That isn’t to say I think Reuters are particularly dishonest when it comes to reporting Syria, but how often is it you read something like this in regards to the foreign policies of the major ‘Western’ powers?
‘France’s active support of rebels in its former colony stems in part from a wish to secure trade interests’.
It’s not unusual to hear that Russia, or China, or Iran, or any of those other Official Bad Guys, are meddling in other countries because they have trade interests there.
But Us? Hardly ever.