On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that a US official briefed on the Obama administration’s prospective response to Syria would be “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not strong enough to provoke action from Iran or Russia. “They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,” the official said.
The Obama administration’s response to the Syrian crisis has prompted enormous debate throughout the international community, with France and Britain backing action, and Russia and China opposing it. Iran is closely allied with Syria, and has threatened action against Israel should the United States pursue military action in Syria.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).