Only yesterday it appeared that the US "ally" Germany was supporting a military strike against Syrian dictator Assad's forces:
Westerwelle emphasized that if the use of chemical weapons "was confirmed, then the world community would have to act. Then Germany would be among those who would support consequences."
However, this morning Die Welt reports that Germany refuses to participate in any military action in Syria. The foreign policy spokesperson for the ruling CDU party, Philipp Mißfelder, has explained that the Bundeswehr is already overstretched, which is why it cannot take part in any action.
The rich Germans never seem to run out reasons for non-action. Hopefully they will at least support US strikes, and not again side with Putin's Russia ...