Russia and China won't do very much at all - they haven't been stupid enough to threaten anything. China in particular has no dog in this fight beyond generally opposing external intervention in internal dynamics for fear it will create bad precedent.But Russia, China and Iran will NOT stand up to it's threats and will NOT defend it's allies (Syria/Assad).
Iran . . . well, Iran is already essentially at covert war with the US, deploying the Republican Guard to attack Americans in Iraq. I doubt that they do much to ratchet that up beyond instructing Hezbollah to target Americans (which would be a fairly massive mistake, IMO). But Iran also has nothing remotely close to the ability to threaten the US that Russia and China have - and in the long run, wiping out a US red line will make open war with Russia, Iran and China far more likely than would attacking regime targets in an Iranian client state for violating one.
Um, no.And you'd like us to intervene on the side of the same Isalamic Extremists behind AQ and 9/11, to defend them is the Jihad/Civil War from their own Government.
When it may have been those same Islamic Extremists, and not the Governemnt, who used the WMD's?
It's neither humanitarian nor long-term involvement. And no, it has nothing to do with Israel. Seriously, explain to me the benefit to Israel of striking Syria, exacerbating further instability on a northern border that was all-quiet for years prior to this civil war and opening the possibility of an al Qaeda run statelet there.So your desire to be involved in another War in the Middle East is purely humanitarian then? And Israel doesn't care about it, eh?
Forgive me my doubts, good sir, on both counts.
Also . . . maybe take a step back? Not sure what's going on with you today but your responses are more testy than usual.
Bull. This may come as a surprise, but most of the world does want us to be their policeman. Which is a major problem.A World where the United States, as it is today, uses force anywhere in the world outside the direct defense of the U.S., is a primary CAUSE for why the world is so damn unsafe these days. We create far more problems than we solve, and we solve almost nothing.
Put down your silver star pard'ner, you're not the Worlds policeman, and this may come as a suprise, but most of the rest of the world doesn't want us to be their policeman.