Very good analysis. Yes, Israel, now that you mention it. The elephant in the room. It won't go down without a big, big fight. They all want it in the Mediterranean. The world hates Israel just as this hatred made WWII possible. I say it is the massive evil of Germany still doing its work. So Germany is still in there. You know, I remember as a child hearing about the violent birth of Israel in 1948. It terrified me. Let Hitler win, let it be over, it's what the world wants.
As to the US now, from what I did hear yesterday there is little chance that Congress will agree to attack Assad. Now if Bush had gone to Congress before marching into Iraq and Afghanistan, we might have a very different world today. What we need to do is find ways to help the thousands of refugees. I see the children in Jordan, in Turkey and know what that is all about. Israel needs to accommodate all of them.