"Any leftist who is arguing for a "third way" solution to the Syrian crisis is engaged in self-delusion. This is not a political solution but an intellectual one which grants him/her the luxury of moral consistency which ultimately only serves personal interests like one's career and groupie followings--not the interests of a sovereign and secure Syria. The geo-strategic balance of power and the political exigencies at hand give us very little room for such irresponsible, "I- reject -both -sides" type anarchism. Where is this legitimate and powerful "third way" force that you speak of which champions resistance, individual freedoms and Socialist economics and which can successfully thwart the US-Israel-Nato and Arab moderate axis agenda for Syria in one fell swoop and reclaim your "hijacked" "revolution"? In the wishful thinking part of your mind, that's where. Do the rest of us a favour, choose a side of the fence to sit on and stay on it. The situation at hand doesn't permit wishy-washiness."