TV news announced tonight that 1,370 refugees on the northern Africa to Italy route have drowned so far this year. Two hundred drowned today when a boat capsized as the scene was videotaped. Putting aside that TV news has never considered this noteworthy before, it is an absolute outrage that a single person has drowned when the European Union has fleets of military ships from several countries in that region of the Mediterranean.

Excuse me for being moralistic, but why in the hell is the EU still allowed to exist? Why isn’t it being prosecuted under international law for criminal indifference to human life & for violating refugee rights?