Lifesavers or Smugglers? How Sea-Watch and Italy Play Political Games With Migrants | The Dispatch

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  • Neil Collier
    Neil Collier  3 months back

    Hello, everybody. I spent 10 days aboard the Sea-Watch 3 and produced this video. I'll be keeping an eye on the comments for any questions you might have. Ask me anything! /Puoi anche guardare questo video con i sottotitoli in italiano facendo clic su "Settings", "Subtitles/CC" e poi "Italian".

    • Shena Reed
      Shena Reed  2 months back

      Any news on the captains cases? Have they officially been charged or just still being investigated? I really hope not!

    • November Witch
      November Witch  2 months back

      @KJVNEWS Yep!

    • November Witch
      November Witch  2 months back

      @Neil Collier Yeah, but before going to Libya-they were living in their countries without war,so they are really economic migrants.I mean,Boko Haram is a terrorist group,not an army.We had he E.T.A. here in Spain who killed even kids,and you cannot say we were at war.

    • Google Ancient Forums
      Google Ancient Forums  3 months back

      I got one question, when the jews will stop flooding Europe with hundreds of thousands of africans and muslims?

    • Nipun Fernanado
      Nipun Fernanado  3 months back

      @Logical Conservative He is a fricking journalist and your accusing him of that, seriously ? And with typical Conservative  mentality the only thing came to your mind after watching this video is that smugglers make "billions". what about the lives that could have been lost in sea with out NGOs like sea watch? Or how EU ignoring italy and greeks problems?
      So tell me is this how conservative logics work ??

  • Dan B Cooper
    Dan B Cooper  1 months back

    This is hilarious. Those idiots on Sea-Watch 3 have delusions of goodness. They should all be arrested and prosecuted. The boat should be seized and auctioned with the money going to something actually good. What a clown show. This is my humble and honest opinion, and I am a physician. In the EU. In the country with the highest per capita asylum burden. You may think I am evil. I am not. I am a realist, not a naive dreamer. I actually take responsibility for what I do. Those clowns on Sae-Watch 3 should be forced to do that too.

    • George Bronte
      George Bronte  1 months back

      And who’s saving the starving, sick, weak, penniless widows with 5 children who is unable to arrange passage to Europe? Young, well-fed male hustlers equipped with the latest electronic gadgetry and social media know-how are pushing away the really needy and taking their place on the free ferry to Italy.

      • George Bronte
        George Bronte  1 months back

        Be realistic: African countries will always be places people will want to escape from......enabling a few to enter civilised European counties will not solve the Problems in Africa, but will create problems in Europe.

        • k. rich
          k. rich  1 months back

          Wow....this is so crazy.....that's a lot of stress.

          • Tewodros Nigatu
            Tewodros Nigatu  2 months back

            Man! there are good people in this world. Thank God!

            • Joe Cramp
              Joe Cramp  2 months back

              The documentary should have mentioned how the boats will sometimes purposefully capsize themselves so they have to be "rescued". Also I don't really think this helps at all long term, it encourages migrants to come by boat knowing they will probably be "rescued" which eventually leads to more real accidents where they could end up dead.

              I think every innocent Libyan deserves refugee status, but I don't think that responsibility falls on Europe. Libya used to be a relatively safe and good country, until Hillary Clinton came along and burnt it to the ground. America needs to take full responsibility for what happened in Libya, they need to be the one taking in refugees. But first they need to fix the country that they ruined. These people doing the "rescuing" need to stop, they're not helping anybody, I doubt many of them live with the problems caused by the mass migration that's happened recently.

              • Salomon
                Salomon  2 months back

                I do get the feeling that these people smugling africans get their entire identity from it. It is almost as if they need it to make sense of the world. I do however not belive they do anyone a favor. Think about it this way: most western countries have expensive systems. These systems can function because the citizens it create are of very high value. Illegal immigrants are in most cases a net negative for such countries. They cannot function with high numbers of immigrants - especially the illegal kind who most-often do not pay taxes cause they can't work in legitimate positions. This isnt including cultural barriers and the cost of fustrated natives. Would it not be better to help them in their own countries? Bring capital e.g. by starting production lines in such countries. Helping them help themselves.

                • Loredana Dominici
                  Loredana Dominici  2 months back

                  send them to France that started it all with the killing of Qaddafi

                  • reigninblood123
                    reigninblood123  3 months back

                    Pretty amazing admission at 3.50 which I’m sure the NGOs would rather didn’t get out. Thanks reporter for not editing it out.

