Thousands if by sea: Italy’s immigration
~ One if by land, and two if by sea. 是独立战争时的一个著名暗号。小编改得喜感十足。
Italian lawmakers are due to be asked today to back the boldest effort yet to halt people-smuggling from Libya.
- due 预期的
- back 支持
- halt 使停止进行
- smuggling 走私
Last week, responding to a request from Libya’s UN-backed government, Paolo Gentiloni, the prime minister, said he would deploy naval vessels that could operate inside Libyan territorial waters.
- naval 海军的
That would set them apart from Triton and Sophia, the existing, EU-run operations.
Khalifa Haftar, a warlord who controls much of Libya’s east, accuses Italy of trying to sabotage French efforts to restore national order.
And Amnesty International, a human-rights group, says Italy would be abrogating its duty of care to if it were to return refugees to Libya.
- abrogate 废除
Left-wing Italian parliamentarians demand clear guidelines to prevent clashes with people-smugglers.
- parliamentarian 议员
- clash 冲突
But the chief of Libya’s coast guard has said he would not rule out the Italians aiding his patrol boats in the stretch of coast between Sabratha and Zuwara—where some of the smugglers are armed to the teeth.
- aid 资助
- stretch 一带
- be armed to the teeth 全副武装