History Lessons: Who's Who in Syria

The Assad regime slaughtering Syrians now is a continuation of the Assad regime that slaughtered its own civilians then – the same regime Israeli leaders said could be trusted to protect us from Hezbollah, if only we withdraw from the Golan Heights.

Just look at the bloodbath taking place in Syria for the past two years. There may be some new actors who have appeared on the scene, like the Al-Qaida affiliated Jabhit al-Nasra militia, but the dominant actors are old acquaintances – Bashar al-Assad and his Alawite minions, and the Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, run by Hassan Nasrallah, getting his orders from Teheran. Their deeds over the years have...