The most important issue that people keep forgetting is that the people also demand accountability. One cannot oversee the fact that in Egypt and Tunisia, accountability was a major demand. In Yemen, putting Saleh accountable was a major demand that split the opposition during GCC sponsored negotiations. And now Turkey is taking the GCC route, finding ways to keep the regime, "blame it all on Maher". Maher is a general; he is Mladic. His brother, the president, is Karadzic-the political authority. If you are not sure which side is in control, let a court decide.
"Signalling a further loss of patience with its former ally, the Turkish government sent an envoy to Damascus with a letter calling for the immediate removal of Maher al-Assad, dubbed Syria's "thug in chief", from his post as commander of the army's elite Fourth Division and Presidential Guards".