…Syria is in an uproar. Sound familiar?
As with similar situations before, the rebels can easily be overpowered by the government, if their numbers don’t reach a critical mass, and if the army and police stay loyal to ruler Assad. Otherwise, all bets are off; there’s probably a limit to how far Russia will go to protect the rulers there.
Unlike Egypt, Syria is not an ally of ours; that may even be an understatement. So it’s easier to say that in the event of an overthrow in Syria, the replacement government probably won’t be much worse.