Outside interests have armed and supplied the rebrels in order to topple Assad. This is an old and well tested strategy that America and others have often used iwith some success. Of course it leads to much killing and violence, but, if it topples the leader, then it is a success. Note the demeanor of those making the greatest outcry. Is anybodyy asking where the rebels got their weapons? No. They are only calling for the leader to surrender to the rebels. I wonder how Israel and America would handle armed rebels. Would the government flee the nation? Would they turn the nation over to the unelected rebel leaders?
Malaysia sends team to Reunion Island to see if aircraft debris is from MH370 flight (Reuters)
from the article: Half of Syria no longer under Assad's control, opposition says