Mad Dog Gadaffi was never going to go quietly.

Libya is unleashing a wave of migrants against Europe as retaliation for the coalition's military strikes against the country.

Last week The Daily Stirrer reported the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is being overrun with refugees fleeing the troubles in North Africa.

The opening of immigration floodgates came as Italy announced that it would grant travel permits to more than 20,000 Tunisian refugees who have reached its southernmost islands in recent weeks.

The Italian government said the temporary permits would grant the refugees freedom of movement within the visa-free Schengen area, but in reality most want to head to France.

Paris reacted angrily to the move, with Claude Gueant, the interior minister, saying the country would not tolerate "a wave of immigration" and warning that migrants without proper identity documents and sufficient funds would be turned back at the border.

The Schengen zone excludes Britain and Ireland, but migrants could attempt to enter the UK illegally from the Continent.

The Tunisians are among nearly 26,000 migrants who have managed to reach the tiny island of Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost community, since January, when president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled by a popular revolt.

I always said it was a mistake to get involved. Mainstream media are now starting to report what anyone with half a brain knew in February, the Egyptian uprising was not a spontaneous uprising of disaffedted middle class pro0fessionals but a campaign orchestrated by the Islamic extremist Muslim Brotherhood and aimed at deposing the nasty but pro western Mubarak regime and replacing it with something even nastier and not at all friendly to the west.

The Libyan uprising was orchestrated by Al Qaeda sympathisers and allegedly led by Al Qaeda activists. This is why everybody has gone very quiet about the idea of arming the rebels.

We should have kept our noses out, let Gadaffio crush the rebellion (which he is going to do anyway) and avoided pissing him off. There are more that enough middle eastern lunatics well pissed off with the west already.

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