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Should we support Assad's Syrian Government (yes) or the Free Syrian Army Rebels (no) in the ongoing Syrian Civil War?

Asked by: Greematthew
  • Assad only legitimate leader

    If you oppose assad, you support isis. If you are not part of the solution, you are the problem.
    Fund Syrian government and watch them take back the whole country and bring peace.

    Long live Assad long live Syria

    Say no to terrorists

    Say no to us backed rebels.

    Peace.

  • Yes: It's the better of two evils.

    If you would have asked me this question near the beginning the the civil war, I would have gone with the rebels. However, these rebels have become hijacked by Al-Qaeda, going from a rebellion to a terrorist organization. In addition to that point, I support Assad over the rebels because of the fact that if the rebels defeat Assad, Syrian will become a radical Muslim country. If this wasn't bad enough, the radicalization would spread into Lebanon and Israel, which poses a threat to the only somewhat "secular" states in the Region.

  • Should I cut off my left arm or my right arm?

    This does bear an uncanny similarity to the western support for those lovely fellows in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the Mujahideen. Abiding by the 'The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend' argument has had a severely detrimental effect on the world, especially in the Middle East. Assad is fascist, the FSA are Islamist; which one is worse? No one can judge which of the equally repressive ideologies is the least bad, so it should be left to sort itself out. The Syrian people will side with whichever side they want, and democracy is an inevitable result of time. Revolution is not the answer, we must leave Assad's regime in power so that the status quo becomes so intolerable that he has to introduce reforms and give way to democracy. All revolutions lead to undemocratic governments, and only through peaceful botton-up reform can a country truly become a democracy.

  • False choice, both are evil.

    This question was already asked in another form. We should support neither Assad's regime or the so-called rebels, which are really your garden variety collection of Al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic terrorists. So you essentially want to do what you say was so evil about Assad. Furthermore, the leaked video on the Internet looked staged in my opinion and without any concrete evidence you cannot even say such an attack ever occurred. America should steer clear and provide nothing to either side. Let our enemies fight among themselves.

  • Ask a Syrian

    None or very few Syrians want a theocracy. Remember a few things before you go on a rant regarding Dr. Assad's Syria. Free healthcare and education. No forgein debt. Secular society, as many females as males at Damscus University. Dr. Assad had no personal security detail before the war. Many people wanted changes of some sorts in 2011 as people do in any country. People in the west have to understand that these changes were about more equality, less corruption ect,not to change to a bacwards relegiously intolerant place. The ethnic makeup of Syria is a part of the national identity of (almost) all Syrians, and Dr. Assad is the sole protector of this.

  • War is dumb

    If we go into war with them then it will just start a lot more problems that we won't be able to fix. We can not afford to have anymore countries hate us even more than they already do. If anything I think that we need to back off and stop arguing. War doesn't solve anything.

  • Push Back The Islamic State

    The Syrian Government is fighting ISIS and we should be doing the same. All the rebels want in Syria is for Islam to be FACT. Right now I am terrified about what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq. All we need to do is push them out of Syria and find and punish their leaders.

  • Push Back The Islamic State

    The Syrian Government is fighting ISIS and we should be doing the same. All the rebels want in Syria is for Islam to be FACT. Right now I am terrified about what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq. All we need to do is push them out of Syria and find and punish their leaders.

  • This is the most obvious choice

    If you think that the US should do nothing, then you are just inviting your country to get attacked by ISIS, who the Syrian Government is trying to defeat. If we help Assad, it will strengthen our relationship with the Russians. Our primary goal in Syria is getting rid of ISIS. We should also get civilians who do not like the government to go to another country. Changing the government cannot be our concern because Assad is the only qualified leader. He also has a good relationship with Iran, a US ally.

  • He is one of the more religiously tolerant leaders in the Middle East

    After a province in Syria was liberated by the Syrian army Christians felt safe to freely express their religion in celebrate Christmas. In the rebel and ISIS controlled regions it is borderline impossible to express one's religious freedom, unless one is a Muslim. The propaganda surrounding Assad's regime is solely based in the fact that he is pro-Russia. A pro-Russian (not communist) regime is almost always the better option than a lawless wasteland controlled by Islamist militants. (Somalia, Afghanistan).

