Syria should have been pulled inside the US sphere of influence after the fall of the Former Soviet Union. It was a US failure not to court and win Syrian allegiance in the post-Soviet era. It should be the US providing arms and holding Syria under their influence the same as is done with Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Israel should be surrounded on all sides by Arabic nations that are under the US sphere of influence, including ownership of US weapon systems.
Key U.S. House Democrat cites troublesome issues in Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: Report: Russia signs arms deal with Syria