I think it's too late. We get involved and really risk that al-Qaeda type thugs win out in the end. Syria may become a failed state ..part of it under Russian and Iranian/Hezbollah protection, the other Sunni with a strong radical tilt. We helped the Afghans overthrow the Soviet Union supported puppet government, and look how that came to hurt us terribly on 9/11. There are too many people involved in the rebel camp who are interested in their own form of tyranny, and they are very well armed and supplied. f we had stood with the Iranian people in 2009, not firing a shot but giving them our wholehearted moral support, as well as if we stood immediately with the Syrian people, not dithering towards the UN to help broker a solution then perhaps we could have had a more happy ending and greater moral standing in the Middle East. It's too late now, I'm sad to say... there are NO good choices anymore.