Monday, August 26, 2013
Syria Threatens 'Global Chaos' if Attacked
Syria, backed by Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia, is threatening world war if attacked over its apparent use of chemical weapons.
Key concerns: Syria, Hezbollah and Iran could unleash massive missile strikes on Israeli population centers and U.S. military bases in the region; Russia could intervene militarily to save its Arab ally from defeat, leading to clashes with U.S. and Israeli forces; Iran-controlled terrorists could strike at "U.S. interests" and allies and the U.S. homeland; Al Qaeda, while secretly welcoming attacks that could result in the toppling of the Syrian regime, could exploit the chaos in order to strike the U.S. and its European allies.
Syria did not have to follow the Libyan script. It certainly did not have to become the stage for a conflagration with the potential for developing into a world war.