Each day I gaze at pictures in the newspaper or online which depict frightened people fleeing from Syria. They have left by the millions, desperately seeking a place of safety and comfort, at least for the moment. They are homeless, they are alone, they are abandoned by their country’s leaders and the world. On their face is the same look one saw during the 1930s when Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany in hope that someone would offer some form of safety. No nation stepped forward. Today, Sweden has been doing the job of offering a home, but there are limits to that small country. So, what can be done?
1. The UN should organize a program of relocation that spreads refugees around the world. Sorry, that is the only alternative.
2. Somehow,some way,Russia and Iran must persuade President Assad to step aside.
3. Just imagine the reaction of Donald Trump if a few thousand Syrian refugees showed up on our shores!