unfortunately western and eastern imperialists seem to be under the illusion,
that fractioning war "in the name of liberty" using militant and extremists determined opposition by badly organised jihadists (who's ideology and opinions we do not in fact support) is a good idea...
the problems start with basic needs and human rights ...
schools, hospitals and other advances that benefit a society, are usually the first to be used by militants, or bombed by terrorists....
desperate people will travel if they can, there is no wall around Syria .. no wall around deprived parts of africa or other nations where war and deprivation have become the only food for a starving and desperate people.
we can chose to allow a flood of dissident but hopful people to come to us from nations .. deprecated, destroyed and ruined by war..
that flood of scared and poor people will not be stopped by simple walls .. the tactics we would have to use to stop them coming; would be the equivalent of hitler's campaigns to discourage the poor and the sick of Germany or Austria.. and frankly we do not want that !
however we must face the music presently, not in 5 years .. not 10 years..
if you want to help these people feel welcome at home, there must be a reason they stay at home,
desperate people do not travel with virtually nothing from home and by foot 300+ miles because home is a good and secure place now...
think about this : you wanted Assad out, you wanted libia "better ruled by a western idealised democracy", you wanted south africa to be free of bad governance...
that last one is to prove that not all plans are totally bad, however face the music !
the middle east has a lot of muslims and other ethnic groups, leaders of arabic nations have generally held a certain secular - powerful governance in order to maintain peace between hostile and militant religious peoples.. these peoples are often ignorant or totally opposed to a view other than their own !
not surprisingly, when an ethnic/religious or social group's personal saviour, comes into power ..
the group most privileged within that society is the one a leader came from.
the hutu tutsi genocide
is an example where no matter what ethnic origin the leader is from another side will find fault... in fact when any government offers visible or imagined favour to another ethnicity or origin .. there will be strife if there is no presence of social order and honest justice..
the criminalisation of local social gathering and or events in sympathy to a populace feeling the butthurt for perceived injustice .. is another cause of armed rebellion and resentment,
In turn an insufficient suppression of the popular rebels will inevitably lead to a gathering of momentum towards a violent rebellion "for the seeking of justice"..
however martyr's to the oppressed, killed individuals end up leaving generations of people angry and bitter and quite often this desire for "justice" leads to bitter feuds and sectarian violence,
for the record Ireland is an example, Ireland was able to partially leave the feud behind.. however not everyone is happy with sharing and without a strong political and policing presence .. further violence and bitter strife would inevitably fill places like germany and great britain with further migration..
poverty and social justice must be delivered with a fair but strong hand..
no-one must be under the illusion that revenge and personal feuds/bitternesses will be left unchallenged with by honest, true leadership..
so we come back to syria and the middle east !
face the music and deliver justice.. honest and fair,
feed and rebuild the nations destroyed by the basic acts of ethnic/faith/bigotry.
come to terms that deliver meaningful lives to the people;
not a "we don't like Assad the people will it and so we trained Islamic State to bring order"