South Africa, like these wise nations, and the Vatican, has condemned violence by ALL sides!
'The UN largely put the blame on the Syrian government and called for all parties to follow Annan’s six-point peace plan. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and others were quick to draw conclusions and called for more drastic measures to be taken against President Assad. Russia and China urged caution in pointing fingers, saying both sides were to blame. '
Russia Today | 'Iran: Syrian intervention 'will be defeated'' by staff at 09 June, 2012, 07:29 Russia
The REAL cause of the Syrian Syria Massacres! Life of man in the state of war is 'cruel, brutish, short' - T Hoobs.
'While the Syrian opposition forces have been guilty of violence, abuse, torture - as stated in a report released yesterday by the NGO "Human Rights Watch" - in Homs there is "an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians", carried out by members of the "Brigade Faruq", close to Al Qaeda. So says a note sent to Fides by the Syrian Orthodox Church, which includes 60% of Christians in Syria. Militant armed Islamists - says the note - have managed to expel 90% of Christians in Homs and confiscated their homes by force. ' -Vatican Agenzia Fides | 'ASIA/SYRIA - Abuse of the opposition forces, "ethnic cleansing" of Christians in Homs, where Jesuits remains' by Staff at 21/3/2012
I think that the rebels hostage taking for money should also be noted here, this isn't devels versus Angels, and taking the opposition at their word is dangerous, it only adds violence.
Global Post | 'Inside Syria: You will never guess who arms the rebels' by Tracey Shelton at June 7, 2012 06:02 USA Time