Syrian National Council solved its problem: that it has failed to represent various elements of Syrian society. Yesterday, it issued a press release in which it "extended its hand" to `Alawites. This step--taken under US pressure--is expected to change the picture in Syria. In fact, there are reports already that thousands of `Alawites took to the streets and extended their hands in the air back at the Syrian National Council. Of course, the Ikhwan's Syrian National Council did not speak about the assassination of innocent `Alawites.