I think you have "stealing" and "gaining booty" mixed up. The Quran allows Muslims to keep their enemies' property. Also, for those of you who think that war is simple, you're playing too much of those video games. Hama Massacre in 1982 did not end after Hafez al Assad gassed up to 40,000 people. Once the Muslim Brotherhood backed down, Assad senior began a campaign of arresting and torturing & publicly executing young men. Also, for the record, the USA is not supporting the FSA. They have never sent over any weapons. Don't believe what CNN or Fox. Those rebels have been disappointed with USA's broken promise ever since the US made such promise. USA wants secular Assad.