Lack of U.S. Peace Movement Solidarity with Syrian Uprising and the “No Good Guys Excuse”
'The Syrian Revolution’s grassroots civilian base still exists, and is still unified around democratic values. Its cadres have been killed and imprisoned by the Assad regime’s ongoing repression; marginalized by diasporic political bodies; and face increasing repression by extremist armed forces. But after the non-Syrian jihadists go home, and the contentious foreign agendas rearrange themselves, the people power of the civilian resistance will still be there, if its participants have not all been killed or imprisoned by then. They are not Islamists, and they are not “fractious,” they are nobody’s proxy, and they are the only hope for building a democratic post-Assad Syria.'