While the West dithers, Syrian refugee crisis reaches boiling point

Migrant families ride a train from Gevgelija, Macedonia, to the Serbian border Friday. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called “Balkans route” to European Union countries has exploded. (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)
Migrant families ride a train from Gevgelija, Macedonia, to the Serbian border Friday. (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

It was never any secret that a rising tide of Syrian refugees would sooner or later burst the seams of the Middle East and head for Europe.

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