- Published on Friday, 01 February 2013 00:30
No matter how you slice or dice it, judging from the dynamics on the ground and from utterances and actions by leaders big and small, whether in Damascus, Moscow, Cairo or Tehran, the bloodletting in Syria is far from over. The humanitarian spillover of uprooted misery is just the backdrop to the tug of war on the ground between rebels and Assad regime loyalists, and to the white-knuckled tenacity of the Syrian regime as it mauls and ravages Syria’s cities, universities, society and countryside. Rebel forces are giving back as good as they get, with equal impunity and ghoulish disregard for suffering and human rights, even if not on the same scale as the regime.
Heroism on the battlefield is nonexistent when the rules of war are so grievously trampled on. There is a more valiant battle being fought, however, and it is opening new frontiers of the mind in Syria. It is that of reporters, local and foreign, and all those helping them in excavating the truth from the ruins all around.
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