Support for the Assad regime & its Iranian, Russian, Hezbollah, & US allies represents the triumph of ‘war on terror’ ideology over a struggle against dictatorship. There is no greater betrayal of antiwar & human rights principles nor greater racism than advocating bombing of civilians to save a regime. Those in the antiwar & socialist movements who spearheaded opposition to the Syrian Arab Spring will limp into oblivion while we must build a new antiwar movement solidly based on principles.