I'm assuming it has something to do with the FACT that Russia has the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction in the world, with over 39,000 tons of chemical weapons, and 4,650 active nuclear warheads.<br />
Russia has an estimated 367 ICBM land-ba<x>sed nuclear missiles in silos (with 1,248 warheads), and 13 SSBN with 591 warheads.<br />
Russia has 12 submarines carrying 609 nuclear warheads.<br />
Russia has 76 bombers carrying up to 884 nuclear cruise missiles.<br />
I think strategy has a lot to do with dealing with Russia and Syria. Jumping in and making a decision without having all of the facts will certainly lead to unnecessary destruction and loss of life.
As much as I admire your gusto, the US track record in wars for the past while hasn't really been that great. Maybe you guys should take up a new hobby like checkers.
Russia has lots of nuclear weapons more than USA does
Yet the U.S.A is still the only nation to actually use nuclear weapons on an enemy...
Well, during the cold war, when it was the Soviet Union, we were pretty paranold. I remember being a school girl during the "duck and cover" drills that we foolishly thought might save us in the event of a nuclear bomb attack by the Soviets. Many people were convinced they were just waiting for a chance to make America Communist.
Speaking only of "modern" history, I guess you didn't consider Germany civilised before the Holocaust or Eastern Europe civilised before Kosovo. This would hardly be the first time so called "civilised" nations were complicit in mass murder, even in modern times.
We are stretched pretty thin at that moment. By your age and history I can understand why this is a sensitive issue for you and the anger must run deep. I don't want to belittle the situation at all. I don't think we are in a place where we can do anything about it besides vote in some UN sanctions sad to say.
There was this thing called the cold war......could be that Russia has naval ba<x>ses in Syria.....oh and the fact that we still have thousands of megatons of Hydrogen bombs pointed at each other.