First of all, Israel is such a small country, if Syria or any of its supporters start to retaliate, Israel will
Secondly, this is one of the most confusing conflicts I have noticed in this day and age.
Remember the adage, the "enemy of my enemy is my friend." In the case of Syria and its rebel uprising,
enemy and friend are hard to define.
Lastly, Bashar should remain in place. Even though he is a dictator, we have no right to go in and overturn
a sovereign country (even though we did it in the past). Bashar was better for America than the unknowns
who may take the helm in the future.
If Syria falls, it can not mean anything good for the surrounding area and for non-Muslims. The rebels are
not the Syrian people. These are outsiders who came in with guns and ammunition. Syrians were too poor
under Bashar to afford guns and ammunition. Bashar has a lot of money and will use that money to fight
for a long time.
I don't think this can be classified as a civil war anymore. It is a mess though. And so many are dying
Israel may be small, but its neighbors have tried and failed many times to crush it. And that was before Israel had a nuclear arsenal. If Syria or any of its supporters retaliate in a full scale way, they will be run the risk of being nuked.
It is way too early to say if Bashar was better for American than who ever is going to replace him. That will depend entirely on who replaces him. Syria's support of terrorism has not exactly done the U.S. any favors. Nor has it's destabilization of Lebanon.