Concerning Syria you express the same blindness and stupidity as Alex. You talk nonsense, firstly Assad was never elected in a fair election, so he can't be called a legitimate ruler, and secondly it is ridiculous that you blame the rebels (by the way: the majority of them is still Syrian, and also Assad gets support from Hezbollah and Iran) for what they are doing . Although they are not angels they haven't bombed civilian neighbourhoods. By far the most victims have been made by Assad, not the other way round. I am amazed to see that despite scores of well documented crimes there are still people around that are willing to excuse this Damascus monster. It might be an explanation for the fact that a lot of dictators have a longer life than democratically minded people wish. Maybe you also grew up in a dictatorship?
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: Syrian pilot defects, uses jet to bomb army positions