My solution.........I disagree with Z. Syria came a day short of over running Israel after the Egyptians and Syrians did a coordinated preemptive attack on Israel in 1973. America came to their rescue but we came incredibly close to a hot war with the Soviets who threatened to intervene if the Israelis did not stop once we replaced their tanks and planes and pulled off the brilliant bridge over the Suez to take out the SAMs and regain air superiority.
If the hypothesis of our foreign policy since that war is to not expose the world to a nuclear outbreak and carnage as Israel who if cornered by Arab nations where their survival was on the line retaliated with Nuclear, and then the Russians entered the fray escalating war and carnage. The foreign policy goal was valid, but at what price. We sit and blame the Russians for these bombings and the regimes carnage, but we are entirely responsible for the same. The only solution is to seek diplomatic no fly zones and an end to the American, Israeli, and Saudi interference in that country. Iraq has been neutralized. Egypt has been neutralized with American control of the military of Egypt. Iran has been strengthened to optimize American withdrawal, yet still poses a threat to Israel, but historically their have been strange connections between Iran and Israel which is quite different than the optics of Iran supporting terrorists groups. The only answer is diplomacy.