State Department Listed Supporters of Terror Used Chemical Weapons on Different State Department Listed Terrorists

So the Syrian regime, which is on the hook for its support of the terrorist group that has killed the second most Americans, has been using chemical weapons against rebels who now seem firmly allied with the terror group which has killed the most Americans. And now we must intervene? What. Could. Possibly. Go.Wrong.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about all of this. I tend to think of this in terms of a decision matrix based on probabilities.

If we do nothing there is a high probability that a known terror supporter remains in power.

If we intervene there is a slim probability of a democratic regime to replace Assad; a slightly higher probability that a different group of terror supporters will assume power; a medium probability that a "moderate" Islamist group will assume power (ie, The Brotherhood); and a very high probability that chaos and ethnic cleansing will be the result (at least in the near term).

So, there you have it. It's kind of a lose-lose situation. So, which is the least bad option?

The suck: embrace it.

Posted by: Rusty at 08:05 PM


1 arm both sides; maintain parity, keep it going as long as poss. move innocents to jordan

Posted by: reliapundit at June 13, 2013 08:14 PM

2 Stay the hell out of it. Or arm both sides and hope it lasts for a really really long time

Posted by: KMHendu at June 13, 2013 09:06 PM

3 I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Vinnie at June 13, 2013 10:15 PM

4 Cordon off the whole area to make sure nobody gets in or out and let them kill each other.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at June 14, 2013 06:36 AM

5 "Stick to the Devil you know."

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at June 14, 2013 07:37 AM

6 So we now support al-queada. I say arm both sides with swords and then let them fight to the last man standing then shoot that man.

Posted by: Kuffar at June 14, 2013 07:47 AM

7 Although I hear BarryO is the second smartest man in the world, GW Bush on his most stupid day, would remember the 9-11 dead and never dream of 1/ Sending money to Al Queda 2/Getting in the way of these two groups killing each other off (for free)

Posted by: Mashoom's Moustache at June 14, 2013 09:00 AM

8 BE DAMNED! Is that shit hole country still in existence?

Posted by: obsidian at June 14, 2013 09:16 AM

9 The Sarin some of that bunch that left Iraq just before the US invasion started 10 years ago ???

Posted by: sirrranwrap at June 14, 2013 09:41 AM

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