After the still entirely unproven chemical attack(s) of Assad troops versus the opposition forces/civilians, the USA seems to risk an open conflict and may even prepare a military intervention in Syria. At least media is mentioning this all the time.
What is the benefit the USA would contribute in such a scenario? It seems obvious, that Russia is against chemical weapon usage because of economic penalties from other countries. One could guess, that Assad is forced to follow Russias guideline not to use banned weapons, because he is entirely dependent this ally, but even if chemical weapons have been used (anyhow), there is currently no proof that Assad was using them.
Could it be that the NATO just escalates the situation to further weaken Russias economy?
Edit: I was right in my assumption that the USA escalates the conflict and prepared a military strike, therefore I vote to reopen the question, because the initial reason to put it on hold is not valid.