The dithering, inept leadership from the White House has made the situation even worse, because Syrians fighting for democracy and rule of law know they can rely on America for no more support than when President Obama abandoned the students of Iran's "Green Revolution" to the brutality of the mullahs.
Western intervention in Syria might have produced a good outcome over a year and a half ago. The rebellion against Bashar Assad's dictatorship began with Syrians inspired by the shift to democracy that seemed to be sweeping through the Muslim Middle East.
But now the Syrian rebellion, like the rest of the "Arab Spring," has been overrun by depraved Jihadists trying to impose a tyrannical form of Sharia that could make even the serial killer Bashar Assad look like Marcus Aurelius.
As Henry Kissinger famously said of the Iran-Iraq War, "can they both lose?"
|At the pro-Assad rally
Some of them were out yesterday on a muggy Toronto afternoon, the last day of an excessively humid August, dragging along children with Bashar Aassad's dour, moustached face emblazoned on t-shirts above the caption "we love you."
Why is it that they are so passionate in their zeal to protect a vicious mass-murderer?
Some are Syrian expats beholden to the regime.
But others are working for the interests of Iran, and Syria is one of the Iranian dictatorship's few allies. And they are becoming frenetic with worry as one of the last holdouts of tyranny sympathetic to the Khomeinst regime is on the ropes.
These people who are so devoted to Iran include Canadian radical leftists like those in the so-called Canadian Peace Alliance.
|Sid Lacombe at the 2013 al Quds Day rally
One of Lacombe's stooges is an oddball named Ken Stone, who was present at a pro-Assad rally in Toronto yesterday.
|Ken Stone (in hat) and Ali Mallah (beard)
at pro-Assad rally in Toronto
Also at the pro-Assad rally was the notorious union apparatchik, Ali Mallah, an individual who suppressed Canadian Union of Public Employees criticism of the genocide in Darfur because it makes Muslims and Arabs look bad.
The Canadian servants of Middle Eastern dictators and their useful idiot acolytes are among us. Professing to care care about Human Rights, what they actually care about are the totalitarian dictatorships to whose interests they are so closely aligned.