Undoubtly like myself everyone has been watching what has been happening in Syria.
What appeared to be a small uprising now seems to be spreading with the introduction of the supply of weapons to the rebels.
Is the West and Saudi Arabia trying a defacto change of government similiar to Libya?
My thoughts are the Syrian army is much more organised and professional than anything that Libya had to offer, does the West intend to have limited intervention i.e airstrikes? With Syria's good array of local air defence systems could be a good chance Syria could defend itself to some extent. (Taken from Wikipedia):
320 Lavochkin CP-75 Dvina/S-75M Volga (SA-2) launchers - under upgrade
148 Isayev S-125 Neva/S-125M Pechora (SA-3) launchers - under upgrade
48 S-200 Angara (SA-5) launchers
200 2K12 Kub (SA-6) launchers
60 9K33 Osa (SA-8) launchers
48 S-300 (SA-10) launchers
48 9K37 Buk (SA-11) launchers
N/A 9M311-1M Tunguska (SA-19) launchers
N/A TOR-M1 (SA-15) launchers
50 Pantsir-S1 (SA-22) launchers
This is excluding the 4000 + manpads etc
We have seen recently the bombing of the US embassy in Libya, has the Arab spring backfired in Libya?