Re: Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?
The Al Qaeda backing in Syria is pretty well known. The 'revolutionaries' there are cold hard terrorists and fucked up even by middle eastern standards. They're funnelled by the saudi and Qatari governments out of prisons and terrorist cells into Syria to destabilise the country and region. They kill. A lot. Many are fundamentalist nutjobs that are connected to Al Qaeda and more or less are going to fuck up the country, and it's neighbours beyond belief
I'd argue they're far far worse than Assad, as hard as that is to believe. And the United States is funding them for the sole purpose of cutting off Hezbollah in the south of Lebanon of its weapons and missiles as well which would strengthen Israel's position and weaken Iran's.
Its all an intricate game of chess fueled by self interest. But all I know is, before these 'revolutionaries' popped up, Assad was universally loved by almost every syrian.