“We will be lucky if those campaigns [in Mosul and Yemen] end with the green buses. There were no green buses in Gaza. There were no green buses after the Nato bombing in Yugoslavia. I think we need to give the [Syrian] government a little bit of credit for what has been a relatively peaceful end to this terrible period."
Peter Ford, former British Ambassador in Syria, quoted at length in this article, considers the Syrian regime a less evil than victory for the rebels.
It is hard to argue otherwise, yet the major British and American papers assume that a rebel victory is preferable, as does the British government and as did Hillary Clinton. Though she no longer matters. The wind has blown her away.