Wither Syria

The dogs of war are howling for another opportunity to bark for  an opportunity to kill and destroy. Senator John McCain and  some of his fellow Republican senators–not all– want the American government to become involved in the civil war in Syria. They urged bombing Syrian units, and arming those who fight against President Assad. Look at the record of reality:

1. Syria has a modern air defense system. If the US bombs, some American planes will be shot down.

2. Rebel forces include: (a) secular groups seeking to establish a democratic society, (b) members of al-Qaeda, (c) Islamist fanatics seeking to establish Sharia law.

3. If American planes are shot down, the next demand will be for boots on the ground.

Chaos awaits in Syria. Sorry, there is no simple solution. It is chaos.