Obama has 4 basic options to deal with Syria:
- Do nothing. This is what Canada, Britain, Russia and China want to do. This option would be very difficult for Obama’s machismo.
- Do some token damage. The problem is Assad would just retaliate with more gas attacks. Since the security council has vetoed military intervention, this and the following two options are illegal.
- Wipe out Syria’s ability to produce or deliver poison gas. The problem is, releasing it will kill all sorts of people as a side effect. Further, Assad could just go after his people with different types of atrocity.
- Wipe out Assad. This will create chaos. Assad has relatives just as sadistic as he is who will take over.
This strikes me as a no-win situation. I personally find Assad an insufferable prick. I hope whatever happens disables him from creating further suffering. All Obama can do is pick the least bad option, the option that kills the fewest innocent people.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)