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As the U.S. weighs its options for intervention, Syria is busy dispersing resources and moving people. When or if there are strikes against Syria, those missiles will be blowing up empty buildings.
In sharp contrast is Israel's reaction – they strike without warning. There is no discussion, and no coalition. They go in, blow things up, and justify actions afterwards. Other nations may get upset, but nothing ever happens.
CNN's Tom Foreman and retired U.S. Army Major General and CNN military analyst James "Spider" Marks outline the cost to the U.S. of losing the element of surprise in Syria.