As a brief postscript to my previous post, I wish to comment on reports that have appeared concerning a supposed attack by Syrian rebels on a military base near Damascus.
The western media is treating the reports as true. As such they have been widely publicised and commented on. There is no warrant for this. Like almost all other reports coming out of Syria about opposition actions the reports about the attack on the military base originate wholly with the Syrian opposition. As I have repeatedly said in posts on this blog any reports that originate from one side or another in a conflict should be treated with skepticism. In this case the reports have not been independently verified. There are no grounds therefore to report them as true.