I do not want to downplay the severity or tragic nature of the Syrian Civil War. My heart goes out to those affected and I cannot imagine living in fear every single day. This war, like all wars, is messy. However, empathy is not necessarily a good reason for intervention.
The US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013 deems some American citizens as part of a second class, restricted from travel and at jeopardy for being labeled as "no-fly" because of their heritage and political beliefs.