US attack on Syrian airfield lauded by regime opponents in the war-torn nation
Fox News - 04/07/2017
However, others fear that the U.S. may have opened a can of worms that will only embolden the extremist’s opposition factions in the country.
“It’s unclear how big the US military response will be. I hope it’s limited to sending a signal to Assad that he cannot attack the population with impunity,” added Max Abrahms, professor of political science at Northeastern University. “My concern is that if Assad is toppled the power vacuum will be filled with Al Qaeda-type terrorists. A key question is what has been negotiated between the U.S. and Russia. Can they find agree on an alternative to Assad that won’t empower the terrorists?”