I'd like to see evidence of NATO or the USA supporting Assad because frankly it seems in their best interests to invade and replace Asasd with a puppet. Just because they're not the worst doesn't mean they aren't bad. Nobody is as bad as Genghis Khan. But they get shot if they peacefully protest the Assad regime and call for social change? That isn't admirable at all. No some of them are Islamic extremists trying to gain power from a potential regime change, like what happened in Egypt, but some of them are legitimate freedom fighters who should be supported. Hopefully they won't make the same mistake the revolutionaries in Egypt made when they trusted the extremists. BTW no hard feelings, I may disagree with you but I respect your right to a different opinion than me.