Just a couple of questions: The ‘West’ got involved in Syria because we wanted to get rid of Assad because his regime was undemocratic. Why, when regime change in Iraq has had such a disastrous effect (unless, of course, you make and sell killing equipment)?
We made similar claims for Iraq, removing the vicious dictator Saddam Hussein, despite protecting him for years and supplying him with weapons of mass destruction against Iran.
So perhaps the next question shouldn’t be “Why?”, but, “When are we going to invade Saudi Arabia?” Let’s do some basic comparisons.
Syria – autocratic regime, but with some beginnings of democracy. Saudi Arabia – Monarchic rule based on Wahabi-Sunni ideology
Syria – protection of minorities. Saudi Arabia – Shia persecuted. Christianity not allowed.
Syria – women have role as in modern Western society. Saudi Arabia – women subordinate to men.
Final question (but wait for next post….) who benefits from the chaos in Syria (apart from those who invest in killing)