Now regarding those references to "activists" in all Western (and Saudi-funded and Qatari-funded) media articles about Syria. Now this reference was relevant and apt early in the uprising when the Syrian people were genuinely and spontaneously revolting against the oppressive regime. But now it got too old and too irrelevant. What does it mean to be an activist today? There are no activists left and I don't see demonstrations of protests or pro-regime demonstrations anymore. There is now an armed conflict. And those "activists" are assigned roles by the outside exile opposition. Yesterday, Al-Arabiyya (the politically sleazy news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law) interviewed via skype an activist from Damascus: he proceeded to read haltingly a text from his computer in which it said: I can tell you that there is now a massacre being perpetrated in Hayy Al-Qabun in Damascus and then suddenly the text contained salutations to the heroism of the Free Syrian Army. From his bedroom, mind you.