One wonders what our leaders in Washington are thinking these days? Why are we attacking Syria over chemical weapons? Since when is Syria a threat to the US? Yes, it is a threat to Israel, but that shouldn’t make it our issue. The Syrian government is brutal and nasty, but they’ve been killing rebels for years. I hate to put it this way but but killing civilians with bombs is just as bad as killing them with chemicals. We have no interests in Syria. The Syrian opposition is almost as vile as the government (and they would be as vile if they had the resources).
I wonder if Obama has any concept of foreign policy. Is this civil war destabilizing the region? Not really, at least not any more than all the other messes going on right now (see: Yemen, Libya, Egypt etc.). The key word is region. Syria is surrounded with well armed nations: Israel, Turkey, Iran, Egypt. I don’t see the mess spreading in those countries. Our foreign policy should be about our interests, I don’t see anything here that is in our interest.
The Gulf states (in particular Saudi Arabia) are pushing for action. The Gulf Arab states are wealthy. If they wish to buy bombs and guns, let us sell them some, but let them kill the Syrians not us.