Instincts tell us: beware of Syria
A nation's behavior is simular to that of a person. The Seven Deadly Sins of Pride, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Wrath, apply to both an individual as well as his country. It appears our tendency to enter warfare is usually due to our inability to avoid the most deadly, particularly Pride.
President Eisenhower warned us to avoid the perils of embracing the military-industrial complex of our nation. Weapons of war are converted by the military and industry gladly produces them
Our finer instincts should tell us to beware of Syria.