  • It can't get worse.

    The genocide of your people through chemical weapons is just about the worst offense against the human race that can be committed. Perhaps some of the rebels are equivalent in their inhumanity, but many are not, and Syria is already a Muslim fundamentalist state under Sharia Law. The new government may be bad, but their is not much room to get worse.

  • Support the Rebels

    Assad has shown time and time again that he supports other terrorist organizations that are linked in aiding his government. He ordered the firing on innocent people protesting to begin this entire armed conflict. His use of chemical weapons and utter resistance to any form of falling back is why we the US should aid the Syrian Rebels.

  • Assad is the cruellest man

    Assad murders masses of innocent civilians like mothers, fathers, and infants. This is not about the civil war or its causes.
    THIS IS ABOUT THE GENOCIDE.
    Of FAMILIES.
    WHICH ALL YOU PEOPLE SAYING 'YES' FAIL TO NOTICE.
    Are you freaking BLIND??!!
    CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER BE A VICTIM OF VIOLENCE OR EVEN BE BORN INTO IT.
    They are STARVING and SUFFERING in their childhoods.
    I'm sure most of you people saying 'YES' never went through as much shit as them. You had enough food, enough water, shelter, love... I'm not saying you childhood was perfect because everybody has problems, but you didn't see your family shot mercilessly in front of your eyes, you the only remaining survivor, their blood soaking your hands and staining your ragged clothes.
    Fine, whatever, yes, no, the war.
    When you go there and witness it for yourself, that's only a little part of it, yet people feel physical pain at those sights.
    BUT STOP BLOODY KILLING PEOPLE, YOU MERCILESS, RUTHLESS, HEARTLESS, COLD MONSTER!!!!!

  • Assad supports terrorist organizations

    ISIS & Qaeda are not the only terrorists. Terrorists are any armed groups that commit violence for a political or religious cause, and Assad is supported by Shiite terrorists who deepen sectarian divides in the region and aren't any better than the Sunni terrorists, 2 sides of the same coin

  • Assad supports terrorist organizations

    ISIS & Qaeda are not the only terrorists. Terrorists are any armed groups that commit violence for a political or religious cause, and Assad is supported by Shiite terrorists who deepen sectarian divides in the region and aren't any better than the Sunni terrorists, 2 sides of the same coin

  • War is dumb

    If we go into war with them then it will just start a lot more problems that we won't be able to fix. We can not afford to have anymore countries hate us even more than they already do. If anything I think that we need to back off and stop arguing. War doesn't solve anything.

  • War is dumb

    If we go into war with them then it will just start a lot more problems that we won't be able to fix. We can not afford to have anymore countries hate us even more than they already do. If anything I think that we need to back off and stop arguing. War doesn't solve anything.

  • We should support NOBODY!

    Staying out is the best option. We should stay out, not get involved except for delivering aid and helping those who need help, and help out citizens who want to escape. That's the option which will probably will get the least people to hate us. It also will not get our hands dirty. Supporting Assad is supporting genocide and the Free Syrian Army could have some ISIS members. This is the best option.

  • Assad should rot in Hell!!!

    Assad is a sadistic psychopath, who should be executed by firing squad, along with his wife. I've always despise his regime. All tyrants shall suffer a premature end. Adolf Hiter is more of a comparison towards Assad's dictatorship. I wish someone would simply fire a bullet straight into Assad's corrupted ideas. Fascism is usally considered pure evil at best. The United Nations should slay the lion, while he is relaxing within his dark throne. Milosevich ecounted his downfall by the hands of citizens with revolutionary agendas. Mussolini was executed by his own regime. An endless battalion of bullets dragged Ceausescu's soul straight into the fires of hades. Assad should be classifed as a tyannical monster, and the representation of a cold-blooded individual, with the decision of operating an Arab holocaust.

  • The Syrian government should win.

    The Syrian government, based on what al-Assad said, will change. He said that they just needed more time. The rebels have become a terrorist organization, and if we let them win, they will invade other countries and become one. This is, of course, the ultimate goal of ISIS. Once again, I support the government.


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