Now we have a new situation as the west has decided on punitive action. We do not know what this action is to be yet, although we do know what some of the consequences might be.
One of the factions that has been attacking the Syrian government over the last two years is Al Qaeda and it is possible that the locals in the region [Middle East] will see the this punitive action as siding with the rebels. Now that cannot be good!
Also what exactly are they going to bomb?
Not civilians naturally, but then do military targets make sense, when we know have evidence of the Syrian government having chemical weapons. Surely if military targets are hit and include stock piles of these chemicals the reaction on the ground will be mayhem.
If parliament sanctions the hit and it takes place, then what next?