The primary conflict in Syria is over competing pipelines.
The true reason why the refugee crisis exists and is in full swing is because the United States and NATO are fighting proxy wars, sending troops and conducting air raids in Syria to overthrow its leader Bashar Al-Assad so as to prop up a puppet regime that will be in compliance with the West’s demands.
These measures are destroying the country and displacing millions of people.
Assad refuses to allow Western powers to construct a competing pipeline through his country for American interests to supply Europe with energy because it would be in direct competition with Russia which currently supplies Europe with energy with a pipeline that runs through Syria, a Russian ally.
There are other geopolitical agendas at work as well but the primary conflict in Syria is being fueled by competing pipelines.
The Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline (Islamic pipeline or Friendship Pipeline) by the governments involved and some Western sources (US) is a proposed natural gas pipeline running from the Iranian South Pars/North Dome Gas-Condensate field towards Europe via Iran, Iraq, Syria & Lebanon to supply European customers. The pipeline would be a competitor to the Nabucco pipeline from Azerbaijan to Europe, it is also an alternative to the Qatar-Turkey pipeline which had been proposed by Qatar to run from Qatar to Europe via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria & Turkey.
Syria’s rationale for rejecting the Qatar proposal & Friendship Pipeline (Islamic pipeline) was said to be “to protect the interests of its Russian ally,” which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas and also petroleum based energy. Russia is defending its ally while also combating the terrorists (mercenaries) the U.S. helped create and fund in order to topple Assad.
Also, the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes terrorism spawns from the fanatical “Wahhabi” strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia. These are the Mercenaries/Rebels that the West (the U.S.) is helping to fund to fight proxy wars in Syria aimed at toppling Assad’s regime for the competing pipelines and petrodollar Monopoly and oil industry as well as other geopolitical agendas.
If the Western world wants to eliminate such violent extremism it must confront the primary facilitator of terrorism – a morally reprehensible alignment with Saudi Arabia along with needless and thoughtless military interventionism that could one day be the catalyst for World War III.