Ha. I heard her.
Even two years ago, as you say, we had no reason to overthrow Assad. Assad is as good as we can get in that region. He represents 2-1/2 million relatively moderate Alawites, an offshoot of Shia Islam, allied with 2-1/2 million Christians, plus Druze and Ismailis. Assad has brought some of the 70% Sunni majority into the government and military. Collectively, they are holding back a tide of militant fundamentalist Sunnis in the form of the MB and AQ. The Saudi royal family and Qataris are financing these terrorists to replace Assad with a Sunni theocracy, all for their selfish petro-geo-political designs. They have once again looped the U.S. into using the CIA and the US military to executing their plan. The US, just as in Iraq, is being conned into expending our treasure and blood for the hegemony of Persian Gulf monarchies. Isn’t it time we stopped the forty-year tradition of allowing the Saudis to control U.S. foreign policy through their vast oil wealth? Frankly, you sound like a Saudi shill; no personal offense, that’s how it strikes me.
I see the “Lion and Sun” emblem on your home page, that is the Iranian flag under the Shah. Some groups opposing the current theocracy use a version of that flag, at their peril since it is banned. If you are part of or supporting true Iranian democracy (http://daneshjoo.org/article/publish/article_2376.shtml) then good luck to you and you deserve our active support. You are, however, deeply misguided on the subject of Syria. As an Iranian patriot, you might look at it this way: The John Brennan is playing the same role in Syria as Kermit Roosevelt did in 1953 Iran.
I don’t give a rat’s ass who killed who.
The founding fathers warned us against making treaties and getting into other country’s affairs.
The reason we in the mess we’re in is because this corrupt gov’t shits all over what’s left of our Constitution.