Even two years ago, as you say, we had no reason to overthrow Assad. Assad is as good as we can get in that region. He represents 2-1/2 million relatively moderate Alawites, an offshoot of Shia Islam, allied with 2-1/2 million Christians, plus Druze and Ismailis. Assad has brought some of the 70% Sunni majority into the government and military. Collectively, they are holding back a tide of militant fundamentalist Sunnis in the form of the MB and AQ. The Saudi royal family and Qataris are financing these terrorists to replace Assad with a Sunni theocracy, all for their selfish petro-geo-political designs. They have once again looped the U.S. into using the CIA and the US military to executing their plan. The US, just as in Iraq, is being conned into expending our treasure and blood for the hegemony of Persian Gulf monarchies. Isn’t it time we stopped the forty-year tradition of allowing the Saudis to control U.S. foreign policy through their vast oil wealth? Frankly, you sound like a Saudi shill; no personal offense, that’s how it strikes me.
...but...but...all those inbred, goat ropers with no TP and camel-lust are no different than we are!