The Syrian regime succeeded after nine months to transform the peaceful revolution into a military revolution by committing crimes against civilians and forced them to carry arms to defend themselves.
It is clear that he got international guaranties not to get attacked in the coastal areas. The international powers, fearing a blood bath in those areas, forbade the rebels to attack them. This month's victories were not followed by the feared massacres. That did not fit with Assad's plans. The international concerns were put to rest.
His crime today and the use of the chemical weapons to kill more than thirteen hundred persons in their beds is nothing than one more tentative to harden the position of the rebels hoping to create a situation to commit the international community to an Alawit state.
I would say, in your dreams. This is a collective suicide on the part of the regime supporters. If they want to commit suicide let it be their choice.
USA paid 850,000 men in its civil war in order to keep its land integrity. I do not think that the regime supporters have 850,000 men.