In the past few weeks, the transport of migrants from the African shores has become a case of national importance for Italy, and is now under investigation from the prosecutor of Catania, who recently testified to the Defence Committee of the Italian Senate1)Traffickers may pay some NGOs, Catania prosecutor, ANSA medand will meet soon with the Superior Council of the Magistrates.
Harsh criticism of the activities of the NGOs has come from opposition parties Forza Italia,2)Caso ONG, la ricostruzione di Maurizio Gasparri , YoutubeLega Nord3)Migranti, Salvini al governo “Fuori il dossier scafisti-Ong”, il Giornaleand even Movimento 5 Stelle,4)Pomigliano (NA) – Ong e migranti, Di Maio: “Basta coi taxi del Mediterraneo”, Youtubenormally more neutral on immigration issues, while Prime Minister Gentiloni has opted to let the judicial system run its course.5)Ong, Gentiloni: “Preziose, ma magistratura vada avanti”. Alfano: “Piena ragione a Zuccaro”, La Stampa
Yet, a new element will further exacerbate the situation; George Soros, a billionaire who is incredibly active politically on both sides of the Atlantic,met in secrecy with Prime Minister Gentiloni,6)Quell’incontro a Palazzo Chigi tra Soros e il premier Gentiloni, Il Giornaleless than a week after the latter had commented on the NGOs activities. The meeting was not listed on the website of the Italian government as official and its timing is at the very least suspicious.
George Soros had penned multiple arguments in favour of immigration,7)Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees, The New York Review of Bookssuggesting that Europe should welcome “at least one million refugees a year”8)Rebuilding the Asylum System, Project Syndicateand that the EU should create EU-bonds to support attendant expenses.
He’s no stranger to NGOs either: one of them, MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), facing the harshest criticism , received half a million dollars from Avaaz,9)Tima Kurdi, aunt of Aylan, calls on European politicians to offer sanctuary to refugees, AVAAZanother NGO, co-founded by MoveOn,10)Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere, AVAAZan online community, receiving donations from none other than George Soros himself.11)Democrats Forming Parallel Campaign, Washington Post
Save The Children, another NGO involved in the Mediterranean migrant shipping, lists among its partners Open Society Foundation,12)Strategic Foundation Partnerships, Save the CHildrenGeorge Soros’s primary NGO.13)George Soros, Open SocietyFinally, even, Médicins Sans Frontiéres14)Donor Partners, Open Societyis listed among the partners of Open Society and the Soros network.
Soros had already been named by Lega Nord15)Salvini, fuorilegge Ong pagate da Soros, Ultima Oraleader Salvini as the secret financier behind the NGOs and his well-timed arrival is bound to create further controversy.
No information has been leaked so far about the content of the meeting between Soros and Gentiloni.16)Quell’incontro a Palazzo Chigi tra Soros e il premier Gentiloni, Il Giornale
Is the cat out of the bag?
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|1.||↑||Traffickers may pay some NGOs, Catania prosecutor, ANSA med|
|2.||↑||Caso ONG, la ricostruzione di Maurizio Gasparri , Youtube|
|3.||↑||Migranti, Salvini al governo “Fuori il dossier scafisti-Ong”, il Giornale|
|4.||↑||Pomigliano (NA) – Ong e migranti, Di Maio: “Basta coi taxi del Mediterraneo”, Youtube|
|5.||↑||Ong, Gentiloni: “Preziose, ma magistratura vada avanti”. Alfano: “Piena ragione a Zuccaro”, La Stampa|
|6.||↑||Quell’incontro a Palazzo Chigi tra Soros e il premier Gentiloni, Il Giornale|
|7.||↑||Europe: A Better Plan for Refugees, The New York Review of Books|
|8.||↑||Rebuilding the Asylum System, Project Syndicate|
|9.||↑||Tima Kurdi, aunt of Aylan, calls on European politicians to offer sanctuary to refugees, AVAAZ|
|10.||↑||Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere, AVAAZ|
|11.||↑||Democrats Forming Parallel Campaign, Washington Post|
|12.||↑||Strategic Foundation Partnerships, Save the CHildren|
|13.||↑||George Soros, Open Society|
|14.||↑||Donor Partners, Open Society|
|15.||↑||Salvini, fuorilegge Ong pagate da Soros, Ultima Ora|
|16.||↑||Quell’incontro a Palazzo Chigi tra Soros e il premier Gentiloni, Il Giornale|