You Only Hate Assad Because Your TV Told You To
Caitlin Johnstone

You might have elected not to include it for some editorial concern, but I always like citing this Hillary Clinton email, from 2001 (well before the Arab Spring) in which she explicitly advocates a strategy to overthrow the Assad regime in an effort to weaken Iran / strengthen Israel:

Also the fact that we froze relations with Syria (after they helped us rendition people for torture mind you) in 2005 and then started provisioning opposition in at the latest 2009:

Anyway, thanks for being dope AF