The following article was first published as the editorial of workplace bulletins distributed by members of L’Etincelle (The Spark) faction in France.

November 27th, 2017

Images originally shown November 14th on CNN have made it around the world. They show migrants in Libya being sold as slave at auctions. For a few hundred euros… The people smugglers who take advantage of people’s misery to extort their money are disgusting. So are those who trade human beings. But what about the people who are pulling the strings?

The European leaders fight against migrants.

The increased flow of migrants since 2010 has led European countries to erect hundreds of kilometres of barbed wires: around Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Norway. A wall is being erected on Austrian’s borders, and France is starting its own in Calais.

But this is not enough. This doesn’t stop the flow of people fleeing from poverty, war, often both. The list of areas that have become living hells is growing longer every year.

Our rulers do not think for a second about using some of the riches in our countries to help the migrants. France promised to take care of only 30,000 refugees before the end of 2017, and has so far welcome only a tenth. Of course, these rulers already spend most of their time passing laws that throw families, old people, youths, into poverty. So why would they suddenly show any sympathy for the migrants? Remember that police in Calais had ordered that no water should be given to babies, and that people who helped migrants in the Roya Valley were prosecuted.

Who are the human trafficking backers?

Yes, who are the “godfathers” of these mafias, in Libya and elsewhere, that rob, extort, rape, torture, sell and kill?

The European rulers want to “dissuade” the migrants from living their countries… And for this, the migrants’ journey has to become a hell even worth than the one they left. Worse than the hijacking and murdering of Boko Haram in Nigeria; worse than Assad’s gas in Syria. And, this has to be well known. So the next ones will not attempt to leave their current state of misery, fearing they will plunge into even worse evils.

Since the European leaders don’t like to dirty their hands, they pay people to do it for them.

Hell in Libya: a well-known situation that should have been anticipated

Libya has fallen into the hands of gangs and militia, which terrorise and extort the population, since French planes bombed the country under Sarkozy. To ask Libya to keep migrants in meant giving those militia the role of “managers” of the “detention” centres. These are the filthy camps that the media have been reporting on for months. The European leaders could not have been unaware of what the bloodthirsty brutes they hired would do.

No more could they be unaware of the various traffics the “smugglers” engage in. Nor the forced surgeries or killings, allowing “surgeons” to remove organs that are sent in rich countries’ hospitals… Newspaper Le Monde headline on September 4th was “Migrants, targets of organ trafficking”.

So, they didn’t just “turn a blind eye” on the dirty work of their henchmen. The henchmen were hired precisely because the European rulers knew they were going to extort, torture, rob, and kill. The Europeans leaders let them loose just like you let attack dogs loose. These dogs demonstrate all the cynicism and inhumanity of their masters.

Think about this, next time you hear a Sarkozy, Hollande, or Macron pretend they feel for the fate of the weak and the oppressed.