Okay, so what in hell was that about?
Given government secrecy, we may never know, but that just leaves more room for conjecture. The Obama administration has elevated secrecy to a new high, so we can guess whatever we goddamned please.
Israel bombs Syria. The standard explanation is that they mean to keep Syrian weapons out of the hands of Hezbollah militants — because that's what they say. Well, if they say it, it's not too crazy to assume it's a lie. There were a few different targets, but only one seemed to be significant. It was the weapons development site where most of the chemical weapons originated. Was it Obama who called in the hit? And, if so, was it a good or a bad move?
Most of us, I think, are glad we are not President.
There is some dispute over whether it was the Assad regime or the rebels who might have used a little sarin gas, but neither side is too friendly to the Israelis — nor the United States. The biggest reason not to get involved in Syria is that the USofA is a loser, either way.
Let's face it. The Middle East is a mess. The Islamists are on the ascendant, everywhere. Reason and good sense shall not prevail. Hell, reason and good sense seem entirely absent. How could anybody espousing reason and good sense possibly win?
And, no, I don't have any solutions.