Retribution. Let me address this points quickly and then fixate on the current subject this thread centers upon.
The Arabian governments have always kept their people in the dark about most of their political affairs , and even internal affairs. But it all backfired at them when the media became available and fluid within their reaches. Since the rulers never bother speaking to their people , the people were quick to believe anything a foreign media source would say. And the fruition of all of it is what lead to the ' Arabian spring '. When there's a royal family ruling a country , like Saudi and the rest of the gulf countries , you'd know poverty will be an issue. That may not reflect on a country like Qatar since their population is quite small in comparison to their oil resources.
Islam and its factions though. I am not sure what to call them , some can be considered as sub-religions. Take the Shee'ah for example. Little do people know that we , as Muslims , consider them as heathens. They do not believe that Mohammed is the true prophet. ( But let's not get too deep into that ) And yet , Shee'ah , is the main belief in Iran and Iraq. So even those who actually have so much beef with the US are not even wanted by the majority of Muslims. Heck even Iran switched its attention from Iraq towards the Gulf countries after the second Iraq war. They're just not attempting anything because the US still have its own reasons to be in the saudi soils.
I have to take this one from a personal view , and say that I am human before I am muslim or a Saudi. I value the human life more than I value morals. However , some idiot thought they can bring glory or god knows what with what they did in 9/11 and that brought a shitstorm all around the world. The Americans hates us because of the 9/11 incidents. The muslims hates the American because of Guantanamo. ( That had a major impact on everyone. Sympathy was the theme when 9/11 happened , but when the US retaliated that way , Muslims didn't appreciate it. Even when it can be justified as the US being very protective of its people and land. Its just how things happened. I don't judge. )
Now for Syria , everyone is taking an interest as it serves for their own political gains. I mean people are being slaughtered every day , and they ponder if they can save them or not. Nobody gave a damn about Lybia when a strike was initiated , even when there was oil fields to hoard. So why Syria? The Arabic Joe would think ' Syria is close to Israel , so America wants to take them down to protect Israel '. Its funny how most Arabian individuals relate any political situation to Israel. What I really think? Russia , Iran and China just wants to use this incident to fortify their ideals later own. Even if the US strikes Syria , I don't think Russia or China will interfere. They'll just hold it up and use it at a later time.
With all that said , I hope I didn't drag along too much. I valued your opinion and your vision of the whole situation , and I hope I presented the ideas in an acceptable manner.