What supporters of the exile Syrian opposition don't know is that the US (and Israel behind it) does not want a regime change in Syria. This is the formula that whenever I explain, supporters of the Syrian regime on FB and Twitter makes them upset: there is an undeclared peace treaty between Israel and the Syrian regime since 1974. The regime has strictly adhered to that treaty which has kept the border with Israel quiet and peaceful. This is why the US and Israel wish to maintain that treaty by preserving the regime--with Bashshar (preferably weakened by them) or without him. The US does not want a dissolution of the regime or the military-intelligence apparatus in Syria.