Please Note: Before you wig out and reach the stratosphere in a ranting screed, please read this. I am not making a statement pro or anti-Assad or Syria. It is well-known that I have been pro-Assad even to the point of visiting Syria with his protection. Here is ONE assessment with evidences. If we are going to understand this Middle East conflict then we must view all sides and examine all the evidence. Only the cold, hard truth will lead to resolution. I have been shocked that opinions on both sides have defended their positions without any evidence whatsoever.