LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Spain called on Italy on Tuesday to end its “deceptive” tactics in its war against migrants, including the use of mobile personnel boards and “de facto” detention camps, in its push to stem the flow of asylum seekers across its southern border with Italy.
The Spanish government, in a letter sent to Italy’s ambassador in Madrid, said the Italian military is “not equipped to manage the crisis” on its southern frontier with Morocco and said it had made no progress against traffickers.
The letter was sent by Spain’s foreign ministry in Rome to Ambassador Maria Correa.
It came as Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni urged other European nations to join a bloc in which Italy is a member to deal with the crisis.
“Italy is not a safe country,” Gentilona said on a visit to Turkey, referring to Italy by its Spanish acronym.
“We have a very high risk in this respect and this is what we are talking about here,” he said.
“I call on the European Union, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and all the member states of the bloc to take concrete measures to prevent the exploitation of the refugees in our common territory,” Gentila said.
In recent weeks, Italian authorities have detained more than 2,000 people trying to reach Italy’s borders, while authorities have said that at least 300 have died.
The war against illegal migration has become a major political issue as several governments, including France and Germany, have pledged to stem it, as well as Italy, which is one of the European nations with the largest numbers of asylum-seekers.
Italy, which has taken in more than 60,000 asylum-seeker arrivals this year, said last month that more than 1,000 migrants had died trying to cross its border with Spain.(Reporting by Marco Bellini; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Peter Cooney)
Breitbart News: Trump Administration Admits To Using False Data to Make US Look Less Than Half As Big As It Is
Breitbart News has learned that the Trump Administration admitted to using data to make US look like it is half the size of it is.
The data was fed into a data visualization program developed by the US Government to help it visualize the size and scope of the US military.
The program was used by President Trump’s campaign during the 2016 Presidential Election and was subsequently used by the Trump administration in its efforts to portray the US as having a bigger military than it actually has.
As part of the process, the data was manipulated to show that the US was losing more ground to ISIS and al-Qaeda.
The Trump administration has since been forced to retract its claim and apologize for its misleading data.
However, it is unclear how the data could be manipulated in the first place, and how the Trump-appointed Defense Secretary, James Mattis, was able to obtain and pass the data into the visualization program.
The Pentagon’s decision to use this visualization program raises questions about the way that the Defense Department uses the data it produces, particularly when it comes to analyzing the size, scope, and lethality of its military.
It also raises the question of whether the Defense department has the capacity to adequately analyze the data to create accurate projections.
For instance, what if the data used by Defense to make its projection was incorrect?
And if the defense department’s projections were correct, how can it accurately determine whether the data they use to produce those projections was also accurate?
In short, the question is: how can the Defense budget be cut when the data is misleading?
In the wake of the Trump campaign’s inaccurate claim that the United States was losing ground in the Middle East, Trump appointed Mattis as Defense Secretary and he began a process of removing data from the visualization system.
As Breitbart News reported, “Trump administration officials said the visualization project was a way to show the military’s ‘size’ and ‘power’ relative to its opponents and the rest of the world.”
The visualization program was created by the Department of Defense (DoD) and was used for an analysis that included a “topological analysis,” or a mathematical analysis of the data, to create the projection used by Trump’s team.
The Department of Homeland Security also used the data for their projection, but this was a project that was in the process of being removed.
The DoD also removed the data from another visualization program, called Global Personnel, which was used to create an infographic that projected the number of US military personnel by rank.
The information contained in these projects is not used for actual analysis and is therefore not subject to data privacy rules, and therefore is not subject as such to the National Security Agency (NSA) or other intelligence-gathering agencies.
The analysis and projection used in the visualization was used as part of a broader project called Global Force, which the DoD’s Director of Operations, Commander William McRaven, described as “the military’s ability to respond to and defend the United State in the world’s toughest regions.”
This projection was based on data collected during the period when Trump campaigned for President, and the information included a projected amount of US troop deployments in the region and the number and type of US troops stationed there.
The project, however, was never used in a meaningful way and therefore was not part of any official DoD projection.
The projected number of troops deployed in Iraq, for instance, did not include any of the troops deployed to the region during the Bush Administration.
The visualization project did not appear in any official Pentagon report or briefing materials, and was not included in any of a variety of reports prepared by the Pentagon.
It is also unclear how such a project could be used to estimate the number or type of troops that would be deployed to an area when there was no actual information available to the DoL to do so.
For example, if the projections were used to make projections about troop deployments, the DoDB did not actually have a way of estimating the number that would actually be deployed.
Similarly, if a DoD project were used as a projection, how could it be used as an analysis of data when it could not be used in an actual analysis of that data?
Furthermore, what was the purpose of the project if it was never put into a spreadsheet or a spreadsheet generated by an analysis tool that was never intended to be used?
And how could the DoDP’s projections be manipulated to make them appear as though they were based on a spreadsheet created by an outside agency?
The question is far more difficult to answer.
While some of the documents that the Pentagon used to prepare the projection were prepared by DoD personnel, it does not appear that they were ever intended for use in an analysis.
It appears that the projections used in these visualization projects were only meant to be included in official DoL reports, which were never intended for any analysis.
What were the actual purposes of these projects? The Do
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