November 8, 2012 • Editorial

Who do you cheer for in Syria?

It has been something of a gut instinct — a visceral reaction — for many to voice unequivocal support for Syria’s rebels fighting to oust Bashar al-Assad, a dictator who, like his monstrous father, has no qualms about massacring his people. On the one side, you have the government — fighting against its population with tanks and jets. Some rebel groups have received nonlethal aid from the U.S. and its European allies.

Other groups are armed by Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

It’s hard to make the argument that there is a clear “good” guy in what has turned into a nearly Login to read more

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