Assad goes and a coalition is formed?, why provoke the Sunnis in Iraq and support Assad in Syria why risk a civil war in Lebanon. Welcome to threshold as you put it. No one knows what another person is thinking, that is how random murders and other crimes happen. People are predictable in that they are unpredictable. So who can say if it is strategic or religious intent. No compromise other than to submit to the will of the Persian will bring about the Mahdi, both are pretty similar in perceived outcome.
Four Libyan soldiers said killed in battle with Islamists in Benghazi (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu, your Iran dream is over