                    • Alysia Mer David-Wasser
                      Alysia Mer David-Wasser  2 months back

                      SAME. That's the part that made me think: "Wait, didn't they just say that Sea-Watch is there to avoid deaths?" Shocked the giant "Amnesty Int'l" right out of me.

                  • erica thomass
                    erica thomass  3 months back

                    You misspelled illegal invader

                  • Robybn free
                    Robybn free  3 months back

                    Money money money money ...🎶 How much perfume: money🎶 money money money money🎶 money 💵💲💸💵💲💸💵💲💸

                    • ZZKuL4
                      ZZKuL4  3 months back

                      I'm disgusted by these people, disgusted by this video trying to put in better light these smugglers.
                      They violated all international and Italian laws in order to force illegal immigrants into Italy. If their intention was to save lives, they would have brought them to the closest safe port which is in Tunisia. Instead they decided to do more than the double of distance to force them in Italy for business.
                      And this area WAS the deadliest, now, thanks to Minniti and Salvini's policies, deaths in sea are one tenth of the 2016, year of the biggest ONG activity.

                      • ZZKuL4
                        ZZKuL4  3 months back

                        @itsquitegood well I exposed 3 arguments, law violation by NGOs, Tunisia as the closest safe port and huge death toll reduction in the last 2 years thanks to Minniti and Salvini.
                        Which one is bad? and why would that be??
                        Better keep on smuggling people only to Italy and cry for the huge number of deaths this causes?!? I don't agree
                        And by the way, yes, I don't have idea of the situation of singles illegal migrants, but its easy to find data and underline a general trend:
                        - only 7,3% gets the refugee status, meaning the rest is illegal migrant who should be sent home
                        - more than 80% are grown man between 18 and 35 yo
                        - all of them have to pay between 2 and 5000 dollars to smugglers, meaning they have the money to live a more that decent life in their country (talking about the 92,7% who are not refugees)
                        - the majority of them are coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh (they take flights to get to Libya to be able to enter Italy illegally), Nigeria, Tunisia: there are no wars there.
                        All that known, please explain me why Italy has to spend 5 billion euro every year (not mentioning the arising social problems) to host people that a German NGO on a Dutch ship decided to bring in Italy illegally??? I'm very curious!!

                      • itsquitegood
                        itsquitegood  3 months back

                        Your arguments are really bad. You have no idea of the situation they are in.

                    • Savignylol
                      Savignylol  3 months back

                      This video makes me furious, watching those ecosophical German college drop-out hippies on the boat ask "Do you follow us on Twitter?" Make it stop, we can't accept them. Let my country keep its culture and values! Salvini will be laughing the same way the Visegrad countries are laughing right now, in a few years. The world's greatest "Told you so" is coming up for many of Europe's progressive left wing-governed countries.

                      • fenotipobombay
                        fenotipobombay  3 months back

                        First of all the operators attitude is not appropriate for the situation. Looks like they are out fishing salmons instead of saving lives. I can see many rich white bored youngsters trying to have fun and give a meaning to their lives in this eccentric way.

                        Second thing, these guys repetitely ask to the migrants if they know about Seawatch by following them on YouTube or Twitter.
                        So wait a moment, poor desperate migrants with no bread to eat, escaping from war ravaged scenarios, with a wifi connection and a personal computer with enough time to follow Twitter and YouTube accounts? I am Italian myself, sometimes I am on YouTube but I don't even have time to manage a Twitter account.

                        Finally, each one these so called migrants pays from a minimum of 2000 to 5000 dollars pro-capita to smugglers to be carried to these so called humanitarian organization. Basically the middle class of Africa is trying to reach Europe to benefit the refugee status. With the exception that once in Italy, European countries will give this status only to a small percentage of them, the remaining part will stay in Italy unrecognized, wandering for Italian roads and countrysides, living by alms, drug dealing and other small crimes.

                        Luckiest of them will end working as slaves for Italian farmers at 2 euros a day, while their women will crowd the roads of Castelvolturno and Varcaturo (near Naples) to sell their bodies as prostitutes for 15 euros/person.

                        Whoever denies what I am saying, that I know for personal experience is a hypocrite.

                        Something is terribly wrong about this whole situation.

                      • barry weber
                        barry weber  3 months back

                        I would like Sea Watch to help the people from Mexico to get to the United States on your ship instead of them crossing the border.

                        • barry weber
                          barry weber  3 months back

                          @Laura Walker i am crossing my fingers on that.

