Assad's Dilemma: Blame Israeli Strike on Rebels or Retaliate and Risk Open War

Other options also don't bode well: Retaliating through Hezbollah wouldn’t stop the Syrian uprising and is liable to expose Iran’s limited ability to help its Lebanese ally now that Syria can't serve as a logistical base.

Reports from Damascus about the Israeli strike on its airport are getting more and more confusing. According to an opposition website, four or five cruise...