Wednesday, 26 October 2016
How to fix Syria
Make the West & its allies (Israel & Saudi Arabia included) stop funding islamic fundamentalists. Strike a deal with Assad (basically, don't prosecute him and his cronies). Send out the Army Corps of Engineers from all NATO members to Syria, to rebuild it in something like half a year (if people aren't shooting at them). Then put the refugees on planes and trains back to Syria. Naturally, this goes against the agenda of any hawk, regardless of political colour. Peace in the Middle East = the formation and consolidation of regional power blocks, and no empire wants that. But that's the only real pragmatic solution I see. You might call it wishful thinking - and it probably is, but it's a lot better than trying to integrate them in Europe. It will simply lead to political instability, and we'll end up with a divided continent, with regimes in power that won't shy away from using extreme means to "bring things under control."