The view of each is affected by many things including Israel, resources, power and money.
But we appear to have learned nothing from Afghanistan, in trouble this week as extremists took Kunduz which was later reportedly freed, Libya, a largely lawless country since the west supported rebels in that country and decided to call them the legitimate government, Egypt where we supported the Arab Spring but the country has gone full circle although the regime master differs in name, and on the list goes.
Of an age to remember Country Joe McDonald and his anti-war protest song, that hit every nail on the head and spoke for a generation swept unwillingly into the Vietnam War, I find that I can still sing it in reference to so many recent wars, notably Afghanistan which fits all aspects perfectly.
I remember the Vietnam War albeit viewed from the perspective of an English teenager; I remember that in the end, after between 1.3 million and 3.9 million people had been killed, the war ended with North Vietnam ultimately achieving all of its strategic goals while the United States did not.
The United States of America suffered 58,220 U.S. military fatal casualties.
The Vietnam War ended April 30 1975 but America's involvement in conflicts around the globe continues; is it really for good intentions or hidden or specific agendas.
If you happen to be a civilian living in a country that is earmarked heaven help you.
Later October 1 - The Independent- Russia in Syria: Russian warplanes 'attack CIA-backed Syrian rebel groups' in second day of bombing
Why Stop the War opposes bombing Syria by UK or Russia