Since conflict erupted last year, around six dozen journalists died. Many independent ones succumbed. Major media ones included London Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and New York Times columnist Anthony Shadid. Officially an asthma attack took him. Death by drowning is more likely.
Alawites and others considered Assad loyalists are imperiled. Many bravely hold firm. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said residents of Aleppo's al-Sabil neighborhood turned out in force.
A massive pro-Assad rally was held. Support was expressed for Syria's army. Expelling foreign terrorists was urged. Syrians know who's friend and foe. They stuck their necks out saying so.
Syria's conflict indeed may be at a dangerous crossroads. What affects Assad's government imperils the region. It can't avoid what Washington plans. Nor can other nations if conditions escalate out of control. The possibility is real and ominous.
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