Yes except Syria is a domino that has to fall before Iran can be easily attacked. Those oil companies do care very much about those oil contracts that will come their way when Iran falls.
This is blatantly misleading
... Micro nuclear weapons can be strategic and not cause "too much" damage and was ending WWII too much collateral damage considering whole cities were razed by conventional weapons and carpet bombing.
Ultimately the question is of whether or not a State should be able to assert its authority over the rebels. Many Americans, if not most, are Statists in that they believe the right of their leaders to do that but have been coerced to think that they are the exact opposite which is not at all true. If Americans are not rebelling against their government then why they would support rebellion against another government. It's not as if rebellion will fix the economic problems of the country which is the root cause of the rebellion in the first place. If they are against a non-representative leadership, then if opinion polls are any indication their leadership is not representative of their opinions and ethinicities now is it?
If by for "good" you mean to secure access to things like oil and convert nationalised oil assets to assets for oil programs... then yes "good" is right.
Yes because he's that smart. If there is one thing a rational dictator knows from Saddam's experience it is that you don't play chicken with the empire.
Nuclear weapons also just "burn" people. They are not used specifically for their fallout either. What's the problem?
The point is not to eliminate violence, only to organize it to serve the interest of the empire. Violence is a powerful too that can be used to justify all sorts of horrors in order to stop it. The US and the CIA lit the fuse, now they're going there to put out the fire.
But the "evil regime" and the WMDs hiding in deep bunkers inaccessible only to secret intelligible sources whom when leaked get diplotmats killed under mysterious circumstances.
All these comments are from pro-Israel, anti-Iran interests that I am sure have the well-being of Iranians, Iraqis, and Syrians at heart when they beat the war drums. Chemical weapon use by the United States and its NATO allies in terms of white phosphorus and depleted uranium are common and justified as necessary for breaking the back of the opposition and "saving lives" of our beloved troops.