We have no interest in helping the Muslim Brotherhood overthrow the Assad regime. But I would go further. Civil war in Syria is actually the best real-world scenario for us in the coming years — the longer, the better.
It will be terrible for the Syrian people — especially for the Christians who, unlike in Lebanon, are a smaller share of the population and more dispersed, so they are likely to be able to organize militias and defend themselves. But I’m afraid their fate was sealed with the fall of Antioch in 637; so it’s a little late to worry about that now.
Our national interest lies in ensuring our enemies focus their savagery on each other, not us. I would disagree slightly with the Kissinger quote about the Iran-Iraq war that Andy cites: “It’s a pity they both can’t lose.” But they did both lose — half a million dead in eight years of vicious but inconclusive war.
Sometimes these bastards will tell you what is actually on their minds. "Hey how about a Civil War?" "Ya man the longer, the better!"
The sooner we get FEMA run reeducation camps the better. That is all I have to say about it.