I’m rather unforgiving in my polemical style, but I do understand that many Assad supporters are not fascists or libertarians moving toward fascism. But many are Islamophobes or anti-Semites who believe in that Greater Israel crap. A good share of them are confusionists who jump on the bandwagon driven by celebrity journalists & writers.
The problem is that whatever political place you’re coming from, it all ends up the same: facilitating the victory of counter-revolution & dictatorship in Syria & setting back struggles for human freedom, especially the Palestinian struggle. Equivocation about where you stand doesn’t make it any better. Either you stand with democracy & the Syrian revolution or you stand with Assad & dictatorship. War & revolution don’t offer any middle ground.