Every day there seem to be "new hopes" in the Middle East ! Every day something else unexpectedly happens ! But, every day there are Leaders world-wide who do not react ! They do not even comment on the possible "knock-on" effects for their countries !
Currently the two main actors in the Middle East are Putin's Russia and Bachar al Assad's Syria. They are fighting a bloody war against Rebels and the Islamic State, but with the sole aim of protecting the interests of their countries !
This War has destroyed towns and villages and dwellings of innocent civilians : it has created millions of refugees, unending tides of which flee to Turkey and the EU or anywhere they can to find peace !
How many non-Russian refugees have fled to Russia and been accepted to stay there ?
Have the EU Leaders courageously introduced a policy to close EU borders ? NO ! They just benignly do not oppose any individual EU countries that close their Frontiers, by building barriers to keep unwanted strangers out, even when basic EU rules are ignored !
Are all EU Leaders just awaiting coming General Elections in the EU, during the next six months ?
The EU at present is no longer really open for any more business !