A few weeks ago, I read a sentence in passing in the Economist on Syria. It said something that I have been hearing from Syrians inside the country: that some people were originally opposed to the regime but that as of late they have turned against the opposition due to the bloody acts of the Free Syrian Army and other affiliated gangs. I tried to find the article to no avail: could that sentence have been deleted from the article? I don't think so. I don't think that Economist would stoop to the sneaky levels of the Times.