There is a massive flaw in "Because Israelis wonder: what if these guys, one day, win against us? What exactly will they do to women and children here, if they kill their own?" for this questions assumes that dictators the likes of Assad do have something like "tehir own". They don't. They merely have their clan. When someone stands up against them, they try to break it with all might and brutality. Against their "own" people or against anyone else. No difference. Otherwise: why haven't the Syrians slaughtered lebanese christians during the 80s? Answer: There was no need, cause they weren't a real threat. Though, this said, it does NOT improve the quality of Assad et.al.
from the article: Israel, Syria, and the double standards of the Free World