                        • Laura Walker
                          Laura Walker  3 months back

                          Hopefully they'll take you up on that.

                      • Christien Scheepers
                        Christien Scheepers  3 months back

                        USE YOUR HEAD............the same people that seek asylum are the perpetrators of the war and violence !

                        • George Reynolds
                          George Reynolds  3 months back

                          "Rescued"? They facilitate the invasion and destruction of Italy. They should be met with military force in exactly the same way Italy would if they were being invaded by a military enemy. The crews of these ships ARE criminals.

                          • White Man
                            White Man  3 months back

                            100% white people all trying hard to destroy the countries their glorious white male ancestors fought and bled and died to create. So shameful, disgusting what white men have become.

                            • Aurobindo Ghosh
                              Aurobindo Ghosh  3 months back

                              how do you fill many parts of america and europe that are empty?

                              • erica thomass
                                erica thomass  3 months back

                                fill it with WHITE children

                              • Ana Delgado
                                Ana Delgado  3 months back

                                With White South African farmers who are being killed by the blacks,for example?

                            • Lisa Rosenkoetter
                              Lisa Rosenkoetter  3 months back

                              💔😖 what has happened to humanity

                              • Alex lopa
                                Alex lopa  3 months back

                                Africa needs colonialism to develop . Europe should go back there .

                            • Ryan lex
                              Ryan lex  3 months back

                              George soros and globalist are behind this migrate crisis

                              • Fuxser
                                Fuxser  3 months back

                                Smugglers without a doubt. They are waiting to be rescued. Probably have their own boat waiting for them if ''Sea-Watch'' dosnen't show up. Get the entire crew to prison!

                                • Gonçalo
                                  Gonçalo  2 months back

                                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychosis

                              • Seamus O'Dork
                                Seamus O'Dork  3 months back

                                They are not recusing anyone. The illegal invaders are dropped off when they KNOW the "rescue ships" are there. They pay for this. All these ships should be scuttled. They are invariably captained by leftie arses who wish to destroy our cultures by importing young Muslim men and a token woman and baby or two. No free anything for immigrants will see the swarm slow up in no time. People in need of real sanctuary need to rescued from the source. These hordes of young men are NOT asylum seekers: they are on the gravy train.

                                • Ilidio Carmona
                                  Ilidio Carmona  3 months back

                                  these ships enable the smuglers....it should be war ships doing this job,rescue the people at sea,yes,but return them to libya....the smuglers would be out of a job in no time.....they are making the crisis worst!

                                  • Gonçalo
                                    Gonçalo  3 months back

                                    That's illegal under international law. Asylum seekers can't be taken to locations in which their lives are threatened, and the situation in Libya has quickly degenerated into a human rights crisis. Just earlier this month, 44 migrants died after an attack on a detention center.

                                • I Am Troll
                                  I Am Troll  3 months back

                                  Need to sink these human smuggling ships.

                                  • Ain't no Slice
                                    Ain't no Slice  3 months back

                                    I get these the need to pick these vulnerable people up from their unseaworthy rafts, but why are they not delivering them back to Libya (especially if its off their coast they're being picked up)? Poverty is not a valid cause of asylum, and they showed footage of some admitting they only travel because of the rescue boats. There is little doubt people smugglers are exploiting the sea-watch's compassion and heart.

                                    • Truth Hurts
                                      Truth Hurts  3 months back

                                      Human traffickers

                                      • Ah jays Bah humbug
                                        Ah jays Bah humbug  3 months back

                                        Deluded fools stay and fix your own countries

                                        • audrey1053
                                          audrey1053  3 months back

                                          *I'm really uncomfortable with all of this.*

                                          • NickotBG
                                            NickotBG  3 months back

                                            I sympathize with these people.
                                            They are searching for a better life just like everyone else.

                                            However, I don't find the idea of letting whoever has enough money to pay the smugglers and survives the route through the Sahara and the sea a sensible policy.

                                            I would try to establish skills based immigration programs and build skill centers in Africa, where migrants can learn and then apply to come to Europe or America.

                                            • Marina C.
                                              Marina C.  2 months back

                                              Blackdavid2011 since Arabs invaded north Africa, in the past, and invading central Africa, economically and then forcing them to convert to islam, nowadays...
                                              Anyway all Africans arriving in Italy are muslims and often the imams of their villages support economically their trip to Europe... sad but true

                                            • Blackdavid2011
                                              Blackdavid2011  2 months back

                                              @Marina C. since when are africans muslims?

