The Christians — you sound as though this mass slaughter is only prevented by Assad. That’s pure supposition on your part.
No, it’s not. It’s the opinion of people FROM THERE, the ones I communicate with semi-regularly, and all Syrians that I personally know (some hundreds).
The fact you seem surprised by something that I thought was common knowledge indicates that there’s some homework still to be done.
Removing Assad Will Cause Millions of Christian Deaths
All religious minorities. Like what happened in Iraq and Libya.
At some point, you’d think we’d learn from the recent past, and stop having to prove the same point over and over again.