NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As investors await the Federal Reserve's policy meeting in September, the Syrian conflict is filling the void in influencing trading.
Syrian rebels are trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Western powers have been hesitant to arm the rebel forces out of fear that al Qaeda powers may procure weapons that end up in the rebels' hands.
Now, however, Western powers have threatened to intervene because they believe Assad's government has used chemical warfare. Military action seems imminent
A Western attack would have global implications, especially considering Russia -- Assad's largest arms supplier -- opposes intervention.
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