COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT
Assad's war on his own country?
I'm sorry but that is simply a lie, and a gross one such as we'd expect from Pravda in 1954.
This war is a total artificial creation by the U.S. and its willing helpers.
They want to get rid of a leader they don't like and, importantly, Israel doesn't like.
The US also wants to run a pipeline through Syria which the legitimate government has declined to approve. For those reasons, mayhem has been unleashed and 400,000 have died.
Once you unleash the dogs of war, as America and its helpers have, all kinds of ugly things happen.
The country's armed forces are fighting gangs of cut throats inserted and armed under American auspices.