The war in Syria has no “good guys” versus the “bad guys” scenario since both sides are perfectly capable of murdering and slaughtering their opponents. New reports reveal that Islamist rebel militants entered Alawite villages in Syria and proceeded to murder those of that branch of the Muslim faith. These creatures of hate also raped numerous women as part of their struggle with the government of President Bashar al-Assad. As units of the Syrian army entered an Alawite village that had been over run by rebel forces they “found two mass graves with 140 bodies.” The victims had their throats slit. Bodies of babies were hanging from trees.
In one sense, President Obama is correct in not ordering the destruction of the Assad regime. If it quickly collapses there will be slaughter of the innocent that is just as horrible as what daily occurs under supervision of the Assad regime. This is a conflict in which the only victor will be Death.