I'm not in favor of destablizing governments, even those that seem oppressive. Many brutal regimes hold in check equally brutal factions that should not be permitted to run wild: I think the lessons of the 20th century should cause us to think twice about the supposed "benefits" of overthowing oppressive governments. I know most citizens are sensible enough to remember what happened in Yugoslavia after the death of Tito. Some people are better off under someone's boot heel. It's safer for everyone that way. In my opinion, the Syrian rebels fall into that catagory. I hope our idiots in charge don't help these rebels tear down the Syrian government. Nothing but misery will result.