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.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison