Considering that 74% of Syrians are Sunni, this would imply that his enemies are mostly Sunni. I'm not sure how you would calculate the demographic of his opponents since he has presumably murdered people somewhat indiscriminately. I don't think Sunnis in Syria have much experience with massacre other than at Assad's hands. So yes, they will probably eventually take control. After that is anyone's guess, but retaliation against him and his generals would not be surprising. That is highly improbable. Even if you armed the minorities you could not convince the Sunnis to let this go. Presumably military attacks on civilian targets are appropriate concerns for people on all sides, and across all borders. It violates the rules of war, and the human rights declarations. Dictatorship, state-sponsored terrorism, violations of international law, and massacres of civilians are generally not what we equate with "protection" By what calculus does democracy not protect minorities? Every country has problems. What you did or did not see can not erase Assad's guilt, and that of his generals. Safe for who? Did you visit the prisons, or any mass graves? Did you check the outbound shipments for material support to international terrorists? Did you visit Hama? You know for a fact that none of the executioners lost a loved one to Assad and his generals. You mean no Islamophobe does. I imagine some number of Sunnis are happy with the idea. The same fear was voiced in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. How much of it came to pass?