"MAHER: You mean al Qaeda? Because we're basically arming al Qaeda. I don't understand this --
ALTER: There's a peace conference. If they don't go into that peace conference with at least some victories on the rebel side, the rebels won't show up. So the president is trying to bolster them enough so they can get to the peace conference.
MAHER: It's like picking sides in Game of Thrones. "
Transcript link here. Syrian deaths over time, here. BBC's comprehensive map of the violent factions who are often fighting each other, as much as they are fighting Assad, here. CSMonitor's take on the chaos here.
Frankly, I'd go with the Targaryens. It's wise to not bet against those who control dragons. It just sucks that in Syria, the closest Targaryen equivalent are the fundamentalist Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state... =( They both eat hearts as part of bizarre rituals. =(