                                            • Marina C.
                                              Marina C.  3 months back

                                              The real poor are still in Africa... these are just invaders, sent to Europe to islamize it..
                                              See they are all men, young, strong and muslims..

                                            • Blue Sky
                                              Blue Sky  3 months back

                                              There are already !!!
                                              These are all freeloaders who come to Europe for benefits simple as that

                                              And what enrages me is that these folks are young maxm 35 and we'll built

                                          • Erick Cisneros
                                            Erick Cisneros  3 months back

                                            Only reason they go to see’s because they know they will be rescued

                                            • erica thomass
                                              erica thomass  3 months back

                                              @Adrian G There is no war zone

                                            • Kimberly B
                                              Kimberly B  3 months back

                                              @Ana Delgado Yes they are!! Look up videos of the Congo, Somalia, and Sudan to name a few. There is persecution, war, and bloodshed in these countries along with severe poverty. Learn your facts.

                                            • Logos
                                              Logos  3 months back

                                              @Adrian G You will stay, and you will fight and you will die if must.

                                            • Ana Delgado
                                              Ana Delgado  3 months back

                                              @Adrian G they are not in a war zone

                                            • Alex lopa
                                              Alex lopa  3 months back

                                              @Adrian G can't they flee to Tunisia ?

                                          • dr rex
                                            dr rex  3 months back

                                            THEY HAVE BEEN DOING TAXI SERVICES LAST 10 YEARS .... YES THEY
                                            Smugglers................Smugglers 10 YEARS IS NOTHING

                                            • dr rex
                                              dr rex  3 months back

                                              THEY HAVE BEEN DOING TAXI SERVICES LAST 10 YEARS .... YES THEY
                                              Smugglers................Smugglers 10 YEARS IS NOTHING

                                              • dr rex
                                                dr rex  3 months back

                                                THEY HAVE BEEN DOING TAXI SERVICES LAST 10 YEARS .... YES THEY
                                                Smugglers................Smugglers 10 YEARS IS NOTHING

                                                • pax43
                                                  pax43  3 months back

                                                  He looks half african

                                                  • Pop_ Eye
                                                    Pop_ Eye  3 months back

                                                    Dumb people. No one country or few nations can helps immigrants. Instead powerful countries should help weak or dictatorship countries countries to develop and live with equal rights. A point will come where immigrants will not move along with local culture and may invloved in crimes.

                                                    • Ben Baxter
                                                      Ben Baxter  3 months back

                                                      GO AWAY ! OUT !

                                                      • david casner
                                                        david casner  3 months back

                                                        Sink ALL NGO boats!!! Today! Jail anyone involved.

                                                        • erica thomass
                                                          erica thomass  3 months back

                                                          No sell the boats and use the money to send the migrants back

                                                      • Ismaile Maataoui
                                                        Ismaile Maataoui  3 months back

                                                        Unfortunately Italy is losing humanity

                                                        • erica thomass
                                                          erica thomass  3 months back

                                                          Are you calling Chinese, Saudis (who did not take even 1 migrant) as inhuman?

                                                        • Ana Delgado
                                                          Ana Delgado  3 months back

                                                          Italy is fed-up with ilegals

                                                      • Panch0Pist0las
                                                        Panch0Pist0las  3 months back

                                                        We need to throw out all corrupted government officials and make these countries a place where they can grow and prosper by staying in their homeland....

                                                        • Chris Watson
                                                          Chris Watson  2 months back

                                                          Who will get rid of the corrupt governments? How would they do it without starting a civil war, for which they would be blamed?

                                                        • Kimberly B
                                                          Kimberly B  3 months back

                                                          @ Panch0Pist0las.. Agreed. There will no development in African countries where there is corruption and greed. These leaders need to be overthrown in countries such as Somalia, Sudan, Congo, and other such corrupt, poor countries where the leaders are greedy and keep the countries in war, poverty, or corruption.

                                                        • Seamus O'Dork
                                                          Seamus O'Dork  3 months back

                                                          No. THEY do.

                                                      • Flaubert
                                                        Flaubert  3 months back

                                                        Wait until climate change impacts the third world countries.
                                                        Hundreds of millions of people will be on their way. I don't say that with a xenophobic undertone. It's a fact. And we will have a big problem. because people in the EU are already fed up and whipped up from right-wing extremists parties.

                                                        • Logical Conservative
                                                          Logical Conservative  3 months back

                                                          @Truth Hurts Nobody denies that the climate is changing. Again, it's been changing since the Earth was formed. What I'm denying is that it's man-made, because there's not any definitive evidence. Obviously, your solution is to give even more of your money to rich politicians who use climate change to instill fear, so they can buy that Rolls Royce and a 3rd mansion.

                                                        • Truth Hurts
                                                          Truth Hurts  3 months back

                                                          @Logical Conservative we are already seeing water problems due to global warming. Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Iraq) and in the Stans. Russia is also sailing cargo ships without an ice breaker escort in the arctic ocean now.

                                                          These changes aren't outliers either, hence why the USA military is worried about global warming. And the military is not bound to a political party, so they can thinking logically instead of emotionally about global warming.

                                                        • Logical Conservative
                                                          Logical Conservative  3 months back

                                                          @Truth Hurts No such thing exists as of yet. Nobody disputes that the climate is changing. It's been changing since the earth was formed. What's being disputed is whether it's man-made.

                                                        • Truth Hurts
                                                          Truth Hurts  3 months back

                                                          @Logical Conservative the USA military has literally warned the USA officials of mass migration do to global warming.

                                                        • NickotBG
                                                          NickotBG  3 months back

                                                          @Logical Conservative don't watch too much fox news.

                                                      • razz P
                                                        razz P  3 months back

                                                        This captain and crew should be arrested and put in jail.

                                                        • 394pjo
                                                          394pjo  3 months back

                                                          We would need to stop sanctioning them, stealing from them and fomenting social breakdown in their countries so as to prevent China and Russia gaining an economic foothold there. Our conceit will not allow that. So they will continue to suffer.

                                                          • A S Humphrey
                                                            A S Humphrey  3 months back

                                                            Sink these vessels with all the liberal clowns onboard, it is about time they got proper employment instead of encouraging third world invaders to attack Europe.

                                                            • Laura Walker
                                                              Laura Walker  3 months back

                                                              This boat puts themselves on social media so the economic migrants know when to get on their boat. It makes me so mad. It's all about money. Look how excited they got when they got a call about migrants trying to cross.

                                                              • Laura Walker
                                                                Laura Walker  3 months back

                                                                @Blue Sky it's all about money. I watched Lauren Sounthern's documentary 'Borderless' it showed some of the corruption with these NGO's. They even coach them on what to say on their asylum claims. London already looks like Islamabad. We're set to be the minority. No country should ever give up their own culture to accommodate immigrants.

                                                              • Blue Sky
                                                                Blue Sky  3 months back

                                                                Exactly
                                                                Cheering as if they've won 1bln dollar lottery

                                                                Either they're deluded or they're vouching for international donations via this sort of documentatries

                                                            • B A
                                                              B A  3 months back

                                                              Facing prison for being on the right, just and moral side of history. These "legal" actions are taken to try to cover-up the shame of everyone else who coldly and inhumanely hates on immigrants. History will and must judge the people who hate and prolong the suffering and created the conditions that caused the migration.

                                                              • erica thomass
                                                                erica thomass  3 months back

                                                                @Adrian G if poor people all died, there would be no poverty

                                                              • erica thomass
                                                                erica thomass  3 months back

                                                                @Adrian G
                                                                "The richest 26 people in the world own more than the poorest 3.8 billion"
                                                                *And poverty is measured by THE NUMBER of poor people, genius*

                                                              • Laura Walker
                                                                Laura Walker  3 months back

                                                                @Adrian G it's not just about that. Look at Europe now. Some places look more like Islamabad. The make up has completely changed. White British are a minority in some of their own cities. English is the 3rd most spoken language in some. No go zones are sprouting up in Germany, Sweden, France ECT. Rapes and crime have increased. Why should our countries be ruined?

                                                              • Laura Walker
                                                                Laura Walker  3 months back

                                                                No country should ever give up their own culture to accommodate immigrants.

                                                              • Adrian G
                                                                Adrian G  3 months back

                                                                @Truth Hurts The richest 26 people in the world own more than the poorest 3.8 billion – and yet somehow you think poor people from other countries are to blame for poverty in your country?

                                                            • Laura Walker
                                                              Laura Walker  3 months back

                                                              Most of these stories are lies. It's been proven even the NGO's coach them on what to say for asylum claims, total liars.

                                                              • Laura Walker
                                                                Laura Walker  3 months back

                                                                @Keep Smiling then they should be honest about it and say they are invading Europe because they are economic migrants.

                                                              • Keep Smiling
                                                                Keep Smiling  3 months back

                                                                What's the truth tho? were they living a safe life with full bellies there?