Massacres in Syria and Egypt by the dictators are a result of the policies of the Western imperialist powers. Although the West is suffering defeats in various parts of the world but it is still playing bloody games to supress democratic forces. The West has always supported dictators like King of Iran, Ferdinand Marcos of Philippines and Augusto Pinochet of Chile.
The Sykes–Picot Agreement was reached to carve up and colonize the Middle East among Britain, France and Russia in anticipation of the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. This agreement was secret but The Russians exposed the agreement after the Bolsheviks revolution of 1917.
The days of the dictators are numbered. The question is not if but when these dictators will be toppled. The dictators supported by the West around the world will face the same fate like King of Iran, Marcos and Pinochet.