Well, you can hope. It's worth listening to Dan Dicker's CNBC clip on this. Dicker's the smartest guy in America about oil speculation; he understands the financialization of the market and hates it, but he doesn't let his hatred influence his trading predictions (he's a former floor trader, and those guys are notorious for not having fundamental opinions about what they trade). Sadly, Dicker still thinks the risk is to the upside on oil prices right now. Like everyone else, Dicker could be wrong on oil's next move, but it's important to realize that just because Syria makes no fundamental sense, that doesn't necessarily mean the speculators will bring prices down.