A good summary of this issue by Dr. Kedar in his November Op-Ed piece is found at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/14132#.UsrDXptVsVU
in his article titled: "The Most Deadly Middle East Conflict is Shia vs.Sunni".
1300 years of conflict between the sects is hard to summarize but one quote is telling:
Recent reverses in Syria and Iraq, which undermined what the US and its allies accomplished in taking control of the region, have brought home to us the futility of involvement in the Arab/Persian theater.
US and Western casualties seem to have been for nothing and at this late date it seems to finally have occurred to our leaders that we should not invest any more lives in this conflict.
So you don't have to wade through the below to find out my opinion - here it is in brief summary:
Here is a message to the House which they should take to heart.
Arab Spring or not, most of them hate the West and in particular the USA.
We don't know which side is the 'Good Guys' and which are the 'Bad Guys'. Almost certainly both are anti-West, so how can we support either side?
Just reading the press reports we know that a former signifigant anti American and Isreali military force in the middle east is tearing itself apart and leaving their country in ruins. It will take 10-12 years for them to rebuild what they have destroyed in the last 2+ years.
If they are determined to kill each other then we should have enough common sense to keep out of it and let them get on with it.
We should just sit back and watch the radical nut cases kill each other. While they are busy with this they won't have time to also attack the West and there will be fewer of them for us to kill later.
A poll, conducted after U.S. officials claimed Syria's government killed thousands of civilians with chemical weapons, shows:
25 percent of Americans now support air strikes to aid rebels in Syria, while
41 percent said they are opposed. Another
34 percent said that they're not sure.