I am quite torn here. The US, Western and Jewish media is supporting the rebels 100%. This is because the West hates Assad due to his alliance with the anti-Israel resistance of Hezbollah, Iran, Syria and Hamas.
When I say that the Jews are supporting the resistance, I mean the Zionists. I have seen many articles by US-based Zionists in the press calling for Assad’s overthrow. Jew Lieberman called for the US to bomb Syria the same way we are bombing Libya. An article in the US press recently appeared authored by a US Jewish community leader calling for Assad’s overthrow. Debka wants Assad overthrown. Many Jewish and Israeli commenters online are 100% for the anti-Assad forces.
I haven’t the faintest idea what the line of the Israeli government is. The US government appears to be supporting the rebels, as is France, but France has a long-term imperialist interest in the region.
So, the rebels are supported by:
US imperialism, French imperialism and the pro-Zionist West in general.
The Jews/Israelis (Jews means Zionists).
Ok, look, anything that US imperialism and Zionism is for, I’m against. That’s all there is to it.
I went over the reasoning for their support for the rebels in a previous piece.
It goes like this:
International Zionism and US imperialism want Assad gone because this will deliver a smashing blow to the resistance wing in the Middle East of Iran – Syria – Hezollah – Hamas.
By taking out Assad, a Shia, we deliver a heavy blow to the Iran-Syria resistance axis. Iran must go it alone. The incoming regime will be Sunni and Iran-hostile.
By taking out Assad, we take out the Syrian wing of the resistance axis. The incoming Sunni regime is not likely to immediately play such a strong role in the resistance.
By taking out Assad, we deal a huge blow to Hezbollah. Hezbollah is supported by Iran, but that support comes by way of Syria. Taking out Syria leaves Hezbollah high and dry, and it will be hard for Iran to deliver weapons to them. The new Sunni regime is likely to be Hezbollah-hostile.
By taking out Assad, we deal a blow to Hamas. Hamas is supported by Iran, but that support goes by way of Syria.
The problem is that down the line, the new Sunni regime wants the Golan back as much as any Syrian does, and the Syrian Sunnis are very Israel-hostile. This could cause a problem with the US-Israel alliance down the road.
However, in international politics, who thinks long-term? No one does. Everything is short term. If USreal (US-Israel alliance) can deliver a heavy blow to Syria, Hezbollah, Iran and Hamas, then they are going to go for it. That the end result may be more problems down the road is not something they are going to think about. Their attitude will be, “We will cross that bridge when we come to it.”
I am also a Christian, and the Christians are 100% down with Assad. I am afraid that if we let this rebellion get out of hand, it will turn into another Iraq, and the Alawites, Christians and possibly Druze and Ismailis will be genocided by Syrian fundamentalist jihadists the same way the Shia and especially the Christians were genocided by the Muslim jihadis in Iraq. There is no way I am going to support another mass bloodbath with 1 million dead, including a Christian genocide, in Syria. Forget it. Not worth it.