String, here's a good place to start http://www.rt.com/news/al-qaeda-involved-syria-conflict-047/ And if you're going to criticize the source on the basis that it's Russia Today, well, I'll just turn around and criticize CNN and Fox. Bells, first of all, I'm not an idealist, so I don't care about "free speech" all that much. It's never existed anywhere, and it doesn't exist in the United States, either. And I'd rather have a secular Syria where minorities are protected than an Islamic state where they are not, despite the cost. It's cute how you are so passionate about what's going on in a country that's not even yours. Fact of the matter is, many Syrians support Assad and you are the one in a bubble (usually it's Americans who act like everything they declare is true for the entire world, I don't know if you're an American or not). The only reason I care is because I am sick and tired of the United States act holier-than-though all over the world. What fucking dipshits decrying Syria considering the 1 million they murdered in Iraq.