived narratives. Sort of a self serving narrative, no? We need NGO's to 'rescue' fleeing personsGermany Concludes The Way To Prevent Refugees Is to Make More War
German cabinet backs expanded role in Mediterranean mission
Search suspicious vessels and break up gangs smuggling migrants to Europe- Very humanitarian- For all those humanitarian interventionists out there...
Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to expand the role of the German navy in the Mediterranean Sea to include efforts to stop arms headed to Islamic State militants in Libya, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said.
The German decision comes days after the European Union gave its naval force the authority to search suspicious vessels as part of its five-frigate "Sophia" mission, which is also seeking to break up gangs smuggling migrants to Europe.
The mandate also covers work to help Libya build up a coastal patrol and navy.And here is the real reason why Germany, after finding a baby, is expanding it's role in the Mediterranean.
"She said the expanded EU and German missions followed a U.N. decision to reinforce an arms embargo on Libya, where Islamic State fighters operate. "That sent a very strong signal," von der Leyen said
Von der Leyen said there were still some legal issues to resolve regarding Germany's expanded role, but the cabinet decision and expected parliamentary approval would allow the German military to begin detailed planning for the bigger role."Arms embargo? Or Arms delivery? Planning for the bigger role in attacking Libya
Recall this post from May 23/2016?
Looks to be a move to increase the weaponized migration into the EU
Among other agendas of course
"Daesh has deliberately opened a second front in Libya to break out of its encirclement in Syria-Iraq. It has anything between 4,000 and 6,000 fighters in Libya, based on Gaddafi’s old stronghold of Sirte. Despite ceding ground recently to General Hafter’s National Army, Libyan Daesh last week inflicted heavy casualties on militia units protecting Serraj’s puppet GNA.
Daesh conveniently moves to Libya... rolls eyes
At Nato’s July summit, the decision will be taken to blockade Libya’s 2,000-kilometre coast. Britain has already deployed a spy ship (HMS Enterprise) to the area and US drones are flying daily across Libya from the Italian island of Pantelleria. Various reputable media sources reveal there are already British, American, French and Italian Special Forces on the ground directing militia operations against Daesh. Come July expect renewed airstrikes targeting Daesh.
So, let's look at this from a realistic point of view-
Next month NATO will meet. One of their decisions (already made) will be to blockade Libya's 2,000 Kilometre Coast line in anticipation of beginning renewed airstrikes- Germany was missing from the mix of mass killers mentioned above, but not anymore- Thanks to a German NGO finding a 'dead baby'- which required Germany to expand it's military presence in the Mediterranean in order to participate in this NATO attack on Libya
And that's how you sell a war folks! Wave around some dead children. Dead babies. Have an NGO find the child, pregnant women whatever, in order to create a perception of being at a distance and then get your war on!
CAIRO – Fierce clashes in Libya between pro-government militiamen and Islamic State militants in the city of Sirte and an explosion at a depot near the capital, Tripoli, left more than 60 dead in just one day, a spokesman and a Libyan state news agency reported Wednesday.
In Sirte, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the North African country, Tuesday’s clashes killed 36 militiamen aligned with the newly-UN brokered government. The militias, mainly from the western town of Misrata, have been leading an offensive since early May to take full control over Sirte.
At first, the militiamen rapidly advanced into the city but the push got bogged down in recent days amid a series of suicide bombings by IS. Along with the 36 militiamen killed, mostly in direct gun battles with IS militants, Misrata hospital spokesman Abdel-Aziz Essa also said that about 140 were wounded in Tuesday’s battles.
IS fighters reportedly have hunkered down at the militant group’s headquarters in Sirte, the sprawling Ouagadougou convention centre that was built by late dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Sirte was also Gadhafi’s birthplace and the city he fled to during the 2011 civil war, when Libyan rebels backed by NATO bombings forced him out of the capital, Tripoli.
Meanwhile, the state LANA news agency said an explosion at a depot on Tuesday in the town of Garabuli, near Tripoli, followed clashes with militias and killed 29 civilians.
According to a statement on the Facebook page of the Qarabouli municipal council, the clashes took place between militiamen in charge of the town security and armed local protesters. When the protesters stormed the militia’s barracks, the depot exploded, the statement said. It said that the depot housed firecrackers, not ammunition.
Photographs posted on the page showed charred bodies covered in plastic sheets.
The U.N. envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on his Twitter account he was “shocked and saddened by reported violence and lives lost in Garabuli tonight.”
The high death toll illustrates the violence that has roiled Libya since Gadhafi’s ouster and death in the 2011 uprising against his rule that turned into a civil war. Over the past years, rival militias and governments have torn the country apart while IS-linked militants gained strength, setting up a base in Sirte, along Libya’s central Mediterranean coast. As Libya slid into chaos, hundreds of thousands of mostly African migrants flooded the country’s coastline, attempting to cross to Europe.
Meanwhile, on a third front, inside the war-raged eastern city of Benghazi, army forces and local fighters have been battling Islamic extremists the past two years. The army is under the command of controversial commander Khalifa Hifter, who answers to the internationally-recognized parliament seated in eastern Libya.
Foreign military advisers have been working with different factions in Libya.
On Tuesday, the Marine Corps general Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser who is nominated to lead U.S. forces in Africa said the United States has a small number of troops on the ground in Libya but that no more are needed “at the moment.”
Waldhauser testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, saying the Americans are in advisory roles in Libya while acknowledging that he isn’t aware of an “overall grand strategy” for Libya. The U.S. previously has conducted airstrikes in Libya, targeting Islamic State fighters and IS leaders.
For its part, the European Union on Monday boosted the role of its naval operation in the Mediterranean to counter the increasing numbers of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe.
EU foreign ministers agreed at talks in Luxembourg to extend their operation in Libya by another year and tasked it with building up Libya’s coast guard and navy. The operation will also help to police a U.N. arms embargo off the Libya coast.
Rights groups have warned that working with Libyan militias could come with a high cost, citing grave violations by militias acting on behalf of ruling authorities against the migrants
Sick, sick, sick!