What is currently going on in Syria is indeed troubling. I think a nice gesture would be for the US government and its allies to airdrop supplies and weapons into towns and villages to aid Syrian rebels. I'm thinking crates full of M-4 rifles with the words "A gift from the free people of the United States of America to the free people of Syria. May the right of the people to keep and bear arms never be infringed" stamped on them. Let the people of Syria be armed and rise up against their malevolent dictator. Of course, the CIA is probably already doing such a thing, right? History will tell.
This is rare occasion where I actually agree with Senator McCain, who recently said that we should arm the protesters. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland responded “we don’t think more arms into Syria is the answer," but I disagree with that. In this case, more arms is the answer. Too bad Syria doesn't recognize the right to keep and bear arms. Let that be a lesson for all.