Regarding my post yesterday about "activists" in Syria: and those activists are all residing in rebel-held areas, or what are called by Syrian "revolutionaries" "liberated areas". But should not those activists be located in government-held areas as they aim to overthrow the government? But my question to Western correspondents (and to Amy Goodman of DN) is this: how do you obtain their phone numbers? Is there a Directory of Syrian Activists? Or do some media centers and opposition outfits which supply with those numbers? But do you trust those who supply you with the numbers? How do you verify that they are indeed activists and not rebels, or not people lounging in hotel lobbies in Istanbul? How do you know?