Sorry pat, but these rebels aka insurgents are dominated by AQ. Furthermore, the Christians support Assad which is why they're being killed. That tells me he is the lesser of the two evils. This is nothing more than a precursor to bombing Iran, despite betting a new govt willing to cooperate on inspections.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950