I'm a big believer in clear headed and appropriate reciprocity . I'm much more for multi front insurrection than any blunt on Israel led attack. 50 mil to Druse, and Kurds from us, 1 billion from Saudis to Sunnis, and you can say goodbye to Syria.Other thing is that Syria is too clever to give away a pretext for a full scale attack on them.
What Obama makes is a vacuum ultimately. Once the shite (excuse my language) hits the fan, you wont see him in the ME at all. I just hope that the US signs up for a full embargo of Iran, meaning oil blocade, everything else can be done locally IMHO.But Obama is the biggest weakness. He has a full series of 'Love Is' on his bookshelves, open on the 'Embrace a Muslim and show you care'' page.