OOOOOOHHHHH! A UN resolution will shiver me timbers!! I bet that will put those Syrians in their place! The UN is worth as much as air conditioning in an outhouse. Pretty much useless! Time for America to flip the rest of the worlds problems the bird and say see ya wouldnt want to be ya!! WE have problems at home!
US ambassador to the UN
After the Blix report there was talk about a resolution to use force but it was abandoned as the majority of Security Council members opposed it.[T]his resolution contains no "hidden triggers" and no "automaticity" with respect to the use of force. If there is a further Iraqi breach, reported to the Council by UNMOVIC, the IAEA or a Member State, the matter will return to the Council for discussions as required in paragraph 12. The resolution makes clear that any Iraqi failure to comply is unacceptable and that Iraq must be disarmed. And, one way or another, Iraq will be disarmed. If the Security Council fails to act decisively in the event of further Iraqi violations, this resolution does not constrain any Member State from acting to defend itself against the threat posed by Iraq or to enforce relevant United Nations resolutions and protect world peace and security
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
If a western coalition goes ahead with military action, no good will come of it. There are no "good guys" in Syria, or at least damned few and nobody knows who the hell they might be. No matter which side "wins" this civil war, the Syrian people will most certainly lose.
International belly bumping aside, this is a terrible, terrible idea.