Worldwide there are approximately 60 million people on the move today, for economical or political reasons.All of them are from basically 3rd world countries and they are all trying to reach 1st world countries in the west.The sheer numbers are simply too much to handle in the West,let alone the integration and assimilation of them on this scale.
There are 2 main areas of origin of this problem : the Middle East and Africa.
So let’s have a closer look at them and see if there are any obvious solutions to the problem.
The Syrian conflict ist he mayor source oft he Middle Eastern refugees/migrants;if the war would be finished, all the Syrians, Iraqis etc could go home instead of going to a to them alien country with alien cultures (non muslim cultures ).
The main problem there ist he Assad regime and the IS; both will have to go. To much blood has been spilt for any of those two to remain in the future and no lasting peace will be achieved while they exist.
This feat cannot achieved by airstrikes alone,it will take highly motivated and reasonably equipped ground troops to achieve this and the only `local ` troops to be capable of this are the Kurds.
The Iraqi armi has proved over and over again that they cannot fight their way out of a wet paper bag and after 12 years of western training and pampering they are basically useless. Any weapons you give them you might as well give directly to the IS.
Bringing in the Iranians Shiite militias is not a good idea,it sows the seeds for future conflicts since they don`t get on with the Sunnis and vice versa.
Iraq as we know it is basically finished as a country and so is Syria.Southern Iraq is Shiite and with that at least leaning towards Iran ; the middle is sunny and partially leaning towards the IS because they are at least ignored by Bagdad and are not supported and armed against the IS by the current Iraqi government.
The north is kurdish anyway as is the north of Syria and the eastern part of Turkey. They have the wish and the economical as well as military muscle to get rid of the IS and then form their own country comprising northern Syria , northern Iraq and eastern Turkey.
Erduan in Turkey knows this , but wants to establish his own dictatorship in Turkey so it looks like he made a pretty dirty deal with Obama :
America can use their air bases in Turkey for attacks on IS and probably get more missile silos against the Soviets in eastern Turkey, and in return Turkey got a green light to bomb Kurdish ( PKK ) positions in Iraq and establish a `bufferzone` along the Turkish Syria border which is a kurdish area.
By bombing the Kurdish positions in Iraq Erduan destabilized Turkey enough to call new elections ,which is what he wanted since he lost his total majority in the last one.
By creating a ` buffer zone` along the Syrian border in kurdish areas one gets the suspicion he might want to re-establish Ata Turks bygone empire.He certainly does not hide his animosity towards the Assad-regime and has favoured IS in the past, so it would have taken a pretty good bribe to make him change tack.
There is another angle to this : Russia supports the Assad regime militarily as well as Iran. That turns this into a smoldering superpower confrontation. This is probably why the West didn`t declare a `no fly zone `over Syria which would have helped the Syrian people considerably by preventing Assads barrel bombs and air strikes which are a major reason for the refugee problem.
So what had Obama on his mind ??? get Turkish ground troops to route the IS and take over the remnants of Syria eventually ?
This major shift in politics just prolonged this war by at least 10 years,since the Kurds will wind up with their own country one way or another because neither Iraq nor Syria will get back on their feet in their past ways.
By the way,a few days after this change of policy was announced, an Australian man who was stopped several months ago from leaving Australia to fight with the Kurds, was charged under the terrorist act.
Unless we, the West, want to again to commit large contingents of ground troops to the middle east, we better change tack.
In the end the middle east will have to find their own equilibrium and the best bet to bring this about in maybe 1 or 2 years are the kurdish troops with a little help from the West
Anything else will prolong and deepen the conflict considerably and with that the overwhelming migrant/refugee problem from tha area.
The solution is not to accommodate more refugees,it is to get rid of the cause of the problem as soon as possible !!!
In the meantime the Syrian refugees could be accommodated in Albania and Kosovo, dirt poor but Moslem countries.The EU would probably be willing to pump enough money into those places to facilitate this program, a lot cheaper and better than to bring all those people to non-Moslem countries.No assimilation problems here.
Since Russia is one of the main problems in this conflict,they should really take the bulk oft he refugees as well.
Now to Africa :
This is a lot easier, because to the reasons here are mainly economical. Yes, there are some conflicts in some countries , but they are regional ,i e people can move within their own country out of harms way.
Most African countries are pretty rich, plenty of resources : oil , diamonds, minerals, metals etc. The biggest problems here are corruption greed and cronyism and all of these are home-made. Most oft he wealth does not get past the top 5 or 10 % oft he population. So some mental developement aid would go a long way,however the real change has to come from within the governments and people living there.
By resettling large numbers of those people else where, you just spread the problem because they bring their mentality with them. Very few oft hem have qualifications that are acceptable in a western country, so why bring them here??? lots oft hem have no chance and will turn to crime, drugs,prostitution and poverty.
It will be a lot cheaper and easier to pick one african country that has some potential and send them all there and then train them up to a reasonable standard with aid money; the emphasis being on mental developement and skills that enable them to have a reasonable existence.
African governments who don`t look after their citizens should not receive any aid what so ever .Real bad boys like Mugabe who turned Zimbabwe from the african bread basket into a basket case should be treated like a Lepper and boycotted left right and center until he gets out of government.
Again,real change can only happen from within, but in the meantime there is no reason to spread the problem else where.
ist a lot cheaper financially and socially to treat this problem within Africa then outside of it.
Most of the man-made problems boil down to the same old root cause : a way of thinking, namely greed for power and money.
And this way of thinking is responsible for the current conflicts and the mass migration the world over.And unless we tackle this way of thinking, nothing will change.
Without greed for power by somebody,there are no armed conflicts, but some power sharing etc.However ,this doesn`t mean to give in to bullies,vice versa. You deal with them appropriately by reducing interaction with them as far as possible , i e political and economic sanctions and isolation and in extreme cases military force to remove them.( if Russia stops supporting the butcher of Damascus, Assad,he will fall within a short time . If the IS were not supported by somebody,they would fade away).
Without greed for money by somebody, most Africans would have a chance to achieve a reasonable existence and life style.
The good news is, greed is only learned behaviour.A very young chid cannot distinguish between itself and its environment. if you cannot do this , you cannot be greedy. So there is hope.
The main tool to achieve this change of thinking is education
step one : first of all declare greed for what it is : the largest and most widespread and destructive mental disease on earth today and the
root cause of most man-made destruction.( this will step on a lot of toes !! )
step two : replace greed with mindfull thinking, i e some consideration for others and our life support system and with that sustainability.
You see, human society runs well on good will ,however where ever that is displaced by greed,things get really nasty.
The ones who can achieve this change of thinking will become part of the future, the others will suffer the fate ot the dinosaurs:
because they were unable to adapt to changed circumstances they became extinct.
I hope this gets you thinking,
have a nice day