Obama's Perilous 'Surgery' in Syria

The much-heralded military strike on Syria will have a dangerous aftermath. Could Syrian retaliation on Tel Aviv, leading to Israel effecting a regime change in Damascus, be a tacit U.S. goal?

Western leaders are at pains to stress that the purpose of military action against Syria, if and when it happens, will be to send a message to President Assad that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. The goal, they have said repeatedly, is not regime change.