It would be wise for people to distinguish between the Arab regimes & the Arab peoples whose interests in every single country are at odds. Or what were the Arab Spring uprisings all about? Assad propagandists have resurrected a skewed pan-Arabist mythology about the Syrian people being of one mind & breathing in sync with Assad–except for the head-chopping Wahhabi/Salafi terrorists, of course–but in autocratic & capitalist societies there is an unbreachable chasm between working people & rulers.