Assad is just a poor guy who inherited a mess. The anti-Christ would be the leader that everyone loves and sees as the solution to the problems in the middle east, as far as I understand prophecy.
I bet this all ties into the breaking story that Obama’s brother is in muslim brotherhood and got special IRS treatment by the same woman who went after tea party. So Obama brother sets up charity by order of Obama to funnel weapons to brotherhood, includin morsi, for shipment to Syria. But deal goes bad, morsi orders executions, that’s why military took overafter finding out.