The unprecedented refugee crisis overwhelming Europe today is primarily because of the execution of Bashar al Assad's war in Syria.
As a result, Europe will inevitably spend billions of dollars and appropriate large amounts of other resources in order to host Syria's refugees. Moreover, the impending strain caused by refugees upon Europe's infrastructure, remains immeasurable. Social services, housing, education, employment and the likes will have to be re-tuned.
Yet, Assad's war continues in Syria with mounting humanitarian costs and instability transcended throughout the Levant that could send an even higher number of refugees to Europe. And to compound the already graved conditions, the Associated Press(AP) reported earlier today on an unconfirmed revelation suggesting that Russia is planning to expand its military support to Assad.
The United States(US) has warned that such actions by Russia could lead to a confrontation with anti-Islamic State Coalition forces in the Levant. US Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to express concern over the reports. The US State Department said Kerry made clear to Lavrov that any "imminent enhanced Russian military build-up" in Syria "could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation".
In light of the massive refugee crisis facing Europe, the only viable option to stemming the tide of displaced people into the continent, must be an end to Assad's war - thus eradicating the wave of human displacement at its source.
Given the extraordinary costs to Europe to host Syria's refugees, it could become more cost effective for Europe to fully and directly participate in ending Assad's war in Syria. Therefore, all and any efforts by any nation to military support Assad should be thwarted.