Faisal Muqdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister has warned that his government will not remain silent in its response to any U.S.-led attack, even if it leads to World War III.
There isn’t any reason for the Middle East and the West to enter a conflict for Assad, neither in defense of him or to attack him.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
World powers tend to avoid armed confrontation and fight through their proxies. They have drawn the rules of confrontation during the Cold War and we haven’t seen fighting between American and Russian soldiers since the end of World War II. Even indirect involvement will only be in conflict areas where their interests are high, just like when George Bush sent 120,000 troops to liberate Kuwait, who had begun to arrive after weeks of Saddam’s occupation of the world’s fourth largest oil exporter.