If the USA is lucky, it will be a long-drawn out civil war, it will attract all the Jihadis for a whole generation to their deaths, and both sides will lose.
Most intelligent comment so far.
Syria has become a proxy war between Saudi Arabia (FSA / Islamists / Muslim Brotherhood ) and Iran ( SSA / Hezbollah).
Russia has sided with Iran and is supplying Assad’s SSA vast amount of arms and equipment.
Saudi Arabia is supplying the FSA arms.
The USA is supplying the FSA monetarily:
(remember every dollar of food & medicine we give to the FSA is a dollar they can then spend on bullets and bombs)
In the end we need Syria to turn into an Islamist Roach Motel. The best way for that to happen is for Assad to use chemical weapons on a large scale. The UN is toothless and will standby and do nothing. Obama would never be able to get troops on the ground fighting along side the snack-bars. At most the UN might implement an air campaign like what was done in Libya. However that will give Iran a chance to test all their anti-aircraft defense systems in this proxy war. Something we shouldn’t expose our Air Force to ... Yet.