Russia ‘one step from war’ with U.S. after Syria airstrike | Daily Mail Online

English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar...

English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Русский: СОЧИ, БОЧАРОВ РУЧЕЙ. С Президентом Сирии Башаром Асадом. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. Dmitry Anatolyev...

GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev takes the presidential oath. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Much as I dislike the sensationalism of the reporting from the UK’s Daily Mail, it captures the fears of a retaliatory escalation following Trump’ bombing in Syria. It cites Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev denouncing Donald Trump for attacking ‘the legitimate government of Syria’ and for allegedly breaking international law without the approval of the UN.

Source: Russia ‘one step from war’ with U.S. after Syria airstrike | Daily Mail Online

The rhetoric is getting ugly as the US explores the evidence of Russian complicity in chemical attacks. But we now have a dangerous situation in which two of the world’s leaders are narcissists supported by populism and fake news.

Thoughts?

Turkey, Europe to swap first groups of migrants – RIGHTS – Hurriyet

Hurriyet the leading Turkish newspaper reports that Germany will take the first Syrian refugees subject to an EUTurkey pact on April 4, with its ambassador noting that the small group’s “resettlement” will serve as a “test” to determine deficiencies in the EU-Turkey readmission deal.

Source: Turkey, Europe to swap first groups of migrants – RIGHTS

Personally, I struggle to see how this deal will be successfully implemented. I fear that there are more risks than opportunities and the slow processes of the EU bureaucracy will not cope.

The refugees and economic migrants will continue to make their way to Europe, seeking a better life. I fear that the problem will change location but it will not be solved with current policies. Indeed the problem is likely to have been compounded by Angela Merkel’s interventions of last summer.

Thoughts?