Remember when Syria was so important and Obama was preparing an attack? Yes, Bashar Assad was the next Hitler according to pundits on the Left, Democrats, Obama operatives and neocons who claim to be Republicans but are really just war hawks with self-serving ties to the defense industry. So what happened? Did Syria's army and the Syrian rebels come to a truce and lay down their arms (arms supplied to the rebels with the help of the CIA working with al Qaeda terrorists)? No, they haven't.
Well, there's not much in the news, except reports that plans are being made to destroy the chemical weapons. There are problems, though, that aren't being reported by major media sources. A cynic would say that the hoopla surrounding Syria months back was politically motivated and had nothing to do with protecting innocent Syrians as Obama claimed.
It's hard to tell what the major powers are conniving to make happen. Perhaps there's an effort to strengthen Turkey's role in the mideast, or perhaps the US, under Obama, prefers more Iranian influence, if Iran agrees to stop its nuclear program. What's a certainty is that America's involvement in this power game will not help Americans and will hurt many innocent people from mideast nations creating an even more entangled mess in the region. I'll bet on it.