Analysis Assad Is Panicking, Russia Is Frustrated - and Asma's Cousin Calls for Blood

While a vehement letter by a member of Assad's family spreads across the Arabic web, Syria does not seem to be closer to a resolution for the strife in Syria.

"I forgot to tell you, my relative, that my love, the city Homs, was destroyed. There is no reason that you would take any interest in that. Nothing ties you to it. You never traced lines on its sidewalks to play hopscotch with the neighborhood kids, you never carried a tray of food over to your neighbors there, and you never walked down its streets in adulthood, with guys calling out to you. Nor was your...