To understand the sort of danger that has taken shape in Syria to our western civilization, we must give a closer look into the kind of war that is raging there. It is a total war. No prisoner taken. It is a war of eradication- I eradicate you and you eradicate me. Thus, all the parties that are fighting in Syria are terrorists, but at this stage the Shiite terrorism prevails thanks to the Russian intervention.
When we say "eradication" we mean changing the face of the earth in a total meaning- not only in the genocidal total cleansing of territories, but also uprooting the historic landmarks of civilization: no regard to holy place: the Sunnis destroy Shiite mosques and the Shiite destroy Sunni mosques, but as the Shiite have the upper hand now- Syria is turned to become from dominant Sunni country to a Shiite country. This is the nature of the war on Aleppo- it is not about scoring a victory for the Shiites, but it is mainly to kill and terrorize the Sunnis out of Aleppo to make it a Shiite center that will connect Damascus with the Shiite-Alawite center along the Mediterranean coast. While the large Sunni populations is scared out of Syria- first to Turkey and then to Europe, Shiite population is invited in from Iraq and Pakistan waiting to be resettled in evacuated Aleppo. According to sources in the Syrian opposition half a million refugees from Iraq are already re-settled across evacuated areas in Syria. In this sense, we may say that the Shiite foreign mercenaries are fighting in Syria also for immigration in later stage in new domains.
That's why the Shiites are keen to destroy all traces of the cultural landmarks of Sunni Syria. A special example is the tomb of Khaled bin al-Waleed the Muslim general that conquered Jerusalem in the first century of Islam 1300 years ago. This tomb of that great general in Homs was revered through generations by Sunnis is destroyed now probably by the Shiite Hizbullah fighters giving no respect to the history of Islam because Khaled bin al-Waleed was Sunni.
Khaled bin al-Walid tomb near Homs in its present shape
The great Umayyad mosque in Damascus was not demolished, but turned to be a Shiite Husseiniya- a major blow inflicted by the Shiite to Sunni history far beyond the borders of Syria.
the grand Umayyad Mosque as Shiite Husseiniya
Why should it concern the West? Because what we experience in Syria is subject to spread to the west and to Europe in particular. The total terror, a kind of terror that aspires to wipe off civilizations is not limited to Syria alone, but to the entire world and ISIL is keen to spread this message to the West in its English bulletin called Dabiq and why Dabiq? Because Dabiq is the name of the place that according to Muslim doomsday scenarios will be the place where the armies of the Christians will be burned down at the end of days. That's why the poor Jordanian pilot, Maaz Kassabeh was burned alive by ISIL- to send a "Dabiq message" to the western coalition that Jordan took part with.
In practical terms, it means for Europe that there is no option to negotiate with them in order to find some formula to coexist with, similar to the "Political Islam" that was brokered with Muslim Brothers to help them to overtake the Middle East through "elections" and in return to leave Europe untouched by terror.
I followed through the internet a conference that took place in London on the eve of the heavy attacks in Paris and Brussels and a key speaker found encouraging factor in ISIL's establishing a "state". He was of the opinion that now ISIL must take care on the population under their responsibility that might lessen their appetite to terror. One could have made out a hint that maybe Europe will offer them aid to establish a proper state in return for avoiding terror on European soil.
But this analysis was incorrect because of misinterpreting the term "state" in ISIL. In modern Arabic it is a state indeed, but in classical Arabic it is precisely the reverse. The term "dawla" does not refer to "static, solid" situation like the connotation in modern Arabic is, but to a "moveable" situation. "Tadawul" in Arabic is "change". By choosing the term "dawla" ISIL wanted to spread the message that wherever we are – we fight the west, in Afghanistan, in Sinai, in Libya- no matter where and our war in Europe is about to eradicate Christian civilization – no less. Syria is only the beginning.
The west understood that something should be done against ISIL but as it did not internalize the true challenge of this kind of terror it tried weak solutions to cope with the menace. One of the solutions was to use the Moslem Brothers, or in their Syrian version – the Nusra groups – to be the "boots on the ground", but what happened on the ground that Nusra and ISIL cooperated when they had to fight the Shiite and later the Russians, and fought each other when no Shiite was around- but they were keen not to wage war of eradication, but kind of struggle over territory.
When the USA understood that the Nusra guys are of no use they turned to the Kurds that were the only party that was serious in giving a true fight to ISIL.
Using the Kurds as a major force on the ground is not easy as Turkey might object because they perceive the ruling party in Syrian Kurdistan, the PYD, as a major threat to them, but once the Kurds proved to be trusted ally the west can reduce Turkey's concerns by turning a federated Kurdish entity in Syria to a similar example of Iraqi Kurdistan that Turkey trusts. This can be done by adding another prominent Kurdish group such as Kurdnas that can help in turning Northern Syria to a friendly entity to Turkey and at the same time a trusted ally to the west.
Something serious must be done, though. Syria is not the end. Syria is only the beginning.