Are you an interventionist or an isolationist? An interventionist-isolationist following the Powell Doctrine (“You break it, you buy it”)? Or, like the President, undecided?
The importance of Syria is its indirect location. The ultimate goal of this phase of the Great Game is control of the Gazprom- and OPEC-breaking oil under northern Israel. Previously, Israel only had to worry about its border with Lebanon. Now, Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood deposed, and Syria in chaos. the conditions are perfect for regime change. Target: Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
Egypt is in danger of neutralizing itself as a danger to Israel. Jordan has a long border that will stretch Israel’s defenses, including the vaunted Iron Dome, to the breaking point. Israel will have to economize its forces somewhere, or once again be broken economically and desparately reliant on an inconstant US of A. The problem is Jordanian King Abdullah II. He’s loyal to his people, and that means peace and markets and use of ports in Israel – unacceptable to the terrorists.