Sad Migration Crisis in Europe Will Soon Affect All Americans


American public and media observing the migration crisis in Europe treat it like a sad story of human misery “over there.” Indeed it is a story that tears at our hearts, but we shouldn’t see it as something “over there.” It’s much, much more than that that. And it will soon affect every American.

Though many of the migrants are running away from violence and poverty in Libya and other Northern African countries, the most disgraceful part of the problem stems from the Syrian civil war. Many so-called experts predicted that President Bashar al-Assad’s government would fall three years ago, but al-Assad has continues to brutalize innocent people who are running for their lives to European countries.

Al-Assad has continued to gain military strength, thanks to weapons and supplies from Russia and Iran. Both of those two allies have much to gain from the war in Syria. Russia recently announced plans to build a military base in Syria. Russian missiles based in Syria would place a knife at the throats of America’s NATO allies.

But Iran’s strategy in supporting the Syrian war may be to drive the fleeing migrants themselves into every country in Europe. Germany has already accepted 800,000 migrants and may soon house millions more.

As much as we may feel sympathetic to the millions of migrants spilling away from the war, we need to look at what has happened in France, Germany and to some extent the UK. Major cities now have Muslim populations that are so large, that their historical native populations have become captive to larger Muslim populations that surround them. Though most Muslims are law abiding, they tend to cling to areas where unemployment and poverty become rampant. In some areas of France international media reports that the overwhelming size of the Muslim population makes Sharia law the de facto law of the land.

Several European leaders have publically stated that multiculturalism is a failed policy in their countries. Those countries now also have higher levels of potential terrorism. This fear should not indict all followers of any religion. Nevertheless, a population that keeps itself separate from the primary culture of the country that hosts them is frightening, especially when they use language that threatens mainstream citizens.

Iran understands this. Their government happily supports a war that will ultimately result in millions of immigrants and chaos in every major European city. The economic weight of this huge population bubble will weaken these European countries for decades.

The Iran mullahs are undoubtedly laughing. They can’t wait until our hard-left politicians inevitably demand that America accept a major portion of the immigrant flow. They will happily accept the votes of non-citizens who have no worries about voter ID requests.

Sorry to say this, Mr. President. Your untimely whiff on a Syrian policy has handed major victories to Russia and Iran; while delivering lethal blows to America’s NATO allies. We expected much better from you.

My book “The Victory that Wasn’t” offers a fictional alternate history with a different kind of Military, and better outcomes for all Americans. It’s available on Amazon at



Author: Steve Vachss

Steve Vachss has enjoyed a career that permitted him to perform diverse roles. He has been a reporter, a broadcaster, an editor, a tech executive, a tech marketing consultant, and entrepreneur-founder of a company providing online business services. He’s also a US Army veteran. Through all of these experiences, his first love has always been writing. Prior to creating “The Victory that Wasn't,” he wrote literally hundreds of online articles, web pages, and “how-to” books, as well as guest editorials for print media. Born in Stamford, CT, he now lives in Dublin, CA, a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

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