The next best thing

 It would be better if they simply sunk the ships, but jailing the treasonous people and organizations that facilitated the invasion of Italy isn’t a bad first step:

After an investigation lasting almost four years, Italian prosecutors have charged dozens of rescuers, from charities including Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières, who were accused of collaborating with people smugglers after saving thousands of people from drowning in the Mediterranean.

Investigators in Trapani, Sicily, formally closed the inquiry on Monday and charged more than 20 people, including boat captains, heads of mission and legal representatives, with crimes carrying sentences of up to 20 years.

As reported by La Repubblica, at least three rescue boats are at the centre of the charges: Iuventa, a former fishing vessel run by the German NGO Jugend Rettet, Vos Hestia, operated by Save the Children, and Vos Prudence, run by MSF.

Prosecutors claim rescuers arranged a direct handover of the refugees and migrants from smugglers’ boats, returning the boats to be reused.

The entire concept of “refugees” needs to be rejected. The fact that you happen to be unfortunate enough to live under a government that hates or mistreats you is not grounds to permit you to invade another country. And, as history has made perfectly clear on many occasions, sometimes people are hated because their evil actions merit the hate. 

K is rising. Perhaps not soon enough to save most of today’s political entities, but it will save the nations.

Hitler and Napoleon must be kicking themselves in Hell. If only they’d simply thought to flood Great Britain with refugees, they could have won their wars without firing another shot after locking down the continent.