It would be extremely irresponsible ( in my eyes ) for Obama and the U.S to actually “attack” Syria here.
We’ve now heard from the Brits who are “officially out” as well Germany will have no part in it. Russia has mobilized a couple of their own “battleships” in the area and have major MAJOR interests in Syria.
Russia is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. It has the power to veto Security Council resolutions against the Syrian regime and has done so repeatedly over the past two years. So, if the United States and its allies are relying on a U.N. mandate to greenlight a military strike, they may be waiting a long time.
Syria provides Russia with its only port in the Mediterranean so you can imagine how significant / important Syria is to Russia’s military / naval interests , as well what the port may represent economically. It’s only port!
Russia will not simply stand by and watch such a significant asset go – absolutely not.
So where does that leave Obama? What’s he gonna do? Lob a couple missles in there and “make a statement”?
Complete “middle ages” move.
You’d have to be pretty well prepared and have a mighty big plan to just “go off and decide to launch a couple missles” this time.
I still find it very, very hard to phathom this happening.