No doubt, the recent acknowledgment on the part of Hamas that it is abandoning Syria’s Bashar al-Assad assisted in Hillary Clinton’s contention that arming the Syrian rebels would be dangerous. In an interview with CBS, Clinton acknowledged that arming these rebels could place weapons into the hands of al-Qaeda and Hamas.
Not only would such a move arm America’s enemies against a much larger, more powerful, and stealthier enemy in the Muslim Brotherhood but it would further provoke Russia, China, and Iran. It makes about as much sense as jumping into a fight between two murderers and defending one of them against the other.
The best strategy for the United States relative to Syria would be to channel Switzerland right now.