AT the start of this thing I didn't care who would win. All as bad as each other by my book. But looking at the actions of the so called 'FSA' and it's affiliated groups I'm starting to wonder whether Assad would have been the better choice.
He's no big fan of the West, but he was secular and we knew what he was about. He could be relied upon to be a rational actor.
His opposition? BY all accounts various groups of radical Islamists who have shown they are quite willing to commit war and hate crimes before they've even had a sniff of power. On that basis can we really believe they'll be any better than Assad in power? ANd if we cannot believe that, surely it's better to keep the known actor in place.
I sense a strong urge to tar a lot of people with the same brush.
Why not criticise the western backed states of Saudi Arabia/Qatar/UAE who are backing these Islamists?
Why the hell are there always arguments on these types of forums which cause offence to both sides?
They have no authority to do so. However it highlights the dangers of a new Islamic state emerging.