Sometimes a Great Solution is just hiding out there in the open.
Problem 1: The EU and the U.S. coalition to Fight ISIS and Remove Assad is a failure. This Coalition failure is that it can’t find ANY SYRIANS to fight ISIS and ASSAD.
Problem 2: A 1,000,000 + refugee Syrians fleeing ISIS and ASSAD streaming into Europe. There are hundreds of thousands – 100,000’s – of men of military age in this refugee stream.
Solution: Marry up (a) the need for men to become a rebel militia to fight – and defeat – ISIS and ASSAD, boots on the ground, and (b) the hundreds of thousands of military age men who are the very men appropriate to become that rebel militia.
Existing Militia Training Set-up: The U.S. has already set up training camps, has military trainers, has weapons, has funding to pay the rebel militia – all doing nothing but waiting around in Jordan and Turkey.
Waiting for men to train and arm !
And then we have an existing whole air support system already operating in place just waiting for boots on the ground to be effective !
Solution: The condition for a military age man to obtain refugee status both for himself and for his family is – join up with the Coalition; get trained by the U.S. and its allies; get armed by the Coalition, and then take back their own country with Coalition air support !
The refugees say they have been harmed by ISIS and/or Assad. Grant them refugee protection for their family. But then require them to protect their family, both refugee and those left behind, by taking up arms to redress these wrongs.
Obama can set this up immediately. The money and arms and trainers are already sitting doing nothing in Lebanon. The refugees can be taken directly from Turkey to Lebanon. Then their families can be taken to the U.S.
The E.U., Coalition members can also set this up immediately in their respective countries. They can also do the same in Turkey with those additional hundreds of thousands of refugees ready to embark on the perilous refugee journey; and so prevent future humanitarian crisis scenes in Greece, Hungary, etc.
Common sense; and a pretty darn good deal.