I cannot believe that in the space of a couple of weeks the rebels have gone from a rag, tag, bunch of ill equipped civilians to a force capable of pushing back a well armed, well motivated government force. It was the same in Libya. The rebel forces have suddenly swung a battle and are knocking out government tanks willy nilly!
It is my contention that they were so out gunned and so out manoevered that it would be impossible for the rebel force to raise its game to the required standard in this relatively short period of time. I would contend that someone is doing their fighting for them.
President Assad has stated more than once that foreign troops are fighting on Syrian soil. The continuing close involvement of William Hague in this matter, which has nothing to do with the UK, makes one wonder if some of these troops are not British. Assad has also stated that he is prepared to use chemical weapons on foreign troops. Someone is playing a very dangerous game!