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The Aegean Claims Another 46 Lives of the Desperate

Displaced by war and a desperation for solace, many Syrians continue to endanger their own lives by risking perilous journeys across the unpredictable Aegean Sea in search of a dreamed comfort in Europe. But the law of averages coupled with dangers of navigation, faulty equipment and a changing Europe, stand in the way to stability for many people.

Two boats carrying Syrian refugees from Turkey to Greece foundered on the Aegean Sea yesterday, sending some 15 children and 30 adults to their deaths into the watery depths. 

And so the saga continues for tens of thousands of displaced people, mostly Syrian, while political and diplomatic solutions to put an end to Bashar al Assad's assault upon his people,  become entangled by the complication of the entry of Vladimir Putin into the conflict. Prospects for peace have become marred since some opposition groups strongly oppose Russian direction of the invited participants to the peace process. Criticism remains loud of Russian bombing of opposition groups on behalf of Assad's regime.

Desperate Syrians continue to seek refugee status in Europe and the Aegean has claimed more 800 migrants in the past year while a total of some 3, 700 have died just trying to reach shores of peace. Humanity cannot sustain this tragic lost of life anymore, therefore a military option on Syria might become necessary to prevent more deaths.