Here's an interesting statement from Dr. Bashir-
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the US is trying to destabilise Syria by providing political protection for "gangs" operating in the country.
In an interview for German TV, Mr Assad also said Saudi Arabia and Qatar were arming "terrorists" in Syria. He also accused Turkey of giving the "terrorists" logistical support.
What is the Baathist Party other than a very well-armed gang? Granted, it is a gang that has been the recognized government of Syria for a few decades, but one that gained that power by gun-point rather than the open support of its people.
Yes, most nations start that way, having kicked out the previous rulers in some extra-legal fashion, but the good ones establish themselves and earn their legitimacy at the ballot box. The bad ones either don't bother with democracy or set up a one-party state to give the facade of popular support.
Also, the winners don't get tagged terrorists. Try calling the Boston Tea Party a terrorist act and see their modern namesakes start to take offense; if a Syrian resistance group did that to a load of Russian goods in Aleppo harbor, that would be a terrorist act, albeit one that was bloodless.