My view is: despite the terrible events in Syria there is nothing the West can do to ameliorate the situation. Only to make it worse. Iraq, Afghanistan etc., should make people realise that you cannot impose your culture and values on others. And to wade in and bring the Iranians and the Russians into another Middle East conflagration will serve no one. Agonising as it is - we can only sit on the sidelines, give money for the refugees, try and give safe passage to the ~Christians who are being slaughtered by Islamic extremists...what a mess.