Saturday 10 December 2016

Robert Fisk: Arms smugglers behind global tragedy can sleep well tonight

Robert Fisk

Published 14/05/2016 | 02:30

A migrant is helped to disembark from the German naval vessel Frankfurt Am Main in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy.
A migrant is helped to disembark from the German naval vessel Frankfurt Am Main in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy.

EUNavforMed - or Operation Sophia, to give the gig its more romantic title - is a real success story.

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It's not the "failure" some would have us believe as outlined in a pretty mean-minded report by the House of Lords in Britain.

EU ships have saved more than 9,000 souls among the poor and huddled masses crossing the Mediterranean, the refuse of Libya's "teeming shore".

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