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the rebels are islamists who want sharia and kill alawites and christians.
The FSA is inexistent and has been for a long time now.
The kurds are separatists who want to take NE Syria.
And Assad is a dictator who lost all legitimacy. You tell me now, eco, who will you have supported? None. The only course of intervention in Syria is to destroy all those 4 groups and give the people democracy. And that means long time occupation, another Iraq basically.
In Ukraine, that's not the case now. There is a right course of action and there are correct choices -> the pro-EU protesters and the people they trust are the ones we need to be supporting. There is a chance for an easier happy ending, and a quicker happy ending to this. There is no easy way with Syria.
I don't think it's that... my thoughts are above.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Let me put it in a way you understand. By the time McCain said those words " give the right guns to the right people without puting boots on the ground" or something along those lines, there were no more "right people".