There's a war party in Syria, and everyone wants to take part
All the cool and popular kids are bombing Syria these days, so the less cool kids want to be involved as well.
France hasn't bombed Syria since it was cool more than two generations ago. They are teaming up with the less than cool Saudis.
Macron said France would decide in coming days on "a strong and joint response" with the United States and Britain to the suspected use of a poison gas that Syrian activists and rescues said killed 40 people near Damascus.
Prince Mohammed, wrapping up his first official visit to France, said during a joint news conference with the French leader that Saudi Arabia would support a military operation in Syria.
"If required by our alliance with our partners, we will be there," he said, according to the French translation of his remarks spoken in Arabic.
America is already teamed up with the UK and France.
The un-cool kid, Turkey, responded by posting the locations of France's military bases in Syria.
Nowhere is the raging adolescent hormones more obvious than in the news media.
The debate seems to span from "how bad is Syria going to get it's ass kicked" to "let's kick Syria's ass!"
If Trump needs to send a stronger message this time, one option is to completely destroy Syria’s air force.
Or to put it another way: For a Second Strike on Syria, Trump Will Have to Go Big
The unpopular kid, Syria, tries to appeal to reason, but when has that ever worked?
The Syrian Red Crescent issued a statement Monday dismissing the allegations of a weekend chemical weapon attack in the city of Douma. The statement insisted their medical personnel in the city had found no evidence any such attack took place.
That's crazy talk. Next they'll be saying that the Gulf of Tonkin incident never happened.
And speaking of Golden Oldies, Syria is being accused of genocide by the people that want to commit genocide.
Much like 2002, there is very little talk about "...what then?"
I can't even say for sure what they hope to accomplish, except to kill some people.