And yet throughout history people armed with wooden boards, steel bars and stones have gone up against tanks and eventually won the fight. They do that by using those things to become better armed.
I'm not going to get into the politics of what's going on in Syria or anywhere else. I'm just going to say that when push finally does come to shove, wherever that takes place, there are usually an even number on both sides but one side seems to recruit replacements faster and more willingly than the other.
The important thing is to understand when push has really come to shove, as opposed to merely being "upset" over the way things are.