They are loosing Afghan war and it would be unthinkable that under present financial climate they have the ba**s to even interfere. US seems to have lost all its influence and can now only afford the war of words. I am sure Russia & China are the emerging powers.
Hundreds protest by Tel Aviv club where 'rape video' was filmed calling for club's closure (Haaretz)
from the article: Russia, China warn West not to intervene in Syria, following U.S. threat