This topic seems to be approaching inevitability. As news reports of massacre and crimes against humanity pour out of Syria, the discussion about US involvement will increasingly become more important. The UN has tried and failed to curb the violence between pro-government and rebel forces, and sadly, civilians are paying the price.
I (and the other admins of this blog) do not yet have an opinion on this issue. I'm not terribly knowledgeable in this subject, and I prefer (though not entirely) to stick to economic analysis. With that, I wanted to open up a debate forum that is centered on this issue. I think it's an important national/international subject, and I don't want it to go unnoticed and un-discussed. I also think that if people come here to share their opinions on both sides, we can all learn more about this situation.
What do you think? Should we intervene at all? If we did, how should we do it? I've heard of many possible solutions from arming the rebels to a full out attack on the Bashar regime. Should we stay out of this altogether? Would another conflict spread us too thin?
This is an open forum; all comments and opinions are greatly appreciated.