Here we are, poised to get ourselves involved in another civil war. Are there good guys and bad guys? The current leader of Syria, President Assad, over the years has invaded Israel and Lebanon. Assad’s quest for more territory creates a worldwide market for weapons for him. North Korea sent Syria the beginning of a nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. As we know, the Israelis destroyed it while it was still being uncrated. The Russians have been selling Assad weapons for 30 years and no doubt he is buried up to his eyeballs in debt to them. Syria has allowed the Russians to build a huge naval base that would act as a trans shipment point to North Africa and the Middle East. A Russian airbase in this part of the world is a destabilizing element. If Israel attacked Iran to take out their atomic weapons facilities, what would the Russian Air Force do with their fighter planes in Syria?
Because of this hunger for new weapons, Syria has become impoverished. The Syrian people have had enough. Make no mistake, Syria will fall. After Assad, who will take charge of Syria? Hezbollah and the freedom fighters are in a dead heat right now and need to fight united to win.
The United States cannot put boots on the ground, and most Americans know this. What we can supply is small arms and shoulder stinger missiles. The stinger missiles will keep not only the Syrian Air Force grounded but the Soviet Air Force will also be reluctant to fly remembering the 5,000 aircraft they lost during the Afghan war to stinger missiles. Russian meddling in the Middle East selling guns to dictators has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. Saddam Hussein is a perfect example of a dictator who believed the Russian arms sellers when they said he was invincible. Assad is going down the same road.