Autonomous Mind picks up on a statement made by an EU spokesman in respect of repatriating those individuals from European countries who are working in Libya:
"The ongoing evacuation of EU citizens in Libya is a member state responsibility, with the EU in a supporting role through its Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC), which was activated yesterday. The EU has no embassy in Tripoli and relies on the member states for information. The European External Action Service said that the number of EU citizens still in Libya was unknown, while the Commission put the number at 5,000-6,000. According to the Commission, around 5,000 EU nationals have already left Libya."
Err, as the European Union is not a nation, how can those that are forced to live in it be 'nationals'?
Within the article from European Voice, to which AM links, is this little gem:
"The official said that the European Commission's humanitarian aid department had been in consultation with member states to see what civilian and military assets might be available should any armed humanitarian operation be needed."
Not much point in asking the UK then seeing as we don't have a Navy or Air Force from which to contribute machines and men! Even more to the point is the fact that the spokesman had no idea what aims such an armed humanitarian operation would have, nor what its mandate would be.
Like AM, I too am getting totally 'piste-off' with the gradual 'EUisation' that is being practised by Brussels and can only echo AM's suggestion about what they can do with their flag, stars and anthem!