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UK prepares to send warship to tackle Libya refugee crisis

The British government is preparing to send a Royal Navy warship to the coast of Libya to lead new attempts to tackle people and weapon smuggling amid fears of a surge in refugee boats following the closure of the Turkish route into Europe.

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to outline a new EU plan on Friday, and a government spokesman said late on Thursday that a formal request for help was imminently expected from the UN-backed Libyan unity government.

The plan comes in a week in which nearly 200 people have died in shipwrecks off the Libyan coast. On Thursday, 80 people were said to have drowned when a boat carrying hundreds foundered about 64km off Libya, while the toll from a sinking on Wednesday rose to 100 when rescuers said many had drowned in the hold of the capsized boat. Hundreds of others were rescued from the ships.

The new British deployment would be part of Operation Sophia, an EU mission that currently only operates in international waters. Pending a request from the Libyan government, the operation would be extended to the country's coastline.

Four British ships already involved in the operation are also expected to be used in Libyan waters. Access to the Libyan coast would allow for the interception of refugee boats, and destruction of the vessels at port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what, precisely, is the British Government going to do with these battle-scarred, PTSD-haunted, hungry, and desperate refugees, attempting to get away from the monstrous civil war in their country, created courtesy of the US and NATO?!?

Yes, they can intercept the boats and get them to turn around, but what then, for these war refugees?!?

I would like to hope that SOMEONE at #10 Downing Street, and the British Naval High Command have been giving some thought to the long-term consequences of this policy.

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