There is a lot of conflicting information on what is actually occurring. The Chinese and the Russians gave Assad carte blanche to finish the job. Who are the rebels? Some say they are Al Queada affiliated; others say they are not. The UN said that there was no concrete proof that sarin gas was being used. Hezbollah and Iran, Russia are backing the regime; I can't see that our involvement would amount to anything good. It's a quagmire.<quoted text>They can't let the conflict extend beyond the borders.
But, I would think a government friendlier to the US and by extension, to israel, can bring more stability to the region.
israel's problem is they can't fight a limited war. If something starts with one, it will quickly find itself fighting all.
Can Assad's regime survive this either way? I doubt it.