Saturday, December 01, 2012

This is Syria...this is Damascus

The internet in Syria, like in all other GCC countries, is regulated and censored.  The government decides what people watch and see.  One should not be surprised to see the extent to which the Syrian regime wants to control cyberspace, just as Husni Mubarak did before his fall--to the disregard of international media.  But there is now a Saudi media-run campaign infecting some liberal academics on Facebook where people are posting lame words of solidarity with the Syrian people.  But my question to all those who are engaged in those revolutionary poses is this: why did you ignore all cases of murder of journalists and of car bombing of media offices by Syrian "revolutionaries" that you so annoyingly glamorize? Please go play in the garden or fly a kite, as we say in Lebanon.