I don't understand why some of the Druze are supporting the effort to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.
The Baathists/Alawi in Syria, since they are a minority, have always been relatively tolerant of the smaller groups, like the Druze, and sought to include them in their coalition. Why would the Druze ever prefer Sunnis, many of them highly radicalized, as "rulers" of the country when it would seem obvious the Sunni's, if they were to take power would oppress the Druze. What is the motivation here?
Do the Druze somehow think if the Sunnis overthrew Assad, they would let the Druze live in peace? That seems like a crazy idea to me.
A typical description and summary of Druze opposition to Assad can be found in the Washington Post article "Syria's Druze minority is shifting its support to the opposition." from Feb 2013.