The stupid people and propaganda specialists try to obfuscate the issue of Syria with regards to Israel. The argument goes something like this: Why would Israel want to take out a secular dictator and replace him with al kaida terrorists?
Three answers to that.
Guess who provided (100% true, I am sure) intelligence re: Syrian chemical attack?
No points for guessing - our buddy Israel.
The Guardian: Israeli intelligence 'intercepted Syrian regime talk about chemical attack', dated Wednesday 28 August 2013 04.25 EDT.
If it wasn't in Israel's interests, then its security agencies
would not have staged a false flag terrorist atrocity provided intelligence to USA and UK.
They would have simply sat on it.
Do a quick read through about a Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and Ottoman Studies, Princeton University, one Bernard Lewis.
Autumn 1992: Influential Neoconservative Academic Advocates Breaking Up Middle Eastern Countries, Including Iraq:
Princeton University professor Bernard Lewis publishes an article in the influential journal Foreign Affairs called “Rethinking the Middle East.” In it, he advocates a policy he calls “Lebanonization.”
He says, “[A] possibility, which could even be precipitated by [Islamic] fundamentalism, is what has late been fashionable to call ‘Lebanonization.’
Most of the states of the Middle East—Egypt is an obvious exception—are of recent and artificial construction and are vulnerable to such a process. If the central power is sufficiently weakened, there is no real civil society to hold the polity together, no real sense of common identity.…
Then state then disintegrates—as happened in Lebanon—into a chaos of squabbling, feuding, fighting sects, tribes, regions, and parties.” Lewis, a British Jew, is well known as a longtime supporter of the Israeli right wing. Since the 1950s, he has argued that the West and Islam have been engaged in a titanic “clash of civilizations” and that the US should take a hard line against all Arab countries.
Lewis is considered a highly influential figure to the neoconservative movement, and some neoconservatives such as Richard Perle and Harold Rhode consider him a mentor.
Lebanonization. Syria's Baath (secular, fascist) regime was a thorn in Israel's side for a long time. They support (not 100% control, though) Hezbollah and Hamas and do stick their noses into the Lebanese byzantine plots and politics. And of course Hezbollah and Hamas are Israel's enemies (peruse CFR's propaganda piece, State Sponsor: Syria)
Worse, Syria is an ally of Iran, despite the two countries being diametrically different - one is a secular, fascist state and the other is a religious theocracy (BBC news, dated 8 June 2012).
The plan here is to take out Israel's Arab enemies by sowing chaos, dirty tricks, siccing Sunni vs. Shia (and Christian!) against each other so that there are no coherent, strong countries surrounding Israel - there will be only Mad-Max-like failed states, with millions of refugees (many of whom going to Europe - a win for multiculturalism... isn't it great when a plan comes together?), with no central power, with warring factions of terrorists fighting endless wars, periodically bombed by USA and/or Western Europe.
Again, learn about Lebanonization.
Point Two is proven by Point Three - this was always the plan for over a decade, if not more.
General Wesley Clark, March 2, 2007:
No points for guessing what country will be "liberated" by USA after "helping" Syria.