In Syria, the victims no longer have names
Child beggars, an epidemic of rape, and graves that no normal citizen can afford to ignore no longer shock the world. The world is now bored by Syria, and turning its attention to other things.
The war in Mali has pushed the horrors in Syria to the sidelines. While there is something to the danger to the oilfields and foreign citizens in Mali, the tens of thousands of corpses, the stream of refugees and the incidents of rape occurring in Syria are being shoved to the margins of the news.