Assad has cooperated with Al Qaeda and many say helped build up ISIS, he has killed coalition troops, meaning Americans and Brits in IRAQ, Syria has been a designated terrorist state since 1979. I could care less what happens to him, the US led coalition defeated ISIS, Russia and Syria have not done much at all and ISIS would still be very powerful. The family has also aided in the killing of Christian leaders in Lebanon, it is nothing but Russian/Iranian/Syrian prop. that the only choice is ISIS, Jihadists or Assad, the genocidal killer.
References for all of this:
Kyle Orton, twitter, UK:
Another UK Labour Party advocate for Bashar. Actual extermination by the criminal state in #Syria is no concern of his, but potential future crimes by the rebellion - boy that's where he shines.
Robert Ford Retweeted Kyle Orton
Kyle was polite - he didn't mention the informal, tactical military cooperation that the Syr govt undertook with ISIS for ex, near Marea in 2015. Sometimes Syr govt/ISIS fight, sometimes they don't. There are no black & whites in the Syr civil war.
Kyle OrtonVerified account @KyleWOrton
Kyle Orton Retweeted Billy Bragg
Asad spent a decade assisting ISIS in Iraq, deliberately bolstered jihadists in the Syrian insurgency while murdering peaceful protesters, and let ISIS build its caliphate to force a binary choice -- the dictator or terrorists.
And as if Lockerbie Gaddafy was not involved in killing and murder.
Total Russian/Syrian/Iranian prop that it is a binary choice between terrorists and the Assad regime.