Wednesday, April 25, 2012


"In Damascus, an intelligence officer was shot dead in Barzeh, a northern suburb, according to a statement from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in Britain. The man was suspected of identifying local protesters for arrest."  Suspected? Who suspected him, Mr. MacFarquhar? Who?  Your friends on Skype?  Will this be the way in which the murder of all `Alawites be reported in the paper?