"However, the Gaza-based Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has abandoned its headquarters in Damascus and turned on Assad, has lately been increasingly vocal in its criticism of the regime." Where is Hamas vocal? Find me one statement against the Syrian regime by a major leader of Hamas? Hamas has been most timid in its position on Syria, basically hedging its bets and waiting for the final outcome before taking a real stand. And why is the Guardian, my favorite Western newspaper over the years, increasingly sound like the New York Times in its coverage of the Middle East?