"Many Europeans and Americans, including influential decision-makers, are 100 percent sincere when they say they’re disgusted by the Syrian regime." Of course, they are sincere. Those are people who have a long history of feeling the pain of the Arab people and being outraged at their killers and oppressive. In fact, i would argue that US congresspeople are 140% sincere. But he does not explain if they are sincere also about their non-revulsion at the crimes of pro-US despots in the region.