"Top Syrian military figure defects to opposition". I mean, is there even a hint of a slight exaggeration in this sensational headline in the Washington Post? Top Syrian military figure? I mean, is there no foreign editor to reign in the enthusiasm of those writers and journalists in the Western media? I mean, is there anyone who knows anything about Syria who thinks that the commander of Military Police is one of the members of the military elite in Syria? I know that Western media and Syrian revolution groupies are desperate for big gun defections, but some measured writing please.