The Syrian government has descended into the same maelstrom of violent State repression by authoritarian regimes that we have seen engulfing Yemen, Bahrain and, of course Libya. It remains to be seen how horrific the violence will become, and whether it will force the nationwide Syrian protest movement to take up armed struggle. Right now, however, things are looking more polarized than ever, as the regional pro-democracy movement manifest in Syria locks horns with yet another Ancien Re'gime in the Middle East, as shown in this al Jazeera photo and the following videos:
In this latest video, Syrian state apparatus purported to even be attacking funeral processions now:
Also the following, very recent street scenes.