Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
If we are going to go by worst examples, the US military is far from not providing many of its own horror stories. Wasn't there a US soldier that killed sixteen innocent civilians in Afghanistan? And in another sphere, according to a report from the Pentagon didn't approx. 26,000 sex crimes take place in 2012 in the US military? This is supposed to be one of the most sophisticated, superior, trustworthy militaries in the world?
Assad's dictatorship is far worse than any group among the rebels and is committing far worse tragedies. There isn't anyone we should consider too extreme to support in the fight against such a cruel dictatorship.
These rebels at least deserve support for doing the dirty work of the war, something the US and other powers in the world have been too cowardly to take part in, and they are fighting a fight that is right, against a dictatorship. We should be united with them on this front no matter how much they may be enemies on other "fronts". No one is likely to become more of an enemy by supporting them and helping give them means to be part of something that is just, and be able to become a legitimate part of a better future for a country. I would argue supporting their fight in general, regardless of who they are, is an opportunity to turn some hostilities away from certain groups among them and let them become part of a legitimate direction instead of an illegitimate one.