And somewhere that evil old imperialist Rudyard Kipling is intoning:
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”
This is only a crisis if we care. If we simply ignore Syria there is no problem. However, intervention could easily lead to a widespread regional war involving the superpowers in conflict.
Again, ignore Syria.