This is such a protracted civil war. Glad to read that the rest of the world is keeping tabs on Syrian President al-Assad's chemical nerve gas via satellite and other intelligence gathering sources.
This is an interesting quote to discuss (a yr later) given the current situation with the US and Syria (and Russia). While yes defending Syria is important, it is not worth unnecessary loss of American lives. Hindsight is always 20/20 and yes taking down President Bashar al-Assad a year ago, may have prevented the current situation we are in and those lives may not have been lost. Everything is political...