We agreed that innocent civilians are out of the equation.
We agreed that we don't want to have a precedent .. for others to base future attacks on civilians.
We agreed that the use of gas is a no-no .. and can't go impuned..
We agreed that Assad, the Generals and the Officers .. down to the last one that was involved and did not refuse to carry orders has to be punished
We agreed that the Arab League won't do shit.
What we don't agree upon is who has to carry out the punishing.
A few days ago before I asked NATO to bid for the job I put Erdogan and the Turks on the equation I didn't like the hypothetical results.
The Turks have an open account with the Syrians dating from way back then..
They might savagely kill thousands of Syrian innocent civilians on the way to Assad Jr.'s neck.
If the Turks are part of the NATO gang there is some direct and indirect control
Let's have NATO shoot a first heavy round to Military Targets ONLY and give the Syrian Army a 48 hours break to round up all the responsible individuals, Assad Jr. included shoot them on their heads, without trail and hang them to dry on Damascus main square
NO STANLEY MEASURING TAPE, PLIZZZZZ..
That will do the job and create the right deterring precedent.. ON THE HOOD.
Why is it that when I look at this situation I see no right side to balance the wrong?
Why, in a region surrounded by coreligionists who see the same tragedy unfolding as us, is it NATO's responsibility to step in and relieve the pressure on the innocents by giving them an entire alliance of infidels to focus on?
Why, aside from my fears that this will spill over and affect my family and friends in Israel, do I even care why or how Assad clings to power? He's simply doing it the same way they have all done it since the Ottomans fell.
Why do I not hear UN inspectors saying that the chemical traces found on site match the precursor chemicals that were smuggled out of Iraq and into Syria in the run-up to Operation Enduring Freedom (remember the WMDs?)?
Why? What's my reason to believe that the situation will improve with our intervention rather than get worse?