The media and (?) generated hysteria over the Sunni rebellion against the Syrian government has taken a new turn with the withdrawal of foreign ambassadors from Damascus and the expulsion of Syrian ambassadors across the world. Syria's response is to expel the Dutch charge d'affaires from their capital.
The Arab World is prone to signalling in international affairs. This expulsion is a signal that Syria is unimpressed by the "pressure" being exerted against her.
As Zbig said today on "Morning Joe" The Syrian uprising is largely a propaganda phantasm occurring spottily across the country. The Saudis, the Turks and the neocons want Assad overthrown for particular reasons of their own and to that end are manipulating the "imaging" involving Syria in the pursuit of regime change.
The Syrian military has largely held together, the government seems unmoved by external pressure and Russia is not yielding to pressure designed to eleicit condemnation of the Syrian government. Are the Russians providing military materiel to Syria? I doubt it. The country is saturated with weapons and ammunition. Is Iran continuing to supply Syria? Certainly. Why would they